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Tag Archives: India
Today’s WTF story is from the The Guardian: An Indian village has banned unmarried women from using mobile phones for fear they will arrange forbidden marriages that are often punished by death, a local official said today. The Lank village … Continue reading
MSNBC has this photo which captures everything that is there to India today.
This attempt at humor in Time magazine caused a lot of anger among the Indian community. A doctor in California named Rahul K Parikh has written a rejoinder on CNN.
Here is an article from NY Times. A story about trains in China and a video which compares Chinese and US high speed rail plans. Another related story here.
Here is an innovative and laudable effort. The initiative installs rainwater collection systems on villagers’ rooftops along with a pipe system that pumps water to larger reservoirs. Sustainable Solutions provides some of the cash, and the villagers provide the rest. … Continue reading
According to this article, more than 118,000 people died on the roads in 2008 (latest figures available).
Remember the UN report about India having more cell (or mobile) phones than toilets? The 665 million people who defecate in the open have some hope. Vir.Mueller Architects from Delhi are building a community toilet in Delwara.
Apparently, stealing electricity in Germany is big new because it is very rare. Not, for example, in India where it a way of life for millions and causes huge losses. Just read this.
Here is a nice article about the project.