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  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by larylin
    +4 +1

    Rape in India: Kerala woman cuts genitals of 'rapist holy man'

    A 23-year-old Indian woman has cut off the genitals of a Hindu religious teacher in the southern state of Kerala, claiming he raped her for years. Police said the suspect, named as Gangeshananda Theerthapada, would come to the woman's house to perform prayer rituals for her father's health. Her mother had hoped the self-styled holy man would ease the family's woes.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +8 +1

    India looks to the heavens as monsoon dance begins

    It has been likened to a strip tease, with the monsoon playing the role of an alluring dancer, Met officials, who announce the monsoon’s advance, providing the drum roll for the performance, and India’s 1.3 billion-strong population acting as the audience… By Sudha Ramachandran.

  • Expression
    5 days ago
    by aj0690
    +17 +1

    The ancient game that saved a village

    The green paint on the walls of Marottichal’s village teashop had started to flake, like coin scrapings on a scratch card, exposing a light blue tone of a bygone era. Perhaps this was once a rowdy bar or beer shop. But not anymore. Mr Unnikrishnan, the teashop’s owner, sat opposite me at one of the wooden tables, his dark eyes fixated on the chequered board that lay between us with an intimidating intensity.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +5 +1

    IT job market crashes: Nearly 2 lakh jobs at stake at Infosys, Cognizant and others

    The IT job market in India is seemingly crashing. There are reports that the information technology firms in India are in the middle of one of the largest job cuts ever seen in this Industry. Nearly 2 lakh jobs are at stake, with big-ticket companies looking to both hand over pink slips to incumbent employees and hire fewer talent.

  • Interactive
    10 days ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +5 +1

    How good is your Indian English?

    With interesting formations of English words and a large crop of loanwords, Indian English is a fascinating English dialect. Let’s see how well you know it!

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by hiihii
    +40 +15

    Mumbai’s Garbage Fire Can Be Seen From Space

    A fire so large it could be seen from space engulfed parts of Mumbai’s biggest landfill site in recent days, forcing schools to shut and raising questions about the city’s waste-management practises. The cause of the blaze in the Deonar garbage dump—where waste is piled 30 meters high in parts—is so far unknown. The fire began on Jan. 27, producing a plume of smoke that was captured by a camera aboard a satellite belonging to the...

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by junglman
    +35 +13

    The World Has a Problem: Too Many Young People

    AT no point in recorded history has our world been so demographically lopsided, with old people concentrated in rich countries and the young in not-so-rich countries. Much has been made of the challenges of aging societies. But it’s the youth bulge that stands to put greater pressure on the global economy, sow political unrest, spur mass migration and have profound consequences for everything from marriage to Internet access to the growth of cities.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by wildcard
    +39 +15

    Uber sues Indian rival Ola over 'fake accounts'

    Uber is suing Indian rival Ola, alleging it created more than 90,000 fake accounts to interfere with its business and frustrate its drivers. The US company claims the fake accounts were used to make over 400,000 false bookings that ended up cancelled. It filed a lawsuit in the High Court of Delhi this month requesting an injunction against Ola and $7.4m (£5.2m) in damages. OlaCabs has denied the accusations, calling them "frivolous and false".

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +34 +9

    Is India facing its worst-ever water crisis?

    The flow of the legendary Ganges river appears to be receding, sparking concerns about India's rising water crisis, writes Soutik Biswas.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +19 +9

    Antibiotic Apocalypse Fear Stoked by India’s Drugged Chickens

    Feeding chickens antibiotics may speed diseases costing $100 trillion. By Natalie Obiko Pearson.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by 8mm
    +31 +9

    Millennium-old 'sunken town' found off Tamil Nadu

    hen the shoreline receded during the 2004 tsunami, tourists in Mamallapuram swore they saw a long row of granite boulders emerge from the sea, before it was swallowed again as the water hurtled forward. More than a decade later, a team of scientists and divers have uncovered what eyewitnesses saw on that fateful day - vestiges of an ancient port. In a discovery that could lead to more underwater explorations off the historic town of Mamallapuram...

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by FivesandSevens
    +26 +11

    How the slum women of Ahmedabad led a housing revolution

    The Indian city where Gandhi established his first ashram can be gruelling if you live in a slum: 50C temperatures, poor ventilation, no running water. A group of women had had enough and agreed to work with developers.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rhingo
    +32 +8

    Brutal heat wave in India puts 330 million people at risk

    India is in the grips of a monstrous pre-monsoon heat wave that has killed more than 160 people in recent weeks. The majority of the deaths have been in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, but soaring temperatures have compounded ongoing drought and water shortages across the country and threaten to affect as many as 330 million people, according to figures the Indian government reported to the Supreme Court.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by gladsdotter
    +39 +8

    India's dying mother

    The Ganges is one of the greatest rivers on Earth, but it is dying. From the icy Himalayan peaks, where it begins, right down to the Bay of Bengal, it is being slowly poisoned. The Ganges is revered in India but it is also the sewer that carries away the waste from the 450 million people who live in its catchment area. Pollution from the factories and farms of the fastest-growing large economy in the world – and from the riverside cremation of Hindu true believers - has turned it toxic.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by zritic
    +42 +8

    The inside story of Facebook’s biggest setback

    Until Mark Zuckerberg arrived in a bright orange helicopter in October 2014, Chandauli had never seen a celebrity visitor. One of 44,795 villages in the state of Rajasthan, Chandauli is only three or four hours’ drive from Delhi, but it exists alone and forgotten, tucked away, a kilometre off a quiet highway. Last year, when a local boy used the internet to buy a used motorcycle, astonished villagers called him an online shopping hero.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +48 +8

    India records its hottest temperature ever: 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit

    India just set a new national record heat benchmark when the small city of Phalodi, in northwest India, recorded a high temperature of a whopping 51 degrees Celsius, or 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit, on May 19. The data, recorded by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), shows that the high temperature eclipsed the previous national high temperature of 50.6 degrees Celsius, which was set way back in 1886.

  • Review
    12 months ago
    by gladsdotter
    +34 +10

    A River’s Tale

    On the journey of Alice Albinia, tracing the mighty Indus from sea to source. By Saba Imtiaz.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by gladsdotter
    +26 +8

    India and Nepal in Not-Very-Enlightened Spat Over Buddha’s Childhood Home

    The archaeological tug of war has rumbled for more than a century, but with Buddhist history becoming serious business, the debate has taken on new urgency.

  • Video
    11 months ago
    by aj0690
    +36 +10

    Riding on the World's Most Dangerous Road

    A video made by me while driving on one of the World's most dangerous road. Watch the breathtaking journey from Killar in Pangi Valley , Himachal Pradesh to Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir.This stretch from Killar to Kishtwar between two villages Ishtyari and Tyari is also know as cliffhanger and is one of the most dangerous, scary, and exciting road patches of India. Incase you don't know i had made a video of this stretch last year which went viral all over the world.I hope you would enjoy this video as well.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Chubros
    +11 +1

    India's rape crisis is worsening, and there still isn't a national registry for sex offenders

    In mid-January, when New Delhi police arrested Sunil Rastogi for sex crimes against underage girls, the 38-year-old father of five made a horrifying confession: He claimed to have assaulted, or tried to assault, as many as 500 girls over the course of more than a decade.It’s not clear how reliable that number is, but since 2004, authorities have arrested Rastogi at least 15 times on similar charges, and he hasn’t been convicted.

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by gladsdotter
    +28 +1

    How to Steal a River

    To feed an enormous building boom, India’s relentless sand miners have devastated the waterways that make life there possible.

  • Expression
    2 months ago
    by kxh
    +21 +1

    'But what about the railways ...?' ​​The myth of Britain's gifts to India

    Apologists for empire like to claim that the British brought democracy, the rule of law and trains to India. Isn’t it a bit rich to oppress, torture and imprison a people for 200 years, then take credit for benefits that were entirely accidental?

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +1 +1

    Maoist Insurgents Kill 11 Indian Armed Police in Chhattisgarh State

    Maoist rebels opened fire on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) patrol in the state's Sukma district, The Times of India newspaper reported, citing police officials. Earlier reports said, quoting Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh, that the death toll was nine. The attackers reportedly seized almost a dozen weapons from those killed alongside two radio sets.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by lostwonder
    +4 +1

    Gauhati HC Rejects Demand For Separate Time Zone For North East India [Read Order] | Live Law

    The Gauhati High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation seeking a direction to the Central government to have separate time zone for the North East India, including Assam. The Union Government, in reply to the plea of one Rita Das Mozumdar, informed the court that a high level committee constituted by the Ministry of …

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +10 +1

    India has banned all forms of disposable plastic in its capital

    Thirty-two percent of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging we produce annually flows into our oceans. That's the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic every minute. According to the India Times, India is responsible for an astonishing 60% of the plastic that is dumped in the world’s oceans every year. The country has become so concerned with its waste problem that the National Green Tribunal has introduced a ban on disposable plastic in the capital city. It is now no longer permitted to use plastic bags, chai cups and cutlery in Delhi.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by TNY
    +10 +1

    Bitcoin-based pyramid schemes flourishing in regulatory vacuum

    Some small-time traders are taking advantage of the absence of rules governing crypto-currencies in India by creating multi-level marketing (MLM) or pyramid-like schemes with bitcoin as the base product. The issue of multi-level marketing schemes is a global problem; however, these are now gaining traction in India owing to a lack of governing guidelines and the rapid rise in value of the crypto-currency, according to Digital Assets and Blockchain Foundation of India (DABFI), a self regulatory organization for bitcoin and blockchain companies.

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by ubthejudge
    +2 +1

    Ostriches exist in India for over 25000 years, reveals DNA study

    Ostriches, the flightless birds, are in India for nothing less than 25,000 years, a new study has revealed. Though the bird is a native to Africa, researchers and geologists have been finding traces of their existence in India.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zobo
    +18 +1

    Ikea India Announces 26-Week Parental Leave For Both Men, Women

    Furnishings company Ikea India has announced a new parental leave policy in which all employees, including men, will be entitled to six months of parental paid leave from this month. In addition to the 26 weeks leave, women employees will have an option of truncated work hours by 50 per cent for another 16 weeks, the Swedish furnishings heavyweight said. "I am delighted to share this news with all our co-workers in India who are working towards opening stores and building the Ikea brand," Ikea India Country HR Manager Anna-Carin Mansson said.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Pfennig88
    +1 +1

    Indian engineer named Saddam Hussain cannot get a job

    More than 10 years after being executed, Saddam Hussein remains a huge presence in the life of one man. The marine engineer in India does not blame his grandfather for giving him the Iraqi dictator's name 25 years ago. But after being refused a job some 40-odd times, he has concluded employers are loath to hire him - even if his name is marginally different - spelt Hussain, not Hussein.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by zyery
    +20 +1

    Girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest

    Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys. The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she discovered in January and taken to a hospital in Bahraich, a town in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

  • Video
    1 month ago
    by Maternitus
    +17 +1

    The Moderators

    In an office in India, a cadre of Internet moderators ensures that social media sites are not taken over by bots, scammers, and pornographers. The Moderators shows the humans behind content moderation, taking viewers into the training process that workers go through in order to become social media’s monitors.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by junglman
    +6 +1

    Snapchat Is Under Heavy Fire

    The famous social networking app for sending self destructing messages is under heavy fire in India and Spain. The two countries cumulatively account for over 10 Million users in Snapchat’s database, and the number is certainly important for a growing social network. Yet, Evan Spiegel (CEO ) doesn’t think so. After Variety.com reported that in a 2015 meeting Evan Spiegel allegedly said that Snapchat is only for the “rich people” and he has no intentions of expanding its user base in ‘poor countries’ like India and Spain, All hell broke loose.

  • Deal
    1 month ago
    by AniketS
    Deal
    -2 +1

    Flipkart CashBack Offers

    Flipkart one of the renowned and reliable e-commerce sites in India is all set to offer excellent cashback & discount offers to their customers this season.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by cone
    +19 +1

    Isro plans to mine energy from Moon by 2030 to help meet India needs

    From launching 104 satellites at one go, enabling commercial roll out of lithium-ion batteries, to taking the lead in providing energy security, the Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) is firing on all cylinders. Apart from planning for manned missions to Moon, Mars and even aircraft development, Isro is now working on a plan to help India meet its energy needs from the Moon by 2030.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by messi
    +20 +1

    How India deludes itself that caste discrimination is dead

    In October 2016, a young man walked into a flour mill in Uttarakhand, a state of northern India where the mist-wrapped mountains of the outer Himalayas begin. He was Dalit (Sanskrit for broken, scattered, downtrodden), a relatively recent collective identity claimed by communities across the nation that are considered untouchable in the caste system.