Tag: India

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Indian Women Seeking Jobs Confront Taboos and Threats

The women would walk 10 miles from the village to the meat packing plants. Their pay supported drunk husbands and hungry children. When they were told to stop, they broke with tradition and went to the law.

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The Mystery of India’s Deadly Exam Scam

The bribery scandal, involving tests given for coveted government jobs and medical school admissions, began implicating high-ranking officials. Then people started turning up dead.

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Encounter With the Infinite

In search of Ramanujan in India.

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House of Fire

The future of India’s “good minority,” the Parsis.

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Patna Roughcuts

Old India and new, viewed through the prism of the writer’s hometown.

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The Deadly Global War for Sand

Paleram Chauhan, a 52-year-old Indian farmer, was shot dead during the summer of 2013. The reason: his opposition to a gang of criminals stealing his village’s sand to sell on the black market.

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The Fixer

A man in a small town in India builds local power by owning the only computer in his village.

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The Ghosts of Bhopal

The lives of the Indians who were swallowed in the Bhopal gas cloud, thirty years later.

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Ivory Tower Phony?

Sex, lies and fraud alleged at West Virginia University.

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The Slumdog Millionaire Architect

How Hafeez Contractor is creating an alternate India in the sky, where professionsals are “insulated from the chaos that has long hamstrung their homeland.”

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Inside the US Government's War on Tech Support Scammers

The fall of PCCare247, an Indian company in the business of selling fixes to problems that didn’t exist.

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Masala Dosa to Die For

How P. Rajagopal, the founder of one of the world’s largest vegetarian restaurant chains, got away with murder.