Tag: 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.

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The Sanitary Pad Revolutionary

How a man of little education and little means invented a simple machine that changed the lives of women in rural India.

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The Doctor and the Saint

An essay on BR Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi and the battle against caste in India.

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Why Are So Many Farmers Killing Themselves?

“An Indian farmer has committed suicide every half hour since 2001.”