Tag: India

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Ivory Tower Phony?

Sex, lies and fraud alleged at West Virginia University.

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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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I Tried to See Where My T-Shirt Was Made, and the Factory Sent Thugs After Me

On the factories of India and the women whose lives they ruin.

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The Trinity

The rise and fall of a friendship between three Indian women.

"We were goddesses. Meena, Annie, and Nayantara. Even our names were like heroines. Meena and Annie had known each other since they were 5. I met them in seventh standard. Though we never said it aloud, we knew that three beauties had more power than two or one. Like the Hindu gods. Or all those pop groups. Like the Wilson Phillips. We liked the Wilson Phillips. We pretended to like the fat one but heart of hearts we didn’t."

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The Number

Desire and dental surgery in Northern India.

His father leaned back on his hands and tilted his face to the sun. Daniel bent over his cushion. In the habit of telling The Number his thoughts, he had already begun to narrate for her his feelings about the woman."

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New Delhi Attack: The Victim's Story

A profile of the 23-year-old woman who was savagely raped on a private bus as it circled New Delhi.

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Opening Night

In the slums adjacent to Mumbai’s airport.

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At Home at the End of Google Earth

Separated from his older brother at a train, five-year-old Saroo Munshi Khan found himself lost in the slums of Calcutta. In his 20s, living in Australia, he began his search for his birth home armed with nothing but hazy memories and Google Earth.

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Death on the Path to Enlightenment

Westerners’ spiritual quests in India gone wrong.

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Mizoram’s Wild Flower

In 1974,  a pair of four-year-old cousins wandered into the jungle near India’s border with Myanmar. The boy was found five days later, temporarily incapable of speech. The girl was gone. For decades, stories echoed through villages of a “wild-looking woman,” sometimes striding beside a tiger. Thirty-eight years later, she returned.

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The Quiet Hell of Extreme Meditiation

A trip to India for total silence.

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City in a Bottle

The story of booze and Bangalore.