Tag: India

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The Long Rescue

A man’s search for his kidnapped children in India and Nepal.

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The Inside Story of Facebook’s Biggest Setback

The social network positioned its plan to bring the internet to millions of Indians as a gift. The country saw a catch.

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Wonder Boy

An Indian boy ran 40 miles at age 4. Fame followed—and a custody battle.

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Hot Mess

How 2-minute noodles became a half-billion dollar debacle for Nestlé in India.

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The Surrogacy Cycle

Carrying babies for foreign couples was once touted as a win-win for everyone involved. Indian women, however, were often left with little to show for their efforts.

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To Live and Die in Mumbai

A murder involving one of the India’s celebrity couples has mesmerized the country and exposed some of its darkest fears.

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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.