The Rise and Demise of RSS

Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.
Sinclair Target

Google’s Forgotten Service: How FeedBurner Became a Zombie

Why FeedBurner, a service that Google once bought for $100 million, has become the one service it literally can’t kill.
Ernie Smith

India Is Tearing Itself Apart Over Eating Beef

In the wake of a man being murdered over rumors that he ate beef, a Hindu nationalist organization has claimed that "the Vedas order the killing of anyone who slaughters the cow."
Wyatt Marshall

Hindu Nationalists Say Jersey Cow Milk Is Full of Demons

According to Shankar Lal of the RSS, those doe-eyed Jersey cows are actually harbingers of poison and their milk will make your children into sociopathic criminals.
Munchies Staff

Hindu Nationalism in the Age of Modi

Last month, Indian voters handed a sweeping victory to a political party that has historic ties to a Hindu extremist group that believes that India—the polyglot, multi-faith subcontinent—is in fact a Hindu nation. Now that they're in power, what does...
Sonia Paul

How India's New Prime Minister Won Over the Tea Party

The incoming prime minister of India may well be the first world leader to record a welcome message for an US political action committee.
Lee Fang

Requiem for India’s Congress Party: A Loser’s Diary

The results of India's general election were announced today, making official what most polls predicted: an unprecedented defeat for India's historically dominant center-left party. But the cycle of political births and deaths in India has spun this...
Sonia Paul

So Long Google Reader, and Thanks for the Memories

All I can say is I’ll miss you. I don’t know how I could have been a journalist these last few years without you. I may have been forced to find my own scoops by leaving my desk or a picking up a phone.
Austin Considine and Derek Mead