INDIA

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environment

India's Deadly Air

India is challenging China for most toxic air in the world.
Erica K. Landau
2.15.17
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travel

Inside India's Temple of Holy Rats

Worshippers believe the 20,000 or so rats, which live inside the temple, are reincarnated descendants of a Hindu goddess.
Matt Blomberg
12.6.16
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An Interview with India's Most Wanted Cartoonist

Aseem Trivedi faced a lifelong prison sentence for his drawings slamming corruption in his country. We spoke to him about the power cartoonists can yield, and why governments are trying harder and harder to silence them.
Philip Kleinfeld
11.24.16
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Documenting the Secret Lives of India's LGBTQ Youth

In a new book, two photographers explore and celebrate queer culture in India, including the gay men who were forced to get married and have children while cruising in secrecy.
Peter Moskowitz
11.14.16
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travel

Even Those Trying to Save the Ganges From Sewage Insist on Bathing in it

India's Ganges River is one of the most heavily polluted bodies of water on the planet. Yet a myth endures that bathing in it, or drinking it, is completely safe.
Paul Gregoire
7.20.16
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Mustafah Abdulaziz Travelled the World Looking for Water

To mark the UN's World Water Day I caught up with the photographer to talk about his latest project, which looks at how different cultures perceive water, the exploitation this leads to and the challenges we face to preserve our planets most vital...
Mustafah Abdulaziz, Words: Grey Hutton
3.22.16
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The Women in India Fighting for the Right to Pee

In both large cities to rural villages, the obstacles to clean public restrooms for women in India range from filthy conditions to unaffordable fees to the threat of sexual assault.
Chryselle D'Silva Dias
3.2.16
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News

Indian Students Are Protesting for Their Right to Speak Against the Government

Thousands of protesters at India's Jawaharlal Nehru University have gone on strike in the wake of the student union president's arrest last week on charges of sedition.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.19.16
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Searching for Solitude in South India

This summer, I visited South India for the first time since my grandfather died nearly two years ago. A familiar space had suddenly become unfamiliar, and I searched for serenity, devotion, and solitude in a city where privacy is scarce.
Shriya Samavai
1.19.16
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travel

I Spent a Week in the Home of India's Most Famous Living Guru

To her followers, Amma is at least a saint and at best a reincarnation of god.
Conor Creighton
1.12.16
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Hitler is a Rock Star in South Asia

Businessmen in India and Nepal read 'Mein Kampf' right after they finish 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' and 'Who Moved My Cheese?'
David Caprara
1.7.16
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News

Three Years After India’s Horrific Bus Gang Rape, Politicians Are Still Saying Terrible Things About Women

While there has been some progress on India's rape culture, it's hard to see in the rhetoric of many male (and some female) politicians.
Aakanksha Tangri
12.19.15