Category Archives: India and Bangladesh

How WhatsApp Pushes Mobs to Murder in India – By Vindu Goel, Suhasini Raj and Priyadarshini Ravichandran – NYT

In India, false rumors about child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April. One of the first to be killed was a 65-year-old woman named Rukmani. She and four family … Continue reading

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Helping the Rohingya – The New York Times

By Tiffany May Sept. 29, 2017 Here are some of the organizations responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis. Some are trying to gain access to restricted areas of the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar, where many ethnic Rohingya Muslims … Continue reading

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Swallowed by the Sea – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

KUTUBDIA, Bangladesh — Anyone who doubts climate change should come to this lovely low-lying island, lapped by gentle waves and home to about 100,000 people. But come quickly, while it’s still here. “My house was over there,” said Zainal Abedin, … Continue reading

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The Uninhabitable Village – by Anand and Singh – NYT

Beautiful, but horrible. James Lovelock predicted that much of the middle of our earth would become uninhabitable. Unfortunately, it is happening, as he predicted.

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My Interview With a Rohingya Refugee: What Do You Say to a Woman Whose Baby Was Thrown Into a Fire? – by Jeffrey Gettleman – NYT

“As I walked out of the refugee camp, my phone rang. The instant I said hello, my wife could hear it in my voice.“What’s wrong?” she asked.“I just finished the worst interview of my life,” I said. I was standing … Continue reading

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Mumbai flooding causes transport chaos – BBC News

“Heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai have thrown the Indian city’s transport systems into chaos.Some roads have been hit by waist-deep flooding.Officials are calling on people to stay at home. More than 16 million people have been affected by seasonal floods … Continue reading

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Gandhi Won’t Leave India – by By GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI – NYT

“. . . Democracy is about majority rule, not majoritarian tyranny. What is under attack in India is not just Hindu-Muslim concord, but the right of all minorities — ethnic, linguistic, regional, political, social and cultural — to be themselves, … Continue reading

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India’s Battered Free Press – The New York Times

“Press freedom in India suffered a fresh blow on Monday when the country’s main investigative agency raided homes and offices connected to the founders of NDTV, India’s oldest television news station. The raids mark an alarming new level of intimidation … Continue reading

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No, Google’s Not a Bird: Bringing the Internet to Rural India – by Ellen Barry – NYT

“TARADAND, India — Babulal Singh Neti was sitting with his uncle on a recent afternoon, trying to persuade him of the merits of the internet.It was 105 degrees outside, and the sun was beating down on the frazzled croplands. His … Continue reading

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Elephant Poo Paper !?

Originally posted on Elodie Travels:
Vijendra Shekhawat Struggling for Survival “I belong to a Rajput family from the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, which is famous for its rich culture but where water scarcity is a great hindrance. Agriculture, industries and…

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