Category Archives: India

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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In Its Third Month, India’s Cash Shortage Begins to Bite – The New York Times

“NEW DELHI — First, Yashpal Singh Rathore’s marriage was delayed by his future in-laws, who, like most Indians, ran short of cash after Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned the country’s largest currency notes in November. Then the 29-year-old lost his … Continue reading

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Smog Chokes Delhi, Leaving Residents ‘Cowering by Our Air Purifiers’ – The New York Times

“NEW DELHI — For days, many in Delhi have been living as if under siege, trying to keep the dirty air away from their children and older parents.But it is not easy: Open a window or a door, and the … Continue reading

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India’s Leader Ready to Bolster Ties With U.S., Thanks Partly to Donald Trump – The New York Times

“WASHINGTON — After decades of mistrust and fitful reconciliation efforts, the relationship between India and the United States is expected to reach new heights of cooperation on Tuesday during a visit by the Indian prime minister, and Donald J. Trump … Continue reading

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Obama, at Conference, Says U.S. Is Partly to Blame for Climate Change – The New York Times

Originally posted on Inconvenient News
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India said on the opening day of the summit meeting that poor nations have the right to burn carbon to grow their economies.“Justice demands that, with what little…

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A Rapist’s Nightmare A girl in India resists threats and bribes to pursue the upper-caste men she says gang-raped her.|By Nicholas Kristof

Saint Nicholas: “LUCKNOW, India — FOR as long as anyone can remember, upper-caste men in a village here in northern India preyed on young girls. The rapes continued because there was no risk: The girls were destroyed, but the men … Continue reading

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India’s Great Educational Divide – By AATISH TASEER, The New York Times

“The prime minister himself — and his background makes Mr. Clinton’s poor Arkansas childhood seem like Greenwich — is a case in point. He’s no fool; his instincts are superb; but his ignorance is startling. Speaking to the journalist Fareed … Continue reading

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