California and the American West are not the only places suffering from drought—in fact, there are several places in the world right now where overtaxed aquifers, severe pollution, and lack of rainfall are creating extreme water insecurity for residents. In some places, water is so scarce that municipal supplies are… »
An extreme heat wave with temperatures reaching 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) has killed at least 1,118 people over the past week in India, where hot air, molten asphalt, dust storms are making life almost unbearable.
Mark Zuckerberg means well. Or at least the billionaire says he does in a recent blog post about net neutrality and the Facebook-backed initiative Internet.org. Long story short, publishers in India are pulling their content from the Internet.org app over apparent net neutrality violations, and well, Zuck’s reaction… »
Right now, India’s in the middle of launching a massive, $18 billion plan to finally bring the country’s shoddy internet up to speed. There’s just one little problem: Adorable monkeys just can’t stop eating its delicious, delicious data cables. »
The town of Pushkar in Rajasthan is supposed to have the most colorful celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. So, we packed up a trio of Royal Enfields and rode there from Mumbai.
These Indian kids don't need a calculator to solve mathematical operations in just seconds. They do it all in their heads using a mental abacus—an old Asian technique that allows them to visualize an imaginary abacus and operate it to perform the calculations. »
I'm 99.9-percent sure that I'm neither qualified nor eligible to join India's Border Security Force, but if I could, I would demand to be assigned to the Daredevil Team. This week, the Daredevil Team dressed in fatigues and donned helmets—safety first!—to wow the crowds at the India Republic Day parade. And wow. »
India just cemented its place as a space power, and put NASA's billions to shame, with the news that its $74 million space probe just entered Mars orbit. »
Watch this six-year-old roller skater limbo under 39 SUVs—a clearance of about seven inches. Gagan Satish, from India, coasted the 230-foot distance in just 29.8 seconds. The flexible kid has been rollerskating for about three years and practises regularly when he is not at school. »
Solar power is quickly coming into its own, growing some 35 percent worldwide last year to a total installed capacity of 136,697 MW. It's going to get a nice boost from India, which hopes to float a similar 50MW plant—on a 1.27 million square meter floating platform—by the end of this year. »
I think I've seen the magic kingdom and it's in India. The architecture, the animals, the colors, the life, the people, they all add up to create one of the most visually spectacular places in the entire world. Jacob and Katie Schwartz captured parts of northern India in this video and it's a joy to watch. »
Would you get paid to act as a third passenger in a vehicle so the car could drive into a congestion-restricted area? How about signing up to pack people into crowded subway cars? Dress up as a zebra and walk the streets, preventing cars from running red lights? »
This is story about a man who created—and wore—a fake, bleeding uterus made out of a bladder and goat's blood. This is also a story about an inventor breaking profound taboos to revolutionize the lives of women. Either way, how a school dropout in India came to invent a cheaper way to make sanitary pads is a tale at… »