Facebook board director, venture capitalist, and proof-of-concept egg/human hybrid Marc Andreessen has carried out a most impressive feat—a tweet so bad he simultaneously destroyed Facebook’s party line about its Free Basics program and implied that India would be better off still ruled by England.
Late last year, the Indian government temporarily banned Facebook’s free Basics program over net neutrality concerns. Now, it’s banned for good.
Mumbai police have established 15 “no selfie” zones around the Indian city after an 18-year-old girl drowned last week while taking a picture of herself.
The red-alert issued by Beijing was lifted today as shifting weather patterns improved air quality for the first time in weeks. Although the world’s focus was on China’s skies, a dense smog is currently rendering India’s cities unrecognizable—and it’s way more dangerous.
Cochin International in southern India is the world’s first airport to be run solely on power from the sun. It became totally energy self-sufficient in August. How’s it holding up?
There’s a certain ignored artistry to manhole covers in New York City. Millions of people walk over thousands every day and pay no attention to what they look like or where they’re from or how they’re made. They come from all over the world, with one of the largest exporters of manhole covers being in Howrah, India.…
Aditya Bandopadhyay has treated the sick for more than twenty years. He works in the village of Salbadra, in the state of West Bengal, India. He has no degree in medicine.
In the next ten years, Earth’s population is expected to increase by one billion, and only 3% of our planet’s water is fit for drinking or farming. Most of that relatively small amount is trapped in frozen glaciers. But Egyptian researchers have developed a way of removing the salt out of sea water for our growing…
A major earthquake has hit northern Afghanistan this morning. It was also felt in Pakistan and northern India.
A court in Delhi has found Uber driver Shiv Kumar Yadav guilty of raping a 25-year-old woman in his taxi.
With over 1.2 billion citizens, India is the second-most populated nation on Earth. Sixty-eight percent of Indians live in rural areas that might not have clean drinking water. Since the world population will hit 9 billion by 2050, with many of those people living in developing countries, increased access to clean…
There’s no denying iPhones are expensive, but be grateful you’re not buying one in India. When the new phone goes on sale in the country later this week it will cost 62,000 rupees — about $955 — for the 16GB 6S base model, making it the most expensive place in the world to buy an iPhone.
Today’s headlines are triumphantly declaring that India’s government walked back its sweeping ban of internet porn sites. But that’s not quite true—for all intents and purposes, online porn is still banned in India. Let’s take a look at the devil in the details.
After blocking more than 800 pornographic websites this past week, the Indian government has decided to knock its overly restrictive ban down from a borderline human rights violation to a much more conservative measure. Now, only child pornography sites will be banned, and local ISP’s will be held accountable for…
Monday brings bad news to the India-based lovers of former Gawker Media blog Fleshbot. Porn is now banned in India. So are some racier corners of the online dating world, apparently.
It’s just after midnight and you’re jolted awake by the sound of a window breaking somewhere on your street. You look outside and you see two men who you’re pretty sure are stealing your neighbor’s car. You take out your phone but instead of calling 911, you start live-streaming to Periscope.
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…
India is known for becoming a sweltering furnace in May, but last month was exceptionally brutal, with temperatures hovering 10 degrees Fahrenheit above normal for nearly two weeks. By June 4th, the heat wave had claimed over 2,500 lives, making it the fifth deadliest in recorded history.
The deadly heatwave that swept through India this week has melted streets with its searing 118-degree temperatures. But it’s also making life even worse for its cities’ most vulnerable residents—the millions of Indian children suffering from lung damage due to the toxic urban air.