India's Building a Huge Floating Solar Farm (This Is Just the Start)

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. » 7/07/14 11:40am 7/07/14 11:40am

Wow, this video makes India look like the most magical place on Earth

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. » 5/23/14 10:01pm 5/23/14 10:01pm

How a Man Who Wore a Fake Uterus Is Reinventing Sanitary Pads

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… » 3/04/14 7:20pm 3/04/14 7:20pm

The Worst Air Pollution in the World Is NOT in Beijing

Man, do we love talking at how much China's air quality sucks—so much that we've even been suckered into fake viral memes about it. But, as the New York Times reports, Beijing's air pollution isn't even that bad... relatively speaking. "Lately, a very bad air day in Beijing is about an average one in New Delhi," says… » 1/27/14 2:20pm 1/27/14 2:20pm

Maximum City: Dizzying Images of Mumbai's Sky High Building Boom

Mumbai's housing market is a series of extremes: There are hundreds of skyscrapers being built, yet more than 60 percent of its citizens live in slums. Single families occupy immense towers, but the average living space is less than 14 square feet per person. Alicja Dobrucka, a Polish artist, set out document the… » 1/19/14 1:00pm 1/19/14 1:00pm

Check Out Mumbai's Sparkling New Airport Terminal

It's been almost three decades since Mumbai's airport saw a renovation—a long time, for a city that's seen some of the fastest growth in the world. But on Friday, officials unveiled an $890 million terminal, filled with Indian art and high-tech architectural acrobatics. Outside, it's bordered on all sides by… » 1/12/14 1:00pm 1/12/14 1:00pm

A Really Enormous Cyclone Is About To Hit India's Eastern Coast

A huge storm, cyclone Phailin (pronounced: phie-lin), is approaching the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on the eastern coast of India and will probably also cause heavy rain in neighboring states. Indian authorities evacuated half a million people over the past few days as predictions about the storm grew more… » 10/12/13 1:10pm 10/12/13 1:10pm

India's New Long-Range Missile Can Reach Beijing, Europe, and Beyond

India and China are the epitome of frenemies. Their relationship isn't outright antagonistic, as India's is with neighboring Pakistan, but has remained prickly since an ongoing border dispute over Tibet that began in the 1960s. Which is why it could be a bit disconcerting that India's newest missile can reach… » 9/18/13 2:44pm 9/18/13 2:44pm