India

India's Public Urinators Now Risk the Blast of a Firehose

Don't be caught with your pants down by the "Pissing Tanker."

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This Catchy Anti-Public Defecation PSA Stars a Dancing Pile of Poo

"Take poo to the loo."

Your Road Trip, Reimagined as a Glorious 16th Century Map

Connie Brown will translate your personal adventure into a wall-sized keepsake worthy of Magellan.

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We Should All Be Eating More Insects, But We Probably Won't—Yet

Why the United Nations is super-focused on bugs as food right now.

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The Tricks Designers Use to Make Roads Safer

Modernizing India's highways hasn't cut down on fatalities. But a Mumbai engineering firm thinks things like curves and signs could make all the difference.

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The World's Fight Against Polio, in 1 GIF

India is almost "polio-free."

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The 'Ruralization' of Urban Areas

The distinction between city and countryside is disappearing, creating a raft of new problems that disproportionately hurt women.

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Mumbai's Snazzy New Airport Terminal

Inspired by a dancing peacock and covered with artifacts and art.

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India's Economic Woes Are So Dire, Millions May De-Urbanize

A dire slump threatens to send poor, unemployed migrants back to the countryside in search of work.

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India Can Send a Rocket to Mars and Fight Poverty at the Same Time

Critics say the country is wasting money on its new satellite. But funding space research is what birthed the lucrative tech industry in the first place.

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Kolkata Tries to Reduce Traffic in the Worst Possible Way

Officials recently decided to prohibit people form using bicycles on nearly 200 streets in the central city during the day.

AP

India Escaped Cyclone Phailin With Minimal Loss of Life

A weakened storm and the country's massive preparation efforts are being credited for the low number of casualties.

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Cyclone Phailin Is Barreling Towards One of India's Most Volatile Areas

The storm is already about half the size of India.

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Can a Golden Skyscraper Help Donald Trump Finally Make a Profit in India?

A recent report ranked Mumbai dead last among ten major cities for residential real estate returns, but that hasn't stopped Trump.

Martin Adolfsson

Sneaking Inside the World's Multiplying McMansions

Martin Adolfsson photographs upper-class subdivisions around the world without permission.

Sarah Goodyear

Is Being Able to Walk Around Your City a Right?

Inside The Hindu's fight to reclaim India's sidewalks for pedestrians.

Vishaka Jindal

Can a Couple of Tables Make Bangalore's 'Rapist Lane' Safe Again?

Inside one of the country's most fascinating social experiments.

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Incredible Flood Damage Across Northern India

At least 120 are dead in one of the worst monsoon seasons on record.

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The Last Telegram Will Be Sent From India Sometime in July

The transformative technology will come to, yes, a FULL STOP.