India

Can You Tell the Difference Between These Pictures of New York and Mumbai?

One photographer's quest to capture the similarities between the two cities.

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Selling Solar Power in India's Slums

The country is fast outgrowing its electric grid. Are small-scale solar projects the solution?

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Amid Soaring Car Crashes, India Offers Free Treatment to Victims

The program will require 51 hospitals to accept injured patients without questions or money up front.

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Inside a Hindu Widow Community

Roughly 100 miles from New Delhi, widowed women live together in the Meera Sahavagini ashram.

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Intimate Scenes From India's Railroads

As India contemplates a second fare hike in as many months, a Reuters photographer captures what the system means to its riders.

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The Temple Where Indians Go to Get Exorcised

This is where you bring your possessed relatives.

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Why India Keeps Its Cities So Short

Despite an urban development explosion, the country hasn't developed a taste for skyscrapers and tall building.

After a Brutal Gang Rape, India Tries to Lure Women Tourists Back

But questions of safety linger.

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Urban Planning's Role in Making India Safer for Women

A month after a gruesome gang rape, New Delhi takes aim at the lowest-hanging fruit: Improving public spaces.

Anthony Flint

Cities With Too Many Men

India's unbalanced sex ratio has created a slew of social problems and exacerbated violence against women.

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'I Pledge to Walk Alone': Activists Demand Safer Cities for Women in India

Pressing for a deeper change in gender attitudes.

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Soon, the Only Place to Smoke in San Francisco Will Be Alcatraz

Also recently banned: a throat-slitting kite string in India and an Aussie grandma who made $1 million worth of false emergency phone calls.

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The World's Biggest Pop-Up City

As many as 100 million people could gather for Kumbh Mela in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.

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What We Can Learn From the Largest Gathering in Human History

This week, 30 million people will gather in Allahabad, India. Among them: Harvard scientists asking how on earth is an event of this size possible?

Mapping India's Rape Problem

In the wake of the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, a look at the country through rape statistics.

Mark Bergen

Mumbai's Walkability Problem: Plenty of Pedestrians, Not Enough Sidewalks

Though the city sees 15 million walking trips a day, the infrastructure is abysmal. But some developers are trying to change that.

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India's Optimist

Urban India is not known for its orderliness. But Bish Sanyal says there's reason to be hopeful.

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Salt Lake City Battles Metastasizing Parking Lots: This Week in Bans

Also, an Indian town tries to prevent adultery by taking away women's phones and Washington, D.C., stops being so uptight about booze.

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Why India's Big City Shopping Malls Are Dying Out

The recession, coupled with obscenely high rents, are forcing superstores out of business.