India

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Wait of the Day: 70 Minutes, at a New Delhi Bus Stop

The Indian capital's heavy traffic is suffocating its bus system.

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Indian Town Not Liking Family Who Lives in Public Bathroom

Our weekly dump of public-restroom news.

Tobias Revell

Could Genetically Mutated Mushrooms Solve India's Energy Crisis?

Also, might irradiated zucchini plants alleviate global warming?

Reuters

Breadbaskets and Water Hogs

Stark maps highlight inefficiencies in global food production.

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After Deaths, Villagers Block Trucks From Dumping Bangalore's Trash

Garbage piles on the streets of the Indian city as villagers protest dump's contamination.

Reuters

Fighting Sexual Violence in India with 'Girlcott' Power

Women in Gurgaon refrain from shopping to demand stronger safety regulations.

Reuters

Do Gated Communities Threaten Society?

The neighborhood where Trayvon Martin died is the kind of place where people choose to live when they want to be safe – from crime, from outsiders, from economic uncertainty. Of course, it doesn’t always work that way.

Finally, a Nano Car That Can Withstand Bullets and Grenades

Tata Motors, the maker of the world's cheapest car, has unveiled an armored electric microcar that climbs stairs.

Reuters

Census Figures Reveal a Vastly Rural India

Despite much urbanization, the majority of the country's growing population is living in rural areas and with few resources.

Reuters

Problematic Festival of the Day: Holi

In Mumbai, the festival of colors has run into some problems.

Courtesy: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

The Secret Life of India's Slums

What Katherine Boo's new book teaches us about the country's sky-rocketing inequality.

Courtesy of EMBARQ India

Rise of the Rickshaw

The three-wheeled, auto rickshaw should play a major role in the sustainability of Indian cities, a new report suggests.

Reuters

Cautionary U.S. Transportation Tales for India's Growing Cities

An American in India, advising cities on how to avoid traffic hell.

Reuters

Number of the Day: 500 Million

As India urbanizes, more homes will be needed to accommodate the population boom.

Reuters

Security Cameras As Planning Tools

A network of cameras will augment planning – and law enforcement – in New Delhi

Courtesy Quicksand Potty Project

Tackling the Developing World's Poop Problem

A look at the politics behind India's massive toilet shortage

REUTERS/John Gress

The Joy of Parking in Chicago

In a global survey of 20 cities, finding a spot ranks toughest in New Delhi, easiest in the Windy City

Arko Datta, Reuters

Citymaking in India, Writ Large

The $90 billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor has India building 24 brand new cities.