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(Updated on 11/01/2017)

 

 

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  • India's dying mother
    "The Ganges is one of the greatest rivers on Earth, but it is dying.
    From the icy Himalayan peaks, where it begins, right down to the Bay of Bengal, it is being slowly poisoned..."

    (BBC)

 

  • The woman who lifted a village - Article + Photos + Video
    "Women in India face challenges most people never will. In a society where by law women have equal rights to men, it often doesn’t seem that way.
    Women and young girls can face unchecked discrimination and violence...
    Here is the story of one woman who, with no formal education or experience, lifted an entire village from poverty by empowering the women around her."

    (BBC)
  • Earthquake hits India's Manipur state - Article + Photos + Video - 4 January 2016
    "An earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude has hit northeast India, near its borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, killing at least nine people."

    (BBC)
  • India man's journey to challenge borders - 25 October 2015
    "Theatre actor-director Mohammad Akram Feroze recently set off on foot to travel along India's 10,000km-long border, stopping to perform plays at villages with - and for - their inhabitants.
    Mr Feroze, who does not believe in borders, carries a world passport - as part of a global movement established under Article 13(2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which says "everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country"."

    (BBC)

  • India’s bizarre border ritual
    (BBC)

    Pakistan - Indian Border Closing Ceremony
    "Captain and Clark go to the Pakistan border to watch India close their gate in a nightly event.
    Every day, at sundown, the Indian border guards get in a shouting match with the Pakistani border guards, almost kick themselves in the face, and then slam the gates closed.
    This event draws tourists from all over India, who rejoice in their national pride."

    (YouTube)

 

 

  • In pictures: An Indian middle-class family
    (BBC)

  • Audio slideshow: Delhi at 100 - 12 December 2011
    "Delhi is celebrating 100 years as the capital of India, having taken over that title from Calcutta while still under British colonial rule."

    (BBC)

  • Indian man with 39 wives in Baktawang, Mizoram, India - 22 February 2011
    "Indian man has 94 children and 33 grandchildren under one roof...
    The family, all 167 of them, consumes around 200lb of rice and more than 130lb of potatoes a day.  "

    (telegraph.co.uk)

     

  • Prince Charles' new 'Slumdog Millionaire' eco Indian town inspired by Poundbury - 11 January 2011
    "A new eco-friendly village for tens of thousands of poor people in India is being built by one of the Prince of Wales' main charities, it has emerged...
    The multi-million-pound “utopia” is inspired and modelled on Poundbury, the Prince’s “model” village in Dorset...
    His charity has just opened its first overseas office in Mumbai."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • Citizens told to brush up on etiquette - 19 March 2010
    "India has compiled a list of do's and don'ts for its citizens at this year's Commonwealth Games to help showcase New Delhi's charms...
    Don't urinate in public, don't spit, keep your houses and shops clean, keep public transport safe and such things...
    The tips on good manners will be spread to through billboards, pamphlets, websites and audiovisual means "

    (reuters.com)

     

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