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A man-eating tiger is dead. And that’s good for other tigers.

After killing and eating more than a dozen villagers in India over the last two years, an elusive tigress was shot dead by government-hired hunters on November 2.  Killing endangered wild tigers certainly isn’t ideal, as there are only some 2,150 to 3,150 adults left in the wild, globally. But, in the unusual case that...CONTINUE READING

The world’s tallest statue has been unveiled, and it’s almost twice the size of the Statue of Liberty

India now boasts the world’s tallest statue. At almost 600 feet, it is almost twice the height of the Statue of LibertyNamed the Statue of Unity, it is a depiction of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was the country’s first deputy prime minister.  Read more…More about Art, Mashable Video, India, Architecture, and Statue

The air quality in India is horrendously bad right now. Here’s why.

Apocalyptically horrendous air has descended upon India’s sprawling capital territory, Delhi.  According to November 4 measurements taken by the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, the Air Quality Index (AQI) hit 534. For perspective, the scale only goes up to 500, wherein levels are described as “Hazardous.” “534 is higher than your highest value — which...CONTINUE READING

Electric cars in India to get a boost with new clean energy policy

An all-electric rickshaw or three-wheeled vehicle may soon be more of the norm on streets in India — a country with a massive 1.3 billion population and a dependency on carbon energy sources to match.  At this week’s Global Mobility Summit in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made comments that could change the car...CONTINUE READING

Scenes of joy as India finally decriminalises gay sex

In a landmark decision for LGBTQ rights and the community in India, the country’s highest court has decriminalised gay sex. Five Supreme Court judges struck down the colonial-era Section 377 on Thursday, a ban on gay sex that was rarely applied to consenting adults, but used to stigmatise the LGBTQ community. SEE ALSO: Same-sex couple...CONTINUE READING

Apple has sold less than 1 million iPhones in India in 2018, claims report

Apple is facing a major crisis in India. According to a new Bloomberg report, the iPhone maker lost three pivotal sales executives in India and is currently struggling to grow its business in one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone markets. The story suggests that Apple has sold fewer than 1 million iPhones in India during...CONTINUE READING

Netflix’s first original Indian horror series ‘Ghoul’ looks terrifying

From the teams behind Get Out, Insidious, and Udta Punjab comes Netflix’s first original Indian horror series, Ghoul. And it looks pretty damn terrifying. Having dropped its first trailer on Tuesday, Ghoul follows a new prisoner at a remote military interrogation centre, who turns the tables on interrogators by dredging up some secrets and starting...CONTINUE READING

‘Lust Stories’ is honest and messy, and Indian cinema needs more of it

As Indian cinema’s worldwide audience grows, most people are acquainted exclusively with Bollywood – Hindi-language romantic dramas full of dazzling song-and-dance numbers that may or may not be related to plot.  But Indian cinema has always been more than that, just as Italian film extends beyond neorealism or and the French New Wave is just...CONTINUE READING
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