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Stories about India

26 July 2014

Indians Are Using Social Media to Tackle Racism Against Northeasterners

Many people from the India's northeastern states, called the “Seven Sisters,” face racial discrimination. The country has seen several cases of deadly violence against northeasterners in recent months.

24 July 2014

Indian Prime Minister Modi's First Budget Promises Lots of Change, Including an Expensive New Statue

Narendra Modi's first budget as India’s new prime minister was greeted with mixed reactions. The $34 million budget allocation for a 600-foot statue in his home state generated much buzz.

9 July 2014

Will India's Search for ‘Black Money’ Stashed Abroad End in Fortune or Frustration?

It depends on who you ask. Some estimates put the amount of money stashed abroad at $1.34 trillion, which India would use for its development.

8 July 2014

Who Is Sachin Tendulkar? Don't Ask Tennis Champion Maria Sharapova

Disgruntled fans of the "god of cricket" are lashing out at Sharapova for admitting that she doesn't know who Tendulkar is.

2 July 2014

Can a Hug Help Unite Generations? This Indian Campaign Says ‘Yes!’

The HUG campaign is working to bridge the inter-generational gap between young people and the elderly in an attempt to stem the growing isolation of India's silver citizens.

1 July 2014

Want to Do Some ‘Timepass’ (Kill Some Time)? Spice Up Your Vocabulary With #IndianEnglish

Trending hashtag #IndianEnglish took a tongue-in-cheek look at how Indians have co-opted the English language and made it distinctively their own.

18 June 2014

This Twitter Account Puts a Face to the Unsung Volunteer Editors Behind Wikipedia

@WeAreWikipedia hands over its Twitter handle to a different Wikipedia editor every week so they can curate information about their favorite pages from the collaborative online encyclopedia.

16 June 2014

Neighbor Bhutan Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for India's Prime Minister Modi

It is newly elected Narendra Modi's first foreign visit as India's prime minister. Some aren't convinced that it's the best choice.

10 June 2014

This Unique Anti-Rape Protest by Women in India Has Shocked Kerala

A small group of women in Kerala decided to conduct a unique protest to draw attention to the recent case of the teenage lower caste girls in Uttar Pradesh, India

4 June 2014

Did You Share Those Images of the Indian Girls Who Were Gang-Raped and Hanged?

Shocking images of two teenage Indian girls, gang-raped and hanged from a tree went viral on social media, leading to heated debates about our motives behind sharing such images indiscriminately.

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