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William Dalrymple on The Dehlie Book | Art and design | The Guardian
The final Mughal ruler of Delhi was a mystic, poet and calligrapher. But the art of his reign would have been lost but for an eccentric Briton. William Dalrymple reports
articles  india  History 
2 days ago by gmisra
Plastic roads: India’s radical plan to bury its garbage beneath the streets | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian
In India, roads made from shredded plastic are proving a popular solution to tackling waste and extreme weather
articles  india  environment  transportation  plastic 
12 weeks ago by gmisra
The World’s Worst Industrial Disaster Is Still Unfolding - The Atlantic
In Bhopal, residents who survived the massive gas leak and those who arrived later continue to deal with the consequences.
articles  environment  india  corruption  History 
september 2018 by gmisra
Tariq Ali reviews ‘Ants among Elephants’ by Sujatha Gidla · LRB 30 August 2018
Ants among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India
by Sujatha Gidla
articles  india  caste  books 
august 2018 by gmisra
“Hey, Can I Sleep In Your Room?”: Studying Love with Elizabeth Flock
Elizabeth Flock on the years she spent studying other people’s marriages in Mumbai.
articles  love  india 
march 2018 by gmisra
The New Wave of Indian Type - Library - Google Design
Studying the open source, collaborative work of Indian typographers, as a model for global font design
articles  design  india  language 
march 2018 by gmisra
India's big data hunt for cures to its mental, ageing-related diseases | FactorDaily
The 300 million Indians older than 60 years by 2050 will owe it big time to a team of scientists, psychiatrists, and local health professionals in Kolar today. It is prospecting for gold of a different kind: data on how Indians grow old.
articles  india  mental_health 
december 2017 by gmisra
The man who 'discovered' 780 Indian languages - BBC News
When Ganesh Devy, a former professor of English, embarked on a search for India's languages, he expected to walk into a graveyard, littered with dead and dying mother tongue
articles  india  language 
october 2017 by gmisra
The Crossover Academy Is Teaching Kids in India Life Lessons Through Basketball
India's Crossover Academy is providing kids with life lessons through basketball
articles  india  basketball 
august 2017 by gmisra
When Satyajit Ray Came to Hollywood | Hazlitt
East and West: the twin myths cast lasting shadows on the mind of the Apu Trilogy filmmaker. 
articles  History  culture  india 
may 2017 by gmisra
The truth is out there: Tales from India’s UFO investigators | more lifestyle | Hindustan Times
Lights in the sky, levitating beings, hard science vs conjecture: Meet the guys trying to sift the crazies from the true witnesses in their search for unidentified flying objects.
articles  india  ufos 
may 2017 by gmisra
Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels | Environment | The Guardian
Plummeting wholesale prices put the country on track to meet renewable energy targets set out in the Paris agreement
articles  energy  india  solar 
may 2017 by gmisra
Boost for mental care - The Hindu
The Rajya Sabha passed the Mental Health Care Bill (MHC), 2016 last week marking the culmination of a six-year process to review and replace the existing Mental Health Act, 1987. Many commentators have welcomed the fact that the new law finally decriminalises attempted suicide, a clause which received considerable media attention.
articles  india  mental_health 
january 2017 by gmisra
10 Books By Indian Authors To Look Out For In 2017
excellent short story collection Quarantine, about being gay in India
articles  books  india 
january 2017 by gmisra
Madhumala Chattopadhyay: An Anthropologist's Moment of Truth | Probashi
An anthropologist’s moment of truth: This picture is of the first everbfriendly contact with the hostile Sentinelese tribe. Seen here, Madhumala handing over a coconut in person to a man from the Sentinelese tribe. Such are the moments every anthropologist dreams of. This requires years of preparation, persistence, courage, respect for the lesser known people of this earth and of course lots of luck. Some of the world’s most famous anthropologists including Alfred Radcliffe Brown had tried previously for this very moment but failed.
articles  india  anthropology 
june 2016 by gmisra
Flight Patterns - The New Yorker
Neel Mukherjee’s unsparing vision.
articles  books  india 
march 2016 by gmisra
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