Only the top 2 percent get into India’s best tech universities, the IITs. But math teacher Anand Kumar has had super success getting his students in, despite their poverty.
Nestled in Himalayan forests and spread across seven hills, the former “summer capital” of the British Raj (and now capital of an Indian state) has preserved more than a hint of its colonial charm.
On the streets of New Delhi, India, you can have a lot more than your shoes cleaned. I talked with some vendors in New Delhi who get a little more personal… They’ll pick your earwax for you!
More than 50 of the world’s best Tibetan–English translators, Buddhist scholars, and lamas met in India in 2009 to work out a plan for translating the Tibetan Buddhist canon. I report on how the conference may shape the future of Buddhist translation in the West.
The villagers of Dobhan, Nepal, waited for electricity for nearly a quarter century. The government kept promising they’d be connected to the national grid, but it never happened. So they plugged into a nearby lake instead.
A little factory in a Himalayan village has spread sweetness to two groups in India: jam-loving gourmets and village women. This is the story of Bhuira Jams and its founder, Linnet Mushran.
Mexico has a long tradition of entomophagy — eating insects. You may shudder, but some insects are delicious, nutritious and considered gourmet delicacies. The creepy-crawlies also provide an inexpensive source of nutrition.