Stories tagged “India”
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.
Images from the wedding of Nisheeta Jagtiani and Rahul Lall in Bombay, March 2012.
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.
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.
Momos: Tibetans love these small, steamed dumplings. They’re particularly popular in Dharamsala, India, where many Tibetans live in exile. In this story, we hear that in exile, Tibetan cuisine can’t avoid mingling with the flavors of India or escape the influence of Western tourists.
India is booming, and the men and women building its new skyscrapers must often leave their children to fend for themselves while they work. Some of the luckiest ones have a better option, though — a mobile nursery right at the job site.
Workers in Mumbai, India, enjoy a unique kind of fast food: Cooked fresh at home, then rushed to offices and workplaces across town by the “lunchbox men,” dabbawallas. In this story, we follow the journey of one particular lunch.
India is the world’s fourth-largest economy in terms of purchasing power, partly due to its success in the IT sector. But in India’s IT capital, many have seen no trickle-down effect. One-fourth of its residents still live in slums despite the influx of jobs and money.