With a microphone in hand, BBC Correspondent Andrew North has covered war and crises around the world. But lately he’s added another tool to his reporting kit: A sketchbook. On his latest reporting trip to cover the Jaipur Literary Festival in India, be put down his microphone and picked up a paintbrush.
India is mostly a very hot country and there’s not much winter sports infrastructure. There are few sports facilities, so luger Shiva Keshavan practices on a makeshift luge with wheels.
The training course? Keshavan races down a mountain highway which forces him to dodge large trucks, pedestrians and animals.
I realized that the India I’ve returned to is different from the one I’d left with regard to its tolerance for violence against women.
Google’s the most popular search engine in the world, but can it solve one of history’s more intractable problems? A new ad from the company’s India branch tries to show the power of the search engine by showing two old friends divided by the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan — reunited, sort of, by Google.
Check out our downloadable and printable short e-book containing Pulitzer Center grantee Joanne Silberner’s reporting on cancer in the developing world and her notes from the field. Read it on your browser or on your Kindle. Big thanks to PRI’s The World for such great infographics, video and radio reports.
James Bywater: “Here in Bangalore coffee is between 5 and 150 rupees depending on where you go! US $0.10 to $3.00”
In a poor region of northern India, a novel way of growing rice and other crops has quadrupled some yields while using less seed, water, and fertilizer. The approach promises to be an important hedge against climate pressures. But some scientists doubt the reported gains are real.
Synthetic fertilizers have helped fuel a food boom over the last century, but they also contribute mightily to climate change. Now there’s a growing push for a return to the ancient practice of using human waste as fertilizer, but with modern sanitary safeguards. The idea is starting to catch on in India.