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Opportunities Abound for American Companies in India Election Aftermath

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

India, where business is conducted in English, has more in common with the United States than any other major economy in Asia. The potential for mutual benefit for these two free market democracies is unprecedented.

The World's Spookiest Cemeteries

Gogobot | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

Travelers looking for something authentically creepy should note that a slew of blood-chilling haunts exist right below their feet in the form of the world's spookiest cemeteries. Plunge into an inspiring mix of history, sculpture and creepy fun.

Slum Kids Refuse To Give Up Fight To End Polio

www.takepart.com | Posted 03.29.2013 | Impact

When filmmakers Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen first called former lawyer Amlan Ganguly of the Indian NGO Prayasam to approach him about bei...

New Study Slams Mother Teresa

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.06.2013 | Religion

A new study by Canadian academics says Mother Teresa was a product of hype who housed the poor and sick in shoddy conditions, despite her access to a ...

Indian Women Seek Exit From Prostitution

Barbara Borst | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Barbara Borst

Salma Begum and Salena Begum are clear about one thing: they want prostitution abolished in India. The two women, who are not related, were forced into prostitution as adolescents. Now in their mid-30s, they are trying to get out.

A Little Skin And A Lot Of Mustache In Kolkata

Zachary Francis | Posted 07.16.2012 | Travel
Zachary Francis

The alpha moustache belonged to the ringleader of the twisted display of flesh, denim and synthesizer onstage.

Finding HOPE In the Slums of Kolkata

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
MeiMei Fox

This past December, I returned to Kolkata for the first time since 2004, this time with my husband, Kiran. Here is our story -- Kiran's photographs, my words -- of poverty, inspirational people, and, ultimately, hope.

PHOTOS: Beautiful Crumbling Cities Of The World

Black Tomato | Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel
Black Tomato

There is a certain wisp of aesthetic beauty in abandonment. Dilapidated cities are like artistically abstracted urban zones, defined by crumbling walls, elegantly decrepit doors and defaced buildings.

PHOTOS: Mother Teresa's 101st Birthday Honored In India

Posted 10.26.2011 | World

Somber tributes were paid to Mother Teresa in India on what would have been her 101st birthday. As CathNews India is reporting, ceremonies began w...

India: "No Indians Allowed"

Zachary Stockill | Posted 07.27.2011 | Travel
Zachary Stockill

Back at my hotel, the manager asked me to watch the door for a few minutes while he stepped out for cigarettes. I obliged, even after -- again -- he stipulated the hotel's guiding "No Indian" policy.

Postcards from Kolkata

Kevin Richberg | Posted 05.28.2011 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

'Great Expectations' Stage Adaptation: A Daring New Take On The Classic

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Relocating "Great Expectations" to Calcutta is a bold move. Arifa Akbar discovers how a playwright rose to the challenge....

Indian Train Crash Kills Dozens

AP | BIKAS DAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAINTHIA, India — The 22-year-old was asleep on the overnight train, headed to his distant job at a call center, when an enormous jolt awakened ...

Will the Sun rise from India's East?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

All parts of India have given birth to a prime minister, except the eastern. Subhash Chandra Bose and Jyoti Basu, both sons of the East, came close to...

Books: 'Losing the News;' 'Muslims in America,' 'Immigration Inc.'

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Calcutta, Home News

"Losing the News" explores the newspaper crises in America. New books on immigration and "Sea of Poppies" a Chaucerian novel set in Calcutta. ...

Mother Teresa's Remains Fought Over By India, Albania

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

India and Albania have engaged in a row over where Mother Teresa's remains should be buried. India rejected Albania's demands that her remains be sent...

Baboons and Ambassadors

Pablo Ganguli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pablo Ganguli

We still possess a desire for most kinds of monstrous pleasures, ranging from television reality shows to US soldiers torturing prisoners of war.

India: Tamil Tigers Involved With Maoist Attacks

The Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Key Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative Mohammad Umer Madani reportedly motivated and recruited Maoist fighters from Jharkhand and Bihar. ...

Admiring Continents

Pablo Ganguli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pablo Ganguli

I still do not know what possessing Indian nationality signifies. I have always felt so very un-Indian with only rare flashbacks of nostalgia for things from the sub-continent.