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'Trash Mountain' Rises Up In Mumbai As City Runs Out Of Space For Its Own Waste

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green

We have a waste problem. The world throws a lot of things away -- measured to be about 3.5 million tons of solid waste a day in 2013, a number expe...

From Megawatts to Gigawatts -- India's Swach Shakti Moment

Carl Pope | Posted 02.23.2015 | World
Carl Pope

So India can have its Swach Shakti moment, its gigawatts of solar and wind, its high performance urban development, its inclusive, low-carbon growth. But there are two major threats.

The Worst Place On Earth To Find An Apartment?

Posted 02.20.2015 | World

By ANKITA RAO, OZY Jiya Nandy practices black magic, stays out all night with random men and lives the reckless life of any 20-something in the fil...

Startup Fever Goes Global

Jack Hidary | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Jack Hidary

The next few years will be exciting ones as startups go global earlier in their cycles and scale faster. More and more cities are supporting entrepreneurs directly with incubators and co-funding programs.

A Love Story for Humanity in a Mumbai Red Light District

To The Market | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
To The Market

Few have ever visited a Red Light District, let alone met the love of their life within one. Abhay and Hoinu are not the average couple, though, so their story is fittingly extraordinary.

Impressions of India: Mumbai, Day Two

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

After our long overnight flight from New York, I have gained a greater appreciation for frequent flyers who travel half way 'round the world regularly. I could not have anticipated the effects of sleep deprivation and the ensuing topsy-turvy body clock until it happened to me!

Impressions of India: Mumbai

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

This first taste of India, via our drive, provided many fascinating sights including a parade and celebration of a Muslim holiday and these wonderful revelers who greeted me with a smile through the car window.

Peacebuilding Reboot

Sheldon Himelfarb | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Sheldon Himelfarb

The overwhelming majority of conflict resolution work done in the 1990s and 2000s was funded by governments. But today's peacetech projects are launched by digital humanitarians bootstrapping their own startups.

A Captain's Departure: Cricket, Lovely Cricket, Timeless Cricket

Pranay Gupte | Posted 03.01.2015 | World
Pranay Gupte

It had been rumored for some time now, of course, it had been anticipated and it had been demanded in certain circles. Still, the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni not only as India's captain in Test cricket but from Test cricket altogether -- now that was a surprise.

In Mumbai: Empowering Women, One Call at a Time

Colleen Hancock | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Colleen Hancock

Motherhood is a universal journey, and that access to good information is a universal right. We believe that small shifts in understanding can perpetuate great shifts toward healthy behaviors.

A Warm Welcome In Mumbai

Lisa Johnson | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Lisa Johnson

It was 100 degrees outside when we pulled up in front a school in Mumbai last month. We were greeted by the sounds of booming drums, singing voices, a...

Maharashtra Races to Build India's First Solar Farm on Dam Wall

Darryl D'Monte | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Darryl D'Monte

The idea of building a solar power generation farm that floats on a reservoir was first mooted in Kerala. Now Maharashtra is moving fast with a related idea -- placing solar panels on a dam wall to generate electricity.

A Journey Toward Increasing Self Awareness and Gratitude

Martin Berusch | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Martin Berusch

I'm grateful that dog was there with me that day. I don't know if he was the catalyst or spark that led me to my higher self-awareness, or if he just happened to be there at the "right" time. All I know is that that that early morning at Juhu Beach was a momentous occasion for me.

Inequalities and Exclusion of the Poor in the Global South: Four Cities Fight Back Through Aggressive Land Policy

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

While the goals of neighborhood revitalization are generally positive, if a government fails to actively incorporate policies that guarantee affordable housing and public spaces, revitalization becomes a euphemism for gentrification and exclusion of the poor.

Live from the Marrakech Film Festival: Ritesh Batra on Jury Duty

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sitting in a courtyard on the grounds of La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech, filmmaker Ritesh Batra admits that one of the best parts of being a member of the jury for the competition at the Marrakech International Film Festival is actually getting the chance to watch movies.

Finding Home

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Charu Sharma

After his MD, my father moved from his hometown Jaipur to bustling Mumbai to become a nationally recognized cardiologist.

Cell Phone Voyuerism: When Users Capture Tragic Events

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2015 | Technology
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Darsh Patel and his friends, when confronted with the bear, did something that should be counter-intuitive; instead of vacating the area, they remained and made themselves noticeable by taking pictures. I wonder if cell phones allow us to withdraw into a false zone of anonymity.

8 Things to Do in South Mumbai

Fathom | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
Fathom

From the Gandhi Museum to the Gateway of India, I may have seen the sites time and again, but I'm not yet jaded or bored with the colors and smells of India to seek refuge in an air-conditioned Italian restaurant like many longtime residents. So what do I do when I return to my native city?

Murli Deora: The Last of India's Tammany Hall Chieftains

Pranay Gupte | Posted 01.24.2015 | World
Pranay Gupte

Murli Deora, who died of cancer at the age of 77 in Mumbai early Monday, was sui generis -- one of a kind, and arguably the last of his kind.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Slumdog Millionairess

Shelly Peiken | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Shelly Peiken

I went to India to clear my head, to give my songs a different point of view. But the Universe has a way of saying "Ha" all the time. Back in the safety of my Laurel Canyon nest, I couldn't write a word for weeks. In fact, a pop song was the last thing on my mind.

Celebrating Words and Wordsmiths in Mumbai

Pranay Gupte | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
Pranay Gupte

Indeed, it's tempting to say that of all the 70 or so literary and artistic festivals that are held in India annually, the Mumbai LitFest certainly has become the "maximum." Don't miss it next year. I won't.

The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Hopper.com | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

Celebrating One Year of #FutureisFemale with Moxie Media

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Marissa Bronfman

On October 8th we celebrated the first anniversary of Moxie Media's blog, Moxie Insider. One year, countless inspiring stories about #futureisfemale f...

Islands of Safety: Libraries and Books, Part 2, Orphanages

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
James M. Lynch

Why you might want do this I don't know, but let's pretend anyway that you're a 3-year-old boy in Mumbai and your parents and sister just died, l...

India Inside: Astonishing Tales of How the United States and India Are Intertwined

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

As Washington prepares for a historic visit by India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, many are unaware of the histories of these two free economies, which have been delicately intertwined for more than 500 years.