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Karnataka

A Spicy Destination In India

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

While Kerala is renowned for its backwaters and the houseboats that cruise them, the terrain of its mountainous Western Ghats on the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau is spectacular too. Tangled jungle, intimate valleys and exposed ridges are interspersed with plantations and palm trees, and of course give shelter to a wide variety of animals.

Asia's Surprising Safari Destination

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

The leopard was waiting for us. As the jeep rumbled closer, the big cat rippled to his feet, loped across the front of the vehicle and ambled into the bushes. The spotted beast didn't return, but none of us on board will ever forget him.

Wonderful Indian Circus Posters

Andy Deemer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
Andy Deemer

In the tiny Indian village of Shravanabelagola, there was something wonderful this past weekend. Wheat-pasted to every surface -- crumbling walls and old wooden shop doors -- amazingly bizarre posters for the Jumbo Circus.

Banned: Indian Actress Caught in Sex Scandal

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

It would be a hoot and a half if anyone in Hollywood lost their job over allegations of infidelity. By most estimates, Tinseltown would become a ghost town. Too bad thirty year old Nikita Thukral is based in India, then.

India Air Plane Crash: 160 Feared Dead After Jet Arriving From Dubai Crashes

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — As many as 160 people were feared dead after an Air India plane arriving from Dubai crashed and burst into flames at dawn Saturday a...

Ganesha - God of Knowledge and Wisdom (PHOTOS)

Rajan P. Parrikar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rajan P. Parrikar

Ties to Ganesha run deep in Hindu families where he is often viewed as a member of the household.

India Holy Man Sex Scandal Protest

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

"He is a high-flying Swamiji doing fraud on innocent people, he should not be spared," said Kumaraswami, a local villager. ...

India: Monsoon Kills 240 After Drought

nytimes.com | HARI KUMAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 240 people have died, and hundreds of thousands have been left homeless in southern India after four days of heavy rainfall at the end of th...

India: Karnataka Baby-Tossing Festival May Be Banned

News.Com.Au | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AUTHORITIES in southern India plan to ban an age-old ritual in which babies are tossed from the top of a nine-metre temple....

India Floods: Over 280 Killed, Millions Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After more than four days of intense rainfall following a severe drought, 280 people have died and several million are homeless due to floods in south...

India Flooding Kills "At Least 125"

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 125 people have been killed after three days of torrential rains battered the Indian states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, officials say. ...