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Free Basics And Facebook’s Waterloo In India

Vivek Wadhwa Contributor<p>Vivek Wadhwa is an academic, entrepreneur, and author who holds appointments at Stanford, Duke, and Singularity University.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Platforms are the real powerhouses in Silicon Valley’s business landscape<br>• Entrepreneurs everywhere can now solve the …

Silicon Valley

Nationalist Banned by U.S. Likely to Lead Largest Democracy India

The world's largest democracy and staunch American ally India looks set to elect a new prime minister who has been barred from entering the U.S. over deadly religious riots.<p>About 815 million people are expected to cast their votes in India’s general election that begins Monday. With so many voters, …

India

Running for Office With a Criminal Case Pending? No Problem, This Is India!

India’s democracy is an impressive thing to behold. In preparation for the national polls now underway, election materials have been ferried by air, …

India

You never know who you’ll end up sleeping with on a train through India

<i>Sometimes things don't go as planned – and those moments often make for the best stories. Tripping columns offer readers a chance to share their wild adventures from the road.</i><p>When the train pulled out of Darjeeling Station, we found ourselves in a heavy cloud of black smoke, fighting for space, …

India votes: Will the real Narendra Modi step forward?

Her face framed by a brilliant green scarf, Fatima Bibi sits on the concrete floor of her back-alley home and explains why she can't vote for the front-runner in what may be the most pivotal election in India's history. He is a fellow Gujarati, the pride of India's thriving northwestern state, but …

Books

Rdio buys music subscription service Dhingana to enter India

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Spotify competitor Rdio has acquired the Indian music subscription service Dhingana, according to local media reports that …

Breaking Tradition: Widows Celebrate Holi Festival in India

Women, who are widows, dance during Holi celebrations organized by the non-governmental organization Sulabh International at a widow's ashram in Vrindavan in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 14. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated …

India
India

India gets even for its indicted diplomat by expelling a US diplomat

The tit-for-tat diplomatic dispute between India and the United States took another turn Friday, with India ordering a US diplomat to leave Delhi.<p>Meanwhile, the Indian diplomat at the center of the dispute, Devyani Khobragade, has now left the US, despite being indicted by federal authorities in …

Alleged British role in 1984 Amritsar assault shocks many in India

Indian politicians demand Cameron statement on claims UK forces were consulted before storming of Golden Temple<p>The Golden Temple in the Indian city of Amritsar is a rare place of genuine calm in a chaotic, crowded country. Yet just under 30 years ago this complex of glittering shrines in Punjab was …

Morgan Freeman Mistaken For Nelson Mandela On Public Sign In India

A public sign in India, aimed at paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, flopped when passersby noted that it used a photo of actor Morgan Freeman instead of the late South African president.<p>The memorial to Mandela was placed in the city of Coimbatore and paid for by a local cloth merchant, according to …

Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015

For the next few weeks UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service will be working overtime to make sure you get your holiday gifts on time, but if Amazon …

Smartphone Maker Micromax Emerging as the Xiaomi of India

India’s currency may be floundering, but its smartphone market is on fire. Sales have nearly tripled in the last year, led by the local upstart …

Trade-in program helps Apple beef-up iPhone 5C sales in India

Few days ago we’ve told you about Apple’s trade-in program that was launched in India. Well, it’s working like a charm, helping the Cupertino-based …

India blocking climate talks: Warsaw, Bangkok, and Kyoto negotiations.

A powerful but unpredictable force is rising in the battle over the future of the climate. It’s the type of powerful force that’s felt when 1.2 …

Report: China Has 270 Million Android Users

The number of daily active Android users in China has surpassed 270 million, according to a new report from Baidu, China’s dominant search company. To give an idea of the significance of that number, Google announced in September that it had activated a total of 1 billion Android devices to date — …

In India, sexual assault charges touch a magazine known for championing women's rights

Yet another case of sexual assault is making the headlines here in New Delhi. But this case is different from the ones you may have read about in the past year.<p>This is a case of workplace sexual harassment, and it involves employees of an award-winning investigative magazine called Tehelka, known …

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Delhi's LGBT Pride parade shows what a difference a decade can make in India

Growing up in India, I didn’t know a single openly gay person. I've since heard, from Indian gay friends I met living abroad and a friend who came out years later, just how lonely and difficult it was to grow up gay in India.<p>One acquaintance in the US told me he missed India, and the only reason he …