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Covering Streets in Cooling Paint Is The New Trick to Deal With Rising Heat in Cities

Take that, global warming.<p>There are many ways we can combat temperatures rising on our planet. The city of LA has hit upon one small change that …

What about the ‘dreamers’ who serve us?

By Leon E. Panetta<p><i>Leon E. Panetta, secretary of defense from 2011 to 2013, is chairman of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy.</i><p>In October 1921, my Italian father arrived in the United States aboard the Providence, one of 1,800 third-class passengers searching for a better life in this country. …

Modi's $87 billion river-linking gamble set to take off as floods hit India

DAUDHAN, India (Reuters) - After years of foot-dragging India will begin work in around a month on an $87 billion scheme to connect some of the country’s biggest rivers, government sources say, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi bets on the ambitious project to end deadly floods and droughts.<p>The …

Soon, Swiss tilting trains to run on Indian railway tracks; India signs MoU with Switzerland

India will collaborate with Switzerland for developing trains which will tilt on approaching a bend, just like a motorbike on a winding road.<p>A …

The True Story of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond—And Why the British Won’t Give It Back

The diamond came from India’s alluvial mines thousands of years ago, sifted from the sand. According to Hindu belief, it was revered by gods like …

Jewels

Who Will Win the Great China-India Naval War of 2020?

Right now China and India are glaring at each other across Doklam, the contested ground along the Sino-Indian frontier high in the Himalayas. It was …

China opens a movie theater for civilians on its disputed island in the South China Sea

The cinema is on Woody Island in the Paracels, which are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan, and is equipped with the most advanced projection equipment, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.<p>"The opening of the cinema is part of a plan by local cultural authorities to establish community …

China

The South China Sea’s untapped oil and natural gas are back in focus

The contested South China Sea has large deposits of oil and natural gas. Perhaps luckily for the environment, drilling for these resources has been discouraged by political tension among nations in the region. In particular, energy companies worry about China’s ongoing insistence that everything …

China

UK Home Office mounts 'urgent review' of New Plymouth woman's visa application

Abbey Looker with father, Grant Looker<p>The plight of a New Plymouth woman denied entry into the United Kingdom has taken a small step forward.<p>Abbey …

India train food 'not fit for human consumption'

<b>Food served on board Indian trains and at railway stations is unfit for human consumption, an official report says.</b><p>The annual audit report said checks on 80 trains and at 74 stations had found that some food was contaminated, while packaged and bottled items were past their expiry date.<p>Food was …

Trains

Routine abuse of Delhi's maids laid bare as class divide spills into violence | Amrit Dhillon

By what right did they demolish our livelihoods? Just because they are rich? Because I’m poor, do I have no rights? Moinuddin, teashop owner<p>It looked for all the world like a class war breaking out on India’s streets: armed police protecting the wealthy, who were left cowering in their luxurious …

India

India’s raucous democracy is becoming more subdued

THE candidate that India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has put forward for the largely ceremonial post of president looks like a canny …

Strike a Pose on International Yoga Day: Pictures

New Panasonic EVA1 Could be The Ultimate Indie Cinema Camera

Panasonic takes aim at the C200 and the FS7 with the new EVA1.<p>After letting some of its mindshare slip to Arri and RED over the last decade, …

Climate Change Is Keeping Americans Awake at Night. Literally.

It's time to rise.<p>In 2015, a record heat wave roasted Southern California. At the time, Nick Obradovich was a graduate student at the University of …

Farm loan waiver: A bad idea for agriculture economy | opinion

In India where annual agriculture waste is about Rs 96,000 crore, farm loan waiver is just a poll sop with no long term economic gain for farmers in …

The need for a museum on British colonisation of India | India

I recently wrote to the government of India to propose that one of India's most renowned heritage buildings, the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, be converted into a museum that displays the truth of the British Raj - a museum, in other words, to colonial atrocities.<p>This famous monument, built between …

India

BBC - Culture - Inside the mind of an Oscar-nominated screenwriter

After penning the script for Lion, Luke Davies was nominated for an Academy Award. He tells how he hones his craft.<p>“I see cinema as celluloid poetry,” says screenwriter Luke Davies in a video revealing the graft behind the polished script. “Your operating system is made up of the most elemental …

TV Series

20 Camera Terms Everyone on a Film Set Should Know

Camera terms aren’t just jargon for one exclusive department to throw around like code as they shout at each other across the set. Everyone working …