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High Oil Prices are Starting to Affect China and India

The US Energy Information Administration recently released its report showing oil consumption by country updated through 2012. Based on this report, it appears that at current high oil prices, demand in both China and India is being reduced. Thus, for those who are wondering how high oil prices …

India is surviving on less food than it did four decades ago

After a decade of breakneck economic growth, Indians are consuming fewer calories on average today than they were in the 1970s. Economic development scientists call it India’s calorie consumption puzzle, and it has been around for a while.<p>Even as incomes have increased over the past four decades, …

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India On Painfully Slow Path To Recovery

The worst may be over for India, but this is one slow walk down a very long and winding road. India isn’t the worst performing BRIC, but it’s still underperforming the MSCI Emerging Markets index and Wednesday’s data shows why investors aren’t all that excited about it.<p>Industrial production grew …

The world’s biggest sterilizer of women isn’t China—it’s India

When it comes to coercive sterilization, most people think of China. But India sterilizes 4.6 million women each year—37% of sterilizations that take place globally, as Bloomberg reports. Here’s how India stacks up, as captured by this Bloomberg graphic:<p>Even though the central government officially …

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India Will Send the World's Last Telegram on July 14

Photo: Rajanish Kakade/AP<p>144 years after the invention of electric telegraphy, the last telegram service in the world will shut down. This technology …

To succeed in India, a company must meet these three criteria

Many multinational companies are quite pleased with their performance in India. That’s because they have set quite a low bar for success. To most, the fact that their business in India is meeting budget or growing at double-digit rates is significant.<p>But that isn’t success. Companies can be growing …

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Is India Safe for Women Travelers

There’s been a lot of news coming out of India of late. And it hasn’t been good.<p>Sadly, there’s been a spate of high-profile gang rapes against both …

This Climate Fix Might Be Decades Ahead Of Its Time

Every year, people add 30 billion tons of carbon dioxide to the air, mostly by burning fossil fuels. That's contributing to climate change. A few scientists have been dreaming about ways to pull some of that CO2 out of the air, but face stiff skepticism and major hurdles. This is the story of one …