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The Dangerous Business of Leather

The Dangerous Business of Leather

By on Jan 1, 2017 in India

Meghan Dhaliwal

“It isn’t difficult to sell a cow hide here,” a Dalit man tells me, bent over the carcass. The small field in which he stands is just off the main road, hidden by a thicket of wiry trees. The smell is overwhelming. Dogs prowl around, waiting for the skinless...

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Looking for Comedy in the Hindu World

Looking for Comedy in the Hindu World

By on May 8, 2015 in India

Zachary Pincus-Roth

On a Friday night in September, Aditi Mittal paces on onstage at the Canvas Laugh Club in Mumbai. She’s talking about sanitary napkins. “Saying the words ‘sanitary napkins’ in public is like standing in a Hogwarts common room and saying ‘Voldemort,’?” quips Mittal, who’s 27, with hair down to...

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Hyderabad, India: Seattle’s Tech Sister Of The East

Hyderabad, India: Seattle’s Tech Sister Of The East

By on Nov 18, 2014 in India

Liz Jones

HYDERABAD, INDIA – The road to Hyderabad winds through a landscape of ancient boulders – some three or four stories high. The earth-colored stones fill wide gaps between the sleek, high-rise towers that push the city’s skyline and suburbs to new limits. Hyderabad is a tech boom town that...

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Can TV Save India?

Can TV Save India?

By on Nov 5, 2014 in India

Zachary Pincus-Roth

As a teenager in Bombay, Aamir Khan was a tennis champion. When he came home from a match, his mother would ask if he’d won. Usually the answer was yes. She’d give him a hug. After five or 10 minutes, though, she’d come back and sit next to him....

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