Posts Tagged ‘India’

Rolling Art of India

November 8, 2019

Heavy trucks are central to India’s economy, but they’re more than logostical necessities. They’re works of art. a Vox video.

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Big Apple Manhole Covers: Cast in India

January 10, 2017

When you’re crossing the street in New York, look down. See that heavy iron manhole cover? It was cast in India.

A film by Natasha Raheja.

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Jagadodarana

August 27, 2016

“Jagadodarana,” rāga kāpi by Purandara Dasa, sung by T.M.Krishna.

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Going Home

October 28, 2014

“Going Home,” a short film directed by Vikas Bahl, featuring Alia Bhatt.

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India Reaches Mars

September 24, 2014

India Reaches Mars

India’s Mars Orbital Mission (MOM), the unmanned probe also known as Mangalyaan, launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November 5th, and went into orbit around Mars last night. India’s project cost under $80.3 million, lots less than NASA’s $455 million Maven Mars probe.

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India Goes to Mars!

December 2, 2013

India Goes to Mars!

India’s Mars Orbital Mission (MOM), also known as Mangalyaan, has left Earth orbit en route to the Red Planet. The unmanned probe, launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November 5th and is scheduled to reach and orbit Mars in September, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). India’s project cost $80.3 million, less than a sixth of NASA’s $455 million Mars probe. You can follow India’s Mars mission on Twitter: @Mangalyaan1

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Typewriters in India: A Matter of Form(s)

September 2, 2011

Typewriters in India: A Matter of Form(s)

Among the many antiquities preserved in India is the manual typewriter. No artifact, it remains a vital part of daily life. While lack of rural electrification is a factor, this is chiefly a result of the Raj, the era of British colonial occupation. When the British withdrew, they left behind an entrenched bureaucracy and an ocean of official paper forms. The only way to legibly fill in paper forms: typewriters.

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Sarah Palin in India

March 19, 2011

Sarah Palin in India

Former Alaska Temp-Governor Sarah Palin recently addressed a dinner meeting of India’s top thinkers and celebrities at the India Today Conclave. India Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie respectfully introduced Mrs. Palin as “the sexiest brand in Republican politics.” Intellectuals in the audience were delighted with her presentation, “My Vision of America,” as it was an object lesson in why India is overtaking the U.S.A. as a world power. Bollywood entertainment executives were likewise entranced, since political stand-up comedy is nowhere near that outrageous in South Asia.

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Palin Goes to India

February 26, 2011

Palin Goes to India

Former Alaska Temp-Governor Sarah Palin will travel to India to speak at an intellectual gathering next month. Her address: “My Vision for America.” In judging her “Vision,” we hope the audience will take note of her big, thick glasses.

Mrs. Palin will be following in the sandaled footsteps of the Dali Lama, one of the many distinguished world leaders to speak at the “India Today Conclave” in previous years. Why would organizers pay the $100,000 speaking fee of our Tea Party Sweetheart? Perhaps as an object lesson in American decline. The theme of this year’s Conclave is “The Changing Balance of Power.”

 Bonus Feature! Ask Sarah a question.

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