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manali market

the new part of town was a lot more real to me than old manali, probably because it was more modern. we helped the cook with some shopping in the backstreets, offering us a glimpse of day-to-day life in town (though it did involve a lot of sitting down on our part…). 29 more words


Week One

I have officially been here a week.  A WEEK.  How crazy is that?  Honestly, though, I think the crazier thing is that I’ve only been here a week.   275 more words

Study Abroad

Japan's Muji will need to convince Indian shoppers that they don't need logos

Muji, the retailer of minimalist clothing, stationery, and homewares, will be the first Japanese retailer to enter India, one of the world’s most coveted shopping markets. 201 more words

First Memories in Hyderabad

When I first got inside the plane from Oman to Hyderabad, looked around to see that I was a one foreigner within 100 Indians, and then I just realized that this is real … I am really going to an anonymous country to meet anonymous people. 327 more words


America's shale gas boom brought Rajasthan farmers a fortune, but now it is being taken away

When shale gas companies in the United States hiked their production six-fold in the last six years, it brought untold prosperity to farmers living 21,000 km away in Rajasthan, the Indian desert state with poor economic and social indicators. 641 more words

A billionaire's son designs an app to keep nosy parents at bay

Whatsapp founder Jan Koum migrated from Ukraine to the US when he was 16 and his family got an apartment on a social support scheme. Co-founder Brian Acton was turned down for a job by Facebook. 722 more words

Take a look at this summer's Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri

An early highlight of this summer’s Namarupa Yatra Divine was witnessing the Rath Yatra — or chariot festival — of Lord Jagannath in Puri, with its million-or-so participants. 165 more words