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Cyclone Nilofar Causes Evacuation Tens of Thousands in India

Cyclone Nilofar Causes Evacuation Tens of Thousands in India

As Cyclone Nilofar approaches the western coast of India, authorities have begun evacuating tens of thousands of people. Nilofar has been classified as a “severe” cyclone, and on Saturday, it has been forecast to hit Gujarat state. According to India’s Meteorological Department, the cyclone could bring sustained winds of up to 80 miles per hour. […]

Bharatiya Janata Party Enjoys Historic Win

Bharatiya Janata Party Enjoys Historic Win

The Bharatiya Janata Party enjoyed a historic win in the election today in Haryana, a state in northern India. It marks the first time that they have won in Haryana. They have been in good spirits for some time now, and were confidently looking for candidates for chief minister of Haryana, working under the assumption that they would win a clear majority in […]

Kailash Satyarthi: Journey From an Indian Town to Nobel Peace Prize

Kailash Satyarthi: Journey From an Indian Town to Nobel Peace Prize

Kailash Satyarthi of India won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, along with the brave Malala Youzsafzai of Pakistan, for his efforts in the fight against child abuse and for the protection of children’s rights. The Nobel Peace Prize committee put a romantic spin to the prize this year referring it as a bridge between Hindus-Muslims and […]

Pakistan India Conflict Escalates Over International Border

Pakistan India Conflict Escalates Over International Border

Conflict between India and Pakistan has continued to rise over the last week as soldiers from both nations trade fire over the Kashmir international border. The violence has so far claimed 11 Pakistani lives and eight Indian and has forced thousands more to flee their village homes in search of safety. Since hostilities broke out […]

India Hopes to Revive Economy With Launch of MOM

India Hopes to Revive Economy With Launch of MOM

India began its hopeful economic rise with the launch of its first orbital spaceship, the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). After an almost year-long voyage, Indian scientists entered the orbit of Mars for the bargain price of 4.5 billion rupee ($74 million). This reputation-establishing mission may be the first milestone toward the nation’s advancement, particularly due to its […]

Two Trains Collide in Northern India Killing 12 People

Two Trains Collide in Northern India Killing 12 People

Two passenger trains, the Krishak Express and the Barauni Express collided in Northern India late Tuesday near the Gorakhpur city station, leaving 12 people dead. According to the Associated Press, the trains plowed into each other after the Krishak Express was unable to stop in time at a signal. Upon impact, three coach cars from […]

A U.N. Speech on Yoga?

A U.N. Speech on Yoga?

The United Nations General Assembly heard a variety of speakers this week that drew a lot of attention – from Emma Watson on feminism at the beginning of the week to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. While Modi did address some topics one would expect from the leader of a emerging economy, it was […]

Kollywood Killing Competition

Kollywood Killing Competition

For the purveyor of strange cinema, there is a certain kind of joy that comes from watching a Bollywood movie. Bollywood films are made in India, and are chock full of strange plots, goofy characters and sudden dance numbers. There is, however, a growing movement in Indian film that is separate from Bollywood. This is […]

Boy Mauled to Death by White Tiger at Delhi Zoo

Boy Mauled to Death by White Tiger at Delhi Zoo

Tragedy struck at approximately 1:30 pm on Tuesday, at the Delhi zoo in India, when a class 12 student fell into one of the animal enclosures and was mauled to death by a white tiger. Witnesses on the scene said the boy accidently slipped and fell into the enclosure after leaning over a low barricade. […]

Elephant Must Not Return to Abuser

Elephant Must Not Return to Abuser

Elephant Raju, who for 50 years was subjected to terrible abuse at the hands of his captor and was freed by wildlife conservationists Wildlife SOS in July of 2014, now may have to return to his former owner; but, this fate must not happen. Since his rescue Raju has lived a peaceful life, where he […]

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