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Uber Banned In Delhi Following Rape Allegations

After one of its drivers was arrested on charges of raping a female passenger, Uber has now been banned in the Indian capital, Delhi.


The First Full Colour Photo Of Mars From India's Orbiter

With India’s Mars Orbiter now successfully circling the Red Planet, it’s now beaming back its first images — like the striking full colour photo.


India's Space Probe Successfully Enters Mars Orbit

India just cemented its place as a space power and put NASA’s billions to shame, with the news that its $US74 million space probe just entered Mars orbit.


Monster Machines: India's Building A Huge Floating Solar Farm

Solar power is quickly coming into its own, growing some 35 per cent worldwide last year to a total installed capacity of 136,697 MW. It’s going to get a nice boost from India, which hopes to float a similar 50MW plant — on a 1.27 million square metre floating platform — by the end of this year.


Wow, This Video Makes India Look Like The Most Magical Place On Earth

Video: I think I’ve seen the magic kingdom and it’s in India. The architecture, the animals, the colours, the life, the people, they all add up to create one of the most visually spectacular places in the entire world. Jacob and Katie Schwartz captured parts of northern India in this video and it’s a joy to watch.


Nine Transportation-Related Jobs That Only Exist In Certain Cultures

Would you get paid to act as a third passenger in a vehicle so the car could drive into a congestion-restricted area? How about signing up to pack people into crowded train cars? Dress up as a zebra and walk the streets, preventing cars from running red lights?


How A Man Who Wore A Fake Uterus Is Reinventing Sanitary Pads

This is story about a man who created — and wore– a fake, bleeding uterus made out of a bladder and goat’s blood. This is also a story about an inventor breaking profound taboos to revolutionise the lives of women. Either way, how a school dropout in India came to invent a cheaper way to make sanitary pads is a tale at once weird and inspiring, as chronicled in a recent BBC article.


The Worst Air Pollution In The World Is Not In Beijing

Man, do we love talking at how much China’s air quality sucks — so much that we’ve even been suckered into fake viral memes about it. But, as the New York Times reports, Beijing’s air pollution isn’t even that bad… relatively speaking. “Lately, a very bad air day in Beijing is about an average one in New Delhi,” says the Times in an article about the Indian city’s smog.


Maximum City: Dizzying Images Of Mumbai's Sky High Building Boom

Mumbai’s housing market is a series of extremes: There are hundreds of skyscrapers being built, yet more than 60 per cent of its citizens live in slums. Single families occupy immense towers, but the average living space is less than 14 square feet per person. Alicja Dobrucka, a Polish artist, set out document the city’s changing landscape last year.


Check Out Mumbai's Sparkling New Airport Terminal

It’s been almost three decades since Mumbai’s airport saw a renovation — a long time, for a city that’s seen some of the fastest growth in the world. But on Friday, officials unveiled an $US890 million terminal, filled with Indian art and high-tech architectural acrobatics. Outside, it’s bordered on all sides by poverty-stricken slums.