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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.


A Really Enormous Cyclone Is About To Hit India's Eastern Coast

A huge storm, cyclone Phailin (pronounced: phie-lin), is approaching the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on the eastern coast of India and will probably also cause heavy rain in neighbouring states. Indian authorities evacuated half a million people over the past few days as predictions about the storm grew more dire.


Monster Machines: India's New Long-Range Missile Can Reach Beijing, Europe And Beyond

India and China are the epitome of frenemies. Their relationship isn’t outright antagonistic, as India’s is with neighbouring Pakistan, but has remained prickly since an ongoing border dispute over Tibet that began in the 1960s. Which is why it could be a bit disconcerting that India’s newest missile can reach Beijing — not to mention deep into Europe.


New Delhi's Super-Park Will Completely Dwarf Central Park

In 1857, Central Park was carved out of the still-wild landscape of Manhattan. In 2013, a new park in the middle of super-dense New Delhi is poised to dwarf Central Park by almost 50 per cent.


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