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Holi: India's Most Colourful Festival

The town of Pushkar in Rajasthan is supposed to have the most colourful celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colours. So, we packed up a trio of Royal Enfields and rode there from Mumbai.


India's Border Patrol Performs Incredible Feats On Motorbikes

I’m 99.9 per cent sure that I’m neither qualified nor eligible to join India’s Border Security Force, but if I could, I would demand to be assigned to the Daredevil Team. This week, the Daredevil Team dressed in fatigues and donned helmets — safety first! — to wow the crowds at the India Republic Day parade. And wow.


Awesome Kids Solve Maths Calculations Shaking Their Fingers In The Air

These Indian kids don’t need a calculator to solve mathematical operations in just seconds. They do it all in their heads using a mental abacus — an old Asian technique that allows them to visualise an imaginary abacus and operate it to perform the calculations.


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.