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.

India Thought Jupiter And Venus Were Actually Chinese Spy Drones

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Chinese spy drone! Oh, and there’s another one! That’s what the Indian Army must’ve thought when they saw two specks of something “spying on them” in the sky. Instead, what India thought were Chinese spy drones turned out to be… Jupiter and Venus.

Women In India Use Smartphones To Map Creeps In Real Time

Let’s be real here, most of the time smartphones get used for a lot of nothing. But in India women are using their smartphones to protect themselves by tracking local incidents of harassment and violence.

India Is Now The World's Leading Spam Source

India is now responsible for 9.3 per cent of the world’s spam — up from 8 per cent last year — overtaking the US for the first time, and meaning that it now accounts for more of the email trash than any other country.