July 26, 2015 The author grew up in India, where namaste was a way of saying hello — respectfully — to his elders. In America's yoga culture, he's found, it has a very different vibe.
Another pothole bites the dust in India, thanks to the efforts of Gangadhara Tilak Katnam.
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July 20, 2015 Gandgadhara Tilak Katnam is an ordinary guy with an extraordinary mission: getting rid of India's killer potholes.
A recent batch of Veena Mehra's yogurt in Houston. She's been making yogurt the same way, with the same starter, for about 40 years.
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July 14, 2015 An Indian immigrant in Oklahoma missed the yogurt she'd grown up with. So when she traveled to India, she brought some back to use to make it herself. Forty years later, that yogurt lives on.
In some Indian states, efforts to serve eggs to malnourished children are a political minefield. See the related animation, "Power Lunch: India's Mid-Day Meal Program," produced by Mathilde Dratwa for the Pulitzer Center and based on Rhitu Chatterjee's reporting.
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July 14, 2015 Serving eggs in free school meals could boost the protein-deficient diets of poor, lower caste Indian school kids. But in some Indian states, powerful vegetarian politicians have thwarted these plans.
Saroj's teenage son watches her comb her hair before she heads to work.
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July 13, 2015 An Indian woman suffered through domestic violence for 20 years. Then she changed her life by going to school, but it wasn't to learn. It was to cook.
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July 13, 2015 A simple job as a cook at a school can help women in Northern India make big changes in their lives — including escaping domestic violence. For Saroj, it freed her from decades of abuse.
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July 9, 2015 The multimillion-dollar job-recruitment scam has been linked to more than 30 deaths. Hundreds of people have been arrested in connection with the Vyapam scandal.
July 8, 2015 Growing up in India, Deepak Singh loved eggs. He sang the jingle, "Sunday or Monday, make every day an egg day." So he was sad to hear that eggs have been banned from school lunches in Madhya Pradesh.
Tibetan men living in Kathmandu, Nepal, danced Monday during celebrations to mark the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama.
July 6, 2015 Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, his home in exile, sang, danced and told us what their spiritual leader has meant to them.
A little boy and his goat have an encounter with a painted lion in West Bengal, India.
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June 27, 2015 An award-winning photo captures a friendly encounter between a young child and a painted feline.
June 27, 2015 In India, writer Deepak Singh was always bumping up against humanity. In the U.S., he found out about personal space. And he wonders: Is something lost when you have to keep your distance?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga along with thousands of Indians on Rajpath, the mall of central New Delhi, for International Yoga Day.
June 21, 2015 Led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tens of thousands of government officials, soldiers and students performed yoga in New Delhi Saturday for the first-ever International Day of Yoga.
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Mayilsami, 67, is a father of one daughter.
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June 20, 2015 Three fathers in India talk about the struggle to express affection for their kids and how they feel about having daughters versus sons.
Yogis in Bangalore get ready for the International Yoga Day on June 21.
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June 15, 2015 Yoga is supposed to bring inner calm. So why are some people in India up in arms about the upcoming International Day of Yoga?
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Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
June 8, 2015 He may have thought it was a compliment to say his Bangladeshi counterpart has done well "despite being a woman." Yes, it's now a hashtag.
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