Underprivileged children attend a free school run under a mass transit bridge in New Delhi, India. The students, ages 4 to 14, study everything from basic reading and writing to the Pythagorean Theorem.
Posts Tagged 'India'
Tags: India, Jyoti Amge, Nagpur, shortest, video, World's Smallest Woman
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A teenager the size of a large watermelon became the world’s smallest woman after turning 18 today
Tags: Aadmilog, Alpenliebe, Bollywood, commercial, Darling, India, monkey, Perfetti, planet of the apes, video
Tags: achondroplasia, dwarf, India, Jyoti Amge, midget, Nagpur, short, World's Shortest Woman
Tags: California, economic crisis, hiring, India, job fair, new world order, outsource, recruit, San Jose, unemployment
U.S. companies have been hiring workers from India for years, especially graduates of U.S. universities. But Indian companies, as well as American firms operating in India, are now trying to convince some of them to return to India. A job fair at the San Jose Convention Center this weekend is focused on helping companies recruit Indian workers who may in the U.S. on a visa by informing them about the professional and economic opportunities back home. Organizers also stressed that the job fair is also open to anyone who is interested in working in India.
Tags: atheism, fingernail, Hindu, India, insanity, Mahant Amar Bharti Ji, mental illness, NEW DELHI, religion, Shiva
New Delhi clerk Mahant Amar Bharti Ji first raised his arm in 1973 in honor of the deity Shiva, and has never put it down since. His dedication to his religion has held, despite arm and hand deformation and pain. And exceptionally long, curled fingernails.
Tags: antiquated, computer, Godrej and Boyce, hard copy, India, Mumbai, office, outdated, paperless office, production, technology, typewriter, word processor
With only about 200 machines left — and most of those in Arabic languages — Godrej and Boyce shut down its plant in Mumbai, India, today. “Although typewriters became obsolete years ago in the west, they were still common in India — until recently,” according to the Daily Mail, which ran a special story this morning about the typewriters demise. “Demand for the machines has sunk in the last ten years as consumers switch to computers.” Secretaries, rejoice. “We are not getting many orders now,” Milind Dukle, Godrej and Boyce’s general manager, told the paper. “From the early 2000s onwards, computers started dominating. All the manufacturers of office typewriters stopped production, except us. ‘Till 2009, we used to produce 10,000 to 12,000 machines a year. But this might be the last chance for typewriter lovers. Now, our primary market is among the defence agencies, courts and government offices.”
Tags: alcoholism, Binge-Drinking, drunk, elephant, fermented-rice, hangover, India, jumbo, West Bengal
Binge-drinking elephants, drunk on local hooch, have killed three people and destroyed 60 homes in a four-day rampage in east India.
Yesterday they were reported by local officials to be sleeping off hangovers as shocked communities tried to clear the wreckage left by the 70-strong herd in remote villages on the borders of the states of Orissa and West Bengal. With a local festival approaching, villagers had stockpiled the fermented-rice based drink which is stored in earthenware vessels and, according to Bijay Kumar Panda, a local administrator, the elephants found and drank it. They then staggered through the surrounding area and began “to fall asleep hither and thither, throwing life completely haywire”. According to the Pioneer newspaper, the “jumbos” are known “for their love of local country-made brews” which they “gulp down and make merry at the expense of the villagers”.
Tags: animal husbandry, banking, finance, goat, India, Korawan, Mirzapur, money, wtf
So, you thought your bank was as effed-up as any financial institution could be. Think again, a bank in India not only lends goats, it also accepts goats as deposits.
Women in remote Korawan, 70 km from Allahabad, have come up with a novel bank which exclusively deals with goats – accepting the animal as savings and lending it out as loans. In tough terrains of Mirzapur district, most of the people are engaged in crushing stone to earn a living. “Wives of these people help them in crushing stones and breed two-three goats for additional income,” Singh said.
Tags: China, espionage, hacking, India, malware, spyware, technology, telecom
Indian officials say the ban was prompted by concerns that Chinese telecom equipment could have spyware or malicious software — known as “malware” — embedded in it which could give Chinese intelligence agencies access to telecom networks in India. The ban and other regulations come less than a week after media reports that Chinese hackers had broken into the computer networks of India’s security, defense and diplomatic establishment.
Tags: FDA, health, India, prescription drug, safety, Walmart
Walmart is heavily promoting a program of 30-day supplies of generic drugs for $4, pointing to the program as an indicator of the company’s leadership on making healthcare more affordable. To profit on $4 dollar prescriptions, Walmart is importing drugs from foreign countries, including India. One of Walmart’s Indian drug suppliers, Ranbaxy Laboratories, LTD, has been repeatedly investigated by the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Justice for “inadequate” safeguards against contamination, falsification of records and submitting false information to the FDA.