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22

Jul

To fight unemployment, India to plant 2 billion treesA new initiative in India will employ up to 300,000 youths in an effort to improve air quality and provide opportunities to the unemployed.

To fight unemployment, India to plant 2 billion trees
A new initiative in India will employ up to 300,000 youths in an effort to improve air quality and provide opportunities to the unemployed.

09

Apr

12

Mar

Elephant smashes house, then saves crying babyThe infant’s parents watched in amazement as the pachyderm carefully removed rubble from their crying child before returning to the forest.

Elephant smashes house, then saves crying baby
The infant’s parents watched in amazement as the pachyderm carefully removed rubble from their crying child before returning to the forest.

05

Dec

Little boy gets lost on train, uses Google Maps to find his family … 25 years laterAt the age of 5, he fell asleep on a train in India while waiting for his brother. He ended up in Calcutta, nearly 900 miles from his town. Lost and illiterate, with no idea what the name of his home was, Munshi lived on the streets for months until he was adopted by an Australian couple. Decades later, he discovered Google Maps and was eventually able to follow train tracks, recognize landmarks and be reunited with his family.Watch his amazing story in this video.

Little boy gets lost on train, uses Google Maps to find his family … 25 years later
At the age of 5, he fell asleep on a train in India while waiting for his brother. He ended up in Calcutta, nearly 900 miles from his town.
 
Lost and illiterate, with no idea what the name of his home was, Munshi lived on the streets for months until he was adopted by an Australian couple.
 
Decades later, he discovered Google Maps and was eventually able to follow train tracks, recognize landmarks and be reunited with his family.

Watch his amazing story in this video.

07

Nov

9 exotic places where English is widely spoken
Check out these nine far-flung destinations where an English speaker can step off the tourist trail and still be able to communicate. 

14

Oct

Breathtaking images of the living bridges of IndiaDeep in the misty rain forests of the Indian state of Meghalaya lie the world’s most majestic bridges, woven from the living, growing roots of rubber trees.See more amazing photos.

Breathtaking images of the living bridges of India
Deep in the misty rain forests of the Indian state of Meghalaya lie the world’s most majestic bridges, woven from the living, growing roots of rubber trees.
See more amazing photos.

23

Sep

Indian village relocates to make room for tigers200 families accepted government incentive packages to move outside tiger reserve borders.

Indian village relocates to make room for tigers
200 families accepted government incentive packages to move outside tiger reserve borders.

05

Apr

Photo: Waterlogged leopard rescued after plunging into urban well
An adult leopard glares up at rescue personnel, journalists and spectators after falling inside a water well on March 30 near the Kalipur neighborhood of Guwahati, India. The leopard is the second of its kind to be rescued in the area this week, highlighting the ongoing conflict between native wildlife and rapid human encroachment on already shrinking habitats

Photo: Waterlogged leopard rescued after plunging into urban well

An adult leopard glares up at rescue personnel, journalists and spectators after falling inside a water well on March 30 near the Kalipur neighborhood of Guwahati, India. The leopard is the second of its kind to be rescued in the area this week, highlighting the ongoing conflict between native wildlife and rapid human encroachment on already shrinking habitats

03

Apr

Photo of the day: Sacred rivers not immune to pollution
Indian men search for coins and gold on April 2 in the polluted waters of the Ganges river near the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad, India following the Kumbh Mela festival. Drawing massive crowds of devotees, ascetics and foreign tourists, the two-month-long Kumbh Mela festival is celebrated every 12 years at the confluence of sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers. Although the custom for Kumbh Mela is to bathe in these holy waters, about 426 million liters of domestic sewage pollution from the Ganges and its upstream tributaries are pumped into the Sangam every day.

Photo of the day: Sacred rivers not immune to pollution

Indian men search for coins and gold on April 2 in the polluted waters of the Ganges river near the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad, India following the Kumbh Mela festival. Drawing massive crowds of devotees, ascetics and foreign tourists, the two-month-long Kumbh Mela festival is celebrated every 12 years at the confluence of sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers. Although the custom for Kumbh Mela is to bathe in these holy waters, about 426 million liters of domestic sewage pollution from the Ganges and its upstream tributaries are pumped into the Sangam every day.

05

Mar

Indian man single-handedly plants a 1,360-acre forest
Jadav Payeng turned a barren sandbar in northern India into a lush new forest ecosystem.

Indian man single-handedly plants a 1,360-acre forest

Jadav Payeng turned a barren sandbar in northern India into a lush new forest ecosystem.