India and Sri Lanka

Clean Toilets, Inspired Teachers: How India’s Capital Is Fixing Its Schools

The Aam Aadmi Party, which rose to power in New Delhi, is overhauling an education system that serves as a lifeline for millions of families looking to break the cycle of poverty. By Karan Deep Singh Aug. 16, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET “NEW DELHI — Pradeep Paswan used to skip school for weeks, sometimes months. His classrooms …

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Sri Lanka Collapsed First, but It Won’t Be the Last

Aug. 15, 2022 By Indrajit Samarajiva Mr. Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer who publishes at his blog Indi.ca. “As a Sri Lankan, watching international news coverage of my country’s economic and political implosion is like showing up at your own funeral, with everybody speculating on how you died. The Western media accuse China of luring us into a …

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Thousands Flee Myanmar for India Amid Fears of a Growing Refugee Crisis

For decades, armed conflict, political repression and targeted campaigns against minorities have forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave the country. Now many more are expected to follow. By Sui-Lee Wee Oct. 19, 2021Updated 10:31 a.m. ET Terrified farmers and families with children in Myanmar are fleeing into India as the military junta that seized power …

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I Know What It Takes to Defeat Narendra Modi

By Mahua Moitra May 5, 2021 Ms. Moitra is a member of the Indian Parliament from the All India Trinamool Congress, which last week defeated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party in state elections in West Bengal. “. . . . The Bengal experience has demonstrated that the B.J.P. is not invincible, that all Indians …

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Amazon India scraps single-use plastic in packaging across centers

By Reuters Staff “BENGALURU (Reuters) – The Indian unit of Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O has eliminated all single-use plastic in its packaging across fulfillment centers in the country, in line with its target to weed out the packaging material by June, the e-commerce giant said on Monday. The company said in addition to replacing packaging materials such as bubble …

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Glacier Bursts in India, Leaving 150 Missing in Floods

By Mujib Mashal and Hari Kumar Feb. 7, 2021 NEW DELHI — The Indian authorities were scrambling to evacuate villages and save lives on Sunday after a Himalayan glacier broke and caused sudden, massive flooding in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Vivek Kumar Pandey, a spokesman for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, said three bodies had been recovered and …

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Who Gets to Breathe Clean Air in New Delhi?

“Around 7 in the morning, Monu, 13, lifts his mosquito netting and crawls out of bed onto a dirt floor. Outside, his mother cooks breakfast over an open fire. A few miles across New Delhi, the world’s most polluted capital, 11-year-old Aamya finally gives in to her mom’s coaxing. She climbs out of bed and treads …

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Opinion |  After the Lockdown, Fear and Chaos in India- By Pragya Tiwari – The New York Times

By Pragya Tiwari Ms. Tiwari is a writer based in New Delhi. March 25, 2020 A deserted market in New Delhi.Credit…Yawar Nazir/Getty Images “NEW DELHI — On Tuesday evening, India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, ordered a strict nationwide lockdown for the next 21 days to battle the spread of the coronavirus. The busy marketplace in my upscale …

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As Trump Visits India, a Trade Deal Remains Elusive – By Ana Swanson and Vindu Goel – The New York Times

By Ana Swanson and Vindu Goel Feb. 25, 2020Updated 8:05 a.m. ET “WASHINGTON — President Trump’s visit to India includes a state dinner, tens of thousands of cheering onlookers and even a marching band on camels — but a long-awaited trade deal between the United States and India is notably absent. For the second time since September, when Prime Minister …

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Opinion | Donald Trump Is Going to India to Find Himself – The New York Times

By Pankaj Mishra Mr. Mishra is the author, most recently, of “Age of Anger: A History of the Present.” Feb. 21, 2020 Credit…Illustration by Pablo Delcan; Photographs by Doug Mills/The New York Times ” “I love Hindu,” Donald Trump proclaimed during his presidential campaign in 2016. That adoration of India’s majority population, and America’s richest and …

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