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- Got comments on your website? Great. Here’s how to support your moderators. Read.
- How media companies are creating new tools for collaborative journalism. Read.
- Using digital games to create more engaging journalism. Read.
- What I Learned from “Beyond Comments.” Read.
- How the worlds of design and journalism collide at the New York Times. Read.
- Hacking the Future of Publishing. Read.
- “Bringing Collaborative Journalism to the Issue of International Migration: An Interview About the 19 Million Hackathon.” Media Fields Journal, Issue 12: Media and Migration. Read.
- “Towards a Better Inclusivity: Online Comments and Community at News Organizations.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology Master’s Thesis, 2016. Read.
Business & Globalization
Science, technology, entrepreneurship and economy features.
- Life in the Margins: Asian American workers’ experience the H1-B visa. Read story.
- Remembering Mr. Wizard – TV’s first Science Guy. Read story.
- How a gene sequencer saved chocolate. Read story.
- The BRICs – or at the idea of the BRICs – may be losing favor among some investors, as recent data suggest slowing growth rates may be the new normal. Read story.
- A Bangalore-based doctor has a scheme to make India the first country to “dissociate health care from affluence.” So why aren’t Indian hospitals buying in? Read story.
- A technology pilot in UP uses cell phone technology to plug the gaps in India’s Mid Day Meals Scheme – the largest school lunch program in the world. Read story.
- Three engineers want to deliver radio programs for the poor and make money in the process. Read story.
- Today’s semiconductors can send men to the moon and pilot missiles, and many of them were developed here in India. Read story.
- Cloud computing firm Nivio plans to be the next Apple. Read story.
- India’s first firm to run cars entirely on biodiesel. Read story.
- Poor government policy could cause a dairy shortage in Delhi. Read story.
- Five million poor Indians work in the unauthorized garbage processing industry. Read story. Customs officers fail to spot dangerous waste when it arrives at ports. Read story.
Exclusive spot news
- A new report says Indian scientists are the most fraudulent in the world. Read story.
- Five Indian firms are under investigation by the United Nations for possible irregularities in carbon credit trading. Read story.
- Indian regulators to adopt a regulation that all new nuclear power plans built in the country must be able to withstand a terrorist attack. Read story.
- US nuclear firm Westinghouse plans to open an office in India, ahead of Parliament’s approval of a nuclear liability bill. Read story.
- Indian scientists unravel the deadly TB bacterium. Read story.
- Scientific funding should be free from bureaucratic hassle. Read story.
- Indian cities to get radiation sensors after deadly leak. Read story.
- Prominent Indian-American scientist says he was penalized by officials for blowing the whistle on Indian government inefficiency. Read story.
- Regulatory board to oversee new nanotechnology products. Read story.
Travel & Arts
Articles and essays.
- “Hindi, My Mother Tongue.” Navigating language and belonging in New Delhi. Essay.
- Small kindness: the horrors of the Delhi gang rape, and what we did after. Read essay.
- At the Smithsonian’s first Asian-American lit fest, writers share falooda, politics and poetry. Read article.
- Art made from the most unconventional materials. Read story.
- Every year millions of pilgrims come to Varanasi, considered to be India’s best city to die in. Read story.
- A long-ago volcanic explosion could help scientists unravel the future of climate change. Read story.
- Genetic evidence suggests a common origin for Indian tribals and Australian aborigines. Read story.
- One woman’s journey to save child slaves. A review of Cambodian activist Somaly Mam’s memoir. Read story.
- There’s no place like India’s Jaisalmer Fort. Unfortunately, climate change and catastrophe are eroding its foundations. Read story.
- English is ready to add its one millionth word. But who decides what’s in a word? Read story.
- For the past several months, a breed of venomous lionfish has invaded most of the Atlantic Ocean. Fishermen, activists and cooks fight back. Read story.
Opinion & Reviews
- Why Joel Stein’s glib TIME column about Indian-Americans is an insult to us all. Read column.
- Fairy tales for monsters. L. Annette Binder’s debut collection of short stories, Rise. The Iowa Review. Read review.
- The road well-traveled. Adam Prince’s short story collection The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men. Shenandoah. Read review.
- Love, sex and magical realism. Hector Abad’s Recipes for Sad Women is sweet, sad and satisfying. Read review.
- Frank Kafka’s love life was as eventful and bizarre as his fiction, according to a new biography. Read review.
- Pico Iyer, global souls and the search for a language of belonging, from the 2013 Jaipur Literature Festival. A guest post for the Iowa Review blog.
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