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At India’s Fabled HMT Watch Factory, Time Stands Still

blogs.wsj.com — In the ghostly reception area of an HMT Watches Ltd. factory, decorated with a space-age chandelier and a conversation pit-relics from a groovier era of Indian industrial optimism-the wall clock reads "8:15." It's actually closer to noon. Out on the factory floor, Narayan Singh Khanayak sits at his work station, staring at another dead wall clock.

Time Stands Still at Fabled Indian Watch Factory

wsj.com — RANIBAGH, India-In the ghostly reception area of an HMT Watches Ltd. factory, decorated with a space-age chandelier and a conversation pit-relics from a groovier era of Indian industrial optimism-the wall clock reads "8:15." It's actually closer to noon. Out on the factory floor, Narayan Singh Khanayak sits at his work station, staring at another dead wall clock.

Kumaris: The Temporary Child-Goddesses of Nepal

wsj.com — Like many college students, Chanira Bajracharya isn't sure what to major in. Maybe finance, she says, or business. Either way, it will be a departure from what she did before. For 10 years, Ms. Bajracharya was a child-goddess-a "kumari," one of Nepal's most important deities and the living embodiment of Durga, the Hindu goddess of strength and protection.

Aboard the Mumbai Bus: A Tapestry of Life

graphics.wsj.com — A doomed bus trip on India's Highway 66 brought them together by chance-a teacher, a backpacker, woodworkers and lovebirds. Here are their stories of fortune and fate.

Isolated Nepal Villagers Wait and Worry After Quake

wsj.com — GORKHA, Nepal-On a mountain ridge just outside town recently, Rajmaya Kandel climbed a tree with her husband to gather berries to eat. "All the houses are collapsed, what else can we do?" said Ms. Kandel, 40 years old, from near the top of the spindly tree.

Nepal’s Elite Fighters Struggle to Save Homeland

wsj.com — BARPAK, Nepal-When the earthquake that ravaged Nepal hit this mountain village, Dhaniram Ghale lost his home and dozens of his neighbors, who were crushed to death. He also lost a collection of tiny possessions that recorded some of his life's proudest moments and reflect a centuries-old martial heritage here-medals he won during his 30 years in...

Nepal Earthquake: More Aid Starting to Reach Mountain Villages

blogs.wsj.com — In and around Gorkha, the capital of one of Nepal's hardest hit areas, relief agencies say they are coordinating efforts. The town was near the epicenter of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which one week ago Saturday shook this impoverished Himalayan nation and killed more than 6,200 people.

Nepal Earthquake: Hilltop Hospital Overflowing

blogs.wsj.com — DHULIKHEL, Nepal - The hospital here, on a hilltop just beyond the Katmandu Valley, has about 300 beds-and 800 patients. "We are out of tents," said Rajendra Koju, an official at the Dhulikhel Hospital, standing in front of his tidy-overcrowded facility, beneath a sheet of plastic.

International Aid Pours Into a Stricken Nepal

wsj.com — KATMANDU, Nepal-As a Nepalese military helicopter touched down here near dusk Tuesday, two dozen army medics and doctors rushed across the tarmac. Inside was a teenage boy in tattered pants with a blood-soaked bandage on his head, a farmer with a crushed femur, and 11 others from a Himalayan village near the Chinese border-all injured in the huge 7.8-magnitude earthquake that jolted Nepal on Saturday.

Rescuers Struggle to Reach Outlying Villages Hit by Nepal Earthquake

blogs.wsj.com — SIPA GHAT, Nepal-When Saturday's 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, nearly every building in this small market town 40 miles from the capital, Katmandu, collapsed. On Monday evening, more than two days later, official help had yet to arrive, residents said.
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Jul 05, 2015

RT @mbrauchli: Wonder if Beijing will rethink 2008-9 global financial crisis. Less gloating, more learning might have been good.

Jul 02, 2015

“But what if smooth jazz wasn’t killed by neglect, but by bad data?” How radio got boring: fivethirtyeight.com/features/did-n…

Jul 02, 2015

Ancient South Indian bronze, looted from a village temple and valued at $1m, is recovered in NYC. wsj.com/articles/loote…

Jun 30, 2015

RT @mbrauchli: The Uber Singularity is coming: the moment where everyone on the planet at any moment is either an Uber passenger or driver. #uberborg

Jun 25, 2015

To understand the Confederate flag today, look to its civil-rights-era revivification, says @douglasblackmon. slaverybyanothername.com/blog/the-battl…

Jun 25, 2015

Untangling “inartful” writing. Today’s Obamacare ruling delivers a clear message to America: Editing matters. online.wsj.com/public/resourc…

Jun 25, 2015

“The poor reporting in Newsweek was corrected by a research-based article on Ms. Mam by Abigail Pesta…” observer.com/2015/06/the-wo… @SheilaWeller

Jun 24, 2015

She called people “sugar booger.” @abigalpesta profiles Charleston victim with humor, understatement, no saccharine: cosmopolitan.com/politics/a4235…

Jun 24, 2015

The @AbigailPesta “as told to” w/ Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore prosecutor taking on the cops in Freddie Gray's death. twitter.com/Cosmopolitan/s…

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