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Aboard the Mumbai Bus: A Tapestry of Life — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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.

Delhi’s Horse-Drawn Taxi Drivers Don’t Have Long Faces — NEW DELHI-A few years ago, Ravi Kumar made a big bet on the future: He sold his horse-drawn taxi and started driving an electric rickshaw instead. "The times were changing," he says. Today, he's going old school and switching back.

WhatsApp Chats, Cellphone Snaps: India’s Changing Approach On Sexual Harassment — Until recently, sexual harassment was a taboo topic in India, whether it happened at home, on the street or in the workplace. However, in the past year or so a string of high-profile claims against powerful men has altered the public conversation.

Greenpeace India Apologizes Over Handling of Sexual-Harassment Claim — Greenpeace India on Friday issued a public apology to a former employee, saying it mishandled her complaint about sexual harassment "and for that we owe her an apology." The statement is posted on the website.
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May 24, 2015

"The lack of math in media criticism" MT @raju: @brianstelter @dangillmor ... lack of math in media criticism being a whole another story

May 24, 2015

"High rent blight." Why the West Village has lots of boarded up shops.…

May 23, 2015

Curious. Someone did an audiobook(?) of a Nepal piece I did with @NiharikaSM—whose byline gets rather butchered here:…

May 23, 2015

RT @Chandiraj: a big storm hits KTM. god save those living under tents and tarps.

May 23, 2015

@rachelcantor, noting the translate button here. Yet seems to me you're speaking the universal language of hammocks.

May 23, 2015

The Trinket Seller. “Who understands what happens when you fall in love?” Read the life stories of the 52 travelers.…

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