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Buddha’s Reasons for Earthquakes — Buddhists on Monday marked the anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Buddhists in Nepal - where Buddha was born - visited shrines and monasteries in Katmandu to mark the day and pray for the country, parts of which were devastated by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25.

Nepal Earthquake: How Instagram Images Are Helping the Rescue Effort — Since the earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday, powerful images have emerged from the heart of Katmandu, to Mount Everest, to Gorkha near the epicenter, documenting the story of destruction and rescue operation underway.

Avalanche on Everest Brings Together Sons of Hillary and Norgay — The sons of the first men to summit Mount Everest met by chance on Saturday as they sheltered from an avalanche triggered at the world's highest peak by an earthquake in Nepal. Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of Tenzing Norgay, told BBC radio in the United Kingdom that he was on his way to base camp when he met Peter Hillary, the son of Sir Edmund Hillary.

Where’s the Cheapest Place to Buy…? Probably India — If cities were stores, to find the best deal you'd be advised to shop in Mumbai for Levis and Coca Cola , go to Rio for a pack of Marlboro cigarettes and stop off in San Francisco to buy an iPhone 6. Deutsche Bank research published last week compares prices for everyday items in cities around the world.

What 1934 Told Nepal to Expect About the Next Big Quake — On Jan. 15, 1934 at 2.28 a.m. local time, the strongest earthquake to hit Nepal in 68 years shook the Himalayan nation, killing more than 10,000 people. Decades later, the impact of that temblor and calculations about population growth since it took place were used to predict what would happen if a similar-sized quake hit again.

Nepal Earthquake — The Numbers The earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday was magnitude 7.8. Magnitudes are calculated from the ground motion recorded on seismographs. The scale is designed such that an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 produces a seismic wave 10 times larger and releases 31 times more energy than that of an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0, for example.

Rahul Gandhi’s Speech: The Indian Media’s Surprise Verdict — India's punditocracy in recent weeks has loved to hate Rahul Gandhi. Mr. Gandhi, the vice president of India's opposition Congress party, was derided by some opinion-makers for taking a break from frontline politics in mid-February-and not returning until mid-April. But on Monday, in a speech before Parliament, Mr. Gandhi surprised many pundits.

Why Is Indian Children’s Growth So Stunted? It’s Not Why You Think — India's has one of the world's most-skewed sex ratios and one of the worst rates of childhood stunting. But does one contribute to the other? Can the Indian preference for sons be held responsible for restricting Indians' growth? A new working paper from academics at the Cambridge, Mass.-based National Bureau of Economic Research says yes.

How Uber Woos Its Drivers in Delhi — On a recent spring afternoon in Delhi, a cluster of drivers stood outside one of Uber Technologies Inc.'s offices in India's capital city that sits above a bank in a ramshackle market in south Delhi.

For Uber, Success in India Is Critical — NEW DELHI-Uber Technologies Inc. is fighting a multifront war here in the capital of India, one of the company's most important and fastest-growing overseas markets. The U.S. company, which matches users with taxis through a smartphone app, is defying a ban by Delhi state authorities and competing furiously with local rivals for market share in the world's second-most populous country.
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May 02, 2015

RT @McLainSean: Maya Bista pulled from rubble alive on outskirts of Katmandu one week after the earthquake in Nepal…

Apr 30, 2015

The so-called @WSJ style and substance blog on The WSJ's new approach to so-called.…

Apr 30, 2015

RT @Econlib: Very cool graphic from @WSJ- How much does it cost to buy ___ in various countries?

Apr 29, 2015

RT @WSJAsia: What’s holding back banking in India’s countryside? What’s being done about it? #WSJInclusion

Apr 29, 2015

The cheap date index. Cities around the world offering the best deal on dinner and a movie.

Apr 28, 2015

RT @tepingchen: Study finds Chinese babies in utero during the 2008 Olympics -- who enjoyed better air -- were born heavier

Apr 28, 2015

@EliaSaikaly I'm glad you're safe. I write for the Wall Street Journal. We'd like to speak to you on skype or sat phone. Would that be poss?

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