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Is Sardar Patel Eclipsing Indira Gandhi?

blogs.wsj.com — For the past 29 years, Oct. 31 has been the day when India commemorates the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the country's first female prime minister who was shot by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984. On this day, newspapers usually carry full-page pictures of the deceased Congress party leader with her distinctive streak of white hair and ceremonies are often held in her honor.

Pollution in Delhi Prompts U.S. Embassy Warning

blogs.wsj.com — If you have children in New Delhi, you might not want to let them play outside today. The U.S. Embassy in the Indian capital said air quality - as measured at a monitoring station in the embassy compound - had reached "very unhealthy" levels on Wednesday morning.

Gender Chore Gap: Where Housework Is Most Unfair

blogs.wsj.com — India's gender chore gap, the difference between the amount of housework done by women and men, is the largest of any country for which data is available, according to new figures compiled by the World Economic Forum.

Britain’s PM David Cameron Unveils Encyclopedia of Hinduism

blogs.wsj.com — British Prime Minister David Cameron held a Diwali party in London to launch the new Encyclopedia of Hinduism, as his Conservative Party attempts to strengthen relations with the country's large Indian community ahead of national elections next year.

What Expats Really Think of India

blogs.wsj.com — Expatriates living in India often have gripes, for instance about the heat, the dirt, how difficult it is to find good cheese. But when it comes to other perks, including opportunities for travel, ease of raising children and a low cost of living, India comes out in the top 10 places to be an expatriate, according to a survey of 9,000 expats conducted by HSBC.

5 Things to Know About Diwali

blogs.wsj.com — The day before Diwali is known as Choti (little) Diwali and involves a legend about a stolen pair of earrings and thousands of kidnapped women. Narakasura, a demon king who ruled Pragjyotishpur (modern day Guwahati in Assam) stole the earrings that belonged to Aditi, Lord Indra's mother, and took 16,000 daughters of the Hindu deities captive.

India Launches Navigation Satellite into Orbit Using PSLV

blogs.wsj.com — PSLV C26/IRNSS 1C Lift-off last night. pic.twitter.com/Z302dkuEOg - ISRO (@isro) October 16, 2014 India is on something of a space odyssey right now. First, in September it made it to Mars orbit on a shoestring budget. Then a week later, it agreed to a joint exploration of the red planet with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the big boys of space travel.

What Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade Said in Her First TV Interview

blogs.wsj.com — An Indian consular official charged in the United States with visa fraud and making false statements over the amount she paid a female domestic worker used a television interview on Monday to deny the charges against her and accuse the woman of attempting to blackmail her.

Amazing Satellite Images and Animations of Cyclone Hudhud

blogs.wsj.com — Severe cyclonic storm Hudhud currently gathering over the Bay of Bengal to the east of India is set to develop into a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours as it moves northwestwards, according a statement from the India Meteorological Department on Friday morning.

India, U.S. Agree to Joint Exploration of Mars

blogs.wsj.com — India's satellite Mangalyaan has only been orbiting Mars for a week, but already space scientists back on Earth are planning their next mission: this time in tandem with the U.S. On Tuesday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration signed an agreement to work with the Indian Space Research Organisation during future explorations of Mars.
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Oct 31, 2014

RT @WSJAsia: Watch: @gefairclough on India's effort to strengthen its disputed border with China on.wsj.com/13osF81

Oct 30, 2014

RT @WSJAsia: Official after visit to Sri Lanka mudslide site: "I don't think there will be any survivors." on.wsj.com/13hOFkM pic.twitter.com/rEWQJ0zGUJ

Oct 21, 2014

RT @CorinneAbrams: Hearty cheers in Admiralty as pro-democracy campaigners speak at talks with the Hong Kong govt. pic.twitter.com/2lJIcO2sFJ

Oct 21, 2014

RT @WSJAsia: "Lives in danger. Help us. Thank you." The SOS note in Hebrew that triggered a rescue in the Himalayas on.wsj.com/1DuvvFe

Oct 19, 2014

The man who identified Ebola is worried about the infection reaching India. on.wsj.com/1FaNFO8

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