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  • India's top court orders inquiry into alleged gang rape

    India's top court orders inquiry into alleged gang rape
    NEW DELHI -- India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered an investigation into charges that village elders in West Bengal state ordered the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman because she had had a relationship with a man from another community.
  • Kindness One: Back in India, finding the spirit of Mother Teresa

    Kindness One: Back in India, finding the spirit of Mother Teresa
    Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. -- Mother Teresa After my trip to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan I wasn’t sure how I would react when I returned to India.   Bhutan is peaceful; India is...

    Kolkata is fertile ground for Indian ghost stories

    Kolkata is fertile ground for Indian ghost stories
    KOLKATA, India — Rumors swept Kolkata this year that a runaway boy spent the night beside a 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy in the Indian Museum, a building with a reputation for being haunted. The local media wrote it up, and a crowd, including...

    The city that wants fewer bikes, if any

    The city that wants fewer bikes, if any
    Calcutta, India, would seem to have reached some sort of bicycling nirvana. In the city of 5 million people in a metropolitan area nearly triple that size, more bicycle rides are made each day than forays by car. So much for that progressive state of...

    A clearer view of overwhelming India and of Satyajit Ray

    A clearer view of overwhelming India and of Satyajit Ray
    I once visited Monument Valley and tried to imagine myself in a John Ford western. It didn't work. I did the "Vertigo" tour in San Francisco and felt nothing. No matter how rooted in a specific time or place, most movies, especially the great ones, are...