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The Indian Matchmakers Targeting Divorcees
Offbeat  (tags: marriage, divorce, matchmakers, India )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
India still has one of the lowest divorce rates in the world, but marriage breakdowns are becoming more common. Most of those splitting up are members of its thriving, urban middle class whose lives have been transformed by the economic boom.
Lion May Snatch National Animal Tag From Tiger
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, lions, India, national animal )

Cher
- 13 days ago - blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com
ItâEUR(TM)s tigers versus lions again. Prime Minister Narendra ModiâEUR(TM)s government is apparently considering making lion the national animal. The Times of India has reported that the National Board for Wild Life (NBWL), which in 1972 had picked the tiger
Hobson-Jobson: The Words English Owes to India
Offbeat  (tags: Language, Words, Origins, English, India )

Ray
- 21 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In 1872 two men began work on a lexicon of words of Asian origin used by the British in India. Since its publication the 1,000-page dictionary has never been out of print and a new edition is due out next year. What accounts for its enduring appeal?
Scientists Worried About India's Tiger Population
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, India, population, protection )

Cher
- 26 days ago - ctvnews.ca
At first, the numbers seem impressive: India's tiger population has gone up 30 percent in just four years. The government lauded the news as astonishing evidence of victory in conservation.
Boys Persuade Girls Back to School in Indian Education Campaign
Offbeat  (tags: asia, children, goodnews, education, India, Educate Girls, back to school )

Naoko
- 31 days ago - in.reuters.com
Boys campaigning for girls' education is not common in most parts of the world but in Rajasthan they are at the heart of a drive to get more girls into schools.
On a Search for India's Elusive Big Cat in Regal Ranthambore
Offbeat  (tags: india, tigers, luxury, regal, ranthambore, pictures )

Scooby
- 32 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Don't get me wrong. I love our tent with its cream canvas-encased beds made up with the finest cotton sheets, his and hers basins and a luxurious bath, which the night before had been drawn and scattered with scented rose petals while we ate dinner.
Man Is Squashed Into the Mud By Rampaging Elephant After Angering It Near His Village in India
Offbeat  (tags: India, elephant, squashed, man, angry, village )

Scooby
- 35 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
This is the terrifying moment a rampaging elephant charged at a man and squashed him into the mud after invading his village in India.
Burka Avenger Is the Muslim Female Super Hero We'Ve All Been Waiting For (Video Links)
Offbeat  (tags: cartoon, gender issues, Burka Avenger, Pakistan, Afghanistan, female empowerment, India )

Evelyn
- 36 days ago - mic.com
The Burka Avenger is a teacher, Jiya, who in her spare time dons a burqa while fighting gender-based crimes and other evils, and she is the symbol of empowerment for girls across the Muslim world that many hoped would arrive.
India: After Tigers, Now Leopard Numbers Said to Have Dropped By 80% in 100 Years
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, leopards, numbers dropping, India )

Cher
- 46 days ago - ibtimes.co.uk
A study under review has found that leopard population in India has dropped by almost 70-80% in the last century, thanks to poaching and loss of habitat.
IndiaâEUR(TM)s Other Daughters âEUR" The Village That Plants 111 Trees When a Girl Is Born
Offbeat  (tags: India, Rajasthan, Piplantri village, unusual, goodnews, women, eco-feminism, Shyam Sundar Paliwal )

Evelyn
- 53 days ago - folomojo.com
Piplantri has created a tradition that benefits both the local people and the planet. This endearing village makes a conscious effort to save girl children and the green cover at the same time, by planting 111 trees every time a girl is born
Beef Ban in India Reaches Into Cages of Lions and Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: Prakash, beef, ban, India, meat, national park )

Scooby
- 54 days ago - mobile.nytimes.com
Palash, the largest tiger at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai, still paces his cage for the hour leading up to dinner and still pounces on his meal when his handlers lift the gate to his feeding room.
Working Elephants to Be Removed From Delhi's Streets
Offbeat  (tags: Good news, working, elephants, removed, India, Delhi )

Scooby
- 54 days ago - m.radioaustralia.net.au
The Indian government is no longer issuing new licenses to elephant keepers who are struggling to look after the animals in the growing city of Delhi.
The Shocking Moment An Angry Mob STOPS Animal Rescuers From Treating Abused Performing Elephant
Offbeat  (tags: mob, injured, elephant, india, chains, sad news, rescue, mohan )

Scooby
- 58 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
This is the shocking moment an angry mob refused to let an animal welfare charity rescue a injured performing elephant who had been abused.
Angry Mob Kidnaps Accused Rapist, Beats Him to Death: Indian Lynch Mob Renders Justice
Offbeat  (tags: rapist, india, justice )

Angie
- 76 days ago - examiner.com
A violent mob kidnapped an accused rapist after busting into the manâEUR(TM)s jail cell in Nagaland, India. The frenzied mob, hundreds strong and armed with makeshift weapons, met outside the police station to stage a protest rally.
'Man-Eating' Tiger Shot Dead in India
Offbeat  (tags: animals, togers, death, india )

Angie
- 92 days ago - msn.com
Armed forest guards have shot dead a man-eating tiger in southern India after the animal attacked and killed a farmer and a tea plantation worker, an official said Thursday.
 

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