Neel Kashkari…is pro-choice, favors same-sex marriage rights and voted for Barack Obama in 2008…Kashkari said he has visited 80 communities to hear from Californians. He’s stayed overnight in an Oakland homeless shelter, visited free clinics, volunteered at food banks, worked on docks and in farm fields and worshiped at a Pentecostal church in south Los Angeles…observers say the attention that GOP luminaries are lavishing on Kashkari—the son of Indian immigrants and a practicing Hindu—underscores the hunger for a new type of Republican in California, where the party holds no statewide offices.
Nearly 100K people turned up…standing on tracks, blocking all rail traffic connecting mainland India to the northeastern corridor. The chants of “Why Telangana? Why not Bodoland?” stopped only later in the evening. I had never seen such a gathering in this idyllic small and sleepy town. People had come from far-flung villages all over western Assam to ask for a separate homeland.
more words and photos here, from Vivek Singh .
…cars are held in the air by centripetal force…there’s very little room for error. The Well of Death is extremely risky for…performers and audience members, but…draws a huge crowd…
…at the heart of the film is the…system of “dabbawallahs,” a community of lunchbox delivery men who deliver thousands of hot meals cooked by housewives every morning and deposited on their husbands’ office desks. The containers are then returned back home in the afternoon. Just watching the white-capped men bicycle the lunchboxes…is…jaw-dropping…