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Bhopal and the BP Oil Blowout

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What the worst industrial disaster in history can teach us about the BP oil spill.

In 1984, a small town in India experienced the deadliest environmental disaster in history, when an explosion at a Union Carbide chemical factory in Bhopal sent 27 tons of methyl isocyanate gas into the slums. 22,000 people died as a result. Twenty-six years later, locals are still affected by birth defects and disease. On Monday, Indian courts sentenced eight Union Carbide officials – all from......read more

Holstee Wallet

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This vegan wallet is made primarily of plastic bags and newspapers, collected off the streets of Delhi in India. $25.00

When Holstee went looking for a new wallet, they couldn't find what they were looking for so they designed their own... The slim wallet design holds the essentials - cash, credit cards and even has a sliding window for your ID and Metro card. "Working with a family-run non-profit based in India that works to collect and recycle litter off the streets of Delhi we were able to create......read more

Mind-Expanding Travel Photos by Keitha Haycock

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A Kiwi photographer takes us off the beaten path

It seems like everytime we take a walk through Flickr, we come across the portfolio of some well-traveled person whose life we can't help but envy. Keitha Haycock is one such person. The New Zealand-based photographer is seemingly always off traveling to some far-flung locale. Thankfully she brings her trusty 35mm to document her journeys. From the Himalayas to Central America to Australia,......read more

Kilian Martin: India Within

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Another incredible short from filmmaker Brett Novak and Kilian Martin, freestyle skater extraordinaire

After the short film stunner "Altered Route," the prolific partnership of Brett Novak and Kilian Martin continues with "India Within," filmed on their travels in South Asia. Martin's freestyle skating, harkening a young Rodney Mullen, is something to behold. The Spanish Powell-Peralta pro pulls off flat ground, ledge, and wall tricks that seem scientifically impossible. Set against the ancient......read more

In India, Sustainable Design is a Given

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Fast-rising architect Bijoy Jain spoke with WSJ on collaborating with Mother Nature

Indian architect Bijoy Jain, the founder of Studio Mumbai, is a fast-rising designer known for creating modern buildings using locally-sourced materials like stone and wood. Established in 1996, Jain's firm received the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture from L'Institut Francais D'Architecture in 2009. His home in the countryside of Alibag, not far from central Mumba, is part of a compound......read more

Sugarless Tea

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Directed by Sai Selvarajan

A beautiful little film, Sugarless Tea takes viewers on a journey to India and Queens, NY, in a tale of separated brothers, chance meetings and identity. Sugarless Tea features watercolors paintings filmed using a stop motion technique that evokes travelogues and bedtime stories, and highlights the process of painting itself.  Sweet story....read more

Eye Of India

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From Benn Berkley

Eye of India is a visual record of a journey across India that showcases the diverse culture of one of the world’s fastest developing nations. During a six-week trip, from the tropical shores of Kerala to Nomadic Refugees in the far North, the film highlights moments that aim to capture a feeling of transition as India emerges as an economic super power. A film by Benn Berkeley Music:......read more

Beautiful Images of a Cactus Nursery by India Hobson

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UK photographer visits greenhouse to snap spiny succulents

India Hobson has a thing for potted plants and indoor gardens. The UK photographer's portfolio includes plenty of plant-centric work, including this lovely series of images shot at Abbey Brook Cactus Nursery, a greenhouse near Sheffield which is home to thousands of spiny succulents in all shapes and sizes. The photos nicely capture the quiet charm of the cactus nursery, a place where New World......read more

The Crying Indian

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Classic 1970s PSA from "Keep America Beautiful" campaign.

If you were around during the '70's, you probably remember this iconic image. There's a beautiful earnestness to this commercial that is summed up with the crying Indian who wasn't, in fact, Native American, but an Italian from central casting. But that doesn't diminish the power of the image he represented to a generation of environmentalists over 30 years ago. The......read more

Recycled Rustic Teak Shelf

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Historic Indian railroad tie repurposed as rustic ledge for the home $61.00

This handsome floating shelf from Sprout Home offers a nice alternative to the boring veneer shelves you might find at IKEA or Home Depot. The functional ledge smartly repurposes teak railroad ties from Colonial-era India, giving it a fascinating historical narrative that serves as an interesting talking point for guests. (Not that we advocate either imperialism or teak forestry, but in this case......read more

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