Global Politics

This ad from Google India brought me to tears

Google is the most popular search engine in the world, but can it solve one of history's most intractable problems? A new ad from the company's India branch shows how two friends, divided by the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan, were reunited... with a little help from Google Search.

Development & Education

Pakistan's Election Symbols

When Pakistan goes to the polls, their ballots will not have the names of any contesting parties on them. Using symbols on ballots has been standard procedure in Pakistani elections for decades, because over 40 percent of adult Pakistanis are illiterate.