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#WhyLoiter reclaims public — and inner — space for Indian women

Women in India often hear from an early age that they shouldn't be out in public without a purpose and a place to go. And certainly they shouldn't be out late at night without the company of a man. "Don't loiter," they're urged. But a group of women in Mumbai is challenging that notion by going on late-night walks together and just hanging out. Rhitu Chatterjee tags along for a "loitering session" that manages to feel both sinister and uplifting.

Culture

This Mumbai couple waited to adopt a daughter: 'We just wanted a girl'

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When Ayesha and Marco D'Souza started the adoption process, they knew some baby girls in India were not even allowed to be born because of sex selection. And they know that some view girls as a burden. Still, they weren’t choosing a girl out of charity, they say. They just wanted a daughter.

Technology

If you want to honk in India, you may have to pay

India's noise pollution is legendary: By some measures, India has three of the top five noisiest cities in the world. The worst offenders are on the road, and while some people complain about it, one person stepped up to the challenge of taking it on — by making honking a privilege that will literally cost you.

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