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Features by Raymond Thibodeaux

Indian spice traders guarded over foreign food giants in their market

Indian spice merchants are concerned that U.S. and European companies are muscling in on their market.
Posted In: Food

Slow Indian court system serves delayed justice

India's court system is backlogged with a deluge of cases. But a new record-keeping database may provide some hope for speeding up the country's justice system.
Posted In: Crime

Yogis bent out of shape over posing patents

The art of yoga has been in practice for thousands of years. So many practitioners are surprised that some are racing to the patent office to lay claim to inventing specific poses. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.
Posted In: Health

Big competition for low-end Indian jobs

Despite India's growth spurt, there are still too few jobs for the country's 450-million strong workforce. At the lower end of the country's job spectrum, competition for jobs is tough, especially after India shed 10 million jobs last year. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.

Solar may soon power Indian rickshaws

Traffic congestion clogs the streets in Delhi, which was one of the first Indian cities to fuel its rickshaws with compressed natural gas to cut down on smog. Now it plans to go a step further. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.

India coming up in animation world

India's IT sector is often perceived as just an outlet for outsourced technical drudge work. But its recent animation work on Avatar and other upcoming films is helping the industry shape a much more impressive image. Raymond Thibodeux reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Trash pickers in India go to waste

As India asserts itself as a rising power, its capital city is feeling the urge to spruce up its new image. New Delhi is hiring private contractors to collect trash from the streets. But that move isn't good for everyone. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.

Some find ageless tomato in bad taste

An Indian scientist's discovery of how to extend the life of a tomato is being lauded by many as a breakthrough for the country's hungry and for farmers. But not everyone has taken to the idea. Raymond Thibodeux reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Gas line to India may be a pipe dream

There's not enough power to go around in South Asia, so India is hoping to get natural gas shipped in from Iran. But there's one big obstacle. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.
Posted In: Oil

India's domestic carriers face losses

India has been one of the fastest-growing markets for plane travel, but the airline industry there is now hurting. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.
Posted In: Airlines

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