Indian intersection

Switzerland and India may seem like poles apart but they have more in common than you think.

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Only three of the 104 satellites launched were Indian
Mir built his business by selling silk carpets woven by weavers in his native Kashmir
While outrage against sexual abuse has become more common in recent years, violence within the confines of marriage still remains in the shadows
According to the World Health Organization, 842 000 people are estimated to die each year from diarrhea as a result of unsafe drinking-water, sanitation and hand hygiene
Indian recently opened up its railway infrastructure to 100% foreign direct investment, specifically high-speed rail and tracks
Preger on his rounds in the streets of Kolkata
The homeless often live with chronic stress and are more likely to develop anxiety, depression, addictions and psychosis
Indigenous communities in the east of the country have been displaced to make way for coal mines and power stations
The greens may be hygienically prepared for export but pesticide levels remain high
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Switzerland and India are poles apart but they are also connected in many weird and wonderful ways. The India desk's job is to unearth these ...

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