Landslides, floods kill at least 25 in southwest India

At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in southwestern India, officials said on Oct. 17, as rescuers scoured for survivors in muddy debris and the military flew in emergency supplies.

Residents were cut off in parts of the coastal state of Kerala as the rains, which started to intensify from late Oct. 15, swelled rivers and flooded roads.

"Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India"

Shashi Tharoor, a member of the Indian Parliament, believes that India needs a museum on British colonisation of the South Asian country. In his latest publication 'Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India', Chairman of the Indian Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee says that the greatest challenge Indians are facing is the decolonisation of the mind.

India temple fire kills over 100 people watching fireworks

A massive fire swept through a temple in southern India on April 10, killing more than 100 people after thousands gathered to watch an illegal fireworks display.
More than 280 others were injured in the fire that engulfed the Hindu temple complex in Kerala state, where crowds had built up during the night for a festival that boasted the fireworks show.