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ISKCON Plans a 70 Story Skyscraper Temple For Krishna

ISKCON Skyscraper Temple of Krishna Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is building the world’s tallest temple in Vrindavan, India. Named the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, the skyscraper temple will be one of the largest religious buildings in the world. Upon completion, the temple will stand 210 meters (700 feet) tall and include a built-up area of 540,000 square feet.

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India’s Mars Orbiter Sends Home Its First Image

First image of earth from Indias Mars Orbiter Mission

India’s first mission to Mars, the Mars Orbiter (Mangalyaan) crossed the distance of the moon’s orbit this morning, making it the farthest object sent into space by India. A few days ago, the spacecraft looked back, and sent a postcard back home. This is the first image of Earth taken by the Mars Color Camera (MCC) aboard the Mars Orbiter Spacecraft. The image was taken on November 19, from an altitude of 67975 kilometers.

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Breaking Barfi: The Indian Style Breaking Bad Parody

Waltaar, an avid lover of Mithai (Indian Sweets) finds out that he has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, which constrains him from consuming any more Mithai due to the high sugar content. So as a solution, Waltaar, alongside his former student Jassi, begin cooking fat free, low sugar, healthy Mithai and begin selling it on the streets… which leads to all sorts of drama.

BREAKING BARFI. DUN DUN.

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India Within [video]

Kilian Martin’s India Within is a short that gives us a glimpse of India in a very unorthodox style where skateboards play a big role in unlikely destinations.

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Automobiles

The Indian Bugatti Veyron is Based on a Suzuki

When it comes to power, Bugatti and Suzuki are probably sitting on the opposite poles. But there always are ways for them to get together, like this one. The Bugatti Veyron you see here started life as a Suzuki Esteem/Cultus. Now the Suzuki Esteem is quite a humble car, a 1.3L engine that puts out a modest 85bhp, which would be only a fraction of the power that is commanded by the beast called Veyron with a 16.4-L W16 engine pumping out 1001bhp.

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A Day In India [video]

Perennial Plate’s short film “A Day in India” compresses his three weeks of travel in India to a day and then just four minutes.

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Weird Indian Campaign Shows the Dangers of ‘Facebook Like’

A series of PSAs by New Delhi based TBWA point out the dangers a Facebook like could bring. While the Facebook Like might not seem like a very big deal, it is becoming something of an issue in India. Earlier this year, the Indian government tried to make Facebook and YouTube pre-screen their content for objectionable material.

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Hand Gestures Tell the Tale of Indian City of Calcutta [video]

Commissioned by YPO Calcutta, this video shows the story of one of India’s largest cities, its people, its celebrities, its landmarks, and its temples. Quite interesting, considering it is all the work of hand shadows, and a tale very well told.

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Cool

Villagers in India’s Meghalaya Create ‘Living Bridges’ From Tree Roots

Villagers in the rainforests of Indian state of Meghalaya use the forces of nature and the available flora to make their lives easier. If there is something abundant in a rainforest, it is trees and these villagers use roots of trees coupled with vines to create sturdy bridges.

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Seeing India on a skateboard [video]



This unique view of India goes across its major cities, seeing them through a skateboard. They used three skaters for the video, each followed by two cameramen as they traveled through Indian cities of Bangalore, Jaipur, New Delhi and Agra. The video was shot over 9 days, as a promotion for Oxelo Skateboards.