The Ugly Indian

This is a terrific 17.5 minute-long TEDx Bangalore talk about what it takes to really drive a cleanliness campaign. In the end, it comes down individual actions and leading by example. [From the Youtube introduction] The Ugly Indian is an anonymous collective that does not talk to media, wants no publicity and works with the motto - Only Work No Talk.


The Many Charms of Coorg

One of the most wonderful gems of India, tiny Coorg (also known as Kodagu) is in Western Karnataka, among the high hills (known as the Western Ghats). It is often referred to as the Scotland of India - and, rightly so. Centuries-old traditions of farming and agriculture have made this a lush forest-like region with all kinds of exotic fruits, vegetables and spices that the locals use to cook up an entirely unique cuisine, unlike elsewhere in India.