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Greetings Around the World

When you see friends or acquaintances, do you hug or kiss on the cheek? Do you shake hands or say 'hey' and wave hello before starting a conversation? What greetings are most common where you live? The Cut travels...

Making homemade coconut oil from 100 coconuts

A retired building painter and a skilled cook in the district of Tiruppur, India, P Arumugam prepares authentic South Indian dishes in small and large quantities on YouTube's Village Food Factory channel. The popular ...

Weaving a charpai bed

In just seven minutes, a man expertly weaves a charpai bed, also known as a charpoy, charpaya, or manji-style bed, around a metal bed frame. The video, uploaded by chintu arya, shows the creation of a simple diagonal ...

From Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari, a time lapse of India’s longest train

Ride the longest train in India via this time lapse video from a photo essay by musician and photographer Ed Hanley. An excerpt: Indian Railways train #15906, the Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express, travels 4,273...

The Story of Zero – Getting Something from Nothing

Once upon a time, zero wasn’t really a number. Its journey to the fully fledged number we know and love today was a meandering one. Today, zero is both a placeholder, and tool, within our number system signifying an a...

Squeeze in where you can! – The World’s Busiest Railway

Where can you find a seat on a crowded train from Mumbai to Kolkata? The answer: Anywhere you can... including a baggage rack or another person's lap. From The World's Busiest Railway on the BBC, Anita Rani talks and ...

Planet Earth in 4K: Time lapse images taken by an orbiting satellite

This video truly illustrates why our Earth is called The Blue Marble. Taken every 30 minutes over Indian ocean from May 15th to May 19th, 2011, these images by the geostationary Elektro-L weather satellite have been c...

Poop Guy: A dad who is revolutionizing sanitation in Pune, India

Swapnil Chaturvedi refers to himself as the Chief Toilet Cleaner, and is known as “Poop Guy” in the community of Pune, India. Officially, he’s the founder of Samagra Sanitati...

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast?

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast — in Egypt, Vietnam, Sweden, or where you live? While these showcased morning foods are only some of the possible breakfasts in each of these countri...

Riding the trains in Mumbai, India

Get a feel for what it’s like to ride the trains of Mumbai, India in Railway Days. Mumbai street photographer Mikhail Anand writes: “It covers the commute of a man trying to get ...

What does it take to make a t-shirt? – NPR’s Planet Money

What does it take to make a t-shirt? We’ve watched a video about this subject before, but NPR’s Planet Money answered this question in the most amazing way: they traveled across...

Holi – The Hindu Holi Festival of Colors

To be watched large in HD, Holi was shot by the studio We Are Variable for the Hindu Holi Festival of Colors:  The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli in Sanskrit, or Dhulheti, Dhulandi or ...