(CNN) — Residents of a remote village in northern India have few connections to the outside world. They live in mud dwellings with thatched roofs. Electricity is available just two hours a day. And a computer — well, what’s that?
Yet, this week Shiv Nagar, named after the Hindu god Shiva, became SnapDeal.com Nagar (nagar means town), after India’s answer to Groupon, the online coupon giant.