Bollywood’s Affair With Shakespeare

In India, Shakespeare was first attempted on the screen in Khoon-e-Nahak (Murder Most Foul)

He's So Bad, He's Brilliant

Reddit continues to be a treasure trove, throwing up museum-worthy singers

Identity Crisis

US Representative Curt Clawson mistook two senior US officials testifying at a congressional hearing for representatives of the government of India.

Michael Jackson Inspires Indian Handbag Firm

Starting a business isn't always the result of a concrete plan. For some it happens just by chance.

Wrestlers Inspire India's Medal Rush

India won nine medals, including three gold medals on an eventful Day 6 of the Commonwealth Games 2014

India’s Chinese Dream

India’s leaders must develop a comprehensive plan to eliminate barriers to economic competitiveness

Amazon Counters Flipkart

Amazon has announced plans to invest an additional $2 billion in the Indian market.

Dealing With India’s Right-wing Cultural Outrage Machine

This is a depressing but instructive period in the evolution of Indian society, large sections of which still remain liberal.

Mumbai's Disappearing Parsi Cafes

Mumbai's grand old Parsi cafes have long been a symbol of the city's diverse cuisine and culture.
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 02:31 EDT

India Asks its Nationals to Leave Libya

India's mission in Tripoli on Monday advised all its nationals to leave the strife-torn country using all available means and not to travel to that country.

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 02:22 EDT

Saudi to Hire 100,000 Indian Maids

Saudi Arabia is planning to bring nearly 100,000 Indian domestic workers in 2014 following their recent agreement on the recruitment of housemaids.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 08:15 EDT

Germany Hot New Destination for Indian Students

Indian students' enrolment in German universities up more than 100% in 5 years

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 08:10 EDT

Indian Billionaire Bids for Grosvenor House

Indian billionaire Cyrus Poonawalla said he has offered £550 million, or around $935 million, to acquire London's storied Grosvenor House hotel.

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 02:24 EDT

John Kerry to Woo India

US Secretary of State John Kerry visits India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising powe

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 03:27 EDT

Trade Disputes with US: India Must Hold its Ground

As India and the US begin their reengagement after a period of disquiet with a new round of their strategic dialogue, it is important to have a real conversation about the simmering trade disputes.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 08:05 EDT

Rule Britannia

The end of British rule in India.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 03:06 EDT

People’s Republic of Flagistan

A new landmark in the heart of the Capital marks the gradual transformation of the place

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 02:34 EDT

How India's Ultra-Rich Spend Their Money

jewellery and precious stones, accounted for 16 per cent of the spending pie of India's ultra HNIs.

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 02:16 EDT

US Hospitals Are Fined Millions, Indian Ones Go Free

In the face of hard evidence of doctors getting commissions and cuts, health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan recently promised he would refer the matter to the ethics committee of the Medical Council of India

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 08:00 EDT

Commonwealth Games Where Will India’s Medals Come From

With many of the events where India have done well being dropped from the Commonwealth Games, don’t expect a repeat of 2010’s glowing performance

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 07:56 EDT

Why Sania Mirza Will Always be India's Daughter

I will remain an Indian till the end of my life," said Sania Mirza in response to the tasteless controversy.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 02:32 EDT

This Indian Firm Has Most American Recruits

US Secretary of State John Kerry has praised the Tata group for creating thousands of jobs in the United States.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 03:24 EDT

Starbucks Localizing to Crack the Indian Coffee Chain Market

For the first time ever in Starbucks' history, the company pinned its faith on a partner-owned roasting facility, outside the five plants it owns across the world

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 03:23 EDT

India Stays Silent on Foreign Investment

It’s extremely unlikely, though, that India’s openness—on paper—to FDI in multibrand retail will be part of the pitch

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 07:46 EDT

Why TCS is the New Superstar of India Inc

The emergence of TCS has eclipsed Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries, which for a long time enjoyed the status of India's most valued company.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 07:52 EDT

History, Cricket and Indian Fine-dining at Lord’s

There is always much to digest on a trip to north London.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 02:55 EDT

Bollywood Embraces the New Khan

Fawad Afzal Khan, one of the most sought after Pakistani singer-actor, has drawn criticism for his decision to enter Bollywood

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 02:47 EDT

Hindu Mythology-based Card Game Captures Gamers' Attention

A strategy card game, unique for being based on Hindu mythology, has recently hit the market, capturing the attention of a sizable number of gamers.

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 07:28 EDT

Bollywood's Answer to Four Lions

The film will be Bollywood's first mainstream comedy to deal with terrorism.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 00:00 EDT

Bill Clinton Gets Conned in Uttar Pradesh

Even former US president Bill Clinton got conned in Uttar Pradesh! That might sound amazing but is actually true.

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014 00:27 EDT

Bhangra is Forever

Forget Aishwarya, This Daler Mehndi Song is India's Greatest Export

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 03:29 EDT

Living Goddess Who Still Has To Do Homework

She was also worshipped by people who believed she's a reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga.

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 05:42 EDT

The Loneliest Library in the World

Chinnathambi keeps it active, serving the reading and literary hunger of his impoverished clientele.

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Globalizing the Indian Diet

The 21st century Indian professional is a global citizen. Well read, well travelled and yes, well fed! She knows her blue cheese from a feta, pita bread from a naan, dim sum from a momo. T

Is the Sheen Rubbing Off The National Film Awards

“The National Awards, sadly, are no longer what they used to be, with the favoritism, regionalism,politics and quid-pro-quo rampant. However, compared to the scores of others they are still streets ahead.

Canned in Cannes

The awkward fact remains that although Bollywood is the world’s largest movie factory, we don’t register even a hiccup in this gala, global, mega feast. Historically we have been conditioned and programmed to believe that it’s not the winning or losing, but participation that is the key.

Are Writers Performers

In a world awash with new tools for communication and engagement, the symbolism, mystique and magic of anonymity, however seductive, is losing ground to new anthems celebrating the spirit of contact, connection and interaction.

Lone Gray Wolf: Black & White’s Last Stand

The scene is a sidewalk just beyond the rather overdone Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, and the camera in question is less instrument, more living fossil — built by the Carl Zeiss company in 1860, it is nearly three times as old as independent India.

B-School for Rural Indian Women

The women who have been educated at MDBS have little in common with the well-heeled students in MBA programs around the world. They are an eclectic mix of ages ranging from 19 to 50. They include a potter, a spice and noodle maker, a seamstress, a goat and sheep herder, a farmer, a homemaker and a bangle vendor.

Seeking Silence

In this interview Iyer spoke on an unusual topic — the value of silence and stillness amid the rush of business.
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