Bollywood’s Affair With Shakespeare

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

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.

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

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

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.

Germany Hot New Destination for Indian Students

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

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.

Rule Britannia

The end of British rule in India.

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
Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 02:14 EDT

Morning People Less Moral at Night

Early risers are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 09:53 EDT

Sushma Exhorts NRIs to Assist in India's progress

She expressed hope that with its strong initiatives, the current government would regain India's global position.

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 07:25 EDT

Indian-Origin Steward On-Board MH17

An Indian origin flight steward was among the fifteen crew members on-board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 00:12 EDT

Ex-Goldman Director Rajat Gupta Fails to Void Conviction

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta, serving a two-year prison term, has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to overturn his insider trading conviction.

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 22, 2014 01:35 EDT

India Keeps World Guessing

India will firm up its position regarding a landmark global trade pact shortly before a Thursday deadline, a senior official said on Monday

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 01:33 EDT

India Refuses Visa to UN Team Probing Sri Lanka

India and four other South Asian countries have united in expressing objection to the UN probe.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 01:30 EDT

Russia to Build Gas Pipeline for India

-A Russian gas pipeline along its southern border to India may be among the largest projects of its kind in history

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.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 07:49 EDT

Indian Flag Shown Upside Down In CWG Official Song Video

India has hit the headlines for reasons other than sporting in the just-begun Commonwealth Games

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 02:59 EDT

Indians Banned From Wearing Turbans in Asia Cup Basketball

Indian basketball players were subjected to some racial discrimination and humiliation when the Sikh members of the team playing in Asia Cup were prevented from wearing turbans.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 02:52 EDT

Get My Peon: India Outsources House Chores

New Indian companies are offering to do your chores and errands in a country traditionally reliant on full-time servants.

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.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 02:44 EDT

Singapore Invites Indian Firms to List on SGX

The Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) is inviting Indian companies to list on their exchange and raise capital.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 02:43 EDT

New-breed Companies Pay Big Bucks for IT talent

A new breed of technology companies is paying software engineers in India substantially more than traditional ones.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 02:50 EDT

Road to Riches

Ecommerce firms like Flipkart, Snapdeal say they too can make their low-level workers millionaires

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.

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.

Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 01:37 EDT

Tree Temple Houses 800 Varieties of Fruit Trees

A Tree temple, spread in 10 acres of area in Badgaon Mafi village in Burhanpur, is housing 800 varieties fruit trees and is maintain a fine balance in the environment.

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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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