A Slovenian in India

I marvel at the Indian genius for thinking, for inventing, and am puzzled why this country is still so poor.

Indian Clock to Tower Over Big Ben

Indian IT giant Infosys has said it plans to build the world's largest free-standing clock tower at its campus in the southern city of Mysore.

India's Courts: Moral Guardians of the Nation

A brief history of the Indian judiciary's torrid affair with free speech and obscenity.

Trumping up Donald: The Indian-American Connect

Some on social media have even called Trump the "US Modi" but this comparison misses several key differences.

Why Indian Couples Are Divorcing After Honeymoon

Urban couples are increasingly calling it quits within months of getting married.

Fowl Play at Akbar’s Court

How chicken found flavour and favour with a reluctant patron.

A Porsche For $7,000

Under the unforgiving sun in Chennai's non-existent winter, this graveyard of cars is spurring many dreams and aspirations.

ICC to Lessen Power of Big Three

The power of England, Australia and India in world cricket is to be reduced as part of reform measures introduced by the sport's governing body.

Cabin Crew Suspended Over Sonu Nigam's Concert on Flight

Jet Airways has suspended five crew members who were part of a chartered flight after aviation watchdog DGCA took serious note of the episode.
Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 02:11 EST

Man Behind Google's Search is Leaving Firm

Google's stock fell after Singhal announced his retirement. While analysts were hesitant to cite his departure as the primary reason for the stock hit, several said it was a factor.

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 01:24 EST

Indian-Origin Girls Scored More Than Albert Einstein

Two Indian-origin girls have achieved the maximum score of 162 in the Mensa test in a month.

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 00:00 EST

The Sikh Man Who Stood up to Trump

In the last days of campaigning, Donald Trump is still leading the polls - and making headlines.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 00:56 EST

Bikram Yoga Founder to Pay $6.5 Million For Harassment

The founder of Bikram yoga that enjoys worldwide popularity, was ordered in the United States Tuesday to pay more than $6 million in damages for harassment.

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 01:49 EST

Shani Temple, Haji Ali And Now Article 377

The challenge to status quo is a sign that the society is intellectually alive and kicking. The hope for change is not dead yet.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 06:17 EST

India Social Storm Over Fake Nehru Letter

dia's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru is under fire on social media over a fake letter in which he apparently criticises Indian freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose a war criminal.

Monday, Jan 25, 2016 08:18 EST

India, France Sign Rafale Agreement

India has signed a deal with France to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said.

Monday, Jan 25, 2016 05:25 EST

French Firms to Invest $10 Billion in India

France's Minister for Finance and Public Accounts Michel Sapin today said French companies have been investing billions in India and he expects that they will invest over USD 10 billion in the next five years.

Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 02:13 EST

The Target at Rio

Three women shooters and some of India’s best bets at winning an Olympic medal this year—on their road to Brazil

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 08:18 EST

Rishikesh Beyond Spirituality, Yoga And Rafting

Rishikesh, situated in the foothills of Himalayas on the banks of River Ganga in Northern India, is undoubtedly one of the best places to find quick relaxation from the mundane life.

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 08:16 EST

India Become World’s Second Largest Smartphone Market

India has surpassed the US to become the world's second largest smartphone market, crossing 220 million in active unique smartphone users in 2015

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016 02:21 EST

Feminization of Indian Agriculture

Their contribution may well be the answer to a sector which is under crisis from farmer suicide.

Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 02:05 EST

For These Heirs, Family Business is Not a Choice

Heirs of some of India's biggest tycoons are not joining the family businesses yet. They prefer to first chart their own entrepreneurial path.

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 08:22 EST

TCS Rated World's Most Powerful IT Services Brand

Brand Finance's 2016 annual report evaluated thousands of the world's top brands to determine which are the most powerful and the most valuable.

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 08:20 EST

Relaxations to Start-ups to Create More Indian Unicorns

RBI will ease regulations to allow startups to raise foreign venture capital through innovative instruments as it seeks to lighten norms to support growth of entrepreneurship in India.

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 08:15 EST

Why Apple’s Old iPhones Make Sense for a New India

A thriving trade in reusable electronics won’t solve the growing tide of global e-waste, but it can slow the growth curve, while expanding access to technology

Saturday, Feb 06, 2016 00:32 EST

Cabin Crew Suspended Over Sonu Nigam's Concert on Flight

Jet Airways has suspended five crew members who were part of a chartered flight after aviation watchdog DGCA took serious note of the episode.

Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 02:15 EST

That Taxi in The Coldplay Video

It may be in the news for all the wrong reasons, but there’s an art collective in Mumbai who are excited about their contribution to the video

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 08:08 EST

Remembering The Golden Days of Kathakali

In the south Indian village of Vellinezhi something rare is happening - the villagers, hearing the drums, are making their way to an outdoor stage lit by brass lamps.

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016 02:16 EST

Is India's Outrage Over Coldplay Justified

Our anxiety about how the world sees us makes us ultra sensitive to a video like this.

Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 02:04 EST

India's Maverick Frog Man

All my discoveries are accidental. We don't plan on finding new frogs. You go out into the forests and spend time there."

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 01:50 EST

Chasing the Lure of a Royal Past With Greyhound Racing

There were greyhounds from Canada, from Ireland and England, and a few from the United States.

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 00:03 EST

No Longer a Tree

Goas's Decision to downgrade coconut palm causes outrage.

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 02:18 EST

Extinct Tree Frog Rediscovered in India

An extraordinary tree frog thought to have died out more than a century ago has been rediscovered in India.

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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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