Grocery Shopping Goes Online

In the past year or so, India has seen a virtual mushrooming of online grocery portals, with some even promising free delivery on the same day

What Does India Need To Become A Superpower

Societies are not transformed by governments from the outside, but from within, culturally.​ ​​

HSBC to Shut Down Private Banking Business in India

HSBC Holdings will shut its private banking business in India marking the exit of another foreign bank from the cut-throat business in Asia’s third-largest economy.

The Staggeringly Political Art of Ai Weiwei

Why do Indian artists stay away from the big political issues of our times?

India-Pakistan Series Unlikely to go Ahead

A top BCCI official says board is unlikely to get required clearance from external affairs ministry for resumption of cricketing ties with Pakistan.

Indians Ridicule Cuts to Spectre Kisses

A James Bond who touches M's feet to seek blessings before setting out for a mission?

India's Fiesty Female Farmers

The small band of pioneering women farmers in India.

Bollywood Star Joins Chorus Against Intolerance

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has joined the rising chorus of protest against growing "intolerance" in India.

Indian Students Turning Away From UK

The number of Indian students going to the UK for higher studies has seen a dramatic drop. It's fallen by 50% in the past four years.
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 01:19 EST

Clock Kid Wants a $15-mn Sorry From His city

The family of Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager who was arrested after a teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, has demanded USD 15 million in compensation

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 01:23 EST

Indian-American Companies Fined For H-1B Visa Misuse

Two Silicon Valley companies owned by an Indian-American have been fined $103,000

Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 01:27 EST

Where Does The Educated Indian Emigrate to

The overall migrant population of Indian origin in developed countries was 3.6 million in 2010-11, an increase of 83% over the previous decade.

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 01:26 EST

Increasing H-1B Visas Big Mistake

A Republican presidential aspirant has said he is against increasing H-1B visas - the most sought-after work visas for IT professionals and companies the US.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 00:01 EST

India and Singapore Sign 10 MoUs

PM Narendra Modi is in Singapore for the second leg of his 2-nation tour.

Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 05:14 EST

Mahatma Gandhi & The Killing of a Calf

Critics angrily questioned how he could claim to be a devotee to ahimsa (non-violence) when he had allowed such a killing.

Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 05:01 EST

Hollande Chief Guest at 2016 Republic Day Parade

It is understood that the invitation by PM Narendra Modi to the French President was extended last m...

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 08:19 EST

Rahul a British National

Document shows Rahul Gandhi as British national, but it could be an error: UK government department

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 01:24 EST

Starbucks Brews Better Sales in India Than Rivals

Starbucks, the world's largest coffee retailer, posted per-store sales that were more than two-and-a-half times higher than its largest rival during its second full year of operations in India

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 01:17 EST

Why Indian Bosses Rarely Pull a Mark Zuckerberg

Many Indian bosses don't completely hang up their suits in favour of their parental duties and prefer juggling the demands of their jobs with personal responsibilities:

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 01:01 EST

The Life of Teen Beauty Contestants

In Chandigarh and Ambala teenage beauty contests are a rage.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 00:30 EST

Despair Over Ban in India's Surrogacy Hub

India recently announced a ban on surrogate services for foreign couples and notices have been sent to fertility clinics to not accept any more overseas clients.

Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 05:08 EST

Is Bubble Bursting For India's Online Start-ups

Hundreds of layoffs at several Indian start-ups have sparked fears the bubble is starting to burst for the country's e-commerce companies.

Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 05:03 EST

Billions in Change

Who is Manoj Bhargava and just how is 'free electricity' coming?

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 08:25 EST

Baba Ramdev to Now Launch Khadi Yoga Wear

From a conception pill to organic toothpaste, instant noodles and ayurvedic products, India's favourite Baba Ramdev has it all under his brand "Patanjali."

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 08:23 EST

Taking Indian Whisky Upmarket

Most of the whisky sold in India is locally made and generally considered low quality, but some are now trying to show that need not be the case.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 08:15 EST

In India, James Bond Has Only Half a Licence to Kiss

The Indian Censor Board has succeeded where British Intelligence failed -reining in the legendary sex life of UK's most famous fictional spy .

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 00:43 EST

Danving AcrossThe Cultural Divide

Bharatanatyam dancer and Royal Ballet star join forces.

Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 23:08 EST

Pakistan Anger at TV Show With Bollywood Judges

Pakistani social media users are trying to put pressure on a leading local media network to cancel a singing competition involving Indian judges.

Tuesday, Nov 03, 2015 00:07 EST

Giving Indian Aunties a Pop Art Twist

The twist on pop art is gaining the attention of the Indian diaspora and beyond

Friday, Aug 07, 2015 02:03 EDT

Maa, Baba And Mess Galore.

Various avatars of self-styled spiritual gurus

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 07:58 EDT

Indian Billionaire Buys old Scotland Yard Site

One of India's richest men, Yusuffali Kader, has bought the original Scotland Yard site in Whitehall for £110m.

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 09:41 EDT

A Single Tree Yielding 40 Different Kinds of Fruits

In an unusual feat that has the horticultural world rubbing its eyes in disbelief, Van Aken has created a tree that yields 40 different kinds of fruit.

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 07:20 EDT

Life in a Metro

This Quora thread brilliantly captures life in different Indian cities.

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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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