Indian Diaspora in Fiction

Politicians, business magnates, sports stars — the Indian diaspora has done well for itself in its new homes around the world.

India Sensational Murder Grips Local Media

The arrest of a prominent media industrialist in India has unearthed a story involving murder, hidden identity, sensational allegations and countless accusations.

MSF Charity Accuses Bollywood Film of Endangering Staff

Aid charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is taking legal action over a Bollywood film it claims could endanger its staff in conflict zones.

No Pity for Patels

The Patel/Patidar demand to be granted the status of OBC, or Other Backward Class, in Gujarat is premised on the notion that the state should look not at communities but at individuals.

Sania Mirza Conferred Khel Ratna

Sania Mirza became the second tennis player to receive the Khel Ratna after Leander Paes.

How India Could Reinvent its Cities and Boost Tourism

Re-inventing our urban neighbourhoods could be one such way to unleash India’s tourism potential.

Looking Backwards and Forwards From Partition

Whatever Pakistan (or Bangladesh) does to its minorities, the citizens and government of India must eschew a policy of retribution and revenge.

Jamie Oliver to Open First Restaurant in India

Jamie’s Pizzeria is a 50-60 seat restaurant that serves innovative and delicious thin crust pizzas, salads, sides and desserts

India, Seychelles Sign Agreement to Curb Tax Evasion

As it seeks to bring back black money stashed abroad, India signed an information exchange agreement with Seychelles, preferred by many for routing of funds to dodge taxes.
Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 05:37 EDT

Indian-Origin Brides in UK Use Spies

A growing number of Indian-origin families are using the services of private detectives to check on prospective grooms for their daughters

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 01:28 EDT

Indian-Origin CEOs Of Global Tech Giants

Pichai's elevation is another milestone for Indian-origin CEOs -- of whom at least half a dozen are in Fortune 500 companies.

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 01:21 EDT

UAE to Allot Land For Temple in Abu Dhab

Indian expatriates comprise 30 percent of the UAE's population and are the largest nationality group.

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 01:19 EDT

10,000 Indians lose Jobs Due to EMigrate System Snags

Discrepancies in implementation of the eMigrate system have added to crisis caused by software glitches.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 02:11 EDT

Irony Behind the Anger of Patels

The demand for job reservations by the Patels of Gujarat is an ironic consequence of uneven distribution of social capital between communities, even within communities.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 02:09 EDT

Patel Agitation

Centre rushes 5,000 paramilitary troops to Gujarat.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 23:24 EDT

India's Patel Community Rally Over Caste Quotas

More than 300,000 members of India's Patel community have staged a rally in Gujarat demanding better access to jobs and education.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 23:17 EDT

The New Modi Spells Trouble For BJP in Gujarat

Tens of thousands have turned out to listen to the 22-year-old Hardik Patel in over 100 rallies and meetings he has organised across Gujarat.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 02:18 EDT

Sania Mirza Issued Notice on Khel Ratna Issue

The award should be given on the basis of statistics and merit and not on the basis of popularity.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 02:14 EDT

Indrani Mukerjea: The Great Gatsby of Mumbai

Indrani Mukerjea was like the Great Gatsby of Mumbai — no one knew where she came from and how she overnight transformed herself into a self-proclaimed media maharani.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 23:25 EDT

Onion Crisis: Now Cook Superb Indian Food Without Onions

Cooking dishes without onions is not an impossible task nor is it a new concept in the Indian culinary landscape.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 23:21 EDT

Halt to italian Marines Trial Ordered

A UN-linked tribunal has ordered a halt to all legal proceedings in the case of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 05:28 EDT

Has Billion-Dollar Firm at 37

I had days when I didn't have money for dinner. Let's say having two cups of tea was a perk for me.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 05:13 EDT

Indian Firms Among World's Most Innovative Companies

Ranked 41st, Hindustan Unilever, India-based fast moving consumer goods company, tops the list of Indian Innovative Companies.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 05:11 EDT

Indian IT Companies Gain Against Global Competition

Indian IT continues to increase its share of the global outsourcing market.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 02:17 EDT

Indians in International TV

Wave of Indian talent sweeps global television.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 23:19 EDT

The Best Film Posters of 2015

‘Talvar’, ‘Labour of Love’ and other films that made posters an art form.

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 01:46 EDT

The Theatrewallahs

We celebrate the history, politics and joy of more than 70 years of Indian theatre.

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 04:07 EDT

40 Years of Sholay

Lessons for corporate India from Amitabh Bachchan.

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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