African Rulers of India

The elite status of the African slaves in India ensured that a number of them had access to political authority and secrets which they could make use of to become rulers in their own right, reigning over parts of India.

Modi's Two Years in Power

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a spectacular win in the 2014 elections, is celebrating two years in power.

India And Iran: Changing The Great Game

The historic pact between India and Iran recently to build Chabahar port in Iran has the potential to alter the dynamics of “The Great Game” for good.

India to Request UK For Extradition of Lalit Modi

India is all set to request the UK to extradite former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, facing a money laundering probe.

RGV Compares Veerappan to Donald Trump

Story of Veerappan is a proof that just one unpredictable man can overturn an entire existing system. Same is true for Donald Trump too

Who Will Cook Your Indian Curry

the employment minister and prominent Leave campaigner, Priti Patel, has claimed that a vote to quit the EU is the only way to save the curry industry.

Hindu Groups Against California Textbook Change

Thousands of academics and Indians have signed a petition to stop the California State Board of Education from changing "India" to "South Asia" in its social studies textbooks.

India Would Win With Trump

The accession of Donald Trump to the White House offers India greater strategic space. It reduces the chances of India becoming collateral damage in American interventionism.

Indian Professionals Account For Most UK Work Visas

Indian professionals accounted for 57% of skilled UK work visas granted in the year ending March 2016, according to new figures released on Thursday, which also showed Indians receiving the second highest number of visas after the Chinese.
Friday, May 27, 2016 02:31 EDT

No Exemption For NRI Students For Medical Entrance Exam

The NRI students eyeing admission to MBBS and BDS courses against their specific quota in Punjab medical and dental colleges will not be exempted from the entrance exam, as proposed earlier.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 00:17 EDT

Gujarat to Abolish NRI Quota in Medical Colleges

The Gujarat government has decided to bring an ordinance to abolish 15% NRI quota from self-financed medical colleges.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 05:20 EDT

Indians Left Unemployed Head Home From Gulf

Most of India's remittances come from the oil-rich Gulf, where some seven million Indians have been working, but more and more are being forced to come home.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 03:56 EDT

12 Year Old NRI to Become Doctor in US

A 12-year boy of Indian origin whom President Obama had congratulated on completion of graduation at the very young age is now heading to become a doctor.

Friday, May 27, 2016 02:37 EDT

India is Shutting Down Its Tax Havens

The Indian government had over the years quite intentionally opened up Singapore and Mauritius as jurisdictions that are attractive to channel funds into India.

Friday, May 27, 2016 02:35 EDT

US Backs India-Iran Chabahar port Deal

Washington broadly supports India and Afghanistan signing a deal with Iran for a transport corridor opening up a new route to Afghanistan via the Iranian port of Chabahar.

Friday, May 27, 2016 02:34 EDT

India’s Modi Weighs in Again on Brexit Debate

The United Kingdom will hold a referendum in June to decide whether or not to remain a member of the European Union.

Friday, May 27, 2016 02:33 EDT

Bloc, Stock, And Barrel

India and the EU can use the current lull in their interaction to understand themselves better and build a more pragmatic and informed partnership.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 00:26 EDT

The Aam Party

In the season of heat and mellow fruitfulness, an ode to the mango.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 00:18 EDT

Adventures of India's Tea Planters

How a desi won equal pay with the British. History on the business of making the subcontinent's favourite brew.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 00:11 EDT

India Vows Swift Justice After African Student Killed

India promised swift punishment after a student from Congo was fatally attacked last week in New Delhi, following a demand by several African missions that the government take steps to ensure the safety of Africans living in India.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 05:22 EDT

Raj Temple Offers Paap-mukti Certificates

A Shiva temple in Rajasthan is different. Here, redemption comes with a certificate that qualifies one duly purged of all sin, or `paap-mukt'.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 00:27 EDT

Government Will Not Ease Sourcing Norm For Apple in India

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook's visit to India does not seem to have borne much fruit, with the government deciding not to relax a local content sourcing norm for the iPhone make

Thursday, May 26, 2016 00:22 EDT

Tata Steel Still Considering Bids For UK Plants

Tata Steel is still in the process of considering bids for its UK operations, the company has said.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 05:29 EDT

Apple’s Store Plans in India Suffer Setback

In a setback to Apple's plans to open stores in the country, the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has red-flagged a panel's recommendation to relax the mandatory local sourcing norm for the company.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 03:45 EDT

Why India's Spending $500M to Develop a Port in Iran

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday the availability of about $500 million to invest in the development of the strategic southern Iranian port of Chabahar.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 00:10 EDT

Love Him or Hate Him

Bollywood Just Wouldn’t Have Been The Same Without Karan Johar.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 00:20 EDT

19-stringed Sarod Premieres at Shanghai Center Theater

A traditional Indian musical instrument has come to the Shanghai stage for the first time. It's called the Sarod, and is played with the fingernails, not the fingertips.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 05:15 EDT

How Chhota Bheem Took on Spiderman, And Won

Chhota Bheem has trounced every other Indian and global contender when it comes to winning over kids in the subcontinent, clocking in a stated 40 million viewers in India.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 07:22 EDT

New Gig in Town - The Rise of Indie Music

There's a new genre that's emerged: independent music. With it, a new breed of musicians is striking the right chords.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 06:48 EDT

Five Popular Dishes That Are Surprisingly Not Indian

The next time someone tells you that the kulfi is a desi summer cooler, you know better and can tell him that it isn't. The kulfi is a Middle Eastern import and as are sweets such as jalebi and gulab jamun.

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 08:17 EDT

Cursed Temple Scares Off Tourists

Local officials in the western state of Rajasthan say tourists are put off visiting the 12th Century Kiradu temple complex because of a local legend.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 00:00 EDT

Narendra Modi Came Face To Face With His Wax Twin

The statue clearly left Modi speechless even as he gave some finishing touches to the sculpture, and Twitter users were rather amused at his somewhat wonderstruck reaction.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 00:00 EDT

Air India’s Resident Rat Flees to Singapore

Pest controllers have been unable to trap the rat four days after it forced diversion of a Melbourne-Delhi Air India (AI) flight to Singapore.

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Online Startups Steer Medical Tourists

Chennai, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi-NCR are the most favored medical tourism destinations for foreigners who avail treatments in India.

Calligraphy in India

Calligraphy has moved across paper, coins, seals, metal objects, copper plates, arms and armors, etc., wherein it also blended with flora and fauna designs.

Waking Up in Vegas

Las Vegas, the flashy, fast-paced, entertainment capital of the world seems to be plotted with extreme precision to fit this fantasy.

Does Chicken Tikka Have a Nationality

The chicken tikka has managed to bind neighbors India and Pakistan together in Dubai.

Perchance to Dream

In literature, dreams as inspirations, settings or plot devices are wide-ranging, right down to J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer.

A Slovenian in India

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

Assisted E-Commerce

With the big boys virtually exhausting the online shoppers, the focus is now on the new space to reach the people who are either not on internet or don’t shop online.
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