Are Heroines the New Heroes

There is an exciting space and opportunity for bold film-makers and gutsy, gifted actresses to rise above the stereotype, safe, comfort zones and go where few have dared.

The Shocking Link Between Politics and Electricity in India

The research focused on state elections in Uttar Pradesh—the country's largest state—and found that power losses increased by three percentage points just before the polls.

Indian-American Doctor Indicted for Causing Death of Two Patients

Pawan Kumar Jain, 61, who has been charged with 61 counts of unlawfully dispensing controlled substances and 50 counts of health care fraud, could face a sentence of life in prison if convicted,

WhatsApp Says India is its Largest Market

WhatsApp has crossed 500 million users, adding 50 million since February

The Illustrious Story of Indian Railways

The heart beat of a billion Indians, Indian Railways, now connects India like never before.

Narendra Modi Joins Selfie Movement

Mr. Modi is one of India’s most tech-savvy politicians. He was among the first Indian politicians to join Twitter and has 3.79 million followers.

Indian Expats Enter the Electoral Fray

Thousands of Indians have given up comfortable lives overseas and returned home to act as party volunteers or even stand as candidates in the country's parliamentary elections

Modi Gets a Bollywood Boost

In Indian politics, star power matters as much as manifestos — if not more.

Mr. Modi’s Abandoned Wife Joins an Alarming Trend in Indian Politics

The sudden media glare on Mr. Modi’s wife, Jashodaben Chimanlal, has uncovered some odd currents in the way Indians think about marriage and public life
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 03:47 EDT

Indian Grad Students Eyeing U.S. as Land of Opportunity

Over the past 2 years, applications from India have skyrocketed, while those from China have tapered off—leaving analysts scrambling for answers.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 09:38 EDT

Indians Top Foreign Investors List in Dubai

Indians have topped the list of foreign investors in real estate in Dubai, pumping in USD 1.6 billion during the first quarter of 2014.

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 02:19 EDT

Indian Food Pop-ups Popping Up All Over London

Londoners have a seemingly insatiable appetite for spicy, surprising food from the subcontinent.

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 01:26 EDT

Slumdog Kid Lands Dream United Trial

A penniless football hopeful from India is on the brink of becoming a real-life Slumdog Millionaire – after winning a dream trial at Manchester United.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 06:05 EDT

India’s Ultimate Bromance Goes Public on Twitter

Modi’s secret admiration for Bhagat, on the other hand, leaked through in more subtle ways, signaled in form not content.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 05:58 EDT

Invented Tradition and the Religion of the Ancients

A ritual on the Ganges turns out to be not quite what it seems

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 01:18 EDT

Clinton Backer Pleads Guilty in a Straw Donor Scheme

Mr. Chatwal pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in Brooklyn to skirting federal campaign contribution laws and witness tampering,

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 23:00 EDT

Sant Chatwal Cops a Plea on Campaign Fraud

“Without that (money) nobody will even talk to you. When they are in need of money, the money you give, then they are always for you. That’s the only way to buy them.”

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 03:58 EDT

Indian Mango Production Set for a Fall

Fears of a price hike in domestic market, while export growth is also likely to be halted

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 07:04 EDT

Agraites Show no Pride in Taj City's Rich Heritage

The people in Agra displayed no sense of pride in their history and rich architectural legacy that draws millions of visitors to the city every year.

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 02:17 EDT

Is Padmanabhaswamy Temple Gold Getting Pilfered

The untold riches of Thiruvananthapuram temple may be getting pilfered, an explosive report on the state of affairs in the temple submitted to the Supreme Court said.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 02:00 EDT

Indian Obsession for Fair Skin Continues

The visual media has changed the strategy so much that even fair people also use fairness products

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 03:38 EDT

Apple to Recycle All Products For Free

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 09:46 EDT

After Call Centre Loss, India May Lose BPO Edge

Indian IT companies have not yet woken up to the challenges posed by other countries, especially those in Eastern Europe, where the talent pool is burgeoning.

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 02:11 EDT

Indian Motorcycle History

Indian has been an iconic American brand for more than a century, and it still resonates among older motorcyclists.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 03:08 EDT

Startups Receive Offers For Investment From World's Biggest Corporations

For the first time, the West is seeing India as a hot bed for products rather than services

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 06:46 EDT

With Awards, Bollywood Shows Growing Imprint in US

Bollywood this week throws its premier awards event for the first time in the United States, which has quietly become the leading overseas market for India´s prolific film industry.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 05:59 EDT

Why Tamil is the New Punjabi

Like Republic Day parade floats, Hindi cinema is rolling out new backdrops against which to stage the latest entertainment spectacles

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 02:22 EDT

Kiss Happens Only in India

A film entitled the 'The First Indian Kiss' is one on the best pieces of social satire.

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 01:24 EDT

Book-ed For Art

Imagine a reading room where books are not just meant for reading but they also double up as pieces of art.

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 02:14 EDT

Cow and Bull Tie The Knot

A Cow and a bull have been married off in a lavish Indian wedding - costing £10,000

Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 06:04 EDT

13: The Power This Number Commands Around the World

The fear of the number even has its own psychological term coined in 1910: "Triskaidekaphobia." - See more at:

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 23:28 EDT

Trains That Can Climb Skyscrapers

Londoners Christopher Christophi and Lucas Mazarrasa have drawn up a proposal for the world's first vertical trains that will climb up skyscrapers.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 01:18 EDT

Incredible A Poem That Can be Read Backwards

That this poem was written by a 14-year old makes it worth sitting up and taking note of.

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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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