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Facebook Fire Challenge Faces Criticism

In the so-called Facebook 'fire challenge', flammable liquid is poured over the body and lit. The person then has to dive into a pool before the flames take hold.

Modi is a Social Media Wizard Says US Study

PM Modi is turning out to be a savvy social media superstar whose online postings are reshaping his public image as a technology-capable leader aligned with the aspirations of a new Indian modernity.

567 Indian Nationals Deported to India

As many as 567 Indians were deported to India by federal law enforcement agencies in last two years, while more than 6,360 Indians were detained at the US border during the same period as they tried to sneak into the country.

Modi’s Note Stumps Monks

Li said that Modi wrote in Gujarati to honour Dharmagupta, a fellow Gujarati who lived at the temple during the Sui Dynasty (581-618).

Bobby Jindal Moves Closer to Announcing Presidential Bid

Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Monday moved a step closer to his 2016 US presidential bid by announcing that he is forming an exploratory committee in this regard.

The Day India Broke Everest Jinx

On May 20, 1965, an Indian expedition ascended to the top of the world.

Ray in New York, Again

While our cultural intolerance grows, India’s greatest film-maker wows New York.

The First Indians on Everest

On the 50th anniversary of India’s first successful expedition to the world’s highest mountain, the last living members recount the historic climb in detail

India's Home Grown Chinese Cuisine

For many Indians, Chinese food is their meal of choice and the country has developed a unique Indian-Chinese cuisine.

Can India Tempt More Chinese Tourists

In the last ten years there has been a surge in Chinese tourism around the world.

Wisdom Over Wealth

Toning down the big, fat Indian wedding

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Stops Red Carpet Traffic

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was fashionably late at the Cannes Film Festival - that is, she was both fashionable and late

MIT Scientists Decode Mystery of the Dress

MIT scientists have cracked the science behind the dress that went viral on the internet after some saw it as black and blue while others perceived it to be gold and white.

Suicide Fruit Makes Headlines

Odollam tree widely grows in Kerala’s marshy areas but it is relatively unknown to Western doctors, chemists, analysts and even coroners or forensic scientists.

One Year of Modi Sarkar

The anecdotal evidence and the view from India analysts would suggest one year into Modi government, foreign investors are more bullish on India.

Silicon Valley Effect

Indians learn to 'fail fast' as tech start-up culture takes root.

The China-India Puzzle

Leaders before Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping have tried, with little success, to break down Sino-Indian cultural barriers. What does the ordinary Chinese citizen think of Modi’s visit?

Being Smart About Being Human

The Salman Khan foundation may need a new sustenance strategy now that the star is legally charged with culpable homicide

What an Adarsh Girlfriend is Like

The dream girlfriend is here and she loves to cook for you, wears a beatific smile when you "flirt" and, importantly, is ready to change for your family.

Modi's China Visit Photo Which Broke the Internet

Photos and memes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi sporting shades and checking out terracotta statues at a museum in China went viral on the internet

Why is India’s Capital City so Angry

Much of what you see in Delhi is an outcome of India’s ingrained feudal ethos.

Venkat Panchapakesan, YouTube’s Engineering Chief

YouTube's engineering chief, who enabled a lot of the free flowing content, lost a months-long battle to cancer earlier this week and passed away in Silicon Valley CEO Has Allotted His Personal Shares to Employees

Saying it was "too early in life to get serious about money," Rahul Yadav, the 26-year-old CEO of real estate e-commerce website, has allotted all of his personal shares to the 2251 employees of

Modi Govt's First Annniversary

His impending first year anniversary has become occasion for the media to rate his performance. It is almost as if he is facing a constant agni-pariksha.

Half Out of The Almari

While their white counterparts have been openly ‘coming out of the closet’, British Asian gays are often still reluctant to put more than a leg out of the almari, so to speak.

The Indian Matchmakers Targeting Divorcees

India still has one of the lowest divorce rates in the world, but marriage breakdowns are becoming more common.

Indian to Direct Film on Barnes Book

Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra has been signed in to direct the film adaptation of The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes' Booker Prize-winning novel.

A Bad Seven Days for Indian Justice

In three separate cases, high profile and influential individuals were allowed to walk free by appeals court despite being found guilty by lower courts.

Are Earthquakes Becoming More Frequent

While the number of earthquakes has been increasing, the frequency of high-intensity ones has been gradually falling

First Indian City to Offer Google Street View

While Street View has been extensively used in the US, Canada, and many European countries, its applications in India have been limited so far.

Study Art of Taking Selfies

Taking the perfect selfie is no less than an art form especially when anyone and everyone with a smartphone is taking one.

Behold the Charitable Genius of Salman Khan

Salman's lawyer's argument approach was similar to that of former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, who was sentenced to two years in jail for insider trading.

The Namo Style

Narendra Modi government’s style is clearly authoritarian with a democratic veneer

Honest Indian Wedding

AIB returns with a hilarious video.

Kareena to Sue Medical Company

Kareena Kapoor Khan made headlines recently when it was alleged that she had used some weight loss pills to shed the extra pounds.

Convicted Salman Khan Bailed

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been freed on bail, hours after being convicted of culpable homicide in a 2002 Mumbai hit-and-run case.

Mango Man Names New Hybrid Variety as NaMo Aam

Haji Kalimullah Khan has grown one more variety of the royal fruit which he named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Wendy’s Taking McDonalds Head-on in the Indian Market

World's third largest burger chain boasts in the fact that they won't reduce the price compromising with the quality.

Salman Hit and Run Case

Court delivers verdict, Salman is convicted.

Art Gazing in Kochi

How the two-edition old Kochi Muziris Biennale is taking Indian art to the world, and changing the historical seaside town

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