A penchant for life in technicolour with a dash of herbal colours, crunchy gujias, chilled thandais and soulful ghazals: the heady cocktail is proving to be an irresistible draw for foreign tourists to celebrate Holi in India
India’s ambitious plan to send a spacecraft to Mars later this year has certainly caught America’s eye as India looks to play catch up in the global space race alongside the US, Russia, China and Japan.
Indians watching the curious goings-on in Cyprus, where bank depositors were slapped with a “one-time” tax levy to contribute to a bailout of their country’s banking system, must wonder what the fuss is about.
The alternative community of artists, musicians and performers in India and South Asia has found a new umbrella to express its concerns in genres as diverse as art, music, dance and performance - linking it to greater global realities.
The Congress Party faced a new crisis after a southern political party threatened to withdraw from the governing coalition if India did not join an international push to investigate alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.
Italy warned its citizens to exercise caution when travelling in India following its decision not to send back to trial two Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen while on anti-piracy duty.
Mauritius is fast becoming a popular wedding venue for rich Indians who come here with family, friends and even Bollywood stars in chartered planes to attend the extravagant ceremonies that continue for days.
India's securities regulator is seeking Supreme Court permission for the arrest of the head of the Sahara conglomerate, which it accuses of failing to comply with an order to repay billions of dollars collected from investors in outlawed bonds, according to a court document and a lawyer present at a Friday court hearing.