India's Tolkien' of Hindu mythology

He has been called India's Tolkien and Asia's Paulo Coehlo and has a huge fan following.

Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off in London

The Jaipur Literature Festival was inaugurated in London to present a sumptuous showcase of South Asias literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas, dialogue and debate.

Bengaluru to Mysuru: A Writer’s Life

Visiting R.K Narayan’s house in Mysuru, which is now a museum.

From MBA in India to Minimum Wage in U.S.

Mr. Singh’s account of an immigrant has found resonance in the current political environment in the U.S.

Beyond a Colourful India

A debate has been raging amongst the British Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers for some time now.

India's Strange Obsession With Alphabet Soup

The last few years have witnessed the birth of a curious phenomenon in India, perhaps a sign of religion loosening its grip on a modern secularised middle-class.

Kindle Books in Indian Languages Could be a Game Changer

What Amazon’s new initiative will mean for publishing in Indian languages

Delhi Will Host Its First Yule Ball

t’s Time To Celebrate, Potterheads.The best news for desi Potterheads! Come Christmas, they'll get to attend Delhi's first ever Yule Ball.

Patel Most Common Indian Surname in UK

Patel has emerged as the most common Indian surname in the UK, according to a new Oxford dictionary released today.

India go Down Two Spots in English Speaking

According to a new report, India has slipped two spots compared to last year in English proficiency rankings while China has improved its ranking.

The Star of Intellectual Journalism

A new collection of writings from ‘The Modern Review’, and the history of intellectual journalism in India.

Priyanka Chopra Sorry for Conde Nast Cover Insulting Refugees

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has apologised after being criticised for modelling an "insensitive" top on a Conde Nast Traveller magazine cover.

India is Opening up to The Idea of Well-connected Literary Agents

In India, literary agents are just about beginning to come into their own. For a long time, one couldn’t have imagined making a living out of being an agent here because of the money involved

Veteran South African Tamil Activist Honoured

A veteran South African Tamil activist was honoured here for devoting his life to the promotion of Indian languages in the country.

For Rekha, The Show Won’t End

'Rekha: The Untold Story’ taps into that irresistible fantasy of knowing a who has been mythologized all her life.

Gandhi: A Stage Favourite

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi continues to fire the imagination of writers everywhere

Shooting Stars

Shah believes that although the paparazzi are often written off as intrusive voyeurs, they also help humanise the demigods of Tinseltown

India to The Rescue: Wikipedia Turns To Multi-Lingual Techies For Help

India might seem like the Tower of Babel with its many diverse tongues but modern-day skills of young techies here are helping solve linguistic problems in computing from across the globe.

India Key Focus of Pioneering UK Research Unit

Key historical research related to the media in India was remembered as the pioneering Centre for Mass Communication Research at the University of Leicester celebrated 50 years of its existence.

Tagore And His Women

He strongly believed in fighting for women’s upliftment using his pen as a weapon.

Democracy Rekindled Interest in Mahatma Gandhi Among South African People

Indian High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanashyam made the remarks at a ceremony in Johannesburg to release a new coffee-table book that documents the rise in interest among South Africans in Gandhi's role in the country's democracy after Nelson Mandela became its first democratically-elected President.

Gandhi Was Not The Only Indian to Inspire Madiba

In his autobiography, Nelson Mandela spoke at length on the lessons he learnt from his Indian friends.

Anywhere But Home

Anu Vaidyanathan, the only Indian woman to have competed in the Ironman, recounts her time in China, where she raced in two Ironmans in the span of six weeks

Gene Editing is a Story of You And Me

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, oncologist and researcher speaks of the promises and dangers of genetic science

Searching Europe for Tamil Heritage

Proselytism by western missionaries in the pre-independence period introduced Indians to Christianity.

The Indian Experience in Africa

Makindu town, on Kenya’s Nairobi-Mombassa Highway, is most known for its grand and immaculately-maintained gurdwara, which is a must stop for all travellers, not only Sikhs.

Why Indian-Americans Win Spelling Bee Contests

Apart from winning the last nine spelling bees in the US, Indian-American children have also won the last five National Geographic Bees.

Indian Author Wins Asian Book Award

Book on a mysterious script of the Indus Valley civilisation wins S$10,000 award for “Scholastic Asian Book Award”

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.

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.

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.

The Case Against Boycotting Jaipur Literature Festival

The campaigners against Vedanta at the literature festival in Southbank, London, this weekend undermined their cause by trying to shrink space for conversation and debate

A Digital Success Story

The Digital Library of India makes access easy to rare books on literature, science, art, culture and music.

Major US Media Outlet Outsourcing IT Jobs to India

Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Company said it informed its IT employees last month that it is moving work to Tata Consultancy Services.

India Rejects Pakistan Concerns Over Kashmir Map

ndia has rejected Pakistan's concerns over a proposed law to ban maps or satellite images of the country unless they are approved by the government.

Buddha in The City

Bengaluru-based psychiatrist red-flagged India’s impending mental health crisis,

Friends, Indians,Countrymen, Lend me Your Ears

Indians, not Brits, are Shakespeare’s biggest fans, survey finds.

Priyanka Chopra is Humbled by Her Time Magazine Cover

The good days for Priyanka Chopra just keep getting better. The Bollywood actor has expressed gratitude for her inclusion in Time magazine’s prestigious list of 100 most influential people.

India Figures Low in World Media Freedom Index

Media in India continues to be under stress as the country figures low at 133 out of 180 nations in the latest press freedom index

Indian-English: A Bridge Between Two Different Planes of Existence

The choice of English by writers whose mother tongues ranged from Kashmiri to Konkani made people trounce them as elitist “Coca-colanisers”.

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