Books

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”.

Bard More Popular in India Than in U.K.

William Shakespeare is understood far better in India than his birth country and the iconic playwright’s popularity in the emerging economies exceeds his fame in the UK.

Stories From The Jaipur Court

The commonly held notion that everything about medieval India was about Mughal or Deccani patronage and ownership shattered.

Princess Kate’s Marilyn Moment Causes a Stir in India

One of India’s top newspapers faced a social media backlash after it splashed a picture across its front page of Britain’s Princess Kate suffering a “Marilyn moment” as her dress blew up in the wind.

Halloween Sambhar And Other Stories

o matter how glowing the reports of the school canteen or the dedication to quick-cooking noodles, there will come a time in every Indian student’s life abroad when he will yearn for Ma ke haath ka khaana.

Our Un-Indian Constitution

When the Constitution was enacted, there was a self-conscious sense that in writing a text, India was finding a way to resolve major substantive debates and disputes over norms and values.

Leftist Scholars in US Trying to Undermine India's Glorious Identity

RSS on Monday accused Leftist scholars of attempting to replace 'India' with 'South Asia' in textbooks in California and said efforts by Hindu activists have thwarted their bid to "undermine the country's glorious identity."

Indian Media in a Global Age

The daily media bashing on Twitter is better understood if you know the history of news media in the country

Perchance to Dream

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

Will Hinglish Replace English as India's Lingua Franca

New competitors are emerging to displace English, especially in rich multilingual contexts such as India.

Love And Ageing in The Classics

Dasharatha and Kaushalya spend their later years with a weary gratitude rather than with remembered passion

Portrait of a Writer

the ongoing metamorphosis of authors from solitary types to social media celebrities

Two Rupee News

A group of street children are busy in an unusual editorial meeting in a house in the Indian capital, Delhi.

Congress Periodical Criticises Nehru

A periodical published by India's main opposition Congress has criticised India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru over his foreign policy moves.

The Indian Superheroine Fighting Discrimination

India's much loved Tinkle comics have entertained and educated children for more than 35 years.

India Literary Council Condemns Attacks on Writers

India's Sahitya Akademi, which bestows literary honours, has condemned recent attacks on writers and rationalists.

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