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Air India Officially Joins Star Alliance

Air India has become the 27th member of Star Alliance, greatly increasing the alliance's reach on the sub-continent.

Why Starbucks Will Excel in Chennai

Starbucks may be the world's biggest coffee chain but it could be in for one of its toughest battles yet as it seeks to make a dent in the filter kaapi capital of India — Chennai.

A Taste of Bombay

The Capital’s long-standing vendor of a Mumbai street staple

The Rickshaw Drivers of Kolkata

The rickshaws of Kolkata, India, remnants of British imperialism, are among the last in the world, but phasing them out has been far from simple.

An Epitaph For India's Appalling National Car

Modelled on the Morris Oxford, the car's design has changed little since it first went into production in 1957

Bullet Trains Will Finally Start in India

The joint feasibility study done in partnership with Japan will be ready next month

Sim Bhullar Becomes First Indian-origin Player to Join NBA

Sim Bhullar has become the first player of Indian origin to be a part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after he signed a summer contract with the Sacramento Kings

Historic Cricket

Why India start as underdogs against England

Wristband by Indian-American Shocks You Into Working

An Indian-American has invented a wristband that nudges people wearing it to finish work on time and remain fit by giving a mild electric shock if they fail to achieve their fitness goals or miss deadlines.

New York Times Shuts India-specific Blog

The New York Times has shut its India Ink blog, “the first-ever country- specific” news site after a nearly three-year run, as it no longer wants to “direct its resources” towards blog-style content.

India to Ease Visa Application Process

India’s tourism bosses are hoping a relaxation of the visa regime will drive a growth in tourism.

Islamic Law Holds No Legal Sway in India

Islamic courts have no legal authority in India, the country's Supreme Court ruled Monday, saying Muslims cannot be legally subject to a parallel religious authority.

Passport Delivery to Become Hassle-free

Mumbai may lead the way to do away with cumbersome processes that currently delay the issuance of a passport.

Delhi-Agra Just 90 Minutes Apart

The Railways on Thursday successfully conducted a trial run of semi-high speed trains on Delhi-Agra section.

What Do You Do With Millions of Extra Graduates

Rising joblessness among new university graduates in China and India is creating an army of educated unemployed that some fear could destabilise these huge economies.

Tarun Tejpal: India Tape Case Editor Gets Bail

India's Supreme Court has granted bail to Tarun Tejpal, the former editor of a news magazine who is charged with raping a female colleague.

India Figures Out Science of Rocket Dollars

When Modi quipped that India's Mars mission cost less than the Hollywood movie 'Gravity', what was left unsaid was that the government's space commerce company has been making more money every year.

Row Over Sai Baba Set to Escalate

The controversy over Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth, Swami Swaroopananad Sarswati questioning the worship of Shirdi Sai Baba appears set to escalate further

No Reverse Osmosis

Competition is driving Indian students to study abroad, and some countries are benefiting

English Explodes in India

From hanging out on street corners to "hands-free underpants", English is resurgent in India.

Google Shutting Down Orkut Social Network

Google said it is shutting down Orkut, its "first foray into social networking.

Priceless Sarod Missing From British Airways Flight

Legendary musician Amjad Ali Khan today said the British Airways had misplaced his "beloved" Sarod, which hasn't been found even two days after he took a flight from London to Delhi.

E-visa Soon for India

New tourism minister Shri Shripad Yesso Naik to implement as soon as possible e-visa to boost tourist arrivals to the country.

A Strange Meeting of Minds

An unlikely encounter between two very different poets—Wilfred Owen and Rabindranath Tagore

The Success Story of Great Himalayan National Park

UNESCO decided to put the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) Conservation Area in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh on the World Heritage List,

Chai - The Drink India Can't Live Without

In India, chai is more than just a cup of tea to start the day - the thick sweet drink is an integral part of the rhythm of life.

Fight Against Healthcare Graft to Focus on India

British Medical Journal has announced the launch of a campaign against corruption in medicine, which will begin with its focus on India.

The Idea of India

Civilisation involves respecting those less fortunate and those who disagree with you.

Expect Anything From India in England

Only three of the 18 members of the touring party have played a Test in England before as India try to bury the ghost of 2011

Is There a Distinctive Indian English

Yes, according to a hashtag that's been trending in the country - #IndianEnglish.

Home Break Hotels

The idea is to take a vacation in the same city that you live in.

The Hotel's Website States Exclusively for Japanese

A hotel offering a taste of Japan in Bangalore is discouraging all customers who are not Japanese

11 Dancers You Find at Every Desi Wedding

When it's not the food, alcohol or eye candy, it's these dancers that make a desi wedding truly come alive.

US Teen Pilot Reaches India Flying Solo

A 19-year-old American attempting to become the youngest person ever to fly around the world solo reached India on Thursday, more than a month into his aerial odyssey.

Students as Scapegoats

The Delhi University experience should be a major lesson for educational institutions everywhere in the country.

India's Next Billionaires

In a list of cities ranked by how many billionaires live in them, Mumbai features among the top 10 in the world.

Sai Devotees Outraged by Dwaraka Pontiff’s Remarks

Outraged at Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand’s controversial comments on their ‘deity’, devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba on Tuesday burned the seer in effigy at Shirdi

Are We Legitimising Cyber Abuse

Apps like Secrets or Confession pages on Facebook only manage to extend a sense of legitimacy to it.

Kitchen Karma

Beyond the pretty food photos and the latest cookware

Coke Losing in India

The last thing Coke needs is to be stopped from making its most famous fizzy drink, in the place it hopes will become its biggest future market.

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