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Indian Youth Leap Into Skateboarding

Skateboarding was virtually non-existent in cricket crazy India a few years ago.

Life Without Social Media

Social media has hit everyone with a tsunami of joys, connections, emotions, making it easy to share and alter the way we interact with the world.

The Future of Political Cartoons

Editorial cartoonists have critiqued India since the 1960s, even through the Emergency. Now, a clutch of new political satirists is emerging online

Why We Have Lost the Race to China

Food, tea, cleanliness, security, equality, literacy, infrastructure—the Chinese do it all better than Indians

The Scottish Surgeon Who Discovered Hindoostanee

John Borthwick Gilchrist, part of the East India company’s medical corps in Calcutta, translated Aesop’s Fables into Urdu, Persian, Arabic, Sanskrit and Bengali

Indian Students Rediscover Lure of US Degree

The number of Indian students in the United States increased by 6 percent to 102,673 in the academic year 2013-2014.

The First Lady of Yoga Wasn't Indian

According to Michelle Goldberg, it was Russian woman Indra Devi who took yoga from India to Shanghai to Hollywood, where she opens up one of the first yoga studios.

Rajneeti Asana Day

Yoga without the ‘surya namaskar’ is like Karate without punches

The Kohli-Shastri Relationship

Can India’s new captain and interim team director forge a cracking partnership?

Dhoni Sole Indian in Forbes List of World's Richest Athletes

Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni is among Forbes magazine's 100 highest-paid athletes in the world.

After Maggi, are Starbucks, Kellogs Next

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has rejected approvals for 500 products as of 30 April 2015.

Memes Make Light of India Maggi Ban

An official ban on Maggi noodles in the Indian capital, Delhi, has sparked humour and public health concerns on social media platforms like Twitter.

Our Cupboard Laid Bare

We looked into our larder and found it stacked with goodies that are mostly not so great for our health.

Mumbai To Say Bye to Victoria joyrides

Mumbai HC declares horse-drawn Victoria joyrides illegal, carriages given one year to phase out

The Himalayan Tea Train That's Running Out of Steam

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has become a victim of the colossal inefficiency of the state-run system and is facing a slow extinction through neglect,

Shopping Malls Fold Across India

It was about a decade ago that shopping malls became a common sight in India's cities, drawing crowds with their food courts, cinemas and shops.

Singapore Resumes Sale of India-made Maggi

Singapore has allowed the sale of Maggi noodles manufactured in India after safety tests by food authorities here found that the popular instant snack does not pose any health risk to consumers.

Newspapers in Half Pants

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US Denies Visa to Indian Archery Team

India's participation in the World Youth Archery Championships has been thrown into jeopardy after the team were denied visa by the US embassy here.

Inside an Indian High Court

The high court in the Indian city of Patna is one of the oldest in India.

Non-Hindus Need Permit to Visit Somnath Temple

Now non-Hindus will have to take permission from office of general manager of Shree Somnath Trust before entering into Somnath Temple for darshan.

A Village That Doesn't Sell Milk

Dhokda is a rare village where dairy products are not sold. Instead, they are given free to those who do not rear cows and buffaloes.

Maggi Controversy

Court Orders Case Against Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta.

Indians Visiting US Will Grow by 42 pc in 2015

The number of Indian tourists visiting United States this year is expected to grow by 42 per cent, more than four lakh tourists in absolute terms as compared to 2014.

Hindu Group Wants River Rafting Ban

A hardline Hindu nationalist group has demanded a ban on river rafting at a popular tourist destination in northern India, saying it leads to 'objectionable activities'

India's Favourite Instant Noodle Brand Under Scrutiny

It is India's best-loved brand of instant noodles, but now Nestle's Maggi is in hot water.

Shocking Mysterious Cases of Hindu Temples

The unearthing of Hindu temples all across the world is not just shocking but also surprising.

Delhi Billionaire Becomes Monk

Delhi's 'plastics king', Bhanwarlal Raghunath Doshi, gave up his business empire to embrace Jain monastic life at an extravagant ceremony.

Train of Thought on the Mumbai Local

Overcrowded and claustrophobic, the Mumbai commuter stalks life and limb when he boards a coach of the Mumbai local.

Indian Cricket Legends Reunite With BCCI

Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman to join forces in advisory roles for Indian cricket.

15 Chinese Almost Pull Off a Munnabhai in US

Fifteen Chinese nationals living in the US have been charged with creating an elaborate scheme to hire imposters to take US college entrance exams on behalf of prospective students.

England’s Top Indian Chef Comes Home

Stephen Gomes has spent 15 acclaimed years outside the country. Now he’s bringing his magic to Mumbai with The Mad Hatter.

A Technology Chowkidar at Home

Keeping superfluous gadgets from invading your home and taking over your family

Made in India: Ice Cream ConeSpsark Anger

Nazi-leader has been chosen as the brand ambassador of a small ice-cream cone enterprise, which in fact is also named after him: ‘Hitler Ice Cream Cone.

Madhuri Dixit Caught in Maggi Noodle Controversy

Actor Madhuri Dixit has been sent notice for endorsing Maggi noodles, which is under scrutiny for high content of lead and monosodium glutamate.

IIT Madras Defends Derecognition of Student Group

While IIT Madras does not curtail freedom of expression of the students, it is expected that student groups adhere to these guidelines while conducting their activities.

Lonely Battle For Justice

A government minister recently stirred a debate when he told the parliament that marital rape could not be criminalised in India as "marriages are sacrosanct" in the country.

No Time to Eat, Silicon Valley Drinks its Meals

Soylent, Schmilk typically taste like bland, gritty pancake batter. But never mind that, since the meal replacements save techies money and time.

Facebook Updates Reflect Your Personality Traits

People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise and accomplishments are typically narcissists

IPL 2015: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in Final

Mumbai Indians won the Indian Premier League title for the second time after beating Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs.

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