For many people writing about India, the common cliches of Delhi belly, lengthy traffic jams, bureaucracy, corruption and yoga retreats are the subjects that fill the column inches.
Shivakumar has not had to pay a single penny to the corporation for water in the past 19 years.
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There are reports that the Israeli, Russian and Italian mafia exist in Manali and Dharamsala.
Former Indian cricketers and sports management executives feel that Dhoni should not put himself in such a position where questions could be raised about a possible conflict of interest.
Many consumers of smokeless tobacco in the city appear to have switched to what their grandparents used to chew.
The most controversial topics on Wikipedia that people argue about the most around the world have been revealed.
Starbucks Coffee has expanded its India presence in Delhi and Mumbai by taking the total number of stores to 15.
A new research reveals that probiotics found in natural yogurt could help boost a person’s mood because they affect brain function.
The real moral of this big fat story is that free market affluence has turned us all into pigs in a sty. We want it deep-fried, drowning in butter or loaded with sugar.
The return of the Pandits to Kashmir Valley seems like a distant dream unless the wounds of the 1990s exodus are healed. Under such circumstances, the idea of the new city, as proposed by the government-appointed delegates, is far fetched.
The Sidis are a small community of Indians of African descent. It is estimated that 60,000 to 75,000 Sidis live in the western state of Gujarat and the southern state of Karnataka.
While the BCCI has chosen to procrastinate acting on it, some voices of opposition have already spoken out.
This puts Dhoni in the conflicting position during team selection meetings, where he is expected to share opinions on performances and strategy.
Such Blind Faith Must End
The event, part of an ongoing series organised by the UN Department of Public Information's Academic Impact initiative, was designed to promote mutual respect and tolerance amongst the different cultures of the world.
As the ‘alternative’ space in South Delhi’s Hauz Khas Village becomes more and more compromised, with real estate rentals hitting the roof and even more expensive joints making inroads into the narrow alleys, some outlets are taking a hit.
In the face of stiff competition from non-denim quarters — trousers, chinos, cargos — denim brands including Levis, Lee, Wrangler and others are renewing efforts to scale up the low denim consumption in India.
A simple vinegar test cut cervical cancer rates among Indian women by nearly a third and could prevent 73,000 deaths worldwide each year,
Indian culture arrives in Italy
At a time when crime against women is on the rise and patriarchal mindset spurs people towards honour killing, the opium-cultivating village of Guradia Narsinghpur in western Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district has heralded a revolution of sorts.
High doses of two common painkillers, used by millions of Indians, taken over a long period of time may increase the risk of heart attack
Astronomers getting their first close-up glimpse of a giant asteroid about to whiz by Earth found a surprise bonus rock.
In most areas of the Kashmir countryside, agricultural land has been sold in violation of laws that prohibit its conversion for commercial purposes.
Rudyard Kipling, India-born famed author of 'The Jungle Book', in a letter has admitted to plagiarising some of his best known work
Faced with the reality that fifty percent of India's hundreds of thousands of tertiary graduates are unemployable, Infosys is addressing the imbalance by training professors at poorly regarded universities.
Quick guide to the language of love around the world - dominated by metaphors from cookery and the animal kingdom
It was an eminent centre of learning long before Oxford, Cambridge and Europe's oldest university Bologna were founded.
A village in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh recently got electricity for the first time - 65 years after independence.
It launched a crowd-funding project yesterday to gauge public interest in a small space telescope that could serve as a backdrop for personal photographs,
It has been proven that dogs help lower blood-pressure, stress, and decrease anxiety just by offering their unconditional love and support.
Few trends symbolize Indian society in a state of flux as this.
Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have uncovered a survival mechanism that occurs in breast cells that have just turned premalignant.
The ideas of many great Hindi movies germinated in these lunch homes, the stomping grounds of the greatest film-wallahs.
In traffic jams, at the beach, or still at the office - how are bank holidays marked around the world? BBC correspondents from Seoul, Los Angeles, Rome, Calcutta and Moscow provide a worldwide view.
India "represents a large part of the world and many young vastly successful researchers, which renders research collaboration work with the country of indescribable interest".
Believe it or not, but a car that runs on 'social fuel' is a reality now.
The credit crunch seems to be taking its toll on one of the world's richest Indians Lakshmi N Mittal, who has put up one of his mansions in central London up for sale.
A recent study reported ‘waning enthusiasm’ for Facebook among American teenagers. Is Mumbai losing interest too?
In America from the ex-governor of Illinois to Jesse Jackson Jr, the civil rights leader, the rich, the powerful and the holy are stained.