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Bill Seeking H-1B Limits Exemption For Foreigners With US PhD Introduced

The bill is likely to benefit Indians given that they constitute the largest number of students doing PhD in the US.

A Model Co-operation Offered by The UK to India

Chevening’s India scheme is the largest of the 160 participating countries, with a budget of £2.4million funded by UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, since inception in 1983 there are 2,400 Indian alumni.

India's New Homemade Luxury Train

The Tejas Express has begun running between Mumbai and the tourist state of Goa.

Why Gaggan, The Best Restaurant in Asia, is Shutting Down

Gaggan’s owner-chef plans to shut down the restaurant, which registered its third straight win in the Asia’s 50 Best awards, as he believes in an expiration date.

Donald Trump Blamed For Job Losses as India Tech Workers Face Cuts

In cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad and Kolkata, thousands of engineers who have been axed or face dismissal are banding together on social networks and WhatsApp groups to decry Trump’s policies.

American Journalist Victoria Lautman’s Quest to Find India’s Forgotten Stepwells

The Vanishing Stepwells of India’, published recently, is a welcome non-scholarly addition to existing academic research on the ancient architectural marvels

NRI Tourists Footfall Ups India's Ranking in International Arrivals

The decision of the Ministry of Tourism to count arrivals of Non-Resident Indians (NRI) tourists under a separate head has boosted the ranking of India in the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

Goa, Singapore Most Preferred by Indian Tourists This Summer

While travelling overseas, short haul destinations were among the most preferred among Indians this summer.

What Needs to be Done to Employ More Indians

There are no quick answers to creating jobs but the government in its fourth year realises the gravity of the situation.

An Indian Police Force Meme Crusade

A police force in India is using the fictional baddie to drive home a traffic safety message.

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.

MEA Launches Initiative to Tap NRIs’ Emotional Connect

For the overseas Indians looking to give back to their mother land, more so to ones native village or town, things have become just convenient and credible, thanks to one of the initiatives launched by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Reimagining India in Britain

The Great India Show covers even science in India. It has been blessed by the two governments. Britain is out on a mission to rediscover India.

Indian Preacher Granted Saudi Citizenship

Indian Islamic preacher, Dr Zakir Naik, who is wanted by authorities in Delhi for alleged terrorist offences, has been granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia.

Inside The Home of the Hindujas, UK's Richest Billionaires

Neighbours to the Queen, the Hindujas are also the wealthiest in all her kingdom

Bengaluru to Mysuru: A Writer’s Life

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

UK Landlord Faces Legal Action For Ban on Indian Tenants

A 69-year-old British landlord, who instructed agents not to let his properties to people from India and Pakistan, is facing legal action, UK's human rights watchdog has said.

Why Are Millions of Indian Women Dropping Out of Work

The numbers are stark - for the first time in India's recent history, not only there was a decline in the female labour participation rate, but also a shrinking of the total number of women in the workforce.

Curry, Not Colour, Says UK Landlord Facing Legal Action For Banning Indian Tenants

The UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) confirmed that it had applied for an injunction against Fergus Wilson at the Central London County Court

The Indian Mom Who Scaled Mt Everest For The Fourth Time

Anshu Jamsenpa, a 32-year-old mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh's Bomdila town scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to conquer the 8,848 feet Mount Everest for a fourth time.

Africa Beckons Indian Tourists

India has turned out to be the best performing market for South Africa, with a growth of 21 per cent in 2016,

World's Oldest YouTube Star

A great-grandmother from India is winning hearts with her cooking videos.

Indian Teen Builds World's Lightest Satellite

An Indian teenager has built what is thought could be the world's lightest satellite, which will be put into orbit at a Nasa facility in the US in June.

Granny Knows Best

A curated exhibition on pre-modern medicine in India shows that Europeans recognised the value of the country’s traditional botanical healing practices.

Indian American 1st Runner-up in Miss USA Pageant

Twitter was abuzz however, with dissatisfaction over her 2nd place, some going so far as to say the Indian-American had been “robbed” of the crown.

India's Nesting Sea Turtles

On the eastern coast of India, in the state of Orissa, lie three big nesting sites for one of the world's smallest sea turtles - the Olive Ridley.

Can India Defend ICC Champions Trophy

Yuvraj Singh says defending champions India are in a tough group in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 but will put their best foot forward. India are clubbed alongside Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Indian-origin Girl in UK Gets 162 IQ Points, More Than Einstein

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Sachin Tendulkar Conferred With Fellowship Award in UK

India's cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar plans to support charities and various initiatives to help the under-privileged people in the second innings of his life.

Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Wants to Take on McDonald’s, KFC

Ramdev says Patanjali Ayurved is working on ‘an extensive plan’ to start a restaurant chain.The firm will compete with McDonald, KFC in food retail business.

IPL Has Shown There’s More to T20 Than Big Hitting

It is wrongly perceived that T20 is all slam-bang, with a two-point agenda: for batsmen to slog every ball and for bowlers to adopt a singularly defensive approach.

Delhi to Alwar: Among The Ruins

Forts, hills and a dab of the paranormal.

US to Seek Social Media Details From Certain Visa Applicants

State department wants five years' worth of social media handles for some visa applicants.

Why Are India's Top Judges Doubting Each Others' Sanity

The Indian judiciary is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis.

Granny's New Robes

Over the years, she saw her granny transform into a politician, a princess, a fairy, a scientist, and a dozen other characters.

India Eyes Technology to Put Humans in Space

The plan is to launch two small spacecraft to test the technology in space.

Mind Game

An unusual sport’s rapid growth in India

Whisky Cocktails For The Indian Summer

Contrary to popular belief, whisky provides a complex and flavour-packed base for a range of cocktails, suitable even for the Indian summer

Australian Immigration Changes Dash Dreams

Indians hoping to work in Australia say immigration changes have ruined their dreams.

Indian-American Comedian Mocks US Prez at Dinner

As he mocked Trump several times, he said that the president would be tweeting about him at 3 am.

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