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Olympic Losers: Why is India so Bad at Sport?

The world's second most populous nation has the worst Olympic record in terms of medals per head.

India's Stunted Children

India has the highest number of children suffering from stunted growth in the world, the charity WaterAid says in a new report.

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.

Rio Olympics: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna Ousted in Opening Round

Paes’s dreams of winning a second Olympic medal went up in smoke as he and Bopanna made an inglorious exit in the opening round of the men’s doubles.

A Trim, a Shave And a Chat

The barbershop has made itself into a unique Indian institution. Apart from the usual business of shaving and hair cuts, it also serves other social purposes.

Indian-origin Cancer Expert Warns of Brexit Impact

An Indian-origin cancer expert who was recently knighted by Queen Elizabeth II today warned against London losing out on scientific talent in the wake of Brexit.

African Medical Students to Get Training in Indian Hospitals

Medical students from African countries will soon get training in Indian hospitals, under an initiative designed to strengthen India-Africa relations.

Singapore Model For Gurgaon

the Haryana government may introduce a new governing model for Gurgaon on the lines of Singapore or Greater London.

India May Gain Usd 80 Billion Per Year On Relaxing Visa Regime

If India moves to tighten visas for Chinese, it would mean a loss of billions of dollars in income every year.

The Chennai Woman Who Runs A Hindu Crematorium

Praveena Solomon is challenging tradition and winning hearts by taking on the traditionally male role at Chennai's busiest funeral ground.

Handwoven Fabrics of India

A campaign to support Indian weavers and their products has gone viral with around 3,700 shares 3604 and 6,772 likes in less than 24 hours.

Dalits in Narendra Modi's India Are Angry

Anger among Dalits in Gujarat has been mounting in recent weeks.

India, West Indies to play T20s in U.S.

The Indian cricket team, for the first time, will be playing an international match in the United States of America.

India To Bring Back Thousands Of Starving Citizens From Middle-East

The external affairs ministry has stepped up efforts to bring back its citizens in Saudi and Kuwaiti who have been without food after they lost their jobs.

After Merger With Didi, India to Become Uber's Main Battleground

Uber and China's Didi Chuxing have struck an unexpected trans-Pacific partnership which signifies the American company's capitulation in the Middle Kingdom and portends an intensification of its drive to conquer India.

Tech Giants Google, Microsoft to Soon Provide Desi Email Addresses

If the Indian government has its way, American tech giants Google, Microsoft and homegrown providers like Rediff could soon be signing you up for email addresses in the desi language of your choice.

Foreign Media on Sushma Swaraj's Effort to Rescue Stranded Indians

Large numbers of Indian workers have lost their jobs in recent months and have neither the money nor the required exit visas to leave Saudi Arabia.

Money or Dignity: The Dilemma of Indians in The Gulf

Middle East is great as long as the going is good. But things can go horribly wrong if you find yourself at the wrong side of law, or someone influential.

India, Saudi in Talks to Bring Home Stranded Workers

India said it is negotiating with authorities in Saudi Arabia to repatriate thousands of migrant workers after they lost their jobs, leaving them destitute and with no money to return home.

Indian-Origin Chef To Delight Athletes at Rio Olympics

An Indian-origin chef will be part of South Africa's Olympic squad and will charm the country's athletes with his sumptuous dishes during their stay in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

The Real Life Slumdog Multi-millionaire

Ambarish Mitra, founder and boss of Blippar, a mobile phone app business valued at $1.5bn (£1.2bn), ran away from home at the age of 15 to live in New Delhi's slums.

India Rushes to Expat Workers’ Aid in Saudi Arabia

Indian government assists about 10,000 Indian workers who are without a job, pay and food.

Over 10,000 Indians Facing Food Scarcity in Saudi Arabia

In a humanitarian crisis, over 10,000 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia are facing severe food shortage due to financial hardship after losing their jobs.

An Indo-US Facility That Can Make Designer Humans

The billion dollar Indo-American collaboration seeks to address some of the most fundamental questions about life and promises outcomes that can change the way we view life itself.

India Feeds Thousands of Gulf workers in Crisis

At least 10,000 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia have gone without food for several days after being laid off and not being paid their salaries

MHA Concerned About Allowing Visa-free Travel to BRICS Visitors

A proposal to grant visa-free travel for business visitors and tourists from BRICS nations has faced the security hurdle with the Home Ministry raising concerns over offering the facility to Chinese citizens.

Paneer And The Origin of Cheese in India

In the cheese world, paneer and chhena are classified as direct acid-and-heat coagulated cheeses.

Why India’s Football Tour of USA Was Scrapped

Its dates shuffled to facilitate pre-season preparations for teams in the Indian Super League (ISL), the first football tour of the USA for the senior India team has been cancelled even as players prepared for it in New Delhi.

Mohan Bhagwat Joins 2,200 People For MahaShibir in UK

The activities at Mahashibir will enable its attendees to explore and understand the values and ethics that has nourished the HSS over the last 50 years.

Pope Sets up New Eparchy For Indian Christians

The Vatican has established a new eparchy or leadership structure for the Syro-Malabar community with an ancient church in north England as its cathedral, marking a new high in the little known history of Indian Christians in Britain that began with Goan “lascars” arriving in the 16th century.

14-Year-Old Gurukul Boy Wins International Mathematics Competition

A 14-year-old student of Ahmedabad-based Hemchandracharya Sanskrit Pathshala has brought laurels to his 'gurukul' by winning an international mathematics competition held in Indonesia recently.

Olympics: India’s Juggernaut

Our largest Olympic contingent is proof that we are slowly closing the gap with the rest of the world.

The Street Food That Powered The British Empire

The Kolkata egg roll speaks volumes about the real nature of the eastern Indian city that devours this tasty snack at every opportunity.

India Criticised Over Child Labour Bill

India has come under criticism after its parliament approved several controversial amendments to the country's child labour bill.

Visa Hurdle to India-WI Florida Matches

The ability of the West Indies and India teams to get US visas may be the biggest obstacle standing in the way of three T20s being staged between the two sides in Florida next month.

India, US Can Fix Poultry Issue Via WTO's Compliance Panel

India can approach the World Trade Organization's compliance panel to preempt the US from imposing trade sanctions following its allegation that India failed to comply with the intergovernmental organisation's ruling on American poultry imports, according to a senior official.

India's Olympic Moments: Mary Kom Scripts History

In the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympics, some memorable Indian moments at the quadrennial games. Today, a look at MC Mary Kom's bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Team India Likely to Play T20 Series Against West Indies in USA

If things go as planned, then Team India is likely to play its first official cricket series on US soil.

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.

European Refugees in India, Africa And The Middle East

As Europe struggles to deal with a huge refugee influx it might be useful to remind ourselves of a similar route taken by European refugees about half a century back.

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