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India's Surfing Craze

Florida native is considered ‘Surfing Swami’ in adopted India.

Life Sentences Over 2002 India Massacre

A court in India has sentenced 11 people to life in prison for their roles in a notorious massacre during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat.

Searching Europe for Tamil Heritage

Proselytism by western missionaries in the pre-independence period introduced Indians to Christianity.

Indian Men’s Archery Team Fails to Qualify For Rio 2016 Olympics

India will not have a men’s archery team to compete in the Rio Games as it failed to make the cut in the Final Olympic Qualifying Tournament held on the sidelines of the World Cup Stage 3 at the Konyaalti Beach Park.

It’s Time The US Learns Something From India About Gun Laws

It is getting ridiculously easier by the day for regular people to become victims in the US at the hands of anyone with a gun.

Zimbabwe Embarrass Themselves Again As India Romp To 10 Wicket Win

Another hopeless performance from Zimbabwe’s batsmen handed India a crushing series whitewash.

Malaysia Varsity’s Module Depicts Hindus in India as Unclean

A teaching module published by a leading Malaysian university which depicted Hindus in India as unclean and dirty has generated a controversy and outraged the minority community in the Muslim-majority country.

UK Could Bring Healthcare Expertise to India’s Smart Cities

The UK has developed some of the most innovative healthcare services and systems in the world over the past seven decades of NHS.

Outrage Over Settlements For Displaced Hindus

Separatist groups in Indian-administered Kashmir are due to hold a silent march on Wednesday to oppose a government decision to resettle displaced Kashmiri Hindus in exclusive colonies.

Saina Nehwal Ends Title Drought

Coming out on top after defeating China’s Sun Yu in a 72 minute thriller, Saina Nehwal made it clear to other Olympic hopefuls that she’s not backing down

Only One Indian On Time's List Of 10 Millennials Changing The World

Thirty-year-old Umesh Sachdev, co-founder and CEO of Chennai based Uniphore, is the only Indian in Time Magazine's list of "10 millennials who are changing the world".

Beach Breakers

From the east coast to the west, India is surfing like never before. We visited one of the country’s biggest surfing events to find out what’s behind the wave

An Intimate Look at India's Royal Women

India's royalty lost their official powers when the nation gained independence in 1947, but there is still a great sense of romance and fascination with the men and women who once ruled large tracts of the country.

Saina Nehwal a Step From Winning Australian Open Super Series

Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal is one win away from her maiden title of the season as she advanced to the finals of Australian Open Super Series by beating World No. 2 Yihan Wang of China in the women's singles event here today.

Forgotten Famine

This summer also marks the 150th anniversary of a far more terrible and catastrophic climatic event: the Orissa famine of 1866.

2 Hindu Temples Vandalised in Malaysia

A Hindu temple was today vandalised in Malaysias Penang state by unidentified persons who damaged the deities, a top state official said, less than a week after a similiar incident in the area.

India Reaches Milestone in Renewable Energy

India's quest for green energy has crossed a major milestone, with renewable plants, mainly wind and solar, surpassing the capacity of large hydroelectricity projects, which were once the country's biggest source of electricity and regarded as "temples of modern India".

India Rejects Google Street View Plan

India has rejected Google's plans to collect images for its Street View service in the country after objections from security agencies.

Crossing Boundaries

Cricket-loving Asian migrants take game to Germany.

India, UK Join Hands to Study Monsoon Variability

India ​and the UK have joined hands to start an observational campaign from June 8 till end-July to better understand small-scale processes that drive monsoon variability and predictability.

Three American NGOs on Government Watch List

Days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for a US-plus-four nations visit, his government put three US-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on the watch list. This includes an NGO patronised by billionaire global investor George Soros .

IIT Opens Doors to World

If all goes well as planned, the IIT-JEE entrance exam will be held simultaneously in 10 countries.

India’s Pocket Hercules Dies at 104

Manohar Aich, the bodybuilder who became the first Indian to take the Mr. Universe title in 1952 and won the nickname ‘Pocket Hercules’ for his tiny stature, has died aged 104.

The Indian Experience in Africa

Makindu town, on Kenya’s Nairobi-Mombassa Highway, is most known for its grand and immaculately-maintained gurdwara, which is a must stop for all travellers, not only Sikhs.

Experimental Indians Take The Road LessTravelled By

Waiting for company to travel is passé; solo travellers are having fun by not just exploring beaches but also enrolling in open water scuba diving courses

A High-level Healthcare Delegation From UK to Visit India

A high-level delegation, led by UK's National Health Service (NHS) chairman Malcolm Grant, will be visiting the country as part an agreement between both the nations to increase investment and co-operation in health and related sectors.

Did Thatcher's Government Help India's 1984 Sikh Massacre

On 5 June, thousands of Sikhs from the UK are expected to march through central London in protest against the British government's role in the 1984 Sikh Massacre that took place in India.

First, The Palate Cleanser

Once the turmeric latte fad runs its course, there’s ‘khar’, Assam’s own balancing message in a bottle

IITs Blacklist Six Start-ups From Campus Placements

Flipkart spared, five other start-ups may be barred by IITs for slashing salaries of campus placements.

Are Indians Bipolar On Africa

While India has supported African aspirations, we have a severe racism problem at home.

A Toast to Summer Fruitfulness

There is an avalanche of summer fruits tumbling down from the Himalayas—peaches, pears, apricots, cherries, and plums.

Inside Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Empire

Baba Ramdev is parlaying his popularity as a yoga guru to build a consumer products empire that’s up against global giants like Unilever and Colgate.

Inside a Far-right Hindu Self Defence Training Camp

Although the activities being conducted here are more in line with what you would find at an army training programme, organisers insist that this is a "self defence" camp for youth.

India's Mary Kom Seeks Olympic Wildcard Entry

India’s boxing star Mary Kom is seeking a wildcard entry to the Olympics after a loss last month during qualifying saw her dreams of competing in Rio shattered

India to Ease Customs Clearance For Expats Travelling With Gold

Indian expats hassled by customs officials as they return home carrying gold jewellery may soon breathe easy.

Walmart, Gap Accused of Exploiting Indian Workers

Workers in countries like India and Bangladesh employed in supplier factories for global retail giants Walmart , Gap and H&M face "intensive labour exploitation and abuse"

Pressure Grows on India Over Marital Rape

India has long suffered from high levels of sexual violence including in the home, but governments have shunned making marital rape a crime.

India Ranks Fourth in Global Slavery Survey

India has been ranked fourth in a global survey that lists 167 countries where modern slavery is prevalent.

Indian Couple Seeking $2.5 Billion in Compensation From ANZ

Indian couple who own the derelict $70 million 'Taj Mahal' are suing ANZ bank for a staggering $2.5BILLION after they claim they were sold undervalued shares.

Why Indian-Americans Win Spelling Bee Contests

Apart from winning the last nine spelling bees in the US, Indian-American children have also won the last five National Geographic Bees.

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