India is Opening up to The Idea of Well-connected Literary Agents

In India, literary agents are just about beginning to come into their own. For a long time, one couldn’t have imagined making a living out of being an agent here because of the money involved

Soil From The Land Of Prostitutes is Used To Make Idols of Durga Maa

Every year when Durga Puja approaches, a certain Kumortuli in Kolkata is thrown into frenzy.

Some NRI Men Abandon Wives in India: UK Report

Some British Indian men are among a broader South Asian group in the UK who are guilty of mistreating and abandoning their wives in their countries of origin.

What Divorce And Separation Tell us About Modern India

More people are separated than divorced in India because of stigma associated with divorce, and the time taken in resolving disputes in the slow-moving Indian courts.

Google Pushes Into India With Free Wi-fi

Google is to roll out a comprehensive public wi-fi platform in India, as part of its bid to get more people using its services.

$200,000 Can Get You a Home in Mars

Arrange $200,000 and entrepreneur and founder of US spacecraft firm SpaceX Elon Musk will take you there.

South Asia's Disposable Women

A new report has called for the practice of some British Asian men mistreating women and leaving them soon after getting married in South Asia, to be treated as a form of domestic violence.

Indian Footballer Aditi Makes Stellar Comeback in UK

Last year, the 24-year-old Chauhan became the first Indian female footballer to play for a professional club in the United Kingdom.

I Eat For Instagram

How social media has changed the way we consume, see, present and shop for food.

Why India's Commercial Space Programme is Thriving

India's ability to launch multiple satellites in a single mission has also put it on firm footing in the global market.

India to Ratify Paris Climate Deal in October

India, one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters, will ratify the Paris global climate agreement pact next month

Brand USA Targets 2.8 Million Indian Tourists by 2021

Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation for the US, is attempting to drive enough Indian visits to meet its stated goal of 2.8 million tourists by 2021.

No Exception On Helmet Rules For Sikh Workers In Canada

Three Sikh truck drivers have been ordered to wear hard hats at work by a Canadian court which ruled that no exception can be made for them as the men lost a 10-year-long legal battle against religious discrimination.

Wild Gazing in Africa And India

The difference between an African and Indian jungle safari tells you how the two countries look at wildlife.

The 10 Richest Men In India

Forbes magazine has published its much-awaited annual list of the top hundred richest individuals in India.

2 Indian-American Scientists Bag Prestigious MacArthur Fellowship

Two Indian-American scientists are among 23 scientists who have won this year's prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for showing exceptional creativity in their respective fields.

America is Not The Greatest Country on Earth. It's No. 28

Every study ranking nations by health or living standards invariably offers Scandinavian social democracies a chance to show their quiet dominance.

Inside The Murky World of Indian Gymnastics

Dipa Karmakar’s stellar show at the Olympics owed nothing to the sport’s governing body, which has done everything in its power to nip any development in the bud.

Indian Cuisines Are a Huge Hit in Russia

From Tandoori chicken to Mutton Barra, Paneer Malai kofta to Sarso da saag, Indian restaurants in Russia are a huge hit among Russians and foreigners.

31 Indian institutes in Times World University Rankings

In a boost to the government's drive to make the country's higher education institutions world class, a record 31 Indian institutes have found a place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17.

NRIs Fuelling Luxury Housing in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, which has traditionally been a cost-conscious property market, dominated by the mass and mid-segment housing, has suddenly witnessed a flurry of launches in the luxury segment.

The Majesty And Mystery of India's Sacred Banyan Trees

The fig tree has shaped humanity in profound and mysterious ways—and none is as awesome to behold as the banyan.

Shades of Colonial India in UK Plan to Tighten Ivory Ban

Britain is taking forward plans to tighten its ban on trade in ivory after campaigns by Prince Charles and Prince William brought the issue into the spotlight in recent year.

Business Chiefs, Lawmakers Back Cheaper UK Visa For Indians

Over 50 leaders from the world of business and politics in Britain and India have backed a campaign for the UK to extend its new 87-pound two-year visitor visa to Indian nationals.

India's Prize-winning Designer Steadies For World Stage

He shot onto the world stage after winning a glittering international fashion prize previously given to design icons Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.

Around 400 Indian Migrant Workers In Qatar Unpaid For Months

As many as 400 migrant staff working for an electrical company in Qatar have gone unpaid for up to four months, a leading figure in the Indian community said today.

Scientists May Have Just Solved A Riddle About Antarctica

No one piece of the puzzle shows this, but as they fit together, the picture is becoming clearer.

Bizarre And Beautiful Places to See in India

From haunted forts to snacking with the dead, some of the quirkiest tourist places in India.

Ghanaians Want Statue of Mahatma Gandhi Pulled Down

The opposition centres around their belief that Gandhi was "inherently racist" for his depiction of native black Africans as "kaffir".

Indian Students Drag FB to High Court Over WhatsApp

Two Indian students are mounting a legal challenge to Facebook, seeking to wind back changes to WhatsApp's privacy policy that they say threatens the rights of millions of users.

Online Block For India Gender Test Ads

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft will block online ads for gender determination tools in India, following an order by the country's top court.

What Al Capone Can Teach India About Prohibition

Can India's gigantic prohibition experiment succeed, 80 years after America's failed?

Sushma Swaraj To Extend Stranded UK Couple's Indian Visa

The couple faced hassles in taking their surrogate daughter Lily to the UK as her British passport was not yet ready.

India’s Path-breaking Conquests on Foreign Soil

In 2004, India overcame a huge psychological barrier — defeating Pakistan in Pakistan.

Indian Models Setting International Fashion Runways on Fire

An Indian model on an international catwalk is not such an unusual presence anymore.

Four ways in Which Girls Are Changing Sports in India

stories from around the country on how sport is empowering girls and breaking barriers.

Fading Glory

India's dying Christian communities who are trying to preserve their identities in rapidly changing times.

Falling Pound Makes UK Cheaper For Indian Students

There is some cheer for those enrolling for the new academic year later this month: the fall in pound’s value after the June 23 Brexit vote has brought down the cost of study here.

A Story of Culinary Apartheid

An enforced culture of want among India’s most marginalized gave birth to unique dishes of dried meats, offal and breads—but every morsel is painful

Meringue Over Mithais

If there were ever a beauty pageant for desserts, the exquisitely elegant French pastries would win hands down.

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