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Arnab Goswami on The War on Big Media & Why he Has to Shout

Since having left Times Now, Arnab Goswami has announced that he will be returning soon with a new media venture called ‘Republic’.

NRIs Can Exchange Old Notes Till June 30

The Reserve Bank of India has allowed non-resident Indians to exchange scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes till June 30.

The year India Said Yes to Female Fighter Pilots

Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh entered a world that was thus far reserved only for men

This is The Age of Kohli

It is his vision that shows Team India the way now. Why the Indian captain is more like Xavi than Messi

India Opens First School For Transgender Pupils

A residential school for transgender people has been opened in the Indian city of Kochi, to help adults who dropped out of school finish their education.

NY Police Department To Allow Sikhs To Wear Turbans, Grow Beards

The New York Police Department is now allowing Sikh (seek) officers to wear turbans in place of the traditional police cap and grow beards up to a half-inch long for religious reasons.

Expat Levy to Hit Private Indian Schools in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi government's proposal to introduce an 'expat levy' from 2017 will badly hit the private international schools, run by Indians in the country.

Israel Warns of New Year Terror Threat in India

Israel has issued a warning of imminent "terrorist attacks" on tourists in India, advising its citizens to avoid public places during the New Year celebrations.

2016: Not a Good Year For The Liberal

In many parts of the world, the individual is being made to adhere to the will of the collective

Saudi Sheikh Savior Paid $350K to Save Indian Man’s Life

Awad bin Qureih al-Yami paid Indian worker’s Shibor Lumbardi’s blood money in exchange of an execution order after he was convicted in a murder case.

India's Flawed Generic Drug Trials Business

Serial testing of some volunteers is raising new questions about the level of oversight of India's generic drug trials industry

Tech Stories That Rocked India in 2016

In the tech world, 2016 wasn’t a year of massive checks and volatile claims. It was a year of shutdowns, scale-backs, reorganizations, and much-needed perspective.

Sikh Campaigners Seek Release of UK Files on Golden Temple Assault

Indian government’s attempt to clear militants from Sikh religion’s holiest site in 1984 resulted in hundreds being killed

Why Many Young Indians And Americans Have Authoritarian Leanings

The rise of authoritarianism among young people points to the big questions facing liberal democracy in the 21st century.

Storm Over Honorary Olympic Role

A senior Indian politician charged with corruption has turned down an honorary Olympic role amid a storm of protests.

India Bans Foreign Funds of 20,000 Charities

India’s government has banned some 20,000 charities from accepting overseas funds because they failed to comply with the rules, a home ministry official said Tuesday.

In Search of the True Bengali

Food, dialect and folk traditions highlight the distinctive identities of ‘Epar Bangla’ and ‘Opar Bangla’—Bengal on this side, Bengal on the other

Everything That Mattered To India This Year

While some say it has been a rough ride, many agree that we should be happy that we made it through another year.

Sikh Doctor in US Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

A Sikh doctor in the US has filed a lawsuit against an American medical organisation alleging he was denied a neurology job for his religious appearance.

Golden Temple Visit a Dream Come True For Foreigner Sikhs

It was a dream come true for a group of 45 baptized Sikh foreign nationals who landed at Sri Guru Ramdas International Airport in Amritsar on Tuesday to pay obeisance at the revered Sikh shrine Golden Temple.

How Food Inspires Names of India's Parsis

It is no exaggeration to say that Parsis, the Zoroastrians of India, take their food seriously - very seriously.

How Mormons Find Love in India

Situated over 22 acres, the complex resembles a gated community that wouldn't be out of place in Florida.

India is Spending $530 Million to Build The World's Tallest Statue

India might have 99 problems but securing funds to build the world's largest statues is not one of them.

Worship And Workout

Religion offers great scope for exercise.

The Man Behind India's $74m Wedding

In November, as millions of Indians were grappling with a cashflow crisis, a lavish wedding in the southern city of Bangalore sparked outrage.

Twitter Debates Kareena And Saif's Choice of Baby Name

What could possibly go wrong when a top Bollywood couple name their newborn baby boy after a 14th Century conqueror?

Sushma Swaraj Seeks Report From Envoy Over NRI Couple’s Kid

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday sought a report from the Indian envoy in Norway over the separation of a five-year-old child from his NRI parents.

Intense Focus on India at World Stage

The contribution of the Indian diaspora across the world has also helped India attract attention

Kindle Books in Indian Languages Could be a Game Changer

What Amazon’s new initiative will mean for publishing in Indian languages

India’s Note Ban Among Top Google Financial Searches

Apart from the Modi government’s shock note ban decision, Donald Trump’s impact on trade and inflation were among top financial searches on Google for 2016

Indian-origin Doctor Organises Stem Cell Donor Registration Drive

Dr Jain sees a challenge for transplanters across the world to establish a full match for their patients of South Asian origin.

US Team Finds World War Two Remains in India

A US team visiting India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh has recovered what it says are possible remains of US soldiers who died in a plane crash during World War Two.

US Help in Development of India's Smart Cities to go on Under Trump

The new administration under President-elect Donald Trump will continue to engage with India on development of smart cities.

Madhu Valli From Virginia Crowned Miss India USA

Madhu Valli, an emerging hip hop artist, has been crowned Miss India USA 2016.

Indian Metro Is Cooler Than Any Other Metro In The World

One of the biggest modes of transport in the country, the metro is also one of the fastest. Little wonder then that every day, millions of people use it to reach their destinations.

Inside the Fabulous Lives of the Rich Kids of India

Instagram never runs out of rich kids. They come from all parts of the globe, partying and sipping martinis in private yachts.

More Indians Taking Cruise Holidays This Year-end

Cruising may be a fledgling industry in India, but Indians are beginning to enjoy the view from the upper deck.

The Best Breakfasts Across India

There’s no better way of getting a taste of a city than by trying the places local eat at and the local breakfasts.

Note Ban Breaks Backbone of Trafficking Industry

Demonetisation has brought the trafficking of women and girls for sex work—a Rs20 trillion industry—to a grinding halt, studies and rescue workers said.

India’s Ancient Christmas Tradition

Christianity came to India centuries before it entered the Americas or Western Europe and as such, Christmas deserves to be seen as an ancient festival of India and Indian-American Christians.

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