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Singaporean's Gripe Goes a Long Way in India

When Singaporean Raymond Yeo sent an online complaint to the Narendra Modi government a year ago, after being overcharged for a short taxi ride in the city of Mumbai, he did not think it would lead to much.

Sania Mirza Named India’s Global Icon

India’s tennis star Sania Mirza has been named India’s Global Icon while Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the Global Indian of the Year at this year’s NRI of the Year Awards.

African Students Meet India’s Siddis

Tracing India's racism towards Africans and the small African community in India called the Siddis.

Indian Business City Renamed

India's business city of Gurgaon on the outskirts of the capital, Delhi, will be officially renamed Gurugram.

Flavors of Hinduism in Malaysia

As history progressed, it has brought along with itself the sporadic expansion of Hinduism and its ethnic originals from India.

Expat Stories from Arabia Narrates Horrors of Indian Workers

There are horror stories that are heard about the manner in which employees from India are treated by their employers in Saudi Arabia.

From Kate's Hairstyles To Her Bare Feet, India Tour Is International News

It's the international media, un-thanked and unacknowledged publicly by Palace officials, that the truly dedicated Royal watcher ought to be following.

Hollywood Celebrities With Indian Tattoos

A new trend in body art has been emerging over the last few years among celebrities in the West. Tattoos in Hindi and Sanskrit.

Ultimate Cut

Every year millions of people travel to two temples in southern India, hoping for an answer to their prayers. But every miracle requires a sacrifice - and many pilgrims sacrifice their hair.

Cabinet Nod for India-UAE MoU to Prevent Human Trafficking

In order to effectively curb the menace of human trafficking to Middle East, India and the UAE will soon sign an MoU for co-operation in preventing and combating the crime.

Second-gen Expat Students Prefer Varsities in UAE

An increasing number of second-generation expatriate students in Dubai say they prefer to complete their higher education in the UAE because they consider it 'home' and "it is a much easier transit point to anywhere else in the world".

Bloomberg Launches Joint Venture in India

The business and financial news produced and distributed by Bloomberg LP is consumed around the globe, but now the media company wants to ensure it is a bigger part of the information used by a growing consumer base in India.

Shadism in India And Africa

The skin lightening industry in India has grown to more than half a billion dollars, even though the country passed laws restricting ads for skin lightening creams.

Global MVNO Brands May Foray Into India

Virgin Mobile, Lebara Mobile and Tune Talk - well known globally as mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) - may shortly foray into India.

EU Turns a Blind Eye to Growing Human Rights Concerns in India

Founded with the vocation to bring peace and prosperity, the EU has a global responsibility to promote human rights. It should be fulfilling this responsibility beyond mere lip service.

NRI Told to Repay Site Price at Current Guidance Value

The High Court on Monday directed Joseph Chacko, who is accused of duping NRIs of over Rs 500 crore by promising them sites in Bengaluru, to return the amount at the present guidance value.

Why Are Some Indians Worshipping a Cartoon Mouse

Dinkoism is one of the world's newest faiths having only been created by atheists in 2008 as a vehicle for parodying the excesses of organised religion.

India's Untold Tragedy

The number of suicides by housewives was over 250% more than the farmers. They also comprised 47% of the total female victims.

The Woman Who Took on a 400-year-old Tradition And Won

The denial of access to women to the Shani Shingnapur temple is just one of the more substantive stereotypes that Trupti Desai has just shattered.

More Couples Inking Prenups to Avoid Ugly Divorce Battles

With the number of divorce petitions in Bengaluru touching 7,000 in 2015, up from around 2,500 in 2005, many are going in for prenup to ensure things are clear when the marriage is on the rocks.

In India Only Cricketers Are Superstars

Indian cricket fans remember his explosive batting and record-breaking wicket-keeping in ODIs and Tests. But Adam Gilchrist is playing on a different wicket these days and batting for Australian education in India.

The Purani Dilli Courtyard

One ‘haveli’ in Old Delhi is now a heritage hotel. There are others that have survived and are a repository of stories and memories

Globe of Fire

Outside the Puttingal temple there was an eerie silence one night after the fire tragedy.

British Royals Enjoy Cricket and Bollywood on India Tour

William and Kate received a warm reception at the western Indian city's famous park as they met representatives from three charities and chatted and played ball games with disadvantaged children.

Singapore Looking at Upgrading Indian Cities

After providing the master plan for developing Andhra Pradesh's new capital Amaravati, Singapore is looking at "retrofitting" of more Indian cities and plans to upgrade the transportation sector.

Finally, an Indian Beer to Savour

Why one should happily switch from 571-year-old Hoegaarden to toddler upstart Bira 9.

Debunking 400-year-old Tradition

In a historic decision, the Shani Shingnapur temple authorities debunked its 400-year-old tradition, allowing women devotees to enter the inner sanctum of the temple to offer prayers.

NHS Considers Hiring GPs From India

Education bosses sign ‘memorandum of understanding’ with Indian hospital chain that could lead to flow of staff into the UK.

Coaching The Coaches

At the top of sports coaching in India, behind the empty incantations of the guru-shishya parampara, there lie patches of silent darkness.

Uber Versus Indian Rickshaw

What is mightier, the tuk tuk or the taxi?

Google Unveils India Health Cards

Google on Tuesday began offering its own doctor-vetted health information on search pages in India, as the Internet giant battles to boost user numbers in the key emerging market.

Europe Terror Attacks Fail to Deter Gujarati Tourists

The terror attacks in Brussels and Paris have failed to dampen the spirit of Gujarati tourists headed to Europe for their summer holidays.

Kashmiri Hindus: Driven Out And Insignificant

It has been 27 years since a violent armed insurgency erupted in Kashmir, completely paralysing its politics and crippling its economy.

Get a UK Visa From Home

The "on-demand mobile visa" service has been started all over India for UK visas.

India Alarmed by Report of Children Trafficked to UK

Gangs operating in the north Indian state of Punjab are preying on destitute Indian children, as well as Nepali children who migrated to India after earthquakes hit their country last year.

Air India Plans to Spread Its Wings in Africa, Scandinavia

Air India aims to provide point-to-point connectivity to African and Scandinavian regions, where it currently does not operate.

Autistic Tendencies High in NRI Kids

Though the high incidence in NRI children is a fact unanimously acknowledged by city experts, they are divided over the factors responsible for the rising cases of autism.

The Eminem Cover Inspiring Millions Online

Sparsh Shah's Indian-infused version of "Not Afraid" has been viewed more than 12 million times and has won praise from famous R&B singers and Bollywood celebrities.

Indians Form 2nd Largest Group of Foreign Students in US

Indian students in the United States represent the second largest number of foreign nationality students studying there

Halloween Sambhar And Other Stories

o matter how glowing the reports of the school canteen or the dedication to quick-cooking noodles, there will come a time in every Indian student’s life abroad when he will yearn for Ma ke haath ka khaana.

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