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The Fear of Censorship in Indian Media

George Bernard Shaw once said that "censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions".

The Best Cooking is at Home

Is our modern food culture keeping us out of the kitchen.

Caste Order: The Patel is The New Shudra

Patels want to be OBCs because their children cannot get into colleges. They have never been backward or helpless.

Proud to be a Bihari

Why is India's Bihar state planning to send the DNA samples of up to five million of its people to Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

India’s Creche Empire Far From Child’s Play

Around the world, one of the biggest reasons women give for not returning to work after having a baby is the lack of childcare .

India Off The Beaten Track

Can we really experience the beauty, benevolence and uniqueness of India in one lifetime?

Why Stampedes Occur Again and Again in India

India is vulnerable to stampedes, especially at large religious gatherings, because of poor implementation of the NDMA crowd management guidelines

America, No More the Land of Opportunity

In the United States, there is now less economic mobility than in Canada or much of Europe.

Goddess Kali on New York's Empire State Building

In a breathtaking spectacle, Goddess Kali was projected on the Empire State Building in New York.

Indian Singer Disappears in Pakistan

Indian pop singer Sukhbir Singh on Sunday fled from the Karachi airport after authorities found $27,000 in his luggage

Is Kama Sutra a Feminist Book of Erotic Love

Does the world's oldest textbook of erotic love need to be redeemed and accorded its proper place as a literary landmark of India's rich heritage?

Next Himalayan Quake May Affect India

There is an increased risk of a future major earthquake in an area that straddles the west of Nepal and India, scientists warn.

Man, the Booker

Why Indians feel a certain pride about this prize, and how this might change soon.

Maa, Baba And Mess Galore.

Various avatars of self-styled spiritual gurus

Story of Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Disappearance

Guru Gobind Singh Ji left his physical body in 1708, at Abchal Nagar, Hazoor Sahib (in Nanded, Maharashtra, India).

Selfie Stop

A selfie point shatters the calm of a park, and may be symbolic of a wider trend of skirting bigger issues by using a quick-fix method to appease the electorate.

Country's Famous Pre-Independence Eateries

These restaurants witnessed India's Independence and are still going strong

10 Indian Alternatives to International Wonders

A snapshot of a few places in India that'll remind you of their overseas counterparts, minus the hefty travel expenses.

India Lifts Porn Ban After Widespread Outrage

India will restore free access to 857 pornographic websites, following widespread outrage over the move.

12 Stops, 50 Markets

A cross-country bazaar trail, from Imphal and Mumbai to Srinagar and Chennai—the best buys, the quirkiest shops, and the most delicious food

US is Taking ISRO's Help to Launch its Satellite

Many may find it a crowning glory, but Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) scientists think it's just an acknowledgement long due.

Sai Baba Decision to Never Leave Puttaparthi

When Sathya Sai Baba came into this world, he was the second part of what is known as the “Triple Avatar” in Hindu scriptures.

India's Tea-selling Author

Thousands of people make a living selling tea on the roadside in Delhi, but one man stands out. Laxman Rao is not only a tea seller but also a prolific author.

Amazon India Couture Week

Why Indian fashion buyers will never tire of beautiful excess.

Porn Sites Disappear Without Govt Ban

What happened to personal liberty?

Rasagolas Are Not Bengali After All

The unkindest cut for Bengalis is that several Bengali authors and researchers have now accepted that the sweet dish originated in Odisha.

Google Goes Desi

Now, Google will translate road signs to Hindi

One Call That Put India on Mobile

India’s mobile revolution started with one symbolic call on this day 20 years ago.

Why Britain Doesn’t Owe India Reparations

The Indian lawmaker’s arguments on why he thinks the British government should give back what it took during centuries of colonial rule in the subcontinent have been endorsed by many of his countrymen.

Roti-Making Machine in Action

The inventors claim it is capable of producing hot, round Rotis, also known as ‘chapattis,’ at a rate of one-a-minute.

Delhi’s Fifth Estate

The story of the legendary newspaper agency in Connaught Place through the life of a family patriarch.

Indian Teachers Kidnapped in Libya

Four Indian teachers have been kidnapped in Libya, India's foreign ministry has said.

Indian Doctor’s Legal Troubles Bedevil World Medical Association

Dr. Ketan Desai, who is scheduled to be inaugurated as president of WMA next year, faces charges of conspiracy and cheating in two cases registered against him

India to be Most Populous Nation by 2022

India is on course to be the world’s most populous nation by 2022, surpassing China sooner than previously estimated.

Plane Debris in Indian Ocean Same Type as MH370

If the part is from Flight 370, it would be the first debris found from the vanished airliner.

Madras is Changing The Future Course for IITs

A five-year dual-degree course introduced by IIT-Madras is slowly changing and challenging the status quo.

Who After Mary Kom

Women’s boxing in India was supposed to explode with Kom’s success at the Olympics. Why has it gone down instead?

61,000 Indian Millionaires Shifted Overseas

India has seen the second-biggest outflow of high net worth individuals (HNWI) in last 14 years

Why India is Lagging in Disruptive Innovation

Observers point to the role — or lack of — of the Indian government as one of the major reasons why risky and good technology products fail in India.

Putting The Fizz into Indian Wine

Right now one particular type of drink is getting plenty of attention from both consumers and investors.

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