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India’s Most Stunning Lakes

India certainly charms you with its multitude of stunning lakes.

What do The IPL Suspensions Mean for Cricket

A panel appointed by India's Supreme Court has suspended two top Indian Premier League teams for two years over a corruption scandal.

IPL Verdict

Lodha committee's decision is exemplary, but bigger job is reforming BCCI.

New UK Crackdown on Students Visa Soon

Indian and other non-EU students at British colleges will be banned from working during the period of their courses as part of a new crackdown on student visa fraud.

7 Indian Fashion Staples That are a Hit in the West

People across the world are increasingly getting drawn to ethnic Indian fashion,

Living And Dying in Dover Lane

A campaign to save Kolkata’s eccentric architecture hits home.

Looms of the Valley

Kashmir’s weaving industry and its current challenges through the life and times of the kani shawl.

The Oldest Bookstores in India

From the mountains to the metros, a few gems that have survived the tests of time and are a true testament to the old world charm of reading the written word.

Social media Birthed a Strange Phenomenon in India

The rise of internet and social media has led to a strange new discovery in India.

India's Three Musketeers Shine at Wimbledon

Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Sumit Nagal brought a lot of cheer to the country's tennis fans as India took home three titles at Wimbledon this year.

Three Cheers for India at Wimbledon

World number one Sania created history by becoming the first Indian to win a women's doubles Grand Slam title.

For Indians, Paper Gold Can't Beat The Real Thing

India is meeting stiff resistance in its drive to make the buying of gold jewellery more transparent and to channel demand into paper gold to stop the metal being used to hide billions of dollars of undeclared 'black money'.

Five Ingenious Ways Indians Cheat

Cheating during exams is not new in India and despite being illegal has flourished in most parts of the country for so long that it has almost become endemic.

Haldiram’s Snacks Checked for Safety

Inspectors in Maharashtra are checking Haldiram’s popular snacks and salty mixes for contamination after it was reported some of the food company’s products were found unfit for consumption and rejected for sale in the U.S.

Aryans in America

It is not easy for aliens trying to find a place in societies that are so great that they are terrified of assimilation.

Praise For India's Women Cricketers

Pundits believe the popularity of women's cricket in India will receive a boost with the national team's series win against New Zealand.

Federal Probe Into Medical School Exam Scandal

India's Supreme Court has ordered a federal inquiry into a massive medical school admissions examination scandal in Madhya Pradesh state.

Young Indians Break Social Taboos With Dating Apps

Dating apps are tempting more and more young indians to break social taboos.

Eternal Hanuman

Legend has it that Hanuman is immortal because he was blessed that he would be available to the devotees of Rama for as long as Rama’s names and stories were on people’s minds and lips

Most Millionaires Are Moving Out of India

TThe main reason people apply for a second residence or citizenship is to ensure freedom of global mobility and access, as well as security and wealth protection for their families

India's Deadly Medical School Exam Scandal

A medical school admission examinations scandal in India has turned into a veritable whodunit with thousands of arrests, mysterious deaths and the suspected involvement of top politicians and bureaucrats,

The Super Rich Don't Want to Retire

About half a dozen billionaires are among the 234 business leaders who are seeking extension of the retirement age.

The Last Katibs Of Delhi

The computerisation of calligraphic fonts has damaged the livelihoods of the remaining few calligraphy artists or Katibs in Urdu Bazaar, Delhi.

Is India Losing its Appetite for Packaged Food

Maggi ban hits sales of packaged fast food, noodles and pasta; sales dip by 10%

India Landmark Ruling Says Unwed Mother Can be Guardian

India's Supreme Court has in a landmark ruling said an unwed mother does not have to reveal the name of her child's father to claim guardianship.

The Gourmet Guide to Iftar

From Lucknow to Hyderabad via Delhi, Mumbai and more, the best Ramzan food you can get this month.

Gazing at a Dying God

This is a god who has lived a full life and will continue to do so when he is reborn, and is ready to ride his chariot once again a month later.

Why Indians are Ready for Retirement

With the highest score of 7 on the Aegon Retirement Readiness Index 2015, Indians seem to be the most prepared globally to face retirement.

Young India Moves Beyond Corrective Cosmetic Surgeries

The whole focus of plastic surgery has shifted from looking younger to looking in shape.

In e-age, Desi Snail Mail Still Crawling Along

Millions of Indians continue to rely on postal services to reach across to their loved ones.

India innovates on the Internet of Things

Make in India is having a successful moment, developing mobile apps and other IoT devices comparable to any in the world

Indian Home Cooks Lead the World

A global survey of cooking habits around the world found that Indian cooks spend 13.hours a week preparing food.

Dal Lake — Jewel of Srinagar

One of Kashmir’s main tourist attractions a view of the the mirror calm Dal lake.

Polo Fades in India on the Backs of Endangered Ponies

Players and advocates for the pony see little hope for the species and the sport if there is no government intervention.

Sari Design Gets a Modern Twist

New technology has helped to speed up the design process and market the saris to a global audience.

Why the Indian Soldiers of WW1 Were Forgotten

Approximately 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in World War One, and over 74,000 of them lost their lives.

Beyond the Net Sari

Why don’t Indian designers make Ramadan fashion collections?

Lalit Modi’s Powerful Frenemies

As more names come tumbling out in the Lalit Modi row, a look at Modi’s growing list of friends and enemies.

Women in Love and on TV

A perspective on a recent advert featuring lesbians in India, of which we shouldn't be surprised, given India's ancient liberal tradition.

India's Food Truck Expansion

Food trucks - mobile restaurants serving fast food - are a common sight in America, but not so much in Asia. In India, however, the trend is catching on.

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