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Bottom Up: I Paid a Bribe

It is individual citizens who frequently feel the direct effects of corruption, so why not put the individual at the center of efforts to weed out corrupt practices?

Ayurveda Goes Chic

The talk in champagne circles that ranged from botoxed bosoms to derma fillers, has quietly morphed to mindful massages and the benefits of Ayurveda.

India’s Smart Cities

The objective of India’s smart cities program is “to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘smart’ solutions.

Return to Organic

As a new generation of millennial Indians reinforced the concept of healthy, there has been a growing desire to bring back the simple, unadulterated techniques of the past.

Kohli Ke Peeche Kya Hai

A superstar in every cricket-playing nation, forever addicted to confront Mission Impossible and vanquish unreachable targets, Kohli has zonked every former great into gushing new superlatives.

Colorism: Universal Slight on Humanity

Discrimination against people based on the tone of their skin, a phenomenon called “colorism,” is evident across the globe.

The Aam Party

In the season of heat and mellow fruitfulness, an ode to the mango.

Adventures of India's Tea Planters

How a desi won equal pay with the British. History on the business of making the subcontinent's favourite brew.

Gujarat to Abolish NRI Quota in Medical Colleges

The Gujarat government has decided to bring an ordinance to abolish 15% NRI quota from self-financed medical colleges.

India Vows Swift Justice After African Student Killed

India promised swift punishment after a student from Congo was fatally attacked last week in New Delhi, following a demand by several African missions that the government take steps to ensure the safety of Africans living in India.

Raj Temple Offers Paap-mukti Certificates

A Shiva temple in Rajasthan is different. Here, redemption comes with a certificate that qualifies one duly purged of all sin, or `paap-mukt'.

A Monument of love Under Threat

India's iconic Taj Mahal has been threatened in recent weeks by insect poo - environmentalists say that bugs from the polluted Yamuna river nearby are invading the monument,

The Case Against Boycotting Jaipur Literature Festival

The campaigners against Vedanta at the literature festival in Southbank, London, this weekend undermined their cause by trying to shrink space for conversation and debate

In India-Iran Relations Bollywood is Common Language

Actually, relations between the two countries are much more than just food, poetry, music and films and nostalgia. There are bigger issues like oil, sanctions, diplomacy and strategy to be taken care of.

India Bans Nationals From Travelling to Libya

India on Monday banned its nationals from travelling to Libya for any reason, citing potentially deadly security threats.

A Digital Success Story

The Digital Library of India makes access easy to rare books on literature, science, art, culture and music.

India Launches Mini Space Shuttle

India has launched an unmanned model space shuttle, joining the race to develop reusable spacecraft.

In India, Africans Feel Hounded by Prejudice

A racist undertone in all interactions with people from Africa living and working in Delhi can often cloud perceptions about them.

USA Scores a Big Win Over India

United States of America scored a thumping 4-0 win over host India in the AIFF Youth Cup at the Tilak Maidan here on Friday.

India Records Its Hottest Day Ever

Extreme heat is common in the run-up to the Indian monsoon season, "but life-threatening temperature levels topping 50C are unusual.

E-visa Facility Prompts More Indian Arrivals in Malaysia

Agents involved in the Indian outbound market to Malaysia are noticing a substantial increase in demand this summer peak season.

Precedents Prove Indians need The Right to Die With Dignity

The campaign for the right to die with dignity in India actually begins with Minoo (Minocher) Masani (1905-1998) who formed the Society for the Right to Die with Dignity (SRDD) during the 1960s

A New Little India

A clutch of restaurants in the Big Apple is aiming to recast what New Yorkers know about Indian cuisines.

Apple Chief Cook Unveils App Design cCentre in India

With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we're giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world.

India to Issue Report on Pollution in US, Europe

Terming the latest WHO report on air pollution "misleading", environment minister Prakash Javadekar said India would soon come out with air pollution data of major cities across the US and Europe so that people know the whole picture.

Broken Dreams

Why India's aspiring engineers are killing themselves

Governemnts Advisory To Foreign Visitors

The handbook does to an Indian woman what Coldplay's highly talked about 'Hymn For the Weekend' music video did to India's culture - pick up the most romanticed, stereotyped elements and serve up as India!

Online Startups Steer Medical Tourists

Chennai, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi-NCR are the most favored medical tourism destinations for foreigners who avail treatments in India.

Calligraphy in India

Calligraphy has moved across paper, coins, seals, metal objects, copper plates, arms and armors, etc., wherein it also blended with flora and fauna designs.

Indian-American Teen Wins Intel Young Scientist Award

A 15-year-old Indian-American boy has won the prestigious 'Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award' for developing a low-cost electronically-aided knee brace that allows a person with a weakened leg to walk more naturally.

UK Water Experts Develop Device to Help Save Lives in India

Experts at the University of Birmingham today announced that they have developed a unique device that could save lives in countries like India by quickly and simply testing whether water supplies are safe to drink.

Billion People Face Global Flooding Risk by 2060

Kolkata and Mumbai will be among the cities m ost at risk of catastrophic flooding by 2060 as a result of climatic change.

How World War II Shaped India

There can be little doubt that the period 1930-1950 was a watershed for modern India.

India Awaiting USA Response on Non-immigrant Visas

The meeting held at the WTO between India and USA which involved various disputes about the Washington’s barriers and non-immigrant visas is least likely to show positive outcomes.

British Chef Selling Jhalmuri On London Streets

Londoners loved the crunchy Indian snack and hence came the name of Angus's stall'The Everybody Love Love Jhalmuri Express.'

The 34 Best Breakfasts in India

From ABC Juice and steak sandwich to ‘luchi-begun bhaja’ and ‘sapthaswara uttappam’ (and not a five-star buffet or fast-food joint in sight)

Ugandan Asians Dominate Economy After Exile

Drop by an upmarket hotel, cafe or restaurant in Uganda's capital, Kampala, and the chances are the owner will be an Asian from the Indian subcontinent.

Death Photographers of India's Holy City

The ancient Indian city of Varanasi is known as the religious capital of Hinduism and its ghats - steps on the banks of the river Ganges - are considered sacred.

UK Donutterie Dives Into India

An urge to create the best doughnut in the world resulted in artisan doughnuts that are baked rather than fried.

2,100 Indians Granted Asylum In The US

Over 2,100 Indians have been granted asylum by the Obama administration between 2012 and 2014, as per a report by Homeland Security of the US.

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