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Rajma, Roti, Rice

How the 3 R’s of Mexican food can make Punjabis fall in love with burritos, enchiladas, and tacos

Time for India Inc to Let Go Off Its Gender Double Standard

We have to admit, no matter how much the denial, that we are a male-dominated society that has seen a slow change in our attitude to women over the years.

Young Indians to Shun Tea for Coffeee

India is a traditionally tea drinking nation, but the youth are increasingly opting for coffee.

Decoding Diets

Eat like a caveman, lower your calorie intake, sugar is enemy No.1—a low-down on popular diets and what they can or can’t do for you

Facebook Fire Challenge Faces Criticism

In the so-called Facebook 'fire challenge', flammable liquid is poured over the body and lit. The person then has to dive into a pool before the flames take hold.

The Day India Broke Everest Jinx

On May 20, 1965, an Indian expedition ascended to the top of the world.

The First Indians on Everest

On the 50th anniversary of India’s first successful expedition to the world’s highest mountain, the last living members recount the historic climb in detail

India's Home Grown Chinese Cuisine

For many Indians, Chinese food is their meal of choice and the country has developed a unique Indian-Chinese cuisine.

Can India Tempt More Chinese Tourists

In the last ten years there has been a surge in Chinese tourism around the world.

Wisdom Over Wealth

Toning down the big, fat Indian wedding

Suicide Fruit Makes Headlines

Odollam tree widely grows in Kerala’s marshy areas but it is relatively unknown to Western doctors, chemists, analysts and even coroners or forensic scientists.

What an Adarsh Girlfriend is Like

The dream girlfriend is here and she loves to cook for you, wears a beatific smile when you "flirt" and, importantly, is ready to change for your family.

Modi's China Visit Photo Which Broke the Internet

Photos and memes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi sporting shades and checking out terracotta statues at a museum in China went viral on the internet

Why is India’s Capital City so Angry

Much of what you see in Delhi is an outcome of India’s ingrained feudal ethos.

Half Out of The Almari

While their white counterparts have been openly ‘coming out of the closet’, British Asian gays are often still reluctant to put more than a leg out of the almari, so to speak.

The Indian Matchmakers Targeting Divorcees

India still has one of the lowest divorce rates in the world, but marriage breakdowns are becoming more common.

A Bad Seven Days for Indian Justice

In three separate cases, high profile and influential individuals were allowed to walk free by appeals court despite being found guilty by lower courts.

Are Earthquakes Becoming More Frequent

While the number of earthquakes has been increasing, the frequency of high-intensity ones has been gradually falling

First Indian City to Offer Google Street View

While Street View has been extensively used in the US, Canada, and many European countries, its applications in India have been limited so far.

Study Art of Taking Selfies

Taking the perfect selfie is no less than an art form especially when anyone and everyone with a smartphone is taking one.

Mango Man Names New Hybrid Variety as NaMo Aam

Haji Kalimullah Khan has grown one more variety of the royal fruit which he named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Some Thoughts On The Ways Of The Press

If there is one profession in India that has equality among sexes, it is the media.

India's Tense Relationship With NGOs

India cancelled the registration of nearly 9,000 foreign-funded non-governmental organisations (NGOs) - saying that they didn't comply with the country's tax laws.

When Uncle and Beti Work Together

India Inc grapples with the generation gap at the workplace.

DU, JNU, IIT Make it to Global Top 100 List

DU, JNU, IIT departments make it to the top 100 of QS World University Rankings

Indians Flee Nepal

Indians flee earthquake-devastated Nepal, leaving behind jobs and savings

Band, Baaja, Debt

In a village of ruined fields, a wedding with an edge

Meat Consumption in India

Animal agriculture is a leading contributor to climate change, drought, pollution and other global problems.

In Already Troubled Nepal, a Picture of Despair Emerges

The natural disaster seemed sure to complicate attempts to repair the rifts opened by decades of war and political paralysis.

India is a Hard Market for Booksellers

One of India's most influential publishers says that it's "very hard" to make money in the Indian book industry.

Aadhaar is World’s Largest Biometric ID System

The Aadhaar card has emerged as probably the world's largest biometric identification programmes.

Air India Shuts Down Some Offices

To cut costs, Air India is pruning the number of its foreign and local offices.

Chetan Bhagat Slapped With Defamation Suit

The suit was filed in the Delhi high court by Chandra Vijay Singh for "express and implied references" to his family in Bhagat's latest book Half Girlfriend that are "false and derogatory in nature",

Why is Himalayan Region Prone to Earthquakes

In India, J&K, HP, Uttarakhand fall under most active seismic zone

A Brief History of the Salaam

Salutes and what they are meant to communicate

Indian Rivals Battle Over BBC Name

Two food outlets in the Indian city of Mumbai have gone to court in a battle for the right to use the name BBC.

Racist Jewellery Ad Withdrawn in India

An Indian jewellery advertisement featuring top Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been withdrawn after criticism that it was racist.

What’s Stopping Work in IITs, IIMs

12 out of 40 Central universities have been functioning without vice chancellors (VCs) for almost a year now.

Death Toll in Nepal Continues to Rise

Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.

Is This The Big Himalayan Quake We Feared

Personally, I'm terrified. I've worked in the aftermath of some of the world's biggest earthquakes but this is going to be far worse,'' Reddick had cautioned.

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