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The Flying Sikh

How an unknown runner won India's first Commonwealth gold.

Top 7 Roadside Snacks

Top 7 Roadside Snacks to Satisfy Your Chatpata Cravings

NYT's Hysterical Warning About Freedom of India's Press

Americans preach a lot. And they don't always practice what they preach to the rest of the world.

India Uncovers New Gold Smuggling Route

ndia is scrambling to crack down on a new gold smuggling tactic that it fears could accelerate a flood of illegal import.

World Bank Warns Against Excessive Healthcare in India

Excessive healthcare is emerging as a serious issue in India, the World Bank warned.

Himalayas- How green is my Valley

The Great Himalayan National Park is now a World Heritage Site. Are people around it ready for the world?

Kolkata Losing Pride

The historic mode of transport that plied along the streets and lanes of the city is fast rumbling into the history books, drawing curtains on icon old-world Kolkata.

The Horrible Story of an Indian Test Debutant

India seamer Pankaj Singh took possession Wednesday of a record he would rather not have broken.

Wrestlers Inspire India's Medal Rush

India won nine medals, including three gold medals on an eventful Day 6 of the Commonwealth Games 2014

Dealing With India’s Right-wing Cultural Outrage Machine

This is a depressing but instructive period in the evolution of Indian society, large sections of which still remain liberal.

How India's Ultra-Rich Spend Their Money

jewellery and precious stones, accounted for 16 per cent of the spending pie of India's ultra HNIs.

Saudi to Hire 100,000 Indian Maids

Saudi Arabia is planning to bring nearly 100,000 Indian domestic workers in 2014 following their recent agreement on the recruitment of housemaids.

US Hospitals Are Fined Millions, Indian Ones Go Free

In the face of hard evidence of doctors getting commissions and cuts, health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan recently promised he would refer the matter to the ethics committee of the Medical Council of India

Commonwealth Games Where Will India’s Medals Come From

With many of the events where India have done well being dropped from the Commonwealth Games, don’t expect a repeat of 2010’s glowing performance

Why Sania Mirza Will Always be India's Daughter

I will remain an Indian till the end of my life," said Sania Mirza in response to the tasteless controversy.

Indian Flag Shown Upside Down In CWG Official Song Video

India has hit the headlines for reasons other than sporting in the just-begun Commonwealth Games

Indians Banned From Wearing Turbans in Asia Cup Basketball

Indian basketball players were subjected to some racial discrimination and humiliation when the Sikh members of the team playing in Asia Cup were prevented from wearing turbans.

Get My Peon: India Outsources House Chores

New Indian companies are offering to do your chores and errands in a country traditionally reliant on full-time servants.

Singapore Invites Indian Firms to List on SGX

The Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) is inviting Indian companies to list on their exchange and raise capital.

Road to Riches

Ecommerce firms like Flipkart, Snapdeal say they too can make their low-level workers millionaires

Delhi Gets its First Internet De-addiction Centre

In the post-digital world, here's a first for the capital. An NGO has launched Delhi's first internet de-addiction centre.

The Gods Seem to Have Been Working Out

India's Hindu gods and goddesses are getting a superhero makeover.

Chicken Khausa and Sosyo at Rander

There is something of sobriety and modesty about the rich Gujarati (treat the outrageous Antilia as an exception) that the Punjabi will never be able to approach.

India Hails Historic Cricket Win at Lord's

India has hailed its cricket team's historic win against England in the second test at Lord's by 95 runs.

Morning People Less Moral at Night

Early risers are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Lord's Win Can Spur India in Overseas Tests

India's 95-run victory over England - only the second win in 17 starts at Lord's - is much more than a couple of monkeys off their backs.

These Indians are Among Asia's Top Givers

A Forbes' June 2014 list of 48 notable philanthropists in the Asia-Pacific region contains four names from India.

Rediscovering Bengali Recipes of an Earlier Era

It's surprising how vignettes of history often turn up on a foodie's trail.

Why Indians Upset Over Trent Bridge Brawl

The Indians have alleged that James Anderson pushed and abused Ravindra Jadeja, while the English have also counter-charged the visiting all-rounder.

India's Original Conservationists

Bishnois are described as the originla ecologists from India.

The Swimming Pool With a Seven-hour Wait to Get In

Getting access to the public swimming pool takes dedication, perseverance and an 04:00 wake up call.

A Biased Urdu Press Can Harm India's Secular Image

As much as the Urdu media is guilty of unethical professional conduct in peddling a one-sided picture of a very complex situation it reveals a disturbingly sectarian worldview that critics are likely to seize on to question the secular claims of Indian Muslims.

Doctors Back Right to Die

The Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to be impleaded as a party in the case on withdrawal of life support to terminally ill patients.

Delhi’s Infamous Tihar Jail Opens a Restaurant for the Public

New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail—home to more than 13,000 inmates—has opened a restaurant that serves comfort food crafted by criminals.

Between Life and Mere Living

It was heartening to read that the Supreme Court (SC) has finally opened the debate on the controversial subject of euthanasia.

Indian Club’s Ban on Dhotis

A regional leader in southern India condemned “sartorial despotism” after a posh English-style cricket club denied entry to several men wearing traditional Indian wraparound garments.

Liquid Gold

Milk banking can help tackle child mortality as long as it is part of a larger strategy to promote breastfeeding

Life in Exile

Twenty years after she was expelled from Bangladesh, controversial author Taslima Nasreen still has no idea whether she will ever return home, but she refuses to give up trying

India Blowing Things Out of Proportion

Former England captain Michael Vaughan said the visiting Indians were blowing things out of proportion in an attempt to unsettle the home team.

Tuk-tuk to London

In 2015, one ambitious Indian engineer plans to take his solar-powered tuk-tuk all the way from Bangalore to London in 90 days.

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