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Tourists Lose Thousands in Goa Gemstone Scam

The gemstone scam had originated in Thailand two decades ago, and is still quite rampant in Jaipur, Delhi and Agra.

The Doctor With a Razor Blade in India

The ancient practice of bloodletting as a medical treatment continues in India.

Delhi's Deli Boom

Whether it is expats or Indians, specialist farms and businesses are benefiting from customers with a global palate and a wallet to match.

India’s Masquerade For the Gods

For the devout, this festival is more than a tale, it’s a time they can be someone or something else

India’s Conversion Laws Threaten Religious Freedom

The acts of violence are part of a broader pattern of instigating fear into the minorities, sending them a message they don’t belong to this country unless they either keep at the margins or turn to Hinduism.

Why India's Landmark Education Law is Shutting Down Schools

In an unauthorised colony of labourers in Delhi, a class of six-year-olds is reciting English, a language their parents hope will get them jobs in call centres and offices.

Facebook-WhatsApp Deal May Face Detailed Scrutiny in India

Facebook's $19 billion deal (Rs. 1,16,000 crore) to acquire WhatsApp may face a detailed scrutiny especially since both players have significant presence in India.

Why Indians Want to Settle on Mars

I want to meet aliens. I strongly feel that we are not alone in this universe.

Too Much Facebook Use May Fuel Eating Disorders

Frequent Facebook users might be sharing more than just party pictures, vacation videos and selfies - they also share a greater risk of eating disorders

No Country for Single Women

For many young people, India is a land of opportunity. Male or female, if you're well educated and resourceful there's the chance of a well-paid career. J

Mumbai Tops List of World's 10 Least xpensive Cities

India's city of dreams has emerged as the world's cheapest city to live in.

Educating the Criminal Mind

The capital's Tihar Jail, one of the largest in Asia, is vigorously conducting a literacy campaign among its teeming inmates.

What Next for Sahara’s Subrata Roy

Sahara group chairman will be produced in Supreme Court on Tuesday, but what will happen in court is anybody’s guess.

6 Indian Restaurants in 2014's Best Restaurants

Much like last year, India makes its presence felt on the list with six entries.

Restaurants Given Heavy Fines Over Sham Curries

Warnings have been issued to caterers after two North Yorkshire Indian restaurants were fined for passing beef off as lamb.

Careless Whispers

Hugging saint’ in a spot of bother, ex-disciple alleges abuse in tell-all book

Is the Sari Staging a Comeback in Urban India

In urban India, the garment has lost its prominence in recent years - with more and more women opting to wear western outfits.

India Anger at Privileges For Arrested Tycoon

Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have been criticised after they lodged arrested tycoon Subrata Roy in a fancy forest department guest house in Lucknow city.

Indians Lose Crores in Bitcoins

In a rude jolt to growing virtual currency frenzy in India, bitcoins worth crores of rupees held by some Indians have vanished with collapse of Japan-based Mt Gox

Blinded By the White: India’s Rising Appetite for Foreign Models

The sadder truth about this rising preference for foreign models is that it goes far beyond just skin colour

Banished From The Bookshelves

Six authors tell their stories about what it is like to see their life’s work go waste.

Why One of India's Most Flamboyant Tycoons May End up in Jail?

Subrata Roy is one of India's most flamboyant and enigmatic tycoons.

India Slips Down Asia’s Restaurant Rankings

If India served up a disappointing result in the list of the 50 best restaurants in Asia in 2013, this year its performance could be described as undercooked.

Courses From 3 IITs, IISc Are In Global Top 50

Four Indian universities, including the IITs at Delhi and Mumbai, are among the global top 50.

Becoming a Devadasi

The ancient devadasi system, where young girls are dedicated in local temples and their virginity is auctioned off, was made illegal in Karnataka in 1982 but still continues in some parts of the southern state.

Immigration Curbs Have Deterred Indian Students

Immigration curbs have "played disappointingly badly" in India despite prime ministerial charm offensives to show Britain welcomes students

India's Basket Programme Empowers African Women

India is helping in the empowerment of African women through a unique initiative.

Sun Sets On Sham-E-Mehfils

After Wajid Ali Shah, the tenth and last nawab of Awadh, was exiled to Calcutta, the culture of Sham-e-Mehfils spread rapidly.

Amnesty Seeks More Detail on Indian Deaths in Qatar

Human rights group Amnesty International has urged India to give "more transparent information" about the deaths of Indian workers in Qatar, the host nation for the 2022 World Cup.

25 Reasons We Love the North-East

There is more to the seven states than ‘bhut jolokia’ or the one-horned rhino. Here’s what tops our list

Sita Makes Her Stand

Recent events lead to a surge in strong, visceral women-based plays

Indian Team Among Leaders in Google Prize to Land on Moon

A poorly funded, rag-tag team in India is now among the top contenders for the Google Lunar XPrize, the grand global competition to land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon by December next year.

Google to Design Android Apps in Indian Languages

Google’s two-day Hackathon and workshop in Bangalore will focus on creating the applications.

Infosys May Ask Non-performers to Leave

Software services giant Infosys, which employs 1.5 lakh people, may hand over pink slips to those who "did not add value" despite "high salaries"

Indian Hustle: How Fraudsters Prey on Would-be US Tech Workers

For freelance techies, the temptation is overwhelming. And that, naturally, has opened up a world of opportunity for fraudsters.

Dhoni’s Captaincy Obnoxious

Dhoni's Test captaincy has come under severe criticism from former skipper Sourav Ganguly who described his leadership as "obnoxious".

Enthusiasm for Chinese on the Rise in India

the Indian people have become increasingly interested in learning Chinese in recent years, thanks to booming bilateral trade and exchanges.

The Sexual Revolution in India Keeps Coming

In 2014, India is in the throes of a major sexual revolution.

India Unveils Astronaut Vehicle

India’s state-run aerospace company has delivered the first domestically built astronaut transportation vehicle.

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