The gemstone scam had originated in Thailand two decades ago, and is still quite rampant in Jaipur, Delhi and Agra.
The ancient practice of bloodletting as a medical treatment continues in India.
Whether it is expats or Indians, specialist farms and businesses are benefiting from customers with a global palate and a wallet to match.
For the devout, this festival is more than a tale, it’s a time they can be someone or something else
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.
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'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.
I want to meet aliens. I strongly feel that we are not alone in this universe.
Frequent Facebook users might be sharing more than just party pictures, vacation videos and selfies - they also share a greater risk of eating disorders
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
India's city of dreams has emerged as the world's cheapest city to live in.
The capital's Tihar Jail, one of the largest in Asia, is vigorously conducting a literacy campaign among its teeming inmates.
Sahara group chairman will be produced in Supreme Court on Tuesday, but what will happen in court is anybody’s guess.
Much like last year, India makes its presence felt on the list with six entries.
Warnings have been issued to caterers after two North Yorkshire Indian restaurants were fined for passing beef off as lamb.
Hugging saint’ in a spot of bother, ex-disciple alleges abuse in tell-all book
In urban India, the garment has lost its prominence in recent years - with more and more women opting to wear western outfits.
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.
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
The sadder truth about this rising preference for foreign models is that it goes far beyond just skin colour
Six authors tell their stories about what it is like to see their life’s work go waste.
Subrata Roy is one of India's most flamboyant and enigmatic tycoons.
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.
Four Indian universities, including the IITs at Delhi and Mumbai, are among the global top 50.
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 "played disappointingly badly" in India despite prime ministerial charm offensives to show Britain welcomes students
India is helping in the empowerment of African women through a unique initiative.
After Wajid Ali Shah, the tenth and last nawab of Awadh, was exiled to Calcutta, the culture of Sham-e-Mehfils spread rapidly.
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.
There is more to the seven states than ‘bhut jolokia’ or the one-horned rhino. Here’s what tops our list
Recent events lead to a surge in strong, visceral women-based plays
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’s two-day Hackathon and workshop in Bangalore will focus on creating the applications.
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"
For freelance techies, the temptation is overwhelming. And that, naturally, has opened up a world of opportunity for fraudsters.
Dhoni's Test captaincy has come under severe criticism from former skipper Sourav Ganguly who described his leadership as "obnoxious".
the Indian people have become increasingly interested in learning Chinese in recent years, thanks to booming bilateral trade and exchanges.
In 2014, India is in the throes of a major sexual revolution.
India’s state-run aerospace company has delivered the first domestically built astronaut transportation vehicle.