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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.

The Inquisitors Arrive

Hindu fundamentalists have viewed Goa’s Catholics as an impediment to their larger aim of ‘Bharat’ becoming a ‘Hindu nation’.

Understanding the New Rules of Digital Journalism

In a changing media landscape, no newspaper has the final say on anything.

Soot On The Melting Pot

The Jains want their pilgrimage spot, Palitana, declared a vegetarian zone. Is that justified?

Soon, Crash Test Must For Indian Cars

The government has begun consultations with the auto industry to introduce safety features in a bid to reduce fatalities in road accidents.

Why Corporate Honchos Are Keen to Set Up Universities

There were few examples of success of large companies in education. The Tatas and Birlas did it half a century earlier. The rest did not inspire

What Makes And Unmakes Our Gods

It is our belief that makes and unmakes the gods, not our texts

The Spread of Caste Discrimination

Caste discrimination is a growing problem in England too

Indian-American Pleads Guilty to Funding Al-Qaeda Groups

A 31-year-old Indian-American A 31-year-old Indian-American faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing thousands of dollars in material support to three terror groups.

What Prompts Kerala Nurses to Leave India?

Kerala is known for giving the finest theoretical and practical training to its nurses but there is no value for their specialisation,

Stringent New Visa Rules for Foreign Spouses

The UK Court of Appeal has cleared the way for a minimum income threshold of 18,600 pounds for British citizens bringing foreign spouses to live with them in the country

Delhi is the Second Largest City in the World

Delhi is already the second largest city in the world after Tokyo

Air India Officially Joins Star Alliance

Air India has become the 27th member of Star Alliance, greatly increasing the alliance's reach on the sub-continent.

Why Starbucks Will Excel in Chennai

Starbucks may be the world's biggest coffee chain but it could be in for one of its toughest battles yet as it seeks to make a dent in the filter kaapi capital of India — Chennai.

A Taste of Bombay

The Capital’s long-standing vendor of a Mumbai street staple

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