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Indians in Europe

Settled in cities and towns across the globe, Indians make up the second-largest community of migrants in the European Union.

Kolkata, My ancestors, And me

Calcutta," wrote the British colonial general Clive, "is one of the most wicked places in the Universe... Rapacious and Luxurious beyond conception."

Gluten Free Think Again

There is nothing wrong with being healthy, but the way that culture has developed these days, being healthy is more about performing as healthy for other people. And that performance becomes an identity.

3 Indians Among 6 Killed in Malaysia Hospital Fire

Three Indian-origin Mala ysians were among six persons killed today when a fire broke out at the intensive care unit (ICU) of a major government hospital in southern Malaysia’s Johor Baru.

The Improbable Rise of Kabaddi

How did this indigenous sport become a prime time sensation?

Little Salty, Little Sweet And Fully Delish

In the pantheon of Gujarati snacks, the crunchy, calorie-laden mathiya is the Diwali deity.

India is Celebrating Everything And Doing it Differently

Festivals are transcending borders and traditions, triggering surge in spending on brand new segments like packaged food and beverages, grooming and travel.

Mumbai Shrine Allows Entry to Women

The trust that runs Mumbai's Haji Ali mosque told the Supreme Court it will rescind a ban on women entering the shrine as ordered by the high court.

Air India Sets Record for Longest Flight in the World

Sliding into the number one spot with a flight distance of 9,389 miles is Air India's non-stop flight from Delhi, India to San Francisco.

Fears Over India's Fledgling 24-hour News Media's March to War

‘Unsustainable’ pressure to fill the news cycle, especially in a time of tension with Pakistan, is causing stations ‘to hype and dramatise’ says media analyst

Stamp of Honour For Diwali in US

The US Postal Services has released a postage stamp on Diwali, the first state-sponsored recognition of the "joyous annual Hindu festival".

Exhibition Showcasing History of Indians Launched in Singapore

The exhibition, "Once Upon a Time in Little India", details the lives of early South Asian migrants, who came to call precinct their home.

Yoga Guru Ramdev, Face Of Patanjali Group, Says Was Denied US Visa

Speaking at the Global Investor Summit in Indore, Ramdev recounted how he was first denied a visa and later offered a visa.

Team USA Was The Overwhelmed Newcomer At The Kabaddi World Cup

The Kabaddi World Cup has hoped to introduce the sport to a worldwide audience.

India's Land of Fun

GOA is India’s land of fun, with pristine beaches that run along the Arabian Sea and a unique mix of Indian and Portuguese cultures and architectures.

Karva Chauth: Why It's Time For Indian Women to Leave Archaic And Patriarchal Custom Behind

The apparent history of this "auspicious" day is associated with the tale of queen Veervati and her penance to keep her husband alive.

India's Dying Christian Communities

Some of India's dying Christian communities who are trying to preserve their identities in rapidly changing times.

Indian Women Take Off The Veil

A group of women in the northern Indian state of Haryana are campaigning to stop wearing the veil.

US Couples Seek Return of Embryos

In April 2015, the Indian Council of Medical Research had given its no-objection certificate to the couple to import their frozen embryos from the USA. Accordingly, these were sent to India.

Priyanka Chopra Sorry for Conde Nast Cover Insulting Refugees

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has apologised after being criticised for modelling an "insensitive" top on a Conde Nast Traveller magazine cover.

Singapore Celebrates Diwali With This Beautiful Themed Train

This year, Singapore's famous Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) launched its first Diwali-themed train, decked with vibrant Indian motifs.

Foreign Countries That Let You Drive With An Indian License

When we travel abroad, we usually use public transport to commute. But what if you could drive through the spectacular views of a foreign land with your Indian driver's licence.

Regulate, Don’t Ban Surrogacy, UK Couples Urge India

Several India-origin couples protested on Saturday against the November 2015 ban in India on surrogacy, complaining they were unable to get their embryos back from clinics in Gujarat and elsewhere.

Punjab's Rented Luxury Car Business Becomes a Casualty of India-Pakistan Tensions

There are no takers for high-end luxury cars, which are hired as status symbols to bring brides home from weddings, as the flow of non-resident Indians to Punjab is drying up this season.

In India, a Degree From The US is Highly Valued

As per a recent report, the number of Indian students in the USA has increased by more than 28 per cent in the past one year to reach a new high of nearly two lakh.

Surrogacy Rules Wipe Out UK Couple's Family Dreams

The impact of the proposed Commercial Surrogacy ban by the Indian government is being felt on the ground even before the Parliament has passed the bill.

A Goodwill Expedition From Malaysia to India

The objective of this adventurous journey was to promote goodwill and deepen the age old friendship between India and Malaysia.

Theme Pandals Or Quirky Art Installations

In Kolkata, pujas are an annual upsurge and celebration of quirky art. This year, the city seems to have outdone itself when it comes to creativity.

Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized In India

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the world with an estimated 125 million people consuming it in some form or the other every year.

Fake Doctors

Unqualified medics, popularly known as quacks, are routinely arrested in India for posing as doctors. But a charity is now trying to train them in primary medical care.

Outrage After Girl Dies From 68-day Fast

Indian police are investigating the parents of a 13-year-old girl who died last week after undertaking a religious fast for 68 days.

India Donates ZAR 2 Million to Mandela Foundation

The donation was a continuation of the support that India had always shown to the people of South Africa since it started the anti-apartheid struggle globally soon after its own independence in 1947.

How India Deals With The Scourge of Terrorist Pigeons

Tensions between India and Pakistan are quite high at the moment, and many such messages are being exchanged.

Sons of Soil or Traitors

A fierce controversy has broken out in recent years about who truly is an indigenous Indian.

First International arbitration Centre Comes up in Mumbai

The setting up of the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA) — which can resolve disputes between different companies or individuals — can be a step towards establishing the city as an international financial centre.

Pierce Brosnan is Causing a Spit Storm in India

Although the product Brosnan is endorsing is neither a pan masala or gutka, the reactions have ranged from anger to disappointment.

Bollywood Actor Forced Out of Hindu Play

Far-right nationalists have forced Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui to cancel his performance in a Hindu festival "because he is a Muslim".

Taj Mahal Dome to Get Mud-pack Therapy

The dome of the Taj Mahal will get a mud-pack therapy for the first time ever, in a bid to get rid of the yellowness from its white marble.

Sweet Cravings

The purity of a plain ‘barfi’, the incredible varieties of a ‘laddu’, the sugary swirls of a ‘jalebi’ evoke a deep passion.

Why India is Better Than China or the U.S. for Expats

Expats gave India higher marks in cost of raising children, ease of intergrating with the locals.

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