Feb

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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

Feb

27

2014

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Banished From The Bookshelves

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

Feb

27

2014

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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.

Feb

26

2014

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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.

Feb

26

2014

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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.

Feb

26

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Immigration Curbs Have Deterred Indian Students

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

Feb

25

2014

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India's Basket Programme Empowers African Women

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

Feb

24

2014

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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.

Feb

24

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Sita Makes Her Stand

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

Feb

25

2014

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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.

Feb

24

2014

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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

Feb

24

2014

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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.

Feb

20

2014

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Google to Design Android Apps in Indian Languages

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

Feb

20

2014

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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"

Feb

20

2014

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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.

Feb

20

2014

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Dhoni’s Captaincy Obnoxious

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

Feb

19

2014

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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.

Feb

19

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India Unveils Astronaut Vehicle

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

Feb

19

2014

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Ten Big Facts About India

India often attracts generalisations and stereotyping, but more often it defies them.

Feb

18

2014

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Disgraced Indian Editor Charged with Rape

After months of apologies and outright denials, the former Tehelka magazine editor faces prison.

Feb

18

2014

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Deadly Superbugs Spreading Fast at Indian Holy Sites

The concern is growing worldwide over the threat from bacteria that are resistant to the so-called 'last resort' class of antibiotics known as Carbapenems.

Feb

18

2014

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More Than 450 Indian Migrants Dead in Qatar in 2012-13

More than 450 Indian migrants working in Qatar have died in the last two years, data shows as the Gulf state is under pressure over its rights record ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Feb

18

2014

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Why India's Domestic Help Are Joining Job Sites

A few young technology companies in India are trying to tap into this market, and introduce a more professional pedigree.

Feb

17

2014

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Indian Censorship and the Curious Case of Wendy Doniger

Penguin’s decision to withdraw controversial scholar Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History has resonated strongly in the academic world.

Feb

17

2014

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India Completes Olympic Return With Sochi Flag Raising

India’s three athletes can now carry their own standard on 23 Feb when the Sochi Games come to an end

Feb

17

2014

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India Hopes Change to Visa Scheme Will Boost Tourism

Many people visiting India face long queues for a tourist visa from embassies or agencies.

Feb

17

2014

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India Draws Tourists With Deep Pockets

Ranks 41st in number of tourists received but 1st in per-capita spend by them

Feb

14

2014

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Penguin India Defends Decision to Recall Book

Penguin India has defended its decision to recall and destroy copies of a book on Hinduism by a prominent US scholar.

Feb

14

2014

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Graves of Empire Tell of India's Troubled Past

By the side of a crowded Delhi highway with buses thundering by and hawkers touting their wares lies a small, walled cemetery.

Feb

13

2014

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A Year Before Cricket World Cup, Indian Selectors Crack the Whip

This was a statement of intent from the Indian selectors after a string of poor performances in South Africa and New Zealand,

Feb

13

2014

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Million-dollar Buys Yuvraj, Karthik Rule IPL Auction

Indian cricketers reigned supreme on the first day of the auction for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League

Feb

13

2014

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Why did Penguin Recall a Book on Hindus

Wendy Doniger said she did not blame her publisher Penguin India for withdrawing her book The Hindus

Feb

13

2014

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Discovering Varanasi: City of Shiva

Shiva the god of death and destruction has made his abode here.

Feb

13

2014

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As Indians Migrate From Rural Areas, the Real India Resurfaces in Cities

India is rapidly changing and these people form one of the strongest narratives that defines the transition from old to new.

Feb

12

2014

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US Academic Angry After Book on Hindus Pulped in India

American scholar Wendy Doniger said she was "angry and disappointed" that all copies of her latest book on Hinduism will be pulped in India.

Feb

12

2014

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Why It's Easy to Ban Books in India

The problem, increasingly, in this Republic of the Gagged, is that everything seems to offend.

Feb

11

2014

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Penguin to Withdraw Wendy Doniger’s Controversial Book, The Hindus

Wendy Doniger has confirmed in an email to Firstpost that the book is being taken out of publication in India.

Feb

11

2014

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Six Top Indian Players Under Match-fixing Scanner

A current Team India player is among six prominent "Indian capped" players whose names figure in the Justice Mudgal probe report that investigated the IPL betting and spot-fixing scam.

Feb

11

2014

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India's Olympic Exile Ends as IOC Revokes Ban on IOA

The IOC lifted the 14-month old ban on India after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) barred charge-framed officials from its fresh election.

Feb

10

2014

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Read And Weep

Indian Readership Survey 2013 figures leave print media smarting.

Feb

10

2014

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Indians Among Tiger Mother Amy Chua’s List of Six Superior People

According to Chua and Rubenfeld, the three features that distinguish the six from others are superiority, insecurity and impulse control.

Feb

10

2014

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South Africa Cheated Pak to Let India win at ICC

The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Asraf said South Africa had opposed the International Cricket Council reforms but supported the proposals at Board meeting in Singapore on Saturday.

Feb

07

2014

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In Taj City Agra, a Monument to India-Japan Love

Just a few hundred metres from the Taj Mahal, there's another monument to love that few people know about or few tourists would care to visit.

Feb

07

2014

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India Visa-on-arrival Scheme to be Extended

India's government has decided to extend the country's limited visa-on-arrival scheme to tourists from 180 countries. in an attempt to boost tourism and business.

Feb

07

2014

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Why So Many Indian Global CEOs

The appointment of Satya Nadella as the new boss of Microsoft makes him just the latest Indian to rise to the top of global business.

Feb

06

2014

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British Boarding School Group Woos Indians

A new federation of leading British boarding schools is offering scholarships worth Rs 7 crore to attract pupils from India.

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