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India Expands Visa-free Travel to Include 180 Countries

Tourists travelling to India from 180 countries will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas.

Feb

07

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Mumbai's Restaurant King

As the years passed, Poojari himself became a legend credited with bringing respect and dignity to Mumbai’s favourite street foods like ‘paav-bhaji’ or ‘puri-bhaji’ which was once consumed at corner carts.

Feb

05

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Delhi Has Highest Vacancy Rate Among Emerging Asian Cities

Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad too had high rates, featuring in the top 10 of 16 cities surveyed

Feb

05

2014

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Billionaires' Wealth Can Remove India's Poverty

Income inequality is rising in India, where the net worth of its billionaires has jumped 12-fold in 15 years, enough to eliminate absolute poverty twice over in the country

Feb

04

2014

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In India, a Pilgrimage to a Feast for Thousands

Palaniappa Chettiar has always been goal oriented, and when he turned 97 three years ago, he set himself a new one.

Feb

04

2014

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Jainuflection

The UPA may deny quid pro quo, but the majority of the Jain minority isn’t complaining

Feb

04

2014

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Racist Rants Follow Coke's Multilingual Ad

Discrimination of various kinds - racial, ethnic, linguistic etc - is very much a worldwide phenomenon, including in ''the greatest country on earth''

Feb

03

2014

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Is This The City With The Loudest Car Horns

For Delhi residents the backdrop of rush-hour traffic is causing noise pollution so serious that experts are warning of serious health consequences.

Feb

03

2014

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How London is Trying To Attract Indian Tourists

Some 15 million Indians travelled abroad in 2013, but that is tipped to reach 50 million by 2020.

Feb

03

2014

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More US Fast Food Giants Line Up For India Launch

Krispy Kreme was the latest to open a new store.Burger King will open its first branch in the first half of this year

Feb

03

2014

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India Set to Ease Visa Restrictions

India's intelligence agencies have now given their backing to proposals that would allow tourists to apply online and then wait only three days before receiving the green light,

Feb

03

2014

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American Granny Finds Love in Haryana Village

Saying good-bye to all worldly comforts, a lovelorn US-born woman came all the way to Haryana's Popra village to marry her Facebook friend and play the role of a doting Indian wife.

Jan

30

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India Gets Taste For Exotic Vegetables

On a small farm, about 200km (125 miles) north-east of Mumbai, Murlidhar Gunjal plucks cherry tomatoes off vines, while some of his workers pick rosemary and thyme from a herb garden.

Jan

30

2014

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Indian Fashion and Padma Shri Awards

Some questions about how the government views and review the fashion industry

Jan

30

2014

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New Zealand Have Exposed India's ODI Winning Recipe

Former New Zealand bowler Simon Doull has criticised India for their poor performance in New Zealand and their team selection policy.

Jan

30

2014

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Records of Britons in India During Raj Now Available Online

Over 2 million records chronicling the lives of British individuals who went to India since the time of the East India Company are now available online

Jan

30

2014

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Indian Rupee to be Legal Tender in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's central bank said it would add the Indian Rupee to the basket of currencies to be circulated in the country.

Jan

30

2014

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Who Invented the Dal Makhani

The makhani dal, was invented by none other than Kundan Lal Gujral, the founder of the Moti Mahal chain.

Jan

28

2014

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Her Master’s Voice

We can’t function without “the workers” and they can’t eat without us. It’s the time-honoured paternalistic/parasitic dance of the Indian class system

Jan

28

2014

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India to Push For Lion's Share of Revenue at ICC Board Meet

The 'Big Three' - India, Australia and England - need approval of seven of the 10 Board members to have complete control over international cricket. Board of Control for Cricket in India also wants an ICC event every two years in India.

Jan

28

2014

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Namaste: Washington Press Club Goes Desi

There was mehndi for female guests, bhangra dancing, and tandoori dinner. There were sarees galore, Nehru jackets, and the reigning greeting for the night was 'namaste'.

Jan

27

2014

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Facebook Likely to Lose 80 % Users by 2017

Facebook is likely to lose 80 % of its users and getting largely abandoned by 2017

Jan

27

2014

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Indian-origin Man Invents 3D Printer that Makes Pizzas for Astronauts

An Indian-origin engineer claims to have developed a 3D printer that can print food and pizza for astronauts on long missions.

Jan

25

2014

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An App For India's Babel Problem

Most problematic for Plustxt and apps like it, though, is that the online demographic shift they are banking on for long-term growth and success may not be permanent.

Jan

24

2014

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The Wrong Kind of Foreigner

Delhi’s residents say that the city belongs to everybody, because it belongs to nobody.

Jan

24

2014

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Ganesha Hot Pants Go Off Shelves in US

Following protests by Hindus for showing disrespect to lord Ganesha, Amazon.com has removed bell bottoms, waist pants, hot pants that had images of the diety on legs, crochets and hips

Jan

23

2014

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Hero Hockey India League

Will the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League, starting Saturday, throw up more players to watch out for?

Jan

23

2014

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Annual Worst Passwords Revealed

Software firm SplashData has released the 2013 edition of its annual "Worst Passwords" list, and for the first time, "password" has been displaced from the top spot.

Jan

23

2014

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Declare All Gold Ornaments With You at IGI Airport

The customs department has made it mandatory for all flyers arriving in Delhi from international destinations to fill a detailed declaration form.

Jan

23

2014

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China Gorges on Indian Buffalo Via Vietnam

India’s buffalo meat (carabeef) exports to Southeast Asia are growing fast, thanks to rising demand in China, even though the world’s second-biggest economy has not officially opened its doors to India in this sector.

Jan

23

2014

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Indian-American Dean of Prestigious Harvard College

Indian-American professor Rakesh Khurana has been appointed dean of the prestigious Harvard College, becoming the latest addition to a long list of Indian-origin academicians assuming leadership roles at renowned global universities.

Jan

22

2014

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After Jains, Many Hindu Sects Will Seek To Be Minorities

India now has six national minorities - Muslims, Sikhs, Parsis, Christians, Buddhists, and now Jains.

Jan

22

2014

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Tehelka Sex Assault Case: Why Tarun Tejpal Isn’t Getting Bail

Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague and under the new expanded definition of Section 376, Tejpal’s actions are defined as rape.

Jan

22

2014

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Emergency-hit Bangkok Off Indian Itinerary

Political unrest in Thailand has forced Indian tourists to either cancel trips to the south east Asian country or drop Bangkok from their itinerary

Jan

21

2014

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Why are India's Tigers Killing Humans

In a country which is home to the world's largest population of tigers, few things swing public opinion more sharply than a "man-eater" does.

Jan

21

2014

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The Desperate Search for Indianness

For the Union of India’s diversity to thrive, one does not need a ‘unity-in-diversity’ producing system but a diversity preserving system.

Jan

21

2014

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World’s Largest Solar Energy Plant to Take Root in India

This new energy system is part of Prime Minister Mammohan Singh’s plan to make “the sun occupy center-stage.

Jan

21

2014

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More Than Meets the Chai

I am reminded of the B-H-C model from my economics. At this juice shop, B is for Bungalow — the multinationals in India — H is for Haveli — the indigenous companies in India — and C is for the Chawl system.

Jan

20

2014

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Death and Bawdiness From the Parsi Tongue

Parsis don’t have the reverence for the dead that other Indians do and their irreverence is extreme, as shown by numerous Parsi sayings

Jan

20

2014

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India's Growing Fitness Craze

In India, fitness is becoming a serious business and the growing popularity of marathon is testament to that.

Jan

20

2014

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India Could Soon be the Boss of World Cricket

If this proposal gets accepted, it will strengthen BCCI's grip on world cricket and add to their financial growth.

Jan

20

2014

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Google Eating Into Wikipedia Page Views

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia used by millions around the world, lost nearly 10 per cent of its page-views last year.

Jan

14

2014

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Remains of Another Ancient University Unearthed in Bihar

Remains of "Tiladhak" ancient university are spread in a big area and will take more time for full excavation -- just like Nalanda where the excavation took years.

Jan

14

2014

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A Chance to Shine on Wimbledon’s Grass

Four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman is in Mumbai scouting for young Indian players to take on the best in the UK

Jan

13

2014

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Bark to the Future

A veterinarian couple finds foreign homes for Indian street dogs

Jan

13

2014

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The Real Naked Fakir

The little-known shrine of a Sufi ascetic and poet whose life was a revolt against traditions

Jan

13

2014

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WHO Set to Declare India as Polio Free Nation

The World Health Organisation is set to officially declare India a polio free nation as no polio cases have been detected in the country for the past three years.

Jan

13

2014

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Cost of Cool in India? An iPhone

What ought to make Apple executives uneasy is that competition is building in the premium segment.

Jan

13

2014

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Dream of Gold Leads to Government Excavation in India

A dig for treasure begins after a man dreams of a huge amount of gold hidden under a fort in the north of India.

Jan

12

2014

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Love in the Time of Nehru

Recovered from a trash bag, the intimate letters between an Indian diplomat and his wife reveal the life and times of the elite of Nehru’s India

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