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The Artificial Trappings of Our Gurus

Godmen in India need just a few fraud externals, such as a fancy title and costume, to fool the gullible public

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Five Popular Dishes That Are Surprisingly Not Indian

The next time someone tells you that the kulfi is a desi summer cooler, you know better and can tell him that it isn't. The kulfi is a Middle Eastern import and as are sweets such as jalebi and gulab jamun.

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Tales From the Rails

India's rail network is one of the most extensive in the world, used by some 23 million people each day.

Apr

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Rise of Machines Threatens Craft in India

Technology and innovation driving traditional sari makers out of business in Varansai, India.

Apr

28

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Convict Being Transferred Slips through UK Police’s Fingers

A convict of Indian origin managed to escape as he was being extradited to India in the company of two British police officers

Apr

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Indian Travellers Among Biggest Spenders Abroad

The Indian globetrotter has emerged as one of the biggest spenders who is being wooed aggressively by the world for his big bucks.

Apr

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Sandhu First Indian to Lead Club Team in Europe

24-year-old goalkeeper from Chandigarh captains the reserves team of Norway’s Stabaek FC

Apr

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Olympian Seeks to Change History as First Indian-Australian Gold Medallist

Vinod Kumar only became an Australian citizen last year, now he is preparing to represent the country at the Olympic Games in Rio and become the first Indian-Australian gold medallist.

Apr

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Indian-Origin Doctor Fired

An Indian-origin doctor at a US Miami hospital has been fired after a video that showed her attacking an Uber driver and his vehicle went viral.

Apr

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Delhi's Iconic National Museum of Natural History Destroyed In Fire

A massive fire completely destroyed the iconic National Museum of Natural History in Delhi after it broke out late last night.

Apr

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India is The Biggest Virtual Exporter of Water

While the country strives to increase manufacturing exports, care should be taken to maximise water use efficiency lest it ends up virtually exporting more water.

Apr

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China Proposes to Build High-speed Rail Line in India

The proposed Chennai-New Delhi corridor could be the second-largest in the world, after the 2,298 km Beijing-Guangzhou line, which was launched three years ago.

Apr

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Cursed Temple Scares Off Tourists

Local officials in the western state of Rajasthan say tourists are put off visiting the 12th Century Kiradu temple complex because of a local legend.

Apr

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Indian Visitors Among Malaysia's Top Tourist Draws

The Minister said with 722,141 arrivals, tourists from India were one of the country's top 10 visitors in 2015.

Apr

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India Gets Its Olympic Goodwill Ambassador

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Saturday named goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Apr

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Americans Pay a Pittance For Indian Food

Most Indian restaurants in the US are run by Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and some Indians who are neither very rich, nor fluently Anglophone, nor highly credentialed, which creates the contamination effect for mainstream, middle-class, Americans.

Apr

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Lahore: In Search of 150, Anarkali

Following a map of pre-Partition memories, shedding tears in a lost home in Pakistan and bringing back a piece of it to India

Apr

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Air India Featured in Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday Album

Air India has a historical relationship with the UK, with the first flight to London being operated by a four-engine Constellation aircraft on June 8, 1948 via Cairo and Geneva

Apr

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Malaysia Introduces E-visa For Indian Tourists

The e-visa facility is available to Indians residing in India only and is valid for a single journey stay of maximum 30 days in Malaysia for tourism purposes

Apr

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Ads That Perfectly Capture NRI Emotions

As a desi living in the United States, you will be unable to stop yourself from watching ads with a high emotional quotient because they rekindle fond memories.

Apr

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Don’t Call My Child a Third Culture Kid

Today, in media and in popular culture, it seems to me, the “Third Culture Kid” continues to be lauded.

Apr

21

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Narendra Modi Came Face To Face With His Wax Twin

The statue clearly left Modi speechless even as he gave some finishing touches to the sculpture, and Twitter users were rather amused at his somewhat wonderstruck reaction.

Apr

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Indian-English: A Bridge Between Two Different Planes of Existence

The choice of English by writers whose mother tongues ranged from Kashmiri to Konkani made people trounce them as elitist “Coca-colanisers”.

Apr

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India Figures Low in World Media Freedom Index

Media in India continues to be under stress as the country figures low at 133 out of 180 nations in the latest press freedom index

Apr

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NRI Women Became The Victims of Laws

Laws are implemented even elsewhere with claims that they are intended to protect its intended beneficiaries, i.e. women – it is also a fact that women find themselves becoming its unintended victims.

Apr

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Returning Indian Soldiers From World War ll Reshaped South Asia

If India is to revert to its older role as the ‘pivot’ of Asian security, it will first have to aim at the economic and strategic integration of the subcontinent

Apr

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Middle-East Conglomerate to Invest $200 Million in Indian Healthcare

UAE-based healthcare conglomerate VPS Healthcare on Monday announced it will enter India by acquiring majority stake in Lakeshore Hospital here to set global benchmarks in healthcare delivery.

Apr

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Chennai’s New Kanjeevaram Warrior

An effort to preserve a Tamilian sari-weaving tradition that has stayed true to itself.

Apr

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An India-Pakistan Love Story That Went Horribly Wrong

His father sold his land and the family jewellery and accumulated massive debts to hire lawyers to fight his son's wrongful confinement.

Apr

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Bard More Popular in India Than in U.K.

William Shakespeare is understood far better in India than his birth country and the iconic playwright’s popularity in the emerging economies exceeds his fame in the UK.

Apr

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Stories From The Jaipur Court

The commonly held notion that everything about medieval India was about Mughal or Deccani patronage and ownership shattered.

Apr

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Earth on Quake Mode Again

While it seems too early to sound the alarm against a new wave of disastrous earthquakes, some scientists insist that certain "high risk zones" do require a close watch.

Apr

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6 Truths about Indian Expats

An interesting finding of the research is that Indians abroad call home twice a day on average.

Apr

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Where Did India's Banned Snake Charmers Go

Are snake charmers offensive to India's cultural identity? Some Twitter users felt that India had moved on from the time when snake charmers were presented as one of the symbols of the country.

Apr

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The Indian Mother You Can’t Miss

Before we say “Bharat mata ki jai”, every Indian should know motherhood is a choice, and not divine intervention 94 Before we say “Bharat mata ki jai”, every Indian should know motherhood is a choice, and not divine intervention 94 Before we say “Bharat mata ki jai”, every Indian should know motherhood is a choice, and not divine intervention.

Apr

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African Students Meet India’s Siddis

Tracing India's racism towards Africans and the small African community in India called the Siddis.

Apr

17

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Singaporean's Gripe Goes a Long Way in India

When Singaporean Raymond Yeo sent an online complaint to the Narendra Modi government a year ago, after being overcharged for a short taxi ride in the city of Mumbai, he did not think it would lead to much.

Apr

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Sania Mirza Named India’s Global Icon

India’s tennis star Sania Mirza has been named India’s Global Icon while Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the Global Indian of the Year at this year’s NRI of the Year Awards.

Apr

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Expat Stories from Arabia Narrates Horrors of Indian Workers

There are horror stories that are heard about the manner in which employees from India are treated by their employers in Saudi Arabia.

Apr

15

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Indian Business City Renamed

India's business city of Gurgaon on the outskirts of the capital, Delhi, will be officially renamed Gurugram.

Apr

15

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Flavors of Hinduism in Malaysia

As history progressed, it has brought along with itself the sporadic expansion of Hinduism and its ethnic originals from India.

Apr

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From Kate's Hairstyles To Her Bare Feet, India Tour Is International News

It's the international media, un-thanked and unacknowledged publicly by Palace officials, that the truly dedicated Royal watcher ought to be following.

Apr

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Hollywood Celebrities With Indian Tattoos

A new trend in body art has been emerging over the last few years among celebrities in the West. Tattoos in Hindi and Sanskrit.

Apr

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Ultimate Cut

Every year millions of people travel to two temples in southern India, hoping for an answer to their prayers. But every miracle requires a sacrifice - and many pilgrims sacrifice their hair.

Apr

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Cabinet Nod for India-UAE MoU to Prevent Human Trafficking

In order to effectively curb the menace of human trafficking to Middle East, India and the UAE will soon sign an MoU for co-operation in preventing and combating the crime.

Apr

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Second-gen Expat Students Prefer Varsities in UAE

An increasing number of second-generation expatriate students in Dubai say they prefer to complete their higher education in the UAE because they consider it 'home' and "it is a much easier transit point to anywhere else in the world".

Apr

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Bloomberg Launches Joint Venture in India

The business and financial news produced and distributed by Bloomberg LP is consumed around the globe, but now the media company wants to ensure it is a bigger part of the information used by a growing consumer base in India.

Apr

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Shadism in India And Africa

The skin lightening industry in India has grown to more than half a billion dollars, even though the country passed laws restricting ads for skin lightening creams.

Apr

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Global MVNO Brands May Foray Into India

Virgin Mobile, Lebara Mobile and Tune Talk - well known globally as mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) - may shortly foray into India.

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