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Sochi 2014: India's Answer to Cool Runnings

For Shiva Keshavan, the trek he has taken from the foothills of the Himalayas to Sochi must at times feel like trying to conquer his own personal Mount Everest.

Jan

07

2014

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YouTube Channel Becomes Rallying Point for India's Dalits

Dalit Camera, a popular YouTube channel dedicated to India's Dalits (formerly untouchables), has become a rallying point for the community.

Jan

07

2014

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Plan for a New Indian Time Zone Shows How Strange Time Zones Are

A new push for a second Indian time zone illustrates the strange political nature of how the world counts its time

Jan

06

2014

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After Fleeing Violence, Many Indian Muslims Refuse to Return Home

An estimated 15,000 Muslims remain in sprawling makeshift tent cities in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, refusing to believe it is safe to return.

Jan

06

2014

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5 Things to Watch Out for in 2014

From politics to Bollywood, here’s what to watch out for in India this year.

Jan

06

2014

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Why is #oomf So Popular on Social Media?

There is an enigmatic hashtag - #oomf - that repeatedly trends on social network sites, and in particular Twitter.

Jan

06

2014

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Life on India-Pakistan Border

he de facto border between India and Pakistan, also known as the Line of Control (LoC), is one of the most militarised boundaries in the world

Jan

06

2014

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Asylum in USA for Indian Gay Couple

On December 20th, just days after the Indian Supreme Court reinstated the ban on “sex against the order of nature” in the Indian Penal Code, the duo received political asylum in the United States

Jan

06

2014

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Taking Care of India’s Rich Biodiversity

For noted environmentalist Alka Tomar, the need to preserve the country’s biodiversity is of utmost importance.

Jan

03

2014

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Bihar: The New Indian Consumer Economy

Bihar has seen a spurt in consumption, even in the rural areas, though the state continues to remain at the bottom of the heap when it comes to social indices such as sanitation and literacy.

Jan

03

2014

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What India Did With Its Smartphones in 2013

Emerging markets like India are at the forefront of the mobile video revolution

Jan

03

2014

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What India Did With Its Smartphones in 2013

Emerging markets like India are at the forefront of the mobile video revolution

Jan

03

2014

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India Gets Its Second Time Zone

After 66 years of being on the Indian Standard Time or IST, Assam has decided to follow garden time or a daylight-saving schedule British tea planters introduced more than 150 years ago.

Jan

02

2014

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Why India's Brick Kiln Workers Live Like Slaves

Just outside of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, by country roads in a flat green landscape, smoke rises off huge furnaces.

Dec

31

2013

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Connaught Place Returned to its Pristine Glory

Built in classical, Georgian style, it was the largest such in India at that time and even today is a premier hangout destination of the capital.

Dec

31

2013

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Swirls Of Yearning

What takes people to shrines that grant what they seek? A look at wish-making.

Dec

31

2013

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New Year Features Challenging Tests for Cricket's Elite

Leading cricketers will be focused on India and the world’s greatest rotisserie auction

Dec

26

2013

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Kashmiri Saffron

First cultivated in Greece, saffron has been grown in the Kashmir valley for hundreds of years.

Dec

26

2013

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Best Interest of the Child: When International Adoption is Right

International adoption cases often turn into a fiercely bitter custody battle, with each 'parent' accusing the other of the worst faith.

Dec

24

2013

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Vrindavan Widows Ring in Christmas

At the 100-year-old Meerasahabhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, hundreds of widows revelled in Christmas celebrations in the city known as the place where Lord Krishna frolicked in his childhood.

Dec

24

2013

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Minor Blemishes Apart, Gold Still Shines for Indians

Gold will always remain an asset class in India. It will never fetch any negative return. Temporarily, there can be some reverses but in the long term it cannot fade away

Dec

24

2013

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A Tribute to the Uncrowned Travancore King

If ever there was an uncrowned king who commanded more respect and reverence than any ruler was Sri Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma of Travancore, a princely state in British India, now part of the state of Kerala.

Dec

24

2013

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Wanted: More Indian Students in UK

The economic situation led to uncertainty and further influenced some students to re-consider their decision to study in the UK or anywhere else.

Dec

23

2013

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Having a Servant Is Not a Right

One segment of the Indian population routinely exploits another, and the country’s labor laws allow gross mistreatment of domestic workers.

Dec

23

2013

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India's Poorest Regions Looking Up

A survey done earlier this year shows that public facilities in the poorest regions of India have steadily expanded, improving the lives of people there.

Dec

22

2013

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No Baby, no Cry

An increasing number of Indian women are choosing not to have children in a country where motherhood is revered, reports BBC Hindi's Divya Arya.

Dec

21

2013

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Why Indian Author Vikram Seth is Angry

The constitution protects the liberties and rights of Indian citizens. It is not for the judges to confer rights or take them away.

Dec

21

2013

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The Men Who Measured Earth’s Curves

How the world’s highest peak was named after a man who had never seen it—and how a mass-mail marketer unearthed its story

Dec

20

2013

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Fraudulent NRI Marriages on the Rise

The trend is very disturbing. Many parents come to us with the complaints of their daughters being cheated and left in the lurch in foreign countries

Dec

19

2013

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Government to Offer Free Fertility Treatments to Create Parsi Baby Boom

The Indian government is set to begin a program to save this minority community from vanishing.

Dec

18

2013

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From Labs to Businesses - This is How the IITs Get it Right

The incubation centres at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) were set up for converting ideas to practical solutions. They are now churning out some real success stories.

Dec

18

2013

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The Thought Leader

Many people wonder how they too can become Thought Leaders and what the life cycle of one looks like.

Dec

16

2013

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Love and Gender, According to the Hindu Epics

The gender ambiguity is itself an ancient tradition that says things about how casually we once viewed these themes.

Dec

16

2013

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The Growth of India's Publishing Industry

It is being put down to the rise in the number of Indian authors writing in English.

Dec

16

2013

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The Protest Dress

How the moralists get it wrong, and why the sari and the little black dress deserve equal feminist rights

Dec

12

2013

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Indian Companies Get FDA Nod for Anti-depressant Drug

In a major boost to some of the Indian drug makers, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of Cymbalta

Dec

12

2013

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Indian-origin Couple Britain's Oldest

An Indian-origin couple, both aged over 100, will become Britain's oldest married couple when they celebrate their 88th wedding anniversary later this week.

Dec

12

2013

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US Voices Concern at India Gay Sex Ban

The United States has voiced concern about a ruling by India's Supreme Court which reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex which could see same-sex lovers imprisoned.

Dec

12

2013

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Big Trouble in Little India Singapore

Most Singaporeans were utterly shocked by the news that came in late Sunday night; there is nothing to compare with it in their country’s recent history.

Dec

12

2013

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Hindus Join Satanists Demanding Equal Placement on Oklahoma Capitol Grounds

Members of the world’s oldest faith would like to join a display of religious symbols at Oklahoma’s state capitol, joining a Judeo-Christian tablet and a proposed Satanist monument.

Dec

11

2013

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India Top Court Reinstates Gay Sex Ban

India's top court has upheld a law which criminalises gay sex, in a ruling seen as a major blow to gay rights.

Dec

10

2013

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Digital Journalism: How the Internet Will Save the Indian Press

The Indian media are at a tipping point, caught between changing technologies, a crumbling financial model and a massive loss of public trust.

Dec

10

2013

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Women’s Voices Go Unheard Within Walls of Ahmedabad Ghetto

While the most common topics of discussion in a beauty salon are fashion, cosmetics and men, here the women were discussing national politics.

Dec

09

2013

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India 2nd Largest Supplier of Overseas Students for Australia

Indian students to undertake higher education in Australia have witnessed growth this year

Dec

09

2013

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Why India is a Big Market for English Language Dictionaries

India, among other countries like China and South Korea, is seen as a big market for the English language dictionary, despite a swell in digital tools for word learning and usag

Dec

08

2013

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Indian Writers Give Mills & Boon Brand a Fresh Lease of Life

Today the challenges for the Mills & Boon genre are multiple including carpet bombing from various other forms of entertainment for young women, a transition to digital reading habits and retail bookselling chains shutting down in India.

Dec

08

2013

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India Face Olympic Ban

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says India face expulsion from the Olympic movement unless they comply with ethics rules.

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