Feb

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Feb

06

2014

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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

2014

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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

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