They are known as "never events"—the kind of mistake that should never happen in medicine, like operating on the wrong patient or sewing someone up with a sponge still inside—yet new research suggests that they happen with alarming frequency.
The culture shock, job stress, and cash burn out some, but a few can hurdle further up the white-collar ladder, helped by the language and soft skills that 10 hours a day of problem-solving will give you.
The European Parliament in Strasbourg passed a strongly worded resolution recently against caste discrimination in India, noting that inhuman practices like manual scavenging continue, despite laws banning the practice.
Indian-origin nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead after a hoax call to a UK hospital treating Prince William’s pregnant wife Kate, has reportedly left a note blaming the two Australian DJs behind the prank for her tragic death.
Forget about Pajeros or even the humbler Bolero vehicles, village heads in rural Bihar are doling out hundreds of thousands of rupees to acquire steeds as prized symbols of status in a society still mired in feudalism.
Spend any time in India, and you will see men urinating in public. In the state of Rajasthan last month volunteers began shaming offenders by drumming and blowing whistles. But some argue the country also needs more, and better, public toilets.
Under the guise of protecting conjugal rights — which ought to be grounds for divorce not rape — we have left intact the notion that a man essentially owns his wife. A wife he can no longer beat or threaten, but can still rape — with full legal impunity.
Abuse of migrant maids from Africa and Asia in the Middle East and parts of Southeast Asia is commonly reported. But the story of Kerketa is the story of many maids and nannies in India, where a surging demand for domestic help is fuelling a business that, in large part, thrives on human trafficking by unregulated placement agencies.
Even though living with inadequate social welfare for the elderly and soaring house prices, and not necessarily satisfied with their lives, Indians have a "more peaceful and satisfied state of mind" than the anxious Chinese
In an increasing trend of urban women taking to alcohol to cope with everyday stresses as societal norms ease, a 28-year-old woman working as a senior executive in a property broking firm in Mumbai also developed suicidal tendencies.
The manuscript of a 212-year-old dictionary written by a British polymath employed by the East India Company in the late 18th century has been traced in the British Library, shedding new light on the history of words in Indian languages.
Though ready-to-wear and designer clothing have become increasingly popular in India in the past 15 to 20 years, bespoke tailors like Shaikh are still scattered all over town, in large showrooms, modest workshops and tiny open stalls in narrow lanes and bazaars.
Sanal Edamaruku, the president of the Indian Rationalist Association, is in exile in Finland after he tried to debunk the “miracle” of a weeping image in a church in Mumbai. But there’s more to this story than that.