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India’s Time Starts Now if it is Serious About Mission Olympic 2020

Despite its great importance, cricket never gave India — the nation — any significant international triumph until well after independence.

Aug

28

2016

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Surrogacy Bill: Modi Govt Sets New Terms

By shutting down commercial surrogacy—as this new bill seeks to do—the state, instead of helping the woman apply her agency in a more equitable environment, takes it away altogether.

Aug

28

2016

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Being LGBT in India

One of the major factors that results in the stigmatization of LGBT people is parental reaction towards homosexuality.

Aug

26

2016

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Reinventing The Gamchha

Much like the lungi, the gamchha has been central to the lives of India’s male working class. Of course, the elite class doesn’t look twice at it because it’s the ‘poor man’s cloth’ after all.

Aug

26

2016

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India Unveils Plans to Ban Surrogacy

The Indian government has unveiled a draft law which would ban commercial surrogacy.

Aug

26

2016

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USA Looking Forward to India-West Indies T20I Clash

The two games involving India and the West Indies are great opportunities to whet the appetites of the fan bases of both teams.

Aug

25

2016

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Only Genuine NRIs to Get Medical Seats

Most NRI seats were taken by local students who were sponsored by NRIs living abroad. Now, the seats that remain after giving admission to genuine NRIs will be coopted into the management quota.

Aug

25

2016

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India Plans Surrogacy Ban For Foreigners, Unmarried Couples

The Indian government plans to ban foreigners, single parents and gay couples from using India’s surrogacy services under a proposed law intended to protect poor women from exploitation.

Aug

25

2016

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Piers Morgan Being a Jerk About India’s Olympic Performance. Twitter Shuts Him Up

The Olympics must have ended but the people badmouthing about our performance are still going on.

Aug

25

2016

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Indian Desserts Aren't Faring Well in Fusion Cuisine

Even with a modernised dessert, the very first bite should make you believe you are sampling the classic — with the addition of an element you haven’t experienced before.

Aug

25

2016

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Ghosts of a Glorious Past: Kolkata’s Most Haunted

A mention of the most haunted places in Kolkata brings alive its fascinating past as well. A city that was much loved by the Mughals, French, British and Dutch.
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Aug

24

2016

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Floods Stop Funerals in India Holy City

Floods in India's holy city of Varanasi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh have forced a halt to cremations along the banks of the river Ganges

Aug

24

2016

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Despite Sporting Glory, Indian Women Struggle to Rise

Women saved the day for India at Rio, and their growing presence was reflected in the 54 female Indian athletes -- the largest number ever -- at an Olympiad.

Aug

24

2016

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Rose Growers Face Competition From India

Two thirds of the roses sold in Europe are grown in Kenya and Ethiopia, and India is becoming increasingly important as well.

Aug

23

2016

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Desi Restaurants Going Overseas to Cater To Global Audience

The trend of Indian cuisine gaining popularity around the world is expected to gain momentum in the next few years, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and established Indian based restaurant chains to expand internationally."

Aug

23

2016

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Innovations For Which Future Is Now

Innovation today has become quite subjective, defined differently by different people.

Aug

20

2016

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Spain's Marin Wins Badminton Gold Over India's Sindhu

Sindhu, ranked world No. 10, made a strong run through the tournament, beating higher-ranked Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semifinals. Her silver medal makes up somewhat for the disappointing run of fellow Indian Saina Nehwal

Aug

19

2016

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Meet One Indian Ad Firm's Top Dog

Goofy, the canine worker of an advertising firm in the southern Indian city of Chennai, has a visiting card and a "corner seat", and he performs multiple roles in the office.

Aug

19

2016

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Indians Wouldn't be Drinking Milk if it Weren't For Europeans

We modern Indians, ie those of us who have a tradition of drinking milk, carry the mutation 13910T. We count, therefore, among our ancestors that are Hungarian.

Aug

19

2016

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Indians Come Off Best in Grim UK Race Report

Britain’s Indian community is among the best performing communities on several social indicators, according to a major report on race relations

Aug

19

2016

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Sacrilege Incident Rocks UK Gurdwara

A week after a Sikhs' holy book was desecrated in the US, a similar incident has been reported in the UK.

Aug

19

2016

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Tourism Malaysia Offering Kabali Packages to Tourists From India

Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth's 159th movie is a big hit and it has indirectly promoted Malaysian locations to his fans in India and across the world.

Aug

18

2016

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ICC Test Cricket Ranking: Australia Hand No. 1 Spot to India

Australia handed over the number-one ranking to India after they lost the Test cricket series against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Pakistan are at No. 2 position

Aug

18

2016

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The Female Wrestler Who Got India's First Medal

Female wrestler Sakshi Malik has delivered India its first medal of the 2016 Rio Games, sending a nation into ecstasy. But her journey to the Olympic podium has not been easy.

Aug

18

2016

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India's Internet Users to Double by 2020 Leaving US Far Behind

Buoyed by Internet penetration in rural areas, the number of web users in India will see a two-fold rise at 730 million by 2020 against 350 million at the end of 2015

Aug

17

2016

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How Facebook, Twitter Enable And Empower Rage

The very things that characterise social media — its contagiousness, wide reach and ability to ‘organise’ people — are what makes it so easy for outrage to spread on it.

Aug

17

2016

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10 Things Us Indian Millennials Are Doing That Are Driving Our Parents Nuts

We millennials are a complicated lot. We decide to pursue a course of our dreams, but later take up jobs that have nothing to do with what we studied.

Aug

17

2016

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Eating The Monsoon

The rains, the festivals, the fasts – the bowl runs over in Gujarat in the month of Shravan

Aug

17

2016

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Romancing the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

The narrow gauge track on which the joy ride train goes from Darjeeling to Ghum is a part of the road that connects the two cities just about 7 km apart.

Aug

16

2016

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Why do Students Leave IITs, IIMs

Even as lakhs of students toil to get into the country's most prestigious educational institutions - the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) - the dropout rates at these institutes are not low either.

Aug

16

2016

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The Puzzling Disappearance of an Indian Military Plane

On 22 July, an Indian military plane with 29 people on board, including six crew members, went missing over the Bay of Bengal. More than three weeks and a massive search operation later, there is no trace of the plane.

Aug

15

2016

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Verbose Tweet Inspires Linguistic Laughter From Indians

When Uttar Pradesh tourism board's official Twitter account published a tweet to promote the ancient city of Varanasi, a whole different form of attention was focused of the state.

Aug

15

2016

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Rio 2016: India's First Female Olympic Gymnast Inspires a Nation

Dipa Karmakar, India's first female gymnast at the Olympics, may have just lost out on a medal but she won the hearts of a nation with her vaulting performance.

Aug

15

2016

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India Surrogate Mothers Talk of Pain of Giving up Baby

India is known as the "surrogacy hub" of the world where infertile couples, many from across the globe, head to rent a womb.

Aug

14

2016

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Adoption: The Nw Digital Way Home

“The decision to adopt a child is a hard, emotional one, but the biggest hurdle remains awareness about adoption itself, and being able to transcend barriers of genes, class, caste.

Aug

14

2016

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Santoshi Maa: The Celluloid Goddess

How an unexpected hit in the 1970s catapulted a minor local goddess to national fame

Aug

14

2016

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Post-Brexit UK May Compel Indian Students to Eye Other Options For Higher Education

Amid concerns over the Brexit vote and reports that the new UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to make student visa norms even more strict, it is no surprise that Indian students are looking at other options when planning overseas education.

Aug

13

2016

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Within Singapore’s Indian Community, Clash Between The Old And The New

he expatriate Indian is often perceived as pushy and aggressive and coming in with a strong sense of entitlement.

Aug

13

2016

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RIO Update: USA on Fire, Shuts out India

he U.S. Women’s Olympic Field Hockey Team may be ranked fifth in the world, but it is playing like the best team after a 4-0 win over India on Thursday pushed it to 4-0 in the Rio Olympics.

Aug

13

2016

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Why India Cannot be a Hindu Pakistan

To be a good or patriotic Indian one does not have to be a Hindu by birth, religious practice, or cultural affiliation. One does not need to know or speak Hindi, either. And one does not even have to hate Pakistan.

Aug

13

2016

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Indian-origin Man Charged For Possession of Child Pornography

A 29-year old Indian-origin man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of producing and possessing material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor.

Aug

12

2016

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Team USA Bests India 3-0, Stays Undefeated

Team USA stays undefeated with the 3-0 win over India behind two goals from Katie Bam.

Aug

12

2016

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Singapore And The Art of Intelligent Living

The India-Singapore “Fever” as Goh Chok Tong, the-then Prime Minister of Singapore had called it in 1993, embraces a wide-range of shared economic and non-economic areas.

Aug

12

2016

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Indian Students Going To UK, US Universities To Go Up By 50 Per Cent

The number of Indian students going overseas for under-graduate and post-graduate studies is expected to increase by 50 per cent over the next five years due to a manifold increase in their family incomes.

Aug

11

2016

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Indian Cricket And The Tace For The No.1 Slot

Two factors would have long-term ramifications: the failure of Australia, and the growth of Ravichandran Ashwin as an all-rounder

Aug

11

2016

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The Sword-fighting Granny Showing The Young How It's Done

A 73-year-old grandmother in Kerala in Southern India has become a social media star after appearing in a video in which she demonstrated her martial arts prowess.

Aug

11

2016

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Why India Needs a Daughters' Day

India has launched a campaign on social media to celebrate daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughters this week and is observing a Daughter's Day on Thursday.

Aug

09

2016

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Chinese Media Takes on India's Business Visa Policy

India has long since stopped talking about it, but China's state-run media is still harping on about India not getting into the Nuclear Suppliers Group and therefore taking "revenge" on Beijing by being "petty" and by making its business visa policy "a pain in the butt."

Aug

09

2016

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End of World's Longest Hunger Strike

Indian activist Irom Sharmila Chanu is ending her hunger strike against a controversial law after 16 years.

Aug

09

2016

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Will Rio Olympics Bring a Change in India’s Hockey Fortunes

Indian hockey was awesome until Moscow Olympics in 1980, but the slide started soon after as every other nation started using Astroturf and the wins dried up.

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