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

Jan

23

2014

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Hero Hockey India League

Will the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League, starting Saturday, throw up more players to watch out for?

Jan

23

2014

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Annual Worst Passwords Revealed

Software firm SplashData has released the 2013 edition of its annual "Worst Passwords" list, and for the first time, "password" has been displaced from the top spot.

Jan

23

2014

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Declare All Gold Ornaments With You at IGI Airport

The customs department has made it mandatory for all flyers arriving in Delhi from international destinations to fill a detailed declaration form.

Jan

23

2014

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China Gorges on Indian Buffalo Via Vietnam

India’s buffalo meat (carabeef) exports to Southeast Asia are growing fast, thanks to rising demand in China, even though the world’s second-biggest economy has not officially opened its doors to India in this sector.

Jan

23

2014

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Indian-American Dean of Prestigious Harvard College

Indian-American professor Rakesh Khurana has been appointed dean of the prestigious Harvard College, becoming the latest addition to a long list of Indian-origin academicians assuming leadership roles at renowned global universities.

Jan

22

2014

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After Jains, Many Hindu Sects Will Seek To Be Minorities

India now has six national minorities - Muslims, Sikhs, Parsis, Christians, Buddhists, and now Jains.

Jan

22

2014

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Tehelka Sex Assault Case: Why Tarun Tejpal Isn’t Getting Bail

Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague and under the new expanded definition of Section 376, Tejpal’s actions are defined as rape.

Jan

22

2014

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Emergency-hit Bangkok Off Indian Itinerary

Political unrest in Thailand has forced Indian tourists to either cancel trips to the south east Asian country or drop Bangkok from their itinerary

Jan

21

2014

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Why are India's Tigers Killing Humans

In a country which is home to the world's largest population of tigers, few things swing public opinion more sharply than a "man-eater" does.

Jan

21

2014

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The Desperate Search for Indianness

For the Union of India’s diversity to thrive, one does not need a ‘unity-in-diversity’ producing system but a diversity preserving system.

Jan

21

2014

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World’s Largest Solar Energy Plant to Take Root in India

This new energy system is part of Prime Minister Mammohan Singh’s plan to make “the sun occupy center-stage.

Jan

21

2014

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More Than Meets the Chai

I am reminded of the B-H-C model from my economics. At this juice shop, B is for Bungalow — the multinationals in India — H is for Haveli — the indigenous companies in India — and C is for the Chawl system.

Jan

20

2014

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Death and Bawdiness From the Parsi Tongue

Parsis don’t have the reverence for the dead that other Indians do and their irreverence is extreme, as shown by numerous Parsi sayings

Jan

20

2014

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India's Growing Fitness Craze

In India, fitness is becoming a serious business and the growing popularity of marathon is testament to that.

Jan

20

2014

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India Could Soon be the Boss of World Cricket

If this proposal gets accepted, it will strengthen BCCI's grip on world cricket and add to their financial growth.

Jan

20

2014

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Google Eating Into Wikipedia Page Views

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia used by millions around the world, lost nearly 10 per cent of its page-views last year.

Jan

14

2014

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Remains of Another Ancient University Unearthed in Bihar

Remains of "Tiladhak" ancient university are spread in a big area and will take more time for full excavation -- just like Nalanda where the excavation took years.

Jan

14

2014

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A Chance to Shine on Wimbledon’s Grass

Four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman is in Mumbai scouting for young Indian players to take on the best in the UK

Jan

13

2014

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Bark to the Future

A veterinarian couple finds foreign homes for Indian street dogs

Jan

13

2014

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The Real Naked Fakir

The little-known shrine of a Sufi ascetic and poet whose life was a revolt against traditions

Jan

13

2014

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WHO Set to Declare India as Polio Free Nation

The World Health Organisation is set to officially declare India a polio free nation as no polio cases have been detected in the country for the past three years.

Jan

13

2014

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Cost of Cool in India? An iPhone

What ought to make Apple executives uneasy is that competition is building in the premium segment.

Jan

13

2014

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Dream of Gold Leads to Government Excavation in India

A dig for treasure begins after a man dreams of a huge amount of gold hidden under a fort in the north of India.

Jan

12

2014

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Love in the Time of Nehru

Recovered from a trash bag, the intimate letters between an Indian diplomat and his wife reveal the life and times of the elite of Nehru’s India

Jan

12

2014

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Indian Tribe Protects Land From Mining Giant

A small tribe in eastern India has managed to prevent a British-Indian mining giant from exploiting the aluminium ore rich hills in which they live.

Jan

12

2014

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Laughter Yoga

Can having a good laugh or even making a complete fool of yourself with colleagues really help you at work?

Jan

12

2014

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Kolkata's Armenians Celebrate Christmas

The Armenians follow the orthodox Julian calendar, which marks the birth of Jesus Christ as Jan 6.

Jan

12

2014

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Archaeological Survey of India team to visit Kabul for Buddha’s bowl

Two experts are being sent to Kabul to examine a begging bowl said to be used by Lord Buddha, and initiate the process of bringing it back to India.

Jan

10

2014

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Indian Scientists Use Plant Molecules to Fight Cancer

Indian scientists have shown how certain naturally-occurring plant chemicals when used in combination with routine cancer drugs can actually lower the dosage of the medication.

Jan

10

2014

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Illiterate, But in Love With Books

Since the vast majority of those who visit the library are tourists, he has named it the Travelers Library.

Jan

10

2014

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Indian Surgeons Refuse to Operate in Pakistan

A team of Indian surgeons collaborated with their Pakistani counterparts for liver transplants throughout the summer last year.

Jan

10

2014

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A Stick in Time for India

India shall look to begin their Hockey World League campaign on a winning note when they take on England in their inaugural match of the Hockey World League.

Jan

10

2014

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Indian Adventure in a Rickshaw

If you have ever been to India you will instantly recall the noise, the people and the traffic.

Jan

08

2014

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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.

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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.

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