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Let the Poor Have Fun

Wouldn’t it be better if the poor were offered direct connectivity over their phones, free or cheap, and were left to decide what they wanted to do with it?

Sep

17

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Google Bets on Videopreneurs in India Push

Can you sing, dance, cook, joke or do some other useful stuff on video camera? Google may make a “videopreneur” out of you.

Sep

16

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Uttarakhand Havoc Impacts Himachal Pilgrimage

The impact of the floods in Uttarakhand mid-June this year, that left hundreds dead, is now seen in Himachal Pradesh with a massive decline in the numbers of pilgrims

Sep

16

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Anglo-Indian Community of Calcutta

The Anglo-Indian community in Calcutta is fast dwindling as many migrate overseas for better opportunities.

Sep

16

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Born in India, Alien at Home

Like thousands of poor and unlettered people living in homes abutting the border, he is devoid of any proof that he was an Indian

Sep

16

2013

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Pursuing Dreams, Balancing Career

A new trend of balancing your professional life and pursuing your passion is gripping many who are going an extra mile for these "creative vents" where freedom to ideate and create is your own prerogative.

Sep

16

2013

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The Shocking US Marketplace for Discarded Adopted Children

Even when foreign governments started clamping down on adoptions by countries like the US citing abuse, it did not cause the US government to wake up

Sep

13

2013

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A Vision for India: Why Not Go to Mars?

Leaving no room for extraterrestrials to have false hopes, the motto of the Indian Space Research Organization is very specific: “In The Service Of Human Kind.”

Sep

13

2013

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Educators From Foreign Shores in India

The real service foreign universities can do is to help India create a new generation of educationists and thought leaders

Sep

13

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Bangla Migration to India Largest in Developing World

The exodus from Bangladeshis into India has for the first time been termed by the United Nations as "the single largest bilateral stock of international migrants"

Sep

13

2013

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Little Girl Exposes Security Flaw in iPhone 5s'Fingerprint Scanner

A security flaw - that might now seem obvious - in Apple's much touted Touch ID fingerprint sensor in Apple's just-announced iPhone 5s was brought to light

Sep

13

2013

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Delhi World's Second Most Populous Mega-city

The urban agglomerations of Mumbai and Delhi, which barely matched up to global cities in size in 1950, are now counted among the seven most populous mega-cities in the world

Sep

12

2013

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A hot Cuppa in Old Delhi

Chaikhanas in the city’s historic quarter serve the past and present

Sep

12

2013

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Indian Flood-hit Temple Reopens in the Himalayas

The Hindu temple reopened as part of reconstruction efforts throughout the region. The site in Kedarnath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, was damaged by floods in June.

Sep

12

2013

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US Woman on Mission to Make Agra Worthy of Taj

30-year-old psychologist and Yoga teacher from New York came to Agra as a tourist but has now decided to stay back

Sep

11

2013

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New Ad Campaign Against Domestic Abuse Features Bruised Goddesses

A viral advertisement campaign that aims to increase awareness about domestic abuse in the country depict images of bruised godesses like Lakshmi, Durga and Saraswati.

Sep

10

2013

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Top Five Breathtaking Infinity Pools in India

Infinity pools are synonymous with luxury and beauty, as they merge with the horizon, these pools are one of the best ways to relax and enjoy magnificent views.

Sep

09

2013

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The Hold

The psychology of how godmen come to contol the minds of millions of devotees

Sep

09

2013

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No Politics in This 84-kos Parikrama

like the much-hyped Ayodhya "parikrama" (circumambulation) with political overtones, the "84-kos Braj parikrama" around the shrines associated with Sri Krishna is a quiet, dignified and almost unnoticed affair.

Sep

09

2013

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British Team First to Scale Himalayan Mountain

A British team has become the first in the world to scale a 6,046m (19,835 feet) Himalayan mountain.

Sep

09

2013

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Leander Paes, Oldest Man to win a Grand Slam

Leander Paes almost suffered a broken nose when a ball hit him in the face during their second round of US Open against Daniel Brands and Philipp Oswald.

Sep

08

2013

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Bangalore Discovers Luxury is Affordable With Uber Cabs

An efficient cab service, which lets customers rate their ride (driver) and drivers rate their fare, has made luxury travel affordable

Sep

08

2013

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Flying With the Guru

this pool of about 150 dancers defeats disability through an inspirational and endearing show of dance and drama.

Sep

07

2013

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Lifestyle Diseases to Cost India $6 Trillion

India's march towards being an economically stable nation is threatened not just by global financial issues. Poor health indicators pose an equally big threat.

Sep

07

2013

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The Barefoot Runner

He runs 42km every other day. He spins his own cloth. Meet the Gandhian marathon man

Sep

07

2013

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Asaram's Delhi Ashram Hasn't Paid Property Tax in 10 Years

Self-proclaimed godman Asaram, under arrest on charges of sexually abusing a minor, has for the last 10 years not paid the property tax for the ashram he has in a forested area in the heart of Delhi.

Sep

06

2013

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Britain’s Curry King Warns Against Dumbing Down of Indian Food

The man who introduced tandoori to Britain and is credited with revolutionising its culinary culture fears that his legacy is threatened.

Sep

06

2013

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Woman Who Wrote on Life Under the Taliban is Killed

The author of a popular memoir of life under the Taliban that was made into a major Bollywood movie was shot dead

Sep

05

2013

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International Olympics Committee Cntinues to Keep India Out of Olympics Fold

India remains out of the Olympic fold as the country's suspension from Olympics has not been revoked.

Sep

03

2013

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The Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Hinduism is famous for being a religion full of concepts that are difficult to pin down, largely because the religion doesn’t have a single authoritative text but many different scriptures and streams of belief.

Sep

03

2013

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Digital Indians: Five Pioneers of Technological Innovation

What does a wealthy entrepreneur who's creating the digital ID of a billion people have in common with someone making videos in farms?

Sep

03

2013

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In Smartphone Crazy India, Phablets Are The New Rage

Phablets, as the larger-than-a-smartphone, smaller-than-a-tablet hybrids are called, accounted for nearly a third of all smartphones shipped in India

Sep

03

2013

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Will Lalit Modi Get a Life Ban at BCCI's Special Meet

The BCCI in all likelihood will impose a life ban on former IPL commissioner and its vice-president Lalit Modi

Sep

03

2013

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India is the Place to be, Say Home-bound Doctors

After technology sector, it's the health sector in Bangalore that is witnessing a reverse brain drain.

Sep

02

2013

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Chinese Treasure Lands in India Lap

If anyone needed proof that the sighting of a Chinese intruder can set off celebrations in Arunachal Pradesh, it has been provided by a visitor as rare as Halley’s Comet.

Sep

02

2013

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Delhi’s Belly Soul food

Meals by the homeless, for the homeless—eating at the Capital’s ‘thelas’, run by migrant men

Sep

02

2013

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Facebook Considers Adding Profile Photos to Facial Recognition

Facebook is considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members' profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network's controversial technology.

Sep

02

2013

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Asaram Bapu, 75, Passed Potency Test

Asaram was kept at the Rajasthan Armed Constabulary Battalion campus after his request to stay at his ashram was rejected.

Sep

01

2013

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As Rupee Tanks, Students Abroad Work Longer, Seek More Loans

The Indian rupee's free fall against the US dollar and the UK pound is turning out to be a major source of concern for Indian students returning to campuses after their summer breaks.

Sep

01

2013

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The Advantages of Being Asaram Bapu

Asumal Sirumalani, a popular Indian spiritual leader who is known to his followers as Asaram Bapu, has fought a long battle against sex.

Sep

01

2013

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Moon Probe Raises Questions About What's Next in Space

The results of the scientific program could be helpful in preparing for future manned missions to the moon.

Sep

01

2013

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Why Supreme Court Didn't Change Age of Juvenility in Delhi Gang-rape

There is little doubt that the incident (gang-rape) which occurred on the night of December 16, 2012, was not only gruesome, but almost maniacal in its content, wherein one juvenile, whose role is yet to be established, was involved.

Sep

01

2013

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Asaram Bapu Arrested From His Indore Ashram

Controversial godman Asaram Bapu was arrested by the Jodhpur police, 20 minutes past midnight.

Aug

30

2013

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Why Different Laws for Asaram Bapu and Mumbai Gangrape Culprits

When the crime is similar, we cannot be sympathetic to the victim in one case and reasonable towards the perpetrator in another.

Aug

30

2013

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Kolkata Student Builds a Drone

Daubed in the colours of the Indian flag - saffron, white and green on the sides - the drone, whcih resembles an aircraft, was engineered by Saha over a span of four to five years.

Aug

29

2013

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Assam's Village of Magic is a Tourist Hotspot

An eerie silence envelopes Assam's Mayong village, well known for its magic and sorcery, as one drives towards it from the nearby city of Guwahati.

Aug

28

2013

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How Lattes and Cappuccinos have Replaced Nescoffee

I wonder how my grandmother would react if she ever stepped into one of these coffee shops. Chances are she will mistake macchiato for a Punjabi cuss word and continue to beat the person behind the counter till their ass resembles a blueberry muffin.

Aug

28

2013

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Indian Media Shocked by England Cricketers

The Indian media has expressed outrage at reports that English cricketers urinated on the pitch at the Oval, a cricket stadium in London, when celebrating winning the Ashes series against Australia.

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