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“The National Awards, sadly, are no longer what they used to be, with the favoritism, regionalism,politics and quid-pro-quo rampant. However, compared to the scores of others they are still streets ahead.
The awkward fact remains that although Bollywood is the world’s largest movie factory, we don’t register even a hiccup in this gala, global, mega feast. Historically we have been conditioned and programmed to believe that it’s not the winning or losing, but participation that is the key.
In a world awash with new tools for communication and engagement, the symbolism, mystique and magic of anonymity, however seductive, is losing ground to new anthems celebrating the spirit of contact, connection and interaction.
The scene is a sidewalk just beyond the rather overdone Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, and the camera in question is less instrument, more living fossil — built by the Carl Zeiss company in 1860, it is nearly three times as old as independent India.
The women who have been educated at MDBS have little in common with the well-heeled students in MBA programs around the world. They are an eclectic mix of ages ranging from 19 to 50. They include a potter, a spice and noodle maker, a seamstress, a goat and sheep herder, a farmer, a homemaker and a bangle vendor.
In this interview Iyer spoke on an unusual topic — the value of silence and stillness amid the rush of business.
Can the shahtoosh industry, banned in India, be revived again by rearing the delicate Chiru antelopes in farms and obtaining their prized fur without killing the animals?
Actors are famously more admired than hired. Stars are famous for being famous.
What people wear, how they portray themselves and how they are perceived is a fundamental and primal expression of their identity.
The fact that the movie was a thinly-veiled bio of the southern sex-bomb of the 1980s Silk Smitha added solid, lip-smacking spice.
New York’s Jamaica Bay has become a sacred pilgrimage spot for Hindus in Queens.
Even as Buddhism captures the imagination of the West, the West is capturing the hearts of Tibetans in Dharamsala, the capitol of Tibetans in exile, notwithstanding the Dalai Lama’s frequent exhortations against Tibetans losing their identity.
The American Century, proclaimed so triumphantly at the start of World War II, will be tattered and fading by 2025, its eighth decade, and could be history by 2030.
NRI filmmakers reflect on the quirks and eccentricities of producing a film in India.
India’s largest food brand Amul is suing Hindustan Unilever for ads that promote its mayonnaise product as being “better than butter.” In a court filing, Amul,
The tablet features an 800-megahertz processor, 256 RAM, 4GB memory and works both on wireless Internet and 3G networks.
Shah, an ex-analyst at Moody’s, was charged with providing insider tips to Intel’s Roomy Khan, who in turn passed them onto Galleon founder Raj Rajaratnam, who was recently convicted of insider trading.
People with specialised knowledge are few and there are many other lucrative offers from the private sector.
The research firm Dun & Bradstreet recently projected that India will become a $5.6 trillion economy by 2020
The new Section 43A of the Indian IT Act requires companies to secure written permission from each client before collecting sensitive information about them.
Berkshire India CEO Arun Balakrishnan denied that the company was floundering
India is aiming to top $300 billion in exports in the current fiscal year. “In the first quarter (FY’12), we have achieved exports of $108
Developing countries are attractive for botmasters due to the absence of effective anti-spam legislation and low IT security levels
“Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Steve Jobs to PepsiCo executive John Sculley to lure him to Apple.
For the past few weekends, my friend Tam has been hitting the shops assiduously, rifling through bargain aisles; stocking up enough shower gels to clean
Curbing corruption through citizen empowerment
A tribute to Mr. Yahoo, the once abject failure, who became a rebel star and revolutionized Indian cinema.
Bollywood is gripped by come-backs of the heroine kind.
The pregnant pause that has created a storm.
The once backwater village in Haryana is now littered with the campuses and offices of major multinational corporations of every stripe and industry.
Lessons learned: Americans are hotheads, Australians are drunks — and never say where you’re calling from.
India topped global remittances again this year with $53.1 billion in inward remittances in 2010.
India ranks as the fourth strongest emerging global retail market, according to A T Kearney, a global management consulting company.
Signaling a bullish outlook, Infosys, India’s second largest IT company after Tata Consultancy Services, says it plans to hire 45,000 new employees this year.
Retail behemoths Wal-Mart, Tesco and Carrefour are set to secure approval for setting up majority-owned stores in India.
Eight Indian companied, led by India Oil, have made Fortunes list of the world’s 500 largest companies
Indian women are the world’s most stressed.
In a sign that the British tongue is spicing up, jalfrezi has displaced tikka masala as the most popular curry in the U.K., according to a poll by the British Curry Club.
Indian outsourcing companies may be providing technology solutions to the world’s largest companies, but Indian government officials, right up to the Indian prime minister’s office and the Indian Air Force, rely on free e-mail services from Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo to conduct official business, according to a Bloomberg report.