“The commercials are light-hearted and irreverent in nature. We are not trying to propagate or justify bribery."
Let’s explore the enormous regional variety of biryani and recognise that this is the one dish that unifies India because it is found nearly everywhere in the country. It is a symbol of a country that takes differences and divergences and then merges them into one India.
He wasn’t selling vegetables or offering to shine shoes, so no one really noticed him as he shuffled around the corner. But to him, what he was doing was vital: by ringing his bell, he warned high caste Hindus that an untouchable was among them.
If you are the duke of Colaba all set to marry the princess of Cuff Parade, Mumbai's new luxury car rental service is here to provide you the perfect vintage wheels
'Anna Hazare’ and ‘Corruption’ are the most used words in way2sms messages.
HUngar's Krishna Valley is run by devotees of Krishna along Vedic principles.
Four chaotic weeks on India's famous Grand Trunk Road, described by Rudyard Kipling as "such a river of life as nowhere else exists in the world.
As Irene bears down, wonder how hurricanes get their names? Irene gets its name from the list for 2011 are managed by the World Meteorological Organization. Irene will return in 2017.
Hundreds of camel riders from Jaisalmer not only rear camels in many Arab countries, especially Dubai, but also train them for racing.
Satyam' scamster Ramalinga Raju’s recently published book of poems extols morals and ethics.
Mother Teresa and Lady Gaga are the latest icons of the leadership industry.
The word hurricane is derived from "Hurican," the Carib Indians' god of evil.
Marathi actress Yoggitta Dandekar has used body paint to pledge her support to Anna Hazare’s cause.
The journey was a sort of ascetic pilgrimage. They had even shaved their heads. "Except we didn't know where we were going," his friend Dan Kottke has been quoted as saying. The pair were only seeking spiritual solace and enlightenment.
Brij Bihari Pandey, 108, a murder convict, described as the "oldest prisoner in the history of Indian prisons" died in his ancestral village in Uttar Pradesh's Maharajganj district.
The Ministry of Environment and Forests’ proscription of the use of plastic pouches for the packaging of pan masala, gutkha and tobacco is being challenged in the Bombay High Court by a pan masala manufacturer on the grounds that the regulation arbitrarily targets one particular class of products for discrimination.
Dr Narendra Sharma, a father-of-two, told the hearing he had secured his trousers with medical tape because they did not fit but a kicking patient caused them to partially fall.
Jobs never got the enlightenment he was looking for, but did return to California in Indian clothes, and a Buddhist.
Residents of an Indian enclave in Bangladesh can opt to take Bangladeshi citizenship once the area is assimilated in Bangladesh.
Ryan, who was 21 when he disappeared on the morning of August 24, 2005, from an ashram, had stayed in the pilgrim town by the Ganga for two weeks, learnt yoga and met several sadhus. What might have given the couple some hope is a sentence they recently came across in their son's diary. "If I am gone, I am not dead, I have gone to free my mind..." the words read.
If scrumptious non-vegetarian dishes were once-a-week affair for most Indian families before the sweep of liberalization, home food is now liberally peppered with non-vegetarian helpings throughout the week.
The drivers are taught to shave and bathe daily, avoid eating raw onions, polish their shoes, use hand sanitizer after meals and refrain from eating in the car, says Alam Khan, a hospitality industry veteran who is the Institute’s head of training.
A crucial ingredient of the India Against Corruption movement's success has been its use of social networking as a tool for mass mobilisation and rapid information dissemination through the Internet.
Coriander oil is toxic to a broad range of harmful bacteria and its use in foods and in clinical agents could prevent food-borne illnesses and even treat antibiotic-resistant infections.
The culture of philanthropy has yet to take root in India. You hear all the time about weddings that cost as much as the American defence budget, but hardly ever about charity balls or fundraising dinners.
"The Gandhi Topi is very much back in fashion. I can see teenagers wearing the Gandhi Topi with a high pony tail. As today's generation does everything with style, the Gandhi Topi is very much in vogue."
When Nita Ambani went shopping for 25,000 pieces of high-end Japanese crockery, she did not go to the Noritake store in her posh neighbourhood of southern Mumbai. Instead, the wife of richest man in India called a Noritake store in Sri Lanka, where the upscale dinnerware for her new $1 billion home would be far cheaper.
The 9m by 6m mosaic of Tendulkar, created from fabrics and saris, was put together by artist Laura Hadland. "Immortalising Sachin Tendulkar in fabrics seemed the perfect way to capture the spirit of Leicester as it gears up to welcome him and his teammates."
City-bred Indians are three times more likely to be overweight than rural folk-there is also the particularly Indian genetic propensity of accumulating fat against muscle mass.
Ashutosh Chopra, 17, displays his strength by inflating a hot water bottle to its 500psi bursting point during a performance at a school in Bangalore.
The Khapra beetle, which is about 2 to 3 millimeters long as an adult and about 5 millimeters long as a larva, is described as "one of the world's most tenacious and destructive stored-produce pests because of its ability to damage grain."
Roughly 90 per cent of the species in the world have yet to be discovered, described and catalogued by humans, according to a new scientific study. The study by Canadian researchers estimated the number of species at 8.7 million. The scientists developed a new method of estimating the global total, and published their findings in the journal PLoS Biology on Tuesday.
From mojris, nagras to embellished chappals, youngsters in capital are opting for ethnic footwear
Mumbai may be terribly expensive for the average Indian, but the country’s commercial capital is the cheapest mega city in the world.
Humor Us: The committee thus concluded that the contracts of head coach Duncan Fletcher and all specialist coaches should be terminated with immediate effect, .... All members of the team, with the exception of Tendulkar, to be dropped from the side with immediate effect.
The donation comes on the day IIT-Kharagpur — where Mani Bhowmick’s father was jailed when the premises was called Hijli Detention camp — is the largest donation in IIT history.
"My decision is not for gaining publicity. I am not like other models who make controversial claims for grabbing eyeballs. I am not doing it to be famous but for the common people."
An ancient Hindu tradition inspires a music festival's multicolored modern promo.
What this young Indian man was exhibiting was a remarkable and extremely rare case of craniopagus parasiticus—so rare, in fact, that fewer than a dozen such cases have ever been recorded.Parasitic twinning is just one of many possible outcomes on the multiple-birth spectrum. It's these unsung twins—the disarticulated, malformed, gelatinous or barnacle-like human beings—that are the real marvels of the multiple-birth world. (Actually, as we'll see, while they're certainly human, there's usually not much being to them at all.)