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Indian Civil Servant Sacked After 24-year Sickie

The Indian government has sacked a civil servant who went on leave in 1990 and never came back to work.

India Donkeys Honoured for Hard Work

An Indian politician has honoured two donkeys for their hard work and loyalty

Modi, Rekha Hottest Vegetarians This Year

PM Modi was voted as the hottest vegetarian for his strict vegetarian schedule and for practising Yoga on a regular basis.

In New Delhi, a Candy Shop Becomes a Burn Ward

Desperate for Relief, City’s Injured Poor Line Up for a Candy Maker’s Secret Ointment

Incredible India Stories of 2014

Leopards, tigers and an army of monkey impersonators, 2014 was a year that reminded us that man has not yet conquered nature in India.

Astrologer Predicts How You'll be Raped

Even though people on social media are lashing at the bizarre astrolger, what’s depressing is that TV9 continues to run the show.

Nightie Wars

A woman’s group tries to fine those wearing nighties outside homes; inadvertently rakes up a long buried style issue.

An Entire Village in Mumbai to Steal From Weddings

In an astonishing revelation that has put cops on high alert, an entire village has entered the city to steal from weddings.

From Nile to Israel

How a chaiwallah and his wife travelled to 16 countries.

Bizarre Foods Indians Eat

The ultimate bucket list for a fearless foodie.

Indian Couple in UK is the World's Oldest Partners

An Indian couple, both over 100 years old and said to be the world's oldest partners, has celebrated their joint birthdays this week in the UK.

India Is The Motherland Of Ironies

Right from a rich and varied cultural heritage to the absolutely bizarre, there's never a time when India and Indians don't surprise you.

Inside 14th Century Delhi Fort, Djinns Grant Wishes

Djinns live in the heart of Delhi: they are spirits tending to the faithful seeking help. On Thursdays, they are busy when thousands turn up with letters for them.

Indian Stuffed Toy Tigers Used to Scare Elephants

Farmers in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have placed life-sized toy tigers in their fields in an effort to scare away marauding elephants.

A Sweet Record

A shop owner from Tapeswaram in Andhra Pradesh prepared a gigantic laddu weighing a whopping 17323 pounds.

Dubai Entrepreneur Inspires Indian developers With Crazy Investment

The Indian community hasn’t really penetrated the market in terms of mobile games.

12 Unforgettable Bollywood Character Names

The brilliant brains behind these deserve a loud round of applause.

This Burger is World’s Costliest

Priced at £1,1237.50 with service the burger took three weeks to develop.

Kolkata Cop's Genius Solution to Eve Teasing

he Kolkata police has come up with a 12-point guideline for women on ways to stay safe and avoid eve-teasing.

Indian Origin Banker Pays $81,000 to Kiss

He was a top bidder when Elizabeth Hurley offered a kiss with herself - however, explaining this win to his wife will may prove a little more expensive.

Thieving Monkey Hands Out Money

A monkey in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has rained down banknotes on people,

The Indian Turbanator

He Wears The World's Largest Turban.

This Man is the King of Jugaad

Where there is a will, there is a way: this inspirational English proverb has a one word Indian counterpart - jugaad.

India Cow Row Settled by DNA Tests

A woman in the southern Indian state of Kerala is set to win a court battle to keep a cow after DNA tests proved it belongs to her, her lawyer says.

Best Way to Get People to Stop Drinking and Driving

If there ever was a good way to tell people that it is NOT okay to drink and drive, it is this one.

Those Golden Days

This is guaranteed to make you nostalgic and long for the days when your only worry in the world was the homework you had neglected:

The Monk Who Sold a Love Cure

Armed with peacock feathers and blessed water, a Saharanpur godman is on a love jihad to 'save' Hindu girls

Grandma’s Tales

While most of the grannies are from UK, US and Australia — only one is from India

£127,000 Gold Shirt

An Indian businessman has treated himself for his 45th birthday in a way like no other: by having a shirt made out of gold.

How India's Ultra-Rich Spend Their Money

jewellery and precious stones, accounted for 16 per cent of the spending pie of India's ultra HNIs.

Bill Clinton Gets Conned in Uttar Pradesh

Even former US president Bill Clinton got conned in Uttar Pradesh! That might sound amazing but is actually true.

People’s Republic of Flagistan

A new landmark in the heart of the Capital marks the gradual transformation of the place

Bhangra is Forever

Forget Aishwarya, This Daler Mehndi Song is India's Greatest Export

Living Goddess Who Still Has To Do Homework

She was also worshipped by people who believed she's a reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga.

The Loneliest Library in the World

Chinnathambi keeps it active, serving the reading and literary hunger of his impoverished clientele.

Tree Temple Houses 800 Varieties of Fruit Trees

A Tree temple, spread in 10 acres of area in Badgaon Mafi village in Burhanpur, is housing 800 varieties fruit trees and is maintain a fine balance in the environment.

30 Navjot Singh Sidhu One-liners That Sum Up India

The unrestrained laughter and witticisms have made Navjot Singh Sidhu more popular as a TV personality than he ever was as a cricketer.

Take a Ride on Your Suitcase

A Chinese inventor has developed a battery-powered scooter with a suitcase.

Indian Court Asked to Decide if guru is Dead or Meditating

The family and followers of one of India's wealthiest Hindu spiritual leaders are fighting a legal battle over whether he is dead or simply in a deep state of meditation.

Prime Minister of India for Half an Hour

19-year-old who inadvertently grabbed the "Prime Minister of India" Twitter handle - the same one India's top leaders are now tussling over.

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