Feb

21

2012

0
Comments

Indian Tourists

Tourism from India is projected to grow 50 percent by 2016.

Feb

21

2012

0
Comments

Non Violence Works

Major nonviolent campaigns have achieved success 53 percent of the time, compared with 26 percent for violent resistance campaigns.

Feb

21

2012

0
Comments

A Brief $10 Billion Ride

Parijat Saha, who expected only Rs 10,000 ($200) in his account, rushed to an ATM machine to verify, and sure enough he had $10 billion in the bank.

Feb

21

2012

0
Comments

$6 Million Butt

A hotel employee in Britain is insuring her bottom for $6 million after landing a job to test the softness of hotel beds.

Feb

17

2012

0
Comments

Indian Buffaloes Hit the Catwalk

Special arrangements are being made for the event as the animals can be highly strung, crowd shy and prone to erratic behaviour.

Feb

15

2012

0
Comments

PIA Flight Full, so Two Get Seats in Loo Instead

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) captain blithely decided to accommodate two passengers in the toilet of the Lahore-Karachi flight

Feb

13

2012

0
Comments

Runaway Bride Awarded for Revolting Against Lack of Loo

Anita acted "as an inspiration for others to follow" in the country, where more than half of its population still defecate in the open.

Feb

09

2012

0
Comments

Economic Impact of Missing Toilets

Lack of adequate sanitation in India resulted in an annual loss of $53.8 billion ($161 billion in purchasing power parity, or PPP) or $48 per capita ($144 in PPP) in 2006.

Feb

08

2012

0
Comments

3 Ministers Quit After Watching Porn in Assembly

Three Indian politicians from a morally conservative party, including a women's affairs minister, resigned on Wednesday after being caught watching pornography on a mobile phone during.

Feb

08

2012

0
Comments

Western Women Should Not Wear The Sari

Western women look ridiculous wearing saris and most of them likely know nothing about Indian culture.

Feb

08

2012

0
Comments

India's Highest Deal for a Flat: $2220/sq ft

this cash-rich society pays every flat-owner a yearly dividend of $6 for every sq ft he or she occupies

Jan

28

2012

0
Comments

The Great Indian Head Bobble

The Bobble can be a nod, shake, slow turn, raise or spasm of an Indian’s head. It can be vertical, horizontal or circular. It can be one or many. It is as simple as that.

Jan

27

2012

0
Comments

Finnish Flight Attendants Go Bollywood

Two dozen beaming flight attendants dressed in Indian attire came dancing through the aisles to “Deewangi Deewangi” from the Bollywood mega-blockbuster “Om Shanti Om" on a Finnair flight.

Jan

27

2012

0
Comments

Finnair's Republic Day Surprise: Bollywood Jig by Crew

That's the surprise Finnair had in store for its passengers bound for New Delhi from its headquarters Helsinki on the Repubic Day Jan 26 when some 50 crew members danced to the tune of the title song of Bollywood film "Om Shanti Om" directed and choreographed by Farah Khan.

Jan

25

2012

0
Comments

Jokes Apart: Pakistani Comedy Barred for Indian Army

Laughter may be the best medicine, but for the Indian Army, a dose 'Made in Pakistan' may be too bitter to swallow.

Jan

24

2012

0
Comments

India Objects to Leno’s ‘Golden Temple’ Joke

In a skit, NBC's Jay Leno mocks Romney's wealth by showing the Golden Temple as one of his summer vacation homes.

Jan

24

2012

0
Comments

Insane Train Dodging Stunt

The video footage shows a man walking down the tracks earlier this month in the face of an on-coming train before throwing himself down on to his front with moments to spare.

Jan

24

2012

0
Comments

Indian Minister Swears off Shoelaces

An Indian official accused of having a tribal boy tie his shoelaces said he will no longer wear shoes requiring laces.

Jan

21

2012

0
Comments

Statistics Prove Gandhi Right

25% of violent struggles ended with success but 75% of peaceful struggles ended in victory.

Jan

21

2012

0
Comments

How Tech, Individuality Shape Hinglish

In Hindi/Hinglish, the abbreviation of high-fidelity, hi-fi, is used to describe something posh, like a neighborhood.

Jan

21

2012

0
Comments

Where Women Rule

"If it's a girl, there will be great cheers from the family outside. If it's a boy, you will hear them mutter politely that, 'Whatever God gives us is quite all right.'"

Jan

20

2012

0
Comments

Rent A Fort

Ruined ramparts, once used to keep out Mughal invaders, now provide a prime spot for locals to hang out their washing lines, while many properties have been stripped of their carved sandstone slabs, which end up in local markets.

Jan

20

2012

0
Comments

A Profile of the Nehru Jacket

Hardly reminiscent of Gandhi’s famous homespun clothing, the Nehru jacket is a descendant of the northern Indian achkan, a closed-neck, coatlike garment usually considered court dress for Indian nobility.

Jan

18

2012

0
Comments

Plastic Tourism in India

Foreigners from many countries who are adding surgery to holiday trips that often include trips to the Taj Mahal in Agra and other tourist spots.

Jan

18

2012

0
Comments

Indian Teacher's $10 Billion Bank Balance

Red-faced bank officials would not comment, but sources say the funds were "uncleared" and he could not have withdrawn the money if he had tried.

Jan

18

2012

0
Comments

India Cracks Dow on Jugaads

India is to impose safety standards on its 'jugaads' – the home-made transport vehicles made from used car, motorcycle, tractor and bullock cart parts.

Jan

17

2012

0
Comments

Norway's Child Protective Service Take Away Two Indian Children

"My son was sleeping with my husband. They said he should sleep separately from your son."

Jan

15

2012

0
Comments

Saris From paris

“It is like Indians selling wine in France. To sell a sari in India takes Gallic gall.”

Jan

15

2012

0
Comments

$10,000 for UK Prime Minister David Cameron's Number?

"There are many other people that we know who would just like to part with money and go and talk to Cameron."

Jan

18

2012

0
Comments

Finger Licking Good

Several high-profile chefs are asking diners to get their hands dirty, in the belief that it heightens the sensual connection to food and softens the formality of fine dining.

Jan

14

2012

0
Comments

India's Love Affair With P.G. Wodehouse

The Wodehouse novellas contain that upper-class twittery that the caste conscious Indian middle-classes relate to very well.

Jan

13

2012

0
Comments

Toilet Training for Migrant Students at Australian University

Posters put up by the university show a person standing on the toilet seat and squatting over the bowl with a line through it. Another crossed-out image shows a person squatting on the floor.

Jan

08

2012

0
Comments

India's Coolest Ambassador Cars

Artists, designers and luxury hotels are giving India's iconic automobile a new ticket to ride.

Jan

08

2012

0
Comments

Bouncers of Delhi

The bouncer is supposed to be an arbiter of status without possessing it, passing judgment on the status of those who regard him with unvarnished condescension.

Jan

05

2012

0
Comments

Private Detective Sentenced for Raping, Framing Ex-Girlfriend

Jerry Ramrattan, a New York private detective who raped his ex-girlfriend Seemona Sumasar and then framed her for a series of fictional crimes was sentenced to the maximum of 32 years in prison

Jan

04

2012

0
Comments

India Cuts Edge off Edgier Shows

TV channels resort to inconsistent and clumsy self-censorship, snipping scenes that are central to a show's plot with abandon.

Jan

04

2012

0
Comments

Lucknow Residents Scared Sleep Will Turn Them to Stone

In Lucknow, people patrolled the streets chanting slogans in a bid to stay awake, according to a report from The Pioneer newspaper, which added that even those from well-educated communities were panicking.

Jan

02

2012

0
Comments

British Woman is Director of Bed Bouncing

A woman hotel employee in Britain is having her bottom insured for a whopping four million pounds (Rs.33 crore) after she landed a job to test the softness of beds for hotel guests.

Dec

30

2011

0
Comments

Bigg Boss's Sunny Leone Reveals Dark Truth About Indians

. We spend thousands of rupees every year on 'fairness' creams, parents shamelessly advertise for a 'fair-skinned' girl in matrimonial columns and we use the word 'black' in derogatory way.

Dec

29

2011

0
Comments

New Delhi’s Heritage Cinemas

Once upon time, before Bollywood came along, Connaught Place’s theaters used to showcase things like Russian ballets, Urdu plays and silent movies.

Dec

27

2011

0
Comments

Parking Up the Wrong Tree

A speeding motorist in India lost control of his car and smacked into a tree on Christmas — and, of course, the tree didn’t budge.

Dec

20

2011

0
Comments

India's Color Divide

Some trace India’s colour fixation through varna, caste, to the Aryan-Dravidian divide. But I would be surprised if British rule and domination by a visibly different colonial elite didn’t also have something to do with modern preference.

Dec

16

2011

0
Comments

World's Shortest Woman Wants to be Bollywood Star

Jyoti Amge is just 62.8 centimeters (24.7 inches) tall — shorter than the average 2-year-old. "I have put Nagpur on the world map. Now everyone will know where it is."

Dec

16

2011

0
Comments

Indian with 39 Wives, 94 Kids is the Strangest Story of 2011

An Indian man with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren, all living under one roof, holds the numero uno position in Ripley's Believe It or Not, top 11 strangest stories for this year.

Dec

12

2011

0
Comments

Guaranteed a Laugh, or Money Back

Watch it. If you like it, you pay for it. If you don't, you get your money back! That's the offer made by an India-born doctor, who also dabbles in film making, for his third movie released on DVD.

Nov

29

2011

0
Comments

Wife-Swapping the Thing for Married Indians

Wife-Swapping, one-night stands and threesomes are not just happening in Bollywood, but entering the sex lives of urban Indians.

Nov

29

2011

0
Comments

She Doesn’t Call Me Dad

Finding companionship in old age is no longer taboo—at least not to the aged.

Nov

29

2011

0
Comments

Fat Man Forces Passenger to Stand Seven Hours in Plane

An American businessman had to stand for an exhausting seven-hour flight from Alaska to Philadelphia because an obese fellow passenger was taking up half his seat.

Nov

28

2011

0
Comments

Docs Find 421 Coins, Bolts in Man's Stomach

A man admitted to a Chhattisgarh hospital with severe stomach pain was found to have swallowed around 6 kg of iron objects, including hundreds of coins and fishnet pellets.

back 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last total: 1328 | displaying: 301 - 350