Are Heroines the New Heroes

There is an exciting space and opportunity for bold film-makers and gutsy, gifted actresses to rise above the stereotype, safe, comfort zones and go where few have dared.

Kiss Happens Only in India

A film entitled the 'The First Indian Kiss' is one on the best pieces of social satire.

Indian Food Pop-ups Popping Up All Over London

Londoners have a seemingly insatiable appetite for spicy, surprising food from the subcontinent.

Is Padmanabhaswamy Temple Gold Getting Pilfered

The untold riches of Thiruvananthapuram temple may be getting pilfered, an explosive report on the state of affairs in the temple submitted to the Supreme Court said.

Cow and Bull Tie The Knot

A Cow and a bull have been married off in a lavish Indian wedding - costing £10,000

Indian Motorcycle History

Indian has been an iconic American brand for more than a century, and it still resonates among older motorcyclists.

Slumdog Kid Lands Dream United Trial

A penniless football hopeful from India is on the brink of becoming a real-life Slumdog Millionaire – after winning a dream trial at Manchester United.

Book-ed For Art

Imagine a reading room where books are not just meant for reading but they also double up as pieces of art.

Clinton Backer Pleads Guilty in a Straw Donor Scheme

Mr. Chatwal pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in Brooklyn to skirting federal campaign contribution laws and witness tampering,
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 01:20 EDT

White House Names Indian-American Solar Champion of Change

White House has named professor Rajendra Singh as one of ten "Solar Champions of Change" who are taking the initiative to spur solar deployment across America.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 23:00 EDT

Sant Chatwal Cops a Plea on Campaign Fraud

“Without that (money) nobody will even talk to you. When they are in need of money, the money you give, then they are always for you. That’s the only way to buy them.”

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 22:54 EDT

Sant Chatwal Pleads Guilty to Campaign Contribution Scam

Sant Singh Chatwal, 70, masterminded a scam to raise more than $180,000 for Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and a Florida congressman.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 01:56 EDT

India's Pain is UAE's Gain - Indian Expats Buy up Gold Jewellery

With a 16% difference per gram of gold between the two countries, Indians line up across UAE's bullion counters to grab their prized metal

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 07:40 EDT

Detrimental For USA To Look To Punish India

It would be detrimental for the US to look to punish India for policymaking decisions at a time when the world's largest democracy is electing a new government

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 07:34 EDT

US-India Relations: Business That Goes Beyond The Roadblocks

US-India relations are passing through a challenging phase, but we should not lose sight of the big picture.

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 06:48 EDT

Expatriate Indians Return Home to Have Their Say

This is the first parliamentary election in which Indian expatriates,can vote in their home country, as part of an amendment to a voting law passed in 2010.

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 05:54 EDT

As India Votes, Muslims Worry

India’s Muslims worried about controversial Hindu leader as national elections begin.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 02:00 EDT

Indian Obsession for Fair Skin Continues

The visual media has changed the strategy so much that even fair people also use fairness products

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 01:57 EDT

Why Your Bindi,Nose Ring,Feathers Are More Than a Fashion Choice

The people who are choosing to wear the bindis, nose rings, or feathers are actually participating in cultural appropriation.

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 07:43 EDT

A Story of Displacement in Gujarat Comes to Mumbai

I wanted people to think about what is happening in this country and, for a night, experience what it is like to be displaced,

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 06:45 EDT

The New India Where Skyscrapers Overlook Marigold Farms

Gurgaon-Basai: The India where skyscrapers overlook farms

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 03:08 EDT

Startups Receive Offers For Investment From World's Biggest Corporations

For the first time, the West is seeing India as a hot bed for products rather than services

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 03:02 EDT

How Easy is it for Indian start-up Firms to Get Their Wheels Turning

Banglalore-based Cyclercity India's first bike messenger company

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 02:57 EDT

India's Most Attractive Employers

Microsoft emerged as the 'most attractive employer' in the survey for the fourth year in a row.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 02:09 EDT

Getting Ready to Take on Amazon

The deal will fill a critical gap in’s product portfolio and give it heft to take on, the world’s largest e-commerce firm, which is targeting the Indian market.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 04:50 EDT

The Sacred and Sensuous in Indian Art

Paintings and carvings in ancient Indian temples challenge Western ideas of the relationship between spirituality and sexuality.

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 04:35 EDT

David Rocco’s Dolce India: Easy on the Eye and the Palate

David Rocco’s Dolce India is the Indian leg of his international show, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 07:36 EDT

Indian Election Turns Into Battle of Bollywood

A young film star and a veteran actress are facing off for a seat in the Indian parliament, with the election being dubbed the "battle of Bollywood".

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 07:35 EDT

Bollywood's Most Blatant Copies of Hollywood Movie Posters

If imitation is the ultimate form of flattery, the Indian film industry has been paying Hollywood poster designers "compliments" for years.

Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 06:04 EDT

13: The Power This Number Commands Around the World

The fear of the number even has its own psychological term coined in 1910: "Triskaidekaphobia." - See more at:

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 23:28 EDT

Trains That Can Climb Skyscrapers

Londoners Christopher Christophi and Lucas Mazarrasa have drawn up a proposal for the world's first vertical trains that will climb up skyscrapers.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 01:18 EDT

Incredible A Poem That Can be Read Backwards

That this poem was written by a 14-year old makes it worth sitting up and taking note of.

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 03:33 EDT

The Mystery of Mont Blanc's Hidden Treasure

The trail begins early on 24 January 1966, as Air India Flight 101 starts its descent towards Geneva Airport.

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Globalizing the Indian Diet

The 21st century Indian professional is a global citizen. Well read, well travelled and yes, well fed! She knows her blue cheese from a feta, pita bread from a naan, dim sum from a momo. T

Is the Sheen Rubbing Off The National Film Awards

“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.

Canned in Cannes

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.

Are Writers Performers

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.

Lone Gray Wolf: Black & White’s Last Stand

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.

B-School for Rural Indian Women

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.

Seeking Silence

In this interview Iyer spoke on an unusual topic — the value of silence and stillness amid the rush of business.
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