Honeymoon in Vienna

The city’s relaxed and laidback attitude was the perfect getaway after many tiring weeks of preparations and celebrations that are associated with Indian weddings.

Why Sadness Lasts Longer

Why sadness lasts 240 times longer than other emotions.

The Centennial Weave

The only Patan Patola museum in the world shows how conservation can strengthen a textile legacy

The Spoils of Royalty

Why do we cling on to the idea that it is the royal that is luxurious? Real Indian luxury is not the objects, but the service

Is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Eclipsing Indira Gandhi

This year Mr. Modi declared Oct. 31 “Rashtriya Ekta Divas,”or National Unity Day, in honor of Mr. Patel.

A Short History of the Kiss in India

On a busy street in the southern state of Kerala, a protest will see couples gather to do something Indians very rarely do in public: kiss.

Rare India Jewels at New York Museum

A show presenting some 60 jewelled objects of India from a private collection is opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Big Fat Indian Weddings Get Made in China Tag

Tying the knot at Kunming or taking the path to marital bliss at Dali could soon become a fad as the big fat Indian weddings get the Made in China tag.

Deal or No Deal

Shiv Sena sets BJP a deadline.
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 00:10 EDT

Indian-American Duo Charged in Debit Card Scam

Two Indian Americans have been charged with conspiring to extort victims to load prepaid debit cards with funds that were stolen as part of a scam running into over $5.8 million.

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 00:32 EDT

NRI Group Sues ICICI For $103 Mn

Non-resident Indian investors have dragged ICICI Bank and ICICI Venture, Dynamic India Fund III among other associated companies to the Mauritius Supreme Court.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 00:17 EDT

US Accuses Two Indians of Fraud

The defendants in the case Pairsys and its officers Uttam Saha and Tiya Bhattacharya have been accused by the FTC of violating telemarketing sales rule.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 00:12 EDT

NRIs Might Get E-vote; But Not Vote at Embassies

The Election Commission said the external affairs ministry is against any physical voting at Indian embassies, high commissions and consulates overseas.

Saturday, Nov 01, 2014 00:31 EDT

China Nod to Rail Line Bordering India

China has approved construction of a new, strategically important railway line in Tibet which would come close to the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 00:03 EDT

India-China Border Standoff

High in the Mountains, Thousands of Troops Go Toe-to-Toe

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 00:00 EDT

The Day India’s Prime Minister was Murdered

Thirty years ago, India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was murdered in her garden by her own bodyguards.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 00:00 EDT

Remembering Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi deserves a historical evaluation and not hagiography.

Saturday, Nov 01, 2014 00:35 EDT

Images Of Religious Unity

Images kinda define the country we want us to be.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 00:05 EDT

Childless Stigma

Why Indian women are risking motherhood in old age.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 00:00 EDT

A Final Trial Before the World Cup

The hastily arranged tournament against Sri Lanka will be the last chance to get into the Cup squad

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 01:59 EDT

An Indian Century

The march of a national game

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 00:05 EDT

Oxford May Soon be Selling Clothes in India

Oxford University in talks with Madura Garments for a brand franchising deal for apparels

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 00:03 EDT

India Improves Doing Business Ranking

India continues to languish among the world’s worst because of poor showing on all but three parameters.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 00:15 EDT

Anti-Facebook Social Network Gets Fresh Funding

Upstart social network Ello on Thursday legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free.

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 00:32 EDT

US Firm Fined For Underpaying Indian Workers

US labour authorities have penalised a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers from India.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 01:08 EDT

Illuminating India’s Little-Known Legend

One of India’s most radical and reclusive contemporary artists until his death in 2001, V.S. Gaitonde was little studied in his lifetime, even in his own country.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 01:44 EDT

Nobody Can Beat Dilli Punjabi at Diwali

Diwali is not a one day affair with close friends and family but rather a month-long saga of parties, events and melas.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 04:47 EDT

The Monetary Value Attached to Art

The usual terms of valuation and profit go out of the window with art.

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 02:44 EDT

Is Mamata Banerjee India's Most Underrated Artist

Few Indian painters can boast such an astonishing rise in value without any major awards or artistic milestones.

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 02:28 EDT

12 Unforgettable Bollywood Character Names

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

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014 00:01 EDT

This Burger is World’s Costliest

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

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 05:57 EDT

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.

Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 00:07 EDT

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.

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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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