A Slovenian in India

I marvel at the Indian genius for thinking, for inventing, and am puzzled why this country is still so poor.

India Launches Llightest Gun

Nirbheek, launched in January 2014, was a handgun pitched as India's "first gun for women"

Inside The Padmini Taxis of Mumbai

There were more than 60,000 Padminis operating on Mumbai's roads in the 1970s, but a recent government order banning vehicles more than 20 years old has reduced the number to just over 9,000

What Africans Think of Indian Racism

In the wake of the assault by a mob on a Tanzanian woman, the Africans’ historic admiration for India and Indians shines through their sense of disappointment

Love And Ageing in The Classics

Dasharatha and Kaushalya spend their later years with a weary gratitude rather than with remembered passion

India to House World’s Third Gravitational Wave Observatory

India will house world’s third Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO-India) to detect gravitational waves, similar to the two detectors in the US.

PM Modi's Wife Files RTI

Jashodaben Modi, 64, the estranged wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, filed an RTI application on Wednesday seeking details and a copy of the PM's passports.

Portrait of a Writer

the ongoing metamorphosis of authors from solitary types to social media celebrities

Faster They Come Faster They Go

Why can’t Team India hold on to a stable group of fast bowlers and nurture them for the long haul?
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 01:29 EST

Sikh Actor Barred From Flying to US

A Sikh actor has claimed he was barred from boarding an Aeromexico plane because of his turban.

Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 02:11 EST

Man Behind Google's Search is Leaving Firm

Google's stock fell after Singhal announced his retirement. While analysts were hesitant to cite his departure as the primary reason for the stock hit, several said it was a factor.

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 01:24 EST

Indian-Origin Girls Scored More Than Albert Einstein

Two Indian-origin girls have achieved the maximum score of 162 in the Mensa test in a month.

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 00:00 EST

The Sikh Man Who Stood up to Trump

In the last days of campaigning, Donald Trump is still leading the polls - and making headlines.

Sunday, Feb 07, 2016 01:24 EST

India's Courts: Moral Guardians of the Nation

A brief history of the Indian judiciary's torrid affair with free speech and obscenity.

Sunday, Feb 07, 2016 01:23 EST

Trumping up Donald: The Indian-American Connect

Some on social media have even called Trump the "US Modi" but this comparison misses several key differences.

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 01:49 EST

Shani Temple, Haji Ali And Now Article 377

The challenge to status quo is a sign that the society is intellectually alive and kicking. The hope for change is not dead yet.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 06:17 EST

India Social Storm Over Fake Nehru Letter

dia's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru is under fire on social media over a fake letter in which he apparently criticises Indian freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose a war criminal.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 01:55 EST

Soldier Beats Death on World's Highest Battlefield

In what is being termed as miracle of sorts a solider has been pulled out alive from the Siachen Avalanche after being buried under 25 feet of snow for six days.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 01:43 EST

Fear of Losing Jobs Recedes in India

A staggering 90 per cent of employers felt that the economic situation in the country will improve further in 2016.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 01:31 EST

Unmaking Food History

From a 4000 year old Harappan brinjal dish to a 400 year old roast chicken from Akbar’s court

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 01:28 EST

Why Are Indian Gurus Selling Noodles

Baba Ramdev is behind one of India's fastest-growing consumer goods companies. Forbes magazine calls his Patanjali empire the "Indian version of Body Shop".

Monday, Feb 08, 2016 01:13 EST

Patanjali: The Art of Levitating to The Top

Patanjali, a brand promoted by TV yoga guru Baba Ramdev, is set to become a major player in the country's fast-moving consumer goods market in the next few years.

Sunday, Feb 07, 2016 01:27 EST

Indian Clock to Tower Over Big Ben

Indian IT giant Infosys has said it plans to build the world's largest free-standing clock tower at its campus in the southern city of Mysore.

Saturday, Feb 06, 2016 00:46 EST

A Porsche For $7,000

Under the unforgiving sun in Chennai's non-existent winter, this graveyard of cars is spurring many dreams and aspirations.

Saturday, Feb 06, 2016 00:32 EST

Cabin Crew Suspended Over Sonu Nigam's Concert on Flight

Jet Airways has suspended five crew members who were part of a chartered flight after aviation watchdog DGCA took serious note of the episode.

Saturday, Feb 06, 2016 00:32 EST

Cabin Crew Suspended Over Sonu Nigam's Concert on Flight

Jet Airways has suspended five crew members who were part of a chartered flight after aviation watchdog DGCA took serious note of the episode.

Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 02:15 EST

That Taxi in The Coldplay Video

It may be in the news for all the wrong reasons, but there’s an art collective in Mumbai who are excited about their contribution to the video

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 08:08 EST

Remembering The Golden Days of Kathakali

In the south Indian village of Vellinezhi something rare is happening - the villagers, hearing the drums, are making their way to an outdoor stage lit by brass lamps.

Monday, Feb 08, 2016 02:07 EST

Why an Indian Lawyer Tried to Sue God

Indian lawyer Chandan Kumar Singh recently stunned many Indians when he tried to sue popular Hindu god Ram.

Monday, Feb 08, 2016 02:04 EST

Kolkata’s Most Haunted

A city that was much loved by the Mughals, French, British and Dutch, almost every lane has a tale to tell, some with a twist of horror.

Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 02:04 EST

India's Maverick Frog Man

All my discoveries are accidental. We don't plan on finding new frogs. You go out into the forests and spend time there."

Monday, Feb 01, 2016 01:50 EST

Chasing the Lure of a Royal Past With Greyhound Racing

There were greyhounds from Canada, from Ireland and England, and a few from the United States.

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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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