Socially Apart

Both the public and private sectors have underestimated the human imperative to behave socially.

Tejpal and Tehelka a Year on From Sexual Assault Allegation

A year after an allegation of sexual assault led to his arrest on a rape charge, Tarun Tejpal, the founder of Tehelka magazine, is once again in the spotlight.

Doctors Push Sales of Exotic Fruit Kiwi

Doctors, patients and WhatsApp push the exotic fruit, owing to its medicinal properties that are believed to help fight the dreaded dengue fever.

Update to the Broken Trust

Apple and Google are messing up software updates. They need to spend more time testing software before releasing it for the public.

Unsuspecting Indians Lose Billions to Bogus Investments

Some estimates suggest that such Ponzi or pyramid schemes have already cost unsuspecting Indian investors $160bn.

Andhra Pradesh Capital to Give Capitol Hill a Run For Its Money

In a grand plan that promises to give Washington's famed Capitol Hill a run for its money, the camp office-cum-residence of Andhra Pradesh chief minister is being proposed along the banks of river Krishna.

The Dangerous Beauty of the Himalayas

When The Wave Comes From The Mountain, documents an area of the Himalayas in Nepal and across the border in India.

Inside Indian Guru Rampal's Ashram

Controversial Indian guru Rampal's ashram in northern India saw pitched battles earlier this week between thousands of supporters and police trying to arrest their leader.

Inside India's Model Village Punsari

Punsari, a village in Gujarat, has been dubbed a "model village" by the state government and is attracting hordes of visitors from other parts of India wanting to replicate the model.
Monday, Nov 24, 2014 00:00 EST

American Dream

The number of Indian students to American colleges has registered a rise for the first time in five years.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 00:00 EST

Jerusalem's 800-year-old Indian Hospice

There is a little corner of Jerusalem that is forever India.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 01:47 EST

Only Indian American in US Congress, Wins Close Race

Ami Bera, the only Indian American in US congress, survived a perilously close electoral contest to win a second term.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 01:40 EST

US Lawmaker Seeks Faster Visas for Dcotors

A Democratic lawmaker has introduced legislation to expedite visas for Indian and Pakistani physicians.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 00:00 EST

Talks to Forge Closer US Ties

India and the US are looking to iron out their differences at their Trade Policy Forum meet.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 00:00 EST

India’s Blemish

Army’s role in Kashmir.

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 02:51 EST

Obama Phones Pakistan PM After Announcing India Trip

The mollifying phone call is ostensibly aimed at assuaging any feelings of hurt or pique in Islamabad.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 08:59 EST

Who's the Most Powerful Indian of Them All

s Narendra Modi more powerful than Mukesh Ambani or Gautam Adani?

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 00:00 EST

Indians Conferred Sainthood by Pope Francis

Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia were conferred sainthood by Pope Francis in Vatican City in a moment of elation and spiritual fervour for the Christians in India.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 00:00 EST

Pakistani Taliban Bid to Set up Cells in India

Factions of TTP have time and again issued threats against India and have even owed allegiance to newly formed Al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent.

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 03:11 EST

In Athens, Sipping Ghalib’s Old Tom

An unexpected spiritual connection with Ghalib in Athens.

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 03:06 EST

Why Dutee Chand Can Change Sports

The teenage sprinter will fight the controversial ‘gender test’—which she is a victim of—before the highest sports tribunal in Switzerland.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 00:00 EST

US Insurer Plans $1 Billion Expansion in India

Allstate Corporation, the largest publicly traded home and auto insurer in the US, said it will spend about $1 billion on India

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 02:17 EST

Plaza Hotel Sale Draws Crowd

Indian Regulators Accuse Sahara Group of Refusing to Consider Offers for the New York Landmark.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 02:12 EST


How McDonald's changed its menu to succeed in India.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 09:29 EST

How India Can Attract Foreign Firms

India has its demographic dividends in place to draw foreign companies into the country.

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 01:59 EST

Foreign Media on the New Underworld Threats to SRK

Mumbai gangsters have returned to targeting Bollywood celebrities in an effort to find a "new business model", police in India's commercial capital say.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 00:00 EST

Bollywood’s Window Onto India

Popular cinema has tracked more closely than any artistic or journalistic medium the public and private lives of New India

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 08:57 EST

Music Gives India's Slum Children a Voice

India is home to some of the richest but also some of the poorest people in the world.

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 01:00 EST

Unseen Ajanta

The oldest classical Indian paintings, retrieved from time, and decay

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 00:00 EST

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.

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 00:13 EST

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.

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 08:12 EST

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.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 00:15 EST

A Sweet Record

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

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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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