Fragrances of India

As I breathe in, my mind takes a flight down memory lane as my sense of smell dreamily hovers over the many delicious fragrances of my motherland, India.


Why Are NRI's Sending More Money Back India

Remittances Zoom as NRIs Pump Back More Dollars on Falling Rupee

Incredible India Stories of 2014

Leopards, tigers and an army of monkey impersonators, 2014 was a year that reminded us that man has not yet conquered nature in India.

India Launches Largest Rocket and Unmanned Capsule

India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.

Cricket: Follow the Leader

Is this the last series for Dhoni as Test captain? Virat Kohli’s time may finally be here

Why Individual Wealth in India May Double

Faster economic growth will help individuals' wealth in India to more than double over the next five years.

This Tiny Gujarat Village Has $160 Million in NRI Deposits

The tiny Dharmaj village in Anand district, about 70 km from here, has a population of only 11,333 but has as many as 13 banks.

Italy Recalls Envoy to India

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni told parliamentarians this did not mean Italy wished to cut diplomatic ties with New Delhi.

Where a Holy Man Lies Frozen, Threat of a Standoff Looms

“If he’s not dead, why is he not coming out? Let people see his body. If he’s in samadhi, why is he in a freezer?
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 01:36 EST

Vivek Murthy: Meet USA’s New Surgeon General

The US Senate confirmed President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, ending a long fight over gun control and politics that had left the country without a permanent top doctor for a year and a half.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 06:25 EST

Sydney Cafe Siege Indians Safe

Two Indians who were taken hostage in a cafe by a gunman in Sydney, Australia, are safe, India's foreign minister Sushma Swaraj has tweeted.

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 00:00 EST

3 Indian-Americans Honoured by The Indus Entrepreneurs

The awards were presented to Ken Bajaj, Frank Islam and Sharad Tak.

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 00:00 EST

US Senate to Vote for PIO as Surgeon General

Democrats in the US are using their lame-duck majority to vote for an Indian-American physician as the next surgeon general before ceding control of the Senate.

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 01:49 EST

Intoxicating Freedom

For just over 14 years Goa, India's smallest state, remained under Portuguese rule despite the rest of India having won independence from the British in 1947.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 06:29 EST

The Conch On The Khadi

The Gandhi centres are now run as legacies, and then there’s the covert saffronisation bid

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 05:51 EST

Where do Indian Muslims Come From

In embracing this colonial interpretation, the Sangh has been inspired to convince or compel people to accept the myth that the past of Hinduism was not only glorious but also perfect and incomparable.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 05:45 EST

Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Guide to a Healthy Life

Cow dung for indigestion, urine for pimples

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 01:54 EST

Home Away From Home

As Georgian styles were transferred to Calcutta and Cape Town, the far corners of the British world looked more and more alike.

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 01:47 EST

Dalai Lama Concedes He May be the Last

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said he realises that he may be the last to hold the title.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 05:53 EST

Chemicals on Your Plate

Doughnuts, fried chicken, butter popcorn—if any of these are your favourite, read this to know what toxins you are actually taking in with your food

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 05:37 EST

Advanced Medical Practices of Ancient Hindu Saint

The history of medicine is a long and distinguished one, as healers sought to alleviate illnesses and fix injuries since the dawn of humanity.

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 01:42 EST

Black Money Outflows Growing Faster Than GDP

India ranks among top three countries in the world with the highest illicit financial flows as of 2012, says the report

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 01:25 EST

SpiceJet Flights Grounded

The country's second largest budget carrier has been grounded on Wednesday morning, with oil companies stopping jet fuel supply to it.

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 00:00 EST

TCS’s Cautious Note Will Unsettle IT Investors

Despite the lower-than-expected growth in the past couple of quarters, TCS continues to lead the industry in terms of growth.

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 00:00 EST

Xiaomi's India Ban Exposes Wider Patent Risks

Xiaomi's India ban has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be the start of a string of patent challenges.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 05:56 EST

India's Banksy Behind Provocative Graffiti

An artist who's been compared to Banksy is gripping audiences on the streets of an Indian city - and online.

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 00:00 EST

Entering Politics Was a Mistake, Says Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says entering politics was a mistake, and he will never again repeat the mistake.

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 00:05 EST

AR Rahman in the Race for Oscar Again

AR Rahman, the double Oscar winning Indian composer, is once again in contention in the race for an Academy Award.

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 01:09 EST

Christie's Second India Auction Nets $12m

London-based auction house Christie's has raised more than $12m (£7.6m) at its second art sale in India, exceeding its pre-sale expectations.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 01:32 EST

Astrologer Predicts How You'll be Raped

Even though people on social media are lashing at the bizarre astrolger, what’s depressing is that TV9 continues to run the show.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 01:11 EST

Nightie Wars

A woman’s group tries to fine those wearing nighties outside homes; inadvertently rakes up a long buried style issue.

Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014 00:51 EST

An Entire Village in Mumbai to Steal From Weddings

In an astonishing revelation that has put cops on high alert, an entire village has entered the city to steal from weddings.

Monday, Dec 01, 2014 00:40 EST

From Nile to Israel

How a chaiwallah and his wife travelled to 16 countries.

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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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