Government Will Not Ease Sourcing Norm For Apple in India

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook's visit to India does not seem to have borne much fruit, with the government deciding not to relax a local content sourcing norm for the iPhone make

Love Him or Hate Him

Bollywood Just Wouldn’t Have Been The Same Without Karan Johar.

The Aam Party

In the season of heat and mellow fruitfulness, an ode to the mango.

Tata Steel Still Considering Bids For UK Plants

Tata Steel is still in the process of considering bids for its UK operations, the company has said.

19-stringed Sarod Premieres at Shanghai Center Theater

A traditional Indian musical instrument has come to the Shanghai stage for the first time. It's called the Sarod, and is played with the fingernails, not the fingertips.

Adventures of India's Tea Planters

How a desi won equal pay with the British. History on the business of making the subcontinent's favourite brew.

Gujarat to Abolish NRI Quota in Medical Colleges

The Gujarat government has decided to bring an ordinance to abolish 15% NRI quota from self-financed medical colleges.

US Senators Voice Concern Over Religious Freedom in India

The Senators raised concerns on some of the pressing issues of religious freedom from rising intolerance to prevailing anti-conversion laws.

India Vows Swift Justice After African Student Killed

India promised swift punishment after a student from Congo was fatally attacked last week in New Delhi, following a demand by several African missions that the government take steps to ensure the safety of Africans living in India.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 05:20 EDT

Indians Left Unemployed Head Home From Gulf

Most of India's remittances come from the oil-rich Gulf, where some seven million Indians have been working, but more and more are being forced to come home.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 03:56 EDT

12 Year Old NRI to Become Doctor in US

A 12-year boy of Indian origin whom President Obama had congratulated on completion of graduation at the very young age is now heading to become a doctor.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 00:01 EDT

Government to Make Customs For NRIs Carrying Gold Hassle-free

Non-resident Indians visiting India loaded with jewellery to attend a wedding or function and citizens going overseas carrying gold for similar occasions may no longer get hassled at customs in the near future.

Monday, May 23, 2016 02:55 EDT

Remittances to India Dip

As global oil prices crashed and migrant workers faced challenging work conditions in the Gulf countries, India's remittances from the region fell.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 05:18 EDT

President Will Try to Pull Out Thorns in India-China Ties

Mukherjee's message will be that India is open for business and warmly welcomes Chinese investment.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 03:52 EDT

Russia Unexpectedly Loses India And Vietnam

Washington is trying to get India also involved in the game against China.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 03:47 EDT

Time for India to Stretch its Wings

India continues to receive $3.2 billion per year in transitional support from the IDA program, even as other poor countries plead for more funds.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 03:45 EDT

Why India's Spending $500M to Develop a Port in Iran

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday the availability of about $500 million to invest in the development of the strategic southern Iranian port of Chabahar.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 05:22 EDT

Raj Temple Offers Paap-mukti Certificates

A Shiva temple in Rajasthan is different. Here, redemption comes with a certificate that qualifies one duly purged of all sin, or `paap-mukt'.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 03:58 EDT

A Monument of love Under Threat

India's iconic Taj Mahal has been threatened in recent weeks by insect poo - environmentalists say that bugs from the polluted Yamuna river nearby are invading the monument,

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 00:06 EDT

The Case Against Boycotting Jaipur Literature Festival

The campaigners against Vedanta at the literature festival in Southbank, London, this weekend undermined their cause by trying to shrink space for conversation and debate

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 00:05 EDT

In India-Iran Relations Bollywood is Common Language

Actually, relations between the two countries are much more than just food, poetry, music and films and nostalgia. There are bigger issues like oil, sanctions, diplomacy and strategy to be taken care of.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 05:29 EDT

Apple’s Store Plans in India Suffer Setback

In a setback to Apple's plans to open stores in the country, the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has red-flagged a panel's recommendation to relax the mandatory local sourcing norm for the company.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 00:14 EDT

India Should Imbibe Cook’s Recipe of Excellence

Perhaps it is time for India to make a spiritual connection with Apple in return– albeit of a different kind.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 00:04 EDT

Something’s Cooking in Apple’s India Business

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent learning mission to India may open up new possibilities for the world’s most valuable company. But here’s the nub: it may not quite follow the script drawn up by the Indian government.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 00:00 EDT

ED to Invoke India-UK MLAT For Extradition of Mallaya

ED is soon expected to make a fresh request for Vijay Mallya's extradition under the India- UK Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) in connection with its money laundering probe against the liquor baron in an alleged bank loan fraud case.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 05:15 EDT

How Chhota Bheem Took on Spiderman, And Won

Chhota Bheem has trounced every other Indian and global contender when it comes to winning over kids in the subcontinent, clocking in a stated 40 million viewers in India.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 07:22 EDT

New Gig in Town - The Rise of Indie Music

There's a new genre that's emerged: independent music. With it, a new breed of musicians is striking the right chords.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 00:27 EDT

B-town's Best to Storm USA in August

The tour kick-starts on August 12 in Houston and travels through San Hose, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, winding up in New York,

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 02:44 EDT

The Man Who Indianised Hollywood

Mayur Puri has written for dubbed versions of the two recent Disney successes—‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 06:48 EDT

Five Popular Dishes That Are Surprisingly Not Indian

The next time someone tells you that the kulfi is a desi summer cooler, you know better and can tell him that it isn't. The kulfi is a Middle Eastern import and as are sweets such as jalebi and gulab jamun.

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 08:17 EDT

Cursed Temple Scares Off Tourists

Local officials in the western state of Rajasthan say tourists are put off visiting the 12th Century Kiradu temple complex because of a local legend.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 00:00 EDT

Narendra Modi Came Face To Face With His Wax Twin

The statue clearly left Modi speechless even as he gave some finishing touches to the sculpture, and Twitter users were rather amused at his somewhat wonderstruck reaction.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 00:00 EDT

Air India’s Resident Rat Flees to Singapore

Pest controllers have been unable to trap the rat four days after it forced diversion of a Melbourne-Delhi Air India (AI) flight to Singapore.

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Online Startups Steer Medical Tourists

Chennai, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi-NCR are the most favored medical tourism destinations for foreigners who avail treatments in India.

Calligraphy in India

Calligraphy has moved across paper, coins, seals, metal objects, copper plates, arms and armors, etc., wherein it also blended with flora and fauna designs.

Waking Up in Vegas

Las Vegas, the flashy, fast-paced, entertainment capital of the world seems to be plotted with extreme precision to fit this fantasy.

Does Chicken Tikka Have a Nationality

The chicken tikka has managed to bind neighbors India and Pakistan together in Dubai.

Perchance to Dream

In literature, dreams as inspirations, settings or plot devices are wide-ranging, right down to J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer.

A Slovenian in India

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

Assisted E-Commerce

With the big boys virtually exhausting the online shoppers, the focus is now on the new space to reach the people who are either not on internet or don’t shop online.
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