Half Out of The Almari

While their white counterparts have been openly ‘coming out of the closet’, British Asian gays are often still reluctant to put more than a leg out of the almari, so to speak.

Harbhajan Singh: Last hurrah or Career Revival?

Harbhajan Singh is arguably one of the most colourful Indian cricketers, both on and off the field.

The Kabuliwala Afghans of Kolkata

Thousands of Afghans have lived for decades in the Indian city of Kolkata.

How History Defines Greatness

Why Maharana Pratap does not qualify for the ‘Great of Greats’ title, as Union home minister Rajnath Singh would want

Mad About The Sari

It is in publicized pacts, festivals and offices. Why has India’s oldest drape suddenly become an urban fetish?

Technology Giant IBM to Set Up Data Centre in India

Technology giant IBM is planning to set up its second data centre in India to cater to the demand from various sectors including financial services and government.

Beyond Maggi Noodles

This is not the first time that a food product has come under the strict scanner of government officials.

Russian Universities Woo Indian Students

"It is time to study in Russia." That is the message for students and others visiting the Russian Educational Fair which just ended in the Indian capital.

11-year-old Indian-American Genius Graduates From College

An Indian-American home-schooled boy has surprised one and all by graduating from a US college at the age of 11 with three associate degrees in maths, science and foreign language studies.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 22:54 EDT

Indian Man Shot Dead in Florida

Deshi, who along with his fiance recently moved to St Augustine in Florida from North Carolina, died instantly inside the store after he was shot

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 00:23 EDT

567 Indian Nationals Deported to India

As many as 567 Indians were deported to India by federal law enforcement agencies in last two years, while more than 6,360 Indians were detained at the US border during the same period as they tried to sneak into the country.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 00:18 EDT

Bobby Jindal Moves Closer to Announcing Presidential Bid

Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Monday moved a step closer to his 2016 US presidential bid by announcing that he is forming an exploratory committee in this regard.

Friday, May 15, 2015 00:05 EDT

Venkat Panchapakesan, YouTube’s Engineering Chief

YouTube's engineering chief, who enabled a lot of the free flowing content, lost a months-long battle to cancer earlier this week and passed away in Silicon Valley

Thursday, May 21, 2015 00:45 EDT

Sunanda Death Probe

Shashi Tharoor calls media 'liars and scum' when asked about Sunanda murder probe.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 00:24 EDT

Modi is a Social Media Wizard Says US Study

PM Modi is turning out to be a savvy social media superstar whose online postings are reshaping his public image as a technology-capable leader aligned with the aspirations of a new Indian modernity.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 00:21 EDT

Modi’s Note Stumps Monks

Li said that Modi wrote in Gujarati to honour Dharmagupta, a fellow Gujarati who lived at the temple during the Sui Dynasty (581-618).

Monday, May 18, 2015 01:14 EDT

One Year of Modi Sarkar

The anecdotal evidence and the view from India analysts would suggest one year into Modi government, foreign investors are more bullish on India.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 00:44 EDT

It’s Springtime for MBAs Again

On the academic floor, management education which went through troublesome years is seeing springtime this recruitment season.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 01:03 EDT

Gay Activist's Advert to Find Groom

Gay rights activist Harrish Iyer has received half a dozen proposals after his mother placed a matrimonial advertisement in an Indian newspaper.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 00:47 EDT

British Woman’s Blog Fuels India’s Unsafe Infamy

Lucy Hemmings has written of a recent incident in a Mumbai bus stop while travelling in India for three months.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 00:55 EDT

Why Do Men Exist

An absence of selection leaves populations weaker genetically, making them more vulnerable to dying out.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 00:55 EDT

Mother's Market

The Indian bazaar run entirely by women.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 00:41 EDT

Time for India Inc to Let Go Off Its Gender Double Standard

We have to admit, no matter how much the denial, that we are a male-dominated society that has seen a slow change in our attitude to women over the years.

Friday, May 15, 2015 00:23 EDT

Silicon Valley Effect

Indians learn to 'fail fast' as tech start-up culture takes root.

Friday, May 15, 2015 00:05 EDT

Housing.com CEO Has Allotted His Personal Shares to Employees

Saying it was "too early in life to get serious about money," Rahul Yadav, the 26-year-old CEO of real estate e-commerce website Housing.com, has allotted all of his personal shares to the 2251 employees of Housing.com.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 00:50 EDT

The Crisis of TV Content

Are Indian TV heads getting it all wrong in their permanent guessing game? An extract from a new book about television and modern India.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 00:43 EDT

Tollywood a Graveyard For Older Bollywood Heroines

Talent and beauty are not enough when age catches up with a Hindi film heroine.

Monday, May 18, 2015 03:30 EDT

Ray in New York, Again

While our cultural intolerance grows, India’s greatest film-maker wows New York.

Monday, May 18, 2015 01:32 EDT

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Stops Red Carpet Traffic

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was fashionably late at the Cannes Film Festival - that is, she was both fashionable and late

Thursday, May 21, 2015 00:55 EDT

Yamraj, God of Death, Doubles Up as Traffic Cop

In Jharkhand's capital Ranchi, unruly drivers have been encountering Yamraj, the god of death. It is not just a vision.

Monday, May 18, 2015 01:19 EDT

MIT Scientists Decode Mystery of the Dress

MIT scientists have cracked the science behind the dress that went viral on the internet after some saw it as black and blue while others perceived it to be gold and white.

Friday, May 15, 2015 00:13 EDT

Modi's China Visit Photo Which Broke the Internet

Photos and memes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi sporting shades and checking out terracotta statues at a museum in China went viral on the internet

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 00:18 EDT

Happy New Year Gift: Song For NRIs.

The song says the NRI is excited by the "two-in-one offer" on whiskey at the duty free...and unsettled by the use of toilet paper abroad.

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Globalizing the Indian Diet

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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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