August 2009

That Sinking Feeling

Even as the economy shows growing signs of improvement, there is a lurking fear among many economists and forecasters that we are witnessing a false lull before a storm of epic proportions.

Gay Ho!

Indian gays celebrate legal win, strive for social acceptance.

Like Money For Chocolate

My aunt didn’t marry the man — some insignificant matter about him having no hair — and I was understandably crushed.

The Final Inch

Akash Shukla had his legs sawed in two to gain 2.5 inches.

Frame By Frame

Indian Animators Move Up the Value Chain

A to Z Guide To Natural Beauty

Everything you need to know about natural beauty products.

Foods Of Janmashtami

The savories to share with Shri Krishna this festival season.

Spreading Pain

It is hard to empathize with an out-of-work, $80,000-a-year techie tossed out on the manicured lawns of his half-million-dollar estate in New Jersey

Funny Money

Indian Canadian comic Russell Peters, who recently released a DVD Red, White and Brown has climbed to the top 10 earning comedians,  according to Forbes

Green Card Relief

A new immigration bill co-sponsored by 51 Congressmen would grant green-card holders the same rights as citizens to bring their spouses and children to the

False Profit

The pastor of an Indian cable-TV ministry in upstate New York has been charged with bilking investors of $2 million in a jewelry scam. Samuel

Shaming The Gods

In a bid to shame the Gods into delivering rain, frustrated farmers near Banke Bazaar, in Bihar, asked their unmarried daughters to strip naked to

Savita Bhabhi Banned

Savitabhabhi.com, a wildly popular adult cartoon site, has been blocked by the Indian government. An official of Controller of Certifying Authorities, which is responsible for

Generous Uncles?

 Three recent Harvard graduates have launched a website that seeks to match cash-strapped Harvard students with alums willing to offer them interest-free loans from $500

This Ain’t Funny

Pakistan is threatening pranksters mocking President President Asif Ali Zardari.

The Dish

Reporter Krystin Wiggs, acknowledged she had been deceived by an elaborate hoax.

The Hillary Platter

During her recent visit to India, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who professes fondness for Indian food, made sure she caught a dinner at  Bukhara,

Frisking Kalam

India’s Civil Aviation Minister has denounced the airline.

Burger King Withdraws Ad

After several Hindu groups protested the ad depicting the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, Burger King issued a public apology.

Dressed For The Year

Matheiken has pledged to wear the same dress for a full year.

Premji: Visa Controversy naïve

Protectionist measures scaling back professional visas are naïve and counterproductive.

Spotting Grey

White is the most popular color for cars worldwide, but Indians are bucking the growing popularity of black and grey colors in America and   Europe.

Silicon Valley’s Glass Ceiling

Asians might power the Silicon Valley revolution, but they do so from the back of the bus. A new study has found that even though

Australian Envoy

Australia names an Indian Australian as its new High Commissioner to New Delhi.

Foreign Employers Black List

The Indian government compiles a black list of 355 foreign employers.

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