August 2010

Opulence Lost

Opulent Lite Investment Manager Neil Godbole lived large as the fund was imploding, but has scaled back after it liquidated.

Opulent Loss

As two Bay Area hedge funds melt down, nearly 100 Indian investors sue former Navin Mail CEO & Founder Vishwas Godbole and his children for orchestrating a $20 million fraud.

I Heard The Crows Call For Rain

As scientific tools falter in predicting rain patterns, Indian scientists turn to the Vedas and traditional knowledge for some fine tuning.

Red White And Desi

It was a funny thing being an Indian American in Paris. In America, I always considered myself Indian.

Is Dhoni India's New Youth-icon?

Has Captain Cool’s sensational new mega endorsement deal propelled him to a new stratosphere for resurgent India’s aspirational youthfrat of humble background residing in small towns, dreaming of that one big break?

Resume Padding

Three clinical trials based on their work have been halted after questions were raised by scientists who failed to replicate their results.

India Targets Double Digit Growth

India expects to register a 8.5 percent growth in the current 2010-2011 year and is aiming to touch double digits in 2010, according to Finance

Bribing Indian Companies

A California valve company bribed officials at Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB), Haryana State Electricity Board (HSEB), National Thermal Power

Rupee Symbol

The Indian cabinet approved a symbol of the Indian rupee on July 15.  

8 Indian Companies In Fortune 500 Global List

The list was topped by Wal-Mart.

Hundreds Of Indian Wal-Marts

The company currently is in a 50:50 joint venture with Bharti Enterprises.

Profane Statues?

A Hindu group in New Jersey, Forum for Hindu Awakening, is protesting the sale of statues of Hindu deities depicting Shiva and Shakti in sexual

Yunus On The Simpsons

Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus will make an appearance on the hit TV show, The Simpsons, in October, during which he will  highlight his micro-credit

$35 Laptop

The government proposes to subsidize the tablet by 50 percent

Defaming Manhood

A court in Madhya Pradesh has fined a woman for defaming her husband’s manhood in her divorce petition, in which she sought separation on the

Wounded Author

All applicants for the card must establish evidence of their Indian origins. But making such a demand of a man of Sir Naipaul’s stature?

U.S. Open Table Tennis Champion

India’s Achanta Sharath Kamal , 27, captured by the U.S Open Table Tennis Championships, defeating defending champion Thomas Keinath 

6-Year-Old Terrorist?

A 6-year-old Indian American girl's nightmare on the U.S. government's no-fly list.

$11,000 Car Wash

Gurcharn Sahota’s five-year-old car wash Elite Detailing in Derbyshire, services celebrity Ferarris, Bugatti Veyrons, McLaren F1s, F1 GTRs, Pagani Zondas and Rolls Royces.

Human Trafficking

The men were placed in labor camps in Mississippi and Texas by an oil rig company Signal International

Peeping Techie

A tech support agent in India is accused of striking up an online friendship with a caller and then using her credit card to purchase a Dell computer, which he shipped to a woman in Waynesboro, Tenn.

Why Are Small Films, Suddenly In Big Trouble?

It is reported that over a 100 small films, censor-approved and ready, are rotting in the cans with no takers

Voting Rights For NRIs

The government has proposed a bill in Parliament to amend Section 20 of the 1950 Representation of People’s Act.

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