February 2010

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Who is the biggest liar of them all? A strong majority of Indians perceive themselves as fair and just 2 percent as dark.

Fair and Ugly

Your skin tone could affect your income, your marriage and your prison sentence should you run afoul of the law. And that’s just the half of it.

Dark Shadows

We may still covet the “dark, tall and handsome” man, but “pretty, fair ladies” are all the rage for our liaisons, permanent or otherwise.

The Illusiveness Of Time

Is time real, a fundamental quality of the universe, or just an illusion?

Will the Owner of the Ava Lounge Stand Up?

The Chatwals, long very visibly tied to the Ava Lounge, deny any association after the bar is sued.

Frosty Vibes at Chatwal's Ava Lounge

A federal lawsuit accuses two upscale bar lounges in Sant Singh Chatwal's Dream Hotel of labor law violations.

Unlocking the Brain’s Secrets

Washington Post reporter Shankar Vedantam’s book The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elects Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives, (Random House, 2010, $26) was

Mega Bucks for Mega Stars

Amazing, new waves of revenue streams have suddenly gripped Bollywood.

Standing Tall

Investors in Dubai’s 162-storey Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, which opened in January, may be down in the dumps, but B R Shetty, CEO of Abhu

The Real Idiot

The makers of 3 Idiots square off against the author Chetan Bhagat whose book Five Point Someone inspired the movie.

Ungentlemanly Conduct

The furor over the IPL’s exclusion of Pakistani cricket players.

Dual Passports

Women who marry Non-Resident Indians would be issued a second passport to protect them from abusive husbands, under a new proposal by India’s Ministry of Women and

The Indian Economy in the Next Decade

Déjà vu with a difference

Revenge of the Loonies

Our disappointment stems from the opportunities, unforeseen in early 2008, he has frittered away for major social and economic transformations of the country.

Indian Korean First Lady?

Kim Yoon-ok is a descendant of an Indian princess.

Bollywood fix on Netflix

Water and Earth top Netflix's Bollywood list.

Mother Teresa Stamp

The U.S. Post Office to release new stamp.

Reena’s Lowest Point

The first Indian woman to reach the South Pole.

U.S. Tata Nano?

Tata Motors is reportedly toying with a $5,000 version of its Nano car for the U.S. market. The Nano, which scrambled the Indian small auto market with

World’s First Hybrid Motorcycle

Eko Vehicle launches world's first hybrid motorbike.

Measuring Up

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H1B Visas

  Wipro topped the list of companies issued the largest number of H-1B visas in 2009, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reported.Top 25 Companies with H1B

Lowest Paid Indian CEO

  Citigroup’s Vikram Pandit drew the smallest paycheck among the 10 largest public companies led by Indian CEOs. With an annual compensation of $13.38 million and an additional

Chill With a Pill

Take a tea pill for your morning cuppa.

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