February 2011

Reverse Take

We return to the villages in India visited by US. presidents after the camera lights have turned off and the make-up washed away.

The Tata Tapes and Beyond

Juggling Privacy, Reputation and the Public Interest

Dreams & Nightmares

Some day theories of the multiverse may yield satisfying secular answers to our most enduring existential questions on life, justice and afterlife.

The Mystery Of The Ghost Particles

The most abundant fundamental particles are paradoxically the most elusive.

Jessica Revival

Will No One Killed Jessica be the catalyst to spearhead a turnaround for this seemingly doomed, rejected and neglected genre?

World’s Largest Cattle Fair

Every November, in the pond-sized sleepy town of Pushkar, India comes alive with a riot of colors and a frenzied burst of activity, attracting visitors from around the globe to the famous Camel Fair.

Indian Outsourcing Companies Think Strategy Even as Pressure Mounts

Indian outsourcing companies navigate political minefields in pursuit of growth.

Nalanda The World’s First University

Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen reflects on Nalanda University’s contribution to propagating knowledge and understanding in ancient India.

17,000 Farmer Suicides

More than 17,000 Indian farmers committed suicide in 2009, according to India’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The Tata Institute of Social Sciences estimates that

Hold It Britney

Indian designers Shane and Falguni Peacock’s outfitted Britney Spears for her video Hold It Against Me. 

Wannabe Lawyer

Staff at the Skokie courthouse became suspicious of Malik’s behavior during a hearing in December and court officials soon realized he didn’t have a license to practice law.

Lord Shani Standing Guard

Ever since the most revered temple came into existence several years ago, the village has not witnessed a single crime.

Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna

Lakshmi’s attorney Jay D. Silverstein told People that “she is saddened and gravely disappointed that Mr. Dell has chosen a very public means of filing his petition with the court rather than doing so in a confidential or sealed manner, which is customary in cases involving a very young child.”

Indian Staffing Firms Hog H-1B visas

India-based staffing firms hog a disproportionate share of H-1 B visas, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. Just 10 staffing firms, six

H-1B Visa, Anyone?

11,000 H-1B visas still remain available this year, according to the figures released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The annual cap of

Asia’s First Tidal Power Plant

Gujarat is set to build Asia’s first tidal power project off the Gulf of Kutch. The mega marine power project by U.K.’s Atlantis Resources and

India’s Exports Boom

India’s merchandise exports rose 26.7% in the April-November semi annual period to $140.3 billion from a year earlier, putting the country on course to exceed

Masala

India is the world’s fifth largest coffee exporter and Starbucks will begin by sourcing coffee beans from Tata Coffee.

Taking Stock

Foreign investors pulled more than $1 billion from the Indian stock market in January as the Bombay Stock Exchange lost nearly 10  percent of its

Securities Board Fines Anil Ambani

Ambani, Satish Seth, S.C. Gupta, Lalit Jalan and J P Chalsani are accused by the SEBI of misrepresenting investments and annual reports from 2007 to 2009.

I Spy Little India: February 2011

I Spy Little India: February 2011

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