January 2009

India's 9/11?

We need to resist facile parallels between the events in Mumbai and 9/11.

The Reluctant Warrior

Obama struggles with the painful predicament that haunted Arjun in the Mahabharat.

The Wrong Lessons

Can we please halt the sappy musings about swinging a beer at Café Leopold or picking at samosas at Taj’s Sea Lounge?

Turning the Other Cheek

Our Mumbai columnist ponders on the wages of inaction against yet another terrorist attack on India's most vibrant city.

Don't Duck Now

When the going gets tough, the tough don't skimp on their ad budgets

Love Job Hunting?

Anu Sharma, a medicinal chemist in career transition, looks for the rainbow in the job search.

Mutts R Us!

The mutt honcho of the land does not want mutts in the White House. What kind of example does he set for others? Did we not elect him as a mutt?

India's $4 Billion Stimulus

As President Elect Barack Obama weighs a $800 billion stimulus package, investors in India are cheering a $4 billion stimulus package by the Indian government directed at infrastructure projects and tax cuts.

Sarin For Yahoo!

Former Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin is among those tipped for the top job at Yahoo to replace founder Jerry Yang. Disney's Bob Iger, News  Corp.'s

$99 for Accent Preference

 In response to a backlash from customers turned off by the accents of tech support agents in Bangalore and other global call centers, Dell is

Russia, India Prop Up Volkswagen

At a time when the entire industry is taking a beating, Volkswagen is among the few companies likely to hold on to its sales this


Three Sikh Indian musicians ordered off a U.S. Airways flight at Sacramento International Airport are accusing the airline of racial profiling.

Bangla Taj?

The Indian government is protesting a $58 million life-size replica of the Taj Mahal being built outside Dacca by Bangladeshi film director Ahsanullah Moni.

Minor Pirates

Two 20-year-olds who had never touched a baseball a year ago became the first Indians to secure professional baseball contracts when they were signed as free agents in the minor league by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Shoe Heard Around the World

By now who has not seen images of Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al Zaidi pelting shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush at a press conference

World's Oldest Mom?

A 70-year-old Indian woman has become the oldest woman in the world to give birth to a child. According to Dr. Anurag Bishnoi of the

White Cars Top

 White is the most popular vehicle color in India and North America, according to the 2008 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report. Silver had held the

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