July 2008

The Indian Stock Mrket Losses

Indian stocks hvae notched up the worst performance this year compared to their BRIC nation peers - Brazil, Russia and China.According to an analysis of

The Bean

Cloud Gate, nicknamed "The Bean," a public sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor in Millennium Park in Chicago. The 100 ton stainless  steel structure, 33

Hindus For Democrats

Nearly two-thirds of all Hindus identify themselves as Democrats or lean toward that party, according to a national survey.The Pew Forum on Religion and Public

Gandhi's Last English Speech

What is believed to be only one of two recordings of English speeches delivered by Mahatma Gandhi has surfaced in Washington, D.C.The recording of Gandhi's

Watermelon, You Don't

Been shy about testing Viagra. Try watermelon instead. A Texas scientist says the fruit contains bioactive compounds that relax blood vessels, much like Viagra. "The more

U.S. Citizenship Numbers Dip

After steady years of growth, the number of Indians adopting US citizenship has declined. 46,871 Indians took out U.S. citizenship in 2007, down from 47,542

9/11 Fraud

The former Chief Medical Examiner for New York has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for embezzling $9 million in 9/11 victims funds. Natarajan

Honor Killing

A Jonesboro, Ga., man has been charged with murdering his daughter because of her refusal to stay in her arranged marriage. Chaudhry Rashid, 54, a

World's Best Hotels

Theree Oberoi Group hotels are ranked among the top 10 in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. The Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, The Oberoi

Mostage Postage

Bhutan is perhaps the world's most isolated country. But it is at the cutting edge of the philatelic world, introducing over the years the  world's

Trouble for Scrabulous

Scrabulous, one of the most popular applications on Facebook, created by two Indian brothers, is being sued by Hasbro, the owners of Scrabble for copyright

Indians Obnoxious Tourists

Indians have been rated as the second most obnoxious tourists in the world, after the Chinese, in an online poll conducted by a travel site.

Mumbai, Through NR-Eyes

Whether it's business or Bollywood that interests you, Mumbai is the place to be! But is the city all it's cut out to be? And what is it like to live there? Here's the 411.

Letters: August 2008

Feedback on nostalgia and overseas Indian writers.

Notes on ABCD

We waver in limbo, looking for anything or anyone - Kal Penn, Padma Laxmi, Freddie Mercury, Apu - who can give us a clue to who we are.

India's Trust Vote. Midsummer's Dark Day

A dented Manmohan Singh government survives.

Beedi Jalaile! Gulzar ... Uncensored!

In this exclusive interview, Gulzar airs his personal views on why poets need not always look and behave like love-lorn losers, why today's music and music-makers should not be summarily dismissed and why women film-makers have their own special space in Bollywood....

The Boring Guru

The Love Guru (2008), directed by Marco Schnabel, disgraced by Mike Myers and made famous by Rajan Zed

The Brown Chronicles

Overseas Anglo Indians knock at his door in search of their roots.

Reel Ferangi

Lucky is the man who has not lived in someone else's Empire at some point in history.

Is IPL Killing Cricket?

IPL, ICL, T20.Call it what you will - but just don't call it cricket.

$1 Million for 3 Hours

The 11 players on the winning team stand to collect $1 million each for less than three hours of work.

Travel While Sikh

The Sikh Coalition rates San Francisco Airport as the worst for Sikh travelers.

Hacking Their Way To Good Grades

School officials became suspicious when they noticed Omar Khan's high averages after he requested a copy of his transcript.

Rambo's Bollywood Roll

Rambo star Sylvester Stallone and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are set to play alongside Ashkay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in the movie, Incredible Love, the

Phone Yoga

A New York fitness company is offering its out-of-town clients phone yoga sessions.The New York Daily News reported that yoga instructor Christine Miller offers phone

Hanuman For Obama

Barack Obama, who reportedly keeps a monkey king good luck charm he picked up in Indonesia in his pocket has to make way for a

Sam Manekhaw's Fine Line

After the cabinet meeting ended, Sam Manekshaw recalled: "I turned around and said, 'Prime Minister, before you open your mouth, may I send you my resignation on grounds of health, mental or physical?'"

Yes, Prime Minister

Saying that Indians are the "new Jews" of the United Kingdom, Tory Lord Jeffrey Archer recently predicted that an Indian will one day rise to

South Asian Hate Crimes

South Asians are the targets of one in eight racially motivated hate crimes in Canada, according to a study by Statistics Canada.Almost half the racial

Chairman Hanuman

Lord Hanuman has been appointed the official chairman of a new technology and management institute outside Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Hanuman's idol occupies the chairman's office

Indian Motelier Gets Life For Murder Of Son's Black Wife

An Indian motel owner Chiman Rai was sentenced to life in prison for hiring a hit man to murder his African American daughter-in-law because her

Shivaji To Rival Statue Of Liberty

The Maharashtra government is proposing to build a giant statue of the 17th century Maratha warrior king Shivaji on Marine Drive, off the Mumbai coast,

Minority Lawyers

Three Indian American attorneys: Preeta Bansal of New York's Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & From; Sri Srinivasan of O-Melveny & Myers (Washington DC) and Prakash

H1 Zone

Dasondi, owner of Cygate Software and Consulting, is accused of fraudulently sponsoring six people through his company in exchange for kickbacks. Proecutors allege that the

Indian Talent

 India is the third most popular country for sourcing foreign talent after China and the United States, according to a global survey.  The Borderless Workforce Survey

Outsourcing Billionaires

Five of the seven billionaires whose principal source of wealth is outsourcing are Indian, according to Forbes magazine.   Wipro's Azim Premji tops the list with a

The 10 Million Millionaire's Club

India boasts 123,000 millionaires, a 23 percent jump from last year, the fastest growth in any country in the world, according to the World Wealth

Family Feud

Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications bid for a multi-billion dollar tie-up with South Africa's MTN is facing a challenge from his older brother Mukesh Ambani's Reliance

Anil Ambani's Bachchan Pricetag: $400 Million

Reliance Big Entertainment is reportedly working on a $400 million deal with the Bachchans involving film production, television series, reality and live shows, internet and

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