July 2012

Globalizing the Indian Diet

The 21st century Indian professional is a global citizen. Well read, well travelled and yes, well fed! She knows her blue cheese from a feta, pita bread from a naan, dim sum from a momo. These up-worldly mobile Indians do not shy away from asking for New World Wines with specific harvesting years nor are they insensitive to subtle flavors like truffle oil, asparagus foam or recognizing the robust overtones of a genuine Thai bird eye chilli and galangal.

Gurdwaras Go Hi Tech

From translation screens to air conditioning,gurdwaras are embracing technology.

No Place to Die

“The problem is reaching an alarming level. Unless the government intervenes and provides land for new burial grounds the issue can’t be solved.”

Mehdi Hasan

A tribute to the greatest gazal singer of our time.

Indian Designer Baby Factory

“Earlier it was a form of colonization, but now studies show the numbers are divided equally — 50 percent of surrogate babies are born to rich Indian parents and 50 percent to foreigners by Indian surrogates.”

Tuning In to Tune Out

Music is the essential stressbuster for many Bollywood stars, trying to cope with erratic shooting schedules, hectic travel and long hours under the arclights, not to mention the unrelenting paparazzi gaze.

The Skinny on Ash’s Fat

Aishwarya’s figure is cause for global distress. The querry “Aishwarya figure”throws up over 4 million results on google.

The Last Indian Village

Chitkul enjoys the distinction of being the last inhabited Indian village along the border.

Branding a Homemade Indian Staple

Global Yogurt Franchises Attempt to Brand a Homemade Indian Staple

ISpy 2012

Send photo and win $30

Go Figure July 2012

Are you ready to start cracking the next Go Figure mystery? Deadline August 15, 2012   The winner of the last mystery contest, correctly identifying the image

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