July 2013

Second Acts

The score card on directorial seconds

All Bow no Arrow

Bollywood, as a space, has always been hugely racist, shamelessly rooting for a particular prototype, ignoring, rejecting, dismissing, praising, but not casting, any male hero who does not fit into their dumb, myopic mold.

Odd Pairs

Bollywood gets bold with unusual lead pairings.

Flipp’n Flops

Who is to blame when a film flops?

Fading Fragance

The fragrance of Anarkali, which once attracted tourists, especially NRIs, by thousands to the aroma-streets of Kolkata, is fast fading.

Indian Entrepreneurs Challenges & Niches

India has experienced a steady rise in funding sources for nascent companies.

Mobile’s Dramatic Growth in India Spurs a New Era of E-Commerce

But even as e-commerce is gaining traction in India the buzz is growing around mobile transactions.

Veganism Catches Fancy of Health Conscious Indians

there are many who are turning to veganism after suffering from a lifestyle disease or as a precautionary measure.

Genealogical Searches Help Indian Diaspora Connect

Neither Satish nor his father, Shyam Yadav, have ever met his “bua” and their only connection to her is through an ancestor, Mahesh, who left for British Guyana about 110 years ago.

The Price of Liberty and Order

The extraordinary lengths the U.S. government has gone to in its bid to block Snowden from securing political asylum shows just how much it fears exposure of its spying apparatus.

Let’s Dance!

Dance institutes across India are laughing all the way to the bank — thanks to parents’ new-found fascination for TV reality shows.

I Spy July 2013

  Send photo and win $30

Go Figure July 2013

Are you ready to start cracking the next Go Figure mystery? Deadline August 15, 2013  Enter Go Figure Contest The winner of the May mystery is Sonia Nandi

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