November 2006

Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai

Hrishikesh Mukherjee dead at 84. Anand may not have approved in full measure. After all, that adorable character from the 1970 eponymous film had declared

The Killer Belly

Many Indians have it. But do they know it's a possible death warrant?

Asian Indian Population 2005

The Asian Indian population in the United States grew 38%, almost 15 times the national growth rate, between 2000-2005, according to the 2005 American Community

An Ode to the Indian Diaspora

From Gladstone coolies to the plantations to computer code professionals in Silicon Valley, the Indian Diaspora has come of age as the educated, brainy tech Maharaja of the world.

Too Asian for Stanford?

Are Asians facing reverse discrimination in college admission.

Why I Won't Salute Steve Irwin

He was an Australian, but his popularity was admittedly universal. His Crocodile Hunter series of animal documentaries attracted a regular combined viewership of more than


It is obvious Mr Raj Paul ("Letters" October 2006) is an Indian and hopefully by now an ex-subscriber. It is also obvious that he hates

Technology To The Rescue

Two Rochester Institute of Technology scientists are using high tech imaging technologies used to  digitize the Dead Sea Scrolls to create digital copies of a

When The Kapoors Were King

Who would have known that Indira Gandhi once toyed with a possible marital alliance between her son Rajiv and Ritu, the daughter of Raj Kapoor?

Waxing People

Spoony Singh works on a wax figure of Marilyn Monroe in his Hollywood Wax Museum in Los Angeles in this April 19, 1966 file photo.

Desis Don't See Red

If you have done a double flip at Gap's campaign featuring Penelope Cruz with the word Desi(Red) emblazoned on her, you are mistaken in your


Amitabh Bachchan is trading places with his nemesis, the bloodthirsty Gabbar Singh in a remake of Sholay, India's greatest movie classic.   Amitabh Bachchan poses in front

Little India Poll

What War In Iraq

Spicing Up America!

Fusion was a word not unknown to Floyd Cardoz, the celebrity chef of Tabla, when he was growing up in Bombay in a Goan family

Most Corrupt B2B

Indian businesses are rated as the most corrupt in the world for bribery, according to a new report by Transparency International, an advocacy group against

Treading Two Worlds

The literary world is abuzz over Kiran Desai, 35, bagging the prestigious Man Booker prize for her second novel, The Inheritance of Loss, becoming the

Diwali Barbie

A diwali version of the iconic Barbie doll is joining the toy company Mattel's roster of world dolls. The Diwali Barbie joins the "Dolls of

The Bard From Imphal

Can what happens in a remote corner of India affect the rest of the world? Ratan Thiyam of Imphal, Manipur ensures that it does through

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