November 2009

Season Of Giving

Indian Americans are increasingly stepping up to the plate and embracing philanthropy.

Knowns and Unknowns

Nonprofits List: 49 Indian nonprofits have annual revenues exceeding $1 million.

Jet Lag

Turbulent times for the Indian airline industry.

Pitching for Sex!

A leaked secret dossier from the Indian cricket team’s conditioning staff prescribes good sex as a pre-requisite to good performance on the field. Any takers?

Beauty & The Beast

Beautiful women go for handsome men, right? Wrong!

Caminho Das Indians

A soap opera has Brazilians abuzz about India.

Electronic Vaudeville

Stories of war and peace, glory and tragedy, excess and desperation, are not told, because the media are engaged in electronic navel gazing

What's The Matter With Antimatter?

Can you imagine antiworlds and antipeople out there?

Gandhi Watch

Mahatma Gandhi’s 140th birth anniversary on Oct. 2 sparked a revival in all things Gandhian. • His historic house in Johannesburg, South Africa, almost a century ago

Air Melee

Air India has grounded the crew of an Indian Airlines Airbus after airline staffers traded blows in the cockpit and the aisles during a flight

India Rejects Mother Teresa Claim

India has rejected a demand by the Albanian government to return the remains of Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, who is buried in the city of

Ramdev’s Peace Island

Devotees of yoga and lifestyle guru Baba Ramdev are creating a yoga retreat on a $3 million tiny North Ayrshire island of Little Cumbrae in

Designer Moksha

Investigating quick fix spirituality.

$40 To India

Would you like a round trip ticket between the U.S. and India for $40? Thanks to a computer error, for two hours in Oct 2,

Ignoble Laureate?

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, the Cambridge molecular biologist who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is frustrated with the deluge of emails clogging his e-mail box,

Win Some, Lose Some

In a landmark civil rights victory for the Sikh community, the U.S. government has agreed to reverse its ban on turbans and beards among federal

Rushdie, Sir!

When my marriage to Padma ended I was saddened and hurt.

Indians UAE’s Largest Expatriates Group

community is by far the largest expatriate group in the kingdom.

Taj Mahal Replica

Indians in New Zealand are proposing to create replica of the Taj Mahal.

Lotto Heist

A lotto clerk pocketed a winning ticket after secretly confirming the win.

Basting Her Belly

“Every morning, there’s a buttering ceremony after I get out of the shower."

Ride Of Her Life

A 26-year-old Chicago tourist to India is hitching a ride for keeps. Whitney married auto rickshaw driver Harish Hotala who she had hired to drive

India’s First Woman Diplomat

C B Muthamma, India’s first woman diplomat, died at a private hospital in Bangalore. Muthamma, 85, served as the ambassador to Hungary, the Netherlands and

Commonwealth Games Jitters

The glacial pace at which preparations are underway, has led to media speculation that the largest athletic event India has ever hosted could turn out to be an embarrassing debacle.

Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner?

Barack Obama is hosting the first state dinner of his presidency for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his state visit on Nov. 24.  Secretary

Most Influential Management Thinkers

Nearly a quarter of the top 25 management thinkers in the world are Indian, according to the website The management   gurus are evaluated on

India To Help Cut U.S. Health Care Costs

India’s health industry is expected to double between 2008 to 2012

US Bribes

India’s U.S. ambassador Meera Shankar sought the investigation in May.

Salary Hikes

Salaries in India grew 6.3 percent in 2009.

Indian Rebound

India’s industrial output grew 10.4 percent in August from a year earlier, with consumer durables surging 22.3 percent.  A research and rating analyst Soumendra Dash

TCS Profits Up 28%

Cost cutting and a turnaround in the fortunes of the financial services sector has sparked a 28.7 percent increase in profits at India’s largest outsourcing

Salary Cap At $3.3M

The Indian Companies Act limits executive compensation, based on net revenues.

India Forecasts 6.5% Growth

The annual report of the prime minister’s Economic Advisory Council projects that capital inflows will rise.

NY Company To Launch Reva

Reva and Bannon will jointly invest $26.5 million in the plant.

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