November 2010

Celebrating Jugaad

The Commonwealth Games were a triumph of Indian Jugaad

Move Over Switzerland

UP-Bihar is Bollywood’s new playground.

Lead U.S. Scientist

Suresh earlier served as dean of the MIT engineering school.

Gods Of Creation

We may be the creators we have been searching for.

Does Going De-Glam Equal Great Acting?

Super stars want some acting respect.

Shame Of A Nation

Unlike China, which showcased its economic and organizational prowess on the global stage by pulling off a spectacular Olympics, India was internationally humiliated by the ineptness and chaos that engulfed the Commonwealth Games.

Centenarian PhD

A 100-year-old Indian freedom fighter is vying to become the oldest Ph.D. student in the country. Bholaram Das has enrolled for a PhD in Gauhati

Research Sabotage

An Indian post graduate student at the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has been convicted of sabotaging the experiments of a colleague out of

Gandhi Font

An Indian ad agency has developed a Gandhiji font in the Devanagari script, based on Mahatma Gandhi’s spectacles with the aim of “allowing us to

Premier League Cancels Two Franchises

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has yanked the Indian Premier League licenses of the Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab for breaching

Capitalism vs. Altruism

SKS Rekindles the Microfinance Debate.

Don’t Monkey With Us

A contingent of langurs was deployed at the Commonwealth Games venues to chase away monkeys.   Ten langurs were posted outside the boxing and hockey stadiums

No Show for Salahi Photos

People simply aren’t crashing the gates for signed photos of the Salahis who gained notoriety for crashing a White House state dinner for Indian Prime

Yoga, Unchristian?

A Southern Baptist leader is calling on Christians to spurn yoga and its meditative attachments. Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler argues in an online essay

Who’s Laughing Now

Paul Henry resigned as anchor from Television New Zealand

Mistry’s Short Journey

Mumbai University drops Rohinton Mistry's novel Such a Long Journey.

Silencing Tabla

The restaurant’s executive chef Floyd Cardoz, who became famous for his Indian fusion cooking, will remain with Meyer’s company to work on other projects.

Offshoring Companies Take Political Hit

Democrats are denouncing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s political advertising campaign this election season for being funded by foreigners. A progressive policy group ThinkProgress has

Reliance Raises $1.5B in Bonds

Reliance Industries’ U.S. subsidiary, Reliance Holding USA Inc., has raised $1.5 billion in bonds in India’s largest-ever corporate bond sale. The offer was nearly 7.8

Sales rise 50% in India

Strong demand in India and China led to a 40 percent growth in sales in Asia-Pacific and Africa in the first three quarters for Ford

Foreign Investors

Lured by a booming stock market, foreign investors have poured $28.5 billion into Indian stocks in the first nine months of this year, more than

Indian Hunger

The Food Policy Institute has ranked India at the near bottom of its Global Hunger Index, accounting for almost 42 percent of the world’s underweight

29 Million Cigarettes

Ghalib Shahjamaluddin, 43, is charged with paying an undercover investigator $4.3 million.

U.S. Partner Sues Mahindra

Global Vehicles USA is suing Mahindra for terminating its contract in June after it spurned a takeover offer.

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