October 2008

GOD (Awful) Actor

It is important to remember that Amitabh is a star, despite the BBC poll of the Millennium that accuses him of being an actor.


On the auspicious occasion of the towry inferno's 66th birthday on Oct 11, we hit the rewind button to flashback on Amitabh Bachchan's four decades as Shahenshah of Bollywood!

Obama Trounces McCain 4 to 1 Among Asian Indians

A new national survey finds that Barack Obama has a lopsided lead over John McCain in the presidential elections among Indian American voters.

Obama's Promising Hope

After eight years of an administration that was openly contemptuous of intellectual thought, it will be a welcome relief should Barack Obama -- a man who brings intellectual curiosity and a nuanced understanding of the world to the enormous global tasks awaiting the next occupant of the White House -- win the race for the U.S. presidency.

iPhone in India:

Has Apple Dialed the Wrong Number?

Musharraf On The Lecture Circuit

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is reportedly a very sought after speaker, commanding speaking fees that match former U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton, according to a

Black Panther Guards

Indian store owners in Houston turned to the Black Panthers for help to guard their stores against potential looters in the wake of Hurricane Ike.

Tulsi Slows Aging

Researchers at the Poona College of Pharmacy claim that the herb tulsi (holy basil) has antioxidant properties that fights aging.Many Indian keep tulsi plants in

Indian Scientist Reprimanded

Purdue University has reprimanded an Indian-born scientist for false claims regarding his research on nuclear fusion in tabletop experiments.

May I Hug You?

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardar floored GOP Vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who was trotted out before several world leaders, to embellish her national security

Mentally Unstable President?

Pakistan's new president Asif Ali Zardari has a history of mental illenesses, including dementia, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder, according to London court records. In

Hari Puttar Wins

An Indian court has rejected a claim by Warner Bros. that a new film Hari Puttar should be barred as the title may be confused

VOA India Goes Off Air

Voice of America is discontinuing its 53-year-old Hindi-language radio service. As a result of shifts in U.S. foreign policy and warming of relations with India,

Vegetable Brain

People on a meat-free diet are six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage in old age.  Meat, fish and milk are the best sources

Toxic Medicine?

One fifth of ayurvedic herbal supplements online have traces of lead, mercury or arsenic, according to a study in The Journal of the American Medical

Hair This Breast Massage!

An Indian hair consultant Praminder Mankoo in the United Kingdom has been convicted of sexual assault for massaging the breasts of his female patients allegedly

Indian Reserve Banks Intervenes in Global Crisis

The Indian Reserve Bank is pumping money to preserve the liquidity of India's financial markets in the wake of the global financial crisis. At the

India's First Deep-water Well

Reliance has begun pumping oil off the Bay of Bengal, which, the company claims, will boost India's oil and gas by 40 percent in under

Mob Murders CEO

Scores of irate dismissed workers bludgeoned the chief executive of an Italian auto parts factory to death outside NoidaLalit Kishore Choudhary, 47 CEO of Graziano

Ranbaxy's 9/11 Call

Indian drug manufacturer Ranbaxy has turned to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (who Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Rudy Giuliani mocked for constructing all sentences

India 75th Most Corrupt Nation In The World

Transparency International 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index ranks India as the 75th most corrupt nation in the world. Denmark, Sweden and New Zealand tied for the

Welcome To My World

The bright side of outsourcing.

A Latte To Think About

To my mind, the one big casualty of the credit card era is the word “afford.”

Your Money Matters

Have you tightened your seat belt for the coming wild economic ride?

Political Game Changer

The center of gravity of the Indian American political scene shifted this election cycle from the old guard in both political parties.

The Case For McCain

John McCain has been a strong and consistent friend of India and the Indian American community.

The Case For Obama

We need leaders who see our diversity as our greatest strength and globalization as an opportunity.

T-20 & Women

Cricket has some surprising new cheerleaders.

Ode to Willow

"When poetry romanced cricket" Poems through the ages have rhapsodized the true joy and spirit of this great game.

Remember Those Conventions?

What a difference a day, a week, a month make! Let's not even talk about tomorrow!

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