October 2010

Twin Capital Of The World

Mohammadpur Umri, a small non-descript village near Allahabad, where India’s twin sacred rivers Ganga and Yamuna meet, is the twin capital of the world.

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

What we observe may just be the tip of an iceberg.

In And Out Of Sync

You can be alone in a crowd, whether at a party, a family or public gathering.

Group Buying Sites

Strategy of the Future or Too Good to Be True?

Teed Off!

Magic markers and cardboard signs have a shot against spreadsheets and slick powerpoint presentations again.

Letting Go Of Superkids

Ease up on your child, will you?

India Hikes Interest Rates

India’s central bank raised a key interest rate for its short term loans to banks for the fifth time this year, signaling its intentions to

Tech Innovators

Three Indian entrepreneurs delivering high speed wireless internet services, educational farming videos and interfaces for the illiterate are among 35 innovators “who exemplify the spirit

3rd Most Powerful Nation

US, Euro, Japanese and Russian power is expected to decline, while that of India and China grow by 2025.

Virgin Conviction

Shelley Malil, who played Haziz, a co-worker of Steve Carell’s character in The 40-Year-Old Virgin faces 16 years to life in prison following his conviction

Converse Recalls Jimi Hendrix Shoe

The shoes, which sold for $60 on Zappos, Eastbay and the Converse websites, are no longer available.

Foreign Faculty For IITs

An estimated one-third of teaching positions at IIT are vacant.

Hi Tech Mahabharata

Morrison says, “All technology should consider embracing some of this retro-Indian-steam punk aesthetic.”

Indian Student Drop In Australia

The number of international student visas dropped 16 percent.

Attacking Gold

Melinda M. Soto, who pleaded guilty, said the crime ring netted $500,000 in gold and other valuables.

Swastika Furor

A tapestry featuring a Hindu swastika at a children's museum in Irvine, Calif., stirs a controversy.

Oh! Heaven! Seventy Seven

India ranks 77 in Forbes’ annual list of Best Countries for Business list, ahead of China, which ranks 90.The U.S., which has been battered by

NRI Taxation

A new bill pending in India’s parliament proposes to tax NRIs on their global income if they spend more than 60 days in a year

Suzuki Plans Third Auto Plant

Suzuki is planning a third vehicle plant with annual production capacity of 250,000 in India to meet exploding demand. Suzuki holds a controlling 54 percent stake

$2.6 Billion Tax Bill For Vodafone

An Indian court has assessed $2.6 billion in taxes for Vodafone’s 2007 acquisition of one of India’s largest mobile phone companies.The Bombay High Court

Japan, India Plan Free Trade Agreement

Japan and India plan to sign a free trade pact that will scrap tariffs on 94 percent of traded goods over the next decade.The agreement

Sahara Group Bidding for MGM

The iconic studio with a roaring lion logo is struggling with its $4 billion debt.

World’s Richest?

Ambani currently ranks 4th on Forbes’ list

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