Bigger India

Indie Films Step Up

Independent Indian films are winning laurels and audiences both in India and abroad.

Can an Ethnic Beverage Brand Challenge Coca-Cola in India

Paper Boat, a fledgling Indian brand from Bangalore-based Hector Beverages, is aiming to hold its own in the country against global giants like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.

India a New Haven For Sex Change Surgeries

Socially conservative India is attracting a stream of Americans and Europeans looking for sex reassignment surgeries. Hospitals are providing everything from world class service to post op sightseeing visits to the Taj Mahal.

Tagore And His Women

He strongly believed in fighting for women’s upliftment using his pen as a weapon.

Ayurveda Goes Chic

The talk in champagne circles that ranged from botoxed bosoms to derma fillers, has quietly morphed to mindful massages and the benefits of Ayurveda.

Return to Organic

As a new generation of millennial Indians reinforced the concept of healthy, there has been a growing desire to bring back the simple, unadulterated techniques of the past.

Can Female Comedians Ever Make it in India

India’s gigantic showbiz sector, Bollywood included, has yet to throw up a single female comic celebrity, who headlines shows, programmes or movies, or has a popular fan-base.

Kohli Ke Peeche Kya Hai

A superstar in every cricket-playing nation, forever addicted to confront Mission Impossible and vanquish unreachable targets, Kohli has zonked every former great into gushing new superlatives.

India’s Smart Cities

The objective of India’s smart cities program is “to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘smart’ solutions.

Colorism: Universal Slight on Humanity

Discrimination against people based on the tone of their skin, a phenomenon called “colorism,” is evident across the globe.

Bottom Up: I Paid a Bribe

It is individual citizens who frequently feel the direct effects of corruption, so why not put the individual at the center of efforts to weed out corrupt practices?

Calligraphy in India

Calligraphy has moved across paper, coins, seals, metal objects, copper plates, arms and armors, etc., wherein it also blended with flora and fauna designs.

Online Startups Steer Medical Tourists

Chennai, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi-NCR are the most favored medical tourism destinations for foreigners who avail treatments in India.

Can App-only Succeed

Where the user knows what to buy and where to click, like in groceries or calling a cab, the app will precede the desktop. But where the buyer wants to browse before buying, websites get preferred.

A Budget for Rural Growth

Rectifying some egregious anomalies may be good not only from a fiscal and welfare perspective, but also from a political economy welfare perspective, lending credibility to other market-oriented reforms.

Reverting to The Stone-Age Diet

The Paleolithic, caveman or Stone Age diet — until now a purely Western phenomenon — is fast catching up with the weight-loss crazy young Indians

Nod to Native

When designers say that they are bringing about important and edgy detailing into our historical mode of dressing, we can say that Indian fashion is gaining currency and classical fashion may not yet have seen its last hurrah.

A Gay Australian’s Indian Love Story

The pivotal issue with homosexuality in India seems to revolve around the centrality and sanctity of the family in Indian society.

Sunny Side Up

Ever since red-hot imported porn-star Karenjit Kaur Vohra (that’s the name she was born with, guys) graced the Indian media scene as Sunny Leone in Big Boss it’s been one helluva hulchul and hungama!

Asian Brand Mind

The clear message is that different countries in East and West perceive luxuries very differently.

How Facebook Lost Face in India

Zuckerberg’s dream of being a pivotal part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India program has received a severe setback.

The Promise and Perils of Dynamic Pricing

some experts are skeptical that dynamic pricing like that used in the Atom experiment will spread to other movie theater chains.

Baobab Trees Trace African Diaspora Across the Indian Ocean

Anyone living in Africa where baobabs grow to enormous sizes would be able to tell you about the numerous benefits the trees provide for humans and animals.

Does Chicken Tikka Have a Nationality

The chicken tikka has managed to bind neighbors India and Pakistan together in Dubai.

Grocery Shopping Goes Online

In the past year or so, India has seen a virtual mushrooming of online grocery portals, with some even promising free delivery on the same day.

Testing Time for Test Cricket

The prestige and honor of playing for your country has been hit for a six,by cash and market forces.

Lucknow’s Centrality in World’s Shia Culture

The assimilation of Indian elements in music, poetry, dance, architecture was common in the Shia courts and Sufi shrines.

Train of Thought on the Mumbai Local

Overcrowded and claustrophobic, the Mumbai commuter stalks life and limb when he boards a coach of the Mumbai local.

The Apple Watch Can Learn From Google Glass

In a tale of two wearables, dueling tech giants, both known for innovation and deep pockets, have taken contrasting approaches as they enter new product categories.

Collective Consciousness

According to eMarketer, India is set to become Twitter’s largest market after the U.S. with a projected 40 million users by 2018, up from 17 million this year.

The Bleak Hour

Sadness is an eternal tale enacted in episodes, projected through situations — protean, ubiquitous.

Haute Vegetarian Cuisine

Trying to explain the growth of vegetarian cuisine with the predictable narrative of health, religious, cultural beliefs, is only scratching the surface of a complex phenomenon.

Regional Limits

Private Players prefer not to risk investment in art, non-formulaic, regional fare with no pan-India-familiar stars.

Indian Budget Yesterday and Tomorrow

At the customary post-Budget press conference address by Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, he was asked why his Budget lacked a single big-bang idea.

Voyages to Degradation

These unlikely tourists cover a wide spectrum — from journalists to a stand-up comic/political satirist.

The Race to Build a Smarter Cellphone Charger

Battery power has not kept pace with the advances in smartphone and tablet technology and the billion-plus apps that can be used with them.

Back Again

It is the bonding, trust, understanding and total surrender of the stars to the director’s magic touch that usually results in the success of the film.

Holi in Vienna

Vienna came alive with the colors of Holi.

Net Detox

Is the Bangalore clinic only the first volley in the drive to help harassed parents get their young net-junkies back on track?

AD-Vantage BJP

The BJP ad strategy was smart, savvy, shrewd and superior.

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