The economy will be at the top of the prime minister’s new agenda. Modi inherits a nation where GDP growth has slowed to 4.5% (2012-2013).
Like her earlier book, Mittal illustrates the recipes with step-by-step visual and stunning, mouth-watering photographs of the dishes.
Mumbai’s Khau Galli has become an essence of the city and an ultimate paradise for food lovers.
The Oscars are primarily a Hollywood-driven and American-specific event.
Bromances are tough nuts to crack providing filmmakers a real challenge.
The muckraking magazine, which developed a reputation for exposing corruption in the public sphere seems to have engaged in shady financial shenanigans of its own, not unlike the ones it so loudly inveighed against.
The Buddhist and Gupta era influences on Indian architecture
There’s no set format in fusion,whereas you need an hour-and-a-half to listen to one raga and these days people don’t have much time.
This confusion over new media is not a recent phenomenon.
A series of high profile politicians from foreign countries make a pilgrimage to Bihar in search of their roots.
Some of the biggest studios of the 1920s and 1930s now lie in ruins.
Returning NRIs are quickly realizing that the nostalgia of the past seldom withstands the harsh realities of an extended stay.
Suddenly the traditional boy-meets-girl formula, accompanied by the attendant melodramatic hi-jinx, has given way to some semblance of realism in subject, story-telling and performance.
At a deeper level, the real issue at stake in the debate over the “God Particle” is a choice between two different worldviews.
“Firstly, I shall ask him to think over the matter very seriously before taking a final decision, talk to him about the possible consequences of such a marriage, giving examples of cases which we both (parents) know about. If I see that he is still convinced about it, I’ll support him.”
The scene is a sidewalk just beyond the rather overdone Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, and the camera in question is less instrument, more living fossil — built by the Carl Zeiss company in 1860, it is nearly three times as old as independent India.
In a world awash with new tools for communication and engagement, the symbolism, mystique and magic of anonymity, however seductive, is losing ground to new anthems celebrating the spirit of contact, connection and interaction.
Actors are famously more admired than hired.Stars are famous for being famous.
The awkward fact remains that although Bollywood is the world’s largest movie factory, we don’t register even a hiccup in this gala, global, mega feast. Historically we have been conditioned and programmed to believe that it’s not the winning or losing, but participation that is the key.
Economic forces and Pres. Obama’s legendary timidity in the first half of his presidency could yet doom the Democratic Party’s presidential and Congressional aspirations during this election cycle.
Can the shahtoosh industry, banned in India, be revived again by rearing the delicate Chiru antelopes in farms and obtaining their prized fur without killing the animals?
In this interview Iyer spoke on an unusual topic — the value of silence and stillness amid the rush of business.
The women who have been educated at MDBS have little in common with the well-heeled students in MBA programs around the world. They are an eclectic mix of ages ranging from 19 to 50. They include a potter, a spice and noodle maker, a seamstress, a goat and sheep herder, a farmer, a homemaker and a bangle vendor.
That a deep pocketed media house like the India Today Group folded its tent without resistance in the face of Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s legal threats, while an obscure activist with a checkered free speech history dared to resist, is a permanent blot on a storied media house, for which it owes its readers and the public an apology and an explanation.
As a bemused India watches the alleged shenanigans of a ruling-party lawyer-turned-politician who has finally quit public office, a fellow lawyer finds that Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s resignation statement hides more than it reveals, and that it has unwittingly triggered a timely debate on privacy issues in the era of YouTube, FaceBook and Twitter.
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, the accidental champion of freedom of speech, has a history of suppressing the speech, sometimes violently, of people with whom he disagrees.
Bai returned home only after her husband constructed a toilet with a grant.
Atta Girl! Way to go! Never was dirt so sexily rewarding!
The Indian public is under threat from satirical images of Sonia Gandhi? Really?
Whatever happened to Bollywood’s heartbreak melodies?
The size of a man’s ring finger is a measure of his libido.
Does India have the resources, structures and innovation to meet the challenges of the coming decade?
Casting a glance back at how India appeared to the outside world just a few months ago is rather like looking at grainy footage of yesteryear: a booming economy, IT whiz-kids making waves all over the globe, top ranking in international Test cricket, the ICC Cricket World Cup in the bag, Bollywood on the roll.
Wah India. Your myriad avatars, your million mutinies never cease to amaze. We try hard to hijack you. Some cry, "India is Indira". Others sing, "You are my Sonia". Still others chant, "Saffron Shining."
For India to join the developed world it needs much more than eight-lane highways and spanking new airport terminals. It needs to drag its politics into the 21st century, along with the rest of the country.
"Give me a name, America, make of me a Buzz or Chip or Spike. Bathe me in amnesia and clothe me in your powerful unknowing."
The Never Return is a unique breed of people. Their uniqueness lies in the fact that they think they are the most fortunate people in this world. For them India is a third world country which is confined to those once-in-a-few-years visits for the sake of completing the formality of seeing their loved ones