NRI Students At IIM

The enrollment of NRI students in the Indian Institutes of Management has doubled in the past year. NRI enrollment at IIM Banglaore rose fivefold from

A $500 Million Call

The Pennsylvania attorney general is suing a Baltimore telemarketing company for the biggest single violation of the state's "Do Not Call" law.The state is charging

Essar To Invest $500m In Kenya

India's Essar Global Ltd., a $10 billion corporate giant, is investing $500 million in Kenya's newest mobile phone service operator, Econet Wireless Kenya Ltd., to

US Visas

The number of U.S. visas issued to Indians is expected to top a million by the end of the decade.Last year, the U.S. issued 760,000

The "India Option"

In the past, India's best and brightest routinely looked to the U.S. and other Western countries for jobs following graduation. Today, however, the "brain drain" seems to be reversing: According to placement figures at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Bangalore, 75% of this year's graduating class opted for jobs in India.

The Bean

Cloud Gate, nicknamed "The Bean," a public sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor in Millennium Park in Chicago. The 100 ton stainless  steel structure, 33

Hindus For Democrats

Nearly two-thirds of all Hindus identify themselves as Democrats or lean toward that party, according to a national survey.The Pew Forum on Religion and Public

Gandhi's Last English Speech

What is believed to be only one of two recordings of English speeches delivered by Mahatma Gandhi has surfaced in Washington, D.C.The recording of Gandhi's

Watermelon, You Don't

Been shy about testing Viagra. Try watermelon instead. A Texas scientist says the fruit contains bioactive compounds that relax blood vessels, much like Viagra. "The more

U.S. Citizenship Numbers Dip

After steady years of growth, the number of Indians adopting US citizenship has declined. 46,871 Indians took out U.S. citizenship in 2007, down from 47,542

9/11 Fraud

The former Chief Medical Examiner for New York has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for embezzling $9 million in 9/11 victims funds. Natarajan

Honor Killing

A Jonesboro, Ga., man has been charged with murdering his daughter because of her refusal to stay in her arranged marriage. Chaudhry Rashid, 54, a

World's Best Hotels

Theree Oberoi Group hotels are ranked among the top 10 in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. The Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, The Oberoi

Mostage Postage

Bhutan is perhaps the world's most isolated country. But it is at the cutting edge of the philatelic world, introducing over the years the  world's

Trouble for Scrabulous

Scrabulous, one of the most popular applications on Facebook, created by two Indian brothers, is being sued by Hasbro, the owners of Scrabble for copyright

Indians Obnoxious Tourists

Indians have been rated as the second most obnoxious tourists in the world, after the Chinese, in an online poll conducted by a travel site.

Mumbai, Through NR-Eyes

Whether it's business or Bollywood that interests you, Mumbai is the place to be! But is the city all it's cut out to be? And what is it like to live there? Here's the 411.

Minority Lawyers

Three Indian American attorneys: Preeta Bansal of New York's Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & From; Sri Srinivasan of O-Melveny & Myers (Washington DC) and Prakash

Women's IIT At Amravati

A proposal to establish the first all-women's Indian Institute of Technology in Amravati, Indian President Pratima Patil's hometown, is on fast track, according to media

H1 Zone

Dasondi, owner of Cygate Software and Consulting, is accused of fraudulently sponsoring six people through his company in exchange for kickbacks. Proecutors allege that the

Indian Talent

 India is the third most popular country for sourcing foreign talent after China and the United States, according to a global survey.  The Borderless Workforce Survey

Outsourcing Billionaires

Five of the seven billionaires whose principal source of wealth is outsourcing are Indian, according to Forbes magazine.   Wipro's Azim Premji tops the list with a

The 10 Million Millionaire's Club

India boasts 123,000 millionaires, a 23 percent jump from last year, the fastest growth in any country in the world, according to the World Wealth

Family Feud

Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications bid for a multi-billion dollar tie-up with South Africa's MTN is facing a challenge from his older brother Mukesh Ambani's Reliance

Anil Ambani's Bachchan Pricetag: $400 Million

Reliance Big Entertainment is reportedly working on a $400 million deal with the Bachchans involving film production, television series, reality and live shows, internet and

The Domestic BPO Market

The next frontier for India's outsourcing industry?

Brazilians Indians Greenest

Brazilians and Indians are the world's most environmentally conscious consumers and Americans are the least.  A survey on global attitudes toward the environment by the

Amar Bose Inducted Into National Inventors Hall Of Fame

Amar Bose, a former MIT professor of electrical engineering, whose pioneering work in acoustics technology led to the creation of the globally renowned Bose Corporation,

InfoUSA Faces delisting

Vinod Gupta's InfoUSA, the Omaha, Neb., based list marketing company faces potential delisting from the NASDAQ stock exchange for failing to file its 2007 annual

NRI University In Bangalore

The Indian government has selected The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Trust to run the country's first Non Resident Indian University in Bangalore.  The

Top Immigrants In UK

14,490 Indians received British citizenship

Indian Media Face A 'C' Change

Consolidation, Corporatization and Convergence

Western Union India Revenues Jump

Western Union is one company bucking the recession, reporting a 7 percent increase in first-quarter net income thanks to a falling dollar and robust growth

Lakshmi Mittal England's Richest Man

With a net worth of £27 billion, steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal is England's richest man, ahead of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and The Duke of

Outsourcing Economy Shifts

Rising costs and a weakening dollar is prompting many U.S. companies to rethink their strategies of outsourcing to India. Analysts say that India's cost advantage,

India, Venezuela Oil Exploration

Venezuela and India are collaborating to explore and produce oil and natural gas in eastern Venezuela.Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) India's top petroleum exploration

Dermatology And Plastic Surgery Most Competitive Fields

Dermatology and plastic surgery are the most competitive fields for medical residencies, according to a report by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the

Ferrari Spreads Its Indian Wings

Ferrari plans to open six showrooms in India by 2010.

Foreign Medical Graduates

Physicians with U.S. postgraduate degrees can now practice medicine in India and teach at the country's medical colleges.The health ministry has decided to recognize advanced

U.S. No Longer Preferred Destination For IITians

The proportion of IITians going abroad has dropped by half in recent years.

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