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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.

Half Out of The Almari

While their white counterparts have been openly ‘coming out of the closet’, British Asian gays (of Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Indian origin) are often still reluctant to put more than a leg out of the almari, so to speak.

The Next Tech Take-Off

Unlike digital natives who were born into technology, digital immigrants experienced tech only as professional adults.

Have Bike, Will Ride

“You can learn anywhere, anytime. Every time you travel and meet people and other motorcyclists, you always come away with a new experience,”

Lucknow City of Poets

A long-standing convention divides the Urdu ghazal tradition into “Dabistan-e-Dehli” and “Dabistan-e-Lakhnau” .

Voyages to Degradation

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

You Said It. We Loved It

A tribute to R.K. Laxman, arguably the greatest ever Indian cartoonist.

Digital Era Pulps Indian Pulp Fiction

There are no longer any potential writers or new readers because people are now more interested in television and using their mobile phones or the internet.

Celebrating With Wine

Maharashtra produces 75 percent of India’s wine and table grapes and the remaining 25 percent comes from Karnataka.

This Fruit’s Got Jack

Believed to have originated in the country’s southwestern rain forests,the word jackfruit comes from Portuguese jaca.

The Art and Science of Music

There is an art and a science to composing sound designed to promote a product or company.

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.

Mourning For the Rich and the Poor in America

So powerful is the onslaught of the iconography of mourning that it has become a universal standard for displaying the public affection of those who suffer.

Hyderabad’s ‘Little England’

Notwithstanding their dwindling numbers, the Anglo-Indians have hung on to their traditional rituals, which set them apart from other Christians.

On the Rural Path

Commonly referred to as rural or responsible tourism, it entails participation from the traveller as well as the host community.

Things Are Heating Up

What's new in the internet of things.

Training the World

AA leading Information Technology (IT) services company is using a program developed in India to create jobs worldwide and train and place minority women in high-quality IT jobs in 10 cities across America.

Nuturing Innovation Does Geography Matter

Why does Geography feel less critical to innovation these days.

Khadi Goes Chic

Khadi, once the dowdy sartorial symbol of India’s independence movement, is now trendy and makes the cash registers ring.

The Bat Maker

Nestled in Waipawa, a small town in Hawke’s Bay in North Island, New Zealand, a region famous for its wines, James Laver has been carving many a cricketing dream - literally!

It's An Immigrant World

The nearly 14 million Indian migrants dispersed all over the globe in mid-2013 are the highest for any country, according to a United Nations report.

Chappal for Chappell

Has the great man finally succumbed to stooping to conquer, selling out and fallen into the age-old trap of sensationalizing facts to boost sales?

China Beckons Indian Wedding Planners

Tying the knot at Kunming or taking the path to marital bliss at Dali could soon become a fad as the big fat Indian

Mountains of Many Hues on Ladakh’s Canvas

It won’t be wrong to suggest that God specially curated this cold desert where elements like rains, wind and snow contributed to manicuring its mountains of different hues.

The Lavish Spread of Punjabi Dhaba Names

Dhabas, or roadside eateries, have been a popular attraction for decades, especially for those travelling along highways.

Snapchat And The Liability Conundrum

Snapchat’s case illustrates the complexities of assigning liability on the Internet when apps, networks and servers are increasingly interconnected.

As the Dalai Lama Turns

Promoting human values, non-violence and religious harmony are his commitments, say aides of the Dalai Lama.

Socially Apart

Both the public and private sectors have underestimated the human imperative to behave socially.

Restoring Kolkata’s Writers’ Buildings

The facelift of the red colonial edifice, built around 1780, is part of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s “London dreams,”.

Ladoos Over Chocolates

Branded traditional Indian sweets have not only managed to hold on to their own but have witnessed a steady rise in sales due to an expanding market

The Changing Face of Northeastern Ensemble

With over 220 ethnic groups found in the eight northeastern states, the northeast is a treasure trove of varied culture and tradition which is clearly reflected in the people’s attires.

Indian Students in America

The most popular universities in the United States for Indian students are ones you likely have never heard of.

Honeymoon in Vienna

The city’s relaxed and laidback attitude was the perfect getaway after many tiring weeks of preparations and celebrations that are associated with Indian weddings.

Using Pop Culture to Challenge Gender Inequality

Violence against women and girls is “the single largest human rights pandemic on this planet.”

So What Do Indians Do at the Gym, Really?

There are some folks who try their best to train in the area where a hot girl is working out. Some are brave enough to surpass their heroism and try to ask her number to try to get a date.

Kabaddi Goes Glam

“Kabaddi? You mean that ganwar game played in small towns, where young, strapping hulks take off their (eeeek) shirt and end up (yuk) rolling in the mud.

A New Approach to Fighting Child Malnutrition in India

The Indian government has been trying to address this problem through its Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program.

To Be or Not To Be English

English is a foreign language and I believe it can never be a language for social inclusion.

The New Black

Today there are dozens of neighborhoods throughout the city that one cannot stroll through without stumbling across pick-up games and organized matches alike.

End of the Line for India’s Ambassdor

Impervious to history or nostalgia, waits for no one and marches relentlessly on.

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