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Are Heroines the New Heroes

There is an exciting space and opportunity for bold film-makers and gutsy, gifted actresses to rise above the stereotype, safe, comfort zones and go where few have dared.

Khan-tastic or Khallas

Despite the gyms, fitness trainers and make-up, the Khans are not getting younger.

Is Bollywood a Global Force?

Even after 68 years of Independence, Indian movie buffs are still looking West for approval.

Heaven at Sea

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of 572 islands at the intersection of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Its 8 sq mile of territory is inhabited by 380,000 residents. Port Blair, the capital, is connected to Chennai by air.

Loves Lost

Human society has marriages, funerals, graduations and christening ceremonies, but there is no formal recognition of the demise of a relationship despite its strong emotional effects.

How Yoga Became a $27 Billion Industry

Perhaps inevitably, yoga’s journey from ancient spiritual practice to big business and premium lifestyle has some devotees worrying that something has been lost along the way.

Pseudo Intellectual’s Day Out

The sudden craze of the hoi polloi to gatecrash into every cultural and literary event in India

Books & the Baboos

Boi Para, Kolkata’s historic College Street, is the world’s biggest and oldest second hand book mart functioning since 1850.

Leveraging Entreprenurship For Health Care Delivery

70% of the health care infrastructure in India (doctors, beds, nurses, etc.) is concentrated in urban areas where 30% of the population lives.

Bawarchis of the Old City

The only thing in the world that these bawarchis care about is their recipes and spices.

Death By Twitter

Social networking in these insatiable, exhibitionistic, let-it-all-hangout-times.

Sun Sets On Sham-E-Mehfils

After Wajid Ali Shah, the tenth and last nawab of Awadh, was exiled to Calcutta, the culture of Sham-e-Mehfils spread rapidly.

Now Showing Celebrity Breakups

Splits, break-ups, divorces, romances, extra-marital link-ups, fatal attractions, Bollywood has dished ‘em out for ages.

Retail Chains Open Up India's Dental Market

The surest sign that dental chains are a rapidly growing area comes in the form of interest from the private equity industry.

On The Verge

We often value life, moments, people only on the verge of losing them.

Fiesta of Fun and Frolic

In idyllic-sylvan Goa, the state government spends a fortune to aid King of Chaos or King Momo govern his unruly kingdom.

Emotions Are The New Rational

Touching human emotions is not a new trend in the advertising world as since time immemorial brands have narrated stories which try to hit the mind as well as the heart of our consumers.

More Than Meets the Chai

I am reminded of the B-H-C model from my economics. At this juice shop, B is for Bungalow — the multinationals in India — H is for Haveli — the indigenous companies in India — and C is for the Chawl system.

Mumbai's Restaurant King

As the years passed, Poojari himself became a legend credited with bringing respect and dignity to Mumbai’s favourite street foods like ‘paav-bhaji’ or ‘puri-bhaji’ which was once consumed at corner carts.

Can Technology Save the News

Could this new band of news media owners shape a technology-led business model that will be profitable and protect the integrity of impartial, ideology-free journalism? Ultimately, according to Wharton experts, the ball will rest with the consumer.

Malcolm Gladwell On The Advantages Of Disadvantages

He starts the book by dissecting the classic tale of David and Goliath, challenging our beliefs about what the story tells us regarding underdogs and giants, and ultimately, our fundamental assumptions about power.

Roots of Indian Architecture

The Buddhist and Gupta era influences on Indian architecture

From Martians to Japanese Eye-lickers: Media Mania Is Nothing New

This confusion over new media is not a recent phenomenon.

The Culinary Passions of Lucknow

Lucknow is quite up on the list of Indian cities with a highly evolved gastronomic quotient.

Indian Culinary Tour Beckons Foreign Foodies

As gourmands from Britain, the United States, Scandinavia, Europe and Africa troop into India to experience its food culture, tour groups and exclusive food travel consultants have come up with special packages to offer the best of the country’s food regime.

An Enstranged Love

You don’t usually fall in love when you are seething with rage or feeling cheated around every corner.

The Tea Tribes of Assam

The tribals have assimilated with the existing culture and traditions of the Brahmaputra valley, creating many new traditions, cultures, handicrafts, dance forms and a new way of living.

Indian Diners Go Global

Expat chefs across India on the India they love, the dishes they rave about and the people who have made them feel at home.

Indian Travellers Pursue Solo Dreams

A road trip comes with an experience that is culturally enriching. You connect with local people, see vibrant cultures and meet good and bad people.

Who Owns the Future

Lanier’s concern, at its simplest, is that that we are building a digital future in which a small number of companies and individuals garner great wealth, while the economy as a whole starts to shrink, taking with it jobs, the middle classes and what he terms “economic dignity.”

Mythologies With a Modern Twist

Having dared to think out-of- the-box, a brave new breed of publishers have revamped the modern Indian comics by adding a zing to flat storytelling and zoomed in on lesser- known aspects of Indian mythologies, making new pop-culture icons out of age-old characters.

Culinary Clubs for World Cuisines

Teaching indulgent recipes on a live cookery platform is always attractive because you can interact directly with the chef.

Revolution on a Bullock Cart

A country that remained very poor and isolated from the international economy until the 1990s, suddenly became a global center for leading edge, information technology industries.

Holi in Vienna

Vienna came alive with the colors of Holi.

Fading Fragance

The fragrance of Anarkali, which once attracted tourists, especially NRIs, by thousands to the aroma-streets of Kolkata, is fast fading.

Veganism Catches Fancy of Health Conscious Indians

there are many who are turning to veganism after suffering from a lifestyle disease or as a precautionary measure.

Genealogical Searches Help Indian Diaspora Connect

Neither Satish nor his father, Shyam Yadav, have ever met his “bua” and their only connection to her is through an ancestor, Mahesh, who left for British Guyana about 110 years ago.

The Price of Liberty and Order

The extraordinary lengths the U.S. government has gone to in its bid to block Snowden from securing political asylum shows just how much it fears exposure of its spying apparatus.

A Certain Ambiguity

A closed and mysterious Indian tradition is evolving, because of the twin forces of economics and social progress.

Indian Brides Go Light

Modern young girls do not any more confine themselves to traditional lehengas or saris or salwar-kameez to take their vows on their D-day.

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