Lucknow Version 2.0

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, in India, has for centuries played its part as the nerve center for artistic, cultural, culinary and political discourse in the country.

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.

From The Kamasutra to Tinder: Sex And Love in India

India is a country much written about by outsiders, a legacy, perhaps, of European colonialism. But when it comes to writing about sex in India, being Indian probably helps.

Stop The Band

We are consumed every time an Indian gets however passing a recognition abroad.

Pink Ball? Hello Amrika?

India’s ex-cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly set the cat among the pigeons when he forcefully advocated for pink balls in cricket.

Moksha Mantra

Conquering the Rodent of Greed

Meringue Over Mithais

If there were ever a beauty pageant for desserts, the exquisitely elegant French pastries would win hands down.

Gold Plated Illusions

The national obsession with India’s performance in the Olympics is misdirected.

Behind the God-Swapping in The South African Indian Community

Hinduism is a religion of vast diversity with different philosophical views and religious practices.

Hey Ram

Mispronouncing Indian Words. Is it Raamaa or Raama

Moksh Mantra: Right Effort

When we perform actions without worrying about their success or failure, victory or defeat, loss or gain, we are more tranquil and it also leads to greater skill and concentration in the performance.

Sari State of Affairs

Even though designers are constantly churning out both newer and classical representations of saris on runways and in Bollywood, in the pace of our everyday lives, saris are increasingly taking a back seat.

Wedding Gift Registries

Is the register ringing for wedding gift Registries.

Contested Citizenship

Indian Americans are conflicted over abandoning their Indian nationality to acquire U.S. citizenship.

Widening Our Lens

We celebrate Little India’s 25th anniversary with a radical transformation of the magazine to reflect the seismic shifts in our times.

Citizens of The World

Perhaps in today’s increasingly unstable fundamentalist environment, it is necessary for us to choose our country — one country — and remain staunchly loyal to it.

Indian Chinese Cuisine’s WOK of Fame

Fusion Indian Chinese recipes, with touches of familiar Indian spices became one of the most addictive food trends in India.

The Potluck

The potluck was a shimmering event in my uneventful life as a stay-at-home spouse. I finally had a purpose.

Is The Spelling Bee Success of Indian Americans a Legacy of British Colonialism

South Asian American spelling success is connected to the history of this ethnic community’s immigration to the United States.

Karma Sutra Our Karmic Ledger

Our rational knowledge is based on conditional truth, whereas our intuitive wisdom helps us see beyond the manifested world.

Things Matter. Or Don’t

Life is full of paradoxes. We might be as inconsequential as a drop in the ocean.

The Spice is Right

Chefs in India say it is also an exciting time as many Michelin star chefs are travelling to India to experience real Indian cuisine.

Handloom Turns Hip

The conventional is not uncool and vintage is the new alternative has awakened the handloom to a younger, more evolved clientele.

A New Beauty Story

There is enough anecdotal evidence that women have used make up both to make and break rules.

The Changing Ki & Ka of Millenial Relationships

In Indian households the change has been particularly exemplary given the country’s patriarchal history.

Tagore And His Women

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

(Dis)Advantage Sharapova

Is corruption in sports just part of the territory.

India's Ed Tech Start Ups Opportunities And Challenges

The startups are finding out that doing business is not as simple as learning ABC.

Rise of The Falls

Part peer-pressure and part awe inspires starry-eyed Indian travelers to take that obligatory trip to Niagara Falls

Tale of The Two Falls

A network of three waterfalls — American Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls — comprise the 51 meter tall Niagara Falls.

The Bindaas Bride

Big, bold Indian weddings are a norm across the globe.


In a cricket crazed nation, other sports have languished for far too long. Is change on the anvil?

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.

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?

Waking Up in Vegas

Las Vegas, the flashy, fast-paced, entertainment capital of the world seems to be plotted with extreme precision to fit this fantasy.

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