Life

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.

Net Detox

Is the Bangalore clinic only the first volley in the drive to help harassed parents get their young net-junkies back on track?

Lights! Camera! Goal!

As celebrities and business honchos storm the auctions, will football in India get a new kick?

Tempt Be Tempted

Like her earlier book, Mittal illustrates the recipes with step-by-step visual and stunning, mouth-watering photographs of the dishes.

Rediscovering Yoga’s Soul

Are we just too conceited to admit that the practice can add a new dimension to our lives?

I Them Differently

Art is how people tell their stories through their craft.

Mumbai's Khau Galli

Mumbai’s Khau Galli has become an essence of the city and an ultimate paradise for food lovers.

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.

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