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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.

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.

Global Gastronomical Delights Entice Foodies

We foresee India as a market with huge potential which is re-enforced by Indians’ traditional love for spices.

A Passage to Jackson Heights

There’s a whole other side to New York that you likely won’t find in guidebooks.

Why Indian Business Books Bomb

Indian business books about Indian businesses typically describe idiosyncratic conditions that apply only to India, which is not very useful as learning material for conducting business in developed economies.

Is Technology Killing Intimacy

Touch or eye-to-eye bonding can never be replaced by silly, coded, corny, cryptic SMS —condensed tight and weirdly worded.

You Aren't Serious

People have opened up, and become wilder and naughtier in their gifting, which wasn’t the case a couple of years back.

Against All Odds

The journey of almost irrational probabilities from youth cricket academies, to the different club teams, to the selection of state teams, and finally (for thetop .0000001%) onto a position on Team India.

Classic Hindi Melodies Make a Comeback

Be it in the film world or ad world, old melodies from the 1990s, 1980s and even earlier are striking the right chords with young music enthusiasts, who are loving and lapping up the snazzier and contemporary remixed versions of the tracks.

Romancing the Dollar

Chidambaram has ushered in a new wave of reforms and some of the anti-FDI moves of his predecessor — and now president Pranab Mukherjee — have been watered down.

Emerging Shades of Indian Erotica

In the last two years, the book, which captured the imagination of millions of Indian readers, is compelling indigenous publishers to explore the feasibility of homegrown erotica.

India Liberates True Innovation

The fact is that the Indian Supreme Court is not rejecting the idea of patenting drugs. What it is repudiating is the attempt by pharmaceutical giants to use legal loopholes to extend the life of patents that have already expired.

Indian Model Of Philanthropy

“India does not seem to have a culture or a model for philanthropy at a national level,” says Kela. “I do believe that we should look at successful global models and adapt them to our needs and tax structures rather than reinvent the wheel.

Writers Without Borders

This year, the Kumbh Mela of literary gatherings seemed to have morphed into an universe of literary outpourings spawning galaxies of thoughts and clusters of ideas around the academic magnets.

Come All Ye Faithful

Dreams of moksha lure hundreds of thousands to Gangasagar every year.

Family Physicians Make a Comback in India

The primary health care sector in India is around $39 billion in size but is highly fragmented.

Carmakers Turn to Expats to Steer Their Business in India

India will exceed every major European market like Germany, France and the U.K. in automotive sales and become the fourth-largest auto market by volume in the world.

Being a Successful Poet is an Exercise in Obscurity

To some extent. Bombay is a mistress to many a lonely soul, its opiate histories and drunken peripheries have a natural intoxication.

Cartography is all About Imagination

My experience of Pakistan being firsthand gave me confidence to carry on and take any allegation of inferiority head on.

A Kumbh of Literature

Religion is a continuous process and Kumbh is no exception.

NRI Dreams and Parental Nightmares

Overseas Indian oftentimes leave behind aging parents, many of who suffer the pangs of loneliness and abandonment.

The Fading Lanterns of Tangra

By 1947, the Chinese population in Chinatown had swelled to 23,000. As recently as 1966, an estimated 15,000 Chinese lived in the enclave; but their numbers have dwindled to under 2,000 now.

Is Mom Your Best Friend

Things are a bit different in the West. A recent report identifies five distinct mother categories: The Perfectionist; the Unpredictable; the Me first; the Complete; and the one that is winning, the Best Friend.

Global Luxury Brands Woo Indian Fashionistas

The density of business in Emporio is in its nascent stages and another factor is the comparatively high costs of rentals.”

Saffron's Royal Romance

At each blooming, the neighing of Yusuf’s horse and the wailing songs of Habba Khatoun are said to come to life in the Pampore highlands, according to locals.

Borderless Festivities

Online and social media help NRIs hold on to tradition.

Notes From A Full Life

"From mastering an instrument, we ourselves became instruments of something that possessed us."

Home - Start the Revolution

The horrific crime touched a raw nerve with millions of young Indian women who are frequently groped, taunted and harassed.

Gourmet Bites

The demand for various exotic cuisines and their ingredients have increased so tremendously that everything is now easily available in India across various supermarkets and departmental stores.

Signal & The Noise

The consumer insights that come from analytics give a competitive advantage to firms that use them strategically.

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