In this interview Iyer spoke on an unusual topic — the value of silence and stillness amid the rush of business.
The women who have been educated at MDBS have little in common with the well-heeled students in MBA programs around the world. They are an eclectic mix of ages ranging from 19 to 50. They include a potter, a spice and noodle maker, a seamstress, a goat and sheep herder, a farmer, a homemaker and a bangle vendor.
Dancers say the popularity of Latino dances lies in the inherent joyousness, the friendships it generates on the floor across cultural divides — and the free-flowing body language, open to improvisations.
As a bemused India watches the alleged shenanigans of a ruling-party lawyer-turned-politician who has finally quit public office, a fellow lawyer finds that Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s resignation statement hides more than it reveals, and that it has unwittingly triggered a timely debate on privacy issues in the era of YouTube, FaceBook and Twitter.
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, the accidental champion of freedom of speech, has a history of suppressing the speech, sometimes violently, of people with whom he disagrees.
Dahibhavkar said that setting the height limit was a unanimous decision of representatives of all Ganeshotsav committees, social and public figures, artists and idol-makers.
The Indian Premier League is no longer perceived as a great threat for film releases.
The companies that bring these women to India chose them because they are hardworking professionals.
Photographer Adeel Halim captures life on the streets of Delhi, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pathankot, Amritsar, Dharamshala, Delhi and Varanasi in North India.
India’s ‘native steeds’ are staring at an uncertain, if not calamitous future, just two years ahead of a century since World War I that will commemorate the greatest contribution of horses towards a human enterprise
The rich and famous have travelled the exotic, mystical, traditional India for ages — the land of snakes, sadhus, elephants and Maharajas. But the new hotties have a whole new road-map.
I even inscribe names in personalized embedded omelettes, an ornamental variety of omelette. I am trying to revive classic western egg recipes in India like the One-Eyed Susan — toast with a hole in the middle and a whole egg thrown in the middle. Egg is in my blood
The judicial system is frequently irrational, unfair and even cruel.
Indians in Florida are three times as likely to be divorced or separated than those in Pennsylvania, North Carolina or New Jersey. Indians are five times as likely to be widowed in Maryland as in Missouri.
The voyage to India went smoothly and the Tuscany reached Calcutta on Sept. 13, 1833. Logistically the venture was a success — of the 180 tons of ice loaded, 100 survived. But plain logistics weren’t all this affair involved. In India’s sweltering heat, ice set off frenzied emotional, economic and social reactions.
Condoms lubricate the wheels of the Varanasi sari industry.
Over the past one year, Shruti has been updating her brother’s profile - even accepting friend requests on his behalf — as if he were still alive.
Education can be the only leveler. It is the means to bridge the huge divide between religious groups, castes and regions.
An estimated 30 million overseas Indians are spread all over the world, the second largest diaspora, according to the UNDP, after overseas Chinese, who are estimated to number more than 40 million.
Victor Smetacek set out on a journey to Germany, which would bring him closer to his roots in India with the passage of time.
What’s with this place that causes celeb couples to embrace fatal attraction? Is it really a royal jinx for the glitterati, hypnotized by the color and romance of this amazing state, only to be doomed in their relationship?
The idiot screen overwhelms the idiot box, once the spot for cute, sweet, homely, intimate fare.
New York’s Jamaica Bay has become a sacred pilgrimage spot for Hindus in Queens. On Fridays and Sundays scores of Hindu devotees descend on the beaches of North Channel Bridge, as well as Ferry Point Park and Rockaways, from dawn to dusk to pray and cast offerings into the bay, which many liken to the sacred Indian river Ganges.
"Immediately, the sights, smells and sounds just hit you. I’ve done a lot of traveling in my life, [but] nothing really compared to the entirely different world that India is."
For a glorious half century, India dominated international field hockey and Sansarpur was its secret weapon. The village of just 4,061 people has nurtured 300 national hockey players and produced more Olympic medalists per capita than any other place in the world.
A global survey ranks Bangalore as the best city to live in India.
Indian American filmakers hit their stride
Nuts contain carbohydrates, vitamins and a wide range of minerals. They are rich in high quality proteins, making them a good vegetarian substitute for meat.
The Right to Information Act inspires Indian activists.
Indian students flock to US for higher education. “An average student putting in 5-6 hours of work can’t get in a top Indian university without a miracle. USA has 4,000 odd universities with at least half of them being top notch.”
Photo essay on Mumbai's Dhobi Ghat.
"I feel like I have been robbed of everything, including my identity.... I am not seeking fame or notoriety.... I just want my life back."
"Give me a name, America, make of me a Buzz or Chip or Spike. Bathe me in amnesia and clothe me in your powerful unknowing."
From Sushmita Sen in the early 1990s to the latest 2011 winners, daughters of the Armed Forces seem to dominate Indian beauty pageants.
Did matter create consciousness or consciousness matter?
Little-known colleges exploit visa loopholes to make millions off foreign students.
India has seen a huge emphasis on investment in education in recent years.
Are we the dreams of Gods, or Gods the dream of men?
Our universe will end without a doubt and no underground bunker will be safe. But relax, the end time is billions or even trillions of years away.
Wikipedia, the CIA and the U.S. State Department are the principal sources for a majority of people searching for information about India on the Web.