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Biopiracy Killer App?

India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library believes it has found the silver bullet in the biopiracy wars. Critics say it is aiming at the wrong targets.

Why Should It Be Easy For Them?

Dr Vandana Shiva, ecofeminist activist and head of Navdanya, says traditional knowledge should be in the public domain, not a government monopolized library.

Why Phirang Hotties Leave Bollywood Viewers … Cold!

However all is not lost and Bollywood would do well to emulate the smart and profitable move of filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and producer Saif Ali Khan.

A Light on Dark Matter

What we see comprises just 10 percent of our universe. We know nothing of the remaining 90 percent, except that it exercises gravitational pull on observable objects.

The Padma Obsession

Is it time to do away with the controversial awards?

Corporate Thieves

The next time you hear music or movie studios whine about the hazards of pirated downloads by struggling college students, give them a lesson on the theft of medicinal products and seeds from Asia, Africa and Latin America by their corporate buddies, will you?

Call for Dinner

A culinary tour of your mother's kitchen.

Desperately Seeking Desi

One ABCD tries to understand what it really means to be Indian.

Perpetual Outsider

I have made peace with them — foreign-returned guests.

Prescriptions For Healthy Living

Say It With Vegetables

Food Carnival

This month we celebrate the exotic flavors of the varied regions of India.

Unstripping SRK?

Shah Rukh Khan claims he was body scanned at Heathrow. Officials say his allegation is fabricated.

Anand Jon Broke

Anand Jon wants public lawyers for his trial.

The Missing Hindus

Where did a quarter of American Hindus disappear?

$31 Million Scam

A 46-year-old chief accounting officer at an audio company has been indicted for embezzling $31 million. Sujata “Sue” Sachdeva, former vice president of finance for

Paypal Halts Personal Transactions In India

Paypal has suspended all payments to India.

Air India Gets Bailout

Air India is reeling under a $8 billion debt load.

Hiring Frenzy

Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, and Wipro expanded their global workforces by an average of 5.1 percent last quarter.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Who is the biggest liar of them all? A strong majority of Indians perceive themselves as fair and just 2 percent as dark.

Fair and Ugly

Your skin tone could affect your income, your marriage and your prison sentence should you run afoul of the law. And that’s just the half of it.

Dark Shadows

We may still covet the “dark, tall and handsome” man, but “pretty, fair ladies” are all the rage for our liaisons, permanent or otherwise.

The Illusiveness Of Time

Is time real, a fundamental quality of the universe, or just an illusion?

Asustralia Rejects Third of all Indian Students

Citing massive documentation fraud, the Australian immigration service, rejected a third of all Indian student visa requests in the third quarter of 2009.   The Times of India

Will the Owner of the Ava Lounge Stand Up?

The Chatwals, long very visibly tied to the Ava Lounge, deny any association after the bar is sued.

Frosty Vibes at Chatwal's Ava Lounge

A federal lawsuit accuses two upscale bar lounges in Sant Singh Chatwal's Dream Hotel of labor law violations.

Unlocking the Brain’s Secrets

Washington Post reporter Shankar Vedantam’s book The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elects Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives, (Random House, 2010, $26) was

Mega Bucks for Mega Stars

Amazing, new waves of revenue streams have suddenly gripped Bollywood.

Standing Tall

Investors in Dubai’s 162-storey Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, which opened in January, may be down in the dumps, but B R Shetty, CEO of Abhu

The Real Idiot

The makers of 3 Idiots square off against the author Chetan Bhagat whose book Five Point Someone inspired the movie.

Dual Passports

Women who marry Non-Resident Indians would be issued a second passport to protect them from abusive husbands, under a new proposal by India’s Ministry of Women and

The Indian Economy in the Next Decade

Déjà vu with a difference

Revenge of the Loonies

Our disappointment stems from the opportunities, unforeseen in early 2008, he has frittered away for major social and economic transformations of the country.

Indian Korean First Lady?

Kim Yoon-ok is a descendant of an Indian princess.

Bollywood fix on Netflix

Water and Earth top Netflix's Bollywood list.

Mother Teresa Stamp

The U.S. Post Office to release new stamp.

Reena’s Lowest Point

The first Indian woman to reach the South Pole.

U.S. Tata Nano?

Tata Motors is reportedly toying with a $5,000 version of its Nano car for the U.S. market. The Nano, which scrambled the Indian small auto market with

World’s First Hybrid Motorcycle

Eko Vehicle launches world's first hybrid motorbike.

Measuring Up

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H1B Visas

  Wipro topped the list of companies issued the largest number of H-1B visas in 2009, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reported.Top 25 Companies with H1B

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