Fasten Your Seat Belts, Folks

Even in the rosiest scenario we are staring at a two-year long recession, with the worst yet to come. Equally easily, we could tip into a severe depression

World’s Largest Importers 2008

World’s Largest Importers 2008 1 United States $2.17 trillion. 2 Germany $1.21 trillion. 3 China, $1.13 trillion. 4 Japan $762 billion. 5 France $708 billion. 6 Britain $632 billion. 7 Netherlands $574 billion. 8 Italy $556 billion. 9 Belgium $470 billion. 10 South Korea $435 billion. 11 Canada $418

H-1B Visa Slow Down

This agency says it will extend the date if the number of applications do not exceed the annual quota of 65,000.

$2 Billion in US Arms for India

The aircrafts will be delivered to the Indian navy over the next 7 years.

Ajit Jain’s Golden Touch

Jain, a former McKinsey executive, and a graduate of IIT Kharagpur and Harvard University, has been tipped as Buffet’s possible successor at Berkshire Hataway.

Pandit’s $37 Million Signing Bonus

Pandit pledged that he would work for $1 a year until his bank returns to profitability.

Calling All Obama Dawg Millionaires

What does Barack Obama and Slumdog Millionaire have in common?

India’s CEOs

IIM Ahmedabad produced the most CEOs, followed by IIM Calcutta.

$350 Million Outsourcing Contract

Reader’s Digest is moving its IT operations spanning 45 countries to India.

Chew on This

Director general of the Dubai municipality, says, “We are taking all measures to stop its sale here."

Hearty Insult?

Tharoor denies disrespecting any national symbol

Kundra’s Youthful Indiscretion

Kundra pled guilty to shoplifting four shirts valued at $134 from a JC Penney store in Maryland County, Md., in 1996.

Steaming Rice

Sale or use of Basmati rice as a side dish or ingredient shall not be deemed a violation of the prohibition of the sale of rice

$5.5 Million Baroda Prophet Carpet

A 150 year old carpet sold for almost $5.5m at a Sotheby’s auction in Doha.

Pyre ‘Dignity’

Being bundled into a box and incinerated in a furnace is not my idea of dignity, much less the performance of an ancient sacrament.

Celebrity Doc Charged

Celebrity doctor Sandeep Kapoor is charged with furnishing prescription pills to Anna Nicole Smith.

MIA’s Birth Mystery

My baby is not called Ickitt, Pickit or Lickit.

Indians Most Affluent Immigrant Group

Indians have the highest income and are the most educated of all immigrant groups in the United States, according to a new report by the

Bedazzled in Bali

Our writer heads to Bali to enjoy the beaches and the verdant rice fields, but finds herself bewitched by the religion of this little island.

Almost Single, But Most Eligible

I tolerate my job, hate my boss, and bond big time with my friends, while routinely suffering from umbilical cord whiplash.

Gureilla Marketing for Indie Films

Indie filmmakers turn to innovative promotional tools on the Web to market low budget movies.

Chaudhvin Ka Chand

Waheeda Rehman in an expansive and sentimental mood relived memories of another day.

United Socialist Republic Of America

The global capitalist system is on its knees, as irretrievably down as the Soviet Empire was two decades earlier.

The New Socialists

No hammer and sickle flags may flutter on poles and no busts of Marx and Lenin may be erected in our public squares, but we are rapidly embracing the Marxist ideals of social equality

This PC Is Made For Walking

Notebook computers are taking off in India.

The Shopper Of Tomorrow Trading Down

"The level of depression is pervasive. This is a very dark period. Hope it provokes some serious introspection."

Bottled Cow Urine

Cow urine a refreshing alternative to Coke or Pepsi.

Methamphetamine Seizure

Millions of pseudoephedrine pill seized at Port Newark from a shipment that originated in India for Haiti.

One to 165 Million Odds

Human rights activists claim that nearly 80 percent of all people checked are minorities.

Pink Chaddis Campaign

Women in India outraged by attacks by Hindu fundamentalists against couples celebrating Valentine’s Day came up with a novel strategy to shame their tormentors this February.

Gandhi’s Eyeglasses For the Highest Bidder

An auction of Mahatma Gandhi’s trademark wire frame eyeglasses and other personal possessions by a New York auction house has sparked widespread condemnation in India.

No Indian Stimulus

India's fiscal stimulus package

Uncle Sam Wants Hindi Speakers

A fast track citizenship program open to 1,000 temporary immigrants.

Medicare Fraud

Couple submitted false Medicare claims in 2005 -2006

Fannie Mae Logic Bomb

Unix engineer indicted on charges of computer sabotage for planting the malicious code after he was fired from his job.

Chicago-area Doctors Charged With Fraud

Doctor secured private healthcare information on scores of patients and submitted fraudulent claims.

Banks Hit Over Foreign Hires

The largest banks that received taxpayer loans announced more than 100,000 layoffs.

IBM Offers To Move Laid Off Workers To India

IBM is pitching “Project Match” to those who are willing to work on local terms and conditions.

Stricter U.S. Visa Rules

H-1B visa reform legislation is tightening the screws on outsourcing companies.

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