The Western Face of Tibet

Even as Buddhism captures the imagination of the West, the West is capturing the hearts of Tibetans in Dharamsala, the capitol of Tibetans in exile, notwithstanding the Dalai Lama’s frequent exhortations against Tibetans losing their identity.

The Lost Indian Art Of Desire

Is Indian sexual vitality losing out to Western concepts?

Lists for Fools

The richest people and companies — such as Fortune magazine’s list of the world’s largest companies or the world’s richest — are atleast based on measurable criteria of wealth, and even they hit and miss, because not all assets are in accessible public databases.

My Summer at an Indian Call Center

Lessons learned: Americans are hotheads, Australians are drunks — and never say where you’re calling from.

iSpy September 2011

Photo Contest Every month, we publish a selection of submitted photos in Little India and the photo judged best by the editors wins $30. Photos

Go Figure September 2011

Are you ready to start cracking the next Go Figure mystery? Identify what this is and win $30 Last date October 15, 2011 Enter Go Figure Contest The July

Buddhi Hogi Teri Maa

Bollywood is gripped by come-backs of the heroine kind.

Serving it Hot

Will food channels whet the appetites of Indian television viewers?

World’s Largest Laundromat

Photo essay on Mumbai's Dhobi Ghat.

Empires R Us

A steady stream of recent news and scholarly articles has been predicting the decline and fall of the American Empire.

Is the Universe Infinite?

The history — and knowledge — of the universe carved by humans, based on the information we received, is a small part of the big picture: a universe of our own creation, one that is plagued by dark forces and our ignorance.

Well-Educated Raju Hermon Feels Raped by the Internet

"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."

Gurgaon: Corporate City

The once backwater village in Haryana is now littered with the campuses and offices of major multinational corporations of every stripe and industry.

Global Remittances

India topped global remittances again this year with $53.1 billion in inward remittances in 2010.


In a sign that the British tongue is spicing up, jalfrezi has displaced tikka masala as the most popular curry in the U.K., according to a poll by the British Curry Club.

Emerging Global Retail Markets

India ranks as the fourth strongest emerging global retail market, according to A T Kearney, a global management consulting company.

Green Light

Retail behemoths Wal-Mart, Tesco and Carrefour are set to secure approval for setting up majority-owned stores in India.

Largest Indian Companies

Eight Indian companied, led by India Oil, have made Fortunes list of the world’s 500 largest companies

Stressed Out

Indian women are the world’s most stressed.

You Haven’t Got Mail!

Indian outsourcing companies may be providing technology solutions to the world’s largest companies, but Indian government officials, right up to the Indian prime minister’s office and the Indian Air Force, rely on free e-mail services from Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo to conduct official business, according to a Bloomberg report.

Uranium Doubles

The discovery of new uranium reserves in Andhra Pradesh will nearly double India’s uranium reserves, according to the chairman of India’s atomic energy commission.

Opulence Lost

Opulent Lite Investment Manager Neil Godbole lived large as the fund was imploding, but has scaled back after it liquidated.

Repenting Samosas

A New Jersey Indian restaurant can be sued for emotional distress as well as the costs of religious purification ceremonies in Haridwar, by 16 patrons to whom it accidentally served non vegetarian food.

Meaty Matters

Meat consumption is on the rise in India, with per capita consumption topping 5 to 5.5 kgs. a year, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO.


Signaling a bullish outlook, Infosys, India’s second largest IT company after Tata Consultancy Services, says it plans to hire 45,000 new employees this year.

Namaste America!

Asian Indians are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States.

Hot Java

Capturing India’s percolating coffee market.

Healthy Business

Will medical tourism be India’s next big industry?

India’s Beauty Brigade

From Sushmita Sen in the early 1990s to the latest 2011 winners, daughters of the Armed Forces seem to dominate Indian beauty pageants.

India’s TV-Land: No Country For Men

Men play second-fiddle on Indian TV serials.

Mind Over Matter

Did matter create consciousness or consciousness matter?

Double Graduation

I knew one other thing: I too had graduated and you were congratulating me.

Dream Act

Last year, Congress considered, but failed to pass, the Dream Act, which would have given students like Chahal a break.

Hot Yogi

Yoga guru to the stars, Bikram Choudury, could not hold on to his inner peace when an interviewer for the London The Times ventured into

No House for Mrs Biswas

I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not

Snap, What a Deal!

Enthusiastic villagers decided to rename their village from Shiv Nagar to Nagar

Undiplomatic Conduct

A former maid is accusing India’s New York consulate of using her as forced labor and making a sexual advance. Santosh Bhardwaj, 45, alleges in her lawsuit that she was made to work 105-hour a week for just $300 a month and had to sleep in a storage room.

Well-Educated Star

Raju deleted her Twitter, Facebook and MySpace accounts after video of the altercation surfaced and went viral.

Outing Bribes

A new website is shining a spotlight on corruption in India by allowing users to share their bribery experiences. seeks to “uncover the market price

Payroll Kickback

An Indian American couple who fled to India has been indicted in what Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for Manhattan, dubbed “one of the

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