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Changing Habits

Finding a new recipe for success in India’s food markets.

The New McCarthyism

Islamic terrorists should indeed be ferreted out wherever they are. But King’s hearings and other Republican and right wing theatrics and political grandstanding serve only to inflame bigotry while doing nothing to address the genuinely serious problem of homegrown terrorism.

Fatal Phirangi Attraction

Contrary to popular belief, it has little to do with the poor track record indicated. If they haven’t impacted the film or audience, the fault lies squarely on the filmmaker and his intent in using this creature effectively.

A World Of Worlds

Fractal patterns have no beginning and end. The whole exists in parts and a part exists in the whole. The universe is in you and you are in the universe.

The Bollywood-award Epidemic

Award shows are the new disease in B-town. Are they about recognizing and rewarding excellence … or exploiting opportunistic vested interests?

Rabindranath Tagore Mystic Poet

A tribute to India’s literary icon on his 150th birth anniversary.

Guru On The Lamb

Prakashanand Saraswati, the 82-year-old charismatic founder and spiritual guru of Barsana Dham in Austin, Texas, billed as the largest Hindu Temple in North America, has

Nobel Laureate Ousted

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has been ousted from the pioneering microfinance lender Grameen Bank, which he founded three decades ago. Yunus, 70, was dismissed from

Indians Need Not Apply

A Seattle apartment complex has agreed to a $110,000 penalty for discriminating against Indians, African Americans and Hispanics to settle a Justice Department lawsuit. The lawsuit

Hair Trigger

A Sikh inmate challenges the hair policy in a California prison.

Smells Of Curry

A British teacher is accused of spraying air freshener on Asian children who smelled of curry.

The Abdul Diaries

Karim was recruited to wait tables during Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee in 1887.

AOL Fires 90% Of India Staff

AOL has laid-off 90% of its Indian employees, reducing its Indian workforce from 1,000 to just 100 at its office in Bengaluru. The  company is

The Next Big Indian Thing

9 of the 50 venture funded companies with the greatest promise to succeed in Wall Street Journal’s “The Next Big Thing 2011,” list have Indian

$2 Trillion Economy

The Indian economy is expected to grow to $6 trillion by 2020.

World’s Largest Arms Importer

India accounted for 9 percent of all international arms imports between 2006 and 2010. China accounted for 6 percent.

India Calling

Second generation Indian Americans turn to India for professional opportunities.

World Of Illusion

Under one cosmic theory, we reside on a gigantic hologram.

Paisa Pheko Tamasha Dekho!!

Is the Star-as-Bhand the new trip in B-town? Cheap or cool?

No No To Nano

Is the Tata Nano running out of gas?

Promotion Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega

In new-age Bollywood, there is a hysterical drive to grab the janta’s attention, at any cost. How does it pan out?

Mumbai On Heels

Colaba has become one of Mumbai’s trendiest neighborhoods, home to designer boutiques, home decor stores, western-style cafes and hip bars.

The Big Move

Lakshmi Palacenda walks you through the steps of her move from Montana to Mysore.

Caught in the Vise

For centuries, the ruling kings, sultans and emirs in the Middle East have plundered their national resources to finance their extravagant lifestyles.

Former Marine Leads New Charge

Former marine Anuradha Bhagwati, executive director of Service Women’s Action Network, an advocacy group for women veterans, is leading the charge behind an explosive class

Bhangra Anthem

Black Mahal, a San Francisco based Punjabi funk group headed by Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti, captured Superbowl fans with its Bhangra-infused anthem “Black, White and

Colin Firth

Colin Firth, who is widely considered a front runner for this year’s Oscar for best actor for his role in The King’s Speech says he

Replica Of Kailash-Masoravar

Artist rendition of a miniature Kailash Mansarovar proposed to be built near Dallas by Siddhayatan Ashram.   

Gandhi On Top

Mahatma Gandhi topped Time magazine’s list of all-time “Top 25 Political Icons.” He was followed by Alexander the Great, Mao Zedong and Winston Churchill. South

Chandraswamy Melts Iron Lady

British Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher consulted with Indian tantric Sri Chandraswamy while she was opposition leader. According to former Indian Former Minister Natwar Singh, who

No Friend In Facebook

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has secured a restraining order against a California man accused of stalking him. 31-year-old Pradeep Manukonda of Milpitas, who repeatedly pestered Zuckerberg

Detroit School Backpeddles

A Detroit-area school district is reversing a ban on Sikh students from wearing a small, religious dagger to school. The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools had imposed the

Wipro Super Computer

Wipro is building India’s fastest supercomputer for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The supercomputer, which will be almost one-and-a-half times more powerful than India’s

Weddings On Diet

India’s food minister wants to curb “extravagant and luxurious functions,” which, he says, are contributing to food inflation.  Food and consumer affairs minister, KV Thomas, says

Krishna’s Portuguese Faux Pas

It wasn’t an entirely “happy coincidence” for India’s external affairs minister SM Krishna, who mistakenly began reading aloud the speech of the Portuguese foreign minister

Palin’s India

Previous conclaves have featured speakers such as former U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Gen. Colin Powell. Tickets for the two-day event are priced at Rs. 85,000 ($1,850).

Buffet-Gates Head To India

Billionaire philanthropists Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are headed to India as part of the “Giving Pledge” initiative to encourage India’s rich to pledge half

Scrapping Nano City

 The Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation is scrapping Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia’s dream project, Nano City. The public-private partnership project for a Silicon

FDI Dips in India

Foreign investors are shifting to more attractive emerging markets, such as Thailand and Brazil.

$2 Billion Tax Bite?

UBS claims the documents are forged and that he does not have any accounts or assets with them.

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