Twin Capital Of The World

Mohammadpur Umri, a small non-descript village near Allahabad, where India’s twin sacred rivers Ganga and Yamuna meet, is the twin capital of the world.

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

What we observe may just be the tip of an iceberg.

In And Out Of Sync

You can be alone in a crowd, whether at a party, a family or public gathering.

Group Buying Sites

Strategy of the Future or Too Good to Be True?

Teed Off!

Magic markers and cardboard signs have a shot against spreadsheets and slick powerpoint presentations again.

Letting Go Of Superkids

Ease up on your child, will you?

India Hikes Interest Rates

India’s central bank raised a key interest rate for its short term loans to banks for the fifth time this year, signaling its intentions to

Tech Innovators

Three Indian entrepreneurs delivering high speed wireless internet services, educational farming videos and interfaces for the illiterate are among 35 innovators “who exemplify the spirit

3rd Most Powerful Nation

US, Euro, Japanese and Russian power is expected to decline, while that of India and China grow by 2025.

Virgin Conviction

Shelley Malil, who played Haziz, a co-worker of Steve Carell’s character in The 40-Year-Old Virgin faces 16 years to life in prison following his conviction

Converse Recalls Jimi Hendrix Shoe

The shoes, which sold for $60 on Zappos, Eastbay and the Converse websites, are no longer available.

Foreign Faculty For IITs

An estimated one-third of teaching positions at IIT are vacant.

Hi Tech Mahabharata

Morrison says, “All technology should consider embracing some of this retro-Indian-steam punk aesthetic.”

Indian Student Drop In Australia

The number of international student visas dropped 16 percent.

Attacking Gold

Melinda M. Soto, who pleaded guilty, said the crime ring netted $500,000 in gold and other valuables.

Swastika Furor

A tapestry featuring a Hindu swastika at a children's museum in Irvine, Calif., stirs a controversy.

Oh! Heaven! Seventy Seven

India ranks 77 in Forbes’ annual list of Best Countries for Business list, ahead of China, which ranks 90.The U.S., which has been battered by

NRI Taxation

A new bill pending in India’s parliament proposes to tax NRIs on their global income if they spend more than 60 days in a year

Suzuki Plans Third Auto Plant

Suzuki is planning a third vehicle plant with annual production capacity of 250,000 in India to meet exploding demand. Suzuki holds a controlling 54 percent stake

$2.6 Billion Tax Bill For Vodafone

An Indian court has assessed $2.6 billion in taxes for Vodafone’s 2007 acquisition of one of India’s largest mobile phone companies.The Bombay High Court

Japan, India Plan Free Trade Agreement

Japan and India plan to sign a free trade pact that will scrap tariffs on 94 percent of traded goods over the next decade.The agreement

Sahara Group Bidding for MGM

The iconic studio with a roaring lion logo is struggling with its $4 billion debt.

World’s Richest?

Ambani currently ranks 4th on Forbes’ list

Defying Gravity

We know the least about the first force we mastered.

Sex Before Viagra

Very few Indians have actually read the Kamasutra, which is boringly pedantic and — shockingly to many — did not contain pictures in the original.

Dying Melodies

There’s a clear divide in the Indian music world between film and non-film music. With their huge budget, films are growing ever bigger. The blend of pop, rap and Sufi music in Indian film songs has doomed the independent music genre.

Hymnals Of Desire

Hindu culture embraced eroticism and sex as an essential ingredient and institutionalized it in the four exalted goals of Hindu life.

Immortal Names

When I was growing up in Tennessee, names like Anderson, Baldwin or Caldwell were the norm during roll call in class. Once the teacher got somewhere to the mid-C’s, there’d be the inevitable pause; a squinting of the eyes … then they would give it a go.

Trivial Pursuits

America is reeling from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, but the Right is obsessed with the faux outrage over the construction of a Muslim cultural center two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center.

Monster-Budget Project Comes Knocking

We may be about to get the answer to that pressing Bollywood question — does size matter?

Next Food Star

Sequiera gets her own show on the network, titled Aarti Party.

India’s Online Booksellers Try to Write a New Chapter

I think online retail is as challenging a deal as changing people’s breakfast habits to accept cold breakfast

Don’t Touch An Indian

The tips are designed to “enhance cultural awareness, avoid misunderstandings and boost performance in caring for visitors,” according to VisitBritain.

MIT Fraternity Prank Case Settled

Fraternity member Bhaskar Mookerji pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and environmental pollution.

US Doctor Convicted In Bomb Attack

An Indian doctor in Arkansas was convicted of a bomb attack that disfigured and partially blinded the chairman of the state medical board that had

DNA Test Links Decade-Old Rape Case

DNA evidece brings life to cold cases and delivers justice for victims.

Crazy Rush

Limbaugh issued a clarification, “I said a Hindu temple at Arizona memorial. I meant Shinto shrine. Hindus are Indian.”

Immigration Reprieve

Yves Gomes’ case has been highlighted by pro-organization groups to illustrate the unfairness of U.S. immigration policy.

Racist Rant

Mike Pompeo said the link was mistakenly posted on the Pompeo for Congress website and then tweeted.

World’s Best Countries

India ranks 78th in Newsweek magazine’s ranking of the World’s Best Countries. Finland tops the list, followed by Switzerland, Sweden and Australia. Canada ranked 7th

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