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Prince Of Stupidty

Manvendra Singh Gohil, crown prince of the erstwhile princely state of Rajpipla, who attracted international attention after publicly declaring himself gay, is hunting for true

Original Fakes

S.H. Raza, one of India’s leading painters, was “stupefied and outraged” to discover that several paintings at an exhibition of his painting, which he was inaugurating, were fakes.

Brazilian Soap Opera Spotlights India

Brazil’s top TV channel TV Globo is betting its 2009 lineup on a 200 episode telenovella Caminho das Indias (Path to India). Airing Monday to

The Obama Effect

A new study has found that the test taking proficiency of African Americans improved dramatically following Barack Obama’s nomination and election. The study by three

Martin Luther King’s Radio Address To India

This month represents the 50 anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King’s visit to India in February and March 1959. The following is an  excerpt from

Leaning Minar Of Qutab

A weak foundation and water seepage is endangering the legendary Qutab Minar, which has tilted 25 inches to the southwest.

The Indian Sexual Appetite

A nationwide survey has found that the frequency with which Indians have sex has declined from an average of 14 times a month in 1996 to 12.

Sarin For Yahoo!

Former Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin is among those tipped for the top job at Yahoo to replace founder Jerry Yang. Disney's Bob Iger, News  Corp.'s

$99 for Accent Preference

 In response to a backlash from customers turned off by the accents of tech support agents in Bangalore and other global call centers, Dell is

Russia, India Prop Up Volkswagen

At a time when the entire industry is taking a beating, Volkswagen is among the few companies likely to hold on to its sales this


Three Sikh Indian musicians ordered off a U.S. Airways flight at Sacramento International Airport are accusing the airline of racial profiling.

Maradona 2nd Greatest

Football superstar Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, says his charity visit to India was the second most important thing

Bangla Taj?

The Indian government is protesting a $58 million life-size replica of the Taj Mahal being built outside Dacca by Bangladeshi film director Ahsanullah Moni.

Minor Pirates

Two 20-year-olds who had never touched a baseball a year ago became the first Indians to secure professional baseball contracts when they were signed as free agents in the minor league by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Shoe Heard Around the World

By now who has not seen images of Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al Zaidi pelting shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush at a press conference

World's Oldest Mom?

A 70-year-old Indian woman has become the oldest woman in the world to give birth to a child. According to Dr. Anurag Bishnoi of the

White Cars Top

 White is the most popular vehicle color in India and North America, according to the 2008 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report. Silver had held the

Fall Of The Billionaires

The top 40 Indian billionaires lost almost two-thirds of their fortunes during the past year.Forbes Asia’s rankings of the 40 richest Indians found that their

Buddha’s Reincarnation?

A teenage boy worshipped by followers as the reincarnation of Buddha emerged briefly from the jungles of southern Nepal to offer 11 days of prayers

Just 2% Of Indians In Stocks

Fewer than 2 percent of Indians are invested in the stock market, according to Minister of State of Finance Pawan Kumar Bansal, so the financial

Twenty20 could kill off tests

Australia’s captain Ricky Ponting says test cricket is under threat by the commercialization of the sport by the Indian Premier League, the Indian Cricket League


Anand Jon Alexander, the self-proclaimed fashion designer to the stars, was convicted of sexually assaulting seven women, mostly aspiring models ages 14 to 21, who

$200 Shock Samosas

A Dutch couple was forced to fork out $200 dollars to a hawker for four samosas at the cattle fair in Sonepur in Bihar.

Surrogate Baby Heads To Japan

 A baby girl born of an Indian surrogate mother has been allowed to join her Japanese biological father after an Indian Supreme Court ruling.Three-month-old Manji

US Couple Travels 9,300 Miles To Vote

An American couple traveled 9,300 miles from Bangalore to New York to vote in the U.S. presidential election. Susan Scott-Ker and her husband, who have

Dim Witted President

Rogue nuclear scientist A. Q. Khan ridicules former President Pervez Musharraf as a “dim wit” with the qualification of an “attendant” who was mistakenly appointed commander-in-chief.

Top Chef

Radhika Desai advanced on the fifth season of the popular Bravo TV show Top Chef.

Cash For Votes

A fifth of India's electorate was paid cash for their votes during the past decade, according to a survey.

Indian MegaCities

Mumbai and Delhi will displace Mexico City and New York as the second and third largest megacities in the world by 2025, according to a

4 Indians Make Forbes' Billionaire List

Four Indians make the 2008 Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans in 2008.Microsoft founder Bill Gates tops the list with $57 billion, followed by

Wanna Debate?

Go surfing with Nelson Mandela or ice skating with the Dalai Lama. Better yet, how about joining Mahatma Gandhi on a barbecue? Denmark's largest newspaper,

Gurkhas Win Right To Stay In UK

Saying that the United Kingdom owed Gurkhas who served in its army a "moral debt of honor," a British judge has made 2,000 Nepalese Gurkhas eligible for British residency.

Hot Yoga

Parents in upstate New York want yoga out of their public schools, protesting that it indoctrinates kids into Hinduism.

Your God v My God

At a McCain rally in Davenport, Arnold Conrad, former pastor of Grave Evangelical Free Church, rallied his God to show his stuff."There are millions of

Quantum Leap

The new James Bond movie Quantum of Solace becomes the first major Hollywood title to open in India ahead of a North American release.  The

Delhi Belly

In advance of the upcoming Commonwealth Games in 2010, the Indian government is launching a drive to spruce up the country's gastronomic image.  The Indian

Indian Saint

Pope Benedict XVI canonized four new saints, including a South Indian nun Sister Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, who died at age 35 in 1946.    

Damn Timing

Amit Chatwani, author of Damn It Feels Good to Be a Banker published in August, has to have the lousiest sense of timing.   

Tata's $50 Million Gift To Cornell

Cornell University has received an endowment of $50 million from The Tata Education and Development Trust divided equally to establish the Tata-Cornell Initiative in Agriculture

Jindal 2012

Lousiana Gov Bobby Jindal is highlighting a high-profile Christian conservative fundraising dinner in Iowa on Nov 22, touching of speculation in political circles, such as

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