Odds & Ends

Little Master's Big Record

Sachin Tendulkar has displaced West Indian Brian Lara as the leading run-scorer in test cricket.Tendulkar hit 88 runs on the first day of the second

Booker Prize

Aravind Adiga novel The White Tiger about a man who struggles to escape village poverty by seeking success in a big city has won this

Bride Barred From Contact With Groom

So how do you hold a wedding when the bride is barred from contact with the groom? An Iowa judge has ordered a Rucha A

Musharraf On The Lecture Circuit

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is reportedly a very sought after speaker, commanding speaking fees that match former U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton, according to a

Black Panther Guards

Indian store owners in Houston turned to the Black Panthers for help to guard their stores against potential looters in the wake of Hurricane Ike.

Tulsi Slows Aging

Researchers at the Poona College of Pharmacy claim that the herb tulsi (holy basil) has antioxidant properties that fights aging.Many Indian keep tulsi plants in

Indian Scientist Reprimanded

Purdue University has reprimanded an Indian-born scientist for false claims regarding his research on nuclear fusion in tabletop experiments.

May I Hug You?

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardar floored GOP Vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who was trotted out before several world leaders, to embellish her national security

Mentally Unstable President?

Pakistan's new president Asif Ali Zardari has a history of mental illenesses, including dementia, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder, according to London court records. In

Hari Puttar Wins

An Indian court has rejected a claim by Warner Bros. that a new film Hari Puttar should be barred as the title may be confused

VOA India Goes Off Air

Voice of America is discontinuing its 53-year-old Hindi-language radio service. As a result of shifts in U.S. foreign policy and warming of relations with India,

Vegetable Brain

People on a meat-free diet are six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage in old age.  Meat, fish and milk are the best sources

Record For Continuous Movie Watching

Ashish Sharma, of Mathura, will defend his world record for continuous movie watching in New York's Time Square in early October. The Netflix Movie Watching

Toxic Medicine?

One fifth of ayurvedic herbal supplements online have traces of lead, mercury or arsenic, according to a study in The Journal of the American Medical

Hair This Breast Massage!

An Indian hair consultant Praminder Mankoo in the United Kingdom has been convicted of sexual assault for massaging the breasts of his female patients allegedly

Shetty's Bette Noir

Jade Goody, the notorious house guest who catapulted Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty to worldwide fame after tormenting her with racist comments in the British show

Rat For Lunch

The Bihar government is proposing to add rat meat to the menus of its state-run canteens.  "People in different parts of the world eat lizards and

Ring Condom

A cell phone ring set to cappella music chanting "condom, condom" 50 times is being pushed in India by health experts to promote safe sex."A

iPod Murder

A 14-year-old school boy from West Bengal is charged with murdering a student over her iPod.  He is accused of pushing a 10-year-old girl off a

NSG Defers Indian Nuclear Deal

The U.S.-India nuclear deal was dealt a jolt in Vienna when the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the global body that governs the legal trade in nuclear

2.1 Million Child Deaths

India has the worst rate of child survival in the world, according to a UNICEF report. Nearly 2.1 million Indian children under the age of

Yoga Pause

Yoga can reduce hot flashes and night sweats among women going through menopause.Researchers at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bangalore claim that women

Minority Majority

Current minorities will outnumber White Americans by 2042, according to Census Bureau projections. The bureau projects that by 2042, Hispanic, black, Asian & Pacific Islanders,

Obama: "Not Only Do I Think I'm A Desi, But I'm A Desi."

At a San Fransisco Fundraiser on Aug 17, Barack Obama endeared himself to his Indian and Pakistani American contributors by playfully identifying himself as a

Punjabi Top Foreign Language

The four leading foreign languages of non-native speakers in British schools are South Asian.  According to the Department for Children, Schools and Families, Punjabi is the

No Virgin

Shelley Malil, an Indian American actor who played the character "Haziz" in the movie 40-Year Old Virgin, is being held on a $10 million bail

Indian BPO's Generate US Jobs

Indian corporations have generated 30,000 U.S. jobs.

Howzaat! Sachin's Out!

Pepsi is severing its decade-old marketing relationship with India's celebrated cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.

US Tops In India Tourism

The US has displaced the UK as the country with the largest number of tourists visiting India.

India's Highest paid CEOs

Mukesh Ambani is India's highest paid CEO with an annual paycheck of $10 million.  Mukesh Ambani  Reliance  $10 million  P R Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha  Madras Cement  $6.2 million  Kalanidhi Maran  Sun TV  $5.7 million  Kavery Kalanidhi  Sun

Eight New IITs

India is plans to establish eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at a cost of $1.5 billion. The new IITs will be set up

Audit Unnerves Green Card Applicants

The Labor Department is investigating the nation's largest immigration law firm for potentially improperly advising U.S. corporations on disqualifying American job applicants in the process

The Indian Stock Mrket Losses

Indian stocks hvae notched up the worst performance this year compared to their BRIC nation peers - Brazil, Russia and China.According to an analysis of

$1 Million for 3 Hours

The 11 players on the winning team stand to collect $1 million each for less than three hours of work.

Travel While Sikh

The Sikh Coalition rates San Francisco Airport as the worst for Sikh travelers.

Hacking Their Way To Good Grades

School officials became suspicious when they noticed Omar Khan's high averages after he requested a copy of his transcript.

Rambo's Bollywood Roll

Rambo star Sylvester Stallone and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are set to play alongside Ashkay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in the movie, Incredible Love, the

Phone Yoga

A New York fitness company is offering its out-of-town clients phone yoga sessions.The New York Daily News reported that yoga instructor Christine Miller offers phone

Hanuman For Obama

Barack Obama, who reportedly keeps a monkey king good luck charm he picked up in Indonesia in his pocket has to make way for a

Sam Manekhaw's Fine Line

After the cabinet meeting ended, Sam Manekshaw recalled: "I turned around and said, 'Prime Minister, before you open your mouth, may I send you my resignation on grounds of health, mental or physical?'"

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