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In The Eyes Of God

Following stinging criticism over the public spectacle surrounding the pre-wedding darshan by Abishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, officials at the Tirupati Temple have decreed that

A Boeing is Blocking My Street!

A Boeing 737 jetliner was abandoned on busy Mumbai street for six days by a driver who took a wrong turn and then simply fled.The

Hat Trick

Shaping the Lakme Fashion Show were designs that could be placed into two categories: where can I hide it and where can I find IT .

Little India Poll

What accounts for the early elimination of the Indian cricket team from the World Cup?  Weak team selection 58% Poor Indian team performance 14% Stronger competition 13% Poor team management 10% Other 4% Bad luck 1%

Then & Now

THENZeenat Aman cultivated a sexual persona in Bollywood well ahead of its times in a string of movies in roles that ranged from a gold

Stick to Movies Salman

They snapped up a Rolls Royce for a cool $636,000 and even leapt to Rs 21 lakhs ($50,000) for a Satish Gujral painting, "The Last

600 Not Out!

600 weeks and we haven't had enough of SRK. The 1995 planetbuster Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge's run at Mumbai's Maratha Mandir makes it the longest

Knot A Problem

In a break from long-held tradition that saw some of Bollywood's greatest talent lost to marriage, this year Bollywood heartthrobs are unknotting the proverbial marital

Take This Earful!

We are not sure if the clip will involve Mike Tyson nibbling on Sunny Deol's ear but the ear biting, disgraced former world boxing champion,

Go Mango!

The first shipment of mangoes after the U.S. lifted its ban during President George Bush's visit to India in 2005 will enter the U.S. market

Racing for Dollars

Men are more open to dating women of another race than women, but you can even the score with money. A Columbia study of 400

All “Gere”ed Up

In the ending to his seminal 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, that left thousands of women swooning, Richard Gere storms into a factory

Mr. Abhishek Rai

Abhishek could give patriarchy a kick and return his family to its roots if he were to adopt Aishwarya Rai's last name rather than the

Burn The Brat !

An Indian couple in Green Bay, Wisc., has pleaded not guilty to burning their 7-year-old child with a hot spoon for misbehaving in school. Nandhini

Orphan Rules

India is loosening international adoption standards in a bid to find homes for its 11 million abandoned children. Annually fewer than 4,000 orphans are adopted,

Cooper Scooper

A British man diagnosed with gender identity disorder is being worshipped as a goddess of eunuchs in Becharaji, Gujarat. Stephen Louis Cooper has been embraced

Period for Periods

Indian women bureaucrats will not have to disclose intimate details about their menstrual cycle and mammography after all. The All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report)

Anand Jon's Future Rests on Conflicting Tales

Two competing narratives are taking shape in the Anand Jon's sexual assault trial.

Bollywood No Match for Hollywood in Riches

 Bollywood may well be the world's largest film factory in the world, but when it comes money it cannot hold a candle to the World's

Then & Now

 Asha Parekh THEN Asha Parekh debuted at age 10 under the screen name Baby Asha in Aasmaan in 1952 and rose to become of the leading film

A Kiss Is Just A Kiss

Emran Hashmi: I have kissed on land and have done similar thing under water too. Now all that is left is doing the same in

Mind Your Grill

So you forgot to pick up that $1 tawa the last time you were in Delhi and the paratha you assemble on the Teflon frying


A Mumbai company is testing a computer model to predict the outcomes of World Cricket Cup games.Fractal Analytics, which provides analytics services to businesses, is

Former Principal Convicted of Having Sex With Minor

An Indian American school principal has been convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old student at a New York private school.

India 'Most Improved' Country

India's global stature has improved most during the past year, according to a new BBC poll. India is viewed most favorably by Indonesians, followed by

No Anand Jon

Anand Jon, the self-promoting fashion designer to the stars, has been charged with 20 counts of sexual assaults over a three-year period on seven women.

Vote Or Not

Sanjaya Malakar has picked up some dubious, although valuable, support in his campaign to win American Idol. Although he has been panned repeatedly by judges

Entertaining Medicine

Indian physician Dr. Sandeep Kapoor is mired in the public controversy swirling around Anna Nicole Smith's death, potentially from a drug overdose. Kapoor, who has

Infantile Journalism

The story behind The Washington Times' story on infanticide in India.

What do you find most attractive about living in America?

Career, personal freedoms and lifestyle are the principal motivators for Indians to migrate to the United States, according to a Little India poll.  Professional Opportunities 31 Personal Freedom 29 Lifestyle 21 Money 10 Others 6 Kid's

PayTon Manning

Football fans are taking umbrage at Indianapolis Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning's two-hour appearance at a Sweet 16 party at an undisclosed location in early March

The Mi$$ing Billionaire

Donald Trump, who limped into this year's Forbes annual list of richest people in the world with an estimated value of $2.9 billion is known

Anand Jon Released on Bail

California prosecutors accuse celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon of behaving "like a serial sex offender." See copy of official complaint.


Clothes And Stuff "In art, man reveals himself and not his objects." Rabindranath Tagore    Yana Gupta: I have not strutted my stuff yet. If I start showing

Bickering Choudhury

Compare the tiger and the buffalo, says controversial yoga guru Bikram Chowdhury, to assert that vegetarians die younger.

Make Love, Not War

Major metros all over India were draped in red and pink as youthful romantics exchanged kisses and Valentine's Day card defying threats of beatings at

Siona's Three Cultures, Colliding

She sits in a chariot, clad in jeans, crossing over what could be sea or sky: on one shore await her parents in India, on

$23 Billion on Call

 India is the largest recipient of overseas worker remittances in the world, edging out China and Mexico. In 2006, India received $23.5 billion in remittances

The Birth Of A Dahi-Wallah

Everyone has their Eureka moment sometime - and for Jordan Soroko, a product developer for Derle Farms, it came during a conversation with an Indian

Extraterrestrial Visitor

Shankari Nageswaran is still trying to reconcile to her extraterrestrial visitor: "The fact that something from outer space hit our house ... it's overwhelming."   Srinivasan

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