Odds & Ends

Britain’s Best Primary School

A primary school with predominantly Indian and Asian children has been rated as Britain’s best performing primary school.

Harvard Boots Swamy For ‘Hate Speech’

Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts & Science has voted to drop courses taught by controversial Indian politician Subramanian Swamy because of his controversial column in an Indian newspaper attacking Muslims.

Bangalore Rated Best Indian City

A global survey ranks Bangalore as the best city to live in India.

Russian Court Rejects Gita Ban

A Russian court has dismissed a petition to ban the Bhagvad Gita as extremist.

Time for Murder

A Lancaster University student shot dead may have been murdered for failing to give the gunman the correct time.

Bikram Yoga Steams

The 65-year-old yoga guru has filed a federal lawsuit to block Yoga to the People.

Size Really Matters

The size of a man’s ring finger is a measure of his libido.

70-Year Visa Wait

A skilled Indian national would need to wait 70 years to receive a green card, according to a US policy research group.

Good Times in Pink City

Mumbai ranked second, Patna third, Chandigarh fourth and Delhi fifth in the happiness rankings.

The $1 Million Stain

The cleaning woman mistook it for a stain and scrubbed it clean. “It is now impossible to return it to its original state,” according to a museum spokesperson.

Hyperactive Robber Syndrome

A 20-year-old British robber was relieved from community service because he was too sleepy to work.

Curry College

British communities secretary Eric Pickles, is proposing establishing a curry college to train British chefs in the art of chicken tikka masala.

$400,000 Prayer Beads

A Mumbai company is hawking a $400,000 rudrakshas, or prayer bead, necklace made from seeds of the rudrashka (Elaeocarpus ganitrus) tree.

Airline Holds Passengers Hostage

Each passenger had to fork out $205. Passengers who didn’t have the money in cash, were asked to secure money from ATM machines.

100,000 Marriages

An estimated 100,000 marriages are set to be held during November, which astrolgers consider an auspicious period, based on the position of Mars.

Earliest India Photos

The photographs belong to the estate of Lord Dalhousie, the seventh governor-general of India.

Dumb & Dumber

Katju said: “Unfortunatelymost people in India are of a very low intellectual level, steeped in casteism, communalism, superstitions and all kinds of feudal and backward ideas.”

Rajaratnam’s $20,000 a Day Get-Out-of-Jail Card

Hedge Fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam may have received the longest sentence for masterminding the biggest insider trading scandal in U.S. history, but his $45 million in charitable giving helped shave several years off his prison term.

Viagra of the Himalayas

It is popular in the Himalayan regions and China for its aphrodisiac properties and known as the Viagra of the Himalayas.

This Cheer is for Real

Three Indian researchers in Scotland have designed a laser test to distinguish genuine Scotch whisky from counterfeits.

Hare Krishna Hare, Bhare

The court said Krishna’s affinity for milk products particularly weakens a trademark infringement claim in relation to dairy products

No One’s Child

Social activists says villagers who prefer boys gave derogatory names to the girls at birth to express their disappointment.

Heavenly Marriages

According to a study by marriage portal Jeevansathi.com, over 60 percent of profiles posted on its site have identified the people under the manglik and non-manglik astrological categories.

800-lb Baigan ka Bharta Seeks to Make Bharta of Genetically Modified Eggplants

The cook-in was capped by a modest feast of piping hot organic chapatis (bread) and baingan ka bharta for all those present.

Trophy Wife

Dalwara Singh mixed the drugs into the meals of his wife of 17 years, but was caught by his teenage daughter, who tipped off her mother, who called police.

$ 4.5 Million Nano

The Tata Group has unveiled a Rs 22 crore Nano car made with gold and silver, and studded with precious stones.

Delhi Worst for Parking

New Delhi and Bangalore are the worst cities for parking, according to the IBM Parking Index, which ranks the emotional and economic toll of parking in 20 international cities.

Seeing Stars

So, would he go back to his profession? “Of course, that is my bread and butter

Flying Rani

A UK based IT professional has driven a three-wheeled Indian auto rickshaw “Flying Rani” 10,000 kms from London to New Delhi

Amitabh Is On Your Line

A prank by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has unleashed a nightmare for 10 mobile phone numbers in Punjab.

White House Gate Crasher Crushed

Whitehouse gatecrasher Michaele Salahi has dumped her husband Tareq Salahi and run off with Journey guitarist Neal Schon.

Here's For You Sir

A Bangladeshi housemaid fed-up with sexual harassment is accused of chopping off her 77-year-old Emirati sponsor’s penis

First Printed Taj

The first printed depiction of the Taj Mahal is expected to be auctioned for nearly $50,000

$22 Ferari

An Indian millionaire dentist was fined $3,300 for using a disabled badge to avoid $22 in daily parking charges for his Ferari.

Population Control Cell

India’s !DEA cell-phone carrier is marketing 3G service as a form of population control.

Kingdom For a Jacket

A tribal leader in the Nicobar Island agreed to sell his land to the Indian government in exchange for Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s jacket.

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore

If you getting heck for not bringing home flowers, blame it on the genes. India, with 16% of the world’s population, hogs just 1 percent

Topi is Cool

The Bellaragazza designer brand has announced plans to launch its “Gandhi Topi” collection made of khadi and cotton next month.

Full Bodied Support

Marathi actress Yoggitta Dandekar used body paint to pledge her support to Anna Hazare’s cause.

Smelly Curry

An Indian family will only cook curry when their Chinese neighbor who was annoyed by its smell isn’t home under a mediation settlement in Singapore.

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