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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.”

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

Mumbai Taj Reopens

Mumbai’s five star Taj Mahal Hotel, which was severely damaged in the 2008 terrorist attacks, which killed 166 people, has fully  reopened after 22 months. 

Four Squares

Inc. magazine has named four Indian Americans among the “coolest young entrepreneurs” under the age of 30: Sachin Agarwal, 30, co-founder of San Francisco’s email

Profane Statues?

A Hindu group in New Jersey, Forum for Hindu Awakening, is protesting the sale of statues of Hindu deities depicting Shiva and Shakti in sexual

Yunus On The Simpsons

Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus will make an appearance on the hit TV show, The Simpsons, in October, during which he will  highlight his micro-credit

Defaming Manhood

A court in Madhya Pradesh has fined a woman for defaming her husband’s manhood in her divorce petition, in which she sought separation on the

Wounded Author

All applicants for the card must establish evidence of their Indian origins. But making such a demand of a man of Sir Naipaul’s stature?

U.S. Open Table Tennis Champion

India’s Achanta Sharath Kamal , 27, captured by the U.S Open Table Tennis Championships, defeating defending champion Thomas Keinath 

6-Year-Old Terrorist?

A 6-year-old Indian American girl's nightmare on the U.S. government's no-fly list.

$11,000 Car Wash

Gurcharn Sahota’s five-year-old car wash Elite Detailing in Derbyshire, services celebrity Ferarris, Bugatti Veyrons, McLaren F1s, F1 GTRs, Pagani Zondas and Rolls Royces.

Human Trafficking

The men were placed in labor camps in Mississippi and Texas by an oil rig company Signal International

$2 Million for Tagore Paintings

A collection of rare paintings, including “Figure in Yellow,” by the Nobel Prize winning poet Rabindranath Tagore sold for nearly $2.2 million at a Sotheby’s

Canadian Apology

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper has apologized to the families of those killed in an Air India terrorist attack for governmental and administrative failures. “I

Priest Accused Of Visa Fraud

A Hindu temple priest in Milwaukee, Wisc., is accused of charging up to $30,000 to secure illegal visas for religious workers from India. Immigration authorities

$3.7 million Raza

Syed Haider Raza’s work “Saurashtra” became the most expensive Indian painting when it sold for $3.7 million at a Christie’s auction in London.It broke a

Hitler Film

Anupam Kher, a leading Indian actor, is pulling out of a film on Adolf Hitler, following protests by Indian Jewish groups.Kher, who was to play

India Seeks Lost Treasures

India is seeking UNESCO support to retrieve priceless antiquities, such as the Peacock Throne and the Kohinoor, looted by foreign invaders. Archaeological Survey of India

Blagojevich Eyed Indian Ambassadorship

Blagojevich tells his chief of staff John Harris on one recording from Nov. 5, 2008, “Why can’t I be ambassador to India?”

US Issues India Alert

The U.S. Embassy in India has issued a travel alert urging Americans to maintain “a high level of vigilance” because of “increased indications” that terrorists

Loo tale... Do Tell

More Indians have cell phones than toilets, according to the United Nations. Just a third of Indians —366 million — have access to proper sanitation,

Indian Image Declines

Global perceptions about the US have improved, while those of India have declined from a year ago, according to a BBC poll of 28 countries.“Worldwide,

Indian Spy?

A former B-2 stealth bomber engineer, accused of selling military secrets to China merely passed along “meaningless,” “obvious” and “well-known” information, according to his attorney.Noshir

The Malik Mirza Show

 Indian tennis player Sania Mirza married former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik in a rare public union across the border. The marriage in Hyderabad was

British Curry Comes Home

Four British master chefs showcased popular British curries at the Taste of Britain Curry Festival in Kolkatta in April. The festival played to packed diners,

Killing Them Softly

India’s rising affluent lifestyle is becoming a greater public health threat than poverty.  Heart diseases accounted for almost a quarter of deaths in the country,

Kapoor's Orbit

A $29 million, 380-feet spiraling sculpture, taller than even the Statue of Liberty, designed by Indian British artist Anish Kapoor has been selected to mark

Nohria Appointed Harvard Business School Dean

Nitin Nohria, who specializes in leadership and organizational change, has been named the 10th dean of the Harvard Business School.  Harvard President Drew Faust lauded Nohria as “an

World's Deadliest Disasters

May 22, 2010: Air India flight from Dubai to Mangalore overshot a hilltop runway, killing 158 people. May 12, 2010: Afriqiyah Airways plane en route to Tripoli, Libya,

Air Force Discharges Lesbian Indian

The United States Air Force has discharged Lt. Robin Chaurasiya under its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy after she revealed that she is gay. In  December, she

Youngest Climber

Jordan Romero, 13, has become the youngest person to climb Mount Everest.  Romero, who is from Big Bear, Calif., scaled the 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) mountain from the northern

Lindsay’s Lesbian Lover?

Fashion photographer Indrani Pal Chaudhri claims she is in a lesbian relationship with American actress and popsinger Lindsay Lohan. Chaudhri told the New York Post: We have been

US Vet Seeks Indian Asylum

A former Vietnam War veteran has renounced his U.S. citizenship and is seeking political asylum in India. Jeff Knaebel, who claims to be inspired by Mahatma

Bengaluru Is The Best

Bengaluru is the best Indian city for expatriates, according to a global survey. The Worldwide Quality of Living survey 2010 compiled by HR consultancy Mercer for 2010 ranked

Who’s Monkey Now?

Tea Party leader Mark Williams apologizes to Hindus for mocking “the terrorists’ monkey god.”

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