Odds & Ends

World Champion

Viswanathan Anand beats back a challenge to win the World Chess title again.

Niki Haley Scandal?

Niki Haley overcame allegations of marital infidelity to lead the Republican primary.

Barbaric Robes

Jairam Ramesh, India’s environment minister was wildly cheered at a graduation ceremony at the Indian Institute of Forest Management in Bhopal, when he discarded his

World’s Largest Pilgrimage

 An estimated 50 million Hindus are expected to have taken part in this year’s Purna Kumbh Mela, which concluded on April 28. The Kumbh Mela

Kumar Escapes From The White House

Kalpen Modi, of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle fame, has quit his low key position as associate director in the White House’s Office

Indian Priests at Center of Catholic Church Scandal

Two Indian priests accused of sexual abuse are at the center of the sex scandal rocking the Catholic Church. One priest charged with sexually assaulting

Potato Paneer Burrito

Yum Foods, owner of the Taco Bell chain, has a track record in India with its other brand, Kentucky Fried Chicken

India Begins The Count

An estimated 2.5 million census workers are fanning out all over the country

Mansion Bans Meat

Australian government official denounced the ban as “absolutely wrong

Dawn of Dusk

Time to say that as a magazine we love, and always have loved, the gorgeous color of Indian skin

India Loses Husain

India’s best known artist Maqbool Fida Husain — who went into self-imposed exile four years ago following death threats by Hindu fundamentalists incensed by his controversial paintings

Obama’s Lucky Guru

So who is the Hindu guru on a lucky charm Pres Barack Obama was holding during a phone conversation with a member of Congress in the

Inside Snatch?

Two Indian diamond merchants have been charged with a $7 million insurance fraud for staging a diamond heist a year earlier, which media reports at the time

Poo Without A Loo

Nearly half of India’s population defecates in the open, among the highest proportions in the world. Nearly 638 million Indians — half the world’s 1.1 billion people

Disputed Isle Disappears

Global warming may have resolved a 30-year conflict between India and Bangladesh over an uninhabited island in the Bay of Bengal. The rising sea has swallowed up

Indian Gigolo

Philadelphia police have charged an Indian romeo with stealing $40,000 from women he romanced online.  Police say Jay D. Singh, 32, stole the identities and credit cards

Sexy Texts Bring Jail

An Indian flight attendant and her cabin services supervisor have been jailed for three months for exchanging sexy text messages in Dubai. The pair was convicted for

Co-habitation Legal

Noting that Radha and Krishna were unmarried co-habiting lovers, the Indian Supreme Court expressed the view that there are no legal impediments to unmarried couples living together.

India’s Na’vi

An Indian tribe is taking a cue from James Cameron’s Avatar to seek international support for its campaign to block a mining company from drilling on

Lead In The Kitchen Pantry

A new study of spices and ceremonial powders sold in Indian stores in Boston has found that almost a quarter of all spices are contaminated with lead.

19th-Century Industrial Spy

The plot seems tailor-made for a Hollywood thriller: An industrial spy hired by the world’s largest multinational corporation steals trade secrets that enable the world’s biggest superpower

Turban High

The first turbaned U.S. Army officer in a generation.

TB Among Indian Americans

Indians have the third highest incidence of tuberculosis in the United States among foreign-born groups.

Chili Grenade

The chili clocks 1,000,000 Scoville units, the scientific measure of hotness, almost 400 times that of Tabasco or jalapenos.

49 Indian Billionaires

The number of Indian billionaires doubled from last year

Call for Dinner

A culinary tour of your mother's kitchen.

Unstripping SRK?

Shah Rukh Khan claims he was body scanned at Heathrow. Officials say his allegation is fabricated.

Anand Jon Broke

Anand Jon wants public lawyers for his trial.

The Missing Hindus

Where did a quarter of American Hindus disappear?

Paypal Halts Personal Transactions In India

Paypal has suspended all payments to India.

Asustralia Rejects Third of all Indian Students

Citing massive documentation fraud, the Australian immigration service, rejected a third of all Indian student visa requests in the third quarter of 2009.   The Times of India

Standing Tall

Investors in Dubai’s 162-storey Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, which opened in January, may be down in the dumps, but B R Shetty, CEO of Abhu

Dual Passports

Women who marry Non-Resident Indians would be issued a second passport to protect them from abusive husbands, under a new proposal by India’s Ministry of Women and

Indian Korean First Lady?

Kim Yoon-ok is a descendant of an Indian princess.

Bollywood fix on Netflix

Water and Earth top Netflix's Bollywood list.

Mother Teresa Stamp

The U.S. Post Office to release new stamp.

Reena’s Lowest Point

The first Indian woman to reach the South Pole.

Measuring Up

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Lowest Paid Indian CEO

  Citigroup’s Vikram Pandit drew the smallest paycheck among the 10 largest public companies led by Indian CEOs. With an annual compensation of $13.38 million and an additional

Chill With a Pill

Take a tea pill for your morning cuppa.

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