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Outing An Indian

The renowned British comedian and theater actor Alistair McGowan has outed himself as an Indian in a BBC documentary "Who Do You Think You Are."   Alistair

Breaking Up is Hard To Do

Shahid Kapur, star of the box office hit Vivaah, says he is still hurting from his break-up with Bollywood starlet Kareena Kapoor.Kapoor acknowledged that he

Love Him Till He Hurts

A Foster City, Calif., Indian American has been charged with assaulting his 81-year-old father in the head with a hammer to secure his admission to

Mallya buys 50 percent stake in US private jet

Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya is acquiring a 50 percent stake in Epic Aircraft, a U.S.-based manufacturer of private jets.Mallya, who owns India's largest liquor

Forbes' Billionaire List

Amar Bose, founder of Bose Corporation of Google's Kavitark Shriram each with $1.8 billion in personal wealth tied for 271st position on Forbes' annual list

Indian Visas Outsourced

It is perhaps fitting that the country most associated with outsourcing, is outsourcing visa applications of people seeking to visit India.  The Indian Embassy in Washington,

World's Largest Turban?

 Major Singh wearing what is purportedly the biggest turban in the world, weighing in at 68 lbs and 400 meters of cloth. 

Toast This

Vikas Jhingran, a 34-year-old doctoral student at MIT is Toastmaster International's reigning world Champion of Public Speaking.  Jhingran's winning speech, titled "The Swami's Question" center's around

World's Second Largest Civilian Arsenal

Nearly 40 percent of all the world's civilian firearms are owned by U.S. citizens.  According to Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, U.S. citizens oven

Indian Hockey Players Sulk

India's national field hockey team is protesting at being overshadowed by the country's cricketers.  Team coach Joaquim Carvalho says his team was angry at being "treated

India Plans Manned Space Mission

 India is planning an unmanned moon mission next year, followed by a manned space mission by 2015. Madhavan Nair, chairman of the Indian Space Research

Salman Khan's Passion

So what is Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan's favorite midnight passion?Hmm, it isn't what you think. Seems Salman likes to spin around Mumbai in an auto

Raj Patel is Archie's new neighbor in Riverdale.

Patel debuts in "Out-Raj-Ous Behavior" and in a subsequent comic Raj and Archie travel to India. Raj's  father, no surprise, is a physician. 

Kerala School 250 Years Ahead of Isaac Newton

The claim of two Malayali British educators that South Indian scholars predated Isaac Newton's "infinite series" by 250 years is facing a challenge from an

Shedding The Raj

Sixty years after independence, India is seeking to shed vestiges of its colonial past from its aviation industry.The prefix for the tail number on Indian

Who's Sari Now?

A Chennai store is marketing a denim sari for Indian women. The summer sure sounds like a good time.  The Sri Kumaran Stores offers a range

Tribes Offer Membership to Immigrants

Two unrecognized American Indian tribes are hawking memberships to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants as a means to legalize their status. Immigration authorities denounce the

Indian Double Agent in Jackson Heights?

Rabinder Singh, former joint secretary in India's intelligence agency, RAW, who fled India in 2004 with his wife Parminder Kaur after he fell under suspicion

Bigotry on the Bayou?

Two months ahead of the primary elections, The Louisiana Democratic Party has sprung a hard-hitting TV ad accusing Republican GOP gubernatorial candidate Bobby Jindal of

Non-Expiring Green Card Expiring

Nearly one million permanent residents will be required to replace their green cards under a proposal from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.   Legal permanent

Marathon Prodigy's Coach Charged

The coach of Budhia Singh, a 5-year-old marathon prodigy, has been charged with child abuse after his mother claimed he had scalded the child with

Her Lotto Fix

An Indian store clerk at a 7-Eleven store in California has been charged with cheating a man out of a half-million-dollar winning lottery ticket.  The man

Brown Clouds Melting Himalayan Glaciers

University of California, San Diego, researchers say pollution-filled "brown" clouds over South Asia are responsible for global heating that is responsible for the retreat of

Outsourcing Fun in the Funny Pages

Outsourcing is increasingly becoming fodder for cartoon strips, such as Cory Thomas's "Watch Your Head" by Cory Thomas and "Mother Goose and Grim" by Mike

Indian Call Center In Ohio

Tata Consultancy Services has established call centers in Reno, Ohio, and Milton, Fla., part of a trend of insourcing among Indian outsourcing companies to move

Mother Teresa's Painful Struggle

A startling new book discloses that Mother Teresa, the perennially cheerful face of Catholics worldwide, who is on the verge of being elevated by the

Self-Reported Crime

In an unusual twist, an Indian doctor has filed a police complaint for negligence against himself after a patient in his care died from post-operative


Shambo, a 6-year-old bull in Carmarthenshire, Wales, who became an international celebrity after Hindu groups launched a public campaign to save his life after he

No Orangutans Allowed

In an extraordinary instance of prior restraint, a circuit court has barred a website (whatyoushouldknowaboutshawano.com) from publishing "slanderous or libelous statements" against Shawano, Wisc., Mayor

Foreign Travel, Wife Permitting

Indian men would need the permission of their wives to travel abroad under a proposal being considered by the National Commission for Women.  The Hindustan Times

Om Senate, Senate, Senate!

Rajan Zed became the first Hindu priest ever to deliver the opening prayer in the U.S. Senate on July 12. During the 90 second invocation,


India is considering banning Indian housemaids from countries that hrefuse to sign a labor welfare pact to prevent their exploitation.    A proposal from the Ministry


An online game, titled "ICED: I Can End Deportation," a play on the bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the government agency responsible for

Reverse Reverse Discrimination

Parents of an 11-year-old Indian American denied admission to a New York public school for gifted children are protesting the school district's racial quota rules

India's Right to Information Comes to the US

Indians in America now have access to government information under the 2005 Right to Information Act. Acting on a petition from overseas Indians, Chief Information

Sicko Doctor

Medical Correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta and filmmaker Michael Moore duked it out on CNN's Larry King Live after Moore accused Gupta of doing a hatchet

Flower Power

Thousands of flower bouquets sent to Emilio Gonzales, director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) by protesting green card applicants seem to

Hollywood v. Bollywood

Hollywood has joined the turf war with Bollywood for Indian movie goers.  Spider-Man 3 grossed $4.5 in its first weekend, the highest ever for a foreign

Ah, The Kiss!

With all the controversy over Richard Gere's infamous kiss of Shilpa Shetty, who would imagine that the first public record of the kiss is found,

Palace In The Sky

India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, is constructing a $1 billion 27-story palace in the sky with a helipad, glass fronted apartments for guests, a two-story

South Asian Flak for Obama

A Obama campaign hit on Hillary boomerangs.

15 Year Upsetrician

A doctor couple in Tamil Nadu face disbarment and potential criminal prosecution for encouraging and filming their 15-year old son perform a Caesarean section on

Report This!

A Pasadena, Calif., website, which stirred an international sensation with its plans to hire two journalists in India to report on local government affairs, has

Big B Taxed Over Taxes

Only in Bollywood would they start a tiff over who is the top taxpayer.

Up In Smoke

  "Smoking killed my mom ... I would do it (anti-smoking messages) if someone is interested in working with me. In fact, I'm getting emails from

The Trouble With Meteorites They Fizzle Fast...

A metallic object, celebrated as a rare "meteorite," that crashed through the roof of an Indian couple's home in New Jersey earlier this year is

Mud Bath For The Taj

The Taj Mahal's domed edifice will be caked in mud for two months every two or three years as part of a clean-up operation.The 17th

Don't Like The Smell Of This

Days after an Indian perfume tycoon and his wife were charged with enslaving two Indonesian domestic workers, his company announced that it was suing L'Oreal

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