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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.

Scamster Poet?

Ramalinga Raju, founder chairman of Satyam Computers, currently imprisoned on chrages of masterminding India’s biggest corporate fraud, has published a book of Telugu poems, which include odes to morality and ethics.

Got Rakhied

Neelima Chaturvedi, coordinator of the city-based Rakhi Centre, said, “It will certainly act as a deterrent.”

Texting for 74-Year-Old

Anna Hazare was the most popular Indian personality on social media during his 12-day fast against corruption. His page attracted almost 400,000 “likes” on Facebook, and

May it Please Your Honor

A scientist who was being badgered by family members over his property gifted his estate to the Supreme Court instead. A lawyer for Balram Nath Nigam’s

Freedom Cow

A British businessman Kosh Patel is offering a $15,000 reward to bring the cow to South Wales to serve as a mascot for a new social enterprise to promote vegetarianism.


A new website Samosapedia is attempting to use crowd-sourcing to compile a guide to Indian English.

Horoscopes Admissible Evidence

The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that a horoscope is admissible evidence to prove a person’s date of birth.

Rakhis for Canadian Police

Young Hindu girls tied rakhis on the wrists of police officers in London, near Ontario, Canada on Raksha Bandhan. Since “Raksha” stands for “protection” and “Bandhan”

Cheapest Mega-City

Mumbai is the cheapest megacity in the world.

Indian or Bangladeshi?

Residents of an Indian enclave to be transferred to Bangladesh can opt to take Bangladeshi citizenship or move to India where it would be the Indian government’s responsibility to provide them land for resettlement.

Back to School

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and 19 of his cabinet colleagues are undertaking a management course “Governance Insight For Transformation” at the

Dhania Medicine

Coriander has anti-bacterial properties that prevent food poisoning and can treat antibiotic-resistant infections. Researchers at Portugal’s University of Beira Interior found that “coriander oil damages

Killer Indian Beetle

The bug has been intercepted 100 times nationwide so far this year, compared to an average of 15 times in 2007-2009, most recently in bags of rice at Chicago’s Ohare Airport.

Trousers Didn’t Fit, You Must Acquit

Dr Narendra Sharma had been accused of performing obscene acts on himself for his own “sexual stimulation and gratification.”


In a sign that the British tongue is spicing up, jalfrezi has displaced tikka masala as the most popular curry in the U.K., according to a poll by the British Curry Club.

Stressed Out

Indian women are the world’s most stressed.

You Haven’t Got Mail!

Indian outsourcing companies may be providing technology solutions to the world’s largest companies, but Indian government officials, right up to the Indian prime minister’s office and the Indian Air Force, rely on free e-mail services from Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo to conduct official business, according to a Bloomberg report.

Uranium Doubles

The discovery of new uranium reserves in Andhra Pradesh will nearly double India’s uranium reserves, according to the chairman of India’s atomic energy commission.

Repenting Samosas

A New Jersey Indian restaurant can be sued for emotional distress as well as the costs of religious purification ceremonies in Haridwar, by 16 patrons to whom it accidentally served non vegetarian food.

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