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Meaty Matters

Meat consumption is on the rise in India, with per capita consumption topping 5 to 5.5 kgs. a year, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO.

Dream Act

Last year, Congress considered, but failed to pass, the Dream Act, which would have given students like Chahal a break.

Hot Yogi

Yoga guru to the stars, Bikram Choudury, could not hold on to his inner peace when an interviewer for the London The Times ventured into

No House for Mrs Biswas

I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not

Snap, What a Deal!

Enthusiastic villagers decided to rename their village from Shiv Nagar to Snapdeal.com Nagar

Undiplomatic Conduct

A former maid is accusing India’s New York consulate of using her as forced labor and making a sexual advance. Santosh Bhardwaj, 45, alleges in her lawsuit that she was made to work 105-hour a week for just $300 a month and had to sleep in a storage room.

Well-Educated Star

Raju deleted her Twitter, Facebook and MySpace accounts after video of the altercation surfaced and went viral.

Outing Bribes

A new website is shining a spotlight on corruption in India by allowing users to share their bribery experiences. Ipaidabribe.com seeks to “uncover the market price

Maya, Anaya and Arjun

Maya, a name also popular among African Americans, is the most popular Indian female baby name in the United States. Arjun retained its rank as

Out On Her A...

Back home in South Africa, Pasqualotto claims she has been offered a major role in a Bollywood film and will appear at the inaugural India Grand Prix in October.

Age matters between the legs

The 2006 conversations were disclosed after the Indian Supreme Court lifted its five-year-old gag order on the tapes.

Cheap $hot

Members of India’s medical community are bristling at what they term as Pres. Barack Obama’s cheap shot at the country’s “cheap” healthcare.  Speaking at a

Eluding Marriage

Ratan Tata, head the Tata Group, one of India’s largest business empires, recently revealed that he come close to marrying four times, but “each time

The State of Belief

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, often touted as a Tea Party favorite for the Republican presidential nomination, is turning heads with his spirited defense of

Spycam Student Indicted

A RutgersUniversity student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate having gay sex has been indicted on a sexual orientation hate crime

Going Home

The study found that family considerations and a desire to give back were the strongest motivators for returning to India.

Guru On The Lamb

Prakashanand Saraswati, the 82-year-old charismatic founder and spiritual guru of Barsana Dham in Austin, Texas, billed as the largest Hindu Temple in North America, has

Indians Need Not Apply

A Seattle apartment complex has agreed to a $110,000 penalty for discriminating against Indians, African Americans and Hispanics to settle a Justice Department lawsuit. The lawsuit

Hair Trigger

A Sikh inmate challenges the hair policy in a California prison.

Smells Of Curry

A British teacher is accused of spraying air freshener on Asian children who smelled of curry.

The Abdul Diaries

Karim was recruited to wait tables during Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee in 1887.

Former Marine Leads New Charge

Former marine Anuradha Bhagwati, executive director of Service Women’s Action Network, an advocacy group for women veterans, is leading the charge behind an explosive class

Bhangra Anthem

Black Mahal, a San Francisco based Punjabi funk group headed by Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti, captured Superbowl fans with its Bhangra-infused anthem “Black, White and

Colin Firth

Colin Firth, who is widely considered a front runner for this year’s Oscar for best actor for his role in The King’s Speech says he

Replica Of Kailash-Masoravar

Artist rendition of a miniature Kailash Mansarovar proposed to be built near Dallas by Siddhayatan Ashram.   

Chandraswamy Melts Iron Lady

British Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher consulted with Indian tantric Sri Chandraswamy while she was opposition leader. According to former Indian Former Minister Natwar Singh, who

No Friend In Facebook

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has secured a restraining order against a California man accused of stalking him. 31-year-old Pradeep Manukonda of Milpitas, who repeatedly pestered Zuckerberg

Detroit School Backpeddles

A Detroit-area school district is reversing a ban on Sikh students from wearing a small, religious dagger to school. The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools had imposed the

Weddings On Diet

India’s food minister wants to curb “extravagant and luxurious functions,” which, he says, are contributing to food inflation.  Food and consumer affairs minister, KV Thomas, says

Krishna’s Portuguese Faux Pas

It wasn’t an entirely “happy coincidence” for India’s external affairs minister SM Krishna, who mistakenly began reading aloud the speech of the Portuguese foreign minister

Palin’s India

Previous conclaves have featured speakers such as former U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Gen. Colin Powell. Tickets for the two-day event are priced at Rs. 85,000 ($1,850).

Hold It Britney

Indian designers Shane and Falguni Peacock’s outfitted Britney Spears for her video Hold It Against Me. 

Wannabe Lawyer

Staff at the Skokie courthouse became suspicious of Malik’s behavior during a hearing in December and court officials soon realized he didn’t have a license to practice law.

Lord Shani Standing Guard

Ever since the most revered temple came into existence several years ago, the village has not witnessed a single crime.

Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna

Lakshmi’s attorney Jay D. Silverstein told People that “she is saddened and gravely disappointed that Mr. Dell has chosen a very public means of filing his petition with the court rather than doing so in a confidential or sealed manner, which is customary in cases involving a very young child.”

Mahindra Humanities Center At Harvard

Anand Mahindra has donated $10 million, the largest gift for the study of humanities in Harvard’s history.

Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter actress threatened with death by family members for romancing a Hindu man.

Sanitation Drag

The report quantifies the economic losses to India, and shows that children and poor households bear the brunt of poor sanitation.

The Last Dance

Police say Shrien Dewani hired three men for $2,000 to kill his wife, Anni Dewani, 28, from Sweden.

Key Indian Sites

Four Indian sites are among the targets of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba, according to U.S. cables leaked by Wikileaks.

Not What The Yoga Guru Ordered

Deep knee bends impose pressure on the cartilage, which degenrates knee joints.

Duck yourself!

The state Court of Appeals said Kapoor’s failure to scream “fore” before accidentally zinging Anand did not amount to intentional or reckless conduct.

Back To Pennsylvania Ave

Kal Penn is returning to the White House Office of Public Engagement to work as an associate director after filming the latest “Harold and Kumar”

Harry Potter Endangers India’s Owls

Harry Potter craze has resulted in a national infatuation with owls.

Zapping Coconuts

They stripped all trees around a museum he visited of coconuts to protect him from accidental bonking.

Centenarian PhD

A 100-year-old Indian freedom fighter is vying to become the oldest Ph.D. student in the country. Bholaram Das has enrolled for a PhD in Gauhati

Research Sabotage

An Indian post graduate student at the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has been convicted of sabotaging the experiments of a colleague out of

Premier League Cancels Two Franchises

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has yanked the Indian Premier League licenses of the Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab for breaching

Don’t Monkey With Us

A contingent of langurs was deployed at the Commonwealth Games venues to chase away monkeys.   Ten langurs were posted outside the boxing and hockey stadiums

No Show for Salahi Photos

People simply aren’t crashing the gates for signed photos of the Salahis who gained notoriety for crashing a White House state dinner for Indian Prime

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