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Hindi Bolo

Hindi, Arabic and Chinese scripts can now be used in Website domain names.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the official body that

Haldi Zapping

Turmeric, commonly used in cooking and herbal treatments in India, may be an effective medicine to treat oesophageal cancer. A study in the British Journal

Underwater Cabinet Meeting

To bring attention to global warming that is raising sea levels endangering the survival of the Indian Ocean archipelago of Maldives, its  President Mohamed Nasheed

Students Cop Out

New Indian graduate student enrollment declined 16% this year, according to the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).The CGS reported that foreign graduate enrollment was flat

Naipaul's Half Life

V.S. Naipaul, the 77-year-old Nobel Prize winning author, is mistakenly listed as dead in court filings in the trial of two Chicago men accused of

Huffing Yoga

State officials recently notified the Yoga centers that they are liable for sales tax

Freedom Curry!

They were very happy and told my interpreter that I seemed to be a safe guy."

May It Please Your Honor

Dickinson forwarded the email to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, which charged Chowan with misconduct.

Megha Mittal Goes Shopping

Megha Mittal, daughter-in-law of Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, is acquiring the bankrupt European luxury fashion house Escada.Escada, which sells women's clothing has 400 stores in

Gandhi Watch

Mahatma Gandhi’s 140th birth anniversary on Oct. 2 sparked a revival in all things Gandhian. • His historic house in Johannesburg, South Africa, almost a century ago

Air Melee

Air India has grounded the crew of an Indian Airlines Airbus after airline staffers traded blows in the cockpit and the aisles during a flight

India Rejects Mother Teresa Claim

India has rejected a demand by the Albanian government to return the remains of Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, who is buried in the city of

Ramdev’s Peace Island

Devotees of yoga and lifestyle guru Baba Ramdev are creating a yoga retreat on a $3 million tiny North Ayrshire island of Little Cumbrae in

$40 To India

Would you like a round trip ticket between the U.S. and India for $40? Thanks to a computer error, for two hours in Oct 2,

Ignoble Laureate?

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, the Cambridge molecular biologist who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is frustrated with the deluge of emails clogging his e-mail box,

Win Some, Lose Some

In a landmark civil rights victory for the Sikh community, the U.S. government has agreed to reverse its ban on turbans and beards among federal

Rushdie, Sir!

When my marriage to Padma ended I was saddened and hurt.

Indians UAE’s Largest Expatriates Group

community is by far the largest expatriate group in the kingdom.

Taj Mahal Replica

Indians in New Zealand are proposing to create replica of the Taj Mahal.

Lotto Heist

A lotto clerk pocketed a winning ticket after secretly confirming the win.

Basting Her Belly

“Every morning, there’s a buttering ceremony after I get out of the shower."

Ride Of Her Life

A 26-year-old Chicago tourist to India is hitching a ride for keeps. Whitney married auto rickshaw driver Harish Hotala who she had hired to drive

India’s First Woman Diplomat

C B Muthamma, India’s first woman diplomat, died at a private hospital in Bangalore. Muthamma, 85, served as the ambassador to Hungary, the Netherlands and

Commonwealth Games Jitters

The glacial pace at which preparations are underway, has led to media speculation that the largest athletic event India has ever hosted could turn out to be an embarrassing debacle.

The Mountbatten Affair

Production of a film portraying a clandestine and intense affair between former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Lady Edwina Mountbatten, wife of India’s last

Pee Pilao

A Hindu group is preparing to launch a new soft drink made from cow’s urine. Gau Jal, currently undergoing laboratory tests, is made of cow’s

Moon Water

 A NASA instrument carried aboard India’s first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 has found evidence of water molecules on the polar regions of the moon, a discovery

McCurry’s Hot For McDonald

Fast food giant McDonald’s has lost a battle in a Malaysian appeals court to prevent a restaurant McCurry from using the ‘Mc’ prefix in its

Bike Rage

A cyclist convicted of assaulting pedestrians in Leicester, United Kingdom, has been banned from riding in the city.Police accuse Gurnaik Singh Dogra, 27, of a

Anand Gone

Self-styled celebrity designer for the stars Anand Jon Alexander has been sentenced to 59 years to life imprisonment following his conviction on 14 counts of

Tweaking Tharoor

 Shashi Tharoor, India’s minister of state for external affairs, has built a reputation and 230,000 followers on the popular messaging service Twitter. But an offhand

Indian Math Challenge

Producers of Two Million Minutes, a documentary critical of the U.S. educational system, are daring American high school kids to take “The Third World Challenge,”

Outta Here

They were publicly humiliated for exercising a right that was guaranteed to them by the United States Constitution.

Immigration Fraud

A former U.S. immigration official is imprisoned for bringing two Indians into the country illegally.

Sex Drive

India’s cricket coach Gary Kirsten is taking flak in the media after a dossier emerges in which players are encouraged to have sex to bolster their cricket performance.

Indians Fastest Growing Illegal Group

 The number of undocumented Indians in the United States has more than doubled since 2000 to 270,000, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,

India Happier Place

Latin America is the happiest and East African the unhappiest place on Earth.The Happy Planet Index, compiled by UK-based New Economics Foundation, ranks India 35

US Censure

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom’s 2009 report has placed India, along with Afghanistan, Cuba, Somalia, Venezuela and Turkey, among 12 countries on its

SRK Turns Back On US

Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan says he will avoid traveling to the U.S. after his humiliating ordeal at Newark’s Liberty International Airport during which he

The Price is Right

The 100-year-old house in a quiet Johannesburg suburb where Mahatma Gandhi lived as a young lawyer is attracting renewed attention as it goes on sale.The

Cremation Rising

The proportion of Americans who are cremated has grown six fold in the past three decades and nearly one-third of all bodies are cremated, according

Chicken Tikka Masala Sizzles

A Glasgow chef is seeking to patent chicken tikka masala, outraging culinary experts and Indian chefs. Ahmed Aslam Ali, owner of the Shish Mahal restaurant in

Girls Outnumber Boys In Delhi

In 2008, there were 1004 girl births for 1,000 boy births.


An all Patel district cricket team.

Barren Hope

The mysterious 45.52 carat diamond blue gem has long been associated with a curse, which is more the stuff of legend than fact.

Targeting Ganesh?

Police in Fairfax, Virginia, suspect that burglars are targeting Hindu homes in the county.

Parallel Admissions

A special investigating commission concluded that the University of Illinois ran a parallel “shadow admissions process” that admitted underqualified students, forcing the resignation of virtually all trustees.

False Profit

The pastor of an Indian cable-TV ministry in upstate New York has been charged with bilking investors of $2 million in a jewelry scam. Samuel

Shaming The Gods

In a bid to shame the Gods into delivering rain, frustrated farmers near Banke Bazaar, in Bihar, asked their unmarried daughters to strip naked to

Savita Bhabhi Banned

Savitabhabhi.com, a wildly popular adult cartoon site, has been blocked by the Indian government. An official of Controller of Certifying Authorities, which is responsible for

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