While India loves to flaunt its big brother status among its neighbours near and far, as far as its buzzing economy goes, along with the giant strides made in science and technology (Martian exploits et al) it wouldn’t hurt to pause a bit and look closer as there might just be a few humbling lessons, especially with regard to tourism, that can be learnt from these nations
An astounding 7,666 nominations had been filed for the state assembly elections as of Saturday, the last day to do so
Modi supporters are everywhere. I bet Mangalyaan will find them even on Mars. Here in New York, there are Modi supporters all across Manhattan
The special court’s verdict sentencing Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa as well as her aides and relatives for disproportionate assets is a landmark judgment, especially in a country where corruption has practically come to be a way of life
Word comes in that Bollywood's rockstar Ranbir Kapoor, who turned 32 yesterday, chose to bring in his birthday on Saturday night with a party at a suite at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba
The biblical, or Abrahamic, worldview informs the Western view, just as the Hindu worldview informs the Indian worldview
When everywhere people are talking about feminism and women’s issues, can there be anything to worry about?
It's been an action-packed fortnight. The Incheon games are underway, and luncheons at the White House are being prepared, even though Modiji is fasting
Bollywood has been doing a lot for women lately. Actually for a while, but some recent releases have taken significant leaps ahead, in a sea of miasma
Lord Palmerston had national interest in mind when he loftily declared, “We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies
It's that time of year. The stars have aligned, the mahurats are perfect, and most importantly, the Marine Drive gymkhanas are ready
Former captain Ravi Shastri’s appointment as Team Director till the end of the 2015 ICC World Cup was expected, but it still needs to be appreciated and applauded
It was only in 1990 that the state voted for a single party rule when the Congress, under the then CM Sharad Pawar’s leadership, thwarted a challenge from the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, then under the late Bal Thackeray
A policeman shot two men in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi yesterday. One of them lost his life, while the other was wounded
Yet again the choice of an ‘obscure’ film, Liar’s Dice, as compared to the more popular choices for the official Indian entry to the Academy awards, has rankled a few filmmakers
If our sources are to be believed, hunky, retrosexual, deep sea-diving filmmaker Homi Adajania (!) has signed Deepika Padukone and Varun Dhawan to play the protagonists of his next project, a Bollywood adaptation of the world-famous book, 'The Fault In Our Stars'
Two cricketing personalities surprised me by handing me a copy of their bio-data before they could be interviewed
On Tuesday morning, a white tiger killed a 20-year-old man identified only as Maqsood in the New Delhi zoo
The 2014 Lok Sabha elections proved that the well-accepted belief that this is an era of coalition politics and the days of single party rule was over wrong
We caught up with the lovely Lisa Haydon, who featured prominently in the just-released poster of Akshay Kumar's upcoming film 'The Shaukeen'