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The Indian community in the United States is a rather large one. Reports from 2013 said that more than 2 million Indian-born immigrants were living in the US. According to a study by Pew Research Centre, more than 87 percent of the adult Indian-Americans are college graduates. Many of them landed on American soil for higher education and stayed on to work, blending seamlessly into the society. The contributions made by Indian doctors, engineers, IT [...]


For India to get accolades from China on its achievements is as rare as finding a needle in a haystack. But the sky turned blue, a whiff of pleasant scent filled the air from north to south and the sun burned leaves of palm trees spread across the barrier island of Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh, turned green when China heaped praises on India’s low-budget yet successful space programme. Especially after the Indian Space Research Organisation [...]


Vishal Bhardwaj’s latest flick, Rangoon has been 11 years in the making now. Slated for production right after his highly acclaimed hit, Omkara, this movie has broken past many hurdles to find its place at the box office. Even since the start of shoot in November 2015, Rangoon had run up against many roadblocks. And now that it has hit the silver screen, is this period piece worth your wallet? Let’s find out. Movie – [...]

BMC Election 2017

Richest Civic Body In India While the state legislative assembly elections in UP and the terse political situation in Tamil Nadu are hogging much of the media space, an epic battle of a different kind is unfolding in the country’s financial capital – Mumbai. Both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena are locked in a small but significant struggle for dominance of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The BMC elections are held in 227 [...]


Politics of appeasement took centre stage yet again when, earlier this week, Chief Minister of India’s youngest state Telangana, donated Rs 5.5 crore worth of state-owned jewellery to the famous Tirupati Temple in Tirumala. The move was apparently a fulfilment of his promise made during the agitation for an independent Telangana, wherein he publicly took a vow to donate jewellery to the Tirupati temple along with several other temples, once the state won recognition. He [...]

Snapdeal Job Cut

No matter the business model of the venture, or its size, or the fact that it is a small or large enterprise – the only yardstick by which the success of any enterprise can be measured is its profit. And that is where Snapdeal has slipped, its founders concede. Snapdeal is one of India’s earliest and biggest e-commerce players. The co-founders of Snapdeal, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, admitted to have made mistakes and revealed [...]

India vs Australia

Australia is here! The test series that we had been waiting for so long is finally upon us! Even though India has blanked the likes of New Zealand and England already, a similar result against the Aussies would be ‘cleansing’, considering how successful the latter team has been over the years. Even though Australia may have been underperforming of late with series losses to Sri Lanka (away) and South Africa (home), it’s still a team [...]

Militant Ambush in Kashmir

  Three soldiers were martyred and three civilians injured when militants ambushed a search-and-cordon team at Mulu Chitragam, Shopian, 60-km south of Srinagar, at about 2 am on February 23, 2017. The search-and cordon team comprised of both Army and Police officials. A civilian woman also was killed in the cross-fire. The army personnel belonged to Rashtriya Rifles Battalion and were returning after an operation in Kungnoo Shopian when the militants opened fire. The attack [...]

Famous Jyotirlinga Shrines of Lord Shiva

The Supreme Lord Shiva is venerated every year on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri. Literally meaning “the Great Night of Shiva”, Mahashivratri is celebrated on the new moon day (Hindu Calendar) in the month of Maagha, which falls in late winter (February, or March) and before the arrival of spring. This year Mahashivratri will be celebrated on Friday, the 24th of February. Mahashivratri is in fact a very solemn festival; a time for introspection and [...]

Haldiram's Success Story

According to recent reports from the Economic Times, desi food giant Haldiram’s recorded a revenue of Rs 4,000 crore, a 13 percent revenue growth, in the financial year 2016. This figure beats the revenues of the domestic figures of American fast food titans – Mcdonald’s (at Rs 1,390 crore) and Domino’s (at Rs 1,733 crore) for the year. The report also compares the revenue of Haldiram’s with Nestle’s flagship product, Maggi instant noodles which was [...]