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Dina Wadia: Jinnah’s daughter, and a symbol of India and Pakistan’s tumultuous history

Dina Wadia, the 98-year-old daughter of Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah, is no more. Rarely seen or heard in public, Wadia has remained an…
A year after demonetisation, a mother mourns a baby because a hospital refused her old notes

A year after demonetisation, a mother mourns a baby because a hospital refused her old notes

One recent evening, the laughter of playing children filled the narrow lane leading to Kiran and Jagdish Sharma’s home in the Mumbai suburb of Govandi.…
One of Mumbai’s oldest fish markets is getting a funky street-art makeover

One of Mumbai’s oldest fish markets is getting a funky street-art makeover

Whenever the public art collective St+art India completes a project, it’s not unusual for it to attract some confused reactions. Some passersby are delighted by…
A small city in Ukraine gave the world the concepts of “genocide” and “crimes against humanity”

A small city in Ukraine gave the world the concepts of “genocide” and “crimes against humanity”

Lviv, Ukraine Lviv, a Polish city up to the 18th century, has been in rapid succession Austrian, Austro-Hungarian, Polish again, Russian, briefly western Ukrainian, then…
Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise

Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise

Alarmist scientists have been caught red-handed tampering with raw data in order to exaggerate sea level rise.
Alibaba Cloud is opening its first data center in India

Alibaba Cloud is opening its first data center in India

Alibaba is bringing its cloud computing business into India as it continues to expand its fast-growing business unit. The Chinese firm said today that its first data center on Indian soil will come

Google might set up Pixel 2 retail stores in India

India is the world's second largest smartphone market, second only to China. It makes sense, then, that Google would want to push hard to sell its Pixel 2 phones in the region. According to a new
Indian customers are not loving it as McDonald’s shuts 20% of its outlets down

Indian customers are not loving it as McDonald’s shuts 20% of its outlets down

McDonald’s Indian business has taken a year-end beating due to a power struggle with one of its local partners. The American fast-food chain has shut…
56,000 layoffs and counting: India’s IT bloodbath this year may just be the start

56,000 layoffs and counting: India’s IT bloodbath this year may just be the start

For Indian techies, 2017 was the stuff of nightmares. One of the top employment generators until a few years ago, India’s $160 billion IT industry…
2017: The year when Indian hip-hop cemented its place on the music charts

2017: The year when Indian hip-hop cemented its place on the music charts

India’s underground hip-hop is no longer confined to the underground. Having come of age over the past few years, the genre spent 2017 consolidating its…
The rampaging Karni Sena is proof of India’s barbaric, medieval heart

The rampaging Karni Sena is proof of India’s barbaric, medieval heart

In 1947, while gaining independence at long last, the Indian subcontinent convulsed in cataclysmic violence, leaving up to two million butchered. In the face of…
One of India’s oldest and most famous dynasties is built on a chance encounter with an American artist

One of India’s oldest and most famous dynasties is built on a chance encounter with an American artist

In the 19th century, the Hutheesings were one of India’s wealthiest and most prestigious families. With business connections stretching across the world, the family amassed…
India has a new caste for native English speakers only

India has a new caste for native English speakers only

Sometime around 2012 or 2013, my daughters stopped speaking in Konkani, our mother tongue. It isn’t entirely clear what provoked it, perhaps it was a…
Asia’s Fastest Growing Airport Is in New Delhi, India

Asia’s Fastest Growing Airport Is in New Delhi, India

India's aviation growth is impressive, especially given that about 97 percent of the population has never flown, according to SpiceJet. Maybe the Delhi airport can give Beijing and Atlanta a run for
An Indian bank just uncovered a $1.7 billion fraud at a single branch

An Indian bank just uncovered a $1.7 billion fraud at a single branch

Punjab National Bank (PNB), India’s second-largest government-owned lender, has discovered a fraud worth $1.77 billion at one of its branches in Mumbai. This amount is…
The promise of a hyperloop in India: 150km in 25 minutes

The promise of a hyperloop in India: 150km in 25 minutes

In a decade from now, going by promises, travelling the 150 kilometre distance between Mumbai and Pune may take just as long as getting food…
India inches ahead in the race to build a Hyperloop

India inches ahead in the race to build a Hyperloop

Plenty of places have committed to exploring the economic viability of building a Hyperloop, but nobody has been brave enough to say they'll actually construct one. It's why the news coming out of
The story behind those stickers covering India’s street carts and railway stations

The story behind those stickers covering India’s street carts and railway stations

In a country where textbooks are best-sellers, a movement is trying to bring literature and poetry to the streets—but not in book form. StickLit, created…
Berlin is the best city in the world for culture, say expats

Berlin is the best city in the world for culture, say expats

Berlin’s wealth of museums, galleries, and nightlife is what expats love most about the German capital. A new survey from HSBC found 70% of expats…