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Want a summer adventure? Here are 5 sports to try in India!

So it’s finally summer and time to chill out. If you not looking to travel abroad for a holiday, why not look at an adventurous holiday in India that will get your adrenaline flowing? Getting sporty during June and July is not just fun but also gives you a thrill and an opportunity to try something you haven’t before. Here are 5 sports you can check out this summer. River […]

Where to find the best rabri falooda in Delhi

Whenever I see a neon-lit sign proclaiming the Italian-sounding name Giani’s in Delhi’s shopping and residential areas, I am transported back in time. I spot hordes of people — young and old — jostling for ice cream inside, and often wonder if they know about its roots which lie in a little place in Chandni Chowk. Much before the Giani’s ice cream chain came into being, there was Giani and […]

Impeachment: The Pawar Factor

As the Budget session of Parliament was ending on April 6, several Opposition parties had second thoughts on moving an impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s Rajya Sabha members withdrew their signatures on the draft impeachment notice. It meant the page with the signatures of the DMK MPs had to be removed, and other MPs who had signatures on that page had to […]

Why did India wake up so late to a child rape and murder?

A bright looking eight-year old girl belonging to a Muslim nomadic tribe in Indian-administered Kashmir goes missing in the new year. On 17 January, her battered body is recovered from a forest in Kathua district. Through February, police arrest eight men, including a retired government official, four policemen and a juvenile, in connection with the gang rape and murder of the girl. There are protests in the summer capital, Srinagar, […]

Guess how many Boleros are on Indian roads

At a time when compact SUVs are the rage in India, Mahindra’s Bolero has been there and done a lot of that since it was first launched here in August of 2000. The tough SUV has conquered mountains in far-flung reaches, waded through unexplored streams and cruised on city roads with similar ease. Little wonder then that the Mahindra and Mahindra has now sold 10 lakh units of the vehicle. […]

Forbes' billionaires list 2018: Mukesh Ambani richest among 121 billionaires in India

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is richer by $16.9 billion in 2018 with assets of $40.1 billion, according to Forbes magazine’s annual billionaires list published Tuesday. Ambani moved up to the 19th global rank on the list of 2,208 billionaires worldwide compiled by Forbes. In 2017, he ranked 33rd with $23.2 billion. India has 121 billionaires — 19 more than last year — making them the third largest group of […]

Aruna Reddy wins bronze medal for India in Gymnastics World Cup 2018

Aruna Budda Reddy on Saturday created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup as she clinched a bronze in the women’s vault event here. Reddy could not make it to the national team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games as she was underage but then she took part in the 2014 CWG and now she is well on her way achieving […]

Justin Trudeau Gets PM Modi's Bear Hug On Day 6 Of India Visit: 10 Facts

Five days after landing in India, Canadian premier Justin Trudeau met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today at his ceremonial welcome in Delhi’s Rashtrapati Bhavan. PM Modi greeted Mr Trudeau with his signature bear-hug and posed for photographs with his family, including his daughter Ella Grace, seen in a 2015 photo tweeted by Mr Modi last evening. The two leaders will have a bilateral meeting today. Mr Trudeau’s first visit to […]

Justin Trudeau’s ‘unusual’ India trip raises eyebrows, panned by Canada watchdog

As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his eight-day visit to India, the fact that his schedule includes just half-a-day of official engagements in New Delhi is being described as “unusual” by veteran diplomats and criticised by a Canadian watchdog. A veteran Indian diplomat said in his long experience with bilateral visits, he had never experienced a trip of this nature, where the visiting dignitary spent so little time in […]

Why Are Ties With The UAE Important For India? Here Are Some Answers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, as part of his four-day tour to the Middle East, generated much excitement in the Indian media. On Saturday, Prime Minister Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held detailed discussions on a wide array of issues, ranging from trade, energy, climate change and civil aviation. In the joint statement issued at […]