The Indian-American pie
With this piece, Rohini Balakrishnan Ramanathan kicks off a freewheeling column addressing culture, music, annoying 'Americanized' friends and more...
Woman with a view
Mitra Sen, photographer, director, teacher, captures the best of India in soft focus.
High-tech visa bill battle rages on
The H1-B legislation is stuck because Democrats first want illegal immigrants from the Caribbean and Latino countries given US citizenship while the Republicans don't.
Carbon dioxide has competition in global warming game
Scientists have recently discovered that the large quantity of airborne soot over the Indian Ocean has the alarming ability to raise atmospheric temperatures and quicken global warming. The effect is three to five times stronger than that due to carbon dioxide.
I hope to stay away from stereotypes: Ali Kazimi
He's taken a shot at everything. From rivers to Indians to arranged marriages. Ali Kazimi is an avant-garde filmmaker who has the conviction to film what he believes in.
'We are not a match for even Pakistan'
'We have deluded ourselves into believing that we don't need to do any of the things others did to achieve nuclear deterrence. This has been the Indian tradition, a habit of mind that is difficult to contest,' says security affairs specialist Prof Bharat Karnad.
'In every society state breakdown always allows the most extreme people to emerge'
'The whole issue of terrorism with the presence of foreign mercenaries in Afghanistan now is a result of the US encouragement in the 1980s for radical Muslims to come to Afghanistan from all over the world and fight jehad,' says journalist-author Ahmed Rashid.
'You can do whatever you believe of yourself'
From theatre to ad films to TV serials and feature films -- Kitu Gidwani has done it all and scored full marks every time. Her motto: be yourself at all times. The rest comes easy.
US team secretly meets PM over J&K
A senior home ministry official said the Americans had stressed that the deadlock was pushing both New Delhi and Islamabad into an arms race.
A boy of letters
But George Thampy, who won the National Spelling Bee title, believes his ultimate calling is medicine.
Truth and conjecture make an inseparable mix in Leslie Forbes' novels, all of them set in India.
There may be a Kashmir mediator after all
MEA sources claim that Farook Kathwari, a US-based furniture dealer who shuttles between Delhi and Islamabad, may be the man in the middle.
Alternative medicine site gets top billing
Psychology Today says holistic-online.com, founded by Jacob and Shila Mathew, is the best web site to learn about ayurveda and other alternative therapies.
Mixed bag at Zee Gold awards show
But multiple gaffes and embarrassing errors made no difference to the star-struck audience.
On foreign shores
A new arrival in America describes her tumultuous feelings on reaching the new world.
Ashok Amritraj battles for the best
But his latest film, Battlefield Earth, starring John Travolta, stumbled at the box office and drew flak from the critics.
Failed writer commits suicide
Unable to meet the high standards he had set for himself, H S Bhabra killed himself.
Giving viewers the best deal
Sumi Das of ZDTV makes a name reviewing and recommending the best gizmos available.