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Nirupama Rao named visiting fellow at US university

Nirupama Rao, the former Indian Ambassador to the US, has been named as the 'Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow' with the Brown-India initiative at the Watson Institute for International Studies. Rao,......

India to serve as bridge across world's diversity: Krishna

At launch of the 'India Initiative' by the Brown University External Affairs Minister S M Krishan delivered an inspiring speech. Here's the full text: It is a privilege for me to be here at one......

NRI scientist records brain dialogue

A Brown University research team, led by an Indian-American, has found that the electrical activity in the brain cells of sleeping mice isn't completely random. The team observed a dialogue between......

The argument for India

External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh delivered this facinating lecture at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.India has a larger message for the world, one that acquires even......

Going gaga about Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal and I went to the same university, Brown. Sure, I was there several years before him, but nevertheless, it's true: we share our alma mater. So given his sudden rise to prominence, I......

Two US-based Indian women win exalted fellowship

Lakshmi Balachandra of Boston College and Ishani Tewari of Brown University were among 15 exceptional doctoral students honored by the Kauffman Foundation with its annual Dissertation......

Foreign varsity funds eye Indian markets

San Francisco Employees' Retirement System (SFERS), Brown University and Texas Investment Management have joined the list of global pension, endowment and universities' funds that are attracted by......

How Tom Uncle's Maggi Point is surviving the noodles crisis

The popular DU kiosk is losing approximately Rs 2,000 per day, even though they still serve instant noodles While I find it incredibly hard to navigate through the complex roads of New......

Jaitley talks tough on black money, sells India story

  'This is the first year when I initiated some harsh measures to counter the black money menace and I have received the highest criticism' Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in Silicon......

10 Indians who are heading top tech firms, exciting projects

From being ridiculed by the western world for being a land of snake charmers, Indians have established themselves on the global business stage. Image: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Photograph,......

Talvar is a smart film

'Talvar belongs to Irrfan Khan, who plays the chief investigating officer. With each new film,' reports Aseem Chhabra from the Toronto film festival, 'this very fine actor continues to surprise us......

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown dies

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown passed away on July 26. The 22 year old was found in an unresponsive state by her partner Nick......

Jaws drove people away from beaches...and into theatres!

When Jaws released in June 1975, it changed the way Americans watch movies, says Aseem Chhabra. It was the summer of 1975 and Americans were out celebrating their greatest outdoor passion -- going......

The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon dies at 59

Philanthropist Sam Simon, one of the creative minds behind the popular animated series The Simpsons, has passed away due to terminal colon cancer. He was 59. Simon died yesterday at......

Review: Interstellar is a true cinematic milestone

Interstellar is an incredible ride, a film that will scare and stupefy and drop jaws and make us weep, the kind of film that makes our hearts thump against our ribs for forty straight-minutes and......

10 lesser known facts about newly-crowned Wimbledon champion Sania Mirza

India's Sania Mirza (right) and Switzerland's Martina Hingis are ecstatic on winning their Wimbledon doubles title on Saturday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images When you think of Indian......

US led FIFA probe should not harm expected 2026 bid: analysts

Activists from advocacy group Avaaz demonstrate near the Hallenstadion, in Zurich. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters America's chances of hosting the 2026 World Cup are not likely to be hurt by a......

Formula One under pressure end alcohol sponsorship

Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren Honda sports an alcohol company sponsorship. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images Formula One was accused of sending out a mixed message on alcohol at the......

World's fastest man Bolt loses opening race of season

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (left) runs next to Tyquendo Tracey. Photograph: Gilbert Bellamy/Reuters World's fastest man Usain Bolt lost his opening race of the season on Saturday, anchoring the Racers......

Don't Miss! Best Sports Photos of the Week!

When Wayne Rooney played his hundreth match for England on Saturday, he was honoured with a trophy. Djokovic was in sublime form at the recently concluded ATP World Tour Finals, seeing him end the......
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