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Noted author and journalist Khushwant Singh dies at 99

Noted author and journalist Khushwant Singh, one of the finest Indian writers in English in contemporary times, died in Delhi on Thursday at the age of 99. The veteran writer, who was ill, passed......

'Sanskrit must be janbhasha; it's not a language of Brahmins alone'

Many feel that Indian languages are in a mess and what one witnesses is a mixture of English, Persian and Arabic in our regional languages. The question is, how do we purify Indian languages and......

China honours Indian journalist with highest award for foreigners

Ravi Shankar, a senior Indian journalist working with a leading state-run English newspaper, was presented with 'Friendship Award', China's highest honour for foreign experts for their contribution......

Gambhir to play for English county side Essex Eagles

In his bid to make a comeback into the Indian team, senior opener Gautam Gambhir will be plying his trade for the English county side Essex for the remainder of the English domestic......

Zareer Masani on Thomas Macaulay's legacy in India

'English has become the most aspirational language for India's poor and disadvantaged. Anyone who has any desire to improve their prospects and wants upward mobility, the first thing they do is......

New Apple iOS update: Siri now understands Indian English

The latest update for Apple's iOS operating system from iPhones and iPads now provides Indian English support to its digital personal assistant Siri marking the country's growing importance as......

Soon, Google content in local Indian languages

To expand the reach of the Internet to the 60 per cent non-English speaking people in the country, Google India has initiated an Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA), a group of stakeholders in......

Glimpses from India's BPO industry

India is the world's favoured market for BPO companies. With low labour costs, huge talent pool of skilled and english-speaking professionals, India has an edge over its competitors. India's......

'Young workforce from India better than China's'

India has a big advantage over China in the global labour market, as its young and English-speaking literate workforce is much more relevant on the global level, as per leading human resource......

4 Indians among world's 100 most powerful women: Forbes

State Bank of India chief Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI bank head Chanda Kochhar, Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and HT Media chair Shobhana Bhartia are among the world's 100 most powerful......

Review: English Vinglish is a winner all the way

Raja Sen thinks Sridevi excels in her comeback film.In India, our post-Colonial hangover includes a peculiar English-language elitism, where those even halfway in control of the language thumb......

Dileep: Kavya is not the reason for my divorce

A lowdown of what's happening Malayalam cinema!   Malayalam star Dileep has refuted the rumours that actress Kavya Madhavan is responsible behind the divorce with his wife Manju Warrier.......

The Pakistan that India loves!

The ordinary life lived in Pakistan is now a part of the Indian imagination thanks to the popularity of Pakistani television serials in India, says Mohammad Asim Siddiqui. Image: Mahira Khan,......

Exclusive! Saving the Apu Trilogy

The journey of the digitally restored version of The Apu Trilogy is packed with dark stories and years of near detective work by those determined to preserve some of Satyajit Ray's finest works.......

The first Pakistani to win an Oscar jazzes it up

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's next film is about aging Pakistani musicians who get a second chance because of jazz. Karachi-based Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is the first Pakistani to have won an Oscar, for......

Warner defends 'speak English' comment; fined over row with Rohit

Shane Watson of Australia and Rohit Sharma of India exchange words after an overthrow during the One Day International match between Australia and India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.......

English experience will help Indians in Australia tour: Laxman

VVS Laxman with Sourav Ganguly. Photograph: PTI VVS Laxman said that the English experience would help the cricketers do well in the gruelling Australia tour that precedes the World Cup. "I'm sure......

'It is a cheap shot to blame the IPL for India's poor show in Tests'

Kevin Pietersen. Photograph: BCCI English cricketers can "forget" about the shorter format unless they embrace the Indian Premier League, according to the maverick Kevin Pietersen, who says his......

Varun Aaron to play for Durham county

India fast bowler Varun Aaron will play for Durham in the remainder of the English county season. He becomes the second Indian this summer to play for a county club after promising batsman......

'We don't want Botham's advice on IPL, we have Gavaskar and Kapil'

English cricket legend Ian Botham. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters The Board of Control for Cricket in India has rubbished former England great Ian Botham's criticism of the......
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On Africa Day, UN chief spotlights continent's achievements, reflects on challenges of 2015

29 May 2015 The Continent: Each year, Africa Day is an opportunity to celebrate the continent's achievements and to reflect on its challenges,... ...

http://www.observerindia.com/cms/sites/orfonline/modules/africaweekly/AfricaWeeklyDetail.html?cmaid=83306&mmacmaid=83307&volumeno=IV&issueno=40
Micromax Canvas Doodle 4 With 6-Inch Display Launched at Rs. 9,499

After teasing it for a week, Micromax on Friday launched the Canvas Doodle 4 in India at Rs. 9,499. The smartphone was notably also listed on a... ...

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/micromax-canvas-doodle-4-with-6-inch-display-launched-at-rs-9499-697659
Dutch PM to lead business team to India

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is coming to India on a three-day visit June 6-7 with a trade delegation to strengthen economiic and political ties... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/business/dutch-pm-to-lead-business-team-to-india/66184.html
No cap on tunes

With films, albums and shows, a cappella groups are having it like never before Remember how hard the Barden Bellas pitch-slapped last time?... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/a-cappella-music-a-look-at-few-indian-groups/article7260506.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Chennai vs Kolkata on Oct 3, final on Dec 20

1 Min ago Indian Super League announced fixtures for their second season which will be staged across eight cities in India from 3rd October to... ...

http://news.Indiaonline.in/ISL-2015-schedule-announced-Chennai-vs-Kolkata-on-Oct-3-final-on-Dec-20-447911

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