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Indian cab driver arrested on charges of rape in US

An Indian cab driver in New York has been arrested on charges that he raped and robbed a 26-year-old passenger in his taxi last year. Gurmeet Singh, 40, had allegedly held his victim at knifepoint......

Taxi Yoga: Road rage to road sage

Arthur J Pais talks to Andrew Vollo, who has been training New York taxi drivers in yoga and T'ai Chi for over eight years. Andrew Vollo, who has spent over 16 years driving a cab full time in New......

New York cabbies up in arms against GPS

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a major cabbies advocacy group led by its executive director Bhairavi Desai, has threatened to go on strike if the city does not address the drivers' concerns......

Indian American wins Ford Foundation award

\nIndian-American Bhairavi Desai, who has led a diverse population of New York taxi drivers in their fight for fair treatment, has won the Ford Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World......

Can Modi leverage global eminence to advance India's interests?

'You can see the essential contours of his new Pakistan strategy. Rather than keep engaging with or humouring them, he'd rather work on taking their four biggest supporters -- the US, China, the......

Google has made teachers less awe-inspiring, grandparents more idle: Modi

‘If Facebook were a country, it would be the third most populous one and the most connected.’ 'The status that now matters is not whether you are awake or asleep, but whether you are......

Ola raises $222.5 million in fresh funding

Ola, India's biggest taxi-hailing service, has raised Rs 1,478 crore or Rs 14.78 billion ($222.5 million) in a fresh round of funding from investors led by New York-based Falcon Edge Capital, about......

Future imperfect for Indian startups

The high drama of startups speed-dating with angel investors is hard to match, but will India get a new economy at the end of it?, asks Rahul Jacob.  Image: India is witnessing a boom of......

Mumbai is costliest city for travellers, Chandigarh best holiday spot

The survey conducted in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata and Chandigarh took into account typical costs for two people. Mumbai is the most expensive for......

Uber to invest $50mn in Hyderabad; set up biggest global office

  Taxi-hailing app Uber will invest $50 million in Hyderabad over the next five years to establish a facility that will house hundreds of its employees and would be its biggest international......

'I won't make a typical Bollywood film'

'I was broke and jobless. There was a lot of pressure to earn money. I was 23.' National award winner Chaitanya Tamhane tells us the story behind his film, Court. Chaitanya Tamhane's first feature......

'I am a better cook than actor'

'Smita Patil was the reason I got into films. She kept telling me to get into films but I said I was happy doing theatre, I don’t like films. Today, when I look back, I don’t......

Akshay Kumar: The dog is the hero

Bollywood biggie Akshay Kumar tells Aseem Chhabra about his new co-star, explains his 70:30 equation of luck and hard work and why his next project may feature the first Gulf War. Akshay Kumar is......

Wong Kar-Wai, Lootera, Ray and Kaushik

'It is near impossible to get taxis in Hong Kong during rush hour. Suddenly a Sikh gentleman walked up to Satish Kaushik. He had recognised the actor and, speaking in Punjabi, offered to get us a......

Bangalore makes a Hindi movie

Swaroop Kanchi, the Bangalore-based film-maker who made Bengaloored, an Indie English film (crossover film) is ready with his first Hindi film titled Yeh Dil Ramta Jogi. The film releases on......

US Open PHOTOS: Williams scripts ruthless win; Djokovic, Nadal advance

Photos from the US Open matches played on Monday   USA's Serena Williams hits a return to Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko during their first round match at the US Open tennis championships at the......

'This is the best year I've ever had on tour'

Leander Paes won the battle of Indians as well as his 10th Grand Slam title after defeating old pal Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles in the US Open men's doubles final along with his partner Lukas......
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[Survey] What is the impact of Ola and Uber on transport in urban Indian cities?

If we rewind time by five years, no one in India would know about Ola because it didn't exist. But now, the app is being used to complete over... ...
Twitter's New CEO Has a Long Climb Back and a Mountainous Task Ahead

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Selma director to head MAMI's international jury

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