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'India' out, 'South Asia' in. How academics ill serve us

'South Asian studies' academics in the US would do well to introspect how they wittingly or unwittingly become part of Pakistan's proxy war in wielding influence over academics and policy, says......

Forget Eden Gardens, the real test is in Pathankot

'The Pakistani JIT's visit is the first ever experiment by the two South Asian neighbours to probe a terror attack 'jointly.''Well, it is not unlike the scenario wherein the thief himself is made......

SAARC needs to unleash 'collective strength': Swaraj

India on Thursday pitched for unleashing the "collective strength" of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj underlined the need for a South......

Two PMOs drive India-Pakistan relations

'How the two South Asian neighbours will interact with each other in the coming months will be decided by the two prime ministers in Washington,' says Rajeev Sharma. IMAGE: Prime Ministers......

Indian author Anuradha Roy wins DSC Prize for Sleeping on Jupiter

Indian writer Anuradha Roy on Saturday won the prestigious $50,000 (Rs 33.89 lakh) DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her novel Sleeping on Jupiter at the Galle Literary Festival in Sri......

RBI decides to intervene in rupee futures market

A few Asian central banks, mainly China's and South Korea's, do such intervention occasionally but the derivatives markets there are deep. A week before a crucial meeting where the US Federal......

TCS faces trouble as American employee files case for favouring Asians

Ex-employee Steven Heldt had sued the company for favouring South Asians and discriminating against American workforce. A US court has refused to dismiss a case filed by an ex-employee of Tata......

Modi to charm Dhaka with visa on arrival, $2-bn line of credit and Tagore poetry

Bangladesh, along with India, had identified 15 projects to promote connectivity among South Asian neighbours   Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to use the smattering of Bengali he had......

TCS accused in US lawsuit of South Asian bias

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd has been sued by a white American information technology worker who accused India's largest software services exporter of overwhelming favoritism toward workers of......

Twitter wants to don a more sporty avatar in India

When boxer Mary Kom won a gold medal and L Sarita Devi refused a bronze at the recently concluded Asian Games in South Korea, about 100,000 congratulatory and supportive messages were posted on......

Happy Ending goes to New York

Indian and Pakistani movies, now in New York theatres!   New York's ongoing South Asian Film Festival has got quite a good taste of India.   It all started with the film X, made by 10......

Nawazuddin Siddiqui to be honoured at South Asian Film Festival

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is no stranger to international recognition. He will now be honoured at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, and will leave for the US on September 16. "I am being......

Over 6,000 people attend San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival

More than 6,000 people attended 3rd i’s (pronounced third eye) 11th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival, held from November 7 to 16. The theme was celebrating the......

'Rajinikanth has no insecurity'

'It's an experience of a lifetime. It's the first time I acted in a South Indian film where I was treated as an equal by an actor.' Radhika Apte gets candid. For an indie film actress, Radhika Apte......

Boxing Federation of India gets Sports Ministry's NOC

IMAGE: India’s Devendro Singh, left, throws a jab at his opponent during the South Asian Games in Shillong (Image used for representational purposes). Photograph: PTI The Ministry of Youth......

South Asian Games: Hit or miss? Tell Us!

For the 12th successive time, none could match up to India's regional might but the host country's record-breaking medal haul of 308 can hardly hide the fact that the standard of competition in the......

PHOTOS: South Asian Games end with a colourful closing ceremony

IMAGE: Artistes from Nepal perform at the closing ceremony of the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati. Photograph: PTI Northeast India's diverse and colourful culture were in full display......

PHOTOS: India finish with 308 medals at South Asian Games

Hosts crowned overall champions for 12th consecutive time after haul of 188 gold, 99 silver and 30 bronze medals. Sri Lanka a distant second, with 186 medals; Pakistan third, with 106. India's......

South Asian Games: Mary, Sarita out-punch opponents to claim gold

IMAGE: India's M C Mary Kom (in red) throws a punch. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters MC Mary Kom and Pooja Rani knocked out their respective opponents while L Sarita Devi survived a scare......
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Islamic State claims fatal stabbing of Bangladeshi Hindu - monitor SITE

DHAKA Islamic State claimed responsibility for stabbing an elderly Hindu businessman to death in Bangladesh, monitoring service SITE said on... ...

http://in.reuters.com/article/bangladesh-isis-idINKCN0YG2RA
On the Persian carpet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Iran took place at a time when the West- Asian region is engulfed in a tragic, brutal turmoil which is not... ...

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/on-the-persian-carpet/242047.html
India seen holding off for now on reducing raw sugar import tax

MUMBAI/LONDON Indian authorities are expected to hold off before cutting or cancelling a 40 percent raw sugar import duty as a last resort to... ...

http://in.reuters.com/article/india-sugar-idINKCN0YG2Q2
Though gradual, science takes flight in Modi Raj

Pune: While a consciously scientific Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan is leading the Department of Science and Technology (DST), it is Prime... ...

http://www.sakaaltimes.com/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsId=5092697484190369649&SectionId=5171561142064258099&SectionName=Pune&NewsDate=20160526&NewsTitle=Though%20gradual,%20science%20takes%20flight%20in%20%E2%80%98Modi%20Raj%E2%80%99
Clock ticks down on maiden edition of Indian Open of Surfing

MANGALURU: With clock ticking down on maiden All Cargo Indian Open of Surfing getting underway at Sasihithlu beach from Friday, the organisers have... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/others/Clock-ticks-down-on-maiden-edition-of-Indian-Open-of-Surfing/articleshow/52439437.cms

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