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B S Prakash: 'A good man left us well before time'

'Those who worked with him or came to know him rated him as one of our best, with a sharp intellect, unfailing courtesy and ready wit.'Ambassador T P Sreenivasan fondly remembers Ambassador B S......

139-yr-old house rolls through San Francisco to new address

A 139-year-old Victorian house was moved in one piece through the streets of San Francisco to its new home Sunday. The 5,170-square-foot house, known as the Englander House, was relocated from its......

Doctor, 41, dies of the disease he was researching

'Two years ago, had I been given even a tiny hint that my genes were tipping the scale for the development of a disease that would lock me into my body, unable to move or breath normally on my own,......

Indian couple dies after falling 800 feet in California's Yosemite Park

In a tragic incident, an Indian couple died after falling 800 feet in an area with steep terrain in California’s Yosemite National Park this week, according to a media report. IMAGE: The......

US election: 'Ro' Khanna hopes he is second-time lucky

Backed by top IT companies of the Silicon Valley, Indian-American Rohit "Ro" Khanna hopes to get second-time lucky in his effort to enter the US House of Representatives against Democratic Party's......

'Steep' decline in H-1B visas applications this year: USCIS

The United States has seen a steep decline in the number of applications for the H-1B visas, the most sought-after by Indian IT firms and professionals, with the country's immigration agency......

Tips from the original start-up guy

Steve Case's book is filled with insightful scenes that describe how the modern online industry was put together, notes Ajit Balakrishnan. Image: Steve Case was in the middle of the action in the......

California dreaming

Silicon Valley is at the heart of the transformation of the global economy -- which has both winners and losers, writes Ajit Balakrishnan. Image: While the rest of the world slides into......

Uber, Baazee.com redux?

The Information Technology Act needs another tweak to allow a different kind of information intermediary to flourish, says Ajit Balakrishnan. This is the story so far: on a recent day in December,......

Apple wants to buy electric car company Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors Inc has had "conversations" with Apple Inc, Chief Executive Elon Musk confirmed to Bloomberg TV on Thursday, responding to speculation that the iPhone and iPad maker had shown interest......

Now showing: When Jesus came to India

A new play looks at how Jesus might have spent his adolescent years backpacking in India, writes Arthur J Pais. Playwright Lloyd Suh has read and heard a lot of stories about the missing years in......

Will Toy Story 3 be the biggest hit of 2010?

Just as Tim Burton-directed Alice in Wonderland was ending its eventful run yielding about $1.1 billion worldwide, its producer Disney received over the weekend great news. Its newest venture with......

A dilemma for Americans, Kites or Kites Remixed?

Kites certainly did not soar last weekend in North America -- what the heck, according to the actual figures released on Monday evening, it did not even gross $1 million even though it was the......

Will Hurt Locker grab more Oscars than Avatar?

As the mindboggling success of Avatar continues worldwide with the film reaching the $2 billion benchmark, everyone connected with it must be ecstatic. Yet, there must be a bit of anxiety of its......

Clooney, Sandra Bullock set records

George Clooney is on a roll.The actorhasthree of his films running simultaneously in America in two weeks. Joining The Men Who Stare at Goats, which could be ending its run in about four weeks and......

NFL's Houston Texans kneel during anthem after owner's 'inmates' remark

'We can't have the inmates running the prison' IMAGE: Houston Texans inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55), linebacker Ben Heeney (50), strong safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) and teammates kneel......

McCarron accuses Mickelson of cheating

Emotions ran high at the San Diego Open on Friday when Phil Mickelson was accused of cheating by fellow American Scott McCarron and double major winner John Daly said he was quitting the game.......

Montgomery announces retirement

Former world 100 metres record holder Tim Montgomery has announced his retirement from athletics, one day after receiving a two-year doping ban from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)."I'm......

Montgomery made his name with world record

For a long time, Tim Montgomery, who faces doping charges in a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing on Monday that could bring a lifetime ban, seemed destined to be a footnote in the story......

Nightmares may just be beginning for Jones

Courteous as always but with her unsmiling face betraying the nightmares threatening to crush her career, Marion Jones completed a fleeting and unsuccessful European visit on Wednesday. The woman......

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