Features

Now, the ICU comes home – at a fraction of the cost (Health Feature)

By Rupesh Dutta New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) — Imagine a fully functional ICU in the comfort of your home and at a fraction... (more...)

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Sex, lies and Goa’s massage parlours (Feature)

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Mapusa (Goa), April 23 (IANS) — What V. More (name changed), a tourist from Mumbai, was fantasizing... (more...)

Egypt looks to army again for salvation

By Aroonim Bhuyan Cairo, April 20 (IANS) — Weary of a political turmoil that never seems to end, Egyptians are now... (more...)

Youth choose innovative ways for community service (Feature)

By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) — It is Sunday and in a park in south Delhi’s Shahpur Jat urban village,... (more...)

This near and yet so far: India/Pakistan travelogues by Indians/Pakistanis (Column: Bookends)

By Vikas Datta A colleague recently visited Lahore to cover a fashion show. She enjoyed her sojourn but experienced a poignant... (more...)

English as she is spoke (Column: Soliloquy)

By Vishnu Makhijani What’s “puncher” got to do with “shock observer”? Well, one explanation... (more...)

The stupidest questions officials ever asked (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi Be warned! As soon as you become any sort of “official”, something weird happens to your brain,... (more...)

Naoba’s Chakhumang: A must for contemporary Manipuri food (Foodie Trail)

By Natalia Ningthoujam Imphal, April 17 (IANS) — It’s been around for more than two decades and its chef has... (more...)

Bangladesh celebrates Bengali New Year

Dhaka, April 14 (IANS) — Bangladesh celebrated Bengali New Year on Monday by combining traditional and modern practices. “We’ve... (more...)

Plane hits fish in mid-air, as oddity factor rises (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi All pilots know that one of the riskiest parts of a flight is take-off, since that is when an aircraft is... (more...)

At Rishikesh, bungee jumping with a twist (Travelogue)

By Gokul Bhagabati Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), April 11 (IANS) — “Take a deep breath, look straight, and free yourself,”... (more...)

10 jobs which involve no actual work (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi Music lovers paid a small fortune to a rock singer Ted Nugent NOT to sing at their local festival the other... (more...)

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SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

IANS Mumbai  – Actor Vivek Oberoi has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says he is…
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VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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