| Feb 23, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Amitabh Bachchan is hardly a household name in the U.S., but in his native India, he is a megastar. He has appeared in more than 150 Bollywood films and served as a longtime host of the country's wildly popular version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 4:38 AM
Three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Friday, killing 26 people, and rescuers were using gas cutters to rip apart the mangled wreckage to find trapped people. At least 30 people were injured.
Rescue workers had pulled out 26...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Geringer Global Travel’s 14-day “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” tour begins and ends in Delhi, with stops along the way in Agra, Jaipur, Shahpura Bagh, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
Highlights include a rickshaw tour of Chandni Chowk and its...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 11:25 PM
If time heals all, then the clock began to tick effectively and appropriately Friday night for Serena Williams and Indian Wells.
If you want to get a bit overly dramatic, you can roll out the cliches. Williams has officially moved on. She has put this...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 8:57 AM
An Indian bride walked out of her wedding ceremony after the groom failed to solve a simple math problem, police said Friday.
The bride tested the groom on his math skills and when he got the sum wrong, she walked out.
The question she asked: How much...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:20 AM
Officials in India want to make one thing clear: The tree that President Barack Obama planted in New Delhi three weeks ago is not dead.
It just looks dead.
The peepal tree was awash in leaves when Obama planted it at the New Delhi memorial to Indian...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 12:00 PM
A rogue elephant named the Gravedigger is the main narrator of "The Tusk That Did the Damage" (Alfred A. Knopf: 240 pp., $24.95), Tania James' imaginative novel exploring the ivory trade in the forests of south India. Orphaned at birth by a poacher, the...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 9:58 PM
A rape documentary banned from airing in India received its U.S. premiere at a star-studded event on Monday that included actresses Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto.
The screening of "India's Daughter" at Baruch College began with a vigil as the Oscar-...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 11:54 AM
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois’ 18th District, who reportedly spent $10,053 in taxpayer funds to travel with his staff to New York City, defended the expense Monday as being for “an official trip.”
At least 10 members of his...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:08 PM
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized to the Indian government for the treatment of an Indian man who was roughed-up by police, calling the case one of "excessive force" in a letter made public Tuesday.
Bentley's office released a letter to Indian...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Los Angeles, to its credit, is wonderfully in touch with the world’s street foods. You can find Korean blood sausage, Thai papaya salad, Japanese okonomiyaki, Salvadorian papusas, Oaxacan tacos and Shanghai soup dumplings in the span of a single...