| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:17 PM
The so-called BRICS countries agreed to form an international development bank with aspirations to challenge the dominance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa said Tuesday...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dharamani Kale emerged from the manhole, sewage clinging to his body. Next to him, Sona Bai gathered filth in a small round basket and carried it on her head to the end of the street. The unpleasant process had started at dawn and would continue for at...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:30 AM
A pastel pink synagogue, a Jewish Indian Shabbat dinner and visits to ancient Jewish cemeteries are among the highlights of Burkat Global’s 3,000 Years of Jewish India tour in early 2015.
The 14-day excursion begins in Mumbai, where participants...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
HONG KONG - A bilateral co-production treaty between India and Canada has come into effect.
The pact allows films made using the treaty to be considered as local content in both jurisdictions.
A signing ceremony will be held on Wednesday (July 9) in...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Hope is an open wound in "Siddharth," the story of a man's search for his missing son. Taking his inspiration from the firsthand account of a father who was already a year into such a search, writer-director Richie Mehta has made a film of subdued but...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
HONG KONG - A couple of new TV channels and a move to expand the Internet into rural areas were among a package of media-related measures unveiled on Thursday by India's finance minister in the first budget of the new BJP government headed by Narendra...
| Aug 9, 2014
When Narendra Modi took office as prime minister of the world's largest democracy on a pro-business platform in May, we were optimistic. Modi had embraced a campaign theme stressing jobs and economic expansion. Among his priorities, he said, were stronger...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"Fat noses have no place in the Hindi film industry," Om Puri is fond of saying. "But it is not so in the West -- otherwise Anthony Quinn would have never been an actor." Puri certainly nose -- make that knows -- of what he speaks. When he was starting...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Civic leaders had long looked upon the dreary, slum-choked river that sliced through this city and dreamed it could become something grand — India's answer to the Seine or the Thames.
When a new chief executive took over the state of Gujarat in...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The day before his little sister's engagement party, Vibhishan Tapse was in a buoyant mood. He laughed with his mother and teased the bride-to-be as they prepared food and set out sweets for 200 guests who would begin arriving the next morning.
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:06 PM
A massive landslide that swallowed 44 houses in an Indian village might have been averted, or at least minimized, if basic environmental standards had been employed, environmentalists and geologists said as the death toll climbed to 134 on Tuesday.