| Feb 24, 2015
| 10:39 AM
It's not just happenstance that so many vegetarian dishes come from India. Jon Gregerson, in his book "Vegetarianism: A History," tells us that the teachings of India's three primary religions — Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism — include a focus...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 5:00 AM
It shouldn't be tough to run into a human being most anywhere in a country of 1.2 billion people. Yet in Bodkha village in western India, there is hardly anyone visible on a recent steamy afternoon.
The streets here are deserted not because families are...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 11:29 AM
At one of Asia’s largest slaughterhouses, there are more police officers than cattle. The stalls where butchers clean and quarter chicken, sheep, goats and pigs buzz with activity while the section reserved for bulls sits barren.
A nearly month-...
| 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
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:44 PM
The convicted rapist speaks of the crime in a voice that is cool, dispassionate — and terrifying.
“A decent girl” wouldn’t have been out at 9 p.m., he says, and “a girl is far more responsible for a rape than a boy.”...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 3:27 AM
A Pakistani court ordered the release Friday of the man accused of plotting the 2008 terrorist attacks in India’s financial capital, drawing a sharp rebuke from New Delhi and further roiling tensions between the rival neighbors.
The high court...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:06 PM
Chefs Aarthi Sampath of Orlando's American Gymkhana and Hari Pulapaka of DeLand's Cress are collaborating in a five-course dinner April 3 at Sampath's restaurant. Dubbed the Flavor Farms Series: Indian Heritage Meets Local Flavors at American Gymkhana....
| 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 3, 2015
| 5:12 PM
In the United States, where doctors write more than 250 million prescriptions for painkillers a year, the frequency of abuse and overdose represents a public health crisis. More than 15,000 Americans died from an overdose of prescription opioids in 2013....