Dogs Day Out In Delhi

There are many ways to transport dogs, but few as unusual as a Delhi man’s routine of taking his three dogs on his scooter with him. A Facebook user shared a video of the man and it quickly went viral, getting more than 300,000 views, 2,500 shares and 1,000 smiley faces. The video shows a […]

The Plane Truth About Yoga

Yoga offers a number of benefits, including stress reduction and improved fitness. It may also reduce your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and other conditions. Best of all, it allows you to twist your body into various impressive positions, earning you admiration from your friends and family, and perhaps even a recruitment letter […]

The Pakistani Man who Flew the Indian Flag

A Pakistani man named Umar Draz was arrested recently for hoisting the Indian flag on his roof. According to a Reuters report, Draz has been charged under the Pakistan Penal Code and could face up to 10 years in prison for what police describe as an “anti-state” act and what I describe as a “cool-dude” […]

Chennai Residents Bounce Back From Floods

The floodwaters in Chennai have finally subsided, thankfully. Watching the TV news reports, all I could do was shake my head and wonder what it would be like to have so much rain that your entire city turns into a lake. I couldn’t imagine how people dealt with the water, so I decided to call […]

Someone Needs to Investigate the National Spelling Bee

The National Spelling Bee was once again won by not one but two Indian-American contestants. Yes, for the second year in a row, the world’s most popular spelling competition ended in a tie. The organizers exhausted all the words in the English language, even words borrowed from languages spoken in Latvia, Burundi, Mongolia, Papua New […]

Save Your Brain, Wear a Helmet

It’s illegal to drive a motorcycle or scooter without wearing a helmet in India, but you wouldn’t know that from watching all the two-wheelers on the road. Only a few people wear helmets, the ones who have decided that their brains are worth saving. The rest just shrug and say, “What are the chances I’ll […]

India’s Economic Boom During Cricket World Cup

Cricket is the No. 1 sport in India by a wide margin. In fact, if you were to rank the popularity of sporting events in India, it would be something like this: (1) men’s cricket; (2) boy’s cricket; (3) women’s cricket; (4) wheelchair cricket; and (5) monkeys trained to play cricket. It shouldn’t be surprising, […]

The Rice Bucket Challenge Gathers Steam

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been a huge success around the world, generating more than $100 million for the ALS Association. Conceived as a way to raise awareness about ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and help find a cure for the disease, the Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral, causing immense joy at the offices […]

Indians Can’t Get Enough of Spicy Pizza

Wherever we live in the world, there’s one thing you can say about almost all Indians: we love spicy food. If it doesn’t make our tongues burn or eyes water, we’re likely to send it back to the kitchen. India, after all, is the only country in the world where people would be eager to […]

A Light Future for Indian Airline

GoAir, one of India’s budget airlines, recently made a stunning announcement: it will no longer hire male flight attendants. All the men currently on GoAir’s cabin crews will keep their jobs, but future openings will be limited to women. Any complaints about gender discrimination can be sent to GoAir’s corporate office, where they will be […]