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9 myths about Hinduism, debunked

<b>(CNN) —</b> Caste. Cows. Karma.<p>Suhag Shukla knows that's how some people outside Hinduism see her religion. As the co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation, Shukla clarifies misconceptions all the time.<p>Hinduism is ancient, though there is no specific date for when it was formed. The name is a …

Meet the Scottish people who've hated Trump for a decade

If you ever needed proof that Scottish people take absolutely zero shit, just watch the clip above.<p>Filmed for <i>Full Frontal with Samantha Bee</i>, "The …

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9 Vegetarian Meatball Recipes Because Vegballs Should Be a Thing

Meatballs are a tried-and-true comfort food and sound even better in the chilly winter months when all we need is something warm, stat. And since we …

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A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award

To design a map of the world is no easy task. Because maps represent the spherical Earth in 2D form, they cannot help but be distorted, which is why …

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Two writers consider their favorite savory Indian porridges

Savory porridges are now trending in urban breakfast spots in America, but they've long been staples in India. Two writers, Michelle Huneven and Kannan Mahadevan, each returned from recent trips to the subcontinent — Huneven to the south; Mahadevan to the west — with a new favorite breakfast …

21 Remarkable Indian Films That Won International Appreciation But Are Hardly Known To Indians

There is absolutely no dearth of creativity in India. The entertainment and film industry have produced some spectacular masterpieces that have not …

Germany has the world's most powerful passport

If you’re British or American, you might think you have the most powerful passport in the world. But an index by the British immigration and …

Dressing the Indian woman through history

<b>This week in India a man slapped actress Gauhar Khan on a TV set for wearing a "short dress" and news emerged of outrage in a Mumbai law college at a strict dress code imposed on students. Fashion historian Toolika Gupta looks at ideas of decorum in fashion across India through the ages.</b><p>Every …

A New Way of Seeing Indian Independence and the Brutal 'Great Migration'

Original caption from LIFE in 1947. Spindly but determined old Sikh, carrying ailing wife, sets out on the dangerous jou<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Margaret …

Viewpoint: Why did India's central bank governor have to go?

<b>Raghuram Rajan, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), announced on Saturday evening that he would not serve a second term, and instead return to his teaching job at the University of Chicago. Economic analyst Vivek Kaul explains why Mr Rajan may have been under pressure to quit.</b><p>In a …

Viewpoint: Why is Indian comedy kicking up a storm?

<b>An Indian comedian recently kicked up a storm after posting a video mocking cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and singer Lata Mangeshkar.</b><p>Tanmay Bhat had used Snapchat's face swap feature to stage an argument between the two Indian icons.<p>Bhat and his comedy group, All India Bakchod, shot to fame in India …

India buyers club: The new way for Americans to buy cheap drugs

A growing number of sick Americans are traveling thousands of miles to India. Why? For huge discounts on prescription drugs.<p>Scores of life-saving medicines are sold for much lower prices in India, attracting foreigners who have been denied access to, or can't afford, them at home.<p>It's not an easy …

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What is Linux?

What is Linux? It means different things to different people, from the purist who considers it to be the kernel, to the GNU advocate who sees it as a …

This Shocking Image Shows us the True Environmental Cost of Factory Farms - One Green Planet

Many people who have researched the modern-day animal agriculture system will be aware of factory farms. These intensive breeding, rearing, and …

Only 3.81% of Indians pay income tax

On 29 April 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced–for the first time ever in India–the release of income-tax data, which follows economist …

Embrace Your Losses

Every chess player knows that losing a game is no fun! Some of us take it better than others, but it is always a little tragedy. We all cried after …

How India's caste system works

The protests in India that severely disrupted water supplies to Delhi have focused attention on the country’s caste system, which although outlawed is said still to be very much present in Indian society.<p>A deal has been struck to end the dispute, which saw members of the relatively wealthy rural …

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India's Stakes In The Middle East

The Pew Research Center just released a superb infographic drawing on World Bank remittance data that makes it possible, with just a few clicks, to instantly see how remittances flow from source to recipient countries. It might not be a surprise to anyone that the United States is the number one …

A flood of cheap money is fueling the mega-mergers boom

But analysts warn that hastily arranged corporate marriages that seem blissful in good financial times can end in tears, and considerable debts.<p>Companies have already struck 45 mergers and acquisitions with a value exceeding $10 billion (9 billion euros) each in the first nine months of the year, …

India is hurting itself with its misguided obsession with rituals

There are two things India is famous for—overwhelming poverty and spirituality.<p>Of course, these days, it is also famous for Narendra Modi, exporting techies, and being the backyard of the outsourcing industry. But I would rather not talk about those issues, and look at the duality Indians suffer …

Firefighting with fake information: Is the Modi regime creating a new model of governance?

Disinformation may be the newest steroid the Narendra Modi government has discovered to pump up nationalism in India.<p>On several instances in the last few months, senior government officials and representatives of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been called out for disseminating …

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How 'black money' saved the Indian economy

Justin Rowlatt<p><b>There is no question that India has the most positive economic story on the planet.</b><p>Buoyed by increased manufacturing output, India's economy grew by 7.4% in the third quarter of 2015, the fastest growth of any major country in the world.<p>But there is a dark side to India's success, …

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A $7 smartphone is about to change the game in India

The Freedom 251 will be accompanied by a price tag of under Rs. 500, around $7, as NDTV reports. For Indian people living on a very low income and unable to come close to affording a pricier smartphone, the device could prove to be a game changer.<p>Ringing Bells hasn't revealed much about the phone …

There is no immediately obvious reason why a colony that was exploited for 200 years before winning its independence should align itself with western powers<p>It is an annual ritual for tens of thousands of residents of Delhi: the sumptuous sight of floats, soldiers, tanks, dancers and dromedaries. …

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Github coding study suggests gender bias

<b>New research shows that software coding changes suggested by women had higher approval ratings than those from men - but only if their gender was not identifiable.</b><p>The US researchers analysed nearly 1.4 million users of the open source program-sharing service Github.<p>Ratings for women fell if they …

A Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike and This Is Probably How

"Mechanical doping" in the competitive cycling world.<p>At the Cyclocross World Championships earlier this month, Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike confiscated by the UCI—the governing body of pro cycling—and a motor was found hidden in the seat tube of the frame. Believe it or not, …