Ankit Mahajan

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Bangalore's rain-catcher: A man who never had to pay corporation for water

Heavy rains in the past three days have cooled Bangalore and also helped raise water levels in dams that supply water to the city. But there is one …

Indian student in Cornell University hacks into ICSE, ISC database | Gadgets Now

NEW DELHI: A 20-year-old Indian student from Cornell University hacked into the database of ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) school exam results, …

How did Rhiti get Rs 210 crore to 'pay' skipper Dhoni?

NEW DELHI: In 2010 when Rhiti Sports Management announced the eye-popping deal of Rs 210 crore minimum payment to Mahendra Singh Dhoni over the next …

10 things you might not know about India

<b>For many people writing about India, the common cliches of Delhi belly, lengthy traffic jams, bureaucracy, corruption and yoga retreats are the subjects that fill the column inches.</b><p>Here are 10 other observations.<p>1. Hardly anyone pays income tax<p>Only 3% of Indians pay income tax, in a population of …

Women Tell Dirty Jokes, Rely on Opium, and Other Insights From Afghanistan

An interview with Anna Badkhen, who spent a year in a small Afghanistan village for her book, The World is a Carpet.<p>Journalist Anna Badkhen has been writing in battle-scarred areas for two decades. But unlike much war coverage in mainstream media, her stories are often told from the perspective of …

The Kapil Sibal connection

Consider this sequence of events:<p>Here is the kicker: The Sports Ministry receives this tough new law — and finds that the IPL is kept out of its …

Amartya Sen wrong in his claim that delay in Food Bill killing a thousand every week

Amartya Sen, as befits a Nobel laureate, has often produced careful calculations to throw light on dark situations, such as the number of deaths …

BBM coming to Android, iPhone soon | Gadgets Now

NEW DELHI: BlackBerry on Tuesday announced that BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), one of the most-used features on the company's phones, would be available …

Carbon dioxide level passes a long-feared milestone

The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported Friday, …

The curious case of the missing Arunachal Pradesh

<b>Mumbai:</b> While Arunachal Pradesh continues to be a key area of dispute between India and China, the state is not even a part of the country, according …

Slowdown: Flipkart, Jabong cutting jobs | Gadgets Now

BANGALORE: Online retailers are handing out pink slips in large numbers as they shift attention to controlling costs from acquiring customers, …