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Shashank Chouhan

Asia targets tourism, education boost from Trump travel ban

Jan 31 2017

KUALA LUMPUR/NEW DELHI Seeking to capitalize on U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial new travel restrictions, companies and officials in Asia said they would target greater tourism and education ties with Muslims worried about the curbs.

Cash crunch crashes the big fat Indian wedding

Dec 19 2016

NEW DELHI - Ramneek Jhamb was all set for his New Delhi wedding. He'd cobbled together most of his savings and gifts from relatives, a stack of 300,000 rupees (about $4,400) in cash, and had a list of vendors to pay in the weeks before exchanging garlands of flowers with his bride in a Dec. 3 ceremony.

Social media the new mantra for Indian gurus

Apr 28 2016

Call social media a new avatar for India’s spiritual leaders. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living foundation, Coimbatore-based Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Gujarat’s Asaram Bapu (currently imprisoned), the “hugging saint” Amritanandamayi, preacher and actor Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan and many other Indian preachers are engaging with their millions of followers through social media. The new language of their gospel is expressed through the grammar of hashtags and trending topics.

Indian designers will create new products for online shoppers: Amazon India fashion head

Mar 26 2015

The e-commerce industry in India is expected to cross $100 billion in the next four years, with 35 percent coming from fashion alone. Amazon has chosen a long-term, layered strategy to tap into the demand from online shoppers, set to cross 250 million by 2020. The company has tied up with the country’s premier fashion body, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), and launched a designer store on its platform as part of the strategy.

Maoist rebels attack passenger train in Bihar; three killed

Jun 13 2013

NEW DELHI Maoist rebels attacked a passenger train in Bihar on Thursday, killing three people in a daring assault just weeks after the rebels ambushed a convoy of Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh.

A Minute With: Irrfan on his new film 'Lunchbox'

May 26 2013

MUMBAI Irrfan is no stranger to Hollywood. The actor, who uses only his first name, has played roles in acclaimed films such as "Life of Pi", "Slumdog Millionaire" and "A Mighty Heart".

A Minute With: Indian actor Irrfan on his new film 'Lunchbox'

May 26 2013

MUMBAI Irrfan is no stranger to Hollywood. The Indian actor, who uses only his first name, has played roles in acclaimed films such as "Life of Pi", "Slumdog Millionaire" and "A Mighty Heart".

A Minute With: Indian actor Irrfan on his new film 'Lunchbox'

May 26 2013

MUMBAI Irrfan is no stranger to Hollywood. The Indian actor, who uses only his first name, has played roles in acclaimed films such as "Life of Pi", "Slumdog Millionaire" and "A Mighty Heart".

A Minute With: Indian actor Irrfan on his new film 'Lunchbox'

May 26 2013

MUMBAI, May 26 Irrfan is no stranger to Hollywood. The Indian actor, who uses only his first name, has played roles in acclaimed films such as "Life of Pi", "Slumdog Millionaire" and "A Mighty Heart".

Remembering Jaspal Bhatti: Sardar of satire

Oct 25 2012

How do you satirise an issue without hurting someone's ego but at the same time ensure it hits its mark? Jaspal Bhatti, arguably the only man to have known the answer in India, at least enough to make a living out of it, is no more.

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