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Customers at Ikea store, Hyderabad | Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

India’s first Ikea store in Hyderabad will offer samosas & ‘vegetable meatballs’

From installing furniture at people's home to serving food catering to Indian taste, Ikea is doing it all to succeed in India. 
Kiki challenge

Why Kiki challenge is such a big hit with Indian farmers and older women

The unprecedented popularity of Kiki challenge in India is driven by several sociological and psychological factors.
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With grasp of local preferences, Ikea shows how to tap into international markets

World's largest furniture retailer to open its first Indian store in Hyderabad minus its famed pork-and-beef Swedish meatballs.
Audrey Truschke

Aurangzeb protected more Hindu temples than he destroyed, says historian Audrey Truschke

Controversial Indologist Audrey Truschke says that many Hindutvawadis feel genuinely injured today by Aurangzeb's very existence and what they believe he did in the...
Melinda Kaur who doesn't shy away from breastfeeding in public poses with her child | By special arrangement

These Delhi women don’t shy away from breastfeeding in malls, metro or even Uber cabs

As health experts continue to emphasise the importance of breast milk for children, mothers around the country are fighting stares to nurse their little ones.
Sri Veeramakaliamman, Temple

Hindu temple chairman in Singapore fired for alleged financial irregularities

Singapore's Commissioner of Charities found that the century-old temple issued uncrossed cheques worth SGD 15 lakh.
Kishore Kumar

When Kishore Kumar spoke to Pritish Nandy about Bombay, Hitchcock and his many wives

In this candid interview, the legendary singer talked about his love for nature and why he decided to move from Bombay to Khandwa.

Tata’s Bombay House isn’t just for employees, stray dogs get a swanky room of their own too

For years, stray canines would walk into the building, now they have a room of their own along with toys, a play area, food and water.
Protest in America

This is how the decline and fall of the American empire will look like

Driverless cars, unprecedented invasion of privacy, 3 per cent GDP. Just some of what the decline of America will comprise of.
Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal’s name change to ‘Bangla’ gets a thumbs-up from filmmakers, actors, poets

From filmmakers and actors to poets, the Bengali intelligentsia seems to be jubilant over the name-change since 'West Bengal' hinted at partition.  

On Camera

Vivek Oberoi as PM Narendra Modi during the shoot of his upcoming film 'PM Narendra Modi', in Varanasi | PTI

Only thing missing from Vivek Oberoi’s Narendra Modi is the cape

PM Narendra Modi fits perfectly as a sequel to Bal Narendra and as a prequel to Akshay Kumar’s ‘apolitical’ interview with Modi.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.