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Aerial relief: Passenger fined £1,000 for urinating in Air India plane

Aerial relief: Passenger fined £1,000 for urinating in Air India plane

A passenger on an Air India flight from India to Birmingham has been fined £1,000 for pulling down his trousers and urinating in the aisle after drinking alcohol, shocking other passengers and crew. Jinu Abraham, 39, was aggressive to cabin crew and had to be restrained until the flight landed on January 19. He was […]

Uber opens its first Centre of Excellence in Asia in Hyderabad

Uber opens its first Centre of Excellence in Asia in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Taxi aggregator Uber Technologies Inc. opened its first centre of excellence in Asia in Hyderabad as the San Francisco-based company centralizes several of India operations at a single location in its third biggest market. The facility will have staff providing round the clock specialized support for “critical incidents that require immediate attention.” Uber, the most […]

Will Infosys’s dream run continue in FY17?

Will Infosys’s dream run continue in FY17?

Infosys Ltd’s chief executive officer Vishal Sikka has told employees he wants to grow revenue by 16% in 2016-17. That’s materially higher than lobby group Nasscom’s estimate that the industry will grow 10-12% in FY17. But investors shrugged off Sikka’s statement; Infosys shares have been flat in the past two trading sessions. Internal targets are […]

Make in India costs more than made in China: Aakash tablet maker

Make in India costs more than made in China: Aakash tablet maker

Questioning the feasibility of Freedom 251, Datawind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli trashed the explanation given by Noida-based startup Ringing Bells that domestic manufacturing have allowed them to offer the world’s cheapest smartphone for just Rs 251 or less than $4. “Firstly, make in India is actually assemble in India. While local assembling is the first […]

10-day Taj Mahotsav begins on February 18

10-day Taj Mahotsav begins on February 18

The annual 10-day cultural festival Taj Mahotsav, celebrating its silver jubilee is set to start in Agra on February 18, 2016. The inaugration will take place at the sprawling Shilpgram complex, 500m from the iconic Taj Mahal. Cultural programmes will be held at the Dara Shikoh library, Queen Empress library, Paliwal Park, Gandhi Memorial, Soor […]

Apple likely to open development centre in Telangana

Apple likely to open development centre in Telangana

Hyderabad: Global tech giant Apple Inc is expected to make an official announcement of opening their development centre here in June, Telangana IT minister K.T. Rama Rao said on Thursday. “They (Apple) have confirmed it (opening a centre in Hyderabad) already. There will be an official announcement in June. “Till that time, we will have to […]

Fake In India: Makers of Freedom 251 justify copying Apple’s designs

Fake In India: Makers of Freedom 251 justify copying Apple’s designs

The Freedom 251 released by Noida-based company Ringing Bells, is the world’s cheapest smartphone. It costs Rs 251 — approximately $4 — and raises more questions than answers. The phone, which, the company says will be pre-loaded with Government of India apps like Swacch Bharat, blatantly violates Apple copyright. All the icons of the built-in app […]

Appliance Company Launches Smart Laundry at CES & KBIS 2016

Appliance Company Launches Smart  Laundry at CES & KBIS 2016

HOUSTON: Global appliance leader Equator Advanced Appliances will debut a major home laundry innovation at the CES & KBIS Conventions in January 2016: a “Smart” combo washer-dryer with Wi-Fi capabilities.  The smart combo enables the user to view and operate the product from another location via a mobile app.  In addition the smart combo performs […]

ASIE Held Technical Seminar Tour at BAPS Mandir

ASIE Held Technical Seminar Tour at BAPS Mandir

By Dinesh Shah HOUSTON: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INDIAN ENGINEERS & ARCHITECTS (ASIE) consistently strives to promote professional development by organizing monthly technical events. For the first time ever, the skeptical idea of technical tour of a religious structure was a great success. Over 80 visitors including more than fifty architects and engineers were amazed to […]

Bloodbath in global markets: US shares plunge after Chinese stock rout

Bloodbath in global markets: US shares plunge after Chinese stock rout

NEW YORK: US stock markets plunged in early trading Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell into correction territory, that’s Wall Street jargon for a drop of 10 per cent or more from […]

The Mantle Slides Over the Next Generation as a Confident Founder Gazes On

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: A long day has stretched into the evening and most of the staff is gone, but Pankaj Malani is still at work, in the large cluttered office that he has still not had a chance to get redecorated. He prefers to stand while he types at his computer by his […]

MassMutual Honors Diwali and Business Tradition of Chopda Pujan

No-Cost Seminars Help Business Owners Secure Their Futures and Protect the Next Generation SPRINGFIELD: Almost three million Asian Indians in the United States celebrated  Diwali, the festival of lights, on Oct. 23. For the more than 300,000 Asian-Indian owned firms* in the U.S., the holiday takes on an added dimension, as the celebration marks the […]

Wallis State Bank #1 SBA Lender in the Houston District Office

HOUSTON: Wallis State Bank has made another milestone in SBA lending in the Houston area.  For the SBA fiscal year from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014, Wallis State Bank is the #1 SBA volume lender for the Houston District Office.  Out of the 128 banks in the Houston area, Wallis State Bank did […]

MassMutual Honors Diwali and Business Tradition of Chopda Pujan

No-Cost Seminars Help Business Owners Secure Their Futures and Protect the Next Generation SPRINGFIELD, MASS: Almost three million Asian Indians in the United States are preparing to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, on Oct. 23. For the more than 300,000 Asian-Indian owned firms* in the U.S., the holiday takes on an added dimension, as […]

Pedal Power and Metro Rail: the Great Integrators of the Indian Populace

Pedal Power and Metro Rail: the Great Integrators of the Indian Populace

  By Jawahar Malhotra NEW DELHI, India: You have to admire the fortitude of the cycle rickshaw drivers upon whose leg power, in all sorts of weather, Indian cities and their economies have prospered for decades. They have ferried people and materials short distances – upto 3 or 4 kilometers depending on the stamina of […]

India’s Micro Entrepreneurs Run the Daily Service Economy

By Jawahar Malhotra NEW DELHI, India: In India, one realizes that there are as many possibilities to eke out a living as there are desires in the realm of the imagination. And since the vast majority of the population is below the poverty level and serves the economic classes above them, they have discovered ways […]

Hubbs Makes Sure Desi Weddings Have an Electric Karma All Their Own

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Therese Cole Hubbs is no stranger to Hindi words like kanyadaan, hasta milap, jaimala, misri and antarpaat. In fact, it’s often the other way round.  Having coordinated six hundred and eleven Indian weddings with her wedding planning company, Electric Karma International, Therese is usually the one explaining Indian wedding rituals and […]

Grand Opening of Houston Ayurveda Center

HOUSTON: On Sunday, October 27 at 5:30 pm there was a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the Houston Ayurveda Center’s new sacred space at 3222 Mercer (which moved from their previous location at 4100 Westheimer).  The Center had already been blessed because owner Sunita Tarkunde felt that was a priority so […]

Harry Patel Earns Member Status with ACFEI

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Hasmukh (Harry) Patel of Houston, has been awarded as a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI). The ACFEI is the world’s largest forensic science association, and a part of its mission is to recognize the experience, education, and dedication of professionals who maintain the highest of ethical and […]

IACCGH “Networking Works”

HOUSTON: The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston networking reception and dinner held on October 1, at Narin’s Bombay Brasserie was again a full house. The Chamber President Pankaj Dhume welcomed over 80 attendees who presented themselves and their businesses through 30 second introduction speeches. The group included the Mayor of the City of […]