Articles by Varsha Priyadarshini

School on a Bus Brings Classes to Hyderabad Slums

On a hot afternoon, a bright orange bus drives into a slum area of Hyderabad, parking amidst shelters made of tarpaulins and bits of wood. Barefoot children come running, eyes shining, and troop inside.

Michael Jackson Doctor Guilty of Manslaughter

Michael Jackson's personal doctor was found guilty on Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death following a six-week trial that captivated Jackson fans around the world.

Gold Steady on Mounting Italy Debt Worry

Gold prices hovered above $1,790 on Tuesday, after soaring more than 2 percent in the previous session, supported by safe haven demand as Italy took center stage in the euro zone debt crisis.

Kingfisher to Cancel 31 Flights Daily Till Nov 19: Report

India's No. 2 carrier Kingfisher Airlines, controlled by liquor baron Vijay Mallya, plans to cancel 31 flights daily till Nov 19, including four international flights to Bangkok, the Mint newspaper reported, citing an unnamed airline official.

Greece Seals Sketchy Coalition Deal Under EU Pressure

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou sealed a deal with the opposition on a crisis coalition to approve an international bailout, but details remain thin despite an EU ultimatum for Athens to get serious about tackling its huge problems.

Gold Rises 1% amid Jitters on Greece and Italy

Gold prices gained nearly 1 percent on Monday after Greece's politicians sealed a deal to form a coalition government, while continued uncertainty about resolving the zone's debt crisis supported safe-haven demand in bullion.

Reporter Delves Into World of Mumbai Dance Bars

Determined to reveal the India behind the glitz and glamour of its economic boom, Sonia Faleiro spent five years immersed in the brothels of Mumbai - befriending bar dancers, transsexuals and policemen.

Bharti Airtel Net Down 38%, Falls More Than Expected

India's top mobile phone carrier Bharti Airtel on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected 38 percent fall in fiscal second-quarter profit, its seventh straight quarterly profit drop, hit by higher interest costs and foreign exchange losses.

Microsoft Software Bug Linked to 'Duqu' Virus

Microsoft Corp. said hackers exploited a previously unknown bug in its Windows operating system to infect computers with the Duqu virus, which some security experts say could be the next big cyber threat.

Sony Slashes Annual Operating Profit f'cast by 90 pct

Sony Corp on Wednesday slashed its full-year operating profit outlook by 90 percent to its lowest level in three years as Thai floods disrupt camera production at the Japanese company, which is already struggling with a soaring yen and sluggish television sales in the U.S. and Europe.

Weak India Performance Weighs on StanChart Results

Standard Chartered Plc said on Wednesday that operating profit before tax in the first nine months grew at a double-digit rate, helped by a strong showing in markets including Hong Kong and putting it in line for a ninth straight year of record earnings.

Tough Decisions Needed to Tackle Euro Zone Crisis: PM

Difficult decisions must be taken swiftly to address economic challenges in Europe and elsewhere, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a statement before leaving for the two-day Group of 20 leaders' summit in France starting on Thursday.

Jackpot for Office Worker on Kaun Banega Crorepati

Sushil Kumar's win this week drew comparisons with the plot of 2008 Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire and, like its fictional protagonist Jamal, the 27-year-old also watched the TV show as an escape from penury.

Wife-sharing Haunts Indian Villages as Girls Decline

When Munni arrived in this fertile, sugarcane-growing region of north India as a young bride years ago, little did she imagine she would be forced into having sex and bearing children with her husband's two brothers who had failed to find wives.

Man's 4-day Survival Lifts Broken Turkish Hearts

The rescue of a man buried under rubble for more than 100 hours cheered grief-stricken survivors of the massive earthquake in southeast Turkey, as thousands endured a fifth freezing, wet night without a roof over their heads.

Gaddafi Son Wants to Surrender to ICC, Says NTC

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who once vowed to die fighting on Libyan soil, now wants to face international justice instead and avoid any chance of meeting the same grisly end as his father, Libyan officials said.

India Ease to Another Win Over Struggling England

Fast bowler Varun Aaron picked up three wickets on his debut as India stayed on course to whitewash England in the one-day international series by cruising to a six-wicket victory in the fourth match on Sunday.

MotoGP Rider Simoncelli Dies After Crash

Italian MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli died after a horrific crash at the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on Sunday, completing a harrowing week for motorsport after British IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon lost his life last weekend.

Saadi Gaddafi Outraged by Killing of His Father - Lawyer

Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi is shocked and outraged by the vicious brutality shown towards his father and brother Mo'tassim and said it showed no one connected to the former government would receive a fair trial in Libya, Saadi's lawyer said on Sunday.

Turkey Quake Death Toll Reaches Over 200, Set to Rise

More than 200 people were confirmed killed and hundreds more feared dead on Monday after an earthquake hit parts of southeast Turkey, with rescue teams working until morning to free survivors crying out for help from under rubble.



US Republicans Defend Trump By Attacking Criminal Justice System

Many Republicans in the U.S. Congress have responded to Donald Trump's looming Tuesday arraignment by characterizing the criminal justice system as corrupt, in accusations that parallel their earlier broadsides against the nation's elections after the former president's 2020 defeat.