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Indian Women Hard-Pressed to Relieve Themselves

For an Indian man, the entire country is one easy-access urinal. Be it mustard fields, the national highway or the Himalayan foothills - unzipping, unleashing and relieving comes naturally to them. Indian women, unfortunately, do not enjoy the same privilege. For them, infinite patience is a survival skill and a big bladder a necessity.

Stealth Festival to Rock Kabul with Musical Explosion

Afghans are used to having their days broken by a burst of gunfire or the boom of an explosion. But the barrage of drumming, bass beats and amped-up guitar solos that will hit the city next week may stop many in their tracks.

'Eid Mubarak' Wishes Heard Around the Globe

Muslims around the world are wishing each other an Eid Mubarak, or blessed festival. In cities across the globe, Muslim devotees gathered in and around mosques, giving thanks to Allah for helping them through the preceding month.

Indian Government Seeks Compromise with Hazare

The Indian government Tuesday stepped its up efforts to end national anti-corruption protests led by an activist's hunger strike, but the first meetings to broker a truce ended without result.

Freida Pinto Rises up in New 'Planet of the Apes'

Indian actress Freida Pinto got her big break when director Danny Boyle cast the ex-model as the love interest in the 2008 Oscar-winning hit "Slumdog Millionaire." Now, she's hitting silver screens in her first big-budget, effects-driven Hollywood movie.

Freida Pinto Rises Up in New "Planet of the Apes"

Indian actress Freida Pinto got her big break when director Danny Boyle cast the ex-model as the love interest in the 2008 Oscar-winning hit "Slumdog Millionaire." Now, she's hitting silver screens in her first big-budget, effects-driven Hollywood movie.

Mumbai Blasts 2011: Bollywood Expresses Outrage, Pity

Following Wednesday’s series of bomb blasts that struck three areas of the city (and have thus far killed at least 20 people); the biggest stars of Bollywood expressed their shock and anger through Twitter or directly to media.

Cigarette Smoking Monkey Weds His Lover in India

The story has a tough cigarette smoking hero, his lover girl, emotional turbulence and finally a happy wedding. Sounds like usual drama? Not really. The characters in this story are monkeys who live among humans. According to a Reuters report two monkeys tied the knot in the forests of northwestern India on Friday. Worship of animals as avatars of the gods isn't new in Hindu beliefs. Monkeys enjoy significant role in Hindu mythology where they are worshiped as avatars of Hanuman, the mighty.....

'Britain's Prince Harry dating swimwear model'

Britain's Prince Harry is dating Florence Brudenell-Bruce, a lingerie and swimwear model, the Daily Mail has reported. If the report is true it effectively negates reports of Harry allegedly dating Pippa Middleton, the sister of Catherine Middleton who married Prince William recently. The report cites sources as saying the two have been having secret trysts 'over the past few months'.

Anna Hazare's fast triggers public anger against corruption in India

India's social activist Anna Hazare is on indefinite fast from Tuesday against corruption. India was ranked 87 among 178 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index for 2010, mainly owing to growing series scandals related to corruption in holding Commonwealth Games and in the distribution of 2G spectrum involving the top minister.

Bollywood starlets investigated for tax fraud

Indian tax officials in Mumbai has searched the homes and offices of two of Bollywood’s leading actresses, Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif, on suspicions that they have evaded paying taxes on earnings derived from advertisements, foreign assignments and guest appearances.”

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