Sep 3, 2014

'Robin Hood' monkey showers Indian town with cash

A monkey sparked a dash for cash in a northern Indian town when he showered banknotes from a rooftop, witnesses told AFP on Tuesday. Passersby in the hill town of Shimla spotted the monkey with a bundle of notes on Sunday after it broke ...

Sep 2, 2014

Modi goes to Japan chasing a foolish crush

by Pankaj Mishra

It is hard not to suspect naivete in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to model India's economy on Japan's postwar achievements. After all, Japan owes much of that economic miracle to America's willingness to open its own markets to Japanese manufacturers while turning ...

Sep 2, 2014

Modi touts India as vast market for Japanese firms

by Masaaki Kameda

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Tuesday on Japanese companies to tap into Indian markets, stressing the South Asian nation has three important elements when it comes to business: democracy, human resources and vast demand. Speaking in front of more than 1,500 people ...

Sep 1, 2014

Ryohin Keikaku to enter Indian retail market

Ryohin Keikaku Co., operator of the Muji brand household goods chain, will set up a joint venture in India in fiscal 2015 to enter that market of 1.2 billion consumers, a source said Monday. The Tokyo-based company plans to open the first outlet in ...

In India, rice replaces ice in charity bucket challenge

Aug 30, 2014

In India, rice replaces ice in charity bucket challenge

The famous “ice bucket” challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist- they are replacing ice with rice in a bid to help the country’s vast population of poor, hungry people. The challenge, going viral on social media, involves ...