Indian pilots lack sleep as social media use keeps them up – Air Force Chief

In the war for a good night’s sleep, India’s top air force official has called for the service to develop a system to assess how well rested their pilots are before they fly. “Long hours” on social media are to blame. “Everybody appears to be spending long hours on social media, late nights,” Air Chief […]

Police summon Indian bishop accused of repeatedly raping nun amid protests

A bishop accused by a nun of repeatedly raping her over two years has been summoned for questioning by police in India. It comes as several nuns continue to protest outside the High Court to demand justice for the sister. Amid claims that authorities are failing to take action against the bishop, police have summoned […]

Cahill in talks with Jamshedpur FC to join Indian Super League

SOCCEROOS great Tim Cahill is reportedly in advanced talks with Jamshedpur FC to play in the Indian Super League. The 38-year-old announced his retirement from international football in July but ruled out the prospect of an A-League return saying he intended to live in America, prompting speculation the striker was looking to move back to […]

Photos show the destruction from flooding in the Indian state of Kerala, killing at least 350 people

Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images At least 350 people have been killed and more than 800,000 residents are displaced after torrential rains led to mass flooding in the Indian state of Kerala. Record monsoon rains have brought the coastal southern state to a standstill since late May, triggering landslides and flooding that engulfed […]

Stanley Johnson makes Indian Maharaja gaffe on The Real Marigold Hotel – watch here

Episode two of the BBC show saw the group of celebrities continue their travels around India to see whether retirement would be more rewarding there than in the UK. The group received a grand invitation from the Maharaja and were invited to mingle with Udaipur’s high society at the City Palace. While there, they enjoyed […]

Google engineer beaten to death, 3 critical in Indian lynch mob attack fueled by ‘kidnapping’ rumor

One man has been killed and three are fighting for their lives after an angry mob of 200 ruthlessly beat them, responding to a public call for “help” in which the group of men was misidentified as suspected child kidnappers. Google software engineer, Mohammad Azam, was beaten to death while three others, including a Qatari […]

Child dies in horror Indian Ferris wheel crash (GRAPHIC)

A young girl has been killed and at least six others injured in a Ferris wheel crash in India. The wheel operator was arrested after the fatal incident and stands accused of negligence. The accident happened Sunday night in the town of Anantapur in the state of Andhra Pradesh, reported the Times of India. A cabin […]

‘Venus’ Review: A Delightful, Cross-Cultural Transgender Comedy [New York Indian Film Festival]

I’m going to spoil Venus for you up front: it’s a film that ends happily. This isn’t so much a spoiler, though, as much as it is a reassurance of what becomes amply clear mere minutes in. It’s a family comedy – in tone, structure and everything else – and thus, it’s a queer narrative […]

‘The Hungry’ Review: Shakespeare’s Bloodiest Play Becomes an Indian Crime Drama [New York Indian Film Festival]

The Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus is one of the harder-to-adapt Shakespeare plays. Its ultra-violence can border on self-parody if mishandled, and losing that element of the story leaves it somewhat limp. Even when juggled deftly, it’s simply grotesque. Though as with any transposition of the Bard to a modern setting – in this case, […]