Delhi to get India's first Russian Orthodox Church
By Biswajit Choudhury

The construction of India's first Russian Orthodox Church will soon begin here, a top Russian diplomat said here.

Youth choose innovative ways for community service
By Shilpa Raina

It is Sunday and in a park in south Delhi's Shahpur Jat urban village, a 17-year-old boy is talking about the environment, hygiene and sanitation to a discerning audience of children. It is not an unusual activity, but a weekly classroom session offering holistic education to the deprived and those studying in government schools.

Bangalore-born Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer for poetry
By Arun Kumar

Bangalore born Indian-American poet Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "3 Sections", called "a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia."

PM's brother also keeps eye on Egypt polls
By Robin David / The Times of India

One would expect Surinder Singh Kohli, a businessman from Amritsar, to be totally immersed in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. After all, he is the younger brother of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and lives in the holiest of cities of Sikhs which has seen one of the loudest battle between two heavyweights - BJP's Arun Jaitley and Captain Amarinder Singh of Congress.

Banning a book pointless in today's age: Ruskin Bond
By Shradha Chettri

 It's pointless banning a book in today's day and age when everything is easily available at the click of a mouse. A ban, instead, hypes up even a not-so-worthy book for readers, said noted writer Ruskin Bond.

Journalist debuts with satire on Indian elections
By Mayank Chhaya

Journalist-turned-novelist Anirudh Bhattacharyya could not have chosen a more opportune time to write his first political fiction "The Candidate". With India in the midst of its sweltering electoral season, the novel has found resonance among the fiction-reading public.

Cast your vote and get discount in hospitals!
By Anil Sharma

Cast your vote and get a discount on medical treatment in some Rajasthan hospitals. This is yet one of the more innovative methods being adopted to get people to the polling booth in the coming elections.

Indian men are having a tough time dealing with the sexual revolution
Times of India

Our sexual revolution - or the unbuttoning of India - means different things to different people. Some interpret it as more openness towards sex while others connect it with greater freedoms for women to dress, marry and live the way they want. It was these different definitions that Ira Trivedi wanted to explore in her book 'India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st Century'.

West celebrates WWI cavalrymen India forgot
By Manimugdha S Sharma/ The Times of India

Popular culture in India has glorified the martial traditions of the Rajputs. One of which was saka, in which fighting men of a defeated state rode out for a final, suicidal battle dressed in yellow. That antiquated Rajput code has survived in the yellow ceremonial uniform of one of Indian Army's oldest cavalry regiments, the 1st Horse or Skinner's Horse. Over two centuries after it was raised by a "white Mughal" — James Skinner — who was denied a commission in the Honourable East India Company's army owing to his mixed blood (his mother was Rajput), very little of the regiment is known in India outside the armed forces. In the West, though, it continues to fire up popular imagination.

A Kuwaiti princess learns acupuncture in Mumbai
By Quaid Najmi

In a country where traditional medicine is a virtual no-no, a Kuwaiti princess is aiming to buck the trend by learning acupuncture so that she can take its benefits to the four million citizens back home.