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Mahesh Trivedi
Mahesh Trivedi

Mahesh Trivedi has honed his journalistic skills at India’s two topmost newspapers, The Times of India and The Indian Express. In journalism for the past 44 years, Trivedi has also been the India correspondent of several reputed newspapers in the Arabian Gulf, having worked for Dubai-based Khaleej Times for 12 years.

Record number of Indian women to embark on Hajj without male relatives this year

A record 2,340 Indian Muslim women aged above 45 years will embark on the Hajj later this year without a male guardian even as the federal government is busy clearing the decks to ensure their safety...

New consumer protection laws worry India’s doctors, e-tailers

As the general elections draw nearer, the Indian government is all set to enforce stringent, long-overdue laws for empowering every consumer but the desperate move has sent shivers down the spine of...

As polls near, Indian govt cuts tax on movie tickets but fans are not amused

With the recent poll debacle in five states and now crucial general elections just four months away, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-controlled Indian government has doled out tax...

This globe-trotting executive has world’s largest collection of shot glasses

Globe-trotters are dime a dozen but India’s Amit Doshi is a jet-setter in a class, or rather, ‘glass’ apart. The 58-year-old senior company executive based in Ahmedabad city in Prime...

India may slash import duty on gold as smugglers make hay

The Indian government is seriously contemplating slashing import duty on gold, setting up a gold council and bringing out an integrated gold policy even as the country is witnessing an alarming rise...

India’s only kite museum in Ahmedabad passes with flying colors

Ahmedabad, the largest city in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, boasts 30-odd museums but the Kite Museum in the 607-year-old world heritage city is in a class of its...

Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown leaves Indian techies in limbo

With Donald Trump swearing up and down that rules for employment-based visas would be tightened by January next to protect the interests of local Americans, Indians dreaming to make a fast buck in the...

Modi’s party on name-changing spree as India’s general elections draw closer

With the general elections in India less than six months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is almost out on the hustings with its sure-fire...