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Lonesome Tonite?

Guess Elvis Presley never really died. His spirit seems alive in his 17-year-old grandson Benjamin, who bears a startling resemblance to him. Benjamin has been offered a $5 million deal by Universal…

Business Briefing 24/10

What I learnt from the Slowdown —Kishore Biyani, Group CEO, Future Group » Paying more for procuring shopping bags is an indication that business is actually good. We had been paying a larg­er sum…

India This Week

Hunting Down Naxals Without Losing Votes With the Government gearing up for a major offensive against Maoists, the Congress, the leading component of the rul­ing UPA, is waking up to the political…

Kunta is Back

We wrote about her great journeys two months ago. Flying 2,000 km, Kunta, a one-legged grey wagtail from Central Asia, returns. Surviving this journey for the third year in a row, she set her stumpy…

Now Gmail Says Yahoo!

It took them a decade to get ‘there’ in India, but Google has finally done what it does so well: grabbed the  top spot. September this year, Google's free email service Gmail surpassed Yahoo! Mail as…

Chiselling Out YSR

Possibly taking a cue from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, there’s now an all-out race in Andhra Pradesh to set up statues of the late Chief Minister Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy. In Hyderabad…

Loo and Behold

A few months after Irish low-cost airline Ryan Air decided to charge you for using a loo on board, Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has a new policy. Passengers have to use the washroom before…

Khan Chacha on Hold

Khan Chacha, the famous eatery in Khan Market, Delhi, shut shop last week after a dispute with  landlord Rajeev Goel. “He wanted to make the shop multi-storeyed and open 20-30 more outlets. We can’t…

The Vegetarian Web Expands

If you’ve been agonising about the ethics of loving meat and your pet dog, this may be of help. National Geographic magazine has reported what they call the world’s first vegetarian spider. Not only…

The Fast and the Luxurious

If the good folk at Detroit ever need a placebo to forget the pains of recession, all they have to do is look at the Indian car market. Robust festive season sales and a spate of new car launches—…