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The End of Trends

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Just about everything was in fashion this past decade

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Business Briefing 19/12

Bajaj Chetak: T’was Too Good to Last The once mighty middle-class symbol of personal transport in India, the now unfashionable Bajaj scooter that helped the company become one India’s richest, died…

India This Week

Jaitley’s Open Testimony Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley quoted liberally from Open during the Rajya Sabha debate on the Liberhan Commission report. The story is written by…

96,942 Kids and Counting

As many as 96,942 children tested positive for Aids over the last three years in India. The Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi disclosed this while replying to a question in the Lok Sabha…

No Gulf Crisis in Kerala

According to a study by the Centre of Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, 37,000 Kerala emigrants lost their jobs due to global recession between 2008 and 2009. Undertaken at the request of the…

In Memory of Dilip Chitre

Dilip Chitre, poet, writer, filmmaker and painter, died in Pune from cancer at the age of 71 last week. Chitre’s famous works were Says Tuka and Anubhavamrut, the English translation of the poems of…

Garlic Ga Ga

We won’t be calling garlic the stinking rose for much longer. Not after its white bulbs are fermented and dried till this acrid root turns ‘black, sweet and molassy’.  This personality change makes…

Pret-a-Protector, Tailor-made for Abused Women

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) lab is working on clothes for women who are subjected to violence. They come fitted with sensors that can record attacks as well. While they will not…

World’s Biggest Christmas Tree

The people of Mexico City will remember this Christmas for some time to come. It took 200 people and an entire month to create the visual extravaganza that stands tall in the centre of their city.…

Ball Maligning Charges

In the world of cricket balls, entire dramas are constructed around things like stitch count, lacquer coating and rubber-cork mixture. Ball manufacturers, though, are not very impressed, especially…

Sach Ka Saamna

Visitors to Future Group franchises like Big Bazaar and Pantaloon Retail would have noticed the Sachin Tendulkar range of toothbrushes and children’s apparel. The Group is testing waters with the…