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Saumya Bansal

Indian Railways take folk art to places

Indian Railways take folk art to places

September 8, 2018

As Bihar Sampark Kranti Express arrived in New Delhi last week, each of its nine coaches donned a new look. Instead of the dark blue coaches, the train arrived in New Delhi, wrapped-aound in Bihar’s traditional Mithila art-work.

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Content driven films getting glory in Bollywood

Content driven films getting glory in Bollywood

September 6, 2018

Despite some masala hits like Judwaa 2 (2017) and Golmaal Again (2017), Bollywood has experienced a shift to content-driven films like October (2018) and Raazi (2018), garnering critical acclaim and winning over viewers’ hearts.

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The flourishing business of exotic fruits in India

The flourishing business of exotic fruits in India

September 6, 2018

As consumers in India are becoming more health-conscious and are searching for satiating options for their nutritional needs, the business of exotic fruit market in India is witnessing growth with increase in imports as well as local farmers attempting a home-grown produce.

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Warren Buffett returns to India with a stake in Paytm

Warren Buffett returns to India with a stake in Paytm

August 31, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway has taken a stake in Indian digital payments firm Paytm, marking return to India by the renowned U.S. investment firm run by billionaire Warren Buffett.

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E-cigarettes: Smoker’s friend or foe?

E-cigarettes: Smoker’s friend or foe?

August 25, 2018

Recently, the Delhi government decided to take steps for banning e-cigarettes in the state but the jury is still out on whether they are harmless or harmful.

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Indian Superheroes missing the mark on big screens

Indian Superheroes missing the mark on big screens

August 25, 2018

Two decades after the Indian TV-show character Shaktimaan became a cult show on Indian television, other Indian superhero characters like Nagaraj and Doga from comic books, struck a chord with the readers. However, these desi (of or belonging to Indian origin) heroes still remain...

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The different avatars of fries

The different avatars of fries

August 18, 2018

The all-time favourite classic salted fries have been given an innovative spin over the years, which resulted in the creation of a dedicated fries section running into pages on menus at restaurants.

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Asian Games 2018: India’s fight for gold

Asian Games 2018: India’s fight for gold

August 17, 2018

Even though during the last Asian Games in 2014 India secured the eighth position, a lot has changed this year with many new entrants in the list who have performed exceptionally well in the 2016 Rio Olympics and the Commonwealth games this year.

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IKEA adapts to Indian taste, lifestyle and prices

IKEA adapts to Indian taste, lifestyle and prices

August 17, 2018

One of the world’s largest furniture dealers, IKEA finally sets foot in India with its first store in one of India’s major tech cities, Hyderabad. Known for its ready-to-assemble furniture concept, the brand introduces some adaptations to its core idea, for the Indian market.

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World of literature remembers the Nobel laureate VS Naipaul

World of literature remembers the Nobel laureate VS Naipaul

August 13, 2018

Author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, better known as VS Naipaul, earned his place as one of the greatest writers of the past century with his works on diverse subjects ranging from culture to politics. The writer with Indian roots, who reshaped English literature, passes away at...

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Deprived livelihood and lost identities

Deprived livelihood and lost identities

August 9, 2018

104 million indigenous people, out of 370 million around the world, live in India. They are the conservers of nature but still live with constant threat of losing their forest homes to drug trafficking, land-grab, illegal logging, mining and political pressure.

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RBI raises repo rate again

RBI raises repo rate again

August 5, 2018

Last week, the Reserve Bank of India raised the repo rate, the interbank overnight lending rate. The second increase in three months points to rising inflation and coupled with higher fiscal deficit and high crude prices spells trouble for the Indian economy.

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