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Travel Places to visit before they vanish

Places to visit before they vanish

Prioritise your travel list in favour of here-today-gone-tomorrow destinations.

Taking South Africa's Garden Route

South Africa isn't just about Sun City and Kruger National Park. Here's why the 'Garden Route' should also be on your list.

Protecting yourself from the swine flu

New research shows swine flu was far deadlier than we first thought. What does this mean for global travellers?

Showstoppers from recent Swiss watch shows

Some believe that time as we know it would end in the year 2012. Instead, we now see it continuing to be redefined by the masters of haute horology.

The watchmakers' craft put to the test

The Swiss watch fairs of 2012 have been abuzz with astronomical dials, chimes that run on acoustic physics and new discoveries in the mechanic dynamism of precious metals. Let's take a look at the movements that put the watchmakers' scientific and artistic abilities to test.
Products Top luxury sailing watches

Top luxury sailing watches

A compass for sailors caught in the high seas, a timekeeper for a regatta racer and a clear reading of time for a navy warrior, the merits of nautical instruments are countless.

Luxury watches that combine speed and time

Like time, speed too is a subject of perpetual intrigue. When the two come together on a dial, there's an orchestrated chaos of sorts.

Watchmakers up the exclusivity factor

In the watchmaking universe, exclusivity comes in the name of Limited Edition series. An ode to excellence, these watches are the crowning glory of their brands.

Watches that offer good value for your money

The season's watches feature advanced movements, ornate detailing in straps and dials and are great value for money.
Food Vinoteca By Sula: A Spirited Hangout

Vinoteca By Sula: A Spirited Hangout

For some swilling and tapas sampling in a hyper social ambience, head to Vinoteca by Sula.

Restaurant review: La Bauhinia at Shangri-La, Paris

You dine like a king in his castle here. Yet you won't feel the snub of French aristocracy.

Food review: Cavalli's Visionnaire Cafe in Gurgaon

Cavalli's IPE Visionnaire Cafe reaches out to the well-to-do suburbanite on Gurgaon's Golf Course road.

Tips for building your wine collection

Once a preserve of deep pockets and deeper cellars, wine collecting has caught up with a younger generation.
Whats In Four must-have gadgets for serious gamers

Four must-have gadgets for serious gamers

The country's best gamers let us in on the technology that makes them score.

Pamper yourself with Canali's made-to-measure suits

At Canali, the art of tailoring is at its highest. Yet it now offers a 'made-to-measure' service to design to your desires.
Fashion Colours and themes for spring and summer of 2013

Colours and themes for spring and summer of 2013

While cuts and lines are still being discussed and debated, the colours seem to have been decided.

Fashion circuits are abuzz with couture watches

Diamond bracelets are passe and fashion circuits are abuzz with couture watches. Here's a look.
People Roundup: People who made news last fortnight

Roundup: People who made news last fortnight

Starring: Raghuram Rajan, Ravneet Gill, Karl Slym, Claus Heckerott, Aijaz Tobaccowalla
Careers Digital media creating new career opportunities

Digital media creating new career opportunities

Though digital communication accounts for a small pie of the overall advertising industry, it is growing at a scorching pace. And global acquisitions in this space are adding to its lure.
Columns 'CAG is accountable to the Constitution'

'CAG is accountable to the Constitution'

A Comptroller and Auditor General who does not evaluate the performance of the government is failing in his constitutional duty, writes former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanium.
Culture How to restore old photographs, place speakers properly, stock your wine cellar

How to restore old photographs, place speakers properly, stock your wine cellar

Photographer Ranjit Madhavji shares tips on restoring and preserving old images and film.
Features Tihar Jail products find their way to more shelves

Tihar Jail products find their way to more shelves

TJ's, the multi-product brand from Tihar Jail, is a brand with a diverse product portfolio. The mix includes everything from bread, apparel, furniture and mustard oil to paper products. It is now looking to hit the big time through tie-ups with mainstream retail stores.

Rapid growth brings its own set of challenges: Roberto Zagha

Roberto Zagha has been the World Bank's Country Director in India since January 2009. Days before he ended his India assignment, Zagha sat down with Chaitanya Kalbag and Sanjiv Shankaran for a frank, wide-ranging interview.

Bollywood having a dream run at the box office

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Political chaos over CAG reports is catalysing reform in business of government

CAG audits may not speak about corruption explicitly, but they highlight gaps in implementing policy, and the arbitrary manner in which decisions have been taken. This has partially contributed to the so-called policy paralysis.
Focus Will RBI's draft guidelines on intragroup transactions strengthen financial system?

Will RBI's draft guidelines on intragroup transactions strengthen financial system?

The central bank's objective is to minimise the risk arising from large financial institutions operating multiple subsidiaries or forming joint ventures. RBI's proposals on intra-group transactions might hurt banks but will make the financial system more robust.

Sebi's mutual fund push raises conflict of interest worries

The regulator's mission to expand the reach of mutual funds and the primary market may be at odds with its regulatory role, writes IIM-A Director Samir Barua.

How different things work

The Union government has initiated steps to contain the radiation emitted from mobile phones and towers following growing public concern over health hazards.

FIIs preferred India over other Asian markets this year: Report

Foreign institutional investor (FII) inflows into the Indian stock markets have scaled record highs so far in 2012. Indeed, FIIs have preferred India to all other Asian markets this year, according to BNP Paribas's "India Market Outlook" report.

On Record/India restrains social media after the North-east crisis

We find a cyber attack on a country to create a divide among the population and create panic. It is unprecedented, says Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert, on CNN-IBN

Amkette EvoTV to make TV smarter and Samsung Galaxy Beam with a built-in projector

A media player to make your TV smarter and a smartphone with a built-in projector.

Biggest deals in the past 30 days: N.V. Tiger Tyagarajan

US private equity (PE) firm Bain Capital will buy a 30 per cent stake in outsourcing company Genpact Ltd for $1 billion (Rs 5,525 crore).

Roundup: Events of the fortnight

Oil and Natural Gas Corp has discovered a new pool of reserves in the D-1 field of the western offshore basin. The find may make D-1 the basin's third-largest field, after Mumbai High and Heera fields.
BT More Watches that bring the best of both worlds

Watches that bring the best of both worlds

With brands presenting paired models for men and women, these sets of watches marry aesthetics, technology and design to deliver the very best for both worlds.
Editors note 'Every one of us gets quite a bit of advice in our lives'

'Every one of us gets quite a bit of advice in our lives'

We decided to dig deep into the subconscious and the memories of the men and women who keep our economic boiler room ticking and ask them to share with you the best advice they had ever received.