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Jun 09, 2013
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Whats In Listen to the falling rain; and you'll hear your favourite song

Listen to the falling rain; and you'll hear your favourite song

The story of monsoon, well at least the cultural formation it inspires, finds perfect expressions in music.

For Sake's Sake

Sakae Sushi at Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, puts a contemporary spin on an old cultural favourite.

These Woods, They Speak

Cocoparra, the forest restaurant on the outskirts of Pune, takes your imagination far, quite far.
Food Exploring the hedonist's rush of liquor and cigars

Exploring the hedonist's rush of liquor and cigars

Chivas Regal 18 has tied up with Italian automotive design firm Pininfarina to showcase its fine blend of 20 rare Scottish single malts.

Restaurant review: Back... To the Desi Cafe in Kolkata

If you are tired of hitting the same old joints in Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata, there's a hip new place to take your lunch break at.

Restaurant review: Elan at The Lodhi in Delhi

It plates up beautiful dishes from India, the Meditarranean and Asia amidst a sunny setting of cream and orange interiors.

Sakae Sushi in Delhi puts a contemporary spin on an old cultural favourite

Sakae Sushi at Ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, puts a contemporary spin on an old cultural favourite.
BT More Of Independent Tunes and Maverick Minds

Of Independent Tunes and Maverick Minds

The Indian music industry is hankering for fresh talent and new sounds. Industry experts suggest that it is the best time to be an independent artist.

Rockin' Down the Highway

Driving down to the next town for a business deal, but there's nothing good on the radio? Here are eight songs to make your hours behind the wheel breeze past.
Travel Guide to basics of zero-degree camping

Guide to basics of zero-degree camping

Maybe it's time you set up camp someplace high in the mountains. Here are the basics of zero-degree camping.

3 pool games to try this summer

You need a 3 x 5 ft floating laminate of artificial turf with Velcro fasteners and twelve floating wiffle practice balls, also layered with Velcro strips.

Prague's old-world glory has now scaled new heights

With baroque cupolas, gothic churches and medieval cobbles, Prague's old-world glory has now scaled new heights.

Events to look forward to in the month of June

The 21-day annual shopping extravaganza in Istanbul, Turkey, will be spread across hundreds of its bazaars and exciting shopping centres from June 8-30.

Aman Canal Grande Venice makes for the best Italian getaway this summer

With a fitting approach (by water, of course), you arrive in a gondola at a reception hall replete with soaring ceilings and historic frescoes.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to get redesigned interiors

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has roped in designer Hella Jongerius to redesign the interiors of its world business class cabins

Customised phone apps to help you in culinary craving

If you're looking for answers to your culinary conundrums, we have just the list to make you app-y. Click, chew, swallow.
People People who made news last fortnight

People who made news last fortnight

Starring: Milind Shah, Ritesh Agarwal, Peter Skillman, Mittu Chandilya, Ravi Gururaj, Monica Tata, Brian Povinelli
Leadership Spotlight Dilip Kapur, President, Hidesign shares some notes form his life.

Dilip Kapur, President, Hidesign shares some notes form his life.

Dilip Kapur, President, Hidesign shares some notes form his life.
Products Timepieces that upped the ante in time-telling across the globe

Timepieces that upped the ante in time-telling across the globe

The iconic timepieces that upped the ante in time-telling across the globe.

A four-step buying guide on car tyre

Brawny engine, strong brakes or auto steering, it all depends on the grip of your car tyre. A four-step buying guide.

Mobile phone apps which promise to build your mental muscle

Quit twiddling your thumbs on your way to work. Instead, get busy with these mobile phone apps which promise to build your mental muscle

Review: Run Personal VISIOWEB

This baby comes equipped with an internet connection, integrated 19" TV screen, and an iPhone/iPod link.

BT More highlights the stalwarts of the auto industry

Advocating cutting-edge technology and stylised design, BT More highlights the stalwarts of the auto industry. We celebrate six dynamic cars on our sixth anniversary.

Gadgets that can fetch you coveted 'tech connoisseur' title

Searching for the exquisite in a world littered with new-age toys? Here are five iconic gadgets that can fetch you the coveted 'tech connoisseur' title.

Pens launched over the last six years

To mark our sixth anniversary, we celebrate iconic writing instruments launched over the last six years.

Our guide to the good life

New products in the market

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, The GPS-enabled AR Drone 2.0 puts you in the pilot's seat with live footage being streamed and recorded directly on your smartphone or tablet, via an in-built 720p HD camera.

Google Keep: Free (Android) By Google Inc

Google Keep allows you to keep track of your thoughts via notes, lists and photos.

Aluminium mug that whips up your beverage till it's all frothed up

Available at www.thinkgeek.com, this self-stirring mug comes as a great relief for everybody who needs a cuppa before starting the day.
Focus India's coal output has fallen way behind and situation may get worse

India's coal output has fallen way behind and situation may get worse

India's coal output has fallen way behind, leading to a surge in imports. The situation could get worse, given the coal allocation scam and the lack of infrastructure to transport coal.

Power regulators push through tariff hikes in election season

Power regulators push through tariff hikes in election season.

Consumer goods advertising has risen several notches in combativeness

Consumer goods advertising has risen several notches in combativeness.

Review: Fujifilm X100S and Urbanears Plattan

Fujifilm X100S - a great camera for enthusiasts and Urbanears Plattan - loud, stylish headphones.

How the $45 million ATM heist was carried out

In a global operation, criminals planned and pulled off a $45 million heist from ATM outlets using the Internet instead of guns.

New US immigration reforms bill threatens Indian IT

The reforms bill would force Indian IT companies to change their business models almost overnight, jack up expenses and hand over key competitive advantages to their American rivals such as IBM and Accenture.

India's gold imports are starting to weigh down the economy

Rising gold imports have coincided with a rise in its prices and a weakening of the rupee against the dollar. The combined impact has served to widen the current account deficit.

What the CBI is all about

The context was the revelation that the CBI had allowed the government to influence its report on the coal blocks allocation scam. What the CBI is all about:

On Record/Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the PMO

The Prime Minister is presiding over a very corrupt regime and his image is tarnished, Prakash Karat, General Secretary, CPI(M), in Mint
Features Two companies aim at servicing computers, mobile phones and other gadgets you own

Two companies aim at servicing computers, mobile phones and other gadgets you own

Two tech support companies aim at servicing computers, mobile phones and other gadgets you own.

Companies that are making wealth from waste

More and more companies are making wealth from waste and, in the process, saving the environment from devastation. Business Today looks at these green businesses.

Crowdsourcing is the new buzzword in communications

Thanks to the Internet and the digital revolution in the past few years, everybody from government institutions to companies and marketing agencies has jumped aboard the bandwagon to "source" ideas from the "crowd".

Nissan's grand India plans are out of tune with ground realities

The company's India target is audacious. Nissan wants to raise its market share from 1.5 pc in 2012/13 to 10 pc by 2016/17. For this, it must double its market share every year for the next four years in a market that is crowded with entrenched and aggressive rivals such as Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai.

Early general elections are most unlikely

The flurry of reforms it has launched in the last few months have given the government confidence. The Congress is banking on populist measures such as the direct cash transfer scheme and the food security bill to further boost support for the party.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah begins on a populist note

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah begins on a populist note.

Customer entry is never a big challenge: Future Group CEO Kishore Biyani

Kishore Biyani, Founder and CEO of Future Group, and Managing Director of Pantaloon Retail, discusses the retail sector and his own group in an exclusive interview.
Culture How to avoid being fat due to corporate lifetsyle

How to avoid being fat due to corporate lifetsyle

Corporate lifestyle starting to show on your waistline? It doesn't have to.

How to combat the phenomenon of stress

Today's office-goer is no stranger to stress. However, to combat the phenomenon, he should first learn to tell fact from fiction
Technology One-piece PC, with monitor and CPU merged, may be the rage soon

One-piece PC, with monitor and CPU merged, may be the rage soon

An All-in-One is a monitor that has an in-built CPU, which was traditionally a separate entity. It is a complete computer - powerful enough to woo enterprise users, and affordable enough to interest home users as well.
Careers Growing number of professionals want to join young companies

Growing number of professionals want to join young companies

Not long ago, venture capital funds had to scout for professionals and woo them into joining the young companies they backed. But, today, experienced professionals are doing so on their own.
Executive Health Tuberculosis is far from being just a poor man's disease

Tuberculosis is far from being just a poor man's disease

Tuberculosis is far from being just a poor man's disease.
Special ICICI Prudential tops annual listing of India's Best Fund House

ICICI Prudential tops annual listing of India's Best Fund House

This is a turnaround story of a fund house that was known more for its big product launches, aggressive fund management and distribution strategies than consistency in performance.

India's Best Mutual Funds

The Business Today-Value Research Best Mutual Fund Study profiles the funds and managers who came out on top in an uncertain environment.Full coverage: India's Best Mutual Funds

'For the serious investor, this study on funds will hold more utility as a learning experience'

The right way to approach Business Today's annual Best Mutual Funds study is to remember that the individual funds must be seen only in the context of the different categories under which they have been evaluated.

How we ranked the Best Mutual funds

The Value Research rating summarises how a fund has performed over the three years to March 2013, relative to the other funds in its category, for the risks it has taken.

India's Best Mutual Funds: Ranking Table

The Business Today-Value Research Best Mutual Fund Study 2012 profiles the funds who came out on top in an uncertain environment.

Birla Sun Life Medium Term Plan: Setting the right price

Prudent investment in medium-term securities helps Birla Sun Life Medium Term Plan beat the competition.

ICICI Prudential Balanced Fund: Safe and stable

ICICI Prudential Balanced Fund emerges the winner by carefully picking stocks and avoiding sector skews.

Quantum Long Term Equity Fund: On the high road

Investment in rate-sensitive and consumer goods stocks helps the Quantum fund top the charts.

Reliance Mutual Fund emerges as overall winner

Discipline, method and market experience are the keys to his success.

India's Best Mutual Funds: SBI mutual fund

He believes in banking on a few quality stocks and staying invested for the medium to long term.
Fashion How to trim the moustache

How to trim the moustache

Angle the hair using a fine-toothed moustache comb. Make sure the moustache is dry, a wet one makes the hair appear longer and you end up cutting more

BT More celebrates important milestones in men's fashion

BT More celebrates important milestones in men's fashion by presenting the most unique products and innovations by top brands over the years.
Editors note 'Google is transforming itself and redefining the search'

'Google is transforming itself and redefining the search'

Rising gold prices have knocked more than a few percentage points off India's financial savings but the mutual funds industry seems to have taken it on the chin and grown its assets by 19 per cent in 2012/13.