- Google gets down to doing what it knows best - developing new tech - to change your life. To understand the scope of the change that Google is readying, you need to be embedded at the top echelons of Googleplex. Or, get as close with deepdive interviews with its top executives and people who transact with the company.
The story of monsoon, well at least the cultural formation it inspires, finds perfect expressions in music. Sakae Sushi at Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, puts a contemporary spin on an old cultural favourite. Cocoparra, the forest restaurant on the outskirts of Pune, takes your imagination far, quite far.
Chivas Regal 18 has tied up with Italian automotive design firm Pininfarina to showcase its fine blend of 20 rare Scottish single malts. 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. It plates up beautiful dishes from India, the Meditarranean and Asia amidst a sunny setting of cream and orange interiors. Sakae Sushi at Ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, puts a contemporary spin on an old cultural favourite.
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. 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.
Maybe it's time you set up camp someplace high in the mountains. Here are the basics of zero-degree camping. 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. With baroque cupolas, gothic churches and medieval cobbles, Prague's old-world glory has now scaled new heights. 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. 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 has roped in designer Hella Jongerius to redesign the interiors of its world business class cabins If you're looking for answers to your culinary conundrums, we have just the list to make you app-y. Click, chew, swallow.
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The iconic timepieces that upped the ante in time-telling across the globe. Brawny engine, strong brakes or auto steering, it all depends on the grip of your car tyre. A four-step buying guide. Quit twiddling your thumbs on your way to work. Instead, get busy with these mobile phone apps which promise to build your mental muscle This baby comes equipped with an internet connection, integrated 19" TV screen, and an iPhone/iPod link. 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. 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. To mark our sixth anniversary, we celebrate iconic writing instruments launched over the last six years. 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 allows you to keep track of your thoughts via notes, lists and photos. Available at www.thinkgeek.com, this self-stirring mug comes as a great relief for everybody who needs a cuppa before starting the day.
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. Consumer goods advertising has risen several notches in combativeness. Fujifilm X100S - a great camera for enthusiasts and Urbanears Plattan - loud, stylish headphones. In a global operation, criminals planned and pulled off a $45 million heist from ATM outlets using the Internet instead of guns. 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. 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. 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: The Prime Minister is presiding over a very corrupt regime and his image is tarnished, Prakash Karat, General Secretary, CPI(M), in Mint
Two tech support companies aim at servicing computers, mobile phones and other gadgets you own. 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. 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". 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. 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. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah begins on a populist note. 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.
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.
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.
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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. 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 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. 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. The Business Today-Value Research Best Mutual Fund Study 2012 profiles the funds who came out on top in an uncertain environment. Prudent investment in medium-term securities helps Birla Sun Life Medium Term Plan beat the competition. ICICI Prudential Balanced Fund emerges the winner by carefully picking stocks and avoiding sector skews. Investment in rate-sensitive and consumer goods stocks helps the Quantum fund top the charts. Discipline, method and market experience are the keys to his success. He believes in banking on a few quality stocks and staying invested for the medium to long term.
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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.