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Dressing for Dream Destinations: India

All the outfit inspiration you need for India's must-see destinations."Dressing for Dream Destinations" is a travel series that takes us across the world to daydream about what we'd wear to various locations.India is the second-most populous country in the world and has a rich cultural background and history. Due to its size and amount of people, there's so much to see and do that it's hard to know where to start. On the flip side, this means there's something for everyone. Here's how to dress f...
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The incredible history of the traditional Parsi Gara sari

The timeless elegance of a traditional Parsi Gara is undeniable. Embroidered to life with photorealistic precision, the Gara sari is a unique member in the exhaustive variety of crafts found in the country. Predominantly worn by the Parsi community during weddings and special occasions, the exquisite Gara sari deserves not to be stashed away just for those big days. Vogue spoke to Ashdeen Lilaowala—one of the few creative minds carrying the legacy of the Gara forward—about the history of the emb...
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Raheja Exotica, Madh Island: A Taste of Good Life

Money can’t buy happiness, but I’d cheer up much faster sipping a margarita by the pool if I didn’t have errands to run or worry about getting the house cleaned. One such luxurious project that offers the best money can buy is Raheja Exotica, Madh Island. Like someone said, if money can’t buy happiness, you simply didn’t [...]
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E-commerce wars: Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani goes after Jeff Bezos

Mukesh Ambani, Asia's richest man, is set to take on Amazon's Jeff Bezos in India as the billionaire magnate launches his own rival e-commerce venture in the world's second most populous country.Reliance Industries, the Mumbai-headquartered... [Author: [email protected]]
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Dog makes accidental modeling debut at Mumbai fashion show

Cats and dogs are reigning on the runway. A stray dog made her modeling debut during designer Rohit Bal’s fashion show this week in Mumbai, India. As international superstars Sidharth Malhotra and Diana Penty strutted Bal’s stuff in the traditional manner, this ditzy blonde just wandered around the stage, flaunting her effortless doggie style. According...
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Asia's richest man to take on Amazon boss Jeff Bezos in India's booming e-commerce sector

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, is set to take on Amazon's Jeff Bezos in India as the billionaire magnate launches his own rival e-commerce venture in the world's second most populous country. Reliance Industries, the Mumbai-headquartered conglomerate owned by Mr Ambani, is drawing up plans to roll out its online shopping services to 1.2m retail businesses in western India as competition to grab a share of India’s fast-developing e-commerce industry intensifies. Mr Ambani, who control...
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Competition Commission of India orders DP World, Maersk units to withdraw some notices to clients at Mumbai port

India's antitrust watchdog has ordered Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk and Dubai's DP World to withdraw certain customer advisories which it said could hamper growth of the country's largest container port in Mumbai, a document seen by Reuters showed.
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Competition Commission of India orders DP, Maersk units to withdraw some notices to clients at Mumbai port

India's antitrust watchdog has ordered Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk and Dubai's DP World to withdraw certain customer advisories which it said could hamper growth of the country's largest container port in Mumbai, a document seen by Reuters showed.
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Mumbai teen gets three-year ban for flashing in dressing room

Player receives penalty after team-mate raises complaint
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Majority of Bombay Parsi punchayet trustees want chairman out

Four of seven Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trustees have voted to file a no confidence motion against chairman Yazdi Desai for allegations ranging from protecting a non-Parsi trespasser to promoting his wife as a “shadow chairman”. The BPP is considered the largest private landlord in Mumbai, controlling around 5,500 community flats in Parsi baugs such as Cusrow Baug in Colaba. Desai, who took over as chairman in 2011, said there is “no provision for a no confidence motion in trust law or in ou...
Tags: Life, Mumbai, Parsi, Mehta, Desai, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Yazdi Desai, Wadia, Dadrawala, Jehangir Patel, Dinshaw Mehta, Bombay Parsi Punchayet BPP, Viraf Mehta, Cusrow Baug, Noshir Dadrawala

Tower of Silence out of bound for drones, aviation ministry to mark it as prohibited area

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has ruled against flying drones around Tower of Silence in Malabar Hills, where the Parsi community carries out last rites for their departed. The MoCA has also said that flying drones will not be permitted in 5-km radius of Mumbai Airport and 3-km radius of Juhu Airport. From December last year, the Central government started accepting applications from drone operators to obtain flying licence. Article by Mehul Thakkar | DNA There are three specific zones...
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India’s top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the reopening of Mumbai’s dance bars, which had been a nightlife staple in the country’s entertainment capital until they were outlawed six years ago. The court ruled that the bars featuring young women paid to wear sexy clothing and dance to Bollywood […]
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Mumbai’s Parsi Dairy milks modern retail, with nostalgia and social media

Once an iconic Mumbai landmark and cafe, the 102-year-old brand is reinventing itself Article by Amritha Pillay | Business Standard Parsi Dairy Farm, set up by Nariman Ardeshir in 1916 is redolent of an era when the city beat to a different tune. Set in the heart of what used to be Mumbai’s busy trade and market district, Kalbadevi, stories around the dairy are legion. Culinary anthropologist Kurush Dalal who is familiar with the history of the brand and the family that runs it recalls an anecdo...
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Historic hotel rooms and their legendary guests

From the Savoy in London to the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, famous guests have helped put these 14 historic hotels on the map. Find out who stayed where -- and how you can stay, too.
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A Parsi art historian rediscovers his heritage on a trip across Iran

What do you mean you’re from New Zealand?” a shopkeeper in Mozaafarieh named Omid exclaimed. We were in the carpet quarter of Tabriz’s Grand Bazaar, and I had just told him that I was a Kiwi Parsi. “Look at yourself: you’re a son of Persia. Welcome home.” This was one of many similar reactions my Zoroastrian identity elicited in Iran. It made me teary, as I walked alone through the vaulted streets of the world’s largest covered bazaar. By Areez Katki, When I told my family I was going  ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Life, India, Iran, West, Paris, New Zealand, Tehran, Mumbai, Kurdistan, Auckland, Persepolis, Unesco World Heritage Site, East, Persia

Union govt proposes drone corridors, service providers in Drone Regulations 2.0

The Union Government has suggested establishing a corridor for flying drones and setting up a regime for licensing and authorizing flying of drones. Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha announced the updated policy for drone operations at the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai yesterday.... ...
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#Qatar Airways CEO: not interested in Jet Airways as backed by 'enemy' state | Reuters

Qatar Airways CEO: not interested in Jet Airways as backed by 'enemy' state | Reuters:Qatar Airways will not buy a stake in Jet Airways (JET.NS) as a substantial portion of the debt-laden Indian carrier is held by Etihad Airways, whose owner Abu Dhabi is an “enemy” of Qatar, its CEO Akbar al-Baker said on Tuesday.Abu Dhabi is part of the United Arab Emirates that cut ties with Qatar in 2017 over accusations of supporting terrorism. Doha denies the charges. The UAE, together with Saudi Arabia, Eg...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Bahrain, Etihad, Doha, Uae, Jet Airways, Reuters, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Saudi Arabia Egypt, Akbar Al Baker, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Beyond Bollywood: The 10 Best Indian Films You Missed in 2018

There are, on average, nearly 2,000 new Indian films each year — about three times the American output. The mainstream Hindi film industry (or “Bollywood”) is a small contributor to that figure, though it usually receives the most attention in both Western and Indian media. Given the vast array of languages, cultures and perspectives across the nation — rather than a single massive entity, India has dozens of parallel film industries differentiated by language — there exists a fascinating cine...
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Trailer Round-Up: ‘Ask Dr. Ruth’, ‘White Dragon’, ‘Lorena’, ‘Holiday’, and More

We’re just a few days into 2019 and I’m already falling behind on my most important New Years resolution, which is to provide /Film readers with every single trailer that comes out the second it hits the internet. But this batch of film and TV trailers has already convinced me that I’ve once again bitten off more than I can chew. Thankfully, our trailer round-up is the perfect way to correct my over-eager resolution. Below, check out the trailers for White Dragon, Hotel Mumbai, Lorena, Little, ...
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Elephanta Caves - Tucked in the Arabian Sea - One hour Ferry from Gateway of India, Mumbai

The Elephanta Caves contain rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist ideas and iconography. The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock. ... They were named Elefante – which morphed to Elephanta – by the colonial Portuguese when they found elephant statues on it. To get to the Elephanta Caves, you will need to go to the Gateway of India in the city of Mumbai. From here you can purchase the tickets for the launch (boat or ferry) from the Maharastra tourism developmen...
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Explore Global Opportunities Through the Rakuten Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

On the heels of a tremendously successful first ever Techstars Demo Day in Asia, the Rakuten Accelerator, Powered by Techstars is searching for its next class of founders to join the 2019 program, hosted in Singapore. Applications are open January 7–April 7, 2019, and the program starts in July, with Demo Day in October. Rakuten was founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace that now offers services to more than 1.2 billion customers around the world. It has formidable presence in ...
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Deutsche Bank is moving jobs out of the Sunshine State to India to cut costs

Deutsche Bank AG is offshoring around 60 accounting jobs out of Florida to India, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing sources. The move comes as part of a larger shift by the struggling German lender to move back-office staff members to lower-cost countries. Deutsche Bank AG, which several years ago moved staff out of New York to cheaper US cities, is now shifting some of those those jobs to India. Germany's largest lender is relocating around 60 accounting positions to Mumbai from Jacksonv...
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This Mumbai Apartment for a Young Couple Is a Delightful Mix of Geometric Shapes and Colors

Step into this contemporary apartment so peppy and colorful that it will perk up your mood instantly. MuseLAB, an end-to-end interior design firm based in Mumbai, has designed this vibrant and colorful apartment for a young couple. Who lives here: Kishore Jain and his family Location: Byculla, Mumbai Brief: to connect a newly acquired 600 q.ft [...]
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Meterdown 2019 – R D National College

Meterdown is an intercollegiate endeavor organized by the students of BMS and BAF of R.D. National College which is located in the heart of Bandra West, Linking Road, Mumbai. Meterdown is a festival, fete of unanimous students coming across colleges in Mumbai to participate and win the tag of reigning titlist. Meterdown has successfully completed … Continue reading "Meterdown 2019 – R D National College" The post Meterdown 2019 – R D National College appeared first on .
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Tata Consultancy highlights strong deal pipeline, after record quarter

By Sankalp Phartiyal MUMBAI (Reuters) - Tata Consultancy Services Ltd , India's top software services exporter, on Thursday reported a record quarterly profit helped by gains in its key banking, financial services and insurance (BSFI) division and said it was well positioned for 2019 with a strong pipeline of client orders. TCS, considered the crown jewel of the salt-to-autos Tata Group, kicks off the December-quarter corporate earnings period for Indian businesses with rival Infosys Ltd sc...
Tags: Science, Mumbai, Tcs, Infosys Ltd, Tata Group, Sankalp Phartiyal, Reuters Tata Consultancy Services Ltd India, TATA Consultancy, BSFI

Tata Consultancy Misses Estimates on Rupee, Employee Costs

Despite headwinds from a volatile Indian currency and higher costs in some major markets, operating margins were “resilient,” Chief Financial Officer V. Ramakrishnan said in a statement. TCS managed to lift earnings growth above 20 percent in the previous two quarters as well despite a challenging business environment. “After two consecutive strong quarters, margins appear softer because of currency fluctuations and higher-than-expected headcount,” said Sudheer Guntupalli, a Mumbai-based techn...
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Emeritus, which develops online courses with universities, raises $40M

The funding streak for educational startups in Asia continues into 2019 after Emeritus, a U.S-Indian company that partners with universities to offer digital courses, landed a $40 million Series C round led by Sequoia India. The deal includes participation from existing investor Bertelsmann India Investments, and it takes Emeritus — founded in 2010 as offline management program company Eruditus — to around $50 million from investors to date. It also follows notable rounds in December for Indi...
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Full US Trailer for Terrorist Attack Film 'Hotel Mumbai' with Dev Patel

"Look, I don't think you understand. There's been an attack and we're not safe." Bleecker Street Media has released the full-length, official US trailer for a true story thriller titled Hotel Mumbai, telling the story of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai in 2008. The film is about the hotel staff who risk their own lives to keep everyone safe, as guests make unthinkable sacrifices to try and save themselves and their families. Dev Patel stars as Arjun, a newly promoted wa...
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Hotel Mumbai Trailer: The True Story of the 2008 Siege on Taj Hotel

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Hotel Mumbai Trailer: The true story of the 2008 siege on the Taj Hotel Bleecker Street has released the official trailer for the upcoming historical drama thriller Hotel Mumbai, which tells the true story of the 2008 siege on Mumbai’s Taj Hotel. Check out the trailer below, as well as the poster in the gallery! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gpt...
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Matrix India announces new $300M fund

Matrix India, one of India’s highest-profile tech VCs, is loading up for new deals after it announced a new $300 million fund for early stage investments. This is the third fund for the Indian firm, which is associated with U.S-based Matrix Partners. Matrix India has backed over 60 startups to date, including Uber rival Ola, ambitious medical platform Practo, popular news aggregator DailyHunt and classifieds company Quikr. The plan is to continue on that road with the new fund, which was announc...
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