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A paradox revealed through portraiture

A photograph taken seven years before her passing says much about the life, times and character of the trailblazing Meherbai Tata The much-loved wife of Dorabji Tata and daughter in-law of Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata group, Meherbai Tata was a woman of personality. A participant in the ornamental theatrics of being imperial within Empire, one finds her name regularly among the maharajas, nawabs and begums in royal chronicles. And deservedly so. Meherbai was honoured with the ‘Comm...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, History, Heritage, Paris, Buckingham Palace, Victoria, Lafayette, Rembrandt, Mumbai, Queen Victoria, Tata, Reed, George V


Book Review | The TATAS — How a family built a business and a nation

Girish Kuber’s book has many interesting anecdotes of stories, struggles, trials and tribulations, and many jubilations behind the family’s journey. A lot is already known about the Tatas; one of India’s foremost business groups and family. Despite this, Girish Kuber’s account of the Tatas spanning 200 years is worth a mention because it condenses- and yet maintains enough drama and riveting details of- the story of how the Tatas built an empire. Girish Kuber, Editor of Loksatta (the Marathi dai...
Tags: Hong Kong, Books, London, Indonesia, Life, India, Telecom, Mumbai, Taj Mahal, Air India, Bombay, Gujarat, Tata Steel, Tata, Mills, Jamshedpur


An Expert Explains: Behind the Tata-Mistry feud, the crossed wires of history

The Supreme Court has set aside a Tribunal ruling that had reinstated Cyrus Mistry as Executive Chairman of Tata Sons. Tracing the history of the Tata, Wadia and Mistry families, leading to the ongoing conflict. Written by Coomi Kapoor Ratan Tata with Cyrus Mistry, whose removal as Tata Sons Exceutive Chairman has led to a long legal battle. (PTI File photo) For fresh insight into the high-stakes billion-dollar Tata-Mistry corporate battle, which set off tremors in the Bombay Stock Exchange...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Life, India, BJP, Industry, Tribunal, Ratan Tata, Tata, PTI, Cyrus, Dara, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indira Gandhi, Vajpayee, Cyrus Mistry


Tata says hello to £14.5m 1-year contract extension for UK child support system, while DWP figures out how to procure a new one

Deal inked 'without competition' due to COVID, says dept The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions has awarded a £14.5m year-long contract to Tata Consultancy Services without any competition.…
Tags: UK, Software, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata, Dwp, COVID


Comment on sweet potato salad with pepita dressing by Tata

Loved the salad! So easy and delicious even very picky teenager had a plateful !
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Jaguar Going All Electric By 2025, Cancels Electric XJ Sedan

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that it plans to have transitioned the Jaguar side of the business entirely to electric vehicles by 2025. Meanwhile, the more profitable Land Rover brand will be receiving its very first EV sometime in 2024. The plan is backed by a £2.5 billion (roughly $3.5 billion USD) investment. As usual, […] The post Jaguar Going All Electric By 2025, Cancels Electric XJ Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, EVs, Platforms, Tata, Electrification, Jaguar Land Rover JLR, Thierry Bollore, Jaguar XJ, JLR, News Blog, Product Planning


Jaguar Land Rover plans to go fully electric by 2039, and said it would spend $3.5 billion on the goal each year

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE. Kristen Lee Jaguar Land Rover plans to become net zero on carbon emissions by 2039, it announced Monday. Vehicles across both Jaguar and Land Rover brands would go all-electric, it said. The car maker, the UK's biggest, will spend around £2.5 billion ($3.5 billion) on the goal each year, it said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Luxury car group Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) unveiled plans to go all-electric on Monday, saying it aims to be ...
Tags: Apple, UK, India, US, Trends, General Motors, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Tata, Jaguar Land Rover JLR, Tata Motors, Land Rovers, Grace Dean Reuters, SE Kristen Lee Jaguar Land Rover


India’s Vaccine Diplomacy and the Parsis

India’s vaccine diplomacy drive which has become the toast of the town in many a world capital, has much to thank the Parsis –  a tiny community which migrated from ancient Persia to India’s western shores some 12 centuries ago. Billionaire Adar Poonawala and his father Cyrus took the leap of faith in the early days of development of the Oxford University – AstraZeneca vaccine and agreed to invest in a huge facility in the west Indian city of Pune to make a billion doses of the vaccine for the ...
Tags: Opinion, Saudi Arabia, Life, China, India, Narendra Modi, US, South Africa, Pakistan, Morocco, Brazil, Bangladesh, Astrazeneca, Sam, South Asia, Seychelles


2021 Tata Safari Production Already Underway; Spied At Tata's Plant

The upcoming 2021 Tata Safarii is going to be one of biggest launches of the...
Tags: Autos, Tata


NATO is furious at Trump delaying the military handover to Biden while 'there's a significant security situation underway with Iran that could explode at any time'

President-elect Joe Biden and outgoing President Donald Trump. JIM WATSON,SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The Russians have hacked the US government. Iran has vowed revenge on America for the assassination of one of its military leaders. Yet Trump is mishandling the transition of the Pentagon to incoming President Joe Biden, sources tell Insider. "We need the incoming Biden administration to be fully briefed and ready to deal with these very dangerous issues facing NATO's security," said th...
Tags: Europe, News, Obama, Navy, White House, Russia, Defense, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Analysis, Nato, Middle East, Fox News


The pioneering lawyer who fought for women’s suffrage in India

Amid the pandemic gloom, it is easy to forget that the year 2020 marks an important anniversary for women’s rights. In the US, it has been 100 years since women cast their votes for the first time. A century ago in the United Kingdom, the first female law students were admitted to the Inns of Court. At Lincoln’s Inn in London, one of those students, Mithan Lam, was an Indian. In 1924, she became the first woman to be allowed to practise law in the Bombay High Court, shattering one of the thickes...
Tags: England, London, Supreme Court, Life, India, US, San Francisco, History, Bbc, Britain, United Kingdom, Lincoln, Kashmir, Lse, Bombay, Tata


Former Navy SEAL William McRaven says having acting officials leading the US military 'does not serve the American public well'

US Navy Adm. William McRaven, head of the US Special Operations Command, speaks in 2013 at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California. Frederic Brown/AFP via Getty Images Retired Adm. William McRaven, a former Navy SEAL who previously led US Special Operations Command, said Monday that having acting officials leading the military should make the American people "uncomfortable." "When you having acting secretaries, acting under secretaries, and acting assistant secretaries...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Congress, Navy, Senate, White House, Defense, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Ronald Reagan, Fox News, Homeland Security, Pentagon


Pentagon advisor resigns in protest, saying the Trump administration is putting the nation 'at risk' by purging posts to fill them with loyalists

The Pentagon logo and an American flag are lit up January 3, 2002 in the briefing room of Pentagon in Arlington, VA Alex Wong/Getty Images One of the few members of the Defense Business Board, a Pentagon advisory group, to survive a recent purge has resigned in protest, CNN first reported. In his resignation letter, Steve Blank wrote that Trump administration, by the purging of advisory boards and filling them with Trump allies, has "put the nation's safety and security at risk." The purge...
Tags: Politics, Isis, White House, Politico, Defense, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Advisers, Fox News, Pentagon, Chris Miller, Donald Trump, James Anderson, Steve Blank, Miller


Trump pushes out more leading defense advisors as the Pentagon purge continues

The Pentagon. Charles Dharapak/AP The White House fired several members of the Defense Business Board, a panel of outside experts who advise senior Pentagon leaders, on Friday, Politico reported. The move follows the firing of most of the Defense Policy Board last week. The removal of these advisors also comes as the Trump administration purges senior Pentagon officials, to include the defense secretary, his chief of staff, the top policy and intelligence officials, and the official leadin...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, White House, Politico, Defense, Trends, Department Of Defense, Fox News, Pentagon, Donald Trump, James Anderson, Bayer, Trump, Tata, Purge


Here are 4 former military officers who have embraced bizarre Trump conspiracies

President Donald Trump at a rally in Toledo, Ohio, September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump's professed love for the military attracted senior officers who have turned to political activism after their service. Here are some of the retired generals who have promoted outlandish, far-right conspiracy theories about the president and his rivals. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump's professed love for the military has a...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Obama, Senate, Germany, Iraq, Defense, US, International, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Afghanistan, Pentagon


Trump administration pushes out more leading defense advisors as the Pentagon purge continues

The Pentagon. Charles Dharapak/AP The White House fired several members of the Defense Business Board, a panel of outside experts who advise senior Pentagon leaders, on Friday, Politico reported. The move follows the firing of most of the Defense Policy Board last week. The removal of these advisors also comes as the Trump administration purges senior Pentagon officials, to include the defense secretary, his chief of staff, the top policy and intelligence officials, and the official leadin...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, White House, Politico, Defense, Trends, Department Of Defense, Fox News, Pentagon, Chris Miller, Donald Trump, James Anderson, Miller, Bayer, Trump


Here are 3 retired generals who embraced bizarre Trump conspiracies

President Donald Trump at a rally in Toledo, Ohio, September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump's professed love for the military attracted senior officers who have turned to political activism after their service. Here are some of the retired generals who have promoted outlandish, far-right conspiracy theories about the president and his rivals. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump's professed love for the military has a...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Senate, Germany, Iraq, Defense, US, International, Barack Obama, Trends, Fbi, Afghanistan, Pentagon, Cia, Republican


Tata 'has to find a way out' of UK steel operation

A former boss at the steel giant says Tata "cannot keep taking hundred million plus losses forever"
Tags: UK, News, Tata


Port Talbot steelworks: 'Resist speculation' over future

Welsh Secretary Simon Hart says Tata wants "to make steel in Wales".
Tags: News, Tata, Port Talbot, Simon Hart


Port Talbot: Tata reveals plans to cut funding from steelworks

Urgent talks are being sought to see how the plan will affect Port Talbot's workforce.
Tags: News, Tata, Port Talbot


Defeated Trump Purges Top Pentagon, Intel Officials And Installs Loyalists

Mark Esper was just the start. Days after President Trump lost the 2020 election, and hours after the ouster of the defense secretary that had been long in his crosshairs, several other officials in top Pentagon and Intelligence Community roles have been canned. Their replacements all have a reputation for being Trump loyalists. Two of them worked for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) before joining the administration and a third has also been linked to Nunes’ efforts to politicize intelligence to furthe...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, White House, Defense, US, Barack Obama, Ukraine, Pentagon, National Security Council, Cia, Intelligence Community, Biden, Giuliani, National Security Agency, John Brennan


Top defense intelligence official and former SEAL Team 6 commander walks off the job amid post-election Pentagon purge

Joseph Kernan testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during their confirmation hearing for positions in the Department of Defense in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Pentagon's top intelligence official, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Joseph Kernan, resigned Tuesday. His resignation follows the firing of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and comes amid the resignati...
Tags: Politics, Navy, Washington, Russia, Defense, Barack Obama, Trends, Department Of Defense, Intelligence, Policy, Fox News, Pentagon, National Security Council, Chris Miller, Biden, Donald Trump


The retired general and Trump ally who called Obama a 'terrorist leader' is taking over the Pentagon's top policy job

The Pentagon project has been highly controversial Getty Anthony Tata, a retired general turned Fox News guest who spread falsehoods about former President Barack Obama, is moving into the Pentagon's top policy position in an acting capacity, Defense One reported Tuesday. Tata will be taking over the duties of James Anderson, who resigned Tuesday from his position as the under secretary of defense for policy. He previously called Obama a "terrorist leader" in tweets he has since deleted an...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Defense, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Islam, Fox News, Pentagon, National Security Council


The Pentagon's top policy official resigned the day after Trump 'terminated' his defense secretary

James H. Anderson testifies on his nomination to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy during a Senate Armed Services Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 7, 2020 Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James H. Anderson resigned Tuesday after a series of confrontations with the White House over various personnel issues, Politico first reported, citing current and former defense officials. His resignation come...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Fired, Senate, White House, Politico, Defense, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Department Of Defense, Ukraine, Policy, Army, Marine Corps, Fox News


Tata group launches TataMD CHECK, a CRISPR based Covid-19 test kit powered by Feluda technology

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/tata-group-launches-feluda-covid-19-test-kits/articleshow/79135099.cmsTata Medical and Diagnostics (TataMD), the healthcare venture from the Tata group has now commercially launched TataMD CHECK, a diagnostic gene-based testing kit powered by the Feluda technology to detect Covid-19. TataMD CHECK has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research and the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) and will be available through diag...
Tags: Business, News, India, Tata, CSIR, Indian Council of Medical Research, Feluda, COVID, Covid-19 test kit, TataMD CHECK


Tata working on own payment network to rival NPCI: Report

Tata is looking to build its own payment network, the Economic Times reported. The conglomerate is reportedly in talks with the Reserve Bank of India to set up a retail payments network under the latter’s framework for pan-Indian Umbrella Entities (NUEs). Tata Capital and Tata Consultancy Services are reported to be involved in the payment network effort. The National Payment Corporation of India, which was set up on similar lines, is a non-profit, but not a government body. Rivals to its domina...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Payments, UPI, Mastercard, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata, RBI, Reserve Bank of India, Economic Times, Reliance Industries, State Bank of India, Tata Communications, NPCI, National Payment Corporation of India


Tata Steel rededicates Sir Dorabji Tata Park to the people of Jamshedpur

Statue of Lady Meherbai Tata unveiled on the occasion; design based on principles of sustainability Tata Steel on Saturday rededicated the Sir Dorabji Tata Park opposite the Keenan Stadium in Bistupur to the people of Jamshedpur on the occasion of the park’s silver jubilee. Saturday also happened to be the 141st birth anniversary of Lady Meherbai Tata, wife of Sir Dorabji. Sir Dorabji Tata was the eldest son of Tata group founder J.N. Tata. The renovated Sir Dorabji Tata Park with the diamon...
Tags: News, Life, India, Mumbai, Tata Steel, Tata, Jamshedpur, Calcutta, Tata Group, Howrah Bridge, Butterfly Park, Oval Maidan, Narendran, T V Narendran, Meherbai, Dorabji


Tata Sons offers to buy out Shapoorji Pallonji Group’s stake in shares dispute

Tata Sons has offered to buy out Shapoorji Pallonji group‘s stake in the holding company to help the group raise money to pay its debt. The Supreme Court has also barred the Mistry group from pledging or selling any Tata shares until October 28, when it starts hearing final arguments in the case. A Tata Sons lawyer informed the SC of the offer to purchase the 18% stake owned by the cash-strapped Shapoorji Pallonji Group to raise money for paying maturing debt. The SP Group has pledged the shar...
Tags: Supreme Court, Life, Industry, Sc, Tata, The Supreme Court, PE, IDBI, Tata Sons, Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Cyrus Investments, SP Group, Tata group Tata Sons, Axis Trustee Services, IDBI Trusteeship Services, Brookfield Asset Management The


N95 masks could soon be rechargeable instead of disposable

The pandemic has led to N95 masks quickly becoming one of the world’s most sought-after resources as essential workers burned through billions of them. New research could lead to an N95 that you can recharge rather than throw away — or even one that continuously tops itself up for maximum effectiveness. The proposed system, from researchers at Technion-IIT in Israel and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India, is not one of decontamination, as you might expect. Instead, it focuses on...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Masks, Israel, Tech, Tata, IEEE Spectrum, Technion, Pandemic, Peter Tsai, N95, COVID-19, Technion IIT, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India, Dov Levine


Why Are Senate Republicans Playing Dead?

They’re allowing President Trump to place loyalists in important government positions.
Tags: News, Senate, United States, Republican Party, Defense Department, Trump, Tata, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Supreme Court (US, Constitution (US, Anthony J