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The Price for Fast Delivery Can be Steep


The New York Times recently printed an article on the many delivery companies in India, some of whom promise delivery in less than 15 minutes.  An American living in India commented on the article, saying that she uses Instamart on the Swiggy app. “It’s amazing to get a few groceries in less than 15 minutes,” she wrote....

Indian designer evokes mysteries of the ‘Cosmos’ in Paris


For a man with seemingly infinite creative ambitions, it is fitting that Indian designer Rahul Mishra's latest Paris haute couture collection attempts to encapsulate the entire universe. Monday's Fashion Week debut of "Cosmos" became the latest showcase for one of Asia's leading stylists, whose works have been modeled by Michelle Yeoh, Viola Davis and...

Do Your Part to Help the Economy


Mecole Hardman, a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, recently threw a remote at his wide-screen TV while watching his team play the San Diego Chargers.  Hardman was injured and could not play in the football game. His frustration apparently boiled over when the Chargers took the lead in the final minutes.   Hardman tweeted a...

Guess where India’s super-rich park their money – in real estate!


India’s super-rich invest their wealth in equities, real estate, and bonds, a survey by Knight Frank’s Attitude has found. Equities accounted for 34% of investments by Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI). Not far behind, at 25% UHNWI also favored commercial properties (either directly through ownership or indirectly through funds).  According to Knight Frank’s Attitude survey,...

India flags off world’s longest river cruise-MV Ganga Vilas


World’s longest river cruise-MV Ganga Vilas set out on its maiden voyage on January 13 from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and will travel around 3,200 km in 51 days to reach Dibrugarh in Assam via Bangladesh, sailing across 27 river systems in India and Bangladesh.   The luxury liner has three decks, 18 suites on...

Great Things Await You in 2023


Great things are going to happen for you in 2023. How do I know this? I have a crystal ball. And when I look in the crystal ball, I see you achieving great things. Yes, YOU! Not your brilliant co-worker, not your over-achieving cousin, not that crazy guy who owns Twitter. I see people patting...

Friendships Can Boost Your Happiness


It doesn’t take long in childhood to learn the importance of friendships, especially if you have no siblings. Even if you have siblings, you may squabble with them or grow tired of playing with them. The problem with siblings is that they’re always around, helping themselves to all the good stuff, finishing the Oreo...

World Heritage Sites: Modhera temple and Vadnagar make it to UNESCO tentative list


Two heritage sites from Gujarat — the Sun Temple at Modhera and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hometown Vadnagar — both in Mehasana district, have found place among the three sites from India that were added to the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites announced on Tuesday.  The third site added to the list is...

The iconic Palladio expands in Jaipur to include nine-room villa


For years, Jaipur enthusiasts have flowed through the Pink City on a well-trodden circuit that includes lunch at Caffé Palladio and drinks at Bar Palladio: the former, a candy-colored affair where Sicilian plates are served on a terrace awash in shades of mint and citrus; the latter, a vision in sapphire where guests sip...