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Jaideep Mukerji 04 December 2010
A trip to the world’s driest and coldest continent is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as Jaideep Mukerji finds out A travel destination with no classy hotels, no resorts, no theme parks, no shopping malls, not one sandy beach; a place where no visitors are permitted to spend a night....

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 November 2010
While buying a great stock for the long term, remember that what you are seeking to buy is a tiny part of a wonderful business. Because, over a long term, the stock price is driven primarily by the earnings capacity of the business. However, finding such a wonderful business at the right price...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 02 November 2010
Cheap imported tyres resulting in a spurt of accidents have ignited the demand for a quality check. This will push up prices Prices of automobile tyres have gone up by between 11% and 14% for commercial vehicles and 18% and 20% for passenger cars, according to Rajiv Budhraja, director-general...

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Ashok Shaw  and   Devarajan Mahadevan 28 October 2010
As property prices are showing only a few signs of abating, analysts predict that a potential real-estate bubble is looming large. So how can you achieve your long-awaited dream of owning a house? Moneylife went into a huddle with some industry analysts to give you the answers With real-estate...

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Jaideep Mukerji 23 October 2010
Jaideep Mukerji discovers the wild and fascinating Malaysia of orangutans, orchids and butterflies in the Borneo island, very different from the better-known urban peninsula Mention the name Malaysia and the capital Kuala Lumpur (KL) pops up in the mind. For regular travellers it might even be...

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Jaideep Mukerji 16 October 2010
Jaideep Mukerji visits idyllic Fiji, the island nation which thousands of Indians made their home over a century ago At a recent travel show in Delhi, I met an African-American lady of Caribbean heritage with the last name Ramsevak. She was representing Macy’s Department Stores. Kimberley...

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In his journey through Uzbekistan, Jaideep Mukerji savours the rich culture, history and the beauty of this dry, landlocked country Tashkent became famous for the wrong reason in India’s recent history—the mystery behind former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death, and the subsequent...

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Veeresh Malik on tales from the auto sector 27 September 2010
As disposable incomes grow exponentially, there is much scope for luxury cars in India. But manufacturers must be careful not to get labelled as a ‘discount brand’ The BMW-3 series sedan is a wonderful car. Enough has been written about it. Likewise, for the C-Class from Mercedes and Audi's A4...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale  and   Ravi Samalad 07 September 2010
Auto companies are busy producing more and more vehicles to meet increasing demand in the domestic market. However, many dealers,sub-dealers are asking buyers to cough up 'on money' or premium for immediate deliveries Remember the heady days of the mixed economy when an Indian who wanted to...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 27 August 2010
Buying an MUV can be a tempting proposition, but are you aware of the pitfalls? A friend of mine, an investment banker turned civil servant turned back into investment banker, sought my advice on—what else—which car to buy. His requirements were simple: he wanted an additional car for the...

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How do you define the retail in banking? "Ask 10 bank chairmen and each will define the retail borrower differently," says RBI deputy governor, Dr KC Chakrabarty, speaking to Moneylife. He says that that sticky issues relating to retail lending arise because bankers are unclear about who...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 21 April 2010
Telecom major Vodafone Essar has launched the Apple iPhone 3GS in India, priced upwards of Rs29,500. The iPhone 3GS is the fastest iPhone yet and is equipped with a three megapixel autofocus camera, video recording and hands-free voice-control features. The handset also provides access to...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 07 April 2010
Thinking of ditching your old mobile for a new-fangled, power-packed smartphone? You should know that the transition involves its own set of problems Smartphones—which are high-end mobile handsets that can help you compute and communicate and also download your daily fix of gaming and...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 22 March 2010
Many of us are not even aware of the privacy settings of social networks and don’t pay any attention to the information we put in the public domain With social networking sites spreading their wings on the Internet, they have become easy targets for hackers and anti-social elements. Recently,...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 22 February 2010
Cybercrime has moved on from the spotty teenage hacker to a sophisticated operation. Here are some tips to keep your mailbox spam-free More and more people are falling victim to e-mail frauds. Recently, a well-known editor of a Marathi daily almost lost his e-mail account to hackers....

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Over the last decade, the world seems to have discovered that Indians want to smell good and look younger, fairer and trendier. High-voltage advertising campaigns have led to a boom in these products. Pallabika Ganguly takes a close look at how Indians respond to hair colour Any attempt to...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 08 February 2010
The world of display screens is witnessing technological advances that can completely transform the way we view TV, surf the Net or use our mobile phone. Here is a preview of things to come... Display screens are now as ubiquitous in our lives as the air we breathe. Whether at home or...

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Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 29 January 2010
Travel website makemytrip.com has come out with an ad that states that it is the ‘fastest’ in booking tatkal tickets. How can the portal make such a claim? Makemytrip.com is actively advertising on the Web that it will be able to provide its customers with tatkal tickets at a much...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 25 January 2010
Your passwords may not be very secure, even if you think they are. Find out how you can create robust passwords Everyone has to keep track of dozens of passwords: for network accounts, online services, premium websites, ATMs or credit cards. It’s difficult to remember all of them, so some...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 20 January 2010
Nissan Motor has launched its iconic sports car 'Nissan 370Z’, the sixth generation of the Nissan Z-car line, at Rs53.50 lakh onwards Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd has launched its iconic sports car 'Nissan 370Z' in the country, priced between Rs53.50 lakh to Rs54.50 lakh (ex-showroom New...

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