LIFESTYLE & LEISURE


Since sales are not in top gear, makers of expensive automobiles are trying to be all things to all people Mercedes-Benz had a very interesting ‘launch function’ for two more variants of their cars in Delhi. In this case, the SL-350 and GL-500, a huge sedan and an SUV (sports utility...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 June 2011
MF Husain, India’s most prolific and controversial artist, leaves behind a great body of work whose value will jump manifold with his passing away The nation and the art world are yet to come to terms with the death of India's most prolific and controversial artist, MF Husain. One of the...

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Announcement by director KS Ravikumar follows rumours about Rajinikanth’s health and his film’s fate. But can anybody stop the superstar of superstars? As we know, death recently had a 'near-Rajinikanth' experience. To the relief of countless fans, Indian film industry and the world at large...

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Will Indians ever take to motor sports? The Formula One (F1) car racing business seems to be going through a few convolutions worldwide, as it heads towards India, for the first time ever, in October this year, on a purpose-built track in and around Greater Noida (close to Delhi). Over the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 April 2011
The fourth season of the IPL is witnessing the lowest TRPs. The decline in viewership could be due to the afternoon telecast of these matches, the World Cup hangover and the steady erosion of the brand equity of this cricket jamboree A few media reports have appeared which say that the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 April 2011
Aston Martin is entering India, hoping to sell its range of luxury sports cars to the country’s growing number of millionaires and billionaires. While it has taken the iconic company decades to make profits, its history is as exciting as the Bond movies that popularised its stylish cars

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Shukti Sarma 08 April 2011
With World Cup frenzy yet to subside, media moghuls are hoping they will have yet another record-breaking season with IPL4. But all may not be well with the big sports money-spinner that kicks off today The ICC Cricket World Cup set records at every stage. Television recorded the highest...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 07 April 2011
The fourth season of the Indian Premier League is beginning on Friday, within a week after the ICC's Cricket World Cup got over. The World Cup 2011 proved to be a tournament of high emotions and huge amount of money, earned and spent by respective parties. Are you ready for the T20 matches,...

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Shukti Sarma 25 March 2011
There are 40 million radio users in the four metros and over 250-300 million audiences across 80 towns. But with the government still undecided on the revenue structure, and the debate over royalty issues with the music industry embroiled in a suit, the phase III rollout has been deferred. Big...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 25 March 2011
The TRAI, TV channels, MSOs and LCOs, all want to make digital cable TV broadcasting a reality in India. Yet, they are blaming each other for the delay and 'manipulation' in pricing and reporting of false subscriber numbers. In the end, it's the viewer who is denied a better experience They...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 March 2011
While Google is commemorating the first Indian talkie, Alam Ara, unfortunately, there is not a single print of the movie available today Internet search giant Google has created a doodle (design weaved in the Google name) on its search page dedicated to India's first talkie (a movie with...

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Shukti Sarma 14 February 2011
Young couples have voiced their distaste for the reckless attacks on those celebrating Valentine’s Day, forcing the majority of the moral police to keep away from the celebrations this year Valentine's Day, till last year, was synonymous with overly crowded eating joints, advance sell-outs...

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Shukti Sarma 07 December 2010
Another lifestyle channel, and it is all about food. What more will the TVwallahs dish out next year? Malayasian media group Astro All Asia Networks is launching 'FoodFood', a full-fledged TV channel that will dish out programmes about what we eat and drink, round the clock. While the company...

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Uday Dandavate 03 December 2010
Dashrath Patel, who helped set up the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, died after a brief illness on Wednesday. He was 83 It’s hard to describe Dashrath Patel in words. He was like a fragrance that lingers in your memory long after you have been in its vicinity. He was a...

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Shukti Sarma 01 December 2010
Bryan Adams has visited India thrice before. But the fans will likely discover a different side of the Canadian rock star when he makes the most ambitious tour of the country yet by a western singer-musician, with concerts in five cities in February Bryan Adams will tour India in February, it...

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Shukti Sarma 26 November 2010
Tourist town of Saint-Tropez plans Indian film festival in 2012, which it has dedicated as the Year of India   After having Aishwarya Rai at Cannes, and Mallika Sherawat soon afterwards, the French want more of Bollywood and perhaps a lot more of India. Saint-Tropez, the picturesque...

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William Gamble William Gamble 08 November 2010
The temporary change of parties in power in the United States Congress might help to temporarily cut taxes and put some brakes on an ever-expanding government, but do not expect any huge shift in American domestic policy Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. This is a French proverb that...

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Ashok Shaw 22 October 2010
A first-time customer in a property exhibition narrates his experience. Be warned, it is a sad tale The Big Day had finally arrived. Rajiv Saxena, 28, (name changed on request) of Vile Parle in western Mumbai took a half day off from work on 21st Oct and went to visit a property exhibition at...

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Ashok Shaw 22 October 2010
Experts say that John does have star power, but fans have mixed reactions towards the movie Are you a John Abraham fan or did you love the movie Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na? The question sounds strange. Doesn't it? But this query is important in the context of John Abraham's new release Jhootha...

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Ashok Shaw 15 October 2010
Failure of social-theme based films such as Crook or Lamhaa has not deterred producers from making movies on such subjects; experts say the script and power to captivate the audience holds the key for the success of any movie on any subject Have Indian audiences had their fill of flicks that...

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