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Dialogue in an ancient Chinese royal kitchen

New Delhi, April 20 -- New things happen every day in a restaurant, part of the unfolding scroll of time. But when one thinks about it, does anything ever really happen for the first time? Aren't we a... Read More


Rahul Akerkar's new restaurant Qualia is all about the balance in every bite

New Delhi, April 20 -- After rumours flying thick for over a year, Rahul Akerkar has launched his new restaurant Qualia in Mumbai. Named after the philosophical concept "qualia", which refers to the e... Read More


No joy of flying! Jet Airways passengers wait for refunds

New Delhi, April 20 -- More than a day after India's first private airline Jet Airways Ltd announced that it would temporarily cease operations amid a fund crunch, passengers across the globe have bee... Read More


Watermelon woes and a viral video

New Delhi, April 20 -- We were on a bus from Petra to Wadi Rum in Jordan. The rocky landscape gave way to sandy fields dotted with dark green that turned out to be thousands of watermelons. Our driver... Read More


SBI, Bank of Baroda, ICICI, HDFC Bank savings accounts compared

New Delhi, April 20 -- A savings account is one of the basic financial products that everyone must have. All the major banks including State Bank of India (SBI), Bank Of Baroda (BoB), Kotak Mahindra B... Read More


An election in exile: Making the Tibetan vote count

New Delhi, April 20 -- The Tibetan in Mumbailikes to flip through the MID-DAY,loves FM, but doesn't expecta Tibetan song. There are few who can capture in wry verse the piercing duality of a life of ... Read More


Shift focus from pensions to tax savings, says Paul Smith

Mumbai, April 20 -- Did you know that you may live beyond the age of 90 years? With higher life expectancy, the way we looked at retirement at 60 years will also need to change. The life expectancy at... Read More


To be young and not in debt

Mumbai, April 20 -- When you get your first salary, you are most likely to spend it on things that you enjoy doing. And why not spend it on yourself, since you have worked to earn it? While it is goo... Read More


Group insurance cover explained

New Delhi, April 20 -- What is it? Group insurance plans are insurance policies that are meant to cover a group of people with a single insurance policy. "Group insurance policies are of two types: o... Read More


Looking for investment? Sector funds not always a safe bet

Mumbai, April 20 -- While looking at mutual fund investment options, you might think that it is an easier bet to just pick a well performing sector that has delivered double-digit returns. According t... Read More