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Alok OhrieIT'S ALL IN THE TECH

New Delhi, Oct. 11 -- Alok Ohrie towers over me as we meet at the lobby-level lounge of the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai. At over 6ft-a height that served him well as a bowler in college cricket-he just abou... Read More


The new coffee zone

New Delhi, Oct. 11 -- Coffee was first introduced in the North-East, in the mist-laden hills of Meghalaya and Assam's Cachar district, in the 1850s. It's a fact mentioned in Coffee Cultivation In Khas... Read More


That sinking feeling.

New Delhi, Oct. 11 -- All over the world, mean temperatures rose by a few degrees each year. The majority of tropical areas rapidly became uninhabitable, entire populations migrating north or south fr... Read More


That sinking feeling

New Delhi, Oct. 11 -- All over the world, mean temperatures rose by a few degrees each year. The majority of tropical areas rapidly became uninhabitable, entire populations migrating north or south fr... Read More


Bowling for Germany

New Delhi, Oct. 11 -- When a heartbroken Farooq Amirie set off from Afghanistan towards Europe, he wanted to end up in Ireland. For over two months, he continued on the harrowing journey westwards, hi... Read More


Thus spake the Mahatma

New Delhi, Oct. 11 -- He woke up early, as he always did, at 5. He had not slept well; it had been a restless night. A postcard he had received the previous evening troubled him. He would meditate wh... Read More


What's behind the stellar success of the initial public offering of IRCTC?

New Delhi, Oct. 11 -- Invest in what you know," is a mantra Peter Lynch is well known for, although the famous investor and mutual fund manager has clarified that the above simplistic excerpt misrepre... Read More


Only a few cement firms may opt for new tax regime

New delhi, Oct. 11 -- In a knee-jerk reaction to corporate tax cuts, cement stocks rallied as investors anticipated increased savings and a consequent boost to earnings. However, analysts say that so... Read More


US growth rate may weaken, play spoilsport for Indian pharma

New delhi, Oct. 11 -- All is not well with pharma companies in the overseas markets, particularly the US. This is expected to reflect in lower sequential growth rates in the second quarter (Q2) of FY2... Read More


GMR deleveraging hits air pocket with questions over Tata-led deal

New Delhi, Oct. 11 -- GMR Infrastructure Ltd's plan to deleverage has run into turbulent weather. Regulations that permit airline groups to hold only up to a 10% stake in Delhi International Airport ... Read More