Suleiman is a young Turkish man who waits at restaurants, is a singer in a band and came to Istanbul from Bodrum in southern Turkey in search for economic opportunities. This evening he is our server. But what he is giving us tourists – mesmerised by Istanbul – is food for thought. The protests, the problems, [...]
I am not a football fan. And pardon me if you already knew what I am going to share. But my visit to one of the world’s top clubs in the Spanish capital was not only memorable but also changed the way I think of sports’ power to change. Not just entertain. For [...]
All may be fair in love but it’s not quite in war. Not in the ring. Not in a bull fight. Today in Spain, I finally did what I had been avoiding on other trips which is see a bull fight. The ring was impressive, colourful and some scenes from The Gladiator did come alive. [...]
May 26, 2013. Enroute to Madrid.
Got into Spain via Istanbul. Transiting via Turkey can be the silliest thing you can do. After seeing its spectacular Bosphorus and tremendous islands from the sky, you decide to just take another flight and not stay back to see? Ridiculous.
So that’s the way it [...]
In golf if you break 100 you should give up your game but in life if you break 80, you should give up your business. On a day our Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh turns eighty, I am reminded of this apt saying which reflects on selecting the right time to say good bye. I [...]
TOP TEN THINGS TO WATCH
In a big decision that could change the sentiment in the Indian economy. the government has cleared foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail, a move that can positively be a game changer. Here are top ten reasons why.
1 ) Winning story for consumers [...]
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Is there a Taliban inside us? India’s villages are turning back time. A khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh has put out a diktat saying women below forty years of age cannot go shopping to a Sunday market. It also says women must keep their heads covered and shouldn’t leave [...]
The entrepreneurial bug and the e-commerce story now has an ace banker seizing that opportunity. Falguni Nayar, who recently quit Kotak Mahindra Bank, is all set to enter the online shopping business. Falguni is planning to launch her very own beauty and wellness portal to sell products online. While the name is not yet known, [...]
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