After Kamala Mills horror, another fire in Mumbai building kills 4

Four persons, including a senior citizen, were killed in a fire that erupted in a residential building in Marol, Andheri East in the wee hours of Thursday. According to BMC Disaster Control, the blaze was reported at around 2 am in the Maimuna Building in the sprawling Bohra Colony, here. At least nine persons trapped… Continue reading After Kamala Mills horror, another fire in Mumbai building kills 4

Maharashtra bandh: Loss of over Rs 7 bn as protests put brakes on business

Business houses in Maharashtra are counting their losses after a day-long bandh brought the state to a grinding halt on Wednesday. While revenue loss from the shutdown is pegged at over Rs 7 billion, the larger worry is that the incident will adversely impact travel and trade in the state. Buses and trains were halted… Continue reading Maharashtra bandh: Loss of over Rs 7 bn as protests put brakes on business

Stone pelting, traffic blocked: Dalit protesters bring Mumbai to a halt

Many businesses in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai closed on Wednesday as protesters from a low-caste community blocked traffic and shopping malls and staged sit-ins on railway lines after clashes with right-wing Hindus. The call for a general strike across the western state of Maharashtra led to largely peaceful protests, but life in many… Continue reading Stone pelting, traffic blocked: Dalit protesters bring Mumbai to a halt

Virat, Anushka married in Italy! How star brands light up the catwalk

Business Standard is republishing this 11/12/2017 article in light of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood star Anushka Sharma tying the knot on Monday in a private ceremony, reportedly at a countryside resort named Borgo Finocchieto in Italy. They used to be the names big fashion brands turned to when it was time to… Continue reading Virat, Anushka married in Italy! How star brands light up the catwalk

Growth, healing: New CEO Salil Parekh faces twin tests at Infosys

After well over a decade with Capgemini, Salil Parekh is returning home to head unsettled Indian software services firm Infosys, where he will seek to replicate his success in notching up record growth at the divisions he ran. Alongside, Parekh has to help the bellwether of India’s $154 billion software services sector recover from a… Continue reading Growth, healing: New CEO Salil Parekh faces twin tests at Infosys

Padmavati row threatens to turn 2017 into one of worst years for Bollywood

Controversy sells tickets, but with the ongoing crisis over the release of Padmavati reaching a crescendo and the movie’s release being deferred, film makers and marketers are struggling to salvage what was projected as one of the biggest box office grossers of the year. Not only could this convert a bad year for Bollywood into… Continue reading Padmavati row threatens to turn 2017 into one of worst years for Bollywood