Smartphones are killing Americans, but nobody’s counting fatalities

Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term ‘accident.’ It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A ‘crash’ killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick up cat food. The other driver, a 20-year-old college student, ran a red light while talking… Continue reading Smartphones are killing Americans, but nobody’s counting fatalities

Federal Bank Q2 net up 30.8% to Rs 263 cr on robust interest income

Private-sector lender Federal Bank’s net profit for the second quarter ended September 2017 rose by 30.8 per cent to Rs 263 crore on robust growth in net interest income. It had posted a net profit of Rs 201 crore in July-September 2016. Federal Bank’s stock was trading 3.16 per cent up at Rs 121 per… Continue reading Federal Bank Q2 net up 30.8% to Rs 263 cr on robust interest income

Varun Dhawan to get his first Madame Tussauds wax figure

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan’s first ever wax figure will be the fourth from India to join Madame Tussauds Hong Kong with those of Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi and Amitabh Bachchan currently on display. He will unveil it in the first quarter of 2018. “Huge honour. Can’t wait to come there and stare down my wax… Continue reading Varun Dhawan to get his first Madame Tussauds wax figure

BookMyShow looks for Flipkart’s backing to combat Alibaba

Amid competition from deep-pocketed global players like Alibaba, India’s leading online ticketing platform BookMyShow is looking for a backing in its space from Flipkart, the country’s largest internet company. While BookMyShow has been one of the few profitable internet companies in India, with a profit of Rs 3.1 crore on a revenue of Rs 248… Continue reading BookMyShow looks for Flipkart’s backing to combat Alibaba

Burma Burma: Haven for vegetarians, surprise for meat lovers (Foodie Trail-Delhi)

Pure vegetarians usually have limited options at fine dining restaurants. Not so at Burma Burma. Though Burmese cuisine is known for its seafood and meat preparations, the restaurant has given these a miss. But the vegetarian spread they have on offer comes as a pleasant surprise even for meat lovers. Situated in Saket’s Select Citywalk… Continue reading Burma Burma: Haven for vegetarians, surprise for meat lovers (Foodie Trail-Delhi)

Almost 100-year-old flower delivery service launches India website

Interflora, an almost 100-year-old flower delivery service based out of the US and UK, has launched an India-specific online edition for a country that “has the youngest population in the world” that has “a growing appetite for new experiences”. The pioneer in floral designing since 1923 launched Interflora.in at an event on Wednesday night here.… Continue reading Almost 100-year-old flower delivery service launches India website

‘Secret Superstar’ is about today’s youth, girls: Aamir Khan

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who will next be seen in the Advait Chandan directorial, ‘Secret Superstar’, has said that this movie is about the youth of today, especially the girls. The ‘Dangal’ star, who was in the national capital for the promotion his upcoming movie, told ANI, “This film is actually for the young girls.… Continue reading ‘Secret Superstar’ is about today’s youth, girls: Aamir Khan