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Brazil and Croatia Started in style: Football worldcup 2014 @ Brazil

Bazil had waited for the World Cup for years. They spent billions building stadiums but finally the World Cup was here and they let the big Brazilian party started. Brazil made a winning start to their campaign after a colourful opening ceremony at the Arena de Sao Paulo. Thousands... [Read More]

Rupee approaching tipping point

For a third year, India is grappling with the implications of a rapidly weakening currency. The trigger was external this time, but outsized outflows from bond markets have once again highlighted India’s external financing risks, lowering investor confidence in the currency. This has pushed the rupee... [Read More]

Balotelli proposes to girlfriend with 100K pound diamond ring

  Fanny Neguesha Mario Balotelli is all set to tie the knot with his girlfriend, Fanny Neguesha after proposing her with a 100,000-pound ring. The 22-year-old soccer star gave the expensive diamond sparkler to the Belgium beauty at the weekend, the Sun reported.   Fanny Neguesha The couple,... [Read More]

A look at 27 high-speed trains in the world

  CRH380 (China Railway High-speed) China is set to open a 2,298-km high-speed railway line, the world’s longest, in about two weeks, linking the capital city with the country’s trading hub of Guangzhou. According to the Ministry of Railways (MOR), the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway... [Read More]

STUNNING PICS: How to set a Viking boat on fire!

  The Up Helly Aa festival, introduced by men returning Some like to drink, others like to set Viking boats on fire. Check out these amazing images from the unusual festival of Up Helly Aa. So it seems that the vikings are back in business, even if it is for just a day. According to a tradition... [Read More]

A look at most well-liked consumer brands of 2012

  A view of Stockholm, Sweden. Apple barely missed making the list of the 10 most well-liked in the US, says marketing research firm YouGov BrandIndex, according to Business Insider. YouGov BrandIndex interviews 5,000 people each weekday from a representative US population sample about brands’... [Read More]

Global growth: Nations that lead the race

  A view of Indonesia's Central Bank building in Jakarta. China and India are still at the top among the fastest growing economies in the world. But growth for both is slowing down when comparing their projected growth to the historical three-year average, says a PricewaterhouseCoopers study. India... [Read More]

Two Indian airlines among world’s most dangerous

  Taiwan's China Airlines plane takes off at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre, which collects information about aviation accidents and safety, has published its annual Airline Safety Ranking, according to Business Insider. Sixty airlines... [Read More]

A lettuce bikini and more fashion news!

  Sheridyn Fisher Welcome to the weekly fashion round-up, where we bring you the latest on supermodels, style, designers and everything in-between! Which supermodel is feeling even better about her body lately? Which Hollywood A-lister isn’t bothered about turning 40? Playboy Bunny poses in... [Read More]

Most expensive office spaces in the world

  Aerial view of the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai The global market for office rentals grew three per cent in 2011, up from just one per cent the year before, according to property consulting firm Cushman & Wakefield. Driven by increased demand and strong gains in emerging economies, the rate for... [Read More]

Gaming review: Agent 47 is back, and he’s back in style

  Hitman Murali Venukumar, a full-time marketing exec, part-time writer and a life-long gamer reviews Hitman:Absolution. Hitman: Absolution Platforms: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC Price: Xbox 360/PS3: Rs 2,799 / PC: Rs 999 Developer: IO Interactive Publisher: Square Enix Distributor: E-xpress Interactive Genre:... [Read More]

Meet The Highest Paid Actors in Hollywood

  Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 The kind of remuneration Hollywood actors draw from their various film projects is stuff cinematic legends are made of. So it’s more than an honour to be a part of the coveted club of the industry’s highest... [Read More]

Most expensive cities in the world

  An evening at Donaukanal in the centre of Vienna. While prices are rising just about everyday in Indian cities, they are nothing compared to some places. ECA International, a global management consulting firm, recently came out with its semi-annual cost of living survey, which compares the... [Read More]

Lingerie lovelies at the world’s SEXIEST fashion show!

  Miranda Kerr for Victoria's Secret It’s called the ‘sexiest show on earth’ for a reason — don’t miss the Victoria’s Secret Angels in action on the runway! Lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret held their annual fashion show in New York last night. And... [Read More]

Rihanna and Kate’s racy photoshoot and more fashion news!

  Rihanna and Kate Moss Welcome to the weekly fashion round-up, where we bring you the latest on supermodels, style, designers and everything in-between! Which supermodel has ‘never liked’ her looks? Which celebrity’s extravagant costumes are to be auctioned? Here’s the lowdown... [Read More]

Berlin’s spectacular festival of lights

  The Siegessaeule (victory column) is illuminated during a technical check for the Festival of Lights in Berlin Nights in Berlin are lit up once again. Over a million visitors are camping in the German city to witness the annual festival of lights. In the festival, on between October 10-21, Berlin’s... [Read More]

20 most valuable brands in the world

  Creating a good brand name is difficult. While almost all of us have heard names such as Coca-Cola and BMW, but which are the most valuable brands in the world? Let’s take a look at 20 most valuable brands in the world, according to Interbrand.   Trucks containing cases of Coca-Cola... [Read More]

Nuke weapons nations: Who has the biggest firepower

  Agni-V missile being tested The bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a turning point in mankind’s history, events that marked the beginning of humanity’s ability to instantly self-annihilate. As of today, there are nine countries generally recognised to own nuclear weapons, with... [Read More]

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is a strong performer

  Google Nexus 7 tablet Bhautik, a commerce graduate from Mumbai University, currently works with Barclays Technology Center India, in Pune. Nexus 7 proved to be a huge success for Google. This was important for them to make a headway in the tablet market, no doubt, still ruled by iPad. A lot of... [Read More]

World’s 20 most attractive employers

  Google Google has retained the top position as the best employer in both categories — business and engineering — for the fourth year in a row, according to global employer branding firm Universum’s global talent attraction index, ‘The World’s Most Attractive Employers... [Read More]

20 countries that have richest people in the world

  A view of Cartier jewellery boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. America has gained some 2,250 ultra-high-net-worth individuals – classed as those with a net worth of $30 million or more (including all assets) – since last year, according to a report from Wealth-X,... [Read More]

The world’s top 10 universities 2012

  World's best universities QS rankings 2012 On September 11, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released the World University Rankings for the year 2012. The rankings by QS, a leading networking organisation specialising in higher education, are based on each institution’s strengths in research,... [Read More]

Beware! Live animal right ahead

  Turtle A woman tries to guide a stranded turtle to safety on Walker Road in Great Falls, Virginia. A snapping turtle crossing the road forced drivers to detour around it.   White Rhino A white rhino and its baby cross a road on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya’s Rift Valley,... [Read More]

Why these 10 countries are the world’s happiest

  Thus, NEF's list of happiest countries does not feature the usual suspects. The popular Abba single, “Money, money, money…must be funny in a rich man’s world” seems true for people from these countries. At least that is what one can deduce from New Economics Foundation’s... [Read More]