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Priyanka Chopra: I am not confident about Mary Kom

Priyanka Chopra: I am not confident about Mary Kom

Image: Priyanka Chopra. Credit: Rajesh Karkera/ 'I am very ziddi. I think for anyone to be successful in any field, you have to be ziddi. If you are not ziddi, you will not be successful.' Priyanka Chopra is ready with Mary Kom. "I had never been to the gym before I did Mary Kom. I hate gymming, it's like a punishment," Priyanka Chopra claims, when asked about her latest role in a biopic on the Olympic boxer. But like it or not, the actress has put her ..., 14 minutes ago
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Chat@2: The best insurance policies for you

Every individual is unique and so are her/his insurance needs. While the market is flooded with scores of insurance policies catering to various needs -- term insurance, child insurance, ULIPs, pension policies, etc. -- they only end up confusing the individual buyer. In such a scenario: How do you ensure that you have bought the best insurance policy/policies? How do you know which insurance policies you should go for? How do you find out which are the best/worst insurance policies for you? ...
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'Insiders' vs 'outsiders' at RBI

The real issue at the RBI is reconciling the problem of staff denied promotion with the management's desire to promote excellence, says A Seshan.  There is a debate currently on within the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the institution's reorganisation, particularly with reference to the lateral induction of "outsiders". I do not understand the concept of "outsiders". They are, after all, Indians, not Chinese or Pakistanis! This objection suggests a new form of reservation. Equality of job ...
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Why an MBA became a wedding photographer

Anshum Mandore is an MBA. He quit his cushy corporate job to venture into unknown waters to pursue his passion for photography. The risk paid off and today he's a name to reckon with. This is his story. Anshum Mandore holds a masters degree in marketing and had spent seven years working as a corporate slave. One fine day, he finally did what so many brave hearts have done before him. He quit and started a brand new career from scratch: he chose photography. Now he was his own boss. More ...
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Maruti eyes top slot in mid-sized sedan segment with Ciaz

Maruti Ciaz. Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Suzuki Motors Maruti Suzuki India, known for compact cars, is aiming for the top slot in mid-sized sedan segment with it's upcoming model Ciaz. Having learnt lessons from the past with Baleno and SX4 models, the company is preparing to aggressively tap customers who are looking to upgrade, with the Ciaz, on which it has invested Rs 620 crore (Rs 6.2 billion) on development. "This is a very significant product for us. “We have not conquered the ...
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'What I saw at Edgbaston was a joke, a total embarrassment'

England players Alastair Cook, Alex Hales and Steven Finn during a practice session. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Angry and sad at the way England have been outplayed in the ongoing ODI series against India, former captain Ian Botham and retired spinner Graeme Swann said the performance of the side led by Alastair Cook is nothing short of an "embarrassment".  "Rarely have I been so angry at watching an England cricket team perform. What I saw at ...
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Why tennis players are rushing to the psychologists...

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada reacts. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Tennis players are always looking for that extra 1 per cent, the unseen edge that could take them to the very top. For some it's going gluten free or travelling with a fitness trainer but increasingly, it is that voice in the background; the sports psychologist. A common sight for years in golf and now used extensively in sports like cycling and athletics, for a long time it seemed as though tennis players were ...
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Islamic State and the Afghan analogy

The Islamic State is threatening to define the United States foreign policies in the near term. The stark message conveyed in the video on the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff is that an action-reaction syndrome is setting in. Every move by President Barack Obama can provoke a counter-move by the ISIS.  ...
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E-tail bug bites consumer durables firms

E-commerce sales might be negligible for consumer durables firms today, but that will not be the case three years from now. It is slated to become a significant channel yielding revenues of about 15-20 per cent from about three per cent now. Given the growth prospects, companies have been compelled to explore a separate marketing strategy for the online channel this festive season.The season, which will begin shortly with Onam in Kerala followed by Dussehra and Diwali, usually contributes 30-40 ...
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Banks' capital adequacy ratio at 6-year low

With a rise in non-performing assets exerting pressure on their profitability, Indian banks’ capital adequacy ratio (CAR) has fallen in the aftermath of the global economic slowdown of 2008 — to 13 per cent as of March 2014 from 13.88 per cent a year earlier, according to data compiled by the Reserve Bank of India. The ratio — a measure of banks’ capital to their risk — was 13.01 per cent as of March 2008. Public-sector banks have been the worst hit, with their ...
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