On Sunday, April 17, a 16-year-old girl from Bihar, preparing for the IIT-JEE entrance exam, committed suicide in her hostel room in Kota.She had secured admission at a coaching institute in the Rajasthan city last fortnight. 'With five big companies and scores of smaller outfits selling the same dream,' reports Anjali Puri, 'Kota is a raucous, garish free, market in education with an almost hallucinogenic feel.' Kota, Rajasthan, is both a beacon for the educationally deprived and a cynical ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Amazon Buys 26% in Publishing Co. Westland Seattle, Wash.-based e-commerce giant Amazon has acquired a 26 percent stake in publishing house Westland from Tata Group company Trent for roughly $1.5 million. The deal with Trent also allows the Jeff ...India-West, 1 month ago
In 1953, a 25-year-old man bought a shop in the upscale Khan Market area with the aim of selling something, anything, maybe even stationary. A clueless Balraj Bahri Malhotra, on the advice of Prem Sagar who owned Lakshmi Bookstore in Janpath, ...Yahoo! India, 2 months ago
The Railway Minister has presented an innovative and passenger-friendly budget (Customer takes first class seat in Prabhu's plans, Feb.26). Ticket cancellation over a helpline, Clean my coach (SMS facility), cuisine of choice and revamped coaches ...The Hindu, 2 months ago
Lucia (Suraj Narredu up) won the S. Rangarajan Memorial Trophy, the main event of the races held here on Friday (February 26). The winner is owned by Mrs. Mahima Shailesh, Dr. Dayananda Pai. P, Mr. Gautam Basapa & Mr. Daulat Chhabria and trained by ...The Hindu, 2 months ago
At last month's Jaipur Literature Festival, Ashwin Sanghi, who ranks among India's bestselling English fiction writers, was in conversation with Bollywood actor Kajol. No surprise really that the session was a huge crowd-puller, especially for young ...Economic Times, 2 months ago
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