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Why an MBA became a wedding photographer

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 ..., 8 minutes ago

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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Hero Splendor Pro Classic is the world's cheapest cafe racer motorcycle

At Rs 53,900, the Hero Splendor Pro Classic is the cheapest cafe racer motorcycle in the world, says Faisal Ali Khan of MotorBeam. The other locally manufactured cafe racer styled motorcycle is the Royal Enfield Continental GT. Hero MotoCorp is on a product onslaught post its break-up with Honda. The world's largest two-wheeler manufacturer by volumes is working on expanding its already large portfolio and has now put the Splendor Pro Classic on sale. This bike is a cafe racer, a style which ...
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Ads focus on older generation, joint family

A recent spate of advertisements has brought back the concept of the large Indian family, spanning generations, better known as the great Indian joint family. Through the 70s, 80s and even the 90s, ads had depicted such families, be they for lighting brands, consumer durables or even personal care products. But in the last two decades, family portrayals for urban-centric products veered towards showing the nuclear set-up that Indian cities have become familiar with. The saas-bahu (mother-in-law ...
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Two brothers hacked to death, beheaded in Tamil Nadu

Two brothers were hacked to death by an unidentified gang that beheaded them and threw their severed heads on the road near the Medical College in Chidambaram town of Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu, the police said. The gang attacked the ambulance in which Kumar and his brother Rajesh were travelling using country bombs and sickles around mid-night last night.  Their severed heads were found on the road near the medical college, close to the site where they were attacked, the ...
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