Couple travels across globe to eat bizarre food, write book

Divya Anand and her husband, Vivek aren’t ordinary couple who travel the world simply to take selfies or perhaps enjoy a romantic evening but rather they navigate the globe to eat bizarre foods like sipping snake wine in Cambodia or goose web in Singapore! Divya’s book, ‘Dare Eat That: A Guide to Bizarre Foods from Around the World’ explores their journey to eat every species on earth. Continue Reading

City-based hobbyist builds miniature railway models and town

The train hoots and hisses as it chugs to a start. You hear the rhythm of the metallic wheels shrieking as it glides over the track. The steam engine exits ‘Prithvi Avenue Junction’, passes through small mountains, a tiny bridge, slips into a tunnel, sneaks beside a town and then reaches ‘Prithvi Avenue Junction’ again. The journey takes less than a minute. You just read about Sundaram Parthasarathi’s railway model at work, built in a room at his apartment’s terrace at Prithvi Avenue, R A Puram. Continue Reading

Unique dance and puppetry show has Chennaiites in awe

Seema Kohli, a contemporary artist based in New Delhi, kick started her show, ‘Retracing Paradise: The Word for the World’ at the Puppetry Festival held at Phoenix Market City, Chennai recently. The Puppetry Festival was conceptualised and curated by art historian and designers Dr Annapurna Garimella and her organisation, Jackfruit Research & Design. Continue Reading

Suresh Prabhu speaks on questions raised on S&DT flexibilities

Questions raised by developed countries on flexibilities provided to developing economies under the WTO norms are ‘controversial’ and ‘extremely divisive’, India has stated irrevocably. Continue Reading

Vodafone Idea loss narrows to Rs 4,882 crores

With initiative undertaken to increase revenue and hold off competition coming into effect, Vodafone Idea, country’s largest telecom operator has announced that its consolidated loss has narrowed sequentially to Rs 4,881.9 crore in March quarter. Continue Reading

JP Morgan invests in Global PayEx

Global PayEx has announced a that banking and financial services provider JP Morgan has invested in it that will help the latter’s clients experience clearer electronic invoice presentation and quicker reconciliation. Continue Reading

Jet deputy CEO and CFO Amit Agarwal quits

Grounded carrier Jet Airways’ deputy chief executive and chief financial officer (CFO) Amit Agarwal has resigned, the airline said today. Agarwal’s resignation is effective from 13 May, it said. Continue Reading

Schaeffler offers repair solutions for LuK tractor clutches

Schaeffler’s Automotive Aftermarket division has come up with new offerings for the expanded range of repair solutions for tractor clutches under LuK brand. LuK is a leading manufacturer of clutch technology, supplying to all major tractor manufacturers (OEM) worldwide and in India. Continue Reading

Visa launches NCMC card for multimodal transport

Payments technology leader Visa has announced the launch of the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) as conceived by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Also known as ‘One Nation, One Card’ according to the firm, it is an interoperable transport card that can be used for payments across all transit segments. Continue Reading

RupeeCircle expands operations to Chennai

P2P lending company, RupeeCircle that is backed by Mahindra Finance has announced the opening of its new office here. The office will be the foothold of RupeeCircle in South India and will give a boost to its financial inclusion initiative in the region, stated a release. Continue Reading