Category archives: Business

More wheat rots in India than the total production of Australia

Foodgrain needs to stay fit for round-the-year consumption. Fruits and vegetables must stay fresh until they reach the plate. But forget all-weather warehouses or cold storage facilities, most developing countries dump millions of tonnes of food in the open at the mercy of the elements, birds and rodents. More wheat rots in India than the total production of Australia, which loses less than 1 percent of its grain in storage […]

Two Muslim students win all 3 Sanskrit medals in Gujarat University

Defying stereotypes, a Muslim boy and girl have bagged all three medals instituted for the BA course in the ancient Indian language by the Gujarat University. Two of the medals for Sanskrit were won by Taiyab Sheikh, a student of Y S Arts and Commerce college in Devgadh Baria in Panchmahals district. The third went to Yasminbanu Kothari of the Adiwasi Arts and Commerce college in Santrampur in the interior […]

24 more wards get lucky, Amma canteens open today

In Pic :The restaurants in the newly-added areas are expected to cater to those living in slums, daily labourers, drivers, load men and migrant workers — Photo: R. Ravindran. Inauguration coincides with birthday of CM Jayalalithaa; suggestions to include appalam, pickle, thuvayal in set lunch menu The Chennai Corporation on Saturday announced the 24 locations where a budget restaurant each will be opened on Sunday. The inauguration of the ‘Amma […]

Indian’s harvest claim ‘120% fake’, claims Chinese scientist

Piqued over loosing out to an Indian farmer who beat his world record by harvesting 22.4 tonnes of rice per hector, a top Chinese scientist known as the “father of hybrid rice” has questioned the feat, terming it as “fake”. It is “120% fake”,Yuan Longping, who held the record earlier by growing 19.4 tonnes of rice in 2011, was quoted as saying by the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post. […]

 
 
 

Canadians using medical tourism at India to access experimental treatments not offered in Canada.

Linda Stewart used a Kelowna-based company www.Meditours.org to arrange a medical tourism trip in May 2010 to get an experimental treatment for MS in India. Stewart is one of the unknown number of Canadians using medical tourism to access experimental treatments not offered in Canada. Shaz Pendharkar, of Kelowna, B.C., is the first to admit he isn’t a trained medical professional. He is a retired school principal who connects patients to […]

What's ailing India's young graduates?

It is not the lack of skills and poor education institutes, but the lack of passion to learn and poor choices that is holding India’s young grads back. Read on for interesting insights from a recent roundtable held in Mumbai. Just when most of us were reeling from the after-effects of the McKinsey report that a majority of young Indians are unfit for employment, Raman Madhok, Group Director, Human resources, […]

Starbucks opens in New Delhi stores

Thursday will open its first store in India’s capital, bringing to seven the total number of outlets it’s operating in the country. A 3,500-square-foot store, staffed with almost 40 people, in Delhi’s British-era Connaught Place is the first of a number of outlets Starbucks plans for New Delhi. The Seattle-based coffee chain in India is dipping its toes into a potentially huge market, but one where the difficulty of finding […]