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Coronavirus: ‘The future of our nursery is pretty bleak’

Nurseries have joined schools in having to close because of the coronavirus outbreak. But if parents and carers stop paying fees, what implications does this have for the nurseries’ futures? “It’s just a matter of time as to how long we’ve got,” said Denise Williams, who runs Home-Grown Nursery in Malvern, Worcestershire. “Everybody’s really worried. I’ve got parents asking ‘can ... Read More »

Jyotiraditya Scindia’s break with the Congress and his future in the BJP

March 9, 2020 will be remembered as the day of one of the most massive shake-ups in the recent history of Indian politics. Four-time Member of Parliament, a former union minister and a personal friend of the Gandhi siblings, Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the Congress. Though there had been talk of Jyotiraditya Scindia joining the BJP for the past six ... Read More »

The son of Saudi Arabia’s Warren Buffett sees a big future for Beyond Meat and plant-based foods

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about vegan diets, but the son of one of the country’s most influential investors is betting big that plant-based meats will become the norm globally in just a few years. Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, an avowed vegan and the founder and chief ... Read More »

KTM 390 ADVENTURE REVIEW: THIS IS THE MOTORCYCLE TO GET RIGHT NOW

It isn’t often that I’ll drag myself out of bed early to go to work, no matter how exotic the motorcycle, or car, or location. Especially when I’m febrile, overworked, under-rested and hungry, and can’t be bothered to chop another half hour from my sleep to get a proper breakfast. It is rarer still for me to attempt to hit ... Read More »

Nostalgia marketing: The future is here

‘Kitne aadmi the?’ Few who grew up to Hindi cinema in the 1970s could ever forget Gabbar Singh’s iconic dialogue in Sholay. In 2016, the creators of a popular advertisement for Google India counted on just that. The six-minute ad, released on YouTube and titled ‘The Hero – A Bollywood Story’, centres around an ageing cinema hall manager who almost bagged a role ... Read More »

The Little Michigan Auto Show That Filled A Major Void

Sharing a suburban Detroit exhibition hall with a bridal show and automotive swap meet, more than 200 cars and trucks, and a few motor cycles were on display this past weekend to fill an unfamiliar void. January has always been the month the giant North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)has been staged in downtown Detroit, where automakers unveil important new ... Read More »

12 new Tata cars coming in the next 4 years

Tata Motors’ new Altroz isn’t merely its first premium hatchback, it also boasts another first – one that is even more significant in the grander scheme of things – it is the first car off Tata’s all-new ALFA platform. Designed and engineered to deliver global levels of flexibility and local levels of cost-competitiveness, the new platform started out life as ... Read More »

Reimagining the future of the consumer in India

AI, IoT and other tech-driven tools are not only tracking consumer buying behaviour but also increasingly influencing it Tech trends are altering the retail scenario globally and in India the situation is no different. Today, the Indian ecosystem is embracing the latest innovations at an encouraging speed, which are forming an essential part of their go to market strategy. Brands ... Read More »

Kishore Biyani-led Future Consumer to take its brands to the bigger bazaar

NEW DELHI: Kishore Biyani-led Future Group company Future ConsumerNSE -2.92 % is set to take its portfolio of over two dozen personal care, snack and homecare products to general stores across the country, competing with consumer goods giants Hindustan UnileverNSE -0.56 %, Reckitt Benckiser and PepsiCo amid slowing consumption in India. “So far, we have been distributing only a few of our own brands in general trade ... Read More »

Ayodhya: This should be a guide for the future

There is an anecdote narrated to me by the late Arun Jaitley that comes to mind on the day the final hurdles in the path of the construction of a grand temple to Lord Ram at his birthplace in Ayodhya have been removed. The event centres on the evening of December 6, 1992, in the central office of the Bharatiya ... Read More »