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Charity and good intentions? Salman Khan's defenders are as silly as Sanjay Dutt's

May 06, 2015

Charity and good intentions? Salman Khan's defenders are as silly as Sanjay Dutt's

All the support that seems to be coming out for Salman Khan is very similar to the support that came out in favour of Sanjay Dutt when he was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. #Bollywood #Salman Khan #ToWhatEffect #Sanjay Dutt #Sonakshi Sinha #Mumbai #Entertainment #2002 Hit-and-run case #1993 Mumbai blast
Is Delhi ready to withstand a major earthquake?

Apr 25, 2015

Is Delhi ready to withstand a major earthquake?

The ramshackle neighbourhoods of northeast Delhi are home to 2.2 million people. If a major earthquake were to strike India's seismically vulnerable capital, these neighbourhoods would collapse into an apocalyptic nightmare. #Delhi #ToWhatEffect #New Zealand #Earthquakes
Sebi barks but does not bite: Companies with no women directors only have to pay Rs 50k fine

Apr 09, 2015

Sebi barks but does not bite: Companies with no women directors only have to pay Rs 50k fine

Sebi on Wednesday announced that violators of the norm would have to pay a minimum of Rs 50,000 and said that the promoters and directors of these organisations could face further action if they are unable to comply. #PSUs #ToWhatEffect #SEBI #Women #Directors #listed companies
Ban on BBC rape documentary: It's the idiocy of our MPs that 'defames India'

Mar 05, 2015

Ban on BBC rape documentary: It's the idiocy of our MPs that 'defames India'

The documentary is not going to 'defame India' it's the idiotic justifications for banning it, as articulated by our MPs. #India #ToWhatEffect #Rajnath Singh #Javed Akhtar #parliament #Venkaiah Naidu #Anu Aga #Delhi gangrape #Nirbhaya #India's Daughter
Yoga becomes tax-free: Is this Budget item a sweetheart deal for Baba Ramdev?

Mar 03, 2015

Yoga becomes tax-free: Is this Budget item a sweetheart deal for Baba Ramdev?

The moot question is what does the exemption to yoga portend and take within its sweep? Standalone yoga activities would definitely enjoy this exemption without any doubt. But would profit from sale of ayurvedic products often forming an adjunct of yoga activities as is the case with Ramdevs Pathanjali Yoga organization also make the grade for exemption? #Baba Ramdev #ToWhatEffect #Yoga #Sri Sri Ravishankar #Tax exemption #Budget2015
Sahara boss Subrata Roy wants 6 more weeks to work out a deal from Tihar jail

Feb 17, 2015

Sahara boss Subrata Roy wants 6 more weeks to work out a deal from Tihar jail

Subrata Roy on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to let him use a high-tech office space inside New Delhi's Tihar jail complex for six more weeks, to talk to potential investors and raise $1.6 billion in bail, the lawyers told Reuters. #ToWhatEffect #Tihar jail #Subrata Roy #Sahara
Desperate builders resort to more freebies to sell houses, but buyers are just not biting

Feb 16, 2015

Desperate builders resort to more freebies to sell houses, but buyers are just not biting

Cash-strapped builders are offering discounts like higher floors at no extra cost, zero stamp duty/registration charges, free parking slots, free interior works, and subsidised home loans to lure buyers #ToWhatEffect #Mumbai #property #Supertech #home buyers #investors #NCR #builders #Real estate #discounts
Sebi questions ownership of Sahara properties as time runs out for Subrata Roy's bail

Feb 12, 2015

Sebi questions ownership of Sahara properties as time runs out for Subrata Roy's bail

Officials at Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), seeking redress for millions of investors it says were burnt in conglomerate Saharas illegal bond scheme, say the group might not wholly own some of the properties in India it listed as proof of its ability to repay the savers. #ToWhatEffect #SEBI #Subrata Roy #Sahara #properties
Uber India promises in-app panic button, location sharing by 11 Feb

Feb 08, 2015

Uber India promises in-app panic button, location sharing by 11 Feb

A day after the Maharashtra transport department recommended that the state government impose a ban on taxi-hailing app Uber for not having met the department's January 15 deadline for implementing safety measures in its cabs, the US-based company has clarified that the app panic button and journey/location sharing will roll out to users in India on February 11. #ToWhatEffect #Mumbai #Uber #taxi services #Delhi transport authority #Transport authority
Unilever keen on Swacch Bharat, Intel to tap into Digital India programme

Feb 04, 2015

Unilever keen on Swacch Bharat, Intel to tap into Digital India programme

FMCG giant Unilever CEO Paul Polman and technology major Intel President Renee James on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a slew of global corporate honchos continue to line up to express their intention to invest in India. #India #Unilever #Narendra Modi #ToWhatEffect #Intel #Clean India #Digital India