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Leading online classifieds company, Quikr, has roped in Pakistan’s flamboyant Shahid Afridi as its brand ambassador, after his latest all too brief stay at the crease in yesterday’s high voltage Indo-Pakistan clash. A new set of ads will now showcase a cute lady selling her bike through Quikr’s website in the same amount of time [...]

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India Inc may rank poorly on global indices that assess innovation and competitiveness but has scored very highly on a crucial measure of economic performance – crony capitalism. US-based MisFortune magazine has published the “Crony Fortune 100″, its first ever list of world’s 100 largest and most powerful corporations that derive their competitive advantage from [...]

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Premier investment bank, Goldman Sachs, is now offering options to hedge the risks posed by Mulayam Singh Yadav’s random U turns in politics. Justifying the move, Jeff Goldbaum, Vice President of the Exotic Derivatives Trading Desk at Goldman said, “Mulayam’s stand on issues fluctuate stochastically just like stock prices. So we thought it made good [...]

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Even as accolades pour in from all corners of the globe on the joyous occasion of Dr.Manmohan Singh’s 80th birthday, Google has paid a very special homage to the father of economic reforms with its special doodle – a special Manmohan piano that doesn’t make any sounds unless the user identifies herself as Sonia Gandhi. [...]

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A fresh crisis of grave proportions has engulfed IPL with the Association of IPL Commentators refusing to drop references to DLF, especially the beloved phrase ‘DLF maximum’, during commentary in next year’s edition despite DLF pulling out as title sponsors of the cash rich tournament. Association president Ravi Shastri contends that he and his fellow [...]

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The epic struggle over intellectual property rights in the manufacture of smart phones took a dramatic turn with Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu entering the fray by seeking over $1 billion in damages from electronic giants Apple and Samsung for design patent infringement. The Bengali bombshell contends that her well rounded, curvaceous figure was the inspiration [...]

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In a bizarre move that might startle many urban Indians, ICICI Prudential, the Mutual Fund division of ICICI, has signed a contract with the world’s top rapper Eminem to croon the mandatory “Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risk” disclaimer line for their ads. To elucidate, as many are already aware, every Mutual Fund [...]

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Walmart, which has been lobbying hard to raise the FDI cap in multi-brand retail, will now be allowed 100% investment in the sensitive sector after it came to light that the founders of Walmart have Indian ancestry. Mike Duke, the CEO of Wal-Mart has claimed in a latest press release that Sam Walton the “dude” who [...]

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The UPA2 government today delivered spectacularly on the economic front by achieving a phenomenal GDP growth rate of 30%. It did so by the simple expedient of incorporating the value of unpaid domestic labour of the nation’s 60 crore women into the computation of India’s GDP. A chuffed up Prime Minister addressed the nation early this [...]

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The world’s most popular cartoon television channel, Cartoon Network, has announced its decision to go off Indian television, following the arrest of Indian cartoonist and IAC activist, Aseem Trivedi on grounds of sedition. Justifying the decision on business grounds, Ted Turner, founder of the Turner Broadcasting System which runs Cartoon Network, explained, “Well, first of all, [...]

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