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With persistent double digit inflation, the price of high level corruption has also sky-rocketed, so much so that it has become increasingly cumbersome to conduct high value transactions using wads of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes. In order to reduce such dead-weight transaction costs and improve liquidity in the corruption sector, the RBI has decided to [...]

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Awestruck Indians observed a seminal moment in their economic history as their beloved currency, the Indian Rupee touched 56.78 a US Dollar. This exchange rate, a unique combination of successive digits was perceived by many Indians across caste, creed and class lines as an epochal moment with profound metaphysical connotations. Social networks like Facebook were [...]

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Stunned, disappointed and embittered by the breathtaking speed – the jurors took merely 8 hours to reach a verdict after a month long trial – with which a jury in the Manhattan District Court pronounced him guilty of leaking confidential board-room information to a hedge fund that earned millions of dollars by trading on these tips, [...]

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Both had humble, lower middle class origins,   and mirrored each other in their rise.   Through sheer perseverance and dedication…   they scaled the summits of their chosen professions.   Life was heady and glamorous at the top,   but it also included dalliances with unsavory characters,   and then suddenly, both experienced an Icarus like fall….   BUT THE SIMILARITIES END [...]

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In an innovative and radical twist, which promises to generate more controversy, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has called for combining even larger groups of examinations into one. “First, we combined all other engineering examinations with IIT-JEE. Now, we’ll take this a major step further by combining this with all other exams such as eye exams, [...]

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Exultant and jubilant after getting her Twitter account verified, CNN-IBN’s deputy editor Sagarika Ghose, has added herself to the list of nominees for the channel’s poll of “The Greatest Indian” after Mahatma Gandhi. Ghose will now compete with the likes of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, India’s first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, Master blaster Sachin [...]

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In January 2011, Sameer Singhal, a software engineer working with HCL, was whiling away his time on Facebook, switching between Farmville and liking random posts on his feed, when suddenly, a comment on a post on his Facebook feed caught his attention. His interest piqued, Sameer clicked open the commenter’s profile, and after a great [...]

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Balaji Rangachari, a 3rd year student at IIT-Madras has created a new programming language that might revolutionize the software industry as we know it. The programming language named ‘C-Shastri’ by the young IITian, uses popular cricket commentator Ravi Shastri’s cliches as syntax for complex programming constructs. Bajali’s innovation promises to make coding far more pleasurable [...]

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The passing away of Eugene Polley, the inventor of the ubiquitous television remote on Sunday, has brought great grief to Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. If Law Minister Salman Khurshid is to be believed, Sonia was supposed to have shed copious tears of sadness on hearing the news. In a press statement, Gandhi [...]

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Filmmaker Sajid Khan seems to be turning into a full-time peacemaker these days. Farah’s brother was at it again, this time facilitating a patch-up between Shah Rukh Khan and officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association, after their recent brawl which led to the MCA filing a complaint in the Marine Drive police station against the [...]

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