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Starbucks in India: Taste trumps price as fans rush in

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The excitement on Garima Bajaj’s face is evident as she finally "makes it" to Delhi’s first* Starbucks store after dropping out of the queue twice before.

"Patience is always a virtue. It's always good to wait," the management student from Gurgaon said.

It's been two months since the first Starbucks store opened in Delhi’s Connaught Place. The euphoria is far from over, judging by the queues outside.

from India Insight:

Connaught Place: As ugly as it gets in Delhi’s expensive heart

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New Delhi’s Connaught Place is home to the fourth-most expensive office space in the world, ahead of such usual suspects as New York and Tokyo. If you're one of the people who has to walk through it every day, the one question you'd ask yourself is: why?

from India Insight:

Delhi blasts: A reporter’s dilemma

I will have to respect the Indian Standard Time for once.

I was to meet a friend at five in the evening on the day of the serial bombings in New Delhi. But the meeting got delayed -- she could not leave office on time and my office elevator kept me waiting for twenty minutes.

Delhi BlastWe were chatting about good times together in college, how classmates have done well by themselves and making plans to catch up with other friends at the café inside a popular bookshop when the bomb at Barakhamba Road went off.

from India Insight:

Finding Delhi’s “spirit” post serial blasts

Three days after the weekend serial bombings that killed 22 people in New Delhi, I find the general atmosphere of the national capital almost abnormal in its normalcy.

blast3.jpgOne of the blast happened right across the street on which the Reuters office is located.

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