The Great Debate (India)

What can ICC do to avoid rush for World Cup tickets?

The website selling just 1000 tickets for the cricket World Cup final in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on April 2 crashed seconds after they went on sale on Monday sparking furious complaints from fans.

ICC President Sharad Pawar(C), ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat (2nd R) and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Tournament Director Ratnakar Shetty (2nd L) pose with the 2011 Cricket World Cup trophy during an event in Mumbai January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/FilesICC official ticketing partner buckled under the pressure of huge traffic.

Of the 31,000 seats at the Wankhede stadium, only 4000 are available to the public — 1000 online while another 3000 will be sold later for those who queue up at stadium box offices.

The rest are distributed among the ICC and clubs affiliated to the Mumbai Cricket Association.

Indian dilemma — To Nano or not to Nano


Tata Motors is launching the Nano, the world’s cheapest car, on March 23. Bookings open in the second week of April and the 100,000-rupee car is slated to hit Indian roads before July.

nano2As D-day draws near, excitement is palpable among the middle-class. Dealers are reporting thousands of enquires daily for the “people’s car”.