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Nov 17, 2010

Book Talk: The secret of Pakistan’s swish set

By Tony Tharakan

NEW DELHI (Reuters Life!) – When Maha Khan Phillips set out to write a novel as part of a creative writing program, she didn’t have to look much further than her native Pakistan for ideas.

Partly inspired by her desire to change global perceptions about Pakistan, “Beautiful from This Angle” is a satire on Karachi’s party circuit and the television media set against the backdrop of honor killings and a feudal society.

Nov 4, 2010
via Money on the markets

Banking index gains

The BSE Banking index rose 2.12 percent on Thursday as investors were optimistic about longer-term loan demand outlook in the economy.

Leading the index was IDBI Bank, which gained 5.2 percent, closely followed by SBI which ended 4.98 percent higher. Private sector lender ICICI gained 2 percent.

Oct 8, 2010
via Money on the markets

SKS Microfinance shares fall

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Shares in SKS Microfinance fell 5.6 percent in trade today to close at 1228.25 rupees.

The microlender fired its chief executive Suresh Gurumani 18 months into the job and replaced him with his deputy on Monday. The shares had closed down nearly 6 percent on Monday.

Oct 8, 2010

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in New Delhi

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in New Delhi

By Tony Tharakan

NEW DELHI (Reuters Life!) – Got 48 hours to explore New Delhi? Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most out of a short stay in the Indian capital.

The best weather is between October and March — the rest of the year can be very hot and humid.

Oct 5, 2010
via Money on the markets

Banking index slips marginally

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Banking index dropped marginally on Tuesday as traders booked profits after hawkish comments on inflation by a Reserve Bank deputy governor.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is considering measures to deal with an influx of foreign fund flows, Subir Gokarn said, adding that inflation persists well above the Reserve Bank’s comfort zone.

Sep 22, 2010
via India Masala

Zangoora: Bollywood comes alive on stage

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It’s not a film, not a play and not a dance-drama. Well, maybe it’s a fusion of all three.

But “Zangoora: The Gypsy Prince”, billed as Bollywood’s biggest musical ever, is definitely something Indian audiences have never seen before.

Sep 22, 2010

Book Talk: Former financier writes of love in the new India

By Tony Tharakan

NEW DELHI (Reuters Life!) – Former investment banker Anish Trivedi portrays a changing India in his debut novel where coffee and croissants are on the breakfast menu and youngsters earn more than their fathers ever did.

“Call Me Dan,” recently launched in India, is a light-hearted look at the new India where arranged marriages and one-night stands are part of the protagonist’s search for love.

Sep 21, 2010
via India Insight

Commonwealth Games 2010 – LIVE Blog

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News, views and updates from the Oct 3 – 14 Games in New Delhi. Share your views.

Full coverage of the 2010 Commonwealth Games here

Sep 21, 2010
via Money on the markets

Sensex touches 20,000 – Highlights

Share your views as the Sensex crosses the 20,000 mark for the first time since January 2008.

Aug 18, 2010

Book Talk: Mixed marriage and a real-life love story

By Tony Tharakan

NEW DELHI (Reuters Life!) – Snooping around as a teenager, Tishani Doshi came across a bunch of love letters written by her Welsh mother to her Indian father and thought it would make a good novel.

“The Pleasure Seekers,” just launched in India, was several years in the making for the 30-something Doshi, a debut novel for the poet, dancer and journalist who has also co-authored a biography of Sri Lanka bowler Muttiah Muralitharan.

    • About Tony

      "Tony Tharakan is Editor, India Online and looks after the Reuters India website, managing the desk's 24/7 operations in New Delhi. He has been with Reuters since September 2006 and has previously worked with The Times of India and Press Trust of India. He holds post-graduate degrees in journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and in English from Hindu College, Delhi University."
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      September 2006
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