NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Two decades after a separatist rebellion broke out, a journalist’s account of growing up in Kashmir is offering readers worldwide a rare glimpse into a region beset by months of recent street demonstrations.
This week, Basharat Peer’s “Curfewed Night” made it to The New Yorker’s list of reviewers’ favourite books from 2010, an honour it also received from The Economist.
Shares in Reliance Industries, which have the heaviest weight in the benchmark index, closed 1.7 percent lower on Tuesday. The BSE Oil & Gas Index closed 1.69 percent lower.
Indian markets struggled as as military tensions in Korea, a local corruption scandal and Ireland’s financials troubles spooked investors.
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.
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.
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.
Travel Postcard: 48 hours in New Delhi
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.
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.
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.
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.