Author Archives: Loknath Das

What is Making the Pyaar Mohabbat Sharbat Such a Popular Drink in Delhi?

All drenched, and desperately looking for that one summer quencher to infuse some life back in you? Maybe the gullies of Old Delhi has the elixir you have been hunting for. Delhi has already been facing very hot temperatures. It is over 40 degrees outside and heading out in this scorching weather could be a spoiler. However, if you happen ... Read More »

Cheteshwar Pujara To Play In English County For Nottinghamshire

Cheteshwar Pujara is set to return to county circuit for a short stint with Nottinghamshire as cover for Australian pacer James Pattinson. Pujara will arrive in mid-May and will be available for home and away County Championship fixtures against Gloucestershire, as well as matches against Glamorgan and Derbyshire. “We have looked around the world to find the right player,” said ... Read More »

LIFESTYLE HOSPITALITY DEVELOPER ACQUIRES MANCHESTER SITE

Lifestyle hospitality developer SACO Property Group has acquired a site in central Manchester for its first hotel in the city. SACO Property Group, the development arm of SACO The Serviced Apartment Company, has purchased the site of the former Atrium Serviced Apartments on the corner of Princess Street and Whitworth Street from real estate funds managed by Blackstone. The deal ... Read More »

Donald Trump’s Commerce Secretary says Syria air strike was ‘after-dinner entertainment’ at Mar-a-Lago

  US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said President Donald Trump’s strike on Syria served as “after-dinner entertainment” at his luxury Florida resort Mar-a-Lago. “Just as dessert was being served, the President explained to [Chinese President Xi Jinping] he had something he wanted to tell him, which was the launching of 59 missiles into Syria,” Mr Ross said, describing the ... Read More »

Starting gun sounds on Courier Business Awards 2017

The starting gun has sounded on the 2017 Courier Business Awards, the fifth annual celebration of the commercial life of East Central Scotland. The awards scheme has recognised the efforts of scores of local companies in a brilliant first four years. But there are many more exciting businesses and talented individuals living and working in this part of the world that ... Read More »

World Asthma Day: 9 Simple Measures to Manage Asthma & Keep it Under Control

                  Asthma is a chronic ailment in which your body tends to produce more mucus that obstructs the nasal passage and airways and thus, making it difficult to breathe. Although there is no absolute cure for asthma, certain lifestyle changes and habits can help in managing it and keeping it under control. ... Read More »

Google Maps Home Screen Redesigned for India, Gets New ‘Quick Actions’ Menu

Google update will bring new features to the home screen, specifically designed for users in India. The home screen now has a new Quick Actions menu for shortcuts that allows you to see directions, saved offline routes, and map details all in one tap. Google also claims that the home screen loads much faster for users to make the most ... Read More »

Oppo F3 Images Leak Ahead of Official India Launch on Thursday

While Oppo launched its Oppo F3 Plus smartphone in India last month, the company is now gearing up to launch the standard version of the smartphone, aptly named Oppo F3, on Thursday in the country. Just ahead of smartphone’s official launch, the press renders and promotional images for the smartphone have now been leaked on the Internet. Oppo F3 smartphone’s ... Read More »

Fashion designers make top-end versions of cheap items

A pair of muddy jeans. A crumpled blue Ikea shopping bag. A hi-viz jacket of the kind worn by workmen. Unlikely sources of inspiration for high fashion? You’d think so. Yet in a baffling trend, catwalk designers have made top-end versions of all these cheap items — and are selling them at outrageous prices. This week, French fashion house Balenciaga ... Read More »

A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming

Few at Nintendo can say they saw the company’s start as a video game company, and fewer still have had as much influence as Genyo Takeda, co-creator of several of the company’s most memorable (and durable) innovations. He’s retiring today, and I just wanted to mark the occasion. The retirement was quietly announced in rather perfunctory form as part of ... Read More »