Anju MAHESHWARI

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Modi Offers India a Timid Budget

Why does Narendra Modi's first budget feel so underwhelming?

Modi

Skype for iPhone updated with UI improvements, limited pre-release program now available

Microsoft is rolling out a new version of Skype for iPhone today, version 5.9, which brings enhancements to the user interface making communicating faster and easier. The latest version adds contact suggestions to the dial pad when entering a number making the process of finding the right person to …

App Store

United Bank of India cuts base rate after RBI move, shares rise

MUMBAI (Reuters) - United Bank of India(UBOI.NS) said it would cut its base rate by 25 basis points to 10 percent from February 1, after the Reserve Bank of India itself cut rates in a surprise inter-meeting move.<p>An employee poses with the bundles of rupee notes inside a bank in Agartala August 22, …

Cash transfers, the lazy short cut

Advocates of unconditional cash transfers claim that they can be both emancipatory and transformative. They argue that people are quite capable of …

Tackling the Indian house crows invading Mombasa

<b>The Indian house crow, described by scientists as an invasive pest, is living up to expectations in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, grabbing food off tourists' plates and bullying other bird species out of town.</b><p>The crows are not indigenous to East Africa but there are lots of them in …

Big Eyes review – Tim Burton’s most grown-up movie in years

Tim Burton once told me that the inspiration for the skull-headed Jack Skellington figure from <i>The Nightmare Before Christmas</i> probably lay in his adverse reaction to spending endless hours drawing doe-eyed creatures as a Disney animator. Having struggled to stay awake while working on films such as</i> …

Google working on auto-insurance comparison site, say analysts- Technology News, Firstpost

Google Inc may be moving into the U.S. auto insurance market with a shopping site for people to compare and buy policies, an analyst said on …

Auto Insurance

Sony Pictures CEO says that cyber attack hasn't caused as much damage as everyone anticipates- Technology News, Firstpost

Over the past seven weeks, Sony Pictures' chief executive has dealt with the fallout from a cyberattack he likens to having your house robbed and …

Charlie Hebdo's Cartoons Aren't the Issue

An old friend, Tony Barber at the Financial Times, has triggered outrage for a blog post he wrote yesterday. He questioned the "foolish" editorial …

Silence is not an option

In a piece which has attracted considerable attention in progressive circles, a prominent liberal Muslim commentator has noted with some anguish that …

French cartoonists killed in Paris took a profane aim at the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> With pen names Charb, Wolinski, Cabu, Tignous and Honore, they were famous for targeting all forms of authority with the world's sharpest, no-holds-barred political cartoons.<p>But intolerance for that irreverence has cost some of France's most respected and controversial cartoonists their …