Kartik Patel

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Modi wants to build a modern, pollution-free India—but where’s the money?

Why would a country with a third of its population living in poverty support a global agreement at the Paris climate talks? With per capita greenhouse emissions of about a tenth of many developing countries, why wouldn’t India just argue that it should be exempt from climate deals while it focuses …

Amazon Kindle Fire 7″ down to $35, Kids Edition and HD 6 discounted too

Along with all of its usual wide-ranging discounts, Amazon has slashed the prices of its own hardware for Black Friday. Despite the fact that its newest Android-based tablets were already crazily good value for money, you can now pick them up even cheaper. Prices now start as low as $35 for a …

Review: ‘Tamasha’ is a juvenile drama

Bollywood drama <i>Tamasha</i>, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, reminded me of an episode in the hit TV series <i>Friends,</i> in which Monica …

Bollywood

7 years after 26/11, face of coastal security: 8 bamboo poles, 2 cops, 1 aluminium roof

The eight bamboo poles that hold the station upright and the aluminium sheets covering it were sourced with help from local fishermen.<p>Written by , …

The second-gen Google Glass could look even sleeker

Google has been granted a patent for a wearable that rests on a single ear and wraps around the head to offer a display in front of the user’s eye. It’s possible that that it could be the beginnings of the second-generation Google Glass.<p>The patent describes the wearable as being capable of …

This tiny chip could charge your iPhone much faster

A professor in Singapore has invented a tiny chip that he claims could speed up how quickly batteries charge — while also making them safer.<p>Rachid Yazami at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has developed a chip that will monitor potential faults in batteries and alert the user if …

Electric Vehicles

Mumbai's Mahim dargah develops app to fight ISIS influence among Muslim youth in India

To join the fight against terror propagated by ISIS, the Mahim Dargah trust has developed a first-of-a-kind application. In an attempt to stop …

Social Media

Aamir Khan Intolerance Row: Woman commits suicide after husband criticizes actor

A dispute with her husband over remarks by Bollywood actor Aamir Khan saw a woman here committing suicide by consuming poison, her family members …

Bollywood

Intolerance row: Is Aamir Khan trying to avoid the media glare?

Aamir Khan has been the centre of attraction ever since he expressed his views on the subject of religious intolerance prevalent in the country. …

Bollywood

For faster growth, Modi needs to show Indians more reasons to save

MUMBAI (Reuters) - On paper, India’s households have more reason than ever to save. But convincing them that the central bank can keep inflation low is proving difficult, hindering the country’s ambitious growth plans.<p>An employee poses with the bundles of rupee notes inside a bank in Agartala, the …

Economics

Top Wearable Tech Black Friday Deals

So you’ve stuffed yourself full of turkey and now you have the post-Thanksgiving guilt. Maybe now is the time to invest in that fitness tracker you’ve been promising yourself. Especially given that it’s Black Friday and there’s a ton of bargains to be had if you’re shopping online today.<p>And it’s …

HSBC to close India private banking unit as competition grows

MUMBAI (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L) is closing its private banking unit in India as part of its group strategy, the bank said, marking the exit of another foreign bank from the cut-throat wealth management business in Asia’s third-largest economy.<p>A traffic light shines red near the HSBC …

Private Banking

Apple Watch owners use it to check the time, and not much else

A breakdown in usage, provided by Mobile Life Centre, shows that the majority of Watch interactions — 20% — come from time checking, followed by notifications (17%), and workout timing (4%). Apple Watch users only read one or two emails on the device per month, according to the data.<p>Apple markets …