Needhi Mehta

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How Amazon Adapted Its Business Model to India

When Amazon decided to enter the Indian e-commerce market, it was clear from the outset that something would have to give. That something was the very business model that had made Amazon an internet powerhouse in the U.S.<p>Amazon.com debuted as an online bookstore in 1994. Founder Jeff Bezos’s …

eCommerce
Middle East

South America's Hidden Gem

South America is the fourth largest continent and the home of twelve independent countries- Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela; two non-sovereign areas- French Guiana (a French Territory); the Falkland Islands, (a British …

South America

How ISIS Actually Lost Ramadi

Iraqi commandos and U.S. airstrikes drove the terror army from much of the city. But that war plan could backfire the next time around.<p>Pentagon …

Mumbai attacks: it's that well-fed lad in the T-shirt again

Somewhere in today's accounts of the terrorist attacks on Mumbai a writer suggests that the image of the magnificent Taj Mahal hotel on fire will make it "India's 9/11" in the country's collective imagination. I rather doubt that.<p>For one thing India has been suffering terrorist attacks almost since …

Susan Sarandon's Christmas with refugees: 'I want to humanise the issue'

The actor and activist journeys to Lesbos, Greece to publicise the plight of those fleeing into Europe and lend her services to organisations helping refugees<p>Susan Sarandon had an unusual Christmas. The Oscar-winning actor skipped the family dinner, packed her bags with emergency blankets and …

Aegean Sea

The mystery of India’s deadly exam scam

It began with a test-fixing scandal so massive that it led to 2,000 arrests, including top politicians, academics and doctors. Then suspects started turning up dead. What is the truth behind the Vyapam scam that has gripped India?<p>On the night of 7 January 2012, a stationmaster at a provincial …

India

Kenyan police rescue hundreds of girls due to undergo FGM

Local tipoffs about planned cutting ceremonies are boosting campaigns against the practice<p>Police in Kenya have rescued hundreds of girls from female genital mutilation before ceremonies often seen as a rite of passage to adulthood begin this weekend.<p>An increase in tipoffs from community activists …

Africa

Russia calling the shots as nations lock down Syria plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the United States and world powers gather again in an attempt to end Syria's civil war, Russia appears to be calling the shots.<p>Nations meeting Friday in New York and the U.N. will essentially be negotiating a Russian plan for a "political transition," based on the Syrian …

Middle East

Is ISIS Simply A "Saudi Army In Disguise"?

<b>In recent weeks one nation after another is falling over themselves, literally, to join the turkey shoot known, erroneously, as the war in Syria,</b> …

Washington to Whomever: Please Fight the Islamic State for Us

<b>Why the Gulf States, the Kurds, the Turks, the Sunnis, and the Shia Won’t Fight America’s War</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>In the many strategies proposed to defeat the Islamic State (IS) by presidential candidates, policymakers, and media pundits alike across the American political spectrum, …

Middle East

How Germany Reacted to Angela Merkel as TIME's Person of the Year

The reaction in Germany to TIME’s choice of Chancellor Angela Merkel as 2015’s Person of the Year ranged from delight to disappointment on …

Donald Trump

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

Europe

Fashion exhibitions you don’t want to miss in 2016

2015 will be remembered as the one that brought smash-hit McQueen extravaganza Savage Beauty to London – an exhibition so popular, the V&A opened overnight to keep up with demand – as well as self-funded shows from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci, who took on Beijing for their first …

How to spend it: these are the five best luxury cars on sale today

Rolls Royce Phantom EWB<p><b>Price:</b> £357,875<p><i>Specs: 453bhp, 531lb ft, 0-62mph 6.1secs, VMax 150mph, 18.9mpg, CO2 349g/km</i><p>So big and smooth, it should …

Luxury Lifestyle

Pakistan and Nepal call for 'dialogue' to improve relations with India

India's neighbours on Wednesday called for "dialogue" to improve mutual relations, with Pakistan calling for a revival of the composite framework and …

India

Portraits of the Iranian Demonstrators Who Sewed Their Mouths Shut at the Greek-Macedonian Border

The men are protesting against the decision by Macedonian authorities to turn away those who do not come from war zones such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Greece</i><p>On Saturday, about 1,300 refugees gathered in the town of Idomeni—which lies on the Greek side …

Lips

US says deadly strike on Afghan hospital was avoidable

US forces who launched a deadly air strike on an Afghan hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) had intended to attack a nearby Taliban-controlled compound, and the mistake was caused by human and technical error, according to the US forces commander.<p>As a US military investigation was …

Afghanistan

I Heart My City: Sabina’s Baku, Azerbaijan

<b>Sabina Yadullayeva</b> (on Instagram @Sabbinay) was born and raised in <b>Baku</b>, the capital of Azerbaijan. After finishing university in the city, she continued her studies in Italy for the next two years, and in that time traveled to more than 25 cities across Europe.<p>Now back in Baku, Sabina enjoys being …

Winter Parliament: 8 key bills versus intolerance

The winter session of the Parliament starts on Thursday. But the key question is: Will Parliament function, or will it witness the disruption that …

This Fox News Contributor Is Receiving Death Threats

But not because of her take on Syrian refugees or police shootings. Because of f*cking Star Wars.<p>A long time ago on a program no one watches, Fox News contributor Katherine Timpf made the following statement during a segment of <i>Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue</i>, which is apparently a real show that airs on the …

Jokes

Russia says downing of its jet won't deflect it from Syria mission

ISTANBUL/NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (Reuters) - Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria on Wednesday to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.<p>Underscoring …

North Africa

Russia: No war with Turkey over 'planned provocation'

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey as a "planned provocation" but said the two countries would not go to war over the incident.<p>"We have serious doubts about this being an unpremeditated act, it really looks like a planned provocation," …

Russia

ISIS may be more dangerous than al Qaeda

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, much has come to light about who carried them out and where did they came from. We also learned on Tuesday from French officials that they believe a suicide attack was planned against the financial district in Paris.<p>After the police raids in …

Terrorism

Top Egyptian cleric: Terror attacks 'a grave injustice' to Islam

<b>(CNN) —</b> Terrorists cite their Islamic faith in justifying carnage. In fact, they're insulting it.<p>That was the assessment Saturday by Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb -- a top Sunni Muslim cleric in Egypt -- who claimed "terrorism has no religion or identity," even if those behind it make just such …

Counterterrorism
National Security

National Geographic Travel

15,000 students set to lose category merit

Over 15,000 reserved category youth from across Maharashtra, who recently qualified MBA-CET conducted by the state government were left in a rude …

Ban on Shah Rukh Khan to be lifted?

Want to host the IPL final? Then tick the boxes in this checklist. That's the message the IPL governing council (GC) has sent to the sulking Mumbai …

Goodbye to all that: It’s 3, Motilal for PM Manmohan Singh

7 Race Course Road in Lutyens' Delhi is abuzz with action as it prepares to bid adieu to the country's longest-serving PM outside the Nehru-Gandhi …