Category Archives: Off Beat

On a Prayer, Literally

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A big personal tragedy turns people either into dogooders or makes them live life with gay abandon. And spirituality can help justify both positions. The timing of the launch of…

Learn Economics from Online Dating

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A lot of people find Economics boring there’s help in the form of a new book titled ‘Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Economics I Learned from Online Dating’…

Saving Competitor’s Dignity

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Russian athlete Anton Gafarov broke a ski during the men’s cross-country free-sprint semifinals in Sochi Winter Olympics. When Canada’s coach Justin Wadsworth saw the Russian dragging himself forward on a…

Water to India’s Slums – Matt Damon Style

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Many Bollywood movies have made tons of money by ‘fighting’ problems of the poor in the slums. Heroes typically fight the mafia and the goons single handedly, to ensure justice….

Handsome CEOs are Good for Business

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It sounds politically incorrect but study after study has shown that good looking people earn more for themselves as well as help their companies and shareholders earn more as well….

How Tenali Rama helped a Loss-making Hotel Become Profitable?

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Tenali Rama, the famous jester in Krishnadevaraya’s court in the Vijayanagar Empire in the 13th Century, was not only funny but also had a keen business sense. Once his friend…

TCS sponsors New York Road Runners

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It ’s perhaps the biggest marketing coup for an Indian company in the US. Tata Consultancy Services has signed up to become the official sponsor of the prestigious marathon in…

Film Personality Boman Irani: An Actor Has to Feel Unfulfilled

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Film and theater actor Boman Irani was introduced to cinema at a very young age; when he was only 12, his mother used to insist that he go and watch…