Deven Sharma to Head Tainted Standard & Poor’s

McGraw Hill has named Deven Sharma president of its tainted financial services division Standard & Poor’s effective immediately. Sharma replaces Kathleen Corbet, who left to “pursue other opportunities”. Sharma was previously executive vice president at Standard & Poor’s with responsibility for Investment Services and Global Sales and before that a partner at management consulting firm […]

Sanjay Dutt to Return to Father-in-Law’s Home on Sep. 27

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt is most likely headed back to his father-in-law’s place on September 27. Now out on bail, Sanjay Dutt will have to return to his father-in-law’s place once he is served with a copy of the judgment (readers of Rabindranath Tagore’s fine story Kabuliwallah will recognize that father-in-law’s home is an euphemism for jail). Sanjay […]

Bollywood Bad Boy Salman Khan To Wear Stripes

Update: Salman Khan was arrested on Saturday, August 25, 2007. Bollywood star Salman Khan will soon be a guest of the Indian prison system for poaching a Chinkara – an endangered species of gazelle – in 1998. Salman Khan’s appeal against a five-year sentence awarded in a 2006 court ruling was rejected by an Indian […]

Beckham Trashed

He cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle, and he does not score many goals. Apart from that, he’s all right – Football legend George Best on David Beckham. David Beckham is considered as God’s Gift to Soccer in Britain and a celebrity even in his new home, the […]

Yahoo CEO Terry Semel Quits; Good Riddance

Yahoo CEO Terry CEO Terry Semel, who has deservedly been criticised for his rich pay package and not doing enough to counter the Google juggernaut, has resigned. Semel will now be non-executive chairman. Acknowledging widespread dissatisfaction with Yahoo’s recent financial performance, Semel said in his resignation letter: This is the time for new executive leadership, […]

Beautifying Dharavi

One of the tragic eyesores of modern India, the Dharavi slum in Mumbai epitomizes the failure of the Indian state to provide the most basic necessities for its citizens. Asia’s biggest slum, Dharavi is located in Central Mumbai, between Mahim in the west and Sion in the east and attracts poor people from across India […]

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