Match made in business: Why self-employed people get more profile clicks on matrimonial sites

Match made in business: Why self-employed people get more profile clicks on matrimonial sites

Search databases show growing preference for self-employed as suitable matches on the back of the startup boom.  NEW DELHI: The boom in India’s startup sector may be having an unlikely outcome: a lot more people are now searching for entrepreneurs to say “I do”, say matchmaking websites. In India, matrimonial profiles of self-employed people have traditionally been preferred by the business community. But top executives of cyber services like Matrimony.comand Shaadi.com, which run searchable databases of matrimonial material, say entrepreneurs are garnering a lot more clicks across communities following the boom in the…

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Marrakech To The Maldives: My Year In Travel Part II

Marrakech To The Maldives: My Year In Travel Part II

There’s no grander place to see Edinburgh than from the old railway hotel that is the Waldorf Astoria Caledonian. Dating back to 1903, it is found at the heart of the city in Princes Street and its design captures the property’s standout period details – such as the central marble staircase and the buzzy Peacock Alley, a huge lobby-lounge carved out of what was once the old station ticket office (Caledonian Railway was formerly ran underneath the hotel) complete with the original Victorian station clock. The hotel’s grand central staircase.(CREDIT: ANGELINA VILLA-CLARKE) Tartan-trousered…

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Bharti Foundation to support education of children of security personnel martyred in Pulwama attack

Bharti Foundation to support education of children of security personnel martyred in Pulwama attack

This is a heartfelt contribution from us to make sure that the children of these heroes will never have to worry about access to quality education,” Vijay Chadda, CEO Kolkata- Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Enterprises, has offered to undertake the education of children of the security personnel who were martyred in last week’s terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir, as a mark of support for the country’s security forces. Bharti Foundation will reach out to the individual families and bear all education related expenses for these children till they…

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Why Business Leaders Are So Pessimistic About Growth In 2019

Why Business Leaders Are So Pessimistic About Growth In 2019

In PwC’s annual CEO survey, released today, 436 percent more CEOs said they expect global economic growth to ‘decline’ this year more than last. Twenty-nine percent of CEOs of companies around the world expect a decline in the global economy in 2019 versus just five percent last year. Another study, released yesterday, found just over one in 10 FTSE 350 company secretaries believed global economic conditions will improve over the next 12 months. When the Boardroom Bellwether survey – conducted twice a year by ICSA, a U.K. governance body, and the Financial Times – was conducted in August, that figure was…

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Automatad founder Vijay built a Rs 25 crore business with less than Rs 12 lakh in his pocket

Automatad founder Vijay built a Rs 25 crore business with less than Rs 12 lakh in his pocket

Automatad founder Vijay Ram Kumar and his team have pivoted to build a programmatic ad-engine to help content publishing websites host ads to make money. Technology that is ahead of its time is often the key to success; it is also a recipe for failure – something Vijay Ram Kumar learnt in his entrepreneurial journey. Vijay started up in Bengaluru in 2012 in digital advertising. His idea was to tag user-generated content with ecommerce websites, helping content publishers earn money. The idea was a win-win. Content publishing websites made money…

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Boohoo boss in line for £50m bonus if share price rises by 180%

Boohoo boss in line for £50m bonus if share price rises by 180%

The new chief executive of Boohoo is in line for a £50m bonus if shares in the online fashion retailer rise by 180% over the next five years. The fast-growing company has poached John Lyttle from Primark, where he was chief operating officer, and said its major shareholders had signed off on the incentive package. But the High Pay Centre, which monitors executive remuneration, said it was hard to justify rewards on such a scale, pointing to similar bonuses that have proved controversial this year at housebuilder Persimmon, gambling firm…

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5 Dresses To Dazzle In Blue Like Kareena Kapoor

5 Dresses To Dazzle In Blue Like Kareena Kapoor

he Swirlster Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Swirlster has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Kareena Kapoor wears a blue gown for New Year celebrations (Image Credit: The Real Kareena Kapoor) With New Year celebrations behind us, you’d think that the gowns and suits were set to be sealed and packed at the back of your closet. Not necessarily true, we think. It’s still the midst of winter and wedding season so you can expect plenty of receptions and functions…

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Hilton’s Conrad checks in to the sleepy pensioners’ town of Pune

Hilton’s Conrad checks in to the sleepy pensioners’ town of Pune

The city of Peshwas, once known for its wada-style housing and traditional bazaars, is now home to luxury hotels, fine dine restaurants and fancy apartments. Luxury real estate was the early entrant into the traditional market and the segment has seen a jump of 10 percent in prices in the past year, states Cushman and Wakefield. Hotels such as Conrad Pune brought global hospitality experiences to Pune. Fine dining restaurants and fashion businesses followed suit. Deepali Nandwani share My first reaction when I heard that the country’s first Conrad was…

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Mumbai’s Iconic Victorian And Art Deco Buildings In UNESCO Heritage List

Mumbai’s Iconic Victorian And Art Deco Buildings In UNESCO Heritage List

The Art Deco buildings are characterised by Deco fonts, marble floors and spiral staircases. (AFP) Mumbai: Mumbai’s Art Deco buildings, believed to be the world’s second largest collection after Miami, were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List on Saturday alongside the city’s better-known Victorian Gothic architecture. A not-for-profit team of enthusiasts are in the process of documenting every single one but they estimate there may be more than 200 across the city. The majority of them, built on reclaimed land between the early 1930s and early 1950s, are clustered together in…

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Sustainable Fashion Searches Surged In 2018

Sustainable Fashion Searches Surged In 2018

Sustainable trainer brand Veja appeared in the top 10 shoe searches and top 10 Insta brands for 2018Veja Consumers have been putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to sustainability as Lyst’s year in fashion, out today, shows. The fashion search engine tracked more than 100 million searches on their shopping site over the past 12 months to analyze the biggest trends and most buzzed about brands. Lyst has reported a 47% increase in shoppers looking for items that have ethical and style credentials with terms such as…

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