Bah! Humbug! Why tourists should steer clear of Goa’s overrated Carnival

    Photo Credit: YouTube 21.5K Total Views Earlier this week, residents of Panaji, Goa’s capital, awoke to the sight of large pink masks and blue, red and green buntings being draped on the street along the Mandovi River, where a sprinkling of brown-headed gulls enjoyed the early February sun. This weekend, Carnival ‒ the burst of […]

    What history proves: Indian mosques barring women is only a recent trend

    Photo Credit: Ruchika Sharma 19.9K Total Views Recent protests against an age-old ban on the entry of women in the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar distrct and in Mumbai’s Haji Ali dargah have sparked a debate on restrictions on women in places of worship. On Monday, a group of Muslim women moved the Supreme […]

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    Why football’s I-League is well and truly India’s ‘invisible’ league

    Photo Credit: IANS 12.9K Total Views Leicester City are currently top of the English Premier League. Catalan giants Barcelona thrashed rivals Valencia 7-0 on Thursday. But if you were to ask Indian football fans about the state of affairs in India’s own league, the majority would probably draw a blank. But it would be unfair […]

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    Apple Code Hints at Li-Fi Support, Removal of 3.5mm Jack in iPhone

    Apple’s next flagship smartphone, likely to be called the iPhone 7, is widely reported to not include the 3.5mm headphones jack. Now the company’s own code is offering confirmation of sorts about the reported move. Also interestingly, Apple seems to be working on adding support for Li-Fi technology to future iPhone and iPad. As spotted […]

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    HP Sprout Pro With Projector, Touch-Capable Second-Monitor Launched

    HP has announced a new model of its Sprout computer. Called the Sprout Pro, the new variant offers a specifications upgrade over the original Sprout, coupled with a range of suites. It starts at a price point of $2,199 (roughly Rs. 150,000) and will begin shipping in select regions starting next month. HP surprised everyone […]

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    Trai to Finalise Recommendations on Spectrum and Data Pricing by Month End

    Telecom regulator Trai will firm up its view on spectrum price for the next round of auction and differential pricing of data, which is central to the net neutrality issue, by the end of this month. “We will finalise recommendations on spectrum price by the end of this month… even on differential price (of data), […]

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    Goodbox Acquires SmartPocket, a Mobile Wallet for Loyalty Credits

    Nexus Ventures-backed [Goodbox](http://gadgets.ndtv.com/tags/goodbox), which calls itself a conversational m-commerce startup, announced Wednesday that it will be acquiring SmartPocket, a mobile wallet solution for loyalty cards. The acquisition sum was not disclosed. SmartPocket founders Kiran Shastri and Mayank Shah will be joining the leadership team at Goodbox post acquisition, the company said. Goodbox provides a mobile […]

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    Amazon Veers Into Labour Law Fight Zone for Hurried Deliveries

    Amazon.com Inc.’s Uber-esque foray into ultra-fast delivery has landed it in court with drivers claiming they’re being exploited. It’s the same claim facing Uber Technologies Inc. and others using on-demand workers who now insist on being treated like regular employees. The Seattle-based e-commerce pioneer raced ahead anyway, expanding use of independent contractors nationwide to meet […]