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Command a room, don’t control it — Charlie Walker Wise's tips to boost presentation skills

BUSINESS

Command a room, don’t control it — Charlie Walker Wise's tips to boost presentation skills

Control suggests tension, which is the enemy of communication. By letting go and releasing that, we can move from “controlling” the room to “commanding” it, says the actor-and-business coach.

Game worn Air Jordans, Fifa Jules Rimet Trophy among sports memorabilia up for sale at December auction

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Game worn Air Jordans, Fifa Jules Rimet Trophy among sports memorabilia up for sale at December auction

A Sotheby’s and Goldin auction offers a host of historical sports items belonging to the likes of Michael Jordan, Pele and Muhammad Ali.

The India connection of Maradona’s world champs

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The India connection of Maradona’s world champs

Jorge Burruchaga, who scored the matchwinner for Argentina in the 1986 World Cup final, had warmed up by playing in the 1984 Nehru Cup in Kolkata

Yo-Yo Ma believes the role of music during pandemic is to be there for good times and hard times

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Yo-Yo Ma believes the role of music during pandemic is to be there for good times and hard times

A cello legend on the purpose of music during a pandemic

India's tour of Australia: The curious case of Rohit Sharma's fitness - what Ganguly said and what Kohli meant

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India's tour of Australia: The curious case of Rohit Sharma's fitness - what Ganguly said and what Kohli meant

“People don’t know how the BCCI works,” Sourav Ganguly said with regard to Rohit Sharma’s injury. But Virat Kohli’s account of the same matter suggests that even players don’t know how the BCCI works.

Diego Maradona: The Brand of God

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Diego Maradona: The Brand of God

Diego Maradona was not a wealthy man in his final years, but in his pomp he earned $8-10 million in endorsements, and popularised some brands Indians may not have otherwise known

Giving Luis Suarez example, Sourav Ganguly urges COVID caution

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Giving Luis Suarez example, Sourav Ganguly urges COVID caution

If it can happen to fit professional athletes, it can happen to anyone, is the gist of Dada’s message.

Ad-free subscription-based service adds $75m to Duolingo’s earnings

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Ad-free subscription-based service adds $75m to Duolingo’s earnings

Started by two computer science whizzes, language app Duolingo received $35m in funding a few days ago. And what is driving it towards profitability is its subscription offering.

The enduring appeal of ‘November Rain’

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The enduring appeal of ‘November Rain’

A personal account of how a generation discovered Guns N’ Roses, and how the band’s sublime ballad still touches the heart.

I would like to invite Jack Ma home and discuss Indo-US-China trade: Diageo India's Abhishek Shahabadi

BUSINESS

I would like to invite Jack Ma home and discuss Indo-US-China trade: Diageo India's Abhishek Shahabadi

Abhishek Shahabadi, VP and Portfolio Head for Luxury and Premium brands, Diageo India, on his guest wishlist, and other things, for a COVID-free world.

Luxury and Zen living, a watch brand straddles two seemingly opposite concepts

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Luxury and Zen living, a watch brand straddles two seemingly opposite concepts

As Seiko celebrates multiple milestones, it has released two very expensive limited edition watches. It has also opened an environmentally conscious wooden studio in a Japanese village, surrounded by 1,000 trees and offering views of Mount Iwate.

Morning stars | Walking, pranayam and a video call with grandson — Dilip Vengsarkar on how he starts the day

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Morning stars | Walking, pranayam and a video call with grandson — Dilip Vengsarkar on how he starts the day

Few Indian cricketers have been as versatile as Dilip Vengsarkar. Apart from being a star batsman, he has captained India and has been a chief selector, coach and talent scout. It would be hard to pack in so much in a career without a disciplined morning routine.

Regular use of self-driving cars at least a decade away: MIT report

BUSINESS

Regular use of self-driving cars at least a decade away: MIT report

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology released a report compiled by experts on the future of work. One of their theories is that driverless cars on public roads is a distant prospect.

Asked to imagine a day of anonymity, Obama talks of grocery shopping, ice-cream

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Asked to imagine a day of anonymity, Obama talks of grocery shopping, ice-cream

The former US President, who recently launched a memoir of his first term in office, prefers conversation to selfies.

The cult of Bollywood’s favourite streetwear brand

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The cult of Bollywood’s favourite streetwear brand

Earlier in November, Supreme was acquired for $2.1 billion. It is again time to ponder the question. What is so special about the label that makes Ranbir Kapoor, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga fall for it?

Indian talent could be of interest to European clubs in future: RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff

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Indian talent could be of interest to European clubs in future: RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff

RP Leipzig football club and FC Goa announced their partnership on November 12. And their CEO Oliver Mintzlaff expressed optimism about prospects of Indian players.

Hamilton’s physio and other behind-the-scenes aces

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Hamilton’s physio and other behind-the-scenes aces

Seven-time F1 world champ Lewis Hamilton recently tipped his helmet to his physio Angela Cullen. Like her, there have been support staff members, such as Indian cricket’s Mane Kaka, who have played a vital role in the careers of stars.

Morning Stars | Lace up and smell the coffee

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Morning Stars | Lace up and smell the coffee

Jaya Vaidhyanathan, CEO, BCT Digital, kick-starts her days with a run amidst birdsong and the aroma of Chennai’s famous coffee

Eating out, inviting MS Dhoni home — startup founder Yogesh Kabra's post-COVID wish list

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Eating out, inviting MS Dhoni home — startup founder Yogesh Kabra's post-COVID wish list

XYXX Apparels' Surat-based founder Yogesh Kabra speaks about what he would do if COVID vanished.

Morning Stars | A touch of nature before taking on the tech

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Morning Stars | A touch of nature before taking on the tech

Anand Agarwal, CEO - Sterlite Technologies Limited, likes to be up early to hear the birds and enjoy the first rays of the sun

Rohit Sharma’s strokeful reminder to ICC, before Ponting’s eyes

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Rohit Sharma’s strokeful reminder to ICC, before Ponting’s eyes

In March, the ICC had blundered by ignoring Sharma in a Twitter poll about great pullers. By topscoring in the IPL final, against a team coached by another great puller, Sharma sent out a cheeky little message.

Excessive anger is a sickness, not just an emotion

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Excessive anger is a sickness, not just an emotion

The lesson from Nick Kyrgios’ depression - chronic rage, latent or explicit, is a sign for you to invest in a therapist.

Big Bull, Big B and the big double-breasted suit

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Big Bull, Big B and the big double-breasted suit

The series on Harshad Mehta’s life has reacquainted us with a 90s staple – boxy double-breasted suits.

LAN parties, eating ramen on the streets — things E-sports co-founder Rushindra Sinha longs to do in post-COVID world

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LAN parties, eating ramen on the streets — things E-sports co-founder Rushindra Sinha longs to do in post-COVID world

Dr Rushindra Sinha is the co-founder of Global Esports. In this interaction, the 30-year-old is asked to imagine a world free of the dread of COVID-19. What comes through in his answers is a sense that the young simply inhabit a different universe, where YouTubers Casey Neistat and Mr Beast are gods.

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