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Luxury is about roots and DNA: Omega CEO

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Luxury is about roots and DNA: Omega CEO

Raynald Aeschlimann believes that young customers are interested in new watches with some vintage appeal, and that stores should be non-intimidating spaces

Morning Stars | Would love to have breakfast with Amitabh Bachchan, he defies every definition of product life cycle: Ajay Kapur of Vedanta

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Morning Stars | Would love to have breakfast with Amitabh Bachchan, he defies every definition of product life cycle: Ajay Kapur of Vedanta

Ajay Kapur, CEO, Aluminium & Power Business, Vedanta Ltd, on how he starts his day and his dream breakfast guest.

Heath Streak ban: If the world is not free of corruption, how can cricket be?

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Heath Streak ban: If the world is not free of corruption, how can cricket be?

The former Zimbabwe captain’s ban for engaging with a bookie and accepting bribes proves that even when there is big money in the game, some will always be vulnerable to temptation.

How to deal with pressure like Japan’s history-making golfer

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How to deal with pressure like Japan’s history-making golfer

Hideki Matsuyama was in tears when he failed to win the 2017 PGA Championships. On Sunday, he claimed the Augusta Masters to become the first Japanese man to win a golf major. Get this, video games had a role to play in his triumph.

Life after COVID | Would love to invite Oprah home: Aditi Shrivastava of Pocket Aces Pictures

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Life after COVID | Would love to invite Oprah home: Aditi Shrivastava of Pocket Aces Pictures

The co-founder of Pocket Aces Pictures on experiences she’d seek if the world became free of the fear of the virus.

Morning Stars | Blessings, business, baraat: A Gen-Now director on why Ranveer Singh is his dream breakfast guest

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Morning Stars | Blessings, business, baraat: A Gen-Now director on why Ranveer Singh is his dream breakfast guest

For Bishan Jain, Director, Goldmedal Electricals, mornings mean paying his respects to his parents and the higher power.

Prithvi Shaw batted without MRF sticker in IPL match as his contract ended: Agent

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Prithvi Shaw batted without MRF sticker in IPL match as his contract ended: Agent

Baseline Ventures’ Ramakrishnan R clears the air around Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw’s new look willow

Rahul Dravid is tired of the good boy image

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Rahul Dravid is tired of the good boy image

Not many remember that Rahul Dravid did some of the funniest commercials of his time. The Cred advertisement has further given him a chance to rid himself of an image he seems tired of – the 24x7 good boy

What you can learn about public speaking from an Oscar nominee

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What you can learn about public speaking from an Oscar nominee

Daniel Kaluuya was extremely nervous reading his part before Warner Bros executives. Then he thought, “If I’m going to die, I’m going to die shooting”, and gave it his all.

Morning Stars | A few minutes to express gratitude: How Droom CEO Sandeep Aggarwal starts his day

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Morning Stars | A few minutes to express gratitude: How Droom CEO Sandeep Aggarwal starts his day

From sniffing out free breakfasts to starting the day with gratitude, Aggarwal talks about mornings in his student days and his routine now. His dream breakfast guest? Warren Buffett.

Morning Stars | Would love to have breakfast with Elon Musk, says SIRO Clinpharm Director Akshay Daftary

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Morning Stars | Would love to have breakfast with Elon Musk, says SIRO Clinpharm Director Akshay Daftary

Akshay Daftary enjoys listening to podcasts as he starts his day. And like many GenNext leaders, his dream breakfast guest would be the founder of Tesla.

‘A great idea should be visual’ — Michio Kaku’s advice to students

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‘A great idea should be visual’ — Michio Kaku’s advice to students

The renowned physicist, who recently launched a new book, says it is a mistake to rule out what is hitherto considered impossible, and that a good idea is one that can be explained to a child.  

Post-COVID wish list | Would like to resume 'baithaks', learn golf: Ferns N Petals founder Vikaas Gutgutia

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Post-COVID wish list | Would like to resume 'baithaks', learn golf: Ferns N Petals founder Vikaas Gutgutia

Ferns N Petals founder and MD Vikaas Gutgutia thinks the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be enduring, continuing long even after restrictions are eased. Here, he speaks on what he’d like to do when normalcy returns.

Fired? May the force be with you, like this sacked CEO who bounced back

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Fired? May the force be with you, like this sacked CEO who bounced back

Kross Studios, a new Swiss watch brand, recently launched a Star Wars Death Star watch. Just a year ago, its founder was jobless.

Bryan Adams, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Sudhir Kumar’s conch shell: The soundtrack to India’s 2011 World Cup win

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Bryan Adams, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Sudhir Kumar’s conch shell: The soundtrack to India’s 2011 World Cup win

As India celebrates the 10th anniversary of its 2011 Cricket World Cup win, memories of the melodies associated with the tournament

How writing freed up a founder’s headspace

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How writing freed up a founder’s headspace

Chris Quickfall, founder of a start-up that offers tests to detect dyslexia and the like, was struggling to cope with the demands of his job. Then he made a rule – put all problems and goals on a chart and lighten the upper floor load.

Morning Stars | For Drip Capital CEO Pushkar Mukewar, sight of early morning Mumbai is worth the chaos that follows

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Morning Stars | For Drip Capital CEO Pushkar Mukewar, sight of early morning Mumbai is worth the chaos that follows

Pushkar Mukewar works till late in the night. He often wakes up to the sound of the nursery rhymes his children play. And though he has worked in some of the world’s most beautiful places, a view of Mumbai at daybreak is worth the trouble the city throws at you later.

How two men with an India connection dealt with bullying

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How two men with an India connection dealt with bullying

Ram Marwa, once a promising footballer in the UK, was racially abused by his coach. Social media star Nik Keswani was mocked by his band member and millionaire YouTuber David Dobrik. In separate episodes and across the seas, both spoke about their battles recently

F1 comeback star’s simple life mantra

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F1 comeback star’s simple life mantra

Fernando Alonso, pushing 40 and making an F1 comeback in Bahrain this weekend, deals with complex issues by stepping back and putting them in perspective.

Yoga for Gabbar: What makes Shikhar Dhawan agile, patient on field

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Yoga for Gabbar: What makes Shikhar Dhawan agile, patient on field

The man of the match of the first ODI against England said he had a stiff body earlier. Since taking up yoga, he has improved his mobility and patience. Samba can breathe easy.

Morning Stars: Fruit juice and a to-do list for an organised start to the day for realme CEO Madhav Sheth

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Morning Stars: Fruit juice and a to-do list for an organised start to the day for realme CEO Madhav Sheth

Every morning, Madhav Sheth, CEO, realme (India and Europe), continues the age old practice of making a note of tasks to be accomplished in the day

Ripped denim and politics, two sides of the same coin

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Ripped denim and politics, two sides of the same coin

If Indian ministers invited ridicule with their outdated views on ripped jeans recently, fashion too has gone too far with the distressed look sometimes, like with deliberately shabby $1400 sneakers.

A mentoring lesson from the family of ‘rabona’ star Erik Lamela

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A mentoring lesson from the family of ‘rabona’ star Erik Lamela

Erik Lamela, scorer of a spectacular ‘rabona’ goal for Tottenham recently, was offered a tempting contract by Barcelona when he was about 7. His parents turned it down, in part because they did not want their child to feel that football had become his “job”.

Morning Stars | Rolls-Royce India boss Kishore Jayaraman is ready to take on the world after walk, meditation

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Morning Stars | Rolls-Royce India boss Kishore Jayaraman is ready to take on the world after walk, meditation

A combination of adequate sleep, morning walk and meditation fire up the engines for Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce India & South Asia.

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