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Latest Articles in magazine 15 june 2015

With An I On India

Xiaomi's india ambi-tions are no secret. In a short period of time, the Chinese phone maker has become a bit of a household name and no doubt given dominant players a whole lot to worry about. The company couldn’t have made a bolder India statement than they did with the launch of their Mi 4i, with the i standing for India and the global launch being held in New Delhi and not Xiaomi’s home turf. Xiaomi is interested in manufacturing in India.

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Screening Pleasure

You can turn your Android home screen into a museum of sorts with little more than an app. Muzei offers up a painting from a well-known artist every day. We're going through a spell of Vincent Van Gogh these days.

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The Other Side Of Online Retail

French luxury brand Gucci’s decision to sue Alibaba, the world’s largest online retailer, for allegedly selling counterfeit products on its website is a pointer to the real story behind the online retail boom, which sometimes seems unrealistic.

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Mumbai Masala

As we walk towards Aaswad, a small restaurant right opposite the Shiv Sena headquarters in Dadar, Mumbai, the first thing that strikes me is the long queue of hungry Mumbaikars waiting outside for a table. “If you serve good, honest food, people will come back for more,” says Ranveer Brar, host of various TV shows such as Snack Attack and The Great Indian Rasoi on Zee TV and judge on Masterchef India. It’s on his recommendation that we are dining at Aaswad, a restaurant that he loves for its traditional Marathi cuisine and homely flavours.

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Not A Very Bright Idea

The proposed gold monetisation scheme to bring the idle gold lying in Indian homes to the banking system may prove to be a costly affair for banks. In the past, the Gold Deposit and Gold Metal Loan schemes have not been popular because of the low interest rates offered on those schemes. The proposed scheme will allow banks to sell the deposited gold to generate forex. However, the cost of refining the gold along with payment of interest on the deposits may prove costly for banks.

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