Skoda Kodiaq review: better than the larger Toyota Fortuner and smaller Audi Q3?

SUVs are the flavour of the season, no two ways about it. But surprisingly, this is not limited to mass-appeal segments like compact SUVs or 7-seater family options in the Rs 15-20 lakh bracket. Even the premium space is witnessing newer options and the latest entry in the Rs 30-40 lakh segment comes from Skoda. It’s their first try at a 7-seater full sized SUV and they seem to have got it right. Why? Read on… The Kodiaq looks smart. If you want muscles and bulk, look elsewhere. This one…

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Rules for filing income taxes broadly same for NRIs and residents

Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint I am based in Kenya and am selling a house in Hyderabad, which I had bought in 2007. How will long-term capital gains (LTCG) be taxed? —Sahil Gupta Sale of a capital asset such as a house results in capital gains. When a property has been held for more than 2 years, the gains are referred to as LTCG. Since you purchased this property in 2007, the gains shall be long term for you. The Income Tax Act has laid down the procedure for calculating long-term gains….

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7 Most Common Customer Pain Points and How to Fix Them

Customers expect more from today’s small businesses than ever before. Here’s the 7 most common customer pain points and how to fix them. Most Common Customer Pain Points Providing Inaccurate Information It doesn’t matter what kind of small business you have, clients who call you or contact you online are looking for good advice. If your customer service department provides bad information, you’re making the situation worse and harming your brand even further. There’s a quick fix here. An accepting business culture where people comfortable enough to find the right…

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Amazon Prime Day Sale Starts July 16: OnePlus 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Huawei P20 Pro, and More Deals Previewed

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 6 will be available with an extra discount in exchange offer Huawei P20 Pro, P20 Lite will see a price cut Amazon Prime Day sale will go on for 36 hours Amazon is back with its Prime Day sale on July 16, and the event is set to go on for 36 hours. During the Amazon sale period, the e-commerce site will list a host of offers on smartphones, electronics, home, furniture, and other categories for its Prime members exclusively. This sale will see offers and deals on a list…

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Skip Croatia, and instead visit the ‘Real’ Balkans this time

It’s the unofficial beginning of summer, and the rising temperatures mean your social mediascroll will soon be overrun withinfinity pools inSantorini, the cliff-hugging villages of Cinque Terre, and the blooming lavender fields of Provence. Or, if your friends are especially on-trend, the sunburnedterracotta roofs of Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. “Croatia is huge,” says Andy Ross, head of product for the 40-year-old adventure travel companyExodus Travels. In recent years, he’s seen the country shift from an up-and-coming destination to a “very, very well-known” quantity. It is now the company’s fastest-growing European market….

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Would you consider skipping the Colosseum and Vatican on a trip to Rome?

You can hardly see the treasures of Rome’s top attractions these days amid the sweaty hordes and seas of selfie-sticks. Overtourism is real, there and elsewhere in Europe. Yet look away and there is hope. Give up your ambition to name-drop the top 10 attractions, and you can unlock the experiences of a lifetime at sites with equally astounding masterpieces that just don’t happen to be in every guidebook and listicle. The central part of the ancient Roman Baths of Caracalla. (Shutterstock) At the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme museum, you…

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Visit this place in Argentina for the best combination of luxury and nature

It was about 8 pm, and a cacophany of chirping birds and cicadas filled the inky darkness. If a large animal—a tapir, perhaps, or a jaguar—snapped branches or scampered through the bush, it would have been hard to hear it. My ears strained, my pulse quickened, as I surveyed the dense jungle ahead with a flashlight, waiting to spy a flash of green eyes… Not many visitors make it to this part of northeastern Argentina, despite its Urugua-í Provincial Park being just a 2.5-hour drive from Iguazu Falls, one of…

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iOS 12 First Impressions: How to Install Right Now, New Features, and More

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 12 was announced at WWDC 2018 The first developer preview is now available It brings features like Siri Actions and Screen Time Earlier this week, Apple’s iOS got its yearly upgrade at the 2018 edition of the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in the form of iOS 12. Performance is the major driver behind all the new updates, which is a relief following years of reports that older iPhones get slower after each update. On certain devices, iOS 12 claims to offer up to 70 percent quicker camera app loading, 2x…

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Honor 7A and Honor 7C First Impressions

Honor 7C HIGHLIGHTS Both phones feature face unlock functionality Both sport Qualcomm Snapdragon processors Only the 3GB RAM variant of the Honor 7A has been released Honor 7A and Honor 7C are the latest budget smartphones from Huawei’s youth-focused brand to hit the Indian market. They have been launched within months of the Honor 7X (Review) and Honor 9 Lite (Review) coming to the country. As per a Counterpoint report, Honor was the fifth-biggest smartphone brand in India in Q1 2018 with around 3 percent market share, almost all of which comes from the sub-Rs. 15,000 price bracket. The…

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The best — and worst — airports for on-time summer travel

Getty Images A passenger checks the departure board as flights at Miami International Airport are canceled. Travel delays have the ability to derail even the most perfectly planned vacation, and a new study reveals the best and worst airports for on-time summer flights. Financial website MagnifyMoney analyzed airport arrival data from the Department of Transportation for the 50 busiest U.S. airports between 2008 and 2017. It found that, despite blizzards and worrisome weather, slightly over half (52 percent) of airports have more summer than winter travel delays. Huge hubs with more summer…

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