Modified Maruti Suzuki Baleno from 360 Motoring is pure SWAG

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a massive seller, with over 15,000 copies finding homes in India each month. High sales means that a large number of Balenos end up in the modification circuit. Today, we have yet another Baleno but one that’s pure SWAG. Though the purists may call it riced, this is a car that looks like no other Baleno on Indian roads. The ‘scissor door’ is the showstopping feature on this car. It also wears a body kit with customized front and rear bumpers. The car’s stanced to…

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From mums to millennials, 10 female writers on why travel is best done alone

Travel has taught me that most people are kind and trustworthy’ CREDIT: GETTY Ten female writers reflect on how their many and varied journeys around the planet have enriched them. ‘Becoming a mother of three hasn’t changed my rhythm’ Michelle Jana Chan My first ever memory is standing on the forecourt of Kai Tak, Hong Kong’s legendary old airport where the approach was between towering apartment blocks and passengers could watch locals hanging their laundry as the plane turned on to finals. I was probably three years old. I remember looking up…

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Aye Finance raises Rs 25 cr from Hinduja Finance & Intellegrow

Delhi-based MSME lending platform Aye Finance has raised Rs 25 crore from Hinduja Leyland Finance and Intellegrow. This is the second securitisation deal for the company. Last year it had raised Rs 10 crore by securitising part of its portfolio. Sanjay Sharma, Founder and Managing Director Aye Finance said, “The loan requirements of these businesses ranges between Rs 50,000 and Rs 5 lakh, which makes servicing these small ticket loans an expensive proposition. We at Aye have not only designed our processes and automation at minimum cost but we have also partnered with…

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GoAir 2018 Sale: Flight Tickets Start From Rs. 1,005, Bookings Available Till January 12

The travel period of GoAir’s sale ends on May 31, 2018. HIGHLIGHTS Bookings under GoAir 2018 Sale can be made till January 12 Promotional scheme valid on travel till May 31, 2018 Airline offers all-inclusive fares from Rs. 1,005 on flights from Guwahati GoAir is offering domestic flight tickets starting at an all-inclusive price of Rs. 1,005 on select destinations. Under a promotional scheme, called GoAir 2018 Sale, bookings can be made till January 12. That means for those looking to avail the airline’s offer – GoAir 2018 Sale, today…

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From Bandhavgarh to Costa Rica: These destinations were a hit with photographers in 2017

Are you a travel and photography fan? If yes, then you must visit the picturesque and exotic locations suggested by India’s largest travel-and-photography company Toehold. As per the company’s latest survey, photographers have identified some of the best destinations for photography-related travel in 2017. Here are the top destinations for photographers in 2017: Bandhavgarh Rich in floral diversity and boasting one of the highest concentrations of the Royal Bengal Tiger, the destination is a must for those looking to capture pictures of the majestic beast in a lush backdrop. Costa…

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Soon, travel from Chennai Central to airport in 45 minutes

The Chennai Metro Rail’s second line from Little Mount to Chennai airport and St. Thomas Mount station.   | Photo Credit: M. Vedhan Ticket fare likely to be increased when operations begin on stretches from Chennai Central and AG-DMS to the airport  In just a few months, commuters can travel from the Chennai Central and AG-DMS (Gemini) to the airport much quicker when services of the Metro Rail services are launched from the two locations. Commuters will be able to cover the distance of about 25 km from the Central station…

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Microsoft Unveils ‘Always Connected’ PCs From Asus, HP With 4G LTE and 20-Hour Battery Life

HIGHLIGHTS ASUS and HP will make the first Always Connected PCs The PCs will have built-in 4G LTE connectivity and longer battery life Pricing and availability details to come later, third model in works At an event in Hawaii on Tuesday, Microsoft announced the launch of the world’s first ‘Always Connected’ PCs, running Windows 10 on ARM-based Qualcomm SoCs. Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson showed off the first-ever Always Connected PCs from Asus and HP. These new laptops will offer built-in LTE connectivity and longer battery life than…

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NBFC Indian School Finance plans to raise $30-35 million from PE investors

 Indian School Finance Co. Pvt. Ltd (ISFC), which lends to companies in the education sector, is looking to raise around $30-35 million (approximately Rs200-230 crore) from private equity investors, said two people aware of the development. ISFC, a non-banking financial services company (NBFC), founded in 2008, lends to schools and education institutions. It lends to private schools, affordable schools, vocational institutes and coaching classes to help them build their infrastructure such as setting up of computer and science labs, construction of additional floors or wings in existing premises or for…

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Now, explore Egypt’s Great Pyramid from the inside, thanks to virtual reality

A team of scientists who last week announced the discovery of a large void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt have created a virtual-reality tour that allows users to ‘teleport’ themselves inside the structure and explore its architecture. Using 3D technology, the Scan Pyramids Project allows visitors wearing headsets to take a guided tour inside the Grand Gallery, the Queen’s Chamber and other ancient rooms not normally accessible to the public, without leaving Paris. “Thanks to this technique, we make it possible to teleport ourselves to Egypt, inside the pyramid, as a…

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GATE-like test for students with engineering degrees from these 3 deemed universities

Days after the Supreme Court cancelled engineering degrees granted since 2001 by three deemed universities through the distance education mode, the Union HRD ministry has called a meeting of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday to protect the interests of hundreds who could be affected by the move, people familiar with the matter said. JRN Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth University, Udaipur; Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation, Salem, Tamil Nadu; and IASE Deemed University, Rajasthan — have been conducting distance engineering programmes without necessary approvals, including that from the UGC or the All India Council…

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