A mega, mega-airport at Beijing

China’s capital Beijing already has two airports, Beijing Capital International Airport, and Beijing Nanyuan Airport. Together they are estimated to handle annually 95 million passengers. The air travel facilities received a significant impact as part of the expansion of infrastructure of the capital for holding the Olympics in 2008. The

Higher priority for railways

Railway development received high priority under the NDA II government. First under Suresh Prabhu and subsequently under Piyush Goyal, the railway portfolio gained weight. While the dedicated freight corridor initiated earlier by the UPA government was a major milestone, it has been taking long years to make an impact. The handsome

All is fair in love and war

Mindtree Limited is an IT and outsourcing company based in Bengaluru. Founded in 1999 by the high-profile business author Subroto Bagchi and nine others who had exited from WIPRO, the company employs about 20,000 and has an annual dollar turnover of USD 846 million. The company shot into the limelight

Chennai Super Kings – great start

Heat wave sets in The Indian summer is yet to descend in its full glory. As mercury levels begin to rise, many places in Chennai have been declared ‘drought-hit’. According to the sources at the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai, heat stress is likely to occur in the interiors of Tamil

Chennai Metro moves ahead

The other day I took a Rs 100 ticket to commute from the Airport to Central to Washermanpet to Airport. The last stretch took me all of 35 minutes, which is impossible if I were to travel by car whether in dense traffic or otherwise. The various stations are however

You are being watched!

With the increasing crime rate in Chennai, the Police have decided to install CCTV cameras across the city to curb crimes. As a part of the “Third Eye” campaign initiated two years ago by Commissioner Dr A K Viswanathan, Chennai police have installed 2.5 lakh cameras at about every 50

Swiggy wants more on its plate

Swiggy is acquiring Uber Eats in what can turn out to be the forerunner to interesting times in the food-ordering business. Yeh Dil Maange More has become a widespread phenomenon. Now, India’s second largest food-tech startup, the Bengaluru-based Swiggy, wants more on its platter. So it is in the final phase

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