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THIRD WEALTHIEST CITY IN INDIA is BENGALURU

Bengaluru is the third wealthiest city in India according to a study. Bengaluru boasts of a total wealth of USD 320 billion. The city is home to 7,500 millionaires and 8 billionaires. India’s financial capital Mumbai, home to 45,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires, is the wealthiest city in the country with total wealth of USD […]

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Bow, Wow. Bengaluru Man Pays Rs. 2 Crore For Korean Mastiff Pups

It’s a dog’s world alright! While Bengaluru’s heat is taking its toll on most,  two Korean Mastiff pups are not only cocooned in air-conditioned comfort in a city bungalow, but are also fed the choicest of food that costs so much it could equal the food bill of an entire family for a month. And […]

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Bengaluru amongst Top-3 in expensive watch buyers

In the wake of the controversy over Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s uptown timepiece—a diamond-studded Hublot—a quick study shows that the simple duty of keeping time has unabashedly taken the ostentatious route in the city. Prestigious watch brands such as Audemars Piguet, Ulysse Nardin, Rolex, Hublot and Breitling—costing several lakh rupees apiece—have increasing number of takers here. […]

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Bengaluru exports over 5 million stem of roses every Valentines Day

It is that time of the year again… a day when love is celebrated across the world in the form of Valentine’s Day (February 14). And Bengaluru has a small part to play in love blossoming across borders and seas. The city, known for its superior quality of roses, is a major exporter of red […]

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India now has 350 million Internet users – Over 100 million in 2015 alone!

60% of internet users access the worldwide web via mobile devices. India has added 52 million Internet users in first six months of the year, taking the total user base to 352 million as on June 30, 2015, industry body IAMAI said on Wednesday. Interestingly, 213 million (over 60 per cent) users accessed the worldwide […]

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Solitaire is the New Indian Bling

Rising affluence has increased the sale of single diamonds by 20-30% over last year. Dipak Barua, a 45 year old IT executive from Guwahati gifted a 1 carat solitaire ring worth . 2.5 lakh to his wife Sunita, an HR ` professional, on their last marriage anniversary. So did Nishant Shukla, an executive with an […]

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VISA Opens Technology Center in Bengaluru; Accelerates Digital Commerce Globally

Visa Inc.  announced the opening of a new technology development center in Bangalore, India, that will play a central role in the company’s efforts to accelerate digital commerce globally. As part of the opening ceremonies, Visa announced mVisa, a new mobile payment service that will be tested this summer with merchants across the Bangalore region […]

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Bengaluru Jewellery Designs Shine Across Nation

Jewellery has emerged as wearable art with designers weaving intricate creativity into precious metals and gemstones. And city designers specialising in this complex art are garnering attention nationally , catching up with traditional fashion destinations Delhi and Mumbai.Bengaluru-based jewellery designer Shweta Gupta is the new name in India’s high-brow circle of bauble enthusiasts, with celebrities […]

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Bengaluru Boy First Indian Male Model to Make a Mark in Milan

City boy and reigning Mr India, Prateek Jain, is riding the high-fashion waves these days ­ his signature mighty beard and runway presence took him to Milan for a three-month stint recently . There, he shot for international print campaigns and walked the runway for Italian brands, the first Indian male model to have catapulted […]

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City Couple Spin Yoga Wear to Cash in on Growing Global Fitness Fad

Yoga is considered the biggest export from India besides IT services. Yoga wear, however, comes from multinational sportswear labels. A Bengalurean couple is taking a shot at the growing international yoga wear market with a homespun label. Two years ago, Dave Banerjee and Malika Baruah, over a cup of tea on the terrace of their […]

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Bengaluru is the manufacturing hub for luxury brands like Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Cavalli, Georgio Armani, Hugo Boss…

The city’s chemistry with fashion, in comparison to Delhi and Mumbai, has never generated much atomic reaction. While it may not be an active hub for Indian fashion, it is interestingly a pivotal nerve centre for fashion labels of the world. For uber-luxury brands like Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, Georgio Armani and Hugo Boss, […]

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Despite euphoria, only 39 million Indians shop online: Study

Despite the euphoria around e-commerce in India, only 39 million people — a small fraction of India’s 1.2-billion population — shop online, according to a recent study by global management consultancy firm A T Kearney. India’s e-commerce market grew 27 per cent in 2014 to $3.8 billion, while the US — the largest e-commerce market […]

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Bengaluru’s new anthem Video which celebrates a techie life

‘You can call me Guru,’ says singer Rinosh George in a four-and-a-half minute musical tribute to the city. Bengaluru has lovely weather, terrible traffic jams and a gazillion software engineers who work late hours all week and party hard on other nights. That’s a gist of musician Rinosh George’s new tribute to the city called, […]

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How to shine your silver jewellery naturally

Shining silver jewellery can be quite difficult, time consuming and harmful to your health. While we all often resort to chemicals to shine our silver ware, the chemicals that are used can be quite corrosive and may not only leave your hands with rashes or allergic reactions but the fumes that are emitted can harm your […]

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Amazon India gains style quotient as ads push pays off

Bengaluru: Following Amazon India’s advertising push late last year towards promoting its fashion business, the company is reporting a significant increase in sales of apparel, footwear and jewellery. Fashion has become one of Amazon’s top three product categories over the past four months and the online retailer is further increasing its assortment of products, launching […]

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Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle too may Go Online Soon

Shoppers Stop will start selling its private labels on sites like Amazon and Flipkart in the coming days. Big brick-and mortal retailers Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle International and Spencer’s Retail plan to sell their products on ecommerce marketplaces such as Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Jabong, following top retailer Future Group in embracing the reality of online […]

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Luxury Brands use Art Galleries to reach the Rich

Makers of luxury products associate with art fairs in new branding exercise. Sellers of luxury products and services are increasingly using art as a platform to connect with their target buyers. From wealth managers and diamond merchants to luxury carmakers and even insurers, companies are associating with art fairs, exhibitions and galleries to get access to […]

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Kalyan Jewellers valued at a whopping Rs.12000/- crores

American private equity (PE) firm Warburg Pincus announced that it had picked up a minority stake in Thrissur, Kerala-based jewellery retailing firm Kalyan Jewellers. Such an investment would have been routine in an era when PE funds have been chasing investment opportunities in India, except for two reasons. One, Kalyan Jewellers was no e-commerce play, […]

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Online ‘Fashion & Lifestyle, e-shopping portals “Jabong & Myntra” shows 100 times Growth in 3 years.

Etailing may become the dominant fashion shopping option for urban Indians Just three years…and may be at the threshold of a revolution. Jabong and Myntra, India’s biggest etailers of fashion, are clocking up impressive top line numbers and, more importantly, red hot 3-digit and 4-digit growth figures that signal a tipping point in how urban […]

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Bengaluru beauty Asha Bhat crowned Miss.Supranational

Asha Bhat, 1992 Bhadravathi born Indian Model and beauty pageant winner was crowned Miss Supranational 2014 at Krynica-Zdrój, Poland on December 5th, 2014. She is the first Asian to get crowned by another Asian winner in the history of the pageant. Asha was crowned among  70 contestants from around the world competed at the pageant. She becomes the first Indian […]

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