Can New Look’s fall out of fashion be fixed?

when New Look founder Tom Singh opened the doors of his first shop in Taunton in 1969, he did so with a rag-trader’s self-confidence in picking best sellers. Over the years he has put the fashion chain’s rise in popularity down to his instinct for picking fashion winners and overhauling supply chains in Asia, which meant he got his trend-led clothes on shop shelves faster than his rivals. In short, New Look was the original fast-fashion pioneer. However, last week the chain Singh started reported its fifth quarter of poor sales,…

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Alert! UGC NET 2017 official notification to be out today at cbsenet.nic.in

After a long wait, the official notification for UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) November exam will be released today, on August 4. The exam will be conducted on November 5. Official notification for UGC NET November 2017 to be out today After a long wait, the official notification for University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) November exam will be released today, on August 4, by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). All those candidates who are interested in appearing for the exam are required to keep a…

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The many faces of Kheer: Think the famous rice pudding is an Indian invention? You will be surprised!

Have you ever wondered what is it about kheer that makes it such an endearing sweet dish? Aside the fact that almost anyone can make it, what really works in favour of this ancient sweet dish – which even Ayurveda recommends in its list of happy food for good health – is that it is an extremely versatile dish. You can make a kheer out of most of the fruits and vegetables known to the culinary world – from the famous apple kheer to bottle gourd to jackfruit and even almond that…

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Mumbai University results: 3.25 lakh answer sheets yet to be evaluated

While the Mumbai University (MU) has scheduled the result declaration date for the undergraduate courses today, that is, July 31, it seems the varsity will miss the deadline. Of the 477 examinations that the MU conducted in March and April this year, the results of 340 courses are pending. Even as officials are hopeful of declaring most results on Monday, the deadline set by the governor and chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, a whopping 3.25 lakh answer sheets are yet to be evaluated. Over a lakh papers are to be moderated. In…

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Chefs on food they would like menus to be free of

I’d like to be able to remove basa fish and garlic bread from my menus. They are both overrated and overused, and restaurants can afford to make much better dishes with much more exciting ingredients. Chef Manu Chandra,  Executive Chef and Partner, Monkey Bar and The Fatty Bao. Though I realise this will annoy a lot of north Indians, I wish we could remove paneerfrom our menus. It’s not south Indian and the only reason it’s present in our thalis is because Delhi people ask for it so often Arun Kumar, Executive Chef, Zambar restaurants I would…

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Google says 11 smartphones will be Daydream VR enabled by the end of 2017

To say that Google’s Daydream VR platform is still a niche endeavor would be a definite understatement. But that may be about to change, in a few months at least. Speaking during the earnings call for parent company Alphabet, Google CEO Sundar Pichai uttered a very interesting number: 11. That is apparently the number of handsets that will support Daydream VR by the end of this year. That seems like a big number compared to how the situation stands now, but let’s do some counting, shall we? If we add…

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Depression May be Linked with Changing Brain Structures, Try these Herbal Remedies!

Depression is one of the most common ailments in India and around the world and now it has been directly linked with changing structures of the brain. According to a new study published in Scientific Reports conducted by University of Edinburgh depression could lead to changes in brain’s structure. Various alterations were found in the parts of brain known as white matter which contains fiber tracts that enabled brain cells to communicate with one another by electrical signals. White matter plays a vital role in the brain’s wiring and its…

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PU CET provisional merit list 2017 to be released soon at cetug.puchd.ac.in

PU CET 2017: Panjab University (PU) will release the provisional merit list for admission to its courses through the Common Entrance Test (PU CET) 2017 today. Candidates who have appeared for the exam and have applied for admissions through PU CET, can check the provisional list in the evening on July 18. The university will also release the seat allocation list for the first online counselling round on Tuesday. Those who have been selected would be required to report to their respective departments based on the seat allocation list from…

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Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X to be available for testing this month

A few months after Jolla and Sony announced their plans to bring Sailfish OS to Xperia devices, Jolla has given more details regarding the project and its progress. Among the key takeaways from Jolla’s blog post on the matter is that first deliveries will begin sometime this month. What that means is, an initial batch of community members will be able to test Sailfish OS on the Xperia X a few weeks from now. The Cbeta group, which Jolla says is their closest community development group, will get to test the software first. The…

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Lunch will be a big focus for us in food, Starbucks CFO Scott Maw says

Let’s do lunch! Starbucks CFO Scott Maw says the coffee giant is looking to grow its food sales, particularly those at the midday meal. As Starbucks looks to grow its share of the coffee market, the chain is also testing ways to attract more customers who want food. Starbucks has been successful with its breakfast offerings, but lunch will be a bigger part of the company’s so-called food growth moving forward, Maw told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday morning. Monday was the 25th anniversary of Starbucks’ listing on the Nasdaq….

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