What students want: Freedom to ‘shop’ for credits, skill-based courses, personality development

From barely 346 affiliated colleges and institutes under the state-run Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in 1997-1998 to a whopping 234 recognised institutes and 705 affiliated colleges, SPPU, the biggest university in the city, has gone on to become the fourth largest university in the country in the last two decades. Going purely by numbers, the changes in the higher education scene in Pune is evident from the fact that over 6 lakh students from 85 different countries are studying in the city. Expansion of Savitribai Phule Pune University SPPU…

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Old Famous Jalebi Wala: Chandni Chowk’s Must-Visit Shop for Every Jalebi Lover

This jalebi shop in Old Delhi, aptly named, ‘Old Famous Jalebi Wala’, has been around since 1884; having been in operation for the past four generations of the family now. This Chandni Chowk-based shop is enormously famous for the piping hot, thick and juicy, freshly made jalebis that they offer. Their USP is that they use desi khandsari sugar for making the syrup instead of regular sugar, and the jalebis are prepared using desi ghee , cooked over coal-fire. The view of the jalebis being made is a visual delight as it is done live in front of your eyes in the small shop…

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This Fashion Editor Will Help You Shop Like a Style Insider

When Booth Moore graduated from high school, she didn’t want a car or a EuroRail pass, like most of her friends. Instead, she wanted a southwestern-style blanket coat with silver buttons from Ralph Lauren. She didn’t just want to acquire the coat—she wanted to go buy it herself at the Ralph Lauren Mansion on Madison Avenue. As another graduation gift, one of Moore’s friends drew a picture of her wearing that jacket on the cover of the erstwhile YM magazine, where she interned one summer in high school. To this day, the jacket…

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Hong Kong lifestyle retailer accuses competition of copying design of his shop

The owner of a Hong Kong lifestyle shop has accused clothing retailer Bauhaus of copying the interior design of its Wan Chai store and incorporating it in its new Causeway Bay outlet. Arnault Castel was furious when a staff member of his Kapok store showed him a Facebook post by the Hysan Place shopping mall at Lee Gardens promoting Bauhaus’ new shop. In a posting on his Facebook page, Castel said: “The amount of what was copied is quite mind-blowing.” He highlighted the shelves, island, sunglasses display and product description…

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