Kabir Lumba on how he grew Lifestyle into one of the largest department stores in India

Kabir Lumba has been managing director of Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd since 2009 and moves to the parent company in May I joined the Landmark Group in 2004 and almost immediately noticed the culture difference. I had worked in what were then larger companies–Pantaloons and Proline. At the time, Lifestyle was a lot smaller and I believed that the retail opportunity was huge. Most importantly, the Landmark Group had run retail operations overseas and knew it was a business that required tremendous patience. For what was then a ₹200-300 crore…

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2018: 5 Delicious Valentine Cake Recipes To Impress Your Loved One

It’s the season to make merry again. This coming week, the world would be gearing up to celebrate the Valentine’s day. Valentine’s day is celebrated in honour of Saint Valentine, the Christian priest of 3rd century Rome, who played a major role in uniting lovers in his time. Movies, media and popular culture have made the day special for many couples of this generation who go an extra mile to let their loved one know of their deep affection. Cards, candlelight dinners, gifts and poetry; there are multiple ways in which…

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Tofu Versus Paneer: Which One Would You Pick?

For years, paneer (cottage cheese) has grabbed all the attention as far as vegetarians are concerned. In recent years though, some of this spotlight has shifted to Tofu or Soy paneer which has started to show up on restaurant menus steadily. Paneer is fresh cheese made with cow or goat milk and used frequently in numerous Indian dishes. Tofu, on the other hand, is obtained from soybean milk. Both are exceptional sources of protein, calcium and iron content, all essential for a healthy body. Tofu is a vegan product considering it is not…

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Not even a 3am doner kebab could tempt one chef

From brains to kebabs, top chefs have revealed the foods that they would never, ever eat. When we posed a handful of chefs the question “what food would you never, ever eat out?” some cited nightmarish childhood experiences as the reason why they won’t touch certain dishes, while others suggested that they would dodge some meals to avoid making friends with the toilet bowl. Some – being masters of the kitchen – just preferred homemade version of meals, because a roast dinner somehow just isn’t the same when it’s not cooked by…

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Xiaomi Mi A1 First Impressions: Google’s Android One Makes a Comeback

The Xiaomi Mi A1 has been launched as the new face of Google’s Android One platform. This will be a crucial device for Xiaomi which has not brought any flagship model to India this year, and also for Google, with none of its previous Android One models delivering either. This new Android One smartphone is Xiaomi’s second global smartphone launch in India, after it debuted the Mi 4i here first back in 2015. The Xiaomi Mi A1 could be part of an all-new series in the company’s lineup, but we strongly believe that will depend on consumer feedback to…

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One green, four red: tomato recipes from Anna Jones

Today I ate tomatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Squashed on to bread with oil, salt and a little cheese on the side in the morning; at lunch, in heavy wedges with a dousing of sea salt alongside a simple chickpea salad; and, at supper time, cooked down into a warm salsa to eat with potato tortilla. I am in Portugal and the tomatoes here are worthy of all the superlatives you could bestow on a fruit or vegetable, but at home the season is in full swing too. Last…

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You Can Use An Ice Cube Tray To Make One Of Summer’s Coolest Snacks

As temperatures rise, the number of AC’s I own doesn’t (that’s zero, BTW), which means frozen foods become 80 percent of my diet. Currently, I’m relying on popsicles, smoothies, boozy slushies, and any other icy treats to keep myself sane and my body at a reasonable temperature. As much as I love these foods — so really, my A/C-less existence just gives me permission to indulge — the downside is the sugar crash that inevitably comes afterward. These fro-yo fruit bites provide a much needed breather from the sugar binge…

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10 magical beauty hacks no one told you about

  If you are tired of spending endless hours fixing your hair and putting oodles of make-up, here’s your quick fix- 10 simple yet magical beauty hacks no one has ever told you about! (Image Courtesy: Thinkstock) Thick hair is easy to flaunt   Make your mane look thick by brushing a little eyeshadow on your parting. No more itchy feet   Itchy feet and cracked heels can be cured by simply applying some petroleum jelly to your feet and wearing socks before you head to bed, yes, it’s actually…

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Sports Drinks Versus Water: Which One Should You Pick While You Exercise?

There is a lot more to endurance running than one might imagine. One of the main concerns being that of dehydration, and maintaining a certain level of energy while running. If you’re a runner, you will be able to imagine the utter disappointment of getting tired and having to give up on your run. It is of utmost importance to have a good amount of fluids before, during and after the run for optimal performance, and that is a fact that all the runners are well acquainted with. The question…

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President Donald Trump’s first executive order called a “bomb” by one health care expert

Donald Trump’s first order of business as president was to sign an executive order instructing federal agencies to relieve the “burdens” of the Affordable Care Act. The vague language of the action left many wondering what implications this has for consumers, doctors, hospitals and insurers. The primary purpose of the order appeared to be the elimination of the insurance mandate: This provision of the ACA requires all Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The mandate was written into the law, however, so an executive order cannot exactly repeal that provision. But…

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