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World’s Biggest Party: Here are the spectacular sights from the carnival in Brazil!

World’s Biggest Party: Here are the spectacular sights from the carnival in Brazil!

The world-renowned carnival is under way in Rio with millions taking to the streets for days of rowdy, joyous parades and festivities, bringing the nation to a halt for its annual wild party. Nearly 800,000 Brazilian and foreign tourists are expected to join Rio’s six million residents in the celebrations, whose climax comes on Sunday […]

Demonetization: Don’t blame execution if idea itself was ‘wrong’, says Rajiv Bajaj

With the adverse impact of note ban continuing to hamper two-wheeler sales, Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj on Thursday said the idea of demonetization was itself “wrong” and it is incorrect to blame only the execution side of it. “If the solution or the idea is right, it will go like a hot knife […]

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#OscarsLessWhite: Black Actors Score Historic Nods in Every Acting Category in One of the Most Diverse Races Ever

After sparking increased controversy over the past two years, the Oscars has produced one of its most diverse crop of nominees ever. Following the nominations announcement Tuesday morning, a number of high-profile performances and films featuring actors of color have been recognized for top honors, including Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Dev Patel, Ruth Negga, Octavia […]

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Modern History of Celebrity Gossip From ‘The Iliad’ To ‘Indilens Daily’

New York City,LEAH CARROLL: I am going to tell you a deep, dark secret. When I was 14 years old, Courtney Love was my idol. I got dressed every morning before high school by carefully layering ripped fishnets over purple tights, fastening the clasps on my vintage baby doll dress, combing out my peroxided hair, […]

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Fitch: Agency Less Optimistic than Market on Top Indian Companies

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Link to Fitch Ratings’ Report: 100 Indian Listed Corporates: Credit Change Zones 2016 https://www.fitchratings.com/site/re/890602 SYDNEY/NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE, January 18 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings and India Ratings & Research (collectively “Fitch”) are less optimistic in their projections for the 27 Indian corporates they publicly rate compared with Bloomberg consensus […]

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History of American Fashion through the decades

The clothes we wear and the trends we follow are often associated with superficiality and materialism. Fleeting styles come rapidly into vogue, then disappear as quickly as they came. But fashion has always been intrinsically connected to deeper elements of the American experience, from the economy and labor system to culture, religion, and class. From […]

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BRIEF-Ascential separates 13 heritage brands for sale

* Has separated 13 heritage brands into a separate operating entity

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Online publishing site Medium to cut 50 jobs, change business model

Jan 4 (Reuters) – U.S.-based online publishing platform Medium said it would slash its workforce by a third, or eliminate 50 jobs, close two offices as the company changes its ad-driven business model.

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Fitch Downgrades iHeart's IDR to 'C'

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) NEW YORK, December 21 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has downgraded iHeartCommunications, Inc.’s (iHeart) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘C’ from ‘CC’, and affirmed all of iHeart’s individual issue ratings. Fitch has also affirmed the IDRs for Clear Channel Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (CCWW) and Clear Channel International […]

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Fitch Affirms Bertelsmann at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, December 20 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Germany-based Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA’s Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured ratings at ‘BBB+’; its Short-Term IDR is affirmed at ‘F2’. The Outlook is Stable. Bertelsmann’s ratings are anchored by its 75% ownership of leading […]

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