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2008-06-18 00:00:21

By Radhika Oberoi From a hawker's tindas, karelas and baigans, to packaged zucchini, broccoli and cherry tomatoes, the Indian consumer has come a long way. Organised retail and the steady mushrooming of hypermarkets, supermarkets and departmental stores in the country have roused the appetite of consumers looking for variety and economy. Organised retail accounts for a mere 4% of the $322 billion market, which is poised to double over the next five years, according to a recent study...

2005-10-29 17:57:58

By Anirban Roy NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As dusk fell, fairy lights came on and the mosques filled for prayers, deadly bombs turned three of New Delhi's festive markets into tangles of charred bodies, severed limbs and shattered shops in minutes. The sound was deafening, even among the cheery chaos and popping firecrackers of the peak festival season. Many of the victims were women and children, brightly dressed for their last big night out to shop before the Hindu Diwali, or festival...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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