Indicast # 223: Crazy stock market valuations Featured

Monday, 21 December 2020 08:04 Written by

Burger King's stock climbed by over 265 per cent soon after its IPO. Breakdance will feature as a sport at the Olympics in Paris 2024. Gitanjali Rao won the first Time Kid of the Year. And finally, do you dare to eat Fugu?

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Indicast # 222: A vaccine, finally Featured

Sunday, 13 December 2020 18:21 Written by

The Pfizer BioNTech covid-19 vaccine was authorised in the UK and the US. The world's most exceptional teacher was awarded to Ranjitsinh Disale, a 32-year-old teacher from Solapur. Dharampal Gulati, owner of the iconic MDH masalas died this month. Bob Dylan sold his catalogue of nearly 600 songs to Universal Music and made a killing. A firm in Japan now sells bullying insurance to cover legal and medical costs.

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Indicast # 221: RIP Diego Maradona Featured

Sunday, 29 November 2020 17:33 Written by

Jadhav Payeng, the forest man of India made it in the curriculum of an American school, giving us an excuse to talk about him. Diego Maradona passed away. The Undertaker resigned after a career in wrestling that lasted over 30 years. And a train in Japan barks like a dog to keep deers from being overrun.

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Indicast # 220: Get married. Get paid. Featured

Sunday, 01 November 2020 22:25 Written by

The Odisha government announced an incentive of Rs. 250,000 to promote inter-caste marriage. Same sex couples tied the knot for a first time in Taiwan's mass military wedding ceremony a year after it legalised gay weddings. Meanwhile, in a quirk of evolution, not all of us will get wisdom teeth. And Indian Super League that begins later this month, gives us an excuse to talk about the rich and illustrious history of Indian football.

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Indicast # 219: Whose Basmati is it anyway? Featured

Sunday, 11 October 2020 21:22 Written by

Pakistan contests India's claim for an exclusive Geographical Indication tag to Basmati rice in the European Union. It has until December 10th to respond. Researchers in Scotland have figured out a way to test if a whiskey is authentic without having to open the bottle. And an Indian couple in the UK get married in a drive in ceremony to get around restrictions that allow only 15 people to gather at a time. In India, meanwhile, the arranged marriage industry has had to change its game with interviews and courtship being conducted over Zoom.

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The thirteenth edition of Indian Premier League kicked off in the United Arab Emirates. In a string of unfortunate events, Dean Jones died after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest; former Union Minister Jaswant Singh passed away too; S P Balasubramaniam succummed to the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the infamous Godman, Nithyanand is in exile and wants his own central bank. And a super rat is awarded a well deserved gold medal for detecting landmines in Cambodia.

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