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APPETITE

By Sanjeev Singhai. I find myself being fortunate to having witnessed three biggest changes of the 19th century – television, telephone and Internet. I still remember in the good old days of 70’s and 80’s I was used to writing letters and sending through post. I use to exchange letters with my closes friend and relatives frequently. Every day waiting for the Postman was part of life and when he had no letters for me, I would say ‘Oh no letters today.” Mid 80’s, television came into India with Asian Games and it started changing the social structure of the …

Obituary: Atul Maheshwari

By Sanjeev Singhai. Untimely demise of Atulji (as he was popularly known) came as a great shock and I am yet not being able to recover from the shock, even though almost 24 hours has lapsed. In my brief stint of working with Amar Ujala as GM – Marketing, I got opportunity to be close to Atul Maheshwari, a man with gentle voice and who always wore a soft  smile on his face (and of course who loved his smoking) . I knew him as a cool operator, who knew how to handle different people in complex culture of newspaper …

Premium Cosmetics and Retail Prices

By Sanjeev Singhai. Yesterday my wife decided to spend lavishly on few cosmetics and that took us to leading retail store – West Side in Infinity Mall, Mumbai. Of course she bought what she wanted, retail chain gave bill and I paid. But the real surprise came to me this morning while having my morning tea when my wife started reviewing her previous day purchase and out of curiosity, I asked her to show what she bought. I just wanted to check why these products are so expensive. Apparently this company (Revelon) is selling imported products which are packed in …