Day of the detective
The fate of many a marriage in urban India rests on detectives, who are no longer just characters playing a part in thrillers. Detectives today are being approached to spy on matters big and small, issues personal and professional. Be it for checking on spouses,
pre-marital screening, employee verification, update on a business rival or uncovering cyber crime, the reasons for hiring a sleuth are many and varied.
Vibha Sharma trails the
detective, sleuth or secret agent. Whatever you decide to call
them, the very word implies danger, intrigue, and enemies. Their
job is to obtain information. From tracking down an errant
husband or a two-timing wife to shadowing corporate, business or
political rivals or verifying credentials of prospective
employees, sleuthing is big business today.
Toys for the rich guys
From optigolf to pure gold irons and from antique chess boards to divine pianos, the super rich have their own stress-busting toys, writes
wondered what kind of games the super rich play? No, not the
boardroom types played out in the corporate world. But the real
ones for unwinding and relaxation.
Optigolf offers virtual environment for teeing off
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are trying to make electronic gadgets like MP3 players and
mobile phones which won’t get charged unless they are owned by
the person charging them. Every portable
gadget has a charging circuit that recognises when the charger
jack has been plugged in. It then begins trickling a current to