It's darker out today. Here's why.
There Goes the Sun -- WHAT is the winter solstice, and why bother to celebrate it, as so many people around the world will tomorrow? The word "solstice" derives from the Latin sol (meaning sun) and statum (stand still), and reflects what we see on the first days of summer and winter when, at dawn for two or three days, the sun seems to linger for several minutes in its passage across the sky, before beginning to double back.
Hot hot heat.
Is The Indian Economy Overheating? -- An economy can be said to be overheated when overall demand exceeds supply. The demand pushes prices up and in open markets, speculation adds to the pressure. Asset prices are usually a good indication of overheating, but the higher asset prices need not always be demand-driven, especially in the current global situation.
Those were some expensive mushrooms.
The Year's Biggest Luxury Buys -- What's more extravagant than spending $330,000 on two white truffles, the pricey fungi popular with foodies around the world? Spending $330,000 on the mushrooms and then not even eating them.