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I just observed that the Apple iPhone XR is the same price in India as in the USA. The reason may be that this model alone is Assembled in India under the “Make in India” initiative. It cost Rs.43,000 (USD 650) in the USA, adding the state sales taxes will make it the same as in India (Rs.50,000). Refer the article – Finnish firm Salcomp, a key supplier of chargers for Apple, is investing in it’s Chennai manufacturing facility (the defunct Nokia plant). Compare this with iPhone 11 and all other higher models including iPhone 11 Pro or iMac computers…

Shocking news! Mr Puneet Agarwal, M.D. of Path India (Ltd), a leading highways and toll-plaza operator in the country, died in an accident at his farmhouse in Indore on the 31st December 2019, along with 3 others from his family. I had met Mr Puneet a year ago, through a mutual friend Mr Sanjay Vyas. Mr Puneet came out as a kind and simple person. In the first (and sadly the last) meeting itself, he generously welcomed me and another mutual friend to his office, showed us around his factories and personally drove us to his farm and farmhouse in the…

For decades I have been to Pondy Bazaar, T.Nagar, Chennai for shopping. It never felt this good and fun to walk around the area. Thanks, to the new pedestrian plaza and the free electric buggies for senior citizens. A news item says over Rs.40 Crores was spent on the improvements under the Smart City Program. Hope the Chennai #Corporation and the State Government allocates funds for regular maintenance as well.