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Tata Nano—the Rs. 1 lakh car revealed

January 10, 2008/10.02

I would say that the new Tata Nano, the Rs. 1 lakh ($2,500) car revealed by Tata Motors at the New Delhi Auto Expo a few hours ago, exceeds the expectations of those who were predicting something that looked more motorcycle than automobile.    As we led up to today’s unveiling of the revolutionary small […]

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Victoria Beckham in Elizabeth Mason Couture—how the choice came about

/4.36

While we have the ‘Scene’ section in some of the print editions of Lucire, we aren’t exactly a paparazzi magazine. However, every now and then we do come across shots that may be of interest independently of the events we attend, such as these two. Both are of Victoria Beckham: the first, she wears the Elizabeth […]

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Free Fouad!

January 6, 2008/2.13

[Cross-posted] Fouad Alfarhan is a Saudi blogger who has been writing to advocate greater freedom in his country. He was arrested without charge on December 11. Some bloggers have gotten together to deem today (Sunday, January 6) a day of silence, so after this post, we will not blog publicly for 24 hours. Please tell other […]

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International think-tank announces fifth annual Brands with a Conscience

January 3, 2008/13.49

The Medinge Group, an international think-tank on branding and business, today releases its fifth annual Brands with a Conscience list. In the Group’s opinion, these eight diverse organizations show that it is possible for brands to succeed as they contribute to the betterment of the society by sustainable, socially responsible and humanistic behaviour.    The […]

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The Indian luxury brand: Jaguar, Land Rover the vanguards to the west

/13.40

[Cross-posted] We can be pretty con?dent with Ford’s latest non-announcement announcement that the Tata acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover is a fait accompli.    The Indian multinational says it will make no changes to employment at Jaguar and Land Rover, which no doubt helped swing the sale in its favour. And there are other […]

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Modify your shopping

/3.17

A nice site came across my virtual desk today: Modify, an eco-chic boutique specializing in higher-end fashion, accessories, home items and beauty products. I don’t know the folks behind it, but I am pretty impressed with the home page design. We linked it from the Lucire Shopping Guide—the online one—today.    Shows there’s plenty of growing […]

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Keira Knightley named 2007 beauty icon in UK poll

January 1, 2008/3.10

Keira Knightley was named the number one women’s beauty icon of 2007 in a poll of 2,500 people held by UK chain Superdrug.    The Pirates of the Caribbean actress and the face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume (above) beat TV presenter Kelly Brook and supermodel Kate Moss to win the greatest share of votes.    All 10 […]

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Most overexposed person in 2007?

December 30, 2007/5.01

Two words: Pete Doherty.    I am not even sure what fascination he holds. Once a boyfriend of Kate Moss? Read that story. Druggie? Read that story.    Unless he cleans up and gets a knighthood, I am not sure why anyone would make him the subject of any story. You’ll notice we didn’t, all year. You […]

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Bruni joins Sarko in Luxor

December 26, 2007/2.51

The French political and gossip press, as well as some glossies, united over Christmas as President Nicolas Sarkozy’s girlfriend, model-turned-singer Carla Bruni, ?ew to Luxor with his family to stay at the ?ve-star Hotel So?tel Old Winter Palace (left), near the Karnak temple. The family ?ew on a Falcon 900 private jet loaned by billionaire Vincent Bolloré. This was con?rmed […]

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People’s best and worst of 2007

December 25, 2007/22.54

In today’s video, People’s Ericka Souter discusses her magazine’s end-of-year double issue featuring the best and worst of 2007. Patrick Dempsey is the stand-out celebrity, and makes the cover as ‘Star of the Year’. Inside, there’s an interview with President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.    In addition, People pays tribute to […]

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