economic growth: UN upgrades India’s 2024 growth forecast to 6.9% from 6.2%

The United Nations has revised upwards India’s growth projections for 2024, with the country’s economy now forecast to expand by close to seven per cent this year, mainly driven by strong public investment and resilient private consumption. The World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2024, released Thursday, said, “India’s economy is forecast to expand … Read more

Mahindra XUV 3XO price: Mahindra XUV 3XO receives over 50,000 bookings within 60 minutes, deliveries to start from May 26

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd on Wednesday announced that its recently launched compact SUV, the XUV 3XO received over 50,000 bookings within the first 60 minutes. “The Mahindra XUV 3XO has captured the imagination of customers nationwide, with over 27,000 bookings recorded within the first 10 minutes alone, demonstrating incredible enthusiasm for Mahindra’s new SUV,” the … Read more

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2024 launch today: Price, features, mileage, design and other details you can expect in EPIC new Swift

Maruti Suzuki India is gearing up to launch the next-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift, a heavily updated version of the third-gen platform, featuring a new design, an all-new engine, and updated interior layout with new features. Bookings and Launch Date Pre-bookings for the next-gen Swift are already underway, with interested customers able to book online or … Read more

2024 Porsche Panamera launched in India; Check price, features, performance and more

The 2024 Porsche Panamera has officially launched in India, starting at a price of Rs 1.70 crore (ex-showroom). Deliveries for the third-generation Panamera are set to begin immediately. This latest version of the Panamera comes with numerous updates in design, features, chassis, and powertrain. Under the hood, the updated Panamera boasts a 2.9-litre, twin-turbo, V6 … Read more

Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York) is a scrumptious, giddily glorious treat | Theatre | Entertainment

Come on, who hasn’t danced around their hotel room, possibly a little hungover, in a bathrobe and green foam Statue of Liberty tiara? Especially after the best night of your life with the person of your dreams… Even if somehow you haven’t, you can feel every giddy emotion right alongside the extraordinary Sam Tutty as … Read more

Opening Night review – A sensational Sheridan Smith can’t save this catastrophic car crash | Theatre | Entertainment

Talk about tempting fate… This show actually opens with a car crash. Oh, the irony. The production is more like a multi-lane pile-up, complete with overturned leaking oil tanker, giant sinkholes and possibly an earthquake, asteroid or charging rhino or two. Not even a charismatic, soul-baring Sheridan Smith can save Ivo van Hove’s abominable, misjudged … Read more

Harry Clarke review: Billy Crudup is mesmerisingly magnificent in riotously rude romp | Theatre | Entertainment

“Who am I?” screams the sobbing man, desperately alone on stage, apart from a deck chair and side table. It’s a gut-punchingly powerful moment, beautifully delivered, in a show that is primarily a light-hearted, frequently hilarious, romp through some disturbingly dark themes. The paradox lies at the heart of what works and doesn’t work in … Read more

Standing at the Sky’s Edge review: Achingly beautiful show breaks my heart & fills my soul | Theatre | Entertainment

I’ve said it before, this is the greatest new British musical for years. Transferring from the National Theatre to the West End’s Gillian Lynne after bagging Best New Musical and Best Original Score at the 2023 Olivier Awards, Britpop legend Richard Hawley’s back catalogue soundtracks a gut-punchingly charged tale of three sets of inhabitants of … Read more

Dorian Gray review – Sarah Snook dazzles in daring one-woman Oscar Wilde reinvention | Theatre | Entertainment

London ticket prices, eh? At least for £395 you get to gawp at two Hollywood stars in Plaza Suite, with Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick on high form in a sub-par play just down the road (which is sadly not paved for most of us with precious metals). In this wildly radical, techtastic reboot … Read more

‘Precarious’ year ahead for world economy, Davos survey predicts

The global economy faces a year of subdued growth prospects and uncertainty stemming from geopolitical strife, tight financing conditions and the disruptive impact of artificial intelligence, a survey of top economists released on Monday found. Conducted each year ahead of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in the Swiss resort of Davos, the survey … Read more