Friday, June 19, 1998
Auctions play to the gallery as serious art suffers
The Christie's auction in June sold some 98 works for Rs 2.8 crore, an average of Rs 2.87 lakh per work. This is a creditable effort in a period of recession, both in the West and in India. But the fact remains that we are still a long way from establishing our art globally.
New Net-based bulletin for ex-patriates
While the recent budget encourages the income sources of expatriates who are tax residents in India, a new service to assist them has emerged through the Internet. Arthur Andersen, in collaboration with Craighead Publications and the EIU (The Economist Intelligence Unit) is offering `CountryNet' -- an on-line information centre for expatriates and international business travellers.
Watch out while getting that vehicle refuelled
Fill it. Shut it. Forget it. The popular ad copy of a bike could as well apply to all the vehicles while they get refuelled -- only if some petrol stations were not killjoys. Recently, the Weights and Measures Department sealed 10 petrol stations in the Capital for supplying customers less fuel than what the metre showed. The raid has revealed only the proverbial tip of the iceberg, though. Most vehicle owners have always suspected that they are being shortchanged at one station or the other.