Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates is the most admired person in the world, followed by U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the London-based Times reported, citing a poll.
Jacques Kallis, the South African cricketer who lags behind only Sachin Tendulkar for Test centuries, plans to quit the longer form of the game after the second match in the series against India starting tomorrow.
Arup Dey traveled more than 800 miles to Kolkata, stood in line from 4 a.m. for a ticket and watched his cricket idol Sachin Tendulkar lose his wicket early in the second-last match of his record 24-year career.
Last month, the business empire of Eike Batista, once the world’s seventh-richest man and a mascot of economically resurgent Brazil, collapsed. The disaster ought to focus our minds on the perils of credit-fueled economic growth and highly leveraged corporations not just in Brazil but also in other BRICS countries.