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Book clinic: can you recommend modern fiction to replace my love of classics?

‘Deliriously funny pastiche’: Francis Spufford. Photograph: Murdo Macleod/The Guardian Q: How can I wean myself off classics and on to something more contemporary? Anna Morton, 49, Oxfordshire A: Claire Armitstead, writer and critic, says: There are three possible prescriptions for your addiction. The first is the methodone approach: find a substitute that satisfies, without actually

Cisco adds speed, smarts to MDS storage networking family

Looking to support ever-increasing workloads, Cisco has pumped up the speed and intelligence of its storage area networking family. The company addressed the need for increased speed by saying it would add support for 64Gbps ready SAN fabric across its 9700 line of MDS storage directors.The MDS family includes the 18-slot 9718, the 10-slot 9710

PSB merger ‘a hidden agenda to deprive Bengal’s banking sector’

West Bengal Chief Minister urges PM to do a re-think on the proposed merger of two Kolkata banks with PNB and Indian Bank Taking exception to the Centre’s big-bang public sector bank merger plan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a re-think of the proposed merger of

First Amendment group asks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to unblock critics on Twitter

The Knight First Amendment Institute, which has led a legal fight against Trump for blocking critics on Twitter, has officially asked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to stop similar practices. The institute sent a letter to Ocasio-Cortez’s office late yesterday, urging her to unblock anybody who was targeted “because of the viewpoints they have expressed,” while also acknowledging

RBI policy: India’s central bank faces calls to do more than just one rate cut

India’s central bank is poised to deliver its fourth successive quarter-point interest rate cut on Wednesday, amid calls from investors and the government for further easing as a slowdown gripping the economy becomes more pervasive. The Reserve Bank of India will lower the benchmark repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 5.5%, according to almost all of the 36

Banks go slow on lending to auto dealers

MUMBAI: Several banks have expressed concern over a build-up of stress in their loans to automobile dealers and may tread cautiously, even slowing down on disbursements as the auto industry grapples with its worst sales slowdown in over a decade. Banking industry experts estimate the total outstanding loans to automobile dealers to be in the range of

Google expands networking, migration portfolio to drive hybrid cloud adoption

Google on Tuesday announced a series of tools for organizations adopting hybrid and multi-cloud strategy, including a new service in beta for migrating VMs from Microsoft Azure. Google is also expanding its networking portfolio for companies that are modernizing their applications. First, Migrate for Compute Engine is expanding to enable companies to migrate virtual machines directly out

SunTec launches solutions to help banks with digital transformation

With this approach, banks can quickly adopt new technologies, add more functionality and capabilities, offer customised products and enhance the customer experience. SunTec Business Solutions has launched in London the Xelerate Digital Core, a ‘low-risk approach for banks to accelerate digital transformation without having to replace their functionally stable legacy core systems.’ Xelerate seeks to

The 3 Best Strategies to Improve Your Networking

How great would it be if everyone in your firm was excellent at networking? If they all could connect with prospects and clients, engage in interesting conversations and talk about what your firm does in a compelling way? Everyone in your firm should have the tools to network well. It’s vital for the growth of