Mexicans parade as fancy skeletons ahead of Day of the Dead

World Oct 27, 2019

Mexicans parade as fancy skeletons ahead of Day of the Dead

Mexicans paraded in the streets of the capital dressed as elegant skeletons Saturday as the country's Day of the Dead festivities extend in scope and popularity. Thousands of revelers gathered at the foot of Mexico City's Angel of Independence statue wearing costumes and face paint ...

Indian business sags as Diwali prospects dim

Asia Pacific Oct 25, 2019

Indian business sags as Diwali prospects dim

by Vishal Manve

For Indian executive Bibhas Chakraborty, Diwali used to mean shiny expensive gifts from business associates keen to use the auspicious — and spectacular — Hindu festival to deepen ties. Now he mostly gets sweets and nuts. As Asia's third-largest economy battles waning consumer demand, extravagant ...