The Enforcement Directorate on Friday conducted raids at six places in Chennai and Kolkata in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case, PTI reported. The searches, at the premises of four people, are still on.
Citing agency sources, the report said that the premises of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s relative S Kailasam in Chennai’s Teynampet was raided. Besides this, the premises of S Sambamoorthy and Ramji Natarajan in Chennai and that of Manoj Mohanka at Kolkata’s Lee Road and Lovelock Place were searched.
The case relates to clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board for the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006 when P Chidambaram was the finance minister. His son Karti Chidambaram is accused of facilitating bribes in the Aircel-Maxis transaction. The Aircel-Maxis deal is part of the much bigger 2G spectrum scam, which cost the country’s exchequer around Rs 1.76 trillion. Officials are looking into how telecom firm Aircel was sold to a Malaysian communication giant named Maxis.
The enforcement agency had found during its investigation that the Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval was given by the minister against his tenure. It had also said that the amount for FIPB approval was wrongly projected to conceal facts.
In response, P Chidambaram had called the allegations a “crazy mixture of falsehoods and conjectures”, and claimed they were meant to intimidate and silence him.
A musical remix, a delectable dish and a taxi makeover
What do these three works of art have in common?
What connects Raghav Sachar, Ranveer Brar and Taxi Fabric? On the surface, nothing at all. Sachar is known for his genius musical abilities, Brar a chef loved for demystifying food while the essence of Taxi Fabric goes way beyond its name. All three operate, and thrive, in unconnected domains. Upon looking closer, though, a common thread emerges between their work so far - an unmistakable streak of creativity.
Raghav Sachar is a singer, composer and film scorer who was featured in a National Geographic series, My Brilliant Brain, for his prodigious musical abilities - he can effortlessly switch between male and female vocals and play over 30 musical instruments! His adaptations of old Bollywood songs, shot in a multi-screen format, have been especially well received on the Internet.
Ranveer Brar is a well-known chef who is working to expand the idea of food. He has appeared in culinary shows as diverse as Masterchef India, Great Indian Rasoi, Thank God It’s Fryday and Food Tripping. Brar’s work in food media isn’t merely instructional, he seeks to deep dive into food - to the very science of it and its endless aesthetic possibilities. Brar is also a phenomenal food stylist who approaches food presentation as no less than an art, and himself as no less than a food artiste.
Taxi Fabric is a startup that turns taxi seat covers into canvases for artists. Through Taxi Fabric, artists have found a medium to unleash their creativity and activism onto Mumbai’s roads – the iconic kaali peelis. If you get lucky on a Mumbai street, you may hop into a world of Mumbai’s chawls, surrealist Persian architecture, Chandni Chowk and more in your short taxi ride.
The latest projects from these three creatives have a connection too - the same muse, presented by Flipkart. The muse inspired Raghav Sachar to recreate one of his own songs ‘Baahon Mein Tu Aaja’. Watch his new version of the song below.
Chef Ranveer Brar, meanwhile, dipped into his food styling instinct to create a beautiful dish. You can watch his piece of culinary art below.
Taxi Fabric brought on board Arun Chanchal, a graphic designer who describes his aesthetic as geometric surrealism. Watch the stunning result of their collaboration below.
Flipkart revealed the #ExtraordinaryBeauty that launched a musical remix, a delectable dish and a taxi makeover on 20th July. Watch the reveal below.
Honor 9N is the latest in Honor’s range of beautiful, yet highly functional, phones. There’s a lot that makes Honor 9N a worthy muse - it boasts 2.5D curved glass design with 12-layer nano coating process. It, moreover, offers full-screen display thanks to its notch design. Honor 9N will be launched in India as a Flipkart exclusive on 24th July, 2018. To know more about the phone, click here. Stay tuned for the launch, here.
This article was produced by the Scroll marketing team on behalf of Flipkart and not by the Scroll editorial team.