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Edinburgh Festival Fringe cashing in on 90s nostalgia

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cashing in on 90s nostalgia

Entertainment
By Katie Spencer, news correspondent From a Spice Girls tribute act through to musical versions of Friends and cult film favourite Cruel Intentions, 90s nostalgia features heavily at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Given how much our lives have changed in the last three decades, it is strange that so many of us are getting misty-eyed thinking about things such as dial-up internet. Matt Brinkler, producer of Wannabe: The Spice Girls Show, said our penchant for throwback Thursdays and flashback Fridays means that 90s nostalgia sells.He said: "Everyone who grew up with 90s music has now reached that age and are keen to relive the nostalgia of their youth, basically." Image: The Spice Girls originally foun...
Mutual fund investors are not cashing out

Mutual fund investors are not cashing out

Finance
MUMBAI: A section of the retail investors in India is showing signs of maturity. Despite a sharp slide in the leading indices, several investors are not rushing to redeem their investments from equity mutual funds. This is a clear departure from earlier habits when retail investors hurried to redeem when markets showed a sharp southward movement. In fact, some are considering investing more since prices of a large number of good quality stocks are down, fund managers and financial planners said. In September, there were net inflows of about Rs 8,000 crore in equity funds, of which about Rs 7,000 crore was through the systematic investment plan (SIP) route and the balance as the lump sum investments, said A Balasubramanian, chairman, AMFI, the mutual fund industry trade body. MF distributor...