Alokesh Bhattacharyya - Journalism, Sub Editor From Business Today

Alokesh Bhattacharyya

A former chef and a former IT teacher, Alokesh Bhattacharyya has found his calling in journalism. A man for all seasons and all types of jobs, he loves his (armchair) cricket, badminton, tennis, among other sports.


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N Chandrasekaran's multiple challenges

Rajeev Dubey
New Delhi , January 12, 2017
N Chandrasekaran's promotion to the top job at the $103 billion group appeared a formality when he was among the earliest appointees to the board of Tata Sons after the board unceremoniously ousted Cyrus Mistry as chairman on October 24.
It is one of the most unexpected twists in the history of corporate India. Less than four-years-old Chairman of the $100-billion Tata Group, Cyrus Mistry, has been removed from the top post.
Cyrus Mistry is the younger son of Pallonji Mistry, whose construction company Shapoorji Pallonji & Co is the biggest shareholder of Tata Sons, with a stake of about 18 per cent in Tata Sons. 
Tata Sons on Monday announced that its Board has replaced Cyrus P Mistry as Chairman of Tata Sons. The decision was taken at a Board meeting held on Monday.
Biz Divas Foundation's CEO, Sarika Bhattacharyya, talks to Business Today about how women are faring on boards and the challenges they face. Excerpts:

FM Radio is now a viable business, says Radio City's CEO

Alokesh Bhattacharyya
August 10, 2016
Radio City bagged 11 new private FM stations in the latest Phase III auctions held recently. Having been bought over by Jagran Group, the company now runs 20 Radio City stations and nine Radio Mantra stations.
Vector Consulting, a Mumbai-based management consulting firm, follows the 'Theory of Constraints' model for providing solutions to management and strategic issues of its clients. Kiran Kothekar, Founding Director, Vector Consulting Group, spoke to Business Today.
Delhi-based ARI Simulation has been developing simulation products for aircraft, naval vessels, offshore oil and gas platforms, cranes, among others, for many years.

Kerala's fat tax is a fat load of rubbish

Sourish Bhattacharyya
July 14, 2016
Kerala's communist rulers may have made history by ensuring there state is the first to impose a 14.5 per cent 'fat tax' on fast food products, but will it make rid the state of its tag of being the second most obese after Punjab?
The company said it would add cities like Bangalore, Pune, Noida and Chandigarh in the next few weeks. FabAlley had earlier opened a physical store in Delhi last June.

HSBC cuts global GDP growth forecast to 2.2 per cent

Alokesh Bhattacharyya
New Delhi , July 5, 2016
Pointing out that the Brexit vote proves populism has the ability to trigger big political and economic change, the report says that Brexit was the last thing the global economy needed at this critical juncture.
Plantation drive on 1 lakh km of highways under the National Green Highways Mission will create jobs for 10 lakh youth and prove to be a game-changer for the rural economy, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said.
Albert Pozo, President of Amadeus Asia Pacific and Ankur Bhatia, Managing Director, Amadeus India, spoke to BT about the emerging travel and tourism landscape.

Fair Play

By Alokesh Bhattacharyya
Delhi , Edition:  June 5, 2016

It's not about being noble or politically correct - just good business sense. In fact, retaining the experienced woman employee has evolved to be at the heart of gender diversity efforts of companies across industries. The reasons are not hard to find.

Part of the funds for the effort would be met through the capital markets, where the company plans to list sometime this year, having filed its draft red herring prospectus with markets regulator SEBI in November 2015. Sachdev doesn't think the current market volatility will impact the company's IPO prospects, because "healthcare is a defensive sector".

45 Indians in Forbes list of achievers under the age of 30

Yoshita Singh
New York , January 5, 2016
In the consumer tech segment is 22-year-old Ritesh Agarwal, the founder and CEO of OYO Rooms, billed to be the Airbnb of India. In a country that lacks a steady supply of budget hotel chains, Oyo has developed a network of 2,200 small hotels in 100 cities across India, Forbes said.

Want to scale up to 100,000 employees in five years: Ramesh Awtaney

Alokesh Bhattacharyya and Goutam Das
December 31, 2015
Awtaney claims that ISON is the biggest IT services player by employees in Africa by a long run, and a count of 100,000 employees would make it much stronger.

Dealmaker Vineet Nayyar's M&A strategy transformed Tech Mahindra

Alokesh Bhattacharyya
Edition:  January 3, 2016
Vineet Nayyar's strategy to bulk up and diversify the offerings of Tech Mahindra through mergers and acquisitions has transformed the company, but there are big challenges ahead.

The householder

Alokesh Bhattacharyya
Edition:  January 3, 2016
KBS Anand is taking Asian Paints on a journey to consumers' kitchens and bathrooms, in a bid to future-proof its paints business.
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