Business Today Archive August 23, 2009 Issue

Edition: August 23, 2009

Cover Story

Anil's spoilers

A number of power companies have struggled over the last few years, broke and without fuel. Now, they’re hoping that Anil Ambani loses his court case so they can survive the coming years.
Money
Embracing the time-tested dividend-payout strategy could strengthen your portfolio’s performance.
Special
SBI Life has used the huge branch network and brand of its parent to power ahead of the private-sector majors in the downturn. Can it maintain its lead?
Editors note
RIL versus RNRL or MDA versus ADA? In deciphering the distinction between the two lies the key to resolving the most high-pitched corporate battle of the day.
Book
The current recession has many companies worldwide gasping for survival, unable to pay down debt or attract customers.
Features
M. Thiagarajan is a contrarian who is expanding his fleet and adding destinations as bigger rivals do the reverse. Has Paramount Airways’ growth reached its limit?
BT More
When you have a restaurant as authentic as China Kitchen, and a cuisine as broad as Cantonese, changing the menus is no simple affair.
Columns
Mahatma Gandhi once asked: It took Britain half the resources of the planet to achieve this prosperity. How many planets will a country like India require!?
Jobs
There’s a growing demand for IT experts to address environmental concerns.
Letters
It takes a special kind of genius to keep things simple. Uday Kotak has this quality in heaping measure.
Utility
The secret sauce of a project is in its planning.
Focus
It is a case that will make business houses far more vigilant about intellectual property rights issues: one man, armed with a patent of a supposed new technology, is preventing large consumer electronic firms from importing dual-SIM technology mobile phones into India.

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