Business Today Archive October 18, 2009 Issue

Edition: October 18, 2009

Money
MF transactions online are turning cheaper and investor-friendly.
Editors note
Rankings fascinate, just as they discriminate. They encourage some, just as they disappoint others. But the anticipation of a ranking excites everybody, no matter how the outcome is eventually perceived.
Book
Can I get into a top B-school, either here or around the world? Do my essays make the grade? Do I have a shot at cracking the CAT? These questions, amongst a slew of others, often plague B-school aspirants — but here is some essential reading to alleviate those anxieties.
Features
The minister’s office in the Ministry of Environment and Forests has new doors — glass doors. Message: Transparency. The minister, Jairam Ramesh, works on his ultra portable laptop and often prints documents with a printer on his table. Message: Hands-on approach and speed.
Columns
Deciding on the tax rates is the most simple conceptually, but probably the most contentious, with all the states on one side and the Centre on the other.
BT More

It’s hard to explain why Medoc produces a fermented grape juice that is different from, say, Pauillac or St Julien, when they all use three grapes in different combinations.

Jobs
Job portals explore new platforms to expand their footprint.
Technology
We carried a list of 'twitting rules' a few months ago. Maybe it is time for another one in the light of recent events.
Utility
Here are excerpts of a small Q&A with S. 'Kris' Gopalakrishnan, MD & CEO Infosys.
Focus
The government and the Congress party’s recent “austerity” drive has created much debate. BT looks at a few practical steps that the government can adopt to actually save money.

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