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Editors Note

Editors Note

By all accounts, the UPI interface is fast proving to be a massive game changer in the payments space.

The world on a QR code: How UPI disrupted the payments space

Sep 16, 2022

There is a massive disruption which is being witnessed in the payments space thanks to UPI. From the vegetable vendor to the coffee shop to the upmarket restaurant in a five-star hotel, the QR code is everywhere, reducing the dependence on debit cards and cash, with even credit cards set to be disrupted in the near future.

In many ways, India’s growth story has also been the story of the rise of its business families.

What the Rise of Family Businesses Says About India's Growth Story

Sep 05, 2022

In many ways, India’s growth story has also been the story of the rise of its business families. It is well known how India’s storied business families set up the basic structure of Indian business over the past 75 years and even earlier. Today, no mention of India’s business and corporate environment can be complete without acknowledging the contribution family-owned businesses are making in powering the country’s economic growth.

Under the stewardship of Sanjiv Puri, ITC has been in the midst of an aggressive strategic plan that has already seen it emerge as India’s third-largest FMCG player, after Adani Wilmar and Hindustan Unilever.

ITC: The Making of an FMCG Behemoth

Aug 22, 2022

Under the stewardship of Sanjiv Puri, ITC has been in the midst of an aggressive strategic plan that has already seen it emerge as India’s third-largest FMCG player, after Adani Wilmar and Hindustan Unilever.

With a huge millennial population that is keen to  live well, India is a lucrative market for IKEA.

Why IKEA is Betting on India

Aug 05, 2022

Four years and five stores later, IKEA, which in a sense was testing the Indian waters so far, has decided to amp up its India play. The reasons are not far to seek. With a huge millennial population that is keen to live well, India is a lucrative market for IKEA.

A fundamental change in the landscape of Indian cinema is underway -- the rise of movies from South India, which has changed the tenets of success in Indian moviemaking.

Southern Invasion: How South Indian Cinema Took Over Bollywood

Jul 22, 2022

The Hindi film industry, with its marquee production houses, megastars and marketing prowess, is proving to be a feeble competitor to the movies emerging from South India. Our cover story this fortnight explores this rise of movies from South India which has changed the basic, and accepted, tenets of success in Indian moviemaking.

Tata Steel's big bet on India

Tata Steel’s Game Plan for India

Jul 11, 2022

Tata Steel, the storied steelmaker, which thus far had been focussing on a mix of domestic and overseas operations, is now in the midst of executing a growth strategy that accords a laser-sharp focus on India. Will the steel behemoth chart a new success story in this decade?

From the highs of 2021 to the lows of 2022, Indian start-up ecosystem has seen a dramatic reversal in fortunes.

How the Funding Winter Has Affected Indian Start-ups

Jun 24, 2022

The dramatic change in the fortunes of India’s start-up ecosystem in recent months has become the cause for much concern in entrepreneurial circles. What exactly went wrong?

The road ahead for Ola's Bhavish Aggarwal

Ola’s Testing Ride

Jun 10, 2022

From technical glitches to customer complaints to top-level exits, Ola Electric has been beset by problems ever since production at its sprawling factory in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, got under way. What is the road ahead for founder Bhavish Aggarwal?

The Citi retail banking acquisition is an important step for Axis since it comes with high-quality, premium customers from the top 18 cities and powers the retail banking business of the bank.

Axis Bank Aims for the Top Spot

May 27, 2022

After acquiring the consumer banking business of Citi, Axis has its eyes firmly set on becoming No. 2 among private sector banks by balance sheet size, a spot currently occupied by ICICI Bank. In this latest issue of BT, find out how.

Piramal's Progress

Piramal’s Progress: How Ajay Piramal is Crafting Piramal 2.0

May 13, 2022

Going forward, the two pillars of the Piramal Group will be financial services and pharma, and both sectors are serious growth engines for India. It is time for Ajay Piramal, then, to unveil Piramal 2.0.

The Maruti Makeover

The Maruti Makeover: How India’s Largest Carmaker is Reinventing Itself

Apr 29, 2022

It’s a time of transformation and reinvention at India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki. And in more ways than one.

The Foodtech Face-off

The Foodtech Face-off: How Swiggy and Zomato are Competing Beyond Food Delivery

Apr 18, 2022

As the market for quick grocery delivery heats up, two major foodtech firms -- Zomato and Swiggy -- are locking horns to emerge as number one in this category.

Battleground Indian Aviation

A Slice of the Sky: The Great Indian Aviation Battleground

Apr 02, 2022

The Air India acquisition paves the way for a bruising battle for market share between the Tata group and India’s biggest airline company, IndiGo, at a time when the Indian skies are set to witness the entry of at least one new player, Akasa Air, funded by star investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, and the revival of the fallen Jet Airways, which is now controlled by the Kalrock-Jalan consortium.

If there is one thing that Covid-19 has changed irrevocably, it is the idea of work, and companies everywhere are still trying to come to terms with this new reality.

Future Ready Employer Brands: The Best Companies to Work For in India

Mar 20, 2022

If there is one thing that Covid-19 has changed irrevocably, it is the idea of work, and companies everywhere are still trying to come to terms with this new reality. As Business Today-Taggd The Best Companies to Work For in India rankings demonstrate, firms are that are able to strike the balance between the demands of the organisation and the needs of the employee emerge as winning employer brands.

Presenting to you the much-awaited annual BT-PwC India’s Best CEOs ranking.

How India’s Best CEOs are Leading From the Front

Mar 04, 2022

As companies across the world grapple with the after-effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the role of the CEO has become even more crucial. The much-awaited annual BT-PwC India’s Best CEOs ranking underscores the trends and challenges today’s CEO needs to be mindful of.

Sourav Majumdar, Editor, Business Today

The New Banking Paradigm

Feb 19, 2022

Banks today have to contend with an uncertain post-pandemic world, the rise of fintechs and new kinds of risks as they push their digital strategies. Those banks which are able to navigate this new world will be best positioned to support the economy as it enters what analysts are calling a multi-year up-cycle.

Powering Tomorrow's India

Trends that Will Power a New India

Feb 07, 2022

As we bring you this second, and final, volume of our 30th Anniversary special issues, we have chosen to take a close look at 15 of the top trends which would help power India to the global centre stage.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has a huge challenge ahead.

The Budget Tightrope Walk

Jan 21, 2022

During better times, preparing a Budget that pleases a majority can be quite tricky. Now imagine how even more difficult the task would be when times are challenging and the country is gripped with uncertainty. That is what Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will have to do on February 1.

Sourav Majumdar, Editor, Business Today

The New Genie in Town

Jan 08, 2022

Welcome to the world of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) schemes, which are burgeoning by the day and have captured the imagination of the aspirational Indian middle class.

Sourav Majumdar, Editor, Business Today

Robin Raina: Maverick Moneyman

Dec 25, 2021

Hungry for growth, Raina’s game plan is to create a one-stop financial superstore—an MNC out of India—and he is pursuing that ambition with relentless ferocity, picking up companies along the way

Sourav Majumdar, Editor, Business Today

The Most Powerful Women in Business: Breaking Barriers

Dec 10, 2021

In this annual Most Powerful Women (MPW) in Business special issue of Business Today, we celebrate women leaders whose achievements have made it possible for millions of others to dream big