The survey examines the Indian male’s attitudes towards consumption, work, society, and his own future. This being the first survey of its kind, we have no baseline figures that we could use to assess how the Indian male has changed.
They are brash, confident and are aiming for the skies. And they’ll think of marriage only after they achieve, or are close to achieving, their goals. The bottom line: they want to get more out of their lives before they settle down.
Indian men over 45 seem to be facing many dilemmas. With the traditional social structures breaking down and new support systems still not in place, uncertainties are piling up for men as retirement years edge closer.
The image of the moustachetwirling, pot-bellied man from the South who tilts perilously at the nearest nine yards of fabric he can espy is slowly but surely fading away. Say hello to the trendy, brandconscious southern male who’s raring to go on a bender.
They spent their youth scrounging for stray scraps of the good life in the wilderness of the pre-liberalisation days. But that’s okay: Today, a chunk of this generation is older, wiser, richer—and furiously catching up with life as it should have been.
Ranganath ‘Rangu’ Salgame hit the headlines two years ago when, as the India head for Cisco, he persuaded his bosses to commit a massive $1.1 billion (Rs 4,400 crore) investment to the country’s operations.
In mid-October, at the annual general meeting (AGM) of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Chairman Mukesh Ambani talked about five “fundamental strategic shifts” that were under way at this petrochemicals & refining Goliath.
Few can boast a career graph that’s been as meteoric and at the same time as unpredictable as that of Ajay Srinivasan. Close to a decade ago he took charge of Prudential Plc’s Indian asset management company.
In March this year, Swiss drug major Novartis announced a suspension of the marketing and sales of its bowel drug Zelnorm in the US over concerns that it may cause cardiovascular problems in some patients.
Business cards, letter heads and the like may appear like innocuous little odds and ends, but put them all together and you have a humungous market—one that’s pegged at $10 billion (nearly Rs 40,000 crore).
The m43.7-billion Bosch group is further upping the stakes in the country. Following investments of Rs 1,800 crore from 2005 to 2008, the group plans to pump in another Rs 850 crore. This takes the total investments in the country to Rs 2,650 crore by 2010.
The international long-distance (ILD) telephony market in India is set to swell further with another global giant, Verizon Business, a unit of US communications service provider Verizon Communications, declaring its intentions by applying for an entry licence.
A year ago, the top management of IT services vendor MindTree Consulting, led by Ashok Soota, met at the firm’s headquarters in the primarily residential borough of Banashankari in south Bangalore to discuss the future path for the mid-tier player.
Challenger brand Indian Cricket League (ICL) from Subhash Chandra-owned Zee Sports may be struggling to convince advertisers and sponsors, but it seems to be scoring with its first rush of campaign spots unleashed on TV and radio.
If a list were to be compiled of global business leaders who were most bullish on India, then Steve Rohleder, COO of consultancy and outsourcing firm Accenture, would certainly be counted among the top.
I’m a B.Sc (Computer Applications) final year student and belong to a backward area of J&K. I have been working with NGOs for the last 3-4 years and am interested in Social Entrepreneurship. However, I am unable to decide between MSW and an MBA. Please advise.
For fund investors, there are plenty of opportunities this December. Four new fund offers with different investing themes, ranging from overseas investing to the infrastructure theme, are open for investors. Take the plunge if your asset mix needs a rejig.
It has been a fantastic year for the stock markets, no doubt, but what’s more spectacular is its all-round performance. Many stocks of all market capitalisations— giant, large, mid and small—have landed investors fabulous returns.
India's annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth could be 2 percentage points higher but for shortcomings in infrastructure. According to estimates, $450 billion (Rs 18 lakh crore) in investments is expected to flow into the sector by 2012. A snapshot:
Embroiled in a battle for control with veteran Delhi-based stock broker Harish Bhasin, Tilak Dhar and his family, promoters of DCM Shriram, are desperately trying to consolidate their control over the diversified conglomerate.
The internet juggernaut has begun rolling and is set to cross major milestones as an advertising medium. A study suggests, the internet is expected overtake magazines to become the world’s third-largest advertising medium.
So you thought only celebrities become brand ambassadors? Think again. In a move that appears worthy of emulation, HP’s Imaging and Printing Group has roped in Deep Kalra, Founder & CEO, Makemytrip.com, to endorse its new range.
Mobile phone sales have sky rocketed. The worldwide sales to end users in the third quarter of 2007 reached 289 million units, a 15 per cent increase over the figures for the corresponding period last year.
This is for those who claim that the IT sector provides jobs only to a handful of Indians. New estimates say the Indian IT sector is expected to overtake manufacturing as the largest employer in the organised sector.
Every exporter is facing acute pressure on account of the sharp and sudden rupee appreciation. The packages announced by the government to offset losses are grossly inadequate and remain mostly on paper.
Juliette Monmousseau, 30, is a fifth generation member of the Monomousseau family, which runs Bouvet Ladubay, one of the oldest sparklingwine producing establishments in France, now owned by Vijay Mallya’s UB Group. In Kolkata recently to promote her wines, she spoke to BT’s Ritwik Mukherjee. Excerpts:
As the rupee hit a near-decade high of 39.16 to the dollar on November 7 (it was at 39.49 on December 7), it is becoming clear that the Indian economy must learn to live with a stronger rupee over the medium term at least.
BT 500 throws up some new trends. For example, there are 46 new entrants this time, six of them from real estate. What is important is that they all add to the wealth of the country and also have made several individuals rich.
Stereotypes are easy to form but notoriously hard to break. So, when one thinks of the typical Chennai man, the image that most comes to mind is of one dressed in veshti, vibhuti smeared across his forehead, extremely conservative in his outlook and, of course, partial to rice—with sambar, ideally.
UTI AMC is set to become the first Indian asset management company to list on the stock exchanges. The oncebeleagured company has ridden the stock boom to turn around. The question now is: will listing change its future course?
Of course, you can look smart in corduroy trousers or jackets. Its weight makes corduroy the perfect fabric for winter. This season, you can try a few new things to wow your colleagues and friends at work or at a party.
Good sparkling wine as an ingredient in your food? BT More gets Chef de Cuisine of Moët & Chandon Bernard Dance to tell you just how to whip up some mouth-watering dishes by adding a dash of the bubbly.
If you thought that 2007 provided a bumper crop of gadgets, then 2008 is likely to be an even bigger year. And we are not even talking of the second iteration of the iPhone. Big gadgets, small gadgets, we have them all here.
Reich builds a case for why democracy has become a slave of capitalism. And how instead of the former dictating the latter, it is now Supercapitalism that is playing centre forward in the game of life.
He flies more than 300,000 miles every year and he flies commercial. So what does Bart Becht, the 51-year-old CEO of the UK-based household cleaner giant Reckitt Benckiser have to show for his hectic globetrotting? Plenty, actually.
The rising rupee has certainly not gone down well with industry. Recently, Commerce Minister Kamal Nath informed Parliament that the problem was severe, having already scalped several thousands of jobs.