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Your response will depend on which gender you belong to. But you don't
need a column to tell you that women are not as safe as you would like
them to be in the workplace.
Organisations need to keep reminding everyone at work, including the top brass,
that the office and the bedroom are distinct - and those who attempt to make the
twain meet will pay the price.
Ads, soaps and reality shows claim to give people what they want, but
they also give them what they - and certainly workplaces - don't want.
While women are capable of dealing with this by themselves, there is an even
more formidable problem they face: Lack of an adequate legal remedy
Ambition can come at a cost, and it is invariably the woman in the workplace who pays the price. Sexual harassment can be crude and overt or very subtle, but you know you are being sexually harassed when you experience it. There are time when you feel the overpowering urge to travel the way people used to before the advent of the all-weather road; by walking. And when you're doing this over the steep Dhauladhar range bang in the middle of the monsoon, you get much more than you bargained for.
Hirsuit pursuit They say a man shaves some 2,000 times in a lifetime. Here's how to cut
down on that effort while giving yourself a look that goes with your
personality and chosen line of work even as it keeps up with fashion.
In the neck of time As men's fashion goes the lean way, the latest victim to fall prey to the steady
attack of miniaturisation is the collar. From shirts for the office to togs for
a party, we show you the slimmest, sleekest and most fashionable ways to suit
Making scents of alchemy Hit a tripwire of smell and let memories explode. Embark on an olfactory voyage
to find the scent that suits you.
Shades that fit From Aviators to Wayfarers, donning a pair of sunglasses is a sure way to fire
up your style. Oh, and lest we forget, they also do a handy job of shielding
your eyes from the sun.
Preparing to be Hercule Poirot Besides all the heroism and adventure linked with private eyes- think
fedora-wearing, suave, lady magnet-a lot of hard work and long hours go into the
job. Hitani Kaur gives you the low-down on becoming a real life PI.
Social mores One of the holiest sites in the world now has a hotel to match. We're talking
about the swank new Makkah Palace.
Books that shaped my life Rajeev Anand, VC and MD, Goodyear India, talks about the books that have made
him who he is today.
No more sour grapes India may have one of the world's smallest wine markets but it's also one of the
fastest growing markets. Here's how you can help boost growth. Go hit the
Track and wield It takes a world citizen to break the binds of time and distance, and a world
timer such as this to do it in style. With a slight press on the button
integrated in the crown at 2 o' clock, you can switch between two time zones.
At the end "There are different kinds of love, but they all have the same aim. Possession."
Breezy style Mercedes' cars are not just known for their sense of style. There's more
to the new E-class Cabriolet than just the appeal of a drop down top. The churn in our Most-watched Ads rankings is a tell-tale sign of an economy in
Numbers of note Rs 76,544 cr The value of India's exports, which grew 22.5 per
cent in August, driven by a recovery in the global economy. Imports grew 32.3
per cent to Rs 136,620 crore.
BT-Carma CEO watch India's and the world's most talked-about CEO in September.
Can the global economy slip into a doubledip recession? A majority believes that a double-dip recession is unlikely. And that also
seems to be the dominant view across the globe even though the economic recovery
How to ensure easy settlement Follow correct procedures to avoid roadblocks when making medical insurance
Empowering the upright Finally, the Central government is framing an overarching law to protect whistle-blowers. However, more needs to be done.
Say no to coercion Land acquisition for industry through coercion by the State is not feasible
in a democracy, argues Dr Amit Mitra.
Reader's forum India's Best B-schools (BT cover, October 3) offers a credible measure
of the quality of MBA education at top management institutes.
Etcetera The US space research agency NASA has warned that solar flares in 2013
could wreck global satellite communication and knock out electricity
grids, causing blackouts in major parts of the world.
'Customers must be retained' Finally, an employee perspective on the Satyam debacle. Priscilla Nelson
was the Global Director of People Leadership, while Ed Cohen was the
chief learning officer at the beleaguered company during the crisis. The
husband-wife duo spoke to BT's Shalini S. Dagar.
"Cross-border ownership issues prevent airlines consolidation" British Airways boss Willie Walsh boarded a Kingfisher flight to India
in August to solemnise a code-sharing agreement, which would allow BA
customers access to Indian domestic routes using the Kingfisher network.
Walsh took out time to speak to BT'S T.V. Mahalingam.
Retro: Gullible's Travels? Retro: Gullible's Travels?
5 steps to here-The Sensex Yo-Yo Is the controversy that has reared its head ahead of an IPO by India's first private-led hill station project genuine or just greenmail? Suman Layak reports from the ground.
From vadas to Forts Vithal Kamat sells everything from vadas that bear his name to luxury heritage hospitality. This is how he did it.
Farmers in the boardroom India's first farmer-owned private company gets ready to take its shareholders on board.
Power seekers A rash of players - old and new, big and small - is chalking out plans
to add huge capacities, but not all projects will see the light of day.
Sugar free? A decontrolled sugar sector has a promising future. After petroleum products,
will UPA-II unshackle sugar next.
Should you invest in gold? With the highly-valued metal breaching Rs 19,000 in the domestic market, it is time to rejig your investment portfolio.
Does the money formula work? Sameer Bhardwaj checks if celebrity investors' strategies for picking
stocks are applicable to amateurs. He finds that Joel Greenblatt's
The importance of frugal engineering Providing new goods and services to "bottom of the Pyramid" customers requires a radical rethinking of product development.
Fashion tries speed, on a bumpy road As global brands find India both a market and a sourcing centre, the supply chain is also getting better, but very slowly. China is no longer just a threat on the horizon for Indian IT and BPO firms - it is building scale with clinical efficiency.
Sitting pretty IBM has an army of over 100,000 workers in India. That's only the teaser - tech
MNCs today control nearly a quarter of the offshored business and they are
growing fast, really fast.
The disruptors HCL Tech and Cognizant could shake up the top five rankings in the Indian IT
sweepstakes sooner than later.
The new face of IT With outsourcing on the rebound, the Indian IT and BPO industry is in
the midst of an ambitious transformation. Rahul Sachitanand joins the
dots. That's the number of jobs created over the past three months, with health care, hospitality and real estate leading the pack. Kushan Mitra thinks consumers could soon be renting software instead of buying it. Joint families have more young readers. And most teens would prefer a
book to watching TV. Surprising nuggets from India's first youth
readership survey. You can't get rid of the condition but you can certainly keep it in check. Here is a small Q&A with R.K.Somany, Chairman & Managing Director, HSIL (Hindware). Here is our take on people, places and products doing the rounds these days.
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