A brand is not about the creatives or a logo alone, it is much deeper than that. It is what you say through each and every communique, every policy and the way you drive the business. The differently-abled are the engine of growth at this company. Business Today's annual survey of The Best Companies to Work For will be released soon. We tried to capture not just the overall ranking of 25 companies and a sector ranking of 10 each for nine sectors but also the human resource facets of the Indian workplace. Respondents were asked to rate the various factors on a scale. These ratings were converted into importance weights (percentage weights summing up to 100 per cent).
Investors will need to restructure their mutual fund portfolios according to their risk profiles and financial goals.
Dubai's new, centrally located Pullman Mall of the Emirates targets business travellers with a wide range of corporate services, plush lounges, concept restaurants, and a spa. Merging affordability, reliability and some great technology, we bring you six cool budget gadgets that are expected to be the hot buys of 2011. There are different kinds of love, but they all have the same aim. Possession. Check the desirability quotient. Alok Bharadwaj, Senior VP, Canon India talks about the books that have made him what he is today. Fresh from a multi million dollar renovation, Switzerland's Crans Ambassador in the heart of the Alps is worth a look. We serve up six marvellous and fun things to do when in the City of Lights without burning a hole in your pocket. So skip a visit to the Champs-Elysees and enjoy the city like a local. Unique, personal and intriguing; miniature paintings of the royals have always been great art, and now they form the cornerstone of any great art collection. To look effortlessly cool, you need to know the most iconic footwear of our times. Fast cars, bikes and boats. Racing tidbits from around the world. Having a tiff? There's an Apple application claiming to resolve the fight before you search through the directory for a marriage counsellor. We put it through a test. Every year brings with it some eagerly awaited gadgets and 2011 is no different. BT More gives you a round-up of some very cool and futuristic devices that will be the stars this year. With six simulators and a wide putting green, Gurgaon's Golfworx, offers all you need to turn pro at the game. The festive Champagne punch is the best way to grace any occasion with splendour. Here are some sparkling-cocktail recipes that will surely add a warm spark to your parties. The world of big business is the one area of human activity that is most dependant on technology. The country's top executives give us the low-down on the machinery that aids them through it all.
Starring Sanjeev Aggarwal, Founder, Helion Venture Partners; C.V.L. Srinivas, Chairman, Starcom MediaVest Group; Bazmi Husain, MD, ABB India; Mammootty, Actor; Rajan Anandan, VP, Sales and Operations, Google India; and Vijay Mallya, MD, Chairman, United Spirits
The Chairman of Sobha Developers P.N.C. Menon talks about what works for him.
A smart little new package brings the magical archipelago of the Andamans a little closer to the hassled traveller.
Last year, nanotechnologists at the University of Glasgow rang in Christmas by unveiling the smallest Christmas card in the world. Step by step how India was affected by the onion crisis. Surging FII inflows are driving the Indian stock market. Higher interest rates in India make the country a magnet for foreign capital, putting upward pressure on the rupee. There are a few surprise entrants in the Top 10. Act II Microwave Popcorn is at No. 1. It is a relatively unknown player trying to establish itself in a completely new product category with no known big brands in the space. As the world emerges gingerly from the recession, the structure of the global economy is changing. It will be powered by China and India over the next couple of decades. Some soft spots(in the economy) are discernible… External sector ratios have deteriorated, fiscal conditions are still under pressure, and inflationary pressures persist.D. Subbarao, RBI Governor, in the central bank's second Financial Stability report India's and the world's most talked-about CEOs in December. $8.9 billion India's trade deficit in November 2010. It had reached a 23-month high of $13.06 billion in August. The NSE is altering the rules of the game in the stock options market with the introduction of European options from January 2011. The government's short-sighted policies are stoking inflation, argues Ajit Ranade. More interesting Apple gadgets camera and a camera. The majority concurs that the Reserve Bank of India should increase rates. Mobile number portability is expected to intensify competition among operators for the 35 million post-paid subscribers, who account for one-third of their revenues but add up to less than 10 per cent of the total user base.
What it means: An Australian marsupial but in the corporate world refers to projects that are a drain on resources without yielding the desired results.
Adam Werbach's advice is very timely, writes Somnath Dasgupta.
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, apart from being the only Deputy Chairperson of the Commission to have two consecutive terms, has done stints at the finance ministry and the International Monetary Fund. But will he manage to reinvent planning? Edited excerpts from an interview with Puja Mehra. Yojana Bhavan is abuzz with strategy and some existential thoughts in yet another search for its relevance. A World Cup followed by IPL-4 and a couple of high profile Test series will have over a billion people watching the game across the world - and Rs 7,000 crore changing hands. A World Cup followed by IPL-4 and a couple of high profile Test series will have over a billion people watching the game across the world - and Rs 7,000 crore changing hands. That food prices have spiralled out of control over the last 15 months shows inflation was not a priority for the UPA government. The onset of the New Year shook the government out of its stupor. Asia's largest onion market is on the boil.
Multi Commodity Exchange of India and Indian Commodity Exchange are set to launch iron ore futures contract after it receives notification from the market regulator.
Good old employee engagement remains the mantra for BPO and call centre firms. This and much more in the Business Today 'Best Companies to Work For' study.
On the eve of Audi's latest car launch in India, Michael Perschke, MD, Audi India, spoke to Kushan Mitra on why he feels bullish about his company's plans for India.
Modi Unlimited: What Makes Gujarat What It Is (BT cover, January 23) is a fitting tribute to the talents of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
India's economy is clearly stuttering, and the bad news - sinking stocks, skyrocketing housing prices, moribund industrial output, unhappy businesses - beats down like winter hail.