- Continuing with our series on India's New Business Dynasties, we feature Rana Kapoor who gave up a top notch banker's job to set up his own bank. Today, YES Bank has revenues of Rs 2,369 crore and a market capitalisation of Rs 9,500 crore.
Short profiles of some of the biggest and most innovative entrepreneurs.
Ways in which IT can be made less damaging to the environment.
A booming economy means big business for premium kitchen brands, says Anumeha Chaturvedi.
If your employer is planning to grant you employee stock ownership plans, or ESOPs, along with your regular bonus, increment or promotion, this is a good time to understand this complex incentive.
A budget carmaker tries its hand at luxury while a luxury carmaker goes the other way. Welcome to the genre-hopping world of Maruti Suzuki and Toyota. April is your final chance to discover the fantastic Southern Alps of New Zealand before winter sets in. Check the desirability quotient of the new products launched. The Suzuki GSX-R1000 is a beauty that balances its performance to accommodate both new and experienced riders. We take you on a whirlwind trip across Spain's hidden treasures and hedonistic preserves. Come undone. Deepak Chandnani, President, OBOPAY talks about the books that have made him what he is today. The new Eaton Transit Hotel at Delhi's T3 terminal has upped the standard for flyers in the country. 'There are different kinds of love, but they all have the same aim. Possession.' Vast, sprawling vineyards, a state-of-the-art winery, a sleek minimalist guesthouse of contemporary architecture; accompanied by large quantities of vino. Two days at the Fratelli winery in Maharashtra were a lesson in wine and passion, and their Indian connection. A great view, choice drinks and a buzzing atmosphere make The Table a great joint, but the food at the restaurant's globally-inspired menu at Colaba's newest eatery, leaves a lot to be desired. Swinging to African drum beats, walking like Scandinavians or just imitating a monkey; when it comes to workouts, quirky is the buzzword. Fight the blues of bad health and get in the pink with some interesting exercises. Twenty-six acres of land on the outskirts of Mumbai has been turned into a dirt track for India's first safety driving school for rally drivers. Innovative programmes and quality teachers make AutoMission a hit. Antarctica, the land of sculptural icebergs, wallowing seals and rookeries of penguins, is in every way a bucketlist destination. Plan a visit to the white continent with our travel blueprint. Immensely popular in its various forms throughout the Mediterranean, anise-based drinks are the best way to kick back on a hot afternoon. Bags are one of the easiest ways for the man of the moment to accessorise. There are great choices out there too. We bring you some of the best from this season to help you make up your mind.
A spurt in input costs and interest expenses is eroding the profit margins of corporate India. An erudite scholar, acclaimed author and the William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, British historian Niall Ferguson wears several hats. Edited excerpts from an interview: The re-opening of the Bhopal case has industry bodies worried. The calamity has affected Japanese business badly, including companies that have a presence in India. An anti-fraud measure has online merchants fuming. Is India's nuclear establishment prepared to deal with a Fukushima-type crisis? Ambiguity over its business model, top management transition and a testy second-tier leadership will challenge Infosys like never before. "Corruption, nepotism...are symptoms of a deep-rooted malaise in our governance," argued Rajeev Chandrasekhar, one-time telecom magnate and now independent Member of Parliament, at the India Today Conclave. Industry's most-hated minister, Jairam Ramesh, whom his critics cite as the biggest threat to India's GDP growth, stuck to his guns at the India Today Conclave. Real estate is in the doldrums again, thanks to rising interest rates, tighter lending norms and a volatile market. A.M. Naik risks squandering his legacy with a rushed plan to split the company. This year's India Today Conclave featured thought leaders from around the world. BT interviewed those who had something interesting to say about business and economy. Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, 55, is regarded as the father of the World Wide Web. A British engineer and computer scientist, he currently teaches at MIT. He spoke to BT's Kushan Mitra. BJP leader Arun Shourie is in touch with the Department of Telecom official who blew the whistle on the 2G scam that has led to the arrest of former UPA telecom minister A Raja. He speaks to Puja Mehra. Excerpts: At 38, he is not given to mincing words. James Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, Europe and Asia, of the $32.8-billion News Corporation, openly criticised the foreign direct investment norms in India that cap the entry of global players in the news and digital broadcasting space. In an interview with Shamni Pande he opens up on the group's plans for India.
Chairman of SRF Ltd Ltd Arun Bharat Ram talks about his leadership style.
Jet-setters need to guard against deep vein thrombosis, says Rahul Sachitanand.
The book explains the history of the West and why the West is history, says Srivatsa Krishna.
Tightening of interest rates was required, but the time may have come for a pause, says the former Director General of the National Council of Applied Economic Research. Jawboning: The use of public appeals to influence actions, especially relating to business. Gleaned from public interactions of Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in India. A newly-introduced software provides instant information on the price of shares across bourses. $71.7 bn: The revenues of the Indian IT-BPO industry by the end of 2011, accounting for 5.8 per cent of the country's GDP. The iPad2 is not yet available in India, and is not expected to be here even during the second phase of Apple's product roll-out in late April. "For another Green Revolution, you need technology...Services like electricity and water; marketing...and lastly, farmers' enthusiasm. The last is the most important input and it is totally absent," says M.S. Swaminathan. Know all about the Harshad Mehta stock market scam in only 5 steps. Jamshedpur boy MANOJ SINGH is the Global Managing Director of Operations at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of accounting's Big Four worldwide. Suman Layak caught up with Singh.
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Professor at the Centre for Policy Research Bharat Karnad says certain nuclear aspects of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan have a bearing on the fanciful power generation schemes that have been taken up by the Manmohan govt.
He spent the last few years in exotic locales such as Borneo, Phuket, Auckland and Kuala Lumpur managing properties. Now, 38-year-old Australian Shaun Langdon is in India with a tough job in hand.
A worldwide debate is raging about the risks of nuclear power. Even if the Indian government's audacious plan for a necklace of reactors takes shape, we will derive only five per cent of our energy needs from nuclear plants by 2050.
Your cover story Making 500 Million People Employable (April 3) has accurately highlighted the various aspects of the compelling responsibility of shaping the skill dimensions of Indians, writes B Rajasekaran from Bangalore.
The current pool of patent agents is way too small to meet the demand, says Manu Kaushik.
The Freuds and Churchills of the world today are satiating their palate in diverse ways. Cigar expert Manish Dutt delves into some cigar and liquor pairing options that will leave you asking for more.