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Eat right to sleep tight

Tired? In dire need of 40 winks? What you ate last night could be the reason for this. Read on as we ask experts how to eat right to sleep tight.

Urban-golf: Play a cool new game

If you think your neighbourhood golf club is insufferably stuffy, joyless, and over-frequented by pretentious knowit-alls, make your own 'space' and try urban golf.

Romanian witches paid taxes for their practises

Everyone curses the tax man, but Romanian witches, angry about having to pay up for their practise, recently hurled poisonous mandrake into the Danube River to put a hex on the government.

A guide to good travelling

Literature being an integral part of Dublin's everyday landscape, no wonder UNESCO has named it a City of Literature.

Products that can increase desirability quotient

Inspired by Zenith's automatic Captain Line of the 50s, the watch has a streamlined design and is enlarged to its present day size of 40mm.

Upcoming events, new releases in books, bikes and things to do this month

The new Metropol Parasol is an architectural revelation that has altered the landscape of its city.

Paolo Marai, President & CEO, Vertime on his favourite books

Paolo Marai, President & CEO, Vertime talks about the books that have made him what he is today.

Funky sneakers to head out in comfort

Don't let the heat bog you down. Get a spring in your step with these funky sneakers and head out in comfort.

What Jean-Claude Biver likes in food, cars and gadgets

Jean-Claude Biver, CEO, Hublot Geneve, loves to take red wine and owns a Mercedes 600CL.

Unconventional places to visit in London

A visit to Ye Olde England is incomplete without a round of one of Europe's most fascinating cities, London. We give you the lowdown on some of its unconventional attractions.

Seven iconic summer scents for men

We bring you seven iconic summer scents for men that rule supreme. Splash on!

Products which make for perfect gifts

Till a little while ago 'corporate gifting' was a concept. Today, it's a norm. Here's a holistic list of products which make for perfect gifts.

Escobar: The longest bar in the country

It boasts of the longest bar in the country and is named after a Colombian druglord. Forget all that because Escobar's alfresco seating with globally infused tapas and cocktails creates just the right dining ambience.

Slip away to a resort for a good break from stress

Simran Dhaliwal finds out that the only way to lose the stress of working in a big city is to slip away to a resort so private that you have to book the whole place just to go there.

Digital SLR: Life through a lens

You no longer need a mega digital SLR to be able to take pictures that take the breath away.
Features India lags in seafood exports due to poor policies

India lags in seafood exports due to poor policies

Poorly designed policies hold back India from increasing its seafood exports, as the missed opportunity in tsunami-hit Japan shows.

Fortis-SRL deal is legally watertight

The Fortis-SRL deal is legally watertight, but the jury is out on whether it is proper or not.

Samsung may pip LG as top consumer electronics firm

Bolstered by rapidly climbing consumer electronic sales, particularly of flat panel displays and mobile phones, and better realisations through a small pricing premium, Samsung has equalled LG in sales and expects to end 2011 ahead of its rival by a substantial margin.

Rupee refuses to buckle under rising global oil prices

The Indian currency has refused to buckle under the onslaught of rising global oil prices, thanks to a surge in exports.

Myntra re-invents itself

Myntra re-invents itself, hopes to dominate fashion merchandising on the Net.

Ajay Bijli's strategy to scale up multiplex business

Ajay Bijli's stab at new entertainment zones is only to beef up his real hero - the multiplex.

Pai's exit shows up the faultlines at Infosys

T.V. Mohandas Pai's departure shows up the faultlines at the hallowed Infosys.
Leadership Spotlight Dr Prathap C. Reddy on his leadership style

Dr Prathap C. Reddy on his leadership style

Executive Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, Dr Prathap C. Reddy talks about his leadership style.
Focus How different things work

How different things work

Over 1.4 million electronic voting machines, or EVMs, are being used in the ongoing assembly elections in five states. But experts say that EVMs can be tampered with and need to be secured.

Second airports yet to take-off

Several cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Goa, Bangalore and Hyderabad are in the process of constructing a second airport.

Events behind Vodafone's ownership saga

In March 2007, Vodafone buys Hutchison's 52% stake in Hutchison Essar for $11.17 billion. The company is renamed Vodafone Essar

Women still under-represented in companies' hierarchy

Women make up a greater proportion of the corporate talent pool than before in the Asia Pacific region, but they are still under-represented in the top echelons of companies

Quote by business and political leaders

A little bit of pain now, a little bit of medicine now, with the prospect of less suffering in the future, is the way to look at it-Subir Gokarn, RBI Deputy Governor.

Is India's burgeoning population a drain on its economy?

The majority feels that India's growing population is a liability. The country is expected to have a surplus workforce of 4.7 crore people by 2020. For the government, the challenge will be to ensure that its workforce has the required skills to make it employable.

Biggest deal in past 30 days

Cals Refineries has acquired the assets of the Hardt Group owned Cenco and Atas refineries in the US and Northern Cyprus for Rs 1,916 crore.

SAB's freshly-minted music channel Mastiii

SAB's freshly-minted music channel vaults to the top of the charts.

Find out the meaning of a new business word: multi-slacker

What it means: An individual who engages in unproductive activities at the workplace.

Complan tops the list pf the most watched ads in March 2011

Winter is long gone and all the summer chillers are moving up on our charts, emerging as the most advertised category.

Will Pension Fund Regulatory Development and Authority Bill kick-start much awaited reforms?

The PFRDA Bill will kick-start much awaited reforms.

India's family businesses succession plan should be more refined

As Indian family businesses become multinational enterprises, they need to refine their succession procedures, says S. Manikutty.

Market for cloud computing is strong: Microsoft Office Division President Kurt Delbene

Kurt Delbene believes the next big growth wave for Microsoft will come from a mix of solutions hosted on the Internet and the centralised use of enterprise servers popularly called cloud computing.
Columns Lokpal set-up has its own limitations: MN Venkatachaliah

Lokpal set-up has its own limitations: MN Venkatachaliah

Former chief Justice of India M.N. Venkatachaliah says till we don't strengthen the institutional safeguards of Constitutional democracy, no amount of curative institutions such as Lokpal, Ombudsmen and the like, will be of much use.

'Jan Lokpal Bill may need to move from idealism to realism'

The solution against corruption lies in granting independence to existing agencies created to fight corruption, like the CVC, the Lokayuktas, the CAG, and the CBI.
Money Tips to deal with the rising interest rates

Tips to deal with the rising interest rates

With interest rates on home loans climbing, here are some tips for borrowers to deal with the situation.
Technology Safety concerns: Government wants to to snoop emails

Safety concerns: Government wants to to snoop emails

There is no doubt that emails and the Internet can be used as an instrument for communication by terrorists and that India has been a victim of terrorism for years. But the country has much more to gain from unfettered access than having thousands of people snoop through citizens' chats and email.
Book Executives must learn early how to handle power: Linda Hill

Executives must learn early how to handle power: Linda Hill

Executives must learn early how to handle power, Linda Hill tells Somnath Dasgupta.
People Business leaders who made news

Business leaders who made news

People in news: Kerrie Peraino, Simon F. Cooper,n Raj Nayak, Sean Covey, Simon F. Cooper
Auto New Volkswage Passat is more environment-friendly

New Volkswage Passat is more environment-friendly

The new Passat might look similar and even feel the same, but look closer and it's a brand new car with great tech.
Chiaroscuro Weekly round up of news

Weekly round up of news

Surendra Pipara (left) of Reliance ADAG, Unitech Wireless MD Sanjay Chandra (centre) are among the latest businessmen to join former telecom minister Andimuthu Raja in jail.
Letters Readers feel India still need to do lot on disaster management

Readers feel India still need to do lot on disaster management

Even as horrific images of the disaster that struck Japan continue to linger in our minds, we can just wonder what would happen if a similar disaster were to strike India.
Executive Health Cardiac ailments on the rise among executives

Cardiac ailments on the rise among executives

Cardiac ailments are rising among executives and should not be taken lightly.
Jobs Global companies eyeing Indian employees

Global companies eyeing Indian employees

More and more of them, especially multinationals resuming expansion plans that had been put on hold during the economic slowdown of 2008/09, are looking to hire Indians and post them across continents.
Case Study The transformation story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni

The transformation story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only captain in the world to have tasted success in all formats of cricket, and that too in just four years. The Team India skipper likes to keep it simple, relying on instinct and self-belief to bring home the laurels.
Reporters Diary A boat ride on the Congo river

A boat ride on the Congo river

Kushan Mitra makes a new entry in his bucket list and ticks it off immediately. A boat ride on the Congo River.
Hottest Young Executives 2011 Sunish Sharma loves action

Sunish Sharma loves action

Sunish Sharma's stint at General Atlantic allowed him to gather some learnings from the downturn - to prepare for a downturn and then again prepare for the upswing too.

Sanjay Sharma: The man behind World Cup trophies

Sanjay Sharma joined Swarovski quite by chance. He was living in Germany when he got an offer from Swarovski to spearhead its drive into South Asia, with the focus on India.
MUST SEE  Special: India's Hottest Young Executives

Special: India's Hottest Young Executives

As Business Today unfolds its seventh edition of India's Hottest Young Executives, it becomes clear what began as a project to record the change in Corporate India's leadership profile is today turning out to be a definitive list.
Editors note 'Corruption strangling Incredible India magic'

'Corruption strangling Incredible India magic'

Corruption certainly seemed to be strangling the Incredible India magic this fortnight. It began with nationwide conniption over corruption as Anna Hazare broke his fast and the govt agreed to set up a joint committee to draft a new Jan Lokpal Bill.