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BT More Volvo S60 pulses with adrenaline and drive

Volvo S60 pulses with adrenaline and drive

Volvo finally has a state of the art car in the S60 T6 that gets the heart racing and puts a smile on your face.

Soak yourself in most popular wellness destinations

As overworked professionals go in search of that perfect destresser, here's a look at some of the most popular wellness destinations. From natural healing to modern remedies; get your fix.

Beat the stress by visiting a wellness retreat

For a generation that lives to meet deadlines, work-life balance is an intriguing mystery. It's about time you beat the stress and let the afterhours of a different kind beckon you in the form of whimsical retreats.

Upcoming events of the month

Abu Dhabi houses some of the world's best experiences in terms of hospitality, lifestyle and luxury. Skip Dubai and head to the capital instead.

Keshav Suri's choices

The owner of Intercontinental, The Lalit Keshav Suri finds the cocktail at his hotel impressive.

Do it yourself guide

If sleep eludes you or you spend countless nights tossing and turning, here's your guide to dreamless slumber.

Racing tidbits from around the world.

Fast cars, bikes and boats. Racing tidbits from around the world.

Tips that can keeps you healthy

Tips that can help you remain healthy.

Refresh yourself at the spa

If the Delhi heat gets too much, switch off with a luxurious hamam treatment at The Spa at Aman New Delhi.

Hair care tips for the monsoon season

Forget bad hair days as grooming gurus come together to help you sail through the worth weather for your hair-the monsoon. We do a round-up of haircair products on offer to help you opt for the one that works for you.

Golf is the new attraction in Thailand

Golf is a relatively new attraction in the cultural capital of Thailand, but the sheer variety and scope of the golf courses make the proposition an enticing one.

The Ploof Deli Kitchen and Bar puts a spin on classic continental cuisine

The Ploof Deli Kitchen and Bar, Delhi puts a spin on classic continental cuisine, but its main USP is a premium fresh produce shop.

China Kitchen's TCK Bar is an intimate space to unwind

The China Kitchen's new addition, TCK Bar, is an intimate space to unwind. After-party lounging and drinks past midnight have never been better.

Quirky gadgets that let us exercise at our desks

The seated generation is piling on the pounds. Can quirky gadgets that let us exercise at our desks, help keep those pounds off? Let's find out.

How to fight backache at workplace?

Long hours, deadlines, and stress take their toll on our spinal cord. No wonder then that back ache is touted as the most common health problem across workplaces. Here's how to fight back.

Vintage cars promise capital gains too

Vintage and classic cars are not just ageless machines for time travelling. They can also be worthwhile investments that render unparalleled pride of ownership and promise capital gains too. Take a joy-ride.

Harish Moolchandani on books he love

Harish Moolchandani, CEO and MD, India and Indian sub-continent, Beam Global Spirits and wine talks about the books that have made him what he is today.
Features Govt policies affecting most ambitious initiative for rural India, says YC Deveshwar

Govt policies affecting most ambitious initiative for rural India, says YC Deveshwar

In a candid interview with Chaitanya Kalbag, Yogesh Chander Deveshwar talks of ITC's future-ready status, government policies that are affecting its most ambitious initiative for rural India, and more.

RBI's tight money policy casts a shadow on corporate profitability

RBI's tight money policy casts a shadow on corporate profitability, leading to lacklustre advance tax collections for the first quarter.

A sneak preview of the report of the Chawla Committee

A sneak preview of the report of the Chawla Committee on Pricing and Allocation of Natural Resources. The emphasis is on markets.

It is virtually impossible to put a figure to amount of black money

The former member of Central Board of Direct Taxes Durgesh Shankar shares his insights on black money.

SEBI consent orders enable wrongdoers in the finance markets to bail themselves out

Wrongdoers in the financial market are increasingly using the consent order route of Sebi to bail themselves out at the cost of transparency.

Why his cable business is critical for Kalanithi Maran

The Jayalalithaa government has listed the nationalisation of cable distribution as one of its major goals. Though income from TV signal distribution in Tamil Nadu accounts for four per cent of Sun TV group's revenues, it is crucial for both the Marans and the DMK.

Power supply companies in Mangalore, Vadodara and Tirupati stem distribution losses to impressive levels

Electricity supply companies in Mangalore, Vadodara and Tirupati stem distribution losses to impressive levels and add muscle to revenues.

Unaccounted wealth stashed overseas comes back through Mauritius

The island nation is the springboard for much of the capital inflows into India. In the early 1990s, India signed a tax treaty with the country that provided significant tax benefits to investments routed from there. And today, unaccounted wealth stashed overseas comes back via Mauritius, while loopholes at home remain a problem.
Book The book captures the essence of values in sport

The book captures the essence of values in sport

The book captures the essence of values in sport, values that inspire champion players and champion teams, says Viren Rasquinha.
Executive Health Regular medical check-ups can ward off future ailments

Regular medical check-ups can ward off future ailments

Invest in regular medical check-ups to ward off future ailments, says Anumeha Chaturvedi.
People Business leaders who made news

Business leaders who made news

Starring: Soon Kwon, K. Bharat Kumar, James Mcgill,  David Kohler, Harish Iyer
Leadership Spotlight Future Capital Holdings V. Vaidyanathan's admires K.V.Kamath

Future Capital Holdings V. Vaidyanathan's admires K.V.Kamath

The Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Future Capital Holdings V. Vaidyanathan talks about his leadership style.
Letters Story on India's Coolest Startups quite motivating

Story on India's Coolest Startups quite motivating

Your cover story, India's Coolest Startups (June 26), will not only provide a boost to the 10 listed companies but also motivate the five others in line.
Health Running for a helathy lifestyle is corporate's new mantra

Running for a helathy lifestyle is corporate's new mantra

The world's oldest and most basic exercise is fast becoming a new age corporate mantra. Avid runner and founder of Running and Living, Rahul S Verghese tells us why we should run.
Reviews Check the desirability quotient of new products

Check the desirability quotient of new products

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 2 Unveiled at this year's Baselworld in Switzerland, this flaunts a complicated mechanism that combines two concentric titanium carriages, the outer one gyrating in 120 seconds and the inner one in 40 seconds.
Travel travelling made easy

travelling made easy

This year, ditch the pollution, pack your rucksacks and head to 'Little Tibet' to enjoy nature at its pristine best.
Focus How different things work

How different things work

This year the south-west monsoon arrived in Kerala three days ahead of the June 1 date predicted for it by the Indian Meteorological Department, or IMD, raising fears of an uneven monsoon.

India needs to move forward faster in the digital space: John Nendick

John Nendick, Global Industry Leader, Global Media & Entertainment Center at Ernst & Young, helps tote up the Emmy ballots every year.

Grant Thornton India on India M&A deals

In 2010, India witnessed a total of 971 deals valued at $62.2 billion, with M&A accounting for $49.8 billion and 622 deals, according to data from Grant Thornton India.

Bharti's African Safari

A chronology of Bharti's acquisition deal of Zain Telecom.

Should diesel prices be regulated?

A majority of respondents is in favour of deregulating diesel prices, and understandably so. While petrol prices were deregulated last year, and have been hiked twice since then, diesel prices have more or less remained static.

Biggest deal in past 30 days(May 10 to June 6, 2011)

The UK-based global services major Serco has entered an agreement to acquire India-based Intelenet Global Services, a business process outsourcing, or BPO, services provider, for Rs 2,859 crore ($634 million).

Apple World: Once you go Mac, you'll never go back

Apple World: Once you go Mac, you'll never go back (to Windows or anything else).

RBI's holding company model will enable better regulation of entities

The holding company model proposed by RBI for the Indian financial sector will enable better regulation of entities.

Fears of job losses are exaggerated, says Raghav Gupta

Fears of job losses are exaggerated, all stakeholders stand to gain if the sector is opened up, says Raghav Gupta.

Hero Honda's Hunk bike zipped to the top slot this May

Hero Honda's Hunk bike zipped to the top slot this May, leaving all the fast moving consumer goods brands behind.

Meaning of the word Facipulate

Facipulate means an unfortunate mix of 'facilitate' and 'manipulate', it means influencing the course of a discussion by indirectly promoting particular lines of thought.

Internet growth journey

The Internet has already generated substantial growth, jobs and prosperity, finds a McKinsey study.
Columns Husain's work touched several lives across the globe

Husain's work touched several lives across the globe

In his ninety-five years, saturated with more experiences and achievements than most people could imagine, let alone aspire to, M.F. Husain made both a name for himself in his country and for his country in the world.
Chiaroscuro Events that made news and the upcoming ones

Events that made news and the upcoming ones

Even as you delve into this BT collector's edition on 100-year-old companies, doff your hat to M.F. Husain, 95, who passed away on June 9, leaving behind a rich artistic legacy.
Money Invest in companies whose businesses get a boost from the season

Invest in companies whose businesses get a boost from the season

Invest in companies whose businesses get a boost from the season.
Jobs Education sector throwing up varied jobs

Education sector throwing up varied jobs

With private players, foreign funds and government institutions pitching in, the education sector in India is expanding fast, throwing open a host of new job opportunities.
Reporters Diary Microsoft believes computer needs to understand humans

Microsoft believes computer needs to understand humans

The giant in the world of technology has had its ups and downs in recent years and is hardly a 'cool' company anymore. But it is still the stuff legends are made of and remains influential in the world of computing. Business Today visits Microsoft's headquarters to understand its vision of the future of computing.
Editors note Chaitanya Kalbag on 100 year old indian companies

Chaitanya Kalbag on 100 year old indian companies

What is it that keeps old companies going, richly and successfully, for a century or longer? This fortnight we look at a number of Indian companies that have been around for one hundred years or longer, and not just survived but in most instances, thrived.