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Drive Maruti transferred the Swift waitlist from the old product to the new

Maruti transferred the Swift waitlist from the old product to the new

Maruti transferred the Swift waitlist from the old product to the new.

The new Swift remains an extremely exciting car

The first thing you notice about the new Swift is that it does not look very different from the old one. Prices are expected to be Rs 15,000 to Rs 30,000 higher than the existing variants, which would make the anti-lock braking and the dual front airbag-equipped ZXi model cost around Rs 560,000 to Rs 570,000.
BT More Watches that impress with form and functions

Watches that impress with form and functions

From sporty chronographs to classic luminous dials, choose a watch which debunks the maxim that luxury is the privilege of the rich. Minus hefty price tags, these timepieces stun with form and function.

Watches that have detailed movements

Markers of industrial rejuvenation, these instruments of horology are hailed for their detailed movements. With retrogrades, tourbillons, perpetual calendars and minute repeaters ceaselessly evolving through time, purists and connoisseurs remain hooked on to this eternal culture.

Classic watches are a perfect blend of past, present and future

Fusing in their metallic facade, artistic embellis hments and futuristic movements, classic watches are a perfect blend of past, present and future, maki ng them timeless in their appeal. Here's an ode to some contemporary renditions of cult classics and some new beauties, all set to stand the test of time.

Wacthes that are rough and ready for adventure

There's a wristwatch for every game you want to play. These luxury models by prestigious watchmakers transition seamlessly from a deep sea dive to a day at the derby. The 12 timepieces showcased here are rough and ready for adventure but smooth around the edges, sharp to look at, and smart on the inside.

Most coveted watches of the month

As the hourglass captures the fleeting passage of time, BT More explores the most coveted timepieces of the moment.

Upcoming events of the month-Septemebr

Top hotel chains around the world have recognised that  hotel lobby is more than just dead space to while away time. With this in mind, the new focus is on recrafting these spaces as engaging recreational and food zones.

Starwood Sheraton's Feast and new Italina restaurant

The Starwood Sheraton's new restaurant, Feast, serves up a mixed plate. It stuns and stuffs with variety and quantity but there are some lapses in quality. BT More reviews.

Punj Corporation's Peter Punj on his favourite stuff

Peter Punj, Managing Director, Punj Corporation shares his favourite things.

Guide on healthy and good food

Guide on healthy and good food

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

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

Cognac in south west France where excess of gourmet food and drink is the norm.

As we leave summer behind, travel to Cognac in south west France for a vacation where excess of gourmet food and drink become the norm. Forget wine and champagne as you sip on spirited cognac.

A handful of enterprising bartenders around the world are ushering in a renaissance for mixed drinks.

A handful of enterprising bartenders around the world are ushering in a renaissance for mixed drinks. What new highs will this cocktail culture scale? We find out.

World's largest indoor ice exhibition at Macau's Venetian

The world's largest indoor ice exhibition at Macau's Venetian creates a glacial rhetoric that freezes in time and memory.
Leadership Spotlight Godrej Consumer Products MD A. Mahendran shares his leadership style

Godrej Consumer Products MD A. Mahendran shares his leadership style

Godrej Consumer Products Managing Director A. Mahendran admires Nelson Mandela.
People People who made news

People who made news

Starring: Deepak Ohri, Ameera Shah, Andrea Jung, Jocelyn Vigreux, Mohamad Ali
Executive Health Avoid any diet that guarantees weight loss

Avoid any diet that guarantees weight loss

Avoid any diet that guarantees weight loss, says Anumeha Chaturvedi.
Book Bernd Vogel on new ways of harnessing organisational energy

Bernd Vogel on new ways of harnessing organisational energy

Bernd Vogel talks to N. Madhavan about new ways of harnessing organisational energy.
Features Sajjan Jindal needs strong nerves to fight the Lokayukta's charges

Sajjan Jindal needs strong nerves to fight the Lokayukta's charges

Iron ore supply is not the biggest problem before JSW Steel. Sajjan Jindal and his team need strong nerves to fight the Lokayukta's charges.

'Aany major negative global event will have repercussions on markets'

Quick action on the fiscal side and a fall in crude prices will be the prerequisites for the markets to sustain current levels and move up in the medium to long term.

Ambitious reorganisation at Bharti Airtel could return it to its vibrant past

Bharti Airtel has had a brilliant history racing to the No. 1 spot. Today, things are dark for the firm.

The wrenching churn of global equity markets may usher India's next growth wave

The wrenching churn of global equity markets may just be the perfect setting to usher in India's next growth wave: reforms of its institutions that have played an important role in its high growth. However, the key question remains - whether India's institutions are up to dealing with an economy on the threshold of touching $2 trillion.

India could use global turmoil as an opportunity to learn key lessons

With the global turmoil unlikely to abate soon, India could use this as an opportunity to learn key lessons that will pave the way for sustainable growth.

US debt rating cut: India is likely to absorb the shock

The European sovereign debt crisis, the logjam over the US debt ceiling and the cruellest blow when Standard & Poor's lowered the long-term sovereign credit rating of the United States from AAA to AA+, have sent global markets into the red zone. Can India sail through this crisis?

Bimal Jalan, former RBI governor, on India's institutions

Bimal Jalan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, discusses India's institutions and the challenges they face with Sanjiv Shankaran. Edited excerpts from the interview:

There is no doubt that US power is waning

The US is on life support, and Asian creditors led by China, which holds $1.16 trillion of US treasuries, control the intravenous drip. Asian central banks will not be dumping their dollar assets, but there is no doubt that US power is waning.

Santosh Hegde questions JSW Steel's defence in mining

In an interview wiHegde, who is now retired, punches holes in the company's defence.
Chiaroscuro Forthcoming events of the month

Forthcoming events of the month

Dealing with the Downgrade: The Great American Dream has not exactly ended, but economists, policy makers, traders and the public are spending some sleepless nights trying to figure out whether all is well with the world's economic superpower.
Focus How different things work

How different things work

The Panamanian ship MV Pavit, which recently drifted into Indian waters undetected despite a three-tiered maritime security cordon and ran aground at Juhu in Mumbai, has exposed serious gaps in the surveillance along India's coast.

India first port of call for Karin M. Finkelston

Karin M. Finkelston, Vice President, Asia Pacific, International Finance Corporation, or IFC, made India her first port of call after being appointed to the newly-created position.

Posco's project in Orissa: A recap

Posco's project in Orissa is yet to get off the ground. Since 2008, its efforts to acquire 438 acres of private land, out of the total 4,004 acres approved for the project, have been mired in an unceasing cycle of local protests.

Biggest deals in the past 30 days

The deal, potentially valued at Rs 2,000 crore, may enable Disney to strengthen its foothold in India's media and entertainment industry, as well as help Disney synergise UTV India's operations.

Is inflation beyond the government's control?

A majority of respondents has voted in favour of the proposition, reflecting the widespread exasperation with persistently high allround inflation.

Use of the Internet and mobile devices for banking rises

Use of the Internet and mobile devices for banking is growing rapidly among Indians in particular and Asians in general, reveals a survey by McKinsey & Co.

Review: Motorola Xoom and BlackBerry Playbook

Two more tablets in an already crowded market.

RBI Governor D. Subbarao gets a two-year extension

Unlike the huge 50 basis point hike in key policy rates he announced in July, the two-year extension granted to Reserve Bank of India Governor Duvvuri Subbarao was not entirely unexpected.

New takeover code does the balancing act

The new takeover code tries to juggle the interests of different stakeholders, say Nishchal Joshipura and Arun Scaria.

New words in business

A washup is a follow-up discussion after an important incident to suggest improvements or resolve difficult situations at work.

Quotes from business and political leaders

This is unacceptable… They have played a trick. They can't dictate terms to the government, says Vayalar Ravi, Civil Aviation Minister, lambasting Star Alliance for stalling Air India's bid to enter the global grouping of airlines, in The Indian Express

Tata Nano: Running short of promise

Tata considers setting up overseas factories to assemble Nano to help boost sales of the car

Sebi allows Rs 100-fee for mutual fund distributors

The Rs 100-fee for mutual fund distributors may not be enough.
Reporters Diary High prices affect sale of Bengali delicacy Hilsa

High prices affect sale of Bengali delicacy Hilsa

High prices of Hilsa this year break the hearts of Bengalis.
Letters Readers' views on Business Today articles

Readers' views on Business Today articles

Can India actually become a hub of low-cost auto manufacturing? After reading your cover story (Rough Ride, August 21), one is not very optimistic.
Editors note The objectivity and rigour of our B-school survey is growing by the year

The objectivity and rigour of our B-school survey is growing by the year

The objectivity and rigour of our B-school survey, which covered 1,732 respondents across 13 cities in five categories, is growing by the year (this is the twelfth time we have ranked business schools).
Jobs Research and analytics attractive job option

Research and analytics attractive job option

Research and analytics has become an attractive job option.