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  • With Formula One success behind him and the Yamuna Expressway stretching ahead, Jaypee's Manoj Gaur stakes claim for a seat at India Inc's high table. The company with the largest land bank in NCR is on course to cross Rs 20,000 crore in turnover this year.
Dec 25, 2011
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Reporters Diary Jaipur ensures its global polishing centre gets a regular supply of emeralds

Jaipur ensures its global polishing centre gets a regular supply of emeralds

The Jaipur auction ensures this global polishing centre gets a regular supply of emeralds.
Leadership Spotlight Ford India's Michael Boneham admires Alan Mulally

Ford India's Michael Boneham admires Alan Mulally

Michael Boneham, President & MD, Ford India  shares his leadership style.
Careers Employers need to make employees more aware of health benefits

Employers need to make employees more aware of health benefits

Employers need to make employees more aware of health benefits offered.
MANAGEMENT What prompts business leaders to take part in marathons

What prompts business leaders to take part in marathons

Dearton Thomas Hector finds out what prompts business leaders to take part in marathons.
Technology Children are digital natives

Children are digital natives

Children are digital natives. Ergo, parents will have to adapt.
Money Bonus issue not always good for the stock

Bonus issue not always good for the stock

A bonus issue is usually good for the stock, but not always.
Features A social business from Karnataka now seeks to go nationwide

A social business from Karnataka now seeks to go nationwide

A social business that provides Karnataka's rural children solar-powered lamps to do their homework now seeks to go nationwide.

Three start-ups seek to remove hurdles online buyers face

Despite attracting growing number of visitors, online retailers suffer from low conversion rates. Three start-ups seek to remove the hurdles online buyers face.

Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor likes to endorse brands that suits her personality

Unpretentious and vibrant Kareena Kapoor says she likes to endorse brands that suit her personality. The actor who has built her own reputation in Hindi cinema says she would not endorse alcohol brands and anything non-vegetarian.

Irrigation firms mull lending to farmers

Hit by a delay in getting government subsidy payments, some players in the micro-irrigation sector are thinking about lending to farmers.

Japanese companies eye India, raise investment to make gains

Japanese companies are on the prowl for acquisitions in India. Direct investment inflows from the country have jumped 18-fold in five years. A close look at what is behind this rising interest in India.

Kidswear industry is growing rapidly in India, expected to cross Rs 50,000 cr

The children's wear industry, estimated at around Rs 38,000 crore and growing rapidly, is serious business. Thanks to rising family incomes, peer pressure, global retail formats and exposure to brands.

Cyrus Mistry: How Ratan Tata's successor won the race to Bombay House

Why and how dark horse Cyrus Mistry got to run the victory lap around Bombay House.

Muthoot brothers: Billionaire family that lends against gold jewellery

Muthoot Finance is today the largest lender against gold jewellery in the country. Its rise is due to two factors: its rapidly growing portfolio of gold loans and its low rate of borrower default.

Kareena Kapoor surges ahead of all other Bollywood performers

With four mega successes in two years, Kareena Kapoor surges ahead of all other Bollywood performers.

Will Vikram Akula's exit change SKS Microfinance's future for the better?

Some observers don't blame the Andhra Pradesh microfinance law alone for the woes of SKS Microfinance. They also blame the way the microlender was run under Vikram Akula, its founder and former chairman.

FDI in retail: What the Opposition, traders ignored

A study by an assistant professor at TISS, Mumbai, proves that kirana stores have the edge on organised retail given the credit they offer and relationships with customers.

India's hopes of high growth rate dying a slow death

In the wake of corruption investigations, dysfunctional governance and a growing gulf between politicians and the people, the approaching assembly polls will circumscribe economic policy options.
Aviation A guide to the complexities involved in selling and leasing airplanes

A guide to the complexities involved in selling and leasing airplanes

Sale and leasing of airplanes are in the spotlight. A guide to the complexities involved.
Focus India Inc's quotes on Tata Sons' Chairman-designate Cyrus Mistry

India Inc's quotes on Tata Sons' Chairman-designate Cyrus Mistry

Cyrus is somewhat of a dark horse, says Harsh Goenka, Chairman, RPG Group

KPMG LLP's Jitendra Sharma on global debt crisis

Jitendra Sharma, the US-based Principal, Advisory Services, KPMG LLP, has a challenging job: managing risk. In India recently meeting clients, Sharma spoke to Sanjiv Shankaran on the debt crisis and what is in store.

Air India's troubled merger

ICPA threatens a fresh stir if issues of pay parity and some allowances are not settled soon

India's media and entertainment industry offer exciting opportunities for global business

India's thriving media and entertainment industry, together with favourable regulatory norms, provides attractive growth opportunities for global companies, says an Ernst & Young report.

The New Apple of My i

Apple is also planning a major overhaul of the iMac and MacBook Airlines. It is also getting into iCloud, a cloud service.

The 10 most watched ads of October

Paints, television, camera, lights.... October saw a wide category of brands lighting up the TAM-BT listing of mostwatched advertisements.

Former bureaucrats best as independent directors on PSU boards

Former bureaucrats are becoming convenient choices as independent directors on PSU boards.

Ministry Of Corporate Affairs has never had the courage to prosecute serious violations

The Ministry Of Corporate Affairs has never had the courage to prosecute serious violations. The fault lies not in our laws but in their execution.

A smart and handy mobile phone and a useful navigation device

A smart and handy mobile phone and a useful navigation device.

Rupee fall to dent corporate profitability, your fuel bills could increase

Oil, metals and mining companies will be the biggest losers as imports will become costlier, while companies in the pharmaceutical and IT sectors stand to gain.

New word in business - Extrapediately

Extrapediately is used when a task needs to be completed almost instantaneously; considered more powerful and demanding than ASAP and STAT.
Letters Readers' thumbs up to BT's survey on innovative companies

Readers' thumbs up to BT's survey on innovative companies

With its focused approach, clarity of concepts, scrutiny of contents, pervasiveness of utility and incidence of implication across business platforms globally, your cover package was not just innovative, but informative too.
Chiaroscuro Events of the fortnight

Events of the fortnight

In a breather for corporate executives embroiled in the 2G scam, the Supreme Court nod led to a spate of bail applications being accepted.
Case Study Godrej Appliances re-brands products, eyes top slot in consumer durables market

Godrej Appliances re-brands products, eyes top slot in consumer durables market

The company, started in 1958, gradually grew complacent and lost touch with its customers thanks to liberalisation and the entry of foreign players. Here's how the company reacted to the situation and fought its way back.
Book 'The book maintains discipline is as important for success as creativity'

'The book maintains discipline is as important for success as creativity'

The book Great by Choice maintains discipline is as important for success as creativity.
Editors note 'The drumbeat of bad economic news is growing louder by the day'

'The drumbeat of bad economic news is growing louder by the day'

Elections may come and go but highways endure, and the whiff of outsized opportunity is luring Japanese investors beset by stagflation and a soaring yen who had held gingerly back from India until the allure became irresistible.
People Eight Indians who figured in the 2011 list of the world's 50 top business thinkers

Eight Indians who figured in the 2011 list of the world's 50 top business thinkers

Snapshots of eight Indians who figured in the definitive 2011 list of the world's 50 top business thinkers.