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Chiaroscuro Past and upcoming events

Past and upcoming events

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, seen with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, has sealed a $15 billion currency swap line with India, expected to support the falling rupee.
Leadership Spotlight PVR's Ajay Bijli admires J.R.D. Tata

PVR's Ajay Bijli admires J.R.D. Tata

Ajay Bijli, CMD, PVR shares his leadership style.
People People who made news

People who made news

Starring: Deepak Mehrotra, Harsh Mariwala, Pallavi S. Shroff, Poornima Shenoy, Sunil Dutt, Jean-Claude Monachon
Jobs Jobs are disappearing, except in a few sectors

Jobs are disappearing, except in a few sectors

The latest Business Today-TeamLease survey says 2012 is going to be tougher for jobseekers.
Book Kanwal Sibal reviews 'That Used to Be US What Went Wrong with America- and how it can come back'

Kanwal Sibal reviews 'That Used to Be US What Went Wrong with America- and how it can come back'

The book spells out succinctly where the US is slipping up.
Smart executive Old fables to help improve work habits

Old fables to help improve work habits

This new year, turn to the old fables to improve your work habits.
Event Bangalore played perfect host to the BT-Honda Pro-Am tournament

Bangalore played perfect host to the BT-Honda Pro-Am tournament

The sprawling course at the Eagleton Golf Village near Bangalore played perfect host to the BT-Honda Pro-Am tournament.
Focus How different things work

How different things work

In November, Chief Minister Mayawati had pushed through a resolution in the state assembly to this effect, without taking into consideration economic and administrative issues.

Ranbaxy vs US FDA

Drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories has reached an agreement with the US health regulator to lift a ban on import of drugs from its certain factories in India.

Indian companies could reap huge profits with the generic copies of drugs

Indian companies could reap huge profits with the generic copies of drugs that are set to go off-patent between 2012 and 2016. A snapshot of what the top six stand to gain.

Quotes by eminent personalities

There is a general feeling in this country that economic reforms means FDI. If you do something for FDI, then you are a great reformer, says Yashwant Sinha, BJP leader and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, in Mint.

Pipavav Defence promoters hope to cut their pledged shares by half by March

Pipavav Defence promoters hope to cut their pledged shares by half by March.

Has the arrest of Rajat Gupta dented the image of the global Indian?

Most seem perturbed by the relentless media coverage of the arrest of Rajat Gupta on insider trading charges as well as his portrayal in sections of the US media as greedy and dishonest.

RBI makes it easier for Indian companies to raise funds overseas

The central bank makes it easier for Indian companies to raise funds overseas.

An compelling camera Canon Powershot s100 and a mini tablet Samsung Galaxy Note

An compelling camera Canon Powershot s100 and a mini tablet Samsung Galaxy Note.

2G scam: Essar says it is innocent, CBI not clear on charges either

The company is fighting the case on the basis of the group holding just 2.15 per cent in Loop Telecom, which nullifies criminal and civil wrongdoing.

Long way to go for Ambanis reconciliation

The Ambani re-union at Chorwad shows there is a long way to go for reconciliation.
Deal Watch Bt-Ernst & Young lists biggest deals in the past 30 days

Bt-Ernst & Young lists biggest deals in the past 30 days

Force Motors, headed by Abhay N. Firodia, Chairman, will exit from Man Force Trucks or MFT, its five-year-old joint venture with Germany's MAN Truck & Bus AG, or MAN.
Reporters Diary Unisex salon chains rising in India

Unisex salon chains rising in India

Suddenly, unisex salons are everywhere.
Features Six pharma majors join hands to beat cost pressures

Six pharma majors join hands to beat cost pressures

Though they compete fiercely, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Aurobindo Pharma, Zydus Cadila, Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals and Ranbaxy - each one a giant - came together in July 2010 to share their best practices, in a bid to improve efficiency and bring down rising operating costs.

Have brands and products evolved in step with the changing consumers?

Once starved of choices, the Indian consumer now has a plethora of them. They are thus influencing the way marketers shape and position their products and brands. Read how products and brands adjust to this new reality and market items mostly the way consumers want them.

Frontier Markets uses village-level community workers to sell solar energy products

Ajaita Shah's Frontier Markets uses village-level community workers to sell solar energy products.

Five of the eight Indians in Thinkers50 on their respective areas of expertise

Six of the eight Indians in Thinkers50, a global listing of the world's best business minds, give sharp takes on their respective areas of expertise.
Technology Emerging technology could make downloading data more affordable in 2012

Emerging technology could make downloading data more affordable in 2012

This year will see a host of new service providers who will offer better and cheaper connectivity for high-speed data.
Letters Reader's view on Business Today articles

Reader's view on Business Today articles

The 20th anniversary issue (Change, January 8, 2012) is a collector's delight. As a regular reader of the magazine, I found it sported a new look for this special issue.
Editors note 'Most human beings are quite good at managing bad news'

'Most human beings are quite good at managing bad news'

If you have ever had the misfortune of falling flat when standing erect, you will know that dreadful sensation of the ground rushing up to meet you. That is how India's economy feels.
Special Hyundai is racing to keep up with rising demand for cheap cars

Hyundai is racing to keep up with rising demand for cheap cars

With demand for cheap cars rising, Hyundai's Indian plants are set to exceed capacity - a challenge for a facility that makes more than 1,000 variants of cars.

Indian firms key suppliers of components to world's best and biggest carmakers

For long confined to doing low-end work, Indian companies have emerged as suppliers of critical components to the world's best and biggest carmakers.

Global carmakers make inroads into R&D in India

A few global carmakers have tasted success with cars designed in India, but most are just starting to make inroads into R&D here.

10 hottest new launches and concepts at Auto Expo 2012 edition

A preview of 10 of the hottest new launches and concepts at the Auto Expo 2012 edition.