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  • In an interview with Josey Puliyenthuruthel and Goutam Das in his wood-and-glass office at the Wipro headquarters in Bangalore, Premji talks about the fightback, how his company needs to make incremental changes next, how he sees Wipro in the future, and the role of his son Rishad.
Features Bachat Lamp Yojana: Work on compact fluorescent lamps distribution comes to a standstill

Bachat Lamp Yojana: Work on compact fluorescent lamps distribution comes to a standstill

The Ministry of Power's nationwide drive to replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps has gone awry, but may recover.

Dr Reddy's Laboratories succession plan not to affect company's future

Anji Reddy may be unwell. But with a succession plan in place, no one is worried about the future of the company he founded.

IDFC faces some of its toughest challenges

Infrastructure Development Finance Company has made a habit of riding turbulence out. The company that came out unscathed from the global financial meltdown is now cowering before old enemies.Despite doing everything right, IDFC faces some of its toughest challenges.

Consumer product distribution is reinventing itself

As FMCG companies involve themselves directly involved at the front end of the value chain, the role of distributors is changing from just selling goods in a territory.

Manipur goes to polls in the backdrop of bullets and blockades

Manipur's economy is one of "transferred gross domestic product" as it is dependent on central grants and aids. The blockades and bandhs have done enough to cripple its economy. When everyone is obsessed about UP, near-forgotten Manipur is looking for a much-desired change.

How Kraft is changing Cadbury India

Having taken over the parent company two years ago, Kraft is refashioning Cadbury India, led by CEO Anand Kripalu, in its own image.

A few microfinance firms overcame the hurdles and thrived in 2011

The microfinance sector has just had its worst year ever. But a few models have bucked the trend and managed to thrive, recording growth and even building scale. Interestingly, some of these organisations are not-for-profit entities.
Focus RBI rate cuts timing dependent on fiscal deficit

RBI rate cuts timing dependent on fiscal deficit

The big question for the central bank is what sort of fiscal policy Budget 2012-13 will outline and whether it will give RBI the space and the confidence to reverse its tight policy stance.

Biggest deals in the past 30 days*

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has inked an agreement with TV18 Broadcast Limited (TV18) to divest part of its stake in Ushodaya Enterprises, owner of the ETV bouquet of channels.

Review: Sony Tablet S and JBL OnBeat Xtreme 4

A close iPad rival and one of the first (good) docks for the Ipad

India's shale exploration policy is moving at a glacial pace

India's shale exploration policy is moving at a glacial pace, and the delay could prove costly.

Channels are targeting viewers more precisely

The growth of digital broadcasting means that 2012 will be a busy year for the television industry, with companies eyeing niche audiences.

FCCBs worth $6 billion maturing in 2013, companies stare at trouble

With $6 billion in foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) maturing by 2013, companies may have to refinance debt at a higher cost.

Vodafone verdict: 'SC verdict clarifies important principles of law on tax treatment of offshore deals'

Mukesh Butani, Chairman at BMR Advisors, says the Supreme Court verdict on Vodafone case clarifies important principles of law on tax treatment of offshore transactions.

New words in business: Chartist

Chartist means a market analyst who plots financial data

How different things work

Know about the emergency protocol followed while abandoning sinking ships:

Assembly elections: A look at development in five state

How the five states currently holding assembly elections stack up on development.

Chronology of Nimbus sale

Nimbus appoints Barclays Capital and Avendus as advisors to help sell off its TV channels, Neo Sports and Neo Cricket

Who said what on foreign carriers' investment in domestic airlines

Many foreign carriers will also look at investing in new greenfield airlines with local partners. It may not solve Kingfisher's problems though, says Captain G.R. Gopinath.
Book The IDEA Hunter offers valuable insights into the pursuit of ideas

The IDEA Hunter offers valuable insights into the pursuit of ideas

The book offers valuable insights into the pursuit of ideas.
Smart executive The much-ballyhooed 360-degree appraisal is hardly foolproof

The much-ballyhooed 360-degree appraisal is hardly foolproof

The much-ballyhooed 360-degree appraisal is hardly foolproof.
Technology US bill on piracy can affect us all

US bill on piracy can affect us all

Two US Bills, which prompted many sites to black out in protest, affect us all.
Reporters Diary Auto Expo: Models draw huge crowds, earn good money through the show

Auto Expo: Models draw huge crowds, earn good money through the show

Car shows these days are as much about new vehicles as about the models posing next to them. Sunny Sen tries to find out more about this growing trend among young women to earn some quick money.
Letters India's Best CEOs ranking provides many interesting insights

India's Best CEOs ranking provides many interesting insights

Business Today's rankings of the best performing CEOs, based on the long-term shareholder returns they generated, provides many interesting insights (BT, February 5).
Chiaroscuro Roundup: Events of the fortnight

Roundup: Events of the fortnight

This year, the World Economic Forum attracted over 2,500 businessmen, economists and policy makers from around the world, including a sizeable group from India.
Editors note 'SMEs have grown faster than the rest of the economy'

'SMEs have grown faster than the rest of the economy'

As always, our annual survey in partnership with YES Bank on India's best Small and Medium Enterprises was a huge draw.
Special Small and medium enterprises find ways to sustain themselves and grow

Small and medium enterprises find ways to sustain themselves and grow

Small and medium enterprises feel the pinch, but find ways to sustain themselves and grow.

Snapshots of the other winners of the BT-YES Bank SME Awards.

Snapshots of the other winners of the BT-YES Bank SME Awards.

Third edition of Business Today-YES Bank SME Survey & Awards 2011 received an overwhelming response

The third edition of Business Today-YES Bank SME Survey & Awards 2011 received an overwhelming response, with over 2,80,000 SMEs sending in their entries.

BT-YES Bank SME Awards: The top four winners

The third edition of Business Today-YES Bank SME Survey & Awards received an overwhelming response. We present the inspiring stories of the four top winners.
Careers Hays' CEO Alistair Cox on the company's India plan

Hays' CEO Alistair Cox on the company's India plan

Leading global recruiter Hays CEO Alistair Cox says the company is doing well in India.
People People who made news

People who made news

Starring: Harish Salve, Sam Pitroda, Kirna Nadar, Paco Underhill, Munesh Khanna, Pirojsha Godrej
Leadership Spotlight MphasiS CEO Ganesh Ayyar admires Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard

MphasiS CEO Ganesh Ayyar admires Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard

Ganesh Ayyar, CEO, MphasiS shares his leadership spotlight.