Michael Perschke, Managing Director, Audi, India favourite stuff Stretch out in comfort, rake in five-star service, and get a larger-than-life glimpse of the world outside your window. We give you six luxurious reasons to trade that air ticket for a train. Whether it's a speedboat slicing through Venice's Canal Grande or the noisy rattle of a ride in a south-east Asian tuk tuk, these iconic modes of public transport are the essence of their cities. The LG 55 INCH OLED TV uses an Organic Light Emitting Diode display, which the firm says will deliver more natural colour, better viewing angles and richer black levels. This year's World Travel Awards are testimony to the shift in global attention towards Asia. Entries from the continent swept the accolades. Electric cars have long held hope for a pollution-free ride. A bunch of machines that featured at the Delhi Auto Expo keep that promise alive. Michael McSorley of the Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, brings the Indian kitchen alive through his inventive cocktails. Mumbaikars thronged Mahalaxmi racecourse and the city's streets this January to catch a glimpse of the world's fastest, most powerful machines at the Parx Super Car Show. It has been the toast of Bangkok for over 135 years. Prachi Bhuchar checks into the refurbished Mandarin Oriental, on the banks of the Chao Phraya river. It is unprecedented, offers abundant opportunities, and embodies futuristic urban planning, a phenomenon still uncommon in India. You can't boost your immunity by popping a few pills. The immune system is complex and needs holistic attention. He has spent a lifetime racing and reviewing vehicles and is widely considered one of the auto world's most knowledgable men. Tiff Needell does some crystal ball gazing. Lose yourself in a city where bold fashion co-exists with gothic churches and classic renaissance art. Here's the guide to make the most of Lombardy's cosmo capital. The dabbawala may still be Mumbai's most reliable food delivery service but if you're looking for health and variety, check out what these entrepreneurs have to offer. A round-up of the most phenomenal car and motorbike races from across the globe. The past, present and future of India's relationship with the world's most inspiring motorbikes. There are many good reasons to invest in a holiday home. If nothing else, it gives you a refuge to escape from the rat race. An expansive facade, exhaustive menu and exquisite rendition makes Yauatcha's tale a worthy one. Experience a healthy take on authentic Indian food at Durbari Wholesomely Indian. India's cities are cramped and low on lifestyle quotient. That's why many families now want a second home, away from the crowd, where they enjoy all the luxuries their main residence cannot deliver.
As Mumbai's Elephanta Caves and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus make way in the Unesco's World Heritage list, a look at how a site makes it to this list of heritage sites. David N. Farr, Chairman and CEO of the $24 billion Emerson, has been betting big on India for decades. The Walt Disney Company acquires a 14.2 per cent stake in UTV for $15 million The losses of oil marketing companies are set to touch a record high, says a CRISIL Research report A TV computer combo and Adobe's fun Android Apps As NASSCOM holds its annual schmooze fest, clients of the Indian IT industry discuss its prospects this year. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has warned Manappuram Finance over acceptance of deposits. Although this will not have any direct impact on the the gold-loan sector. But sentiment-wise, the development will have an impact and raise doubts about corporate governance in gold loan companies. Alarmed by the negative feedback from every quarter, Aakash's procurer IIT Rajasthan revised the low-cost tablet's criteria, demanding that the device be shock-proof, waterproof and meet US military specifications. Its maker Datawind cries foul, stating that it has adhered to the original requirements. Indictment of the UPA and politics apart, the 2G judgment is constitutionally problematic, says Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President, Centre for Policy Research, on Twitter. Workstream means a vaguely described task in which no tangible progress can possibly be made.
There is no doubt that the digital revolution - the array of personal devices that keep everyone connected - has changed human civilisation forever.
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As the Seattle-based company contemplates its strategy, its biggest rivals, Cafe Coffee Day and Barista Lavazza, are making inroads in small cities and towns. While advocates say the UID project is one of the best ways to solve India's problem of delivering governance to 1.2 billion people, critics say it is too ambitious and high-tech for a country where nearly 40 per cent of the population is still officially defined as poor. The Supreme Court's 2G verdict to cancel all the 122 licences issued to nine operators in 2008 is a godsend for some telecom licensees, but for the serious ones and their bankers it is a punch in the stomach. Desktops, laptops, netbooks and tablets better watch out. Ultrabook is actually an Intel trademark, to qualify for which the device has to meet stringent standards relating both to its size and nature of the hardware installed. Accelerators, which mentor Internet, mobile and new technology start-ups, are gaining traction. Accelerators keep start-ups under their wings for much shorter periods than incubators do.
The advent of online auctions and absence of a reserve price in some cases have given a fillip to the reverse ageing of the art aficionado. As the Indian art market matures, it is being embraced by young buyers who believe it to be a safe investment.
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Ramco Systems, one of India's largest pure-play IT products companies, has been burning cash for years, because of global competition and plain old bad luck. But the company, piloted by CEO P.R. Venketrama Raja, kept investing in R&D.
If Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party, with Congress support, manages to upset BSP supremo Mayawati's 'elephantine ambitions', businesses aligned to the major contenders will also see a change in their fortunes.
The licences were cancelled because they were illegally issued. Under the law, DoT cannot retain the licence fees and must refund them to the respective allottees.
The 2011 Business Today-YES Bank SME awards honoured the cream of the SME world.
'Supreme Court's verdict on 2G telecom licences was like a fragmentation grenade thrown into a crowded marketplace'Senior Editor Shamni Pande orchestrated our annual BT-Indicus-PeopleStrong survey of India's best employers, and discovered all over again that young people don't necessarily look for money.
How Business Today crafted its PE/VC study and why it is an important first step. The low-key fund has delivered steady returns and spawned new market leaders. Backing spunky entrepreneurs is once again Sequoia Capital India's mantra. For the Chennai-based venture capital firm, it is all about being different. Nexus prefers to pick the right people rather than overanalyse business models. Business Today's maiden listing of India's PE and VC funds coincides with a change imperative in the industry.