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Products Vikram Malhi, Country Head, Expedia India favourite things

Vikram Malhi, Country Head, Expedia India favourite things

Vikram Malhi, Country Head, Expedia India favourite things

Why you should have a date with the spa when it rains

Monsoon brings a welcome relief to the frenzied and sweltering city life, but the swatch of dark clouds can also get gloomy. Here's why you should have a date with the spa when it rains.

Make your friends go green with envy with these cool home accessories

Up the style quotient in your pad with these spiffy accessories.

Bobby Joseph helps you pick out right headphone

Bobby Joseph, Country Manager at Plantronics India, helps you pick out the right headphone.

Foolproof formula to look and feel like a million bucks

There's more to an outfit than meets the eye. Success lies in the details, and we show you just how to get 'em right. Follow our foolproof formula to look and feel like a million bucks.
Travel Pet boarding homes offers solution during holidays

Pet boarding homes offers solution during holidays

Pets are loving and amusing companions. But they can also become a problem when you want a holiday. Here's a solution.

Top Indian destinations to enjoy monsoon to the fullest

Let the cool monsoon breeze lull you into blissful inertia. Here's a list of destinations that experience the Great Indian Monsoon in its truest spirit.

Travel getaway: Dhanachuli, a village steeped in mysticism of the Kumaon region

A few kilometres ahead of Mukteshwar stands Dhanachuli, a village steeped in the mysticism of the Kumaon region. To add to the effect, stay at Te Aroha, a fabulous hideaway in the hills.

Gautam Chadha on making the most of this voyage

Gautam Chadha, Chief Executive of Turin Travel Marketing, on making the most of this voyage.
BT More Chef choice: Enjoy the monsoon with these lip-smacking dishes

Chef choice: Enjoy the monsoon with these lip-smacking dishes

The monsoon brings with it a heady cocktail of traditional cooking, and festivities. Top chefs pick their favourite.

Famous names share their best accessories choice for men

If you know how to accessorise right, making a style statement is simple. Four men who have excelled in their area of expertise share details about their favourite accessories.

Prachi Agarwal shares a guide to the new age trend of healthcare on the web

Prachi Agarwal, founder of the online service Fitho Weight Management, shares a guide to the new age trend of healthcare on the web.

MakeMyTrip.com founder lists out top travel destinations for monsoon

A travel industry insider shares his list of monsoon experiences you simply cannot miss.

Ankit Negandhi shares tips on stocking up your personal bar

Ankit Negandhi, mixologist and owner of Mumbai-based Barwings Hospitality shares tips on stocking up your personal bar.
Fashion Look your best during monsoon with these fashionable accessories

Look your best during monsoon with these fashionable accessories

The monsoon isn't just about jumping in and out of puddles and setting paper boats to sail. Look your best with these accessories.

Fashion Designer Varun Bahl on his favourite shoe collection

He's been dressing the urbane man for quite some time now. Karan Johar's business partner in the fashion industry talks shoes.

Flaunt that bald look proudly

There are a lot of cosmetic ways out of baldness, fighting Mother Nature, as we all know, is in vain.
Focus Eurozone crisis: Is recovery possible?

Eurozone crisis: Is recovery possible?

From the United States and Europe to China, a synchronised slowdown is underway and the outlook remains grim, says International Monetary Fund's 'World Economic Outlook Update'.

Review: HTC One S and Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200 Pixel-packed camera and HTC One S another neat smartphone

Temasek Holdings remains bullish on India's infrastructure sector

In January, talking about future global trends, Temasek CEO Ho Ching had said that, by 2050, India would become the second-largest economy in the world on a purchasing power parity basis.

Olympics 2012: How things work

The London Olympics flagged off on July 27. The 17-day event will be a grand spectacle involving 26 sports, 10,500 athletes and millions of spectators.

On the spectre of drought: Who said what

The immediate fallout of scanty rains is rise in prices of pulses, vegetables, fodder, milk, and increase in edible oil imports at higher rates, says Ashok Gulati.

Top 20 most watched ads June 2012

Top 20 most watched ads June 2012

Why Maruti Suzuki will not leave Manesar despite labour worries

Almost 80 per cent of the components that go into making a Maruti car are sourced from some 200 vendors. About 70 per cent of these are based in the Gurgaon-Manesar belt.

High growth not improbable, all India needs is critical reforms: HSBC

India's economic success since the 1980s has gone hand in hand with important economic reforms. India has the potential to grow even faster, but this requires further structural reforms and accelerated implementation.

Roundup: Events of the fortnight

London's betting houses offer odds on almost anything, including a UFO disrupting the start of the Olympics.

Govt's help to power distribution companies needs states support

A majority of the power distribution firms in India - owned mostly by state governments - are unable to recover costs and are saddled with mounting losses. The Centre has put its best foot forward to rescue the distribution companies, but it needs the support of the states.

Camera megapixel counts are increasing manifold

Pushed by smartphones, camera megapixel counts are increasing manifold.
Careers Poaching talent rampant among e-commerce companies

Poaching talent rampant among e-commerce companies

India's fledgling ecommerce industry talent poaching has acquired pandemic proportions. There is limited talent available - more so, of the tried and tested kind - and the plethora of ecommerce companies that have mushroomed all want as much of it as they can get.
Columns Indians have the talent and attitude to become successful entrepreneurs

Indians have the talent and attitude to become successful entrepreneurs

Gallup Organization's Daniela Yu and Yamini Arora say Indians have the talent and attitude to become successful entrepreneurs, but the external environment hardly helps them.
Smart executive How to stay fit despite being too busy to exercise

How to stay fit despite being too busy to exercise

Even walking up to the coffee machine for a cup of coffee rather than sending the office boy to fetch one, or walking around while speaking on the mobile phone, makes a difference.
Features New online fashion start-ups are promoting their own brands

New online fashion start-ups are promoting their own brands

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Online advertising fast catching on at the expense of traditional media

With companies waking up to the potential of the digital medium, online advertising in India is on an upswing and growing at the cost of other media such as print, radio and cinema. The trend that began before the current economic downturn has only strengthened in recent times.

Jaipur entrepreneur who makes paper from elephant dung

Most people Jaipur-based Vijendra Shekhawat shared the idea with thought he was insane, but he knew something they did not: elephant dung has high fibre content.

ONGC Videsh's overseas woes: Could the problems have been avoided?

India's overseas oil and gas exploration has been floundering for a while. The latest in the litany of troubles involves the biggest player, ONGC Videsh Ltd, which has 30 assets in 15 countries. Could this have been avoided?
People Roundup: People who made news last fortnight

Roundup: People who made news last fortnight

Starring: Sharad Pawar, Jack Sim, Sandeep Goyal, Effendy Ibrahim and Ronnie Screwvala
Special Innovation in healthcare: How Abhay and Rani Bang beat infant mortality

Innovation in healthcare: How Abhay and Rani Bang beat infant mortality

With their scientific method for home-based medical care, the doctor couple have helped a backward area in Maharashtra beat the national average for infant mortality.

Innovation in education: How to increase elementary education in a state

Five years ago its students were struggling. Today, innovative teaching methods based on activity-based learning have taken Tamil Nadu to the top of the elementary education charts.

Remarkable innovations to solve India's pressing problems

Thousands of companies, governments, and regular men and women are working to address some of India's seemingly intractable problems. Business Today looks at some of them.

How Sarvajal and Waterlife are supplying clean drinking water at affordable costs

Supplying clean drinking water to the masses can be a profitable and scalable business. Sarvajal and Waterlife show how.

Innovation in energy: How Harish Hande's SELCO is lighting up homes

A SELCO system consists of a panel, a battery and a charge regulator. It can power low wattage appliances such as lights, fans, television sets, mobile chargers and radios. Its products are not subsidised in any manner but for those still without electricity they are a godsend.

Innovation in agriculture: Precision farming can solve farm ills

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Innovations that are transforming the lives of thousands

We take a closer, 'photographic' look at the innovations that are transforming the lives of thousands.
Letters Super Survivors

Super Survivors

The cover story (How I Did It, August 5) showcased the mettle of leaders who have coasted with victory bringing their companies out of troubled waters.
Deal Watch Biggest deals in the past 30 days

Biggest deals in the past 30 days

Sony Pictures Television (SPT), a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc, will buy an additional 32 per cent stake in its Indian arm Multi Screen Media Private Limited (MSM) for $271 million (Rs 1,479 crore).
Editors note 'Business Today brings you the highest quality external perspective'

'Business Today brings you the highest quality external perspective'

This fortnight we have two excellent columns. Leif Eskesen of HSBC paints a moderately optimistic picture of where India could go if it speeds up reforms, while Daniela Yu and Yamini Arora of Gallup do a sobering summary of a survey on the difficulties of Indian entrepreneurship.
Book Book review: Understanding Oil Prices

Book review: Understanding Oil Prices

Oil pricing is complex, and bucks the usual demand and supply theory, says this book.
Leadership Spotlight Adobe's Naresh Gupta shares his leadership style

Adobe's Naresh Gupta shares his leadership style

Naresh Gupta, Sr VP, Adobe Systems, and MD, Adobe India shares his leadership style.
Culture Sounds like you know about Ray Kurzweil

Sounds like you know about Ray Kurzweil

The American futurist applies Moore's law to technology and propagates the Law of Accelerating Returns, according to which an exponential growth of technologies like Artificial Intelligence will improve memory and increase life expectancy.
Food Restaurant review: Lagerbay and Sand

Restaurant review: Lagerbay and Sand

Bandra in Mumbai gets a fitting replacement to an old neighbourhood favourite watering hole. With stunning views and local ingredients, it doesn't get more 'South Africa' than Sand at Plettenberg Bay.