Disgraced mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy also dabbled in making steel. Steel industry experts lament that critical projects fall by the wayside
because governments tend to patronise non-serious players like Reddy at
the cost of companies with proven track records.
Cooking shows get popular with India's Gen Next Cooking shows are inspiring couch potatoes to enter the kitchen - and not just to fetch a snack but to actually cook.
Casual, fine-dining chains on a roll as restaurants become popular With more Indians patronising restaurants, dining chains have them eating out of their hands. With all the big players gung-ho on expansion, fine and casual dining is expected to touch Rs 10,000 crore by 2015.
With Anil Ambani as an investor, DTDC plans global expansion Global expansion is high on DTDC's agenda. The courier-turned-logistics company has earmarked $30
million on its balance sheet for the Australia and Pakistan joint
ventures, the Yangon centre, and future acquisitions.
Premium paint products are becoming increasingly popular Premium products account for a fifth of the country's Rs 13,200 crore
organised decorative paints market - one which has been expanding at
about 28 to 30 per cent annually for the last four years.
Special Economic Zones grapple with slow growth at the cost of myopic policies Not all is well with the country's special economic zones. More
than a quarter of the country's exports still come from them, but SEZs
are grappling with a sharp slowdown in growth.
Satyamev Jayate wins over advertisers despite average ratings STAR is said to have pre-sold around 80 per cent of the show's ad spots
even before it went on air. It earned sponsorship revenues of around Rs
5.3 crore per episode.
How games for mobiles are being monetised Mobile gaming is set to become a big market in India. Gaming app developers are trying out novel ways to make money from their products. Some pack in ads, while others shun them but charge users to download games.
Delhi airport charges: Dispute over steep hike grows, DIAL still wants more DIAL says the 346 per cent increase allowed earlier translates into a return on
equity of 16 per cent, far lower than the 24 per cent it needs to
be profitable. So far, the company has been incurring huge losses.
Are automakers ready for rising diesel car demand? India's auto market has changed rapidly in the last two years, with the
share of petrol cars in total sales falling to 50 to 60 per cent from 85
Why Indian infrastructure companies are losing on valuations Policy uncertainties, project delays and high cost of funds have taken a
severe toll on the valuations of Indian infrastructure companies.
What is holding India back from improving TV audience measurement?
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NDTV's lawsuit against TAM Media Research's New York-based
parent companies Nielsen and Kantar Media Research has put the spotlight on TV
audience measurement system.
International luxury restaurant chains changing menus to suit local tastes International luxury restaurant chains are changing their menus to suit local tastes.