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  • Strategic partnerships, global faculty and researchers, and alumni engagement will help Indian B-schools prosper, says Dipak C. Jain, Dean of INSEAD. Full coverage: India's Best B-schools
Food Food-tripping in Germany's stunning Southwestern state

Food-tripping in Germany's stunning Southwestern state

Traditionally called the Schwarzwald, life here is rather retiring. Tourists and locals retreat before sundown.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Gurgaon, puts a spin on traditional cocktails

DoubleTree by Hilton, Gurgaon, puts a spin on traditional cocktails and wows with delectable wood-fired pizzas.

Rhino in Gurgaon serves up great cocktails

Rhino, the latest addition to Gurgaon's Golf Course road serves up great cocktails but the food is inconsistent.

Domaine de Chateauvieux delivers great gastronomy

Hidden away in an old-world stone house amidst the vineyards of Satigny, Domaine de Chateauvieux delivers great gastronomy.
Culture World's oldest watchmaker in operation: Vacheron Constantin

World's oldest watchmaker in operation: Vacheron Constantin

The world's oldest watchmaker in operation, Vacheron Constantin is a benchmark in art and accuracy.

Let's get to know Sita Devi of Baroda

Born into a zamindar family from Madras in 1917, she was married off to another zamindar Apparao Bahadur of Vayyur.

How ayurveda can keep you grounded during this Diwali

Looking to revitalise yourself this Diwali? Here's how ayurveda can keep you grounded.
Whats In How marathons help in mastering other aspects of life

How marathons help in mastering other aspects of life

A veteran at marathons holds sprinting as the key to work-life balance. When you are able to master the marathon, you master other aspects of your life in the process  Let's take the long road home.

Food review: Barka surprises you

The decor at Barka is harem-style and goes with the menu which is intended to be Mediterranean.

Ideal international weekend destinations

Tired of the desk and eager to give your life a facelift? These international destinations make for ideal weekend jaunts from the metros.
Products New movie, book releases this month

New movie, book releases this month

With the rate at which Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) went around offending the bad guys in the 2008 box office hit Taken, it comes as no surprise that vengeance fuels the plot for a sequel.

Mohit Anand's favourite things

Mohit Anand, Managing Director, Belkin India shares his favourite things.

Why investing in art is a lucrative option

Art may evoke emotion and romance our senses, but if you're an investor there's no denying the pleasure of an appreciating asset.

How to set up an environment-friendly home

Prem.C.Jain, CMD, Spectral Services, helps you set up an environment-friendly home.

Yukio Nagahara of Sailor Pens talks about the precision and strength of high-end nibs

Unlike a ball pen, fountain pens can be customised for different writing styles. This is because there's an amazing array of nibs available for different kinds of writing styles.

Man-bag is making a comeback

It's useful, it's sensible, and it definitely looks more mature than a backpack. The man-bag is making a comeback. So man up, and get one.
People Roundup: People who made news last fornight

Roundup: People who made news last fornight

Satrring: Altamas Kabir, Joseph "joe" Hinrichs, David Blackmore, Sudarshan Venu, Anuj Khanna Sohum, Avani Saglani Davda
Features How ZTE, Huawei are hitting European rivals hard in India

How ZTE, Huawei are hitting European rivals hard in India

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Port modernisation projects run into rough weather

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Reforms drive: Can P Chidambaram turn around the economy?

There is something about P Chidambaram's economics that the stock market loves, often disregarding the politics around him. But have the 10 weeks since Chidambaram's return to the North Block undone the damage done to the economy over the previous three years?

What skills do you need to be an odour tester?

Meet some of the men and women who develop the fragrances your deodorants and packaged foods give off. Entry salaries for sniffers are around Rs 4 lakh per year, which rise to about Rs 15 lakh after a decade's experience.

Karnataka's Hubli is home to growing bunch of tech start-ups

Besides the 20-odd tech entrepreneurs, Hubli has academia, global mentors, incubation facilities, fastgrowing infrastructure, and now, Jagadish Shettar, Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Reforms effect: Business Today Survey finds business optimism inching up

The Business Today-C fore Business Confidence Survey finds that optimism inched up in the September quarter after the first set of reforms was announced.

Sebi Chairman UK Sinha on Sahara decision, MF industry and more

In the 20 months he has been Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India, Upendra Kumar Sinha has taken several initiatives, but has also been involved in controversies. But the 60-year old IAS officer appeared unperturbed while speaking with Chaitanya Kalbag and Anand Adhikari in Mumbai.
Travel Things, events to do this month

Things, events to do this month

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour is the official theatrical production by Cirque du Soleil. Opened in London on October 12.
Letters 'The cover story on reforms was informative'

'The cover story on reforms was informative'

It analysed how the UPA government, led by the Congress, has failed to check rising inflation and angered the nation with its economic decisions on foreign direct investment and increase in diesel and LPG prices.
Chiaroscuro Roundup: Events of the fornight

Roundup: Events of the fornight

The iconic Coming Up Mansingh Road hotel property in New Delhi will remain with the Taj Group of Hotels for another year or till the time an auction takes place, after the New Delhi Municipal Corporation extended the land lease.
Focus SC judgment on allocation of resources: What it means

SC judgment on allocation of resources: What it means

The Supreme Court judgment on allocation of resources retains judicial scrutiny of executive actions without circumscribing policymaking.

India needs to do a lot for urbanising like China

Rapid urbanisation is essential to raise standards of living in the developing world, including India. Cities are hubs of economic activity and create wealth.

How different things work

Authorities in the United Kingdom have vowed to fix the 'broken' London interbank offered rates (LIBOR) system, a move that will have its repurcussions on Indian industry. A look at the genesis of the LIBOR scandal and its global implications:

Kapil Sibal on problems of management education

Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal discusses some of the problems of management education with Sebastian P.T. Edited excerpts
Event BT's 'Most Powerful Women' event was beyond just honouring the winners

BT's 'Most Powerful Women' event was beyond just honouring the winners

BT's 'Most Powerful Women' event went beyond just honouring the winners.
Careers Careers: How to benefit from the rise of algorithmic trading

Careers: How to benefit from the rise of algorithmic trading

Algo trading is an automated facility where trading is carried out by computer driven algorithms designed by traders.
Editors note 'Best B-schools survey is the most comprehensive ever'

'Best B-schools survey is the most comprehensive ever'

This bumper issue of the magazine is dominated by our 13th Business school Survey. It is the 10th conducted in partnership with Nielsen, the global market-research company, and it is our most comprehensive ever.
BT More Tribute: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

Tribute: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

Man's first steps on the moon inspired thousands of future astronauts and scientists. BT More pays tribute to the brave and humble explorer who was a trailblazer, with a special look at the equipment that helped him make that "giant leap for mankind".

Five rising stars of the global culinary scene come together

Five rising stars of the global culinary scene come together to talk food and prepare their signature dish.

Taiwanese bubble tea brand Chatime to India

Herbal teas, flower teas, fruit teas, green tea, red, white and black tea. You probably think there isn't any kind of tea left. A.K.Srikanth, CEO of Alchemist Foods, has now brought the Taiwanese bubble tea brand Chatime to India.