Despite many difficulties, a number of other entrepreneurs are setting up their own ventures to make novel, low-cost medical equipment suited for Indian conditions.
Cabinet reshuffle: Challeneges before new ministers Following the October 29 Cabinet reshuffle, in all likelihood the last before the general elections of 2014, Business Today looks closely at the challenges before five of them, all holding key economic ministries.
The race to make indigenous chips gathers pace India was always globally renowned for its semiconductor design
services. But a few entrepreneurs are now going several steps ahead to
make indigenous chips as well.
E-tailers find profitable niche in ethnic wear A few Indian companies are making a killing selling Indian ethnic-wear online. Ethnic designs have always had a market overseas, thanks to tourists and expatriate Indians carrying outfits back with them and generating awareness.
Why Kingfisher Airlines should avoid rushing into restarting operations With the grounded airline accumulating debt
of over Rs 13,000 crore and banks unwilling to bail it out, Vijay Mallya is
fast running out of options to raise funds required to resume
Mobile phones pushing growth of digital music in India The world's largest online music store, iTunes, is yet to open shop in
India, but that is not stopping 700 million-odd active mobile users here
from enjoying music on their phones.
Maruti triggers price war with new Alto 800. Will it pay off? Never before has Maruti Suzuki launched a new version at a price below that of its predecessor. The new Alto is Rs 4,000 to Rs 8,000 cheaper than the old one, depending on the variant.
Bollywood actors turn savvy producers Bollywood's actors putting the finishing touches on a shiny new business model for the
century-old Indian film industry. Many own production
houses and are increasingly business-savvy risk takers.
RBI Governor Duvvuri Subbarao speaks about the growth-inflation debate and the perceived differences between the central bank and the finance ministry A day after his half-yearly monetary policy review, Reserve Bank of
India (RBI) Governor Duvvuri Subbarao met with Chaitanya Kalbag and
Anand Adhikari to explain the intent of the bank's policy actions.
Are Indian companies prepared for business continuity? Hurricane Sandy ravaged the US, forcing corporations to close down data centres. The superstorm once again brought to the spotlight the need to have processes and plans to ensure that a business's critical IT systems continue to run during a technical failure, natural disaster or terrorist attack.
Chidambaram-Subbarao differences erupt into the open after monetary policy review Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's public display of annoyance
with Reserve Bank of India Governor D. Subbarao indicates the extent of