Ask Kishore Chhabria why Officer's Choice succeeded in emerging as the largest selling whisky in the world and he mentions luck and destiny
before coming to hard work.
Kishore Chhabria on Indian liquor industry The low-profile Kishore Chhabria rarely gives full length interviews. But he made an exception for Suman Layak.
How an Uttarakhand company is producing electricity with pine needles A small company based in Uttarakhand is now changing lives of locals with a unique project - generating power from pine needles.
How Saraswat Bank beat the odds? On the whole, the performance of urban co-operative banks is underwhelming. But since 2001, the total business (deposits plus advances) of Saraswat Bank grew from Rs 4,600 crore to Rs 35,000 crore as on September 30, 2012, making it the country's largest urban co-operative bank.
Shell eyes bigger chunk of India's energy market Energy giant Shell has expanded cautiously in India so far. But its new India chairman, Yasmine Ghandhi Hilton, wants to make a renewed push into the upstream business.
Will 2012 polls change things for Gujarat's small businesses? While Gujarat plies big firms with incentives, its small businesses are grumbling about neglect. In recent years, the state has focused on wooing large-scale industries.
The Gujarat Industrial Policy of 2009 offers incentives to projects with investments
above Rs 10,000 crore.
L&T Finance Holdings dons a new look with a string of acquisitions Besides Fidelity, L&T Finance Holdings acquired two other
companies this year. The acquisitions have helped the company expand at a fast
clip. Y.M. Deosthalee, Chairman and Managing Director, L&T Finance Holdings says the company is walking the path outlined in the 2005 roadmap.
Apollo Hospitals gears up for new market realities, tweaks strategy The health-care sector is changing. Lifestyle diseases such as
diabetes are on the rise, and the growing spread of health insurance has
made costly health-care facilities affordable. In the face of new market realities, Apollo Hospitals is focusing on no-frills hospitals in Tier II and III cities and on specialised clinics.
Restrictions on insurance companies' investment should be removed: Gerry Grimstone Standard Life is one of the world's leading savings and investment companies, with six million customers across 50 countries. It is present in India through its investments in HDFC Life and HDFC Asset Management. Gerry Grimstone, Chairman, Standard Life, spoke to Sarbajeet K. Sen on a host of issues concerning the insurance sector.
Online dating business is India's new love interest Matrimonial sites are yesterday's news - India's new love interest is online dating. A handful of entrepreneurs has realised that in the business of love,
India could be where the proverbial rainbow touches the ground.
Mergers and acquisitions have to be strategic: S D Shibulal In an exclusive interview the Infosys CEO S.D. Shibulal spoke on issues ranging from
the need for strategic acquisitions to his new vision, Infosys 3.0.
India Inc makes high stakes bet on overseas acquisitions
Indian companies announced a series of big-ticket overseas
acquisitions this year. The acquisitions come at a time when the acquirers are
facing poor growth visibility in their India businesses. They may have
bitten off more than they can chew.
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