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Food Sitting for long periods increases health risks

Sitting for long periods increases health risks

New research has tied long hours at your desk with an increase in health risks. Stand up to save your life

Now get your culinary advice from the US's top chefs

Don't know what to order or where to eat while on a business trip? Now get your culinary advice from the US's top chefs

Restaurant review: Likethatonly in Whitefield, Bangalore

Asian-inspired restaurant Likethatonly in Whitefield, Bangalore, is perfect for that leisurely office lunch.

Restaurant review: Smoke House BBQ in Delhi

Take your clients to a chic, new place by the Qutab Minar for drinks and dinner that are top notch.

Organic Is The Way To Go

If you're health-conscious and feel that regular foods are damaging your health, here's former cricketer Dilip Doshi's pick of organic ingredients to stock up on.

Looking to clinch a business deal? Try these restaurants

The biggest business deals are made while breaking bread. Book a table at these restaurants that promise to impress.
Travel Tony Wheeler on his nomadic existence, special places he has visited

Tony Wheeler on his nomadic existence, special places he has visited

Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Loney Planet, talks about his nomadic existence, special places he has visited, and shares a bucket list of destinations.

Before you take your car out for a spin

Indian supercar owners can now enjoy 'Track Days' at the Buddh International Circuit. Stefan Mucke tells you how to zip around responsibly.

Most luxurious international airlines

Intercontinental flights can be a drag and even quite uncomfortable. However, with these business class cabins, you are sure of having a happy landing.

Five great getaway ideas

Long hours, constant travel and business dinners tend to separate you from family. Here are five great getaway ideas.
Focus Ratan Tata has left a daunting legacy for his successor Cyrus Mistry

Ratan Tata has left a daunting legacy for his successor Cyrus Mistry

Ratan Tata has left a daunting legacy for his successor Cyrus Mistry. Under his leadership, the Tata Group not only consolidated its business in domestic markets but also metamorphosed into a global entity.

Property prices in India's 5 metros may witness sharpest spikes

A report by property consultancy Knight Frank identifies 13 residential destinations in India - across five metros - likely to witness the sharpest spikes in prices and ranks them on the basis of how quickly prices will double their present value.

Former Tata Steel MD J.J. Irani on Ratan Tata's leadership style

Former Tata Steel MD J.J. Irani says Ratan Tata listened to everyone before evolving his own view, in a quiet but firm way. The chairmanship did not change him or his manner of arriving at the most appropriate course of action.

Delhi gangarape: How rules can be stengthened

The brutal gang rape and torture of a 23-year-old paramedical student inside a private bus in Delhi has outraged the country.

Narendra Modi's re-election: Who said what

The stability in the state (Gujarat) will enhance the confidence of industry and herald new investments, says Adi Godrej, President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to Agencies.

Implementing the cash transfer scheme is proving a challenge

Implementing the cash transfer scheme is proving a challenge because of the hurry in which it was launched. The scheme may well be a good idea, but a Business Today investigation reveals that the government has missed out on details crucial to making the scheme work.

A collage of BT's reportage on Tata over the years

Business Today was launched in January 1992, soon after Ratan Tata became the helmsman of the Tata Group. Indeed, the first issue featured Ratan Tata on the cover. A collage of BT's reportage on Tata over the years.
Money Most market players expect the stock rally to continue in 2013

Most market players expect the stock rally to continue in 2013

There is widespread optimism that the pro-industry decisions by the government of the last few months and a lowering of interest rates - which is widely expected - accompanied by an economic recovery, however small, will work their magic on equity markets in the next few quarters.
Features What is stalling the merger of Satyam with Tech Mahindra?

What is stalling the merger of Satyam with Tech Mahindra?

Besides the suspense account tangles on Satyam's books, Tech Mahindra has to grapple with another challenge: some minority shareholders in Mahindra Satyam have filed writ petitions in the AP High Court, contesting the swap ratio.

How a unique sponsorship model helps preserve Carnatic music festival

Carnatic music is a niche art, and its connoisseurs are a small population who cannot afford to pay high ticket prices. Revenues are not easy to come by. The festival is sustained by sponsors who are more kind-hearted than mileage-seeking.

Bihar's Siwan and Gopalganj are the new hotspots for remittances from West Asia

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Overseas Affairs, the number of emigrants from Bihar surged from 36,493 in 2006 to 71,438 in 2011. Siwan and Gopalganj are the new hotspots for remittances, dramatically transforming the lives of people in the region.

Reckitt Benckiser CEO Rakesh Kapoor outlines its growth agenda

Ever since India-born Rakesh Kapoor took over as CEO of the UK-headquartered Reckitt Benckiser Plc in August 2011, the company - behind brands such as Dettol, Disprin and Cherry Blossom - has been restructuring itself to tap more aggressively into opportunities in emerging markets. Kapoor recently spent 10 days in Delhi during which he spoke with Shamni Pande.

How machine-to-machine computing promises to make our smart world a lot smarter

Many Indian companies are dabbling in machine-to-machine computing, which promises to make our smart world a lot smarter. The global M2M market is nascent but growing rapidly.

Khorakiwalas are now successfully rebuilding their hospital network

Three years ago, the Khorakiwalas had no choice but to sell 10 of their hospitals. They are now successfully rebuilding their hospital network.

Cheap instant messaging apps for smartphones edging out SMS

It will become harder to increase SMS revenue as Internet-based messaging services become more popular. SMS is the world's most popular data service. But it has a 140-character limit, and is not that cheap. On the other hand, instant messaging through game changing applications has no word limit and is practically free.

Uday Kotak on the economy and his company's growth prospects

In an exclusive interview with Govindraj Ethiraj on the show Bottomline, airing on Headlines Today, Uday Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Group, discussed the economic situation and his company's future.

The future of the Chennai Open hangs in the balance

The future of the Chennai Open hangs in the balance with organisers struggling to arrange funding from sponsors and China and Turkey keen on taking the tournament away from India.

In five years, Sanjiv Bajaj comes into his own

Though profits at Sanjiv Bajaj's financial services business are increasing rapidly, but the younger scion still has some way to go to catch up with elder brother Rajiv's auto business.

Infrastructure woes hurting the industry: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon Ltd, and the face of India's flowering biotechnology industry, pulls no punches in this exclusive interview to Govindraj Ethiraj on the show Bottomline, aired on Headlines Today. Edited excerpts:

Male setback could make things worse for GMR's airport business

For G.M. Rao, the founder-chairman of GMR Group, entering the airport sector was a bold step, but one which has yet to reward him. The airport vertical of GMR Infrastructure is bleeding, with losses of Rs 557.9 crore in 2011-12 and Rs 47.5 crore in the first half of the current fiscal year.
BT More Top luxury charters

Top luxury charters

When it comes to high-end, luxury travel, charters are the name of the game. Let the good times roll.

Hottest new products in the market

Audemars Piguet's 40th anniversary limited-edition Royal Oak embodies the collection's aesthetic codes inspired by diving-suit helmets.
Technology Smartphones and tablets cannot replace the desktop

Smartphones and tablets cannot replace the desktop

The desktop is still king when it comes to work situations that need lots of processing power.
Products Yeshwant Pawar of Air France-KLM on his favourite things

Yeshwant Pawar of Air France-KLM on his favourite things

Yeshwant Pawar of Air France-KLM on his favourite things

An ultimate guide to luxury products and services

Your ultimate guide to the most exclusive cars, holidays, clubs, fashion, art, gadgets and fine wines money can buy.

Here Art Thou

Art is as much about style as it is about expression. You can't go wrong with these five masters

The best in liquor and cigars to add to your wishlist

Whether for investment, collection or just a love of all things fine, we give you the very best in liquor and cigars to add to your wishlist.

Most luxurious cars in the world

Your car is an extension of yourself. Transform it with these luxury personalisation services from the world's top auto makers that elevate your wheels from great to wow.

The top luxury gadgets for your home

From 65-inch flatscreens to the most luxurious massage chairs, every man needs these in his den.
Careers Hiring likely to pick up in some sectors in 2013

Hiring likely to pick up in some sectors in 2013

The health-care sector is one of a handful where demand for trained professionals is rising even as hiring in several other industries such as financial services, IT and automobiles remains muted. The demand for clinical research professionals will also go up.
Chiaroscuro Roundup: Events of the fortnight

Roundup: Events of the fortnight

As the year came to an end, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin. A spate of deals was signed between the two countries.
Culture Major events for the month of January 2013

Major events for the month of January 2013

The 5th edition of the India Art Fair is scheduled to run between January 31 and February 3 in Delhi. The Jaipur Literature Festival will be held between January 24 to 28.

Luxury list: Five exclusive clubs for the connoisseur in you

Five private and exclusive gentlemen's clubs for the connoisseur in you
Fashion Go custom for a fit that's all yours

Go custom for a fit that's all yours

Ready-to-wear is a second citizen in the world of bespoke perfection. Go custom for a fit that's all yours.