- Business Today's Anilesh S. Mahajan reached out to OPEC's Secretary General Abdalla Salem El-Badri for his views on the growing discoveries of shale gas and oil sands around the world, and the projections that the US could be energy independent in the coming decades.
New research has tied long hours at your desk with an increase in health risks. Stand up to save your life 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 Asian-inspired restaurant Likethatonly in Whitefield, Bangalore, is perfect for that leisurely office lunch. Take your clients to a chic, new place by the Qutab Minar for drinks and dinner that are top notch. 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. The biggest business deals are made while breaking bread. Book a table at these restaurants that promise to impress.
Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Loney Planet, talks about his nomadic existence, special places he has visited, and shares a bucket list of destinations. Indian supercar owners can now enjoy 'Track Days' at the Buddh International Circuit. Stefan Mucke tells you how to zip around responsibly. Intercontinental flights can be a drag and even quite uncomfortable. However, with these business class cabins, you are sure of having a happy landing. Long hours, constant travel and business dinners tend to separate you from family. Here are five great getaway ideas.
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. 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 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. The brutal gang rape and torture of a 23-year-old paramedical student inside a private bus in Delhi has outraged the country. 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 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. 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.
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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Three years ago, the Khorakiwalas had no choice but to sell 10 of their hospitals. They are now successfully rebuilding their hospital network. 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. 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 with organisers struggling to arrange funding from sponsors and China and Turkey keen on taking the tournament away from India. 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. 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: 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.
The desktop is still king when it comes to work situations that need lots of processing power.
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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.
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.
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. Five private and exclusive gentlemen's clubs for the connoisseur in you
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