- The rising stars in the world of endorsements are unable to match the appeal of the old favourites, forcing marketers to look beyond film stars and cricketers.
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Sink into Panasonic's intuitively designed Real Pro heat massage chair after a week of being hunched up in front of the laptop. Forget comparing screen size when deciding which business cabin to travel by. Instead, just whip out the Epson Moverio BT-100 and make your movie-watching experience as large as you like. The Bangalore suburb which has become a haven of sorts for a number of multinational information technology companies, is the perfect address for this new business hotel which lies smack in the centre of all the activity Louis Vuitton's Art of Packing android app offers the best advice on the finer points of fitting things in and guides you through packing a large suitcase. Madame Tussauds New York is celebrating and honouring Hindi film and culture with the unveiling of a new Bollywood exhibit featuring wax figurines of five of Indian cinemas biggest stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai and Kareena Kapoor. Here's how you can stock your bar with some of the rarest spirits in the world. Auto majors tell you what to keep in mind while customising your supercar. Don't let the snooty vibe of high octane sales hammer you out. Hold your own at auctions.
Whether you are an avid hiker or a keen amateur, these four trekking expeditions-Deoriatal, Kudremukh, Dzongri, and Zanskar-offer the perfect challenge away from the boardroom. Dutch airline KLM emerged the unanimous winner for its long-haul, in-flight dining programme. In a bid to accommodate the rise in foreign passenger traffic, Copenhagen's airport in Kastrup recently completed a refurbishment that cost hundreds of millions of kroner. After a week of being cooped up in office, pack a pair of binoculars and lots of patience for a weekend at the stake out. Adventure sports can seem daunting and even dangerous to first-timers. BT More spoke with three adrenaline junkies to find out why their first time kept them going back for more. So loosen that tie, break out that backpack, and go trippin'!
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Pakistan's decisions to hand over a port to China and source gas from Iran have raised alarm bells in India. Rising debt and the slow pace of growth of the farm business have weighed on shares of Ram Karuturi-led Karuturi Global. The scrip has plunged more than 90 per cent to Rs 3 apiece from Rs 38 in October 2010. Two years after the death of its founder Anant Pai, Amar Chitra Katha wants to become a multi-media powerhouse. It has has forayed onto new platforms, and expects to do even better in future. Malcolm Gladwell, author of such global bestsellers on business as The Tipping Point, Outliers and Blink, was among the speakers at the India Today conclave. He offers his unique perspective on business opportunities, skilling and the Indian advantage in an interview to K. Sai Srinivas. Once an unfashionable sector, agribusiness has lately seen strong interest from PE and venture capital (VC) funds. With both conventional and specialised PE and VC firms warming up to agribusiness, companies in the sector are well placed to realise their potential, and funding may not be a problem after all. Despite its troubles in India, CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas remains optimistic on the Indian market and is banking on its low-cost model to grow the business. Hidden-camera videos of India's three leading private banks' officials allegedly advising customers on money-laundering recently kicked up a storm. Heads have started to roll at the junior levels in these banks - ICICI, HDFC and Axis. But punishing wrongdoers is unlikely to stem the irregularities as the system is flawed. India is a good investment bet even if the economy clocks low growth in the coming financial year, says the majority of the fund managers polled in the first ever survey of fund houses commissioned by Business Today. Tejas Networks, one of India's most innovative telecom product makers, has suffered three difficult years after revenues went into free fall, but it is likely to fare better than the ill-fated Sycamore Networks, with which it has much in common. More such praise for the world's biggest democracy was evident at the Conclave, India's biggest leadership event in its 12th year, on March 15 and 16.
The UPA government will do its best to follow its economic agenda, but it will be naive to expect breakthrough reforms. A victory for operators will be welcomed by consumers. While, if the DOT wins, consumers will have to wait till the time more 3G bandwidth is released into the market for accessing data services across India. The Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 92Z is an all-in-one that may well shortly replace desktops in many homes and offices. In a competitive, globalised economy, companies need to innovate constantly to remain in the reckoning. Indian companies, however, have not yet woken up to the need to boost spending on research and development (R&D), through which alone product innovation is possible. Over the last year, the central bank has cut the repo rate by a full percentage point, but that has hardly translated into lower borrowing rates for companies and individuals as banks are struggling to deal with the fallout of three years of elevated inflation. K. Anji Reddy founded what is today one of India's biggest drug companies, but his larger contribution was his focus on research and development. Repo rate cut will have no impact on loan, deposit rates. Unless banks can reduce deposit rates, a lending rate cut is difficult, says Pratip Chaudhuri, Chairman, State Bank of India, in The Economic Times Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, not known to mince words, has warned corporate promoters against wilful defaults at a meeting with heads of state-run banks. The Italian government left India sputtering with rage with its announcement that two Italian Navy marines, who had been jailed for killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012, but who were allowed to return home to cast their votes, were not in fact being sent back.
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The title 'executive assistant to the CEO's office' is often mistaken for an executive secretary's job, but it is far from being a simple administrative job. An executive assistant is often the eyes and ears of the CEO - a job that could be a stepping stone to bigger things.
Find out what happens when a delicate, elegant wine meets a rustic, robust Maharashtrian meal. La Tagliatella, a popular fine-dining Italian food chain, kicks off its foray in India with an outlet in Delhi's Ambience Mall. When in Hong Kong, hop over to FINDS, the Michelin-star Nordic restaurant, where every morsel is worth its weight in gold. Many executives have a secret snack stash in their desk drawers. Here are some guilt-free, healthy options.
A shower of advertising asteroids bombards us every day, and chances are we will remember products that have famous faces associated with them - even when you can fast-forward past the commercials in a digital world.
The government has to think about the skilling crisis, or else the Indian economy will be shattered, says Akhilesh Kumar Sah, Faizabad.
Generic drugmaker Mylan Inc. will acquire Agila Specialties - a developer, manufacturer and marketer of high-quality generic injectible products - from Strides Arcolab for $1.6 billion (Rs 8,674.2 crore) in cash.
Given the rising inequality in many developing countries, the ways in which governments measure and tackle poverty are suspect.
Corporate honchos and professional golfers swung in style to bring the 2013 edition of the BT Pro-Am of Champions to a close.
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