- The economy is unlikely to shake off its sluggishness in the medium term - until 2015/16 or even later. The impact of the depreciating rupee will blow a hole in India's finances.
The Smoke House Deli in New Delhi's Hauz Khas village is an exercise in contrast, with sultans sketched on the walls benevolently watching over patrons devouring strictly continental fare. Just how did these creepy crawlies get into your drink? Presenting the most exotic of liquors across the world. The how and why behind the different fashion sensibilities of Delhi and Mumbai.
The Thai Pavilion at Vivanta by Taj provides for a truly rewarding experience. Silk meets spice in generous portions at the Royal Vega, Chennai, one of India's only tributes to rich vegetarian cuisine.
London-based Woodworker David Linley ingeniously captures the timelessness of a fond memory in his new limited-edition collection of keepsake boxes. Here's the perfect mash-up you've been looking for: Asus Fonepad, a 7-inch tablet that also has phone functionality. Presenting ten timepieces that marry style with utility, promising to become your best friend in the great outsides - whether you are sailing, trekking or winging it through the wide blue sky. An elegant watch doesn't necessarily have to cost you the moon. These timepieces will make your wrist look good without burning a hole in your wallet. Times change, and so do watches. A look at four milestones in watchmaking technology, a definite indication that we have come a long way from the first sundial. Want to buy a laptop but can't find the right one? Some tips from Shishir Singh, Director, Product Marketing, Dell India. Revelling in the heritage of horology, these timepieces, with their stunning complexities and iconic designs, are a connoisseur's delight. The wristwatch has come a long way from being a simple device that tells you the time. A look at the most elegant, accurate and complicated timepieces that emerged this year. These classic timepieces, with their clean lines and minimalist precision, are like fragments of history that have remained unscathed through time. Find out if the hotspot option is included in your mobile plan. If yes, open up the personal hotspot menu by clicking on 'Settings', followed by 'General Network Lookout ensures that your handset is malware, spyware and Trojan-free. It also lets you back up data stored on your phone, and locate it through GPS in case of loss or theft.a
As part of our special on the most powerful women in Indian business, we profile the IBM India chief who began as a trainee in the company and rose to be part of a handful of women heading a technolgy company in India. As part of our special on the most powerful women in Indian business, HDFC's managing director shares her most memorable moments - the two decisions that changed the way the lender does business. As part of our special on the most powerful women in Indian business, the MD and CEO of private equity firm Multiples Alternate Asset Management shares how she tread on a journey of metamorphosis from a successful corporate leader to a budding entrepreneur. Britannia Industries MD Vinita Bali this year moves into the coveted 'Hall of Fame' - reserved for those who have made it to the Most Powerful Women in Business list at least seven times. She says her travels overseas helped her understand diversity and adapt to different environments and people. The Most Powerful Women in Busines: Repeat winners She has helped Coca-Cola India steal a march over arch rival PepsiCo. She has made her mark as a capital market lawyer, but is not ready to rest on her laurels. After its glory days in the 1970s and early 1980s, National Film Development Corporation became nearly defunct. Nina Lath Gupta gave it a new lease of life The veteran banker is undeterred in the face of tough market conditions. The Tupperware India chief has nurtured several women entrepreneurs. Gomatam's trained musical ear has helped hone her business skills. Life hasn't always been a cakewalk for this pioneer of Italian food in India. The only full-time woman director of an oil PSU says there is no glass ceiling The deputy dean of ISB says nurturing a project from scratch excites her. Swarupa Sanyal is implementing a blueprint that seeks to transform India's largest BPO firm into a leaner, bigger and more profitable company. She also mentors proficient women executives for board roles. She has made her mark with out-of-the-box business solutions. Singhania found her experience as a housewife helped her when she began to run a cement business. Raised to be independent, Allahabad Bank's chairman says her parents' message to her was 'You can do it'. She has represented a roster of corporate giants, and actively backs other women in her profession. As in previous years, our tenth annual listing, celebrates the triumphs of women who have succeeded in living their dreams. More than half the women featured this year are debutants.
4 - 6 Sept Salon Prive Vintage Car Exhibition, Syon Park, UK: Arguably the world's most unique 'boutique' motoring event, Salon Prive brings together the wonder of the British Super Car Show and the Concours d'Elegance. The French capital trumps Madrid, Venice, Rio de Janeiro, London and New Delhi to occupy the hot seat of tourism.
A Facebook page can provide an instant mobile marketing strategy with a visually rich experience across screens, even those of feature phones. You also have Android and iOS apps that let you manage pages and create posts even on the move.
A detailed analysis of MPLADS, the scheme which disburses funds to MPs for public use.
Three start-ups now cater to the connoisseur seeking freshly roasted and ground coffee. Brand pages are proving to be the best way to monetise apps, especially in countries such as India, where in-app purchases are yet to gather steam. Almost all messaging app companies have tied up with mobile manufacturers to preload their apps on new devices. Set to enter the Indian aviation market, AirAsia will target the large pool of people who have never flown before, offering very low fares. Tribals in Orissa's Niyamgiri hills reject Vedanta's bauxite mining project in a landmark referendum.
Starring: Niklas Frisk, Rohit Bhatia, Santosh B. Nayar, Snehdeep Aggarwal, Moorthy K. Uppaluri and Michael Ault
Globally renowned as an outsourcing hub, Bangalore has its share of problems too. Business Today brought together a dozen CEOs to brainstorm solutions to the city's problems.
CSR has been so narrowly defined within companies... now they will feel that they better follow the letter of the law, says Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson and Founder, Arghyam, in Mint The poster boy of the business community in Mumbai, Shah has built an empire of nine exchanges in India and overseas within a decade and a half. The NSEL fiasco, though, has badly dented his credibility and casts a long shadow over his other businesses. Today the BRIC pack too is struggling against the macro-economic headwinds. Among them, India appears to be the worst affected, hit by triple whammy of high current account deficit, inflation and weakening currency.
An app which keeps tabs on you, a top-class budget phone and a PC-tablet convertible.
The "dog days of summer" in July and August are commonly identified with stagnation. No better term can be found for our situation, with our politicians in denial about its gravity.
MapmyIndia MD Rakesh Verma shares many first of in his professional life.
Thanks to Business Today for creating awareness of the competition even in the luxury segment (Money Can Buy You Luxe, September 1).
Scams and the sinking rupee may be worrying factors, but so are soaring onion prices, and their political fallout for the ruling regime.