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Jan 18, 2015
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Travel The getaway resort

The getaway resort

A stone's throw away for those seeking to escape the grit and grime of Delhi, The Gateway Resort near Damdama Lake caters to families and business professionals alike.

Pamper your wheels

The process of washing and waxing a car is a science second only to changing a tyre. Here's a run-through on how to keep your car shiny and pretty.
Whats In Australia throws open its gates for trade

Australia throws open its gates for trade

Over 32 Australian companies showcase their products during the Australia Business Week from January 12 to 16.

Shiv Sagar restaurant comes to Delhi, offers amazing food

Make sure not to miss the Shiv Sagar special sandwiches- extremely sinful and extremely satiating. Cheese lovers will jump with excitement.

Smoky Tryst: Cigar and malt appreciation in the capital

Just as the Indian palate is now appreciative of wines after years of grape permutations, it is opening up to the smoky charm of cigars.
Food Bottled luxuries

Bottled luxuries

Ever met a genie in a bottle? Ten spirits any bar would love to have, provided the price is paid.

Sotheby's auctions James H Clark's exceptional wine collection

The exceptional wine collection of entrepreneur and philanthropist James H Clark fetched a record $2.6 million at a recent Sotheby's auction.

Learn the art of downing a good Scotch

Leading whisky expert Charles MacLean on the underrated art of downing a good Scotch.

The art of cutting carbs

Lovneet Bhullar Batra, sports nutritionist, provides a daily meal planner to achieving a leaner, meaner physique.
Features Pitfalls remain in India's start-up ecosystem

Pitfalls remain in India's start-up ecosystem

There has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in India. But when there is too much optimism around, it can lead to the building up of a bubble-like situation.

Decoding CEO success at MindRush 2014

The two-day Business Today MindRush 2014 offered huge takeaways for corporate leaders on how to stay at the top of their game at all times.

You can always improve your cognitive skills, abilities

You can always improve your cognitive skills and abilities, said experts Peter Docker and P. Murali Doraiswamy at BT MindRush.

Nobody needs my advice, says CEO coach Ram Charan

Says Ram Charan, who advises some of the world's best-known and most successful CEOs.

A master class

Some of India's best CEOs shared leadership lessons with an eager audience of their peers at BT MindRush.
Special Regulating 'too big to fail' banks

Regulating 'too big to fail' banks

The global economic and financial crisis of 2008 brought to the fore the lacunae in the regulatory framework and disproved the myth of 'too big to fail', gearing the regulators into action.

India's Best Banks 2014: The others who surpassed peers

A brief look at those who topped in various categories.

YES Bank focused on innovative strategies to grow while keeping costs low

Yes Bank has taken giant strides forward, making its debut in the large bank category in the BT-KPMG study.

RBL Bank is expanding operations at a brisk pace with new management

RBL, under Managing Director and CEO Vishwavir Ahuja, actually went and bought the credit card business of Royal Bank of Scotland in August 2013.

Romesh Sobti has transformed IndusInd Bank using technology

Using technology and innovation, Romesh Sobti has transformed IndusInd Bank in the last six years.

HDFC is transforming into a full-scale digital bank

HDFC Bank is already a market leader in e-commerce. "Almost 45 per cent of the transactions are on our (debit or credit) cards," says Aditya Puri.

How we ranked India's best banks for 2014

The rankings covered 65 scheduled commercial banks. The three broad ranking parameters were divided into 28 sub-parameters, compared to 29 last year.

Business Today lists India's Best Banks for 2014

India's banking landscape is set to change with the impending entry of many lenders. Business Today's 2014 listing of the country's best banks celebrates those who look the most ready to face the challenges.

Full rankings: India's Best Banks 2014

BT-KPMG present India's Best Banks 2014 full ranking in large, mid-sized, small and very small categories.
Culture The rowing horseman

The rowing horseman

Bobby Dundas, Viscount Melville, has achieved many milestones in his life, from playing polo in the World Cup to conquering the Atlantic. A look at the man behind the mallet.

I don't miss a workout, wherever I may be, says Groupon head Ankur Warikoo

A man who believes that health is as important as succeeding in the corporate world, Groupon Head Ankur Warikoo even managed to develop a six-pack for a while.

The Cuban connection

While it's debatable if Cuban cigars are actually good for you, it is certainly so for India's burgeoning luxury industry.

A look at the very best in entertainment this January

BT More brings you a list of the very best in entertainment in January, from movies to music to books.

No more foul feet

BT More gives you tips to avoid foul smelling feet.

Yoga for sexual healing

Yoga does more than just improve your physical and spiritual well-being; it even enhances your prowess in bed.
Focus Which way will the rupee go in 2015?

Which way will the rupee go in 2015?

Chief economists Madan Sabnavis of CARE Ratings and Ajit Ranade of Aditya Birla Group give an outlook for the Indian rupee for the year 2015.

Will Ajay Singh's plan to revive SpiceJet succeed?

One of the main reasons Singh is interested in SpiceJet is that the airline has a significant market share.

Oil price plunge is a mixed blessing for PM Narendra Modi's govt

The plunge in crude prices may come as a mixed blessing for the Narendra Modi government.

Still a long way towards full-fledged GST regime

GST picks up speed, without alcohol and petrol.
Products Butterfly beauty

Butterfly beauty

Adorned with designs inspired by the graceful winged creatures, the Omega De Ville Prestige Butterfly range features timeless classics created to be cherished by the wearer.

Top shop

BT More brings you the must haves in fashion and lifestyle, from gadgets to accessories to quirky products.

4 features of iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 Plus comes with the One Handed Keyboard, available at the app store for Rs 123.

Adidas predator instinct

Over 20 years after the Predator Instinct range was first launched, Adidas has reincarnated its iconic Predator football studs.
Letters Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Business Today readers give feedback on magazine's coverage of the January 4, 2015 issue.
Editors note From the Editor: Risks and rewards

From the Editor: Risks and rewards

Business Today Editor Prosenjit Datta discusses Gautam Adani's investment in Australian coal and the special magazine package on India's Best Banks for 2014.
Mutual Fund BT-Morningstar Asset Allocation Survey shows fund managers are buoyant about markets

BT-Morningstar Asset Allocation Survey shows fund managers are buoyant about markets

The market is surging and fund managers are buoyant. But their expectations are heavily dependent on the government's policy decisions.