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Mar 15, 2015
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Features Bengaluru-based health food delivery service iTiffin to roll out nationally

Bengaluru-based health food delivery service iTiffin to roll out nationally

Currently operational only in Bengaluru, it functions out of a 10,000-sq-feet hub at Whitefield.  After raising Rs 8 crore, iTiffin started out in June 2013 and became fully operational by October 2013.

How long can India resist US pressure on pharma IP protection?

The US is mounting pressure on India to agree to its terms in pharma IP protection. How long can India resist?

Management thinker Jason Jennings on how companies can flourish in nanosecond culture

When everyone in an organisation - large or small - knows and buys into the purpose of the company and knows, understands and is empowered to act in accordance with the guiding principles, speed occurs naturally.

I watch the consumer more than the competition, says GSK Consumer Healthcare President

EMMA WALMSLEY, President of GSK Consumer Healthcare, is leading her company through an exciting deal with Novartis' consumer healthcare business. Excerpts from an interview:

Why the ibibo Group's online travel business will take time to show results

The ibibo Group did not play its cards right and tried its hands at everything in e-commerce. The Group's focus on online travel will also take time to show results.
Whats In Ritu Dalmia's new restaurant Diva Spiced is the place to go to

Ritu Dalmia's new restaurant Diva Spiced is the place to go to

The space is reminiscent of a cube, with glass on three sides and cheerful interiors. The restaurant's menu serves modern Asian tapas and a smattering of Indian cuisine.

Not the Devil's Workshop

Spending too many of your Saturday nights on a diet of television shows and popcorn? Get a hobby, and soon!

Life on the Line

Want to escape your world of little boxes? From leaping into a fiery volcano to climbing the icy slopes of Norway, here are four ways to bring out the adventurer in you.

Zaga restaurant is low on flavour, high on service

What works for Zaga is the impeccable service (the restaurant manager is friendly and helpful without being obtrusive) and all dishes are garnished with herbs grown on the terrace of the restaurant.

Palate Experts

Masterchef Australia Season 6 contestants Emelia (second runner-up) and Ranae talk about their passion for food.

For the record

 Meet the creator of the app for avid collectors

Food theatre at Tamra

This is one all-day dining restaurant at the Shangri La hotel, Delhi that one wants to revisit again and again.

Food review: MoBox theme at Monkey Bar

The new MoBox menu at Monkey Bar puts a twist on sharing plates.

Restaurant Review: Barcelos is high on chicken quotient

While the menu does not have any one clear direction in terms of roots, there is enough to satisfy every kind of palate.

Taste of the East

While the restaurant has been operating for over a year now, they have a new menu that draws on favourites from the region.
Fashion Key grooming tips for men

Key grooming tips for men

Check out some useful grooming tips from makeup and grooming expert Ishika Taneja.

Tips to untie stress knots

Find out why your back and sore spots are begging for one of these.

Lookbook: Fashion trends for 2015

Women can flirt with floral prints, which is the hottest trend this year. While, no man can go wrong with the shirt, pants and jacket combo.

Men's jackets get 3 exciting makeovers this spring

The most versatile part of menswear gets 3 exciting makeovers this spring.

Trendiest fashion accessories for men in 2015

Clothes alone don't make a look. Here's all you need to know about this year's trendiest fashion accessories.
Products Omega's Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M watch is Bond-inspired

Omega's Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M watch is Bond-inspired

Omega's latest edition watch Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M is inspired by the Bond family coat of arms.

Top Shop: Latest products launched in the market

Have a look at the latest products launched in the market
Culture For us, fitness is a lifestyle choice, says Healthkart founders

For us, fitness is a lifestyle choice, says Healthkart founders

Healthkart founders Prashant Tandon and Sameer Maheshwari on the passion for health that drives them.

My love for Ferrari is unlikely to die, says actor Imran Khan

Imran Khan has been in love with the Ferrari ever since he, as a child, found an F14 model under his Christmas tree. The actor speaks on his love for automobiles.

I don't do business on the course, says Hero MotoCorp Vice Chairman Pawan Munjal

Pawan Munjal, vice-chairman, Hero MotoCorp, shares his perspective on Hero's association with Tiger Woods and the event and his passion for golf.

Ten tips to get a head start in life

Here are ten lifestyle tips by Shiv Khera to help you strike a balance between your professional and personal goals.

The testosterone rider

You need to keep up the volume of your testosterone production, especially if you are going through a rough work week. Here's what to eat, drink and do to keep things going.

Executive Health

BT More brings to you some valuable health tips.

Sit Down to Tone Up

Here are six surprisingly simple moves you can do while seated to ensure a total body workout.
Special No is not part of Sony's Smriti Krishna Singh's vocabulary

No is not part of Sony's Smriti Krishna Singh's vocabulary

Smriti Krishna Singh, Head-HR, Multi Screen Media, Sony Entertainment Network, has always donned her positive attitude to work, and at every turn in her career.

Meenakshi Priyam is credited for Novartis India having among the lowest attrition rates

"My biggest challenge is continuing the accelerated growth agenda of the company with key focus on the patients we serve," Meenakshi Priyam, Head-HR, Novartis India, says.

Alvarez and Marsal's Nikhil Shah is a 'get things done' specialist

Hottest Young Executives 2015 - When Nikhil Shah joined Alvarez and Marsal around five years ago, the firm had just six professionals in India. Today, it has emerged as a preferred advisor to banks.

Manu Jain wants Xiaomi India to continue as a start-up

At Xiaomi, India head Manu Kumar Jain wants to continue like a start-up and aims to scale his team up to 50 members by the first anniversary.

Simeran Bhasin is working to make Wildcraft an even bigger brand

Wildcraft CMO Simeran Bhasin expanded the brand's Fastrack division and by 2013, its turnover had surged to Rs 800 crore.

Penguin India's Chiki Sarkar has carved out an identity of her own

Daughter of Ananda Bazaar Patrika Group owner Aveek Sarkar, she heads Penguin Random House India.

Amarchand Mangaldas' Gunjan Shah is a whiz at cross-border deals

Global PE heavyweights routinely turn to Amarchand Mangaldas Partner Gunjan Shah while making investments in India.

Story-telling comes naturally to me, says Star Plus GM Gaurav Banerjee

"Every story needs to have a structure. Every story can become big if it is told in the right context," says Star Plus GM Gaurav Banerjee.

Karan Bhagat's IIFL Wealth Management manages assets worth Rs 66,000 cr

In April 2008, Karan Bhagat along with his friends Yatin Shah and Amit Shah were given the responsibility of setting up IIFL Wealth as a unit of IIFL Holdings.

PepsiCo India's Vani Gupta made Kurkure a Rs 1,000-cr brand

"Emotionally connected brands win at the end," says Gupta, who led the brand's expansion into puffed snacks. "What also worked for us is the large bag-size impression, more volume in the bag and exciting flavours."

Google India's Pulkit Trivedi is tasked with driving the online sales higher.

Pulkit Trivedi, who joined Google in April 2012, is tasked with driving online sales higher. In his earlier role as Head of Technology at Google, he gained experience in shaping attitudes towards digital.

Research key to making successful films, says Disney India's Amrita Pandey

Research does not give definite answers but it does provide data, patterns and trends from which you extrapolate to decide what you want to do, says Disney India's Amrita Pandey.

India's hottest young executives 2015

Business Today's ninth listing of the best and the brightest corporate performers under 40.

Satheesh Krishnamurthy plans to further expand the affluent segment at Axis Bank

Satheesh Krishnamurthy plans to further expand the affluent segment at Axis Bank.

Hottest Young Executive 2015: United Phosphorus' Rohit Kumar opted for legal career as a natural choice

United Phosphorus' Rohit Kumar opted for the legal career as a natural choice since his father practices at the Patna High Court.

India's hottest young executives 2015: How we did it

How Business Today reached a final list of top 17 young executives under 40 in India for 2015.

Peers describe TPG Growth's Vish Narain as a savvy investor

Peers describe TPG's Vish Narain as a smart investor and a great leader.

Bestseller India's Vineet Gautam continues to be aggressive about growing the business

Bestseller India's Vineet Gautam continues to be aggressive about growing the business further.

Suraj Bahirwani has spearheaded launch of 14 of 16 Aditya Birla Retail hypermarkets in India

Suraj Bahirwani has spearheaded the launch of 14 out of 16 of Aditya Birla Retail's hypermarkets in the country.
Technology Why it is better to buy a projector over a big-screen TV

Why it is better to buy a projector over a big-screen TV

You can now buy a projector for less than Rs 30,000 that will be capable of projecting up to 100 inches while your TV screen size remains fixed.

Pitted against Galaxy Note 4, the Nexus 6 is a great deal

In the battle of the plus size phones, and pitted head-to-head against Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Nexus 6 is a great deal.

Top projectors in the market right now

While you can get your hands on a projector for as low as Rs 25,000, this is a one-time investment, so it's better to go for a product that doesn't get outdated soon. Here are some recommendations.
Corporate Will an outsider succeed Roopa Kudva at CRISIL?

Will an outsider succeed Roopa Kudva at CRISIL?

Six months after Roopa Kudva announced she was quitting, reshuffle and exits of senior executives continue at CRISIL.

Investors hope Dilip Shanghvi takes control of Suzlon

The deal does many things for Suzlon. It infuses Rs 1,800 crore of much-needed cash at a time its quarterly net loss is 17 times its sales. Secondly, it brings Sun Pharma's Dilip Shanghvi into the mix.
Focus Make in India should promote employment in manufacturing sector: Dilip Piramal

Make in India should promote employment in manufacturing sector: Dilip Piramal

It is imperative that we promote that sector of industry which has the maximum potential for employment, namely manufacturing.

Why a high GDP doesn't equal prosperity

It is the GDP per capita rather than GDP that captures the well-being of citizens.

Why all proposed renewable energy projects may not see the light of day

Why all the proposed renewable energy projects may not see the light of day.
Trends Companies are racing to create an Indian language internet

Companies are racing to create an Indian language internet

A clutch of companies is racing to build an Indian language Internet to meet the growing demand for non-English content from web users.

People expected to transact via social media in 2015 instead of plain old networking

In 2015, people are expected to move beyond networking to actually transacting through social media. The networks are gearing up with innovative gateways.
News Budget special: Does having more income tax slabs really help you?

Budget special: Does having more income tax slabs really help you?

With the budget around the corner, the biggest demand is for the rise in the number of income tax slabs. But do they really reduce your tax outgo?
Chiaroscuro Key business events to track in coming weeks

Key business events to track in coming weeks

What's lined up for the business world in the coming weeks.

What made news this past fortnight: PM Modi's suit's auction, Deepak Parekh and more

What made news this past fortnight - PM Narendra Modi's suit's auction, gold lost by Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple and more.
People Newsmakers: Uday Shankar, Yuvraj Singh, Michael Bloomberg and more.

Newsmakers: Uday Shankar, Yuvraj Singh, Michael Bloomberg and more.

Quick look at people who made news this past fortnight.
Editors note Govt's smart city dream is a humungous one, writes Prosenjit Datta

Govt's smart city dream is a humungous one, writes Prosenjit Datta

The government's humungous smart city dream will cost over Rs 40 lakh crore of investment - at the very minimum - over the 20-year period, writes Business Today Editor Prosenjit Datta.
Letters Business Today readers' feedback on the magazine's coverage

Business Today readers' feedback on the magazine's coverage

Business Today readers share their feedback on the magazine's coverage.
Leadership Spotlight TaxiForSure's endeavour has always been to enhance safety: CEO

TaxiForSure's endeavour has always been to enhance safety: CEO

Online cab aggregators may have been hit hard after the Uber rape incident last December but Raghunandan G, Co-founder and CEO, TaxiForSure, tells Business Today that investments in drivers and safety technology will change things for the better.
Travel Frequent flier

Frequent flier

BT More brings to you some of the coolest tips for frequent fliers.
Book Book review: Money Mania by Bob Swarup

Book review: Money Mania by Bob Swarup

Bob Swarup's Money Mania, through past financial failures, looks deep into the nature of human behaviour.

Book review: Rokda by Nikhil Inamdar

What defines a community that has given India its biggest entrepreneurs? Rokda finds out.
Markets Will Calcutta Stock Exchange be able to restore its relevance?

Will Calcutta Stock Exchange be able to restore its relevance?

The 106-year-old Calcutta Stock Exchange is trying hard to restore its relevance. Will it succeed?