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Mar 29, 2015
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Technology It's time to upgrade your tech wardrobe with wearable gadgets

It's time to upgrade your tech wardrobe with wearable gadgets

Wearable gadgets are the next big thing in the tech world, driving innovation. Here's why you should wear one as well.
People Newsmakers in March, 2015: Vijay Mallya, Amartya Sen, N Srinivasan

Newsmakers in March, 2015: Vijay Mallya, Amartya Sen, N Srinivasan

Business Today brings you snapshots from newsmakers this past fortnight.
Features Medical tech firms shift focus to outcome-based revenue models

Medical tech firms shift focus to outcome-based revenue models

Like IT outsourcing firms, medical technology companies are now increasingly being forced to transition to outcome-based revenue models as health-care reimbursements come under increased scrutiny.

DCGI's autonomy is for the government to decide, says GN Singh

Drug Controller General of India GN Singh speaks with Business Today about the government's plan to revamp the drug regulatory system.

GN Singh trying hard to change India's drug regulatory structure

DGCI GN Singh is trying hard to revamp the system even as cumbersome rules, process delays and rampant corruption pose a challenge to the pharma industry.

Will PVR retain its No. 1 position in the face of new challenges?

A series of major acquisitions in 2014/15 is seeing other players like Carnival and INOX catching up.

Nobody accused me of running an ATM ministry, says Jairam Ramesh

Former UPA minister Jairam Ramesh, in a conversation with Business Today, minces no words when he calls the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) a bed of thorns.

Riders on management control take sheen off from FDI hike in insurance

The government has taken the sheen off the FDI cap hike in insurance by mandating Indian partners to keep management control of local joint ventures.
Corporate PE funding of asset reconstruction firms to transform bad loans market

PE funding of asset reconstruction firms to transform bad loans market

Private equity funding of asset reconstruction companies will transform the bad loan market, but for that complete control over the acquired assets is a necessity.

Chayoos brings tea in a modern, funky cafe format

Chaayos is Nitin Saluja and Raghav Verma, the two IITians' attempt to bring home-style servings of the vintage brew in a modern and funky cafe format.

Online furniture retailers grope their way around as sales boom

Each of the big four companies of online furniture retail - Pepperfry, Fab Furnish, Urban Ladder and Mebel Kart - is devising its own methods to woo shoppers.

Infibeam's Vishal Mehta makes a comeback with BuildaBazaar.com

Vishal Mehta has had limited success as an online retailer with Infibeam.com. But he is back in the hunt with e-commerce infrastructure provider BuildaBazaar.com.

SpiceJet faces legacy issues amid revival flight

Its problems include two types of aircraft in its fleet, a pile of dues, a high employee-plane ratio, mounting losses and a brand image that has been hurt in recent months due to a series of flight cancellations and passenger dissatisfaction.
Leadership Spotlight The thing you learn from India is that anything is possible, says Ed Nusbaum

The thing you learn from India is that anything is possible, says Ed Nusbaum

Grant Thornton Global CEO Ed Nusbaum spoke with Business Today on his recent visit to India about the company's growing business in and learnings from India.
Trends How social graphs can unlock potential of virtual relationships

How social graphs can unlock potential of virtual relationships

In the virtual world, six degrees of separation - the theory that you are only six steps away from knowing any other person in the world - has probably narrowed down to three.
Columns Need GST to revamp indirect tax regime

Need GST to revamp indirect tax regime

"Without any clarity on the compliance rules and procedures, it will be challenging for them (government) to design the compliance framework for GST," writes Satya Poddar.

Revenue shortfall and missed chances in Budget 2015

With the continuing downslide of inflation, the central and state governments may be looking at falling buoyancy of their tax revenues even in 2015/16, writes DK Srivastava.
Focus SEZs no longer special for investors. Here's why

SEZs no longer special for investors. Here's why

The projects are falling out of favour because of the withdrawal of tax benefits to them.

Legacy of collusion between businesses, politicians seen ending

For years, the politico-business nexus has been creating the impression that there are no takers for India's vast natural resources. Hopefully, this phase is over.

India is highly vulnerable to a range of animal-to-human infections

India has one of the highest density of livestock population and poorly guarded animal-human interface makes it vulnerable to disease outbursts, says a medical expert.
Editors note From the Editor: March 29, 2015

From the Editor: March 29, 2015

"Were there more things he (Finance Minister Arun Jaitley) could have done, bolder steps he could have taken? Probably," writes Business Today Editor Prosenjit Datta.
Chiaroscuro Calendar

Calendar

Business Today lists upcoming business and political events in March you must watch out for.

What made news this past fortnight

What made news this past fortnight - Dilip Shanghvi became India's richest, China's economic growth and more.
Letters Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Business Today readers give feedback on the magazine's coverage in the March 15, 2015 issue.
Event Executives swing their way to glory at Business Today Lloyd Pro-Am of Champions 2015

Executives swing their way to glory at Business Today Lloyd Pro-Am of Champions 2015

More than 80 executives had a fun day at work at BT's golf event in Mumbai recently.

Is working from home a good option?

Top HR executives in Bangalore discuss social media at workplace and whether working from home is a good option.
Book Rules of enchantment

Rules of enchantment

A lyrical, inspiring book that aims to re-ignite the spark of passion in the work we do.