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Jul 19, 2015
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Leadership Spotlight Q&A with Mogae Digital's Sandeep Goyal

Q&A with Mogae Digital's Sandeep Goyal

Former Dentsu India chairman Sandeep Goyal, who now runs mobile ad agency Mogae Digital, tells Business Today his firm not just creates mobile ad campaigns but also develops customer relationship management tools.
Policy Jammu Kashmir PSUs asked to pull their own weight

Jammu Kashmir PSUs asked to pull their own weight

Jammu and Kashmir's PSUs, having accumulated huge losses, are being encouraged to look for private clients rather than depend solely on other PSUs or government departments for business.
Agriculture Indian agri policy should think about nutrition than productivity: Prabhu Pingali

Indian agri policy should think about nutrition than productivity: Prabhu Pingali

Prabhu Pingali, Founding Director of Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative says the food security approach is skewed with focus on staples.
Corporate Ujaas Energy needs to gear up for bigger competition

Ujaas Energy needs to gear up for bigger competition

Ujaas's business got a big boost when in 2011, then finance minister Pranab Mukherjee withdrew tax benefits from wind-based projects but in 2014/15, revenues of the company slumped due to slower market.
Corporate Why Swabhiman Taxi Union is opposing mobile app-based private cab services

Why Swabhiman Taxi Union is opposing mobile app-based private cab services

KK Tiwari, the Swabhiman Taxi Union President says they are not against competition but 'illegal' taxi aggregators who don't have the relevant permit to operate.

How Avekshaa Technologies helps companies improve performance

The Bangalore-based Avekshaa Technologies works in the niche area of technology performance issues detecting software problems to help companies reduce risks as they adopt new technologies and products or do tech upgrades.

Conglomerates like UTC, Sony fold back businesses into one entity

Big conglomerates like Sony, PepsiCo and others are integrating all their businesses into one entity to manage growth and minimise their cost through joint advertising, among other things.

India set to become a phone manufacturing powerhouse

In the past few months, several phone sellers have announced that they want to make handsets in India instead of sourcing from China.
Career HR practices are taking a leap on social media

HR practices are taking a leap on social media

Gurgaon-based ad agency's staffers post selfies on Twitter every  morning with the hashtag #PresentSir to mark attendance.
Reviews Review: Xolo Chromebook leaves a lot to be desired

Review: Xolo Chromebook leaves a lot to be desired

Made of black matte plastic with the Xolo and Chrome branding on the top, it reminds of the Windows netbook, which became popular as an affordable alternative to the laptop.
Graphics Above-normal rainfall in June aside, IMD forecast a cause of worry

Above-normal rainfall in June aside, IMD forecast a cause of worry

Although rainfall in the first half of June was above normal, the 2015 forecast is sending some distress signals across due to the monsoon's impact on the economy.
Trends Debate: Should Indian advertising agencies go to Cannes?

Debate: Should Indian advertising agencies go to Cannes?

Naresh Gupta, managing partner at Bang In The Middle, and Sumanto Chattopadhyay, executive creative director at Ogilvy South Asia, debate on whether Indian advertising agencies should go to Cannes or not.
Focus Why should the capital markets regulator intervene in genuine trades

Why should the capital markets regulator intervene in genuine trades

While the powers of Sebi and the actions taken by it in respect of the Surana Solar securities may seem arbitrary, it must be noted that the regulator has taken a proactive approach in the general interest of investors.

Vedanta-Cairn India merger plans may run into rough weather

Approval from the government due to court cases and from minority shareholders because of unattractive valuations may prove a hurdle for this merger.

Online sale of prescription drugs may have serious implications

Experts say India is not mature enough to allow online sale of drugs. Unless the central government brings in fool-proof processes, there are chances of misuse, which can cause serious social issues.

Legal tussle between YES Bank promoters is far from over

The prolonged legal battle between Rana Kapoor and Madhu Kapur over the latter's rights to nominate directors on the board of YES Bank is not going to be over anytime soon even after court verdict.
Top Story E-tailers turn to ambush marketing to outsmart rival

E-tailers turn to ambush marketing to outsmart rival

E-tailers spent a whopping Rs 1,000 crore on ads last year, but this year it is all about one-upmanship.
Internet These fitness apps will help you get into shape

These fitness apps will help you get into shape

Forget the gym, here are some apps - free as well as paid - to help you get into shape.
Stocks Sebi has made it easier for start-ups to raise capital, but bottlenecks remain

Sebi has made it easier for start-ups to raise capital, but bottlenecks remain

Capital markets regulator Sebi has made it easier for e-commerce companies to get listed in India, but the initiative appears to be half hearted.
Chiaroscuro Events to watch out in July: PM Modi's Russia visit, Digital India Week and more

Events to watch out in July: PM Modi's Russia visit, Digital India Week and more

PM Narendra Modi's Russia visit, Digital India Week and more.

Newsmakers this past fortnight. Featuring: Adani Mining, Taylor Swift and more

Featuring: Adani Mining, Taylor Swift, Tom Holland, Kamil Hamied and Kookaburra.
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.
Editors note BT Editor Prosenjit Datta on India's fastest growing emerging companies

BT Editor Prosenjit Datta on India's fastest growing emerging companies

Our special issue on the fastest-growing emerging companies in India is an effort to identify the mid-sized companies that were not swimming naked when the economic tide went out.
People People in news: Stephen Elop, Mike Watts and more

People in news: Stephen Elop, Mike Watts and more

When Microsoft reshuffled its executive ranks recently, the departure of Stephen Elop, who had quit Microsoft to become the CEO of Nokia, did not come as a surprise.
Book Book review: How Champions Think by Dr Bob Rotella and Bob Cullen

Book review: How Champions Think by Dr Bob Rotella and Bob Cullen

A well-crafted journey into the minds of champions.

Book review: Dealing with China by Henry M. Paulson Jr

Deal with China, a country ruled by men not laws, from a position of strength, says the book.