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Aug 30, 2015
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Reviews Meghnad Desai's book is a critique of economics discipline

Meghnad Desai's book is a critique of economics discipline

Meghnad Desai, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, member of the House of Lords, and a regular face on Indian TV, has written a remarkable book on the state of the economics discipline. It is a critique of the self-assuredness of a discipline in crisis.

Book Review: India Reloaded by Dheeraj Sinha

In his second book India Reloaded, scheduled to launch mid-September, Dheeraj Sinha, suggests slightly more upgrade market thinking rather than mass market thinking.
Interviews General Motors CEO Mary Teresa Barra says market share is not sustainable if it's not profitable

General Motors CEO Mary Teresa Barra says market share is not sustainable if it's not profitable

General Motors CEO Mary Teresa Barra explains the US automaker's changing approach to the Indian car market.
CEIBS Case Study Case Study: How EasyFinance motivated its staff while battling downturn

Case Study: How EasyFinance motivated its staff while battling downturn

Business was anaemic in the last two months of 2008, and the company failed to reach its revenue target of RMB 27-30 million for the year; instead annual income was RMB 25 million.
Features Second green revolution in India may not be that far

Second green revolution in India may not be that far

Digital Green's initiative is one among the several underway in India to promote low cost, sustainable and organic agricultural practices among farmers. All this is planned with the extensive use of information and communications technologies (ICTs).

How Chairman Ajay Singh is nursing SpiceJet back to health

Chairman Ajay Singh's hands-on approach has led to the gradual improvement in market share and financial performance in recent months. However, the challenges in front of SpiceJet are still daunting.

Entry of big players in VC sector to boost start-ups

What sets apart a number of the Indian VC funds from their overseas counterparts in India is also their willingness to invest in start-ups at the business-plan stage, even before these have begun earning revenue.

These companies are laying foundation to make India hardware product nation

The central government's Make in India initiative and a spurt in interest shown by angel investors and venture capitalists to fund tech hardware start-ups might just give the much-needed boost to the industry.
Technology Review: Moto G 3rd Gen isn't about specifications but the user experience

Review: Moto G 3rd Gen isn't about specifications but the user experience

Motorola's Moto G (3rd generation) isn't about specifications but the user experience.

Is Microsoft Windows 10 worth an upgrade?

Microsoft has introduced multiple desktops to Windows 10. Easy to access, it gives you more space to organise data.
Trends Debate: Is it time to bid adieu to the Bell Curve?

Debate: Is it time to bid adieu to the Bell Curve?

The bell curve demands organisations to classify employees under three categories: high, average and low performers.
Internet Google is now finally backtracking from Google+

Google is now finally backtracking from Google+

After persisting with its social network attempt Google+ for years, slowly and steadily Google has been delinking compulsory Google+ linking from many of its other products.
Corporate Arumugham Mahendran to take on Nestle, Cadbury with his start-up

Arumugham Mahendran to take on Nestle, Cadbury with his start-up

Arumugham Mahendran, who knows how to build and grow FMCG brands, has big ambitions for his start-up Global Consumer Products Pvt Ltd.
Careers Why Teleperformance, a global outsourcing firm, killed HR

Why Teleperformance, a global outsourcing firm, killed HR

The fabric of HR needs to change, believes Sanjay Mehta, MD of Teleperformance India. This is why the Indian arm of the $3.7 billion global outsourcing firm decided to take a hard look at its people practices.
Focus India Inc.'s generous serving of dividends feeds its own needs

India Inc.'s generous serving of dividends feeds its own needs

India Inc. has been very kind in distributing profits to their investors, but there is huge inconsistency between their profit and dividend payout growth.

Think twice before putting money in small-and mid-cap stocks

The biggest reason is that India Inc.'s profits remain well below expectations. In spite of this, investors, in search of higher returns, have pushed up stock prices - especially of mid- and small-cap companies - far above what can be justified by earnings.
Leadership Spotlight I was constantly apologetic to shareholders: Dish TV Chairman

I was constantly apologetic to shareholders: Dish TV Chairman

India's first DTH service provider, Dish TV, has started making profits after a long wait of 11 years. The Chairman of the Rs 2,733-crore company, Jawahar Goel, tells Ajita Shashidhar about the company's challenging journey. Edited Excerpts:
Pharma Indian pharma firms on the road to discovering new antibiotics

Indian pharma firms on the road to discovering new antibiotics

The Indian drug firms have joined the global fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The good news is that they are steadily moving ahead.
Event Has tech levelled the playing field between small and big companies?

Has tech levelled the playing field between small and big companies?

Has technology really levelled the playing field between small and big companies? A power-packed panel in Bangalore debated the subject with gusto.
Letters Business Today readers feedback to magazine's coverage

Business Today readers feedback to magazine's coverage

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Editors note Why Ola Cabs, Uber are willing to burn cash in India

Why Ola Cabs, Uber are willing to burn cash in India

Ola and Uber are burning cash and they have no immediate plans to turn profitable either. They are chasing market share.
Chiaroscuro Quick takes on major events that happened recently

Quick takes on major events that happened recently

Quick takes on major events that happened recently.
People Newsmakers: Featuring Vinita Gupta, Ashish Bahuguna, Rohit Ohri and others

Newsmakers: Featuring Vinita Gupta, Ashish Bahuguna, Rohit Ohri and others

Newsmakers: Featuring Vinita Gupta, Ashish Bahuguna, Rohit Ohri and others.