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  • The chairperson and managing director of Bharat Hotels believes the mid segment is where the future lies and, keeping pace with the way industry is moving, has been quick to launch the Lalit Traveller brand - a mid-market offering.
Sep 27, 2015
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Cover Story Will the festive season bring cheer to the real estate market?

Will the festive season bring cheer to the real estate market?

Does it make sense to buy now or wait for a price correction, which may or may not happen?
Technology Refurbished gadgets are becoming a rage in the market

Refurbished gadgets are becoming a rage in the market

Refurbished gadgets, which have caught the fancy of the Indian consumer, come at a considerable discount. Here's a sneak peak.

Review: Asus ZenFone 2 Laser is an impressive device

The highlight of the ZenFone 2 Laser is its 13 MP camera with laser auto focus and dual LED flash.
Corporate Companies reeling under legal disputes turn to Pallavi Shroff

Companies reeling under legal disputes turn to Pallavi Shroff

When Nestle India wanted to challenge the notices on Maggi noodles sent to it earlier this year by the Food Safety and Standards Authority in India , it was Pallavi Shroff the company turned to.

MPW 2015: Eros' Jyoti Deshpande is poised to make it big on small screen

For Jyoti Deshpande, life is not about survival, but to conquer the imaginations of the on- and off-screen audience.

Business Today's 12th annual listing of Most Powerful Women in Business

Business Today's 12th annual listing of women achievers. We drew up a long list of over 150 women and then shortlisted 55 contenders. Finally, 25 made the cut after jury deliberations.
Banking You can opt for a bigger house as well as claim tax benefits under two different sections of the Income Tax Act.

You can opt for a bigger house as well as claim tax benefits under two different sections of the Income Tax Act.

You can opt for a bigger house as well as claim tax benefits under two different sections of the Income Tax Act.

How to negate the impact of past financial mistakes on your credit score.

Most people realise the need to have a good credit score at the time of applying for a loan or a credit card or opening a bank account.
Columns India will have to buck up if it wants manufacturing to contribute 25 pc of the GDP by 2020

India will have to buck up if it wants manufacturing to contribute 25 pc of the GDP by 2020

China has made a successful transition from a factor-based to an efficiency-based economy, largely because of its ecosystem productivity. India will have to buck up too if it wants manufacturing to contribute 25 per cent of the GDP by 2020.
Expert Speak Property buyers shouldn't fall into the trap and be wary of builders'offers during festive season

Property buyers shouldn't fall into the trap and be wary of builders'offers during festive season

One of the first things a buyer should do is a thorough background check of the builder in terms of time taken to complete a project 

It's raining freebies but property buyers should exercise caution

Even in the case of discounts, investors should establish what the prices were prior to the discount announcement.

"Social media is used to check if any additional information sought by the insurance company is available or not

The life insurance industry has undergone a sea change since the global economic meltdown of 2008. Munish Sharda, MD and CEO, Future Generali Life Insurance, speaks with Teena Jain Kaushal on the challenges and opportunities. Excerpts:
LATEST Food-based social networks are the flavour of the moment

Food-based social networks are the flavour of the moment

Allrecipes.com, a Seattle-based website where people submit and find recipes, boasts of 1.3 billion annuals visits with a presence in 24 countries (including India).
Editors note 'India has produced a number of women who were trailblazers'

'India has produced a number of women who were trailblazers'

Banking and finance has particularly thrown up a number of extremely high profile women achievers who have headed banks, run stock exchanges, or made their mark in areas such as deal making and private equity funding.
Focus Why the rupee is at risk of depreciation

Why the rupee is at risk of depreciation

China's slowdown has hit at a time when US is showing signs of recovery. As a result, rupee suffered a 4.5 per cent depreciation since January 2015. But, should India worry if a currency war kicks off?

Markets to remain volatile on China slowdown, likely Fed rate hike

Though India may be better off than others due to healthy macroeconomic parameters, the sell-off by global funds will keep markets here volatile, writes Senior Associate Editor Mahesh Nayak.

India has to do a lot more to take advantage of China slowdown

But Finance Minister Arun Jaitley or the chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian seem to be sure of India's economic resilience and its ability to hold out and grow in the midst of a China-triggered global economic slowdown.
Chiaroscuro What made news this past fortnight and events to look forward to

What made news this past fortnight and events to look forward to

Bono's Facebook shares fetched nearly 1 billion pounds, more than his earnings in a career spanning nearly four decades. In 2009, the U2 frontman picked up 2.3 per cent share in the social media network for 56 million pounds.
People Newsmakers this past fortnight: Hardik Patel, Ashwani Lohani and more

Newsmakers this past fortnight: Hardik Patel, Ashwani Lohani and more

Hardik Patel's rallying cry is that the Patidar community, comprising 15 per cent of Gujarat's population, needs the OBC tag and the benefits of reservation that go with it.
Letters Business Today readers' feedback on the magazine's coverage

Business Today readers' feedback on the magazine's coverage

Business Today readers' feedback on the magazine's coverage -
Investment Even though SIPs is the most preferred route to invest in equities, a lump sum should be considered when the markets correct irrationally

Even though SIPs is the most preferred route to invest in equities, a lump sum should be considered when the markets correct irrationally

It is pertinent to ask if this is the time to rework or rebalance the portfolio, given the not-so-enthusiastic view of how economies in emerging and developed markets
Book Book review: 'Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future'

Book review: 'Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future'

The book does an excellent job of not projecting Elon Musk as a corporate deity, like many biographies do inevitably.

Book review: Liam Fox's 'Rising Tides: Facing the Challenges of a New Era'

'Rising Tides: Facing the Challenges of a New Era' by Liam Fox is a must-read for students of politics.
IT PC is key engine for innovation, growth: Intel India's Kumud Srinivasan

PC is key engine for innovation, growth: Intel India's Kumud Srinivasan

In the PC era, Intel ruled, but there's a perception it has been left behind in the era of mobile devices. Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India, admits the need to work with greater velocity in this conversation with Business Today. Excerpts: