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  • Amid the global clash between Saudi - led OPEC & US shale oil producers, India is crafting a balanced strategy to minimise the economic shocks of rising oil prices.
  • Petroleum and natural gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, in an email interview with Anilesh S. Mahajan, explains Indias energy diplomacy, strategy for renewable energy, new policies for attracting capital and attempt to unshackle the public sector oil giants.
May 06, 2018
The Buzz Not Easy, and Not Together

Not Easy, and Not Together

First, the Income Tax Return (ITR) form was called 'Saral' (easy). Then in 2011/12, it was renamed 'Sahaj' (together), implying getting all information in one place.

Long-Term Bet

Star India has paid a staggering Rs 16,347.5 crore for the IPL rights and is known to have increased its ad rate by 20-25 per cent as it needs to earn Rs 54 crore per match to be profitable.

Waste Not, Want Not

The parliamentary panel scrutinising the expenditure plans of the Department of Food and Public Distribution in the Union Budget 2018/19 made an interesting observation.

No Confidence

The economy might be showing signs of improvement, but consumer confidence in the metros has actually dipped, according to a RBI survey released recently.

MoEngage: AI-Powered Marketing Platform

The Bengaluru-based start-up enables marketers to target customers with the help of machine learning.

The Global Race to Levy Tax on Data

India will have to walk a tightrope to collect taxes from foreign firms that bring innovative services.

Nobody Wants

The bestsellers routinely grab headlines, but sometimes it is good to look at the cars that are at the bottom of the sales charts.

Gaming the System

Promoters who default are taking advantage of new IBC provisions and misusing them to escape action under older laws.
The Break-Out Zone It Knows Everything

It Knows Everything

With its compact size and elegant design, Google Home, in white and grey, blends perfectly with the home decor.

Class Apart

Nokia 8 Sirocco is a fine piece of hardware crafted from a single piece of stainless steel.

Insomniacs, Wake Up!

Erratic sleeping patterns may be inevitable, but with a few lifestyle changes, their adverse impact on health can be minimised, if not eliminated.

The Green-Eyed Monster

What to do when you're overcome with envy.

The Good Life

Whats new and trending in the world of luxury

Draw the Line

How to limit apps from exploiting your personal data.

The Age of Mind Reading

Is nothing private anymore? Neurotechnology has us believe so.
FROM THE MAG In Deep Crisis

In Deep Crisis

The 2017/18 data clearly shows that new investments are drying up. Revived projects also leave much to be desired

India's Unhappy Farmers

Opting for C2 costs works for both farmers and the government.
The Hub 'Blockchain tech is here to stay'

'Blockchain tech is here to stay'

In a little over three years, Lisa Su, 48, President and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), has changed the fortunes of the semiconductor company that develops computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets.

Spreading Tentacles

Chinese e-commerce companies are making inroads in India.

Spring in the Air

Business confidence jumps for the second consecutive quarter despite business leaders' scepticism about future economic reforms, finds the latest Business Today-C fore Business Confidence Survey.

Speed Breakers

Though E-way bill has crossed the first hurdle of technical glitches, on-ground issues remain a major bottleneck.

Global Dreams

Siddhartha Lal wants Bullet to do what no Indian auto brand has done before - Conquer the world

Thrust and Parry

How company boards can tackle the increasing activism of minority shareholders.
Travel Sector Upping the Game

Upping the Game

Leisure travel in India is set to witness a new boom as millennials get ready to splurge.
Hospitality Hospitable and Growing

Hospitable and Growing

The hospitality industry remains optimistic about the future, despite the hiccups during GST implementation.

The Mice Factor

The meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions segment in the hospitality sector is growing fast in India, but still has a long way to go.

Beyond Bookings

Hotel room aggregators are doing much more than selling room inventory.

High Hopes

With occupancy hitting a decade high, hoteliers believe an upturn is in sight; but the early signs are far from conclusive.
Leadership Spotlight Leaderspeak


"A leader should inspire people to dream and create the right environment for them to grow and evolve"
Editors note Getting Oil on Track

Getting Oil on Track

Recent economic data shows that the Indian economy has put the disruptions caused by the demonetisation of specified banknotes in November 2016 and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax in July 2017 firmly behind it.
Book Wheels of Fortune

Wheels of Fortune

A window into the art and science of investing and succeeding in India.