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Jun 17, 2018
Cover Story Retail Battlezone

Retail Battlezone

With e-commerce poised for exponential growth in India, the country is fast emerging as the new battleground for global retail giants. Can local players withstand the onslaught?

Why the Walmart-Flipkart deal is a possible nightmare for the tax department

The Walmart-Flipkart deal is a possible nightmare for the tax department given the complex holding structure of the Indian e-commerce giant.
News OnePlus 6: Top notch smartphone at an unbelievable price; check features

OnePlus 6: Top notch smartphone at an unbelievable price; check features

OnePlus has always delighted customers by launching flagship smartphones at prices that are not over the top.
The Buzz Modi@4


The Narendra Modi-led NDA government has completed four years. Let's evaluate its performance on some key parameters.

CityFurnish: Easy and Affordable Furniture Rental

The Gurgaon-headquartered start-up caters to the aspirational segment and the B2B space.

Is The Next Crisis Loomimg?

The recent build-up of retail bad loans could be a sign of trouble ahead.

Vedanta's Toxic Wars

Is Vedanta's Sterlite Copper smelter plant in Tuticorin (English for Thoothukudi) responsible for the cancer in the region?

Rush For Renewable Energy IPOs

The burgeoning renewable energy industry is likely to witness an unprecedented IPO rush in the near future to tap India's capital markets.

India's Oil Crisis

The relentless rise in crude oil prices is proving to be an intractable fiscal and political problem.

Coming Clean

Absolute transparency from social media sites is need of the hour.

Model Farming Law

Fifteen years after the Model Contract Farming Act, the government has again formulated a model law for the states.

Hiring Experienced Hands

In spite of the buzz around hiring them young and keeping them engaged at the workplace, the proportion of young professionals in IT companies is decreasing.

The GDPR Effect

As Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, Indian companies with business interests in the region will need to rework their data management systems.

Turbulent Times Ahead

The aviation sector is facing fresh headwinds. Rising crude oil prices and intensified competition are hurting airlines.
The Break-Out Zone Seize the Moment

Seize the Moment

Water-resistant smartphone cameras with 4k and superslow-motion video capabilities are strong contenders in the action camera space, although staunch adventure enthusiasts will disagree

Helping Hands

Interacting with humans, cobots will save time and money.

Heady Cocktail

Through examples of some of the world's most valued companies, the author illustrates how business leaders can achieve the brand-culture alignment.

Debbuging The System

Gastric problems are quite common during summer months, but a little care and caution can help avert serious issues.

Live It Up

Select picks from the world of luxury.

P For Promise

The Android P update brings in some radical changes for users and developers.

Quiet By The Window

Active noise cancellation tech on windows for some blissful silence is the future.
Insurance Snippets


Aditya Birla Health Insurance, in partnership with the health club chain Talwalkars, has launched a wellness programme called FIT-Fitness Insured Totally.

Get Covered For a Stress-Free Trip

Read the fine print to understand what all is covered, or you could be stuck with huge bills.
Expert Speak "Customer profiling crucial in credit card business"

"Customer profiling crucial in credit card business"

Hardayal Prasad, MD and CEO, SBI Card, talks to Naveen Kumar on a range of issues affecting the credit card industry and how SBI Card, one of the leading players in the segment, is responding to those challenges.

Money Matters

Managing your money can be tricky. Send your queries, and top-notch industry leaders will help you resolve any issue.
Mutual Funds When Change Strikes

When Change Strikes

With SEBI mandating mutual fund schemes to recategorise and follow well-defined investment paths, it is time to review your portfolio.
Investment The Money Shift

The Money Shift

The low-down on which asset class will attract the most investors this year.
The Hub "Make in India still has a long way to go"

"Make in India still has a long way to go"

Dr. Roland Busch, Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, since 2011, was in India recently to kick-start Siemens digital solutions for Indian industries.

Tough Times Ahead

While IBC and GST are game changers, most policy moves of the Modi government in four years are work in progress

Business Beyond Wealth

The rise of family offices is redefining how rich and famous Indian business leaders manage personal wealth and other family matters.

Gaining Turf

Futsal turfs, or mini-football grounds, are piquing the interests of sports enthusiasts, investors and entrepreneurs in India.

Sunny, With Clouds

A significant rise in private investments and constant reforms are needed to accelerate India's growth story.

Unfinished agenda! PM Narendra Modi may not be able to keep all his promises

As the NDA government enters its final year, there is a long unfinished agenda that it may not be able to implement by 2019.

Protective Custody

The RBI's move to clean up bank balance sheets has made close to half a dozen banks nearly dysfunctional. There is little hope of their recovery in the near term.
Leadership Spotlight Leaderspeak


"Work hard and never give up. That is the way to realise your vision. Self-initiative is the key to make changes happen."
Fintech Plugging Into The Future

Plugging Into The Future

Banks are joining hands with fintech companies to provide new services to customers.

Missing Link

Public sector banks have a lot of catching up to do to engage with fintech players.

Securing The System

Banks need to do a lot of work to secure their systems and customer data.

Value Added Universe

As banks and financial institutions integrate fintech solutions with their core banking platform, it's a win for both.
Editors note Walmart's Big Bet

Walmart's Big Bet

The US-based retail giant Walmart is paying $16 billion to take a 77 per cent stake in Indian online retailer Flipkart.