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Sep 23, 2018
Economy Politics IL&FS plans to sell Mumbai corporate headquarters to raise funds to meet debt commitments

IL&FS plans to sell Mumbai corporate headquarters to raise funds to meet debt commitments

Office space is in heavy demand in BKC, which has emerged as the city's financial centre in the past few years, taking over from Nariman Point. So, the sale of the corporate headquarters is expected to fetch Rs 1,300-1,500 crore. 
The Buzz Rewarding Haircut

Rewarding Haircut

Reliance Communication is racing against time to conclude the deal with Reliance Jio to sell its wireless business, towers, fibre and media nodes, for about Rs18,000 crore.

Back on the Chopping Block

Thirty-four stressed power sector accounts that defaulted on Rs1.5 lakh crore worth of dues are now before the National Company Law Tribunal - yet again.

Here come the flying robots

In December this year, drones will begin flying across Indian skies for surveys, photography, and mapping.

INDO-US Ties the Iran Equation

As New Delhi is finalises its agenda for the first 2 + 2 dialogue between India's Foreign Minister and Defence Minister with their American counterparts, officials are looking for a window allowing India to reduce Iranian oil imports to last years numbers.

The Decision Trap

It was among the wisest decisions taken, when the Finance Ministry junked Air India's demand for a Rs 30,000-crore fund infusion, reportedly because the airline didn't present a turnaround plan.

GAIL Unbundled

India's gas monopoly GAIL, is set to restructure operations and become a pure infrastructure provider.

GDP Relief

The just released GDP numbers for the first quarter of FY19 - showing 8.2 per cent growth- have come as a relief for the government.

Demonetisation Effect

SMEs hit hard, india still a cash economy.

No Respite

There is no respite for the rupee as it breaches the 70 mark against the US dollar.

Transparent Enforcement Needed

All patients who got a faulty hip implant (eight years ago), sold by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary must be compensated, said a February 2018 report by an expert committee of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Licence to Clean

The Non Banking Finance Companies sector with over 11,000 players of all shapes and sizes is showing reduced numbers.

Should Expense Ratios Come Down?

Markets regulator Sebi has sought to review the Total Expense Ratio (TER) of mutual fund schemes. MFs charge up to 2.5 per cent TER on active funds.

Rise of the Micro

Precision-targeting through authentic voices has led to the rise of micro-influencers, but self-regulation is needed for success.
The Break-Out Zone Note Worthy

Note Worthy

This year's Galaxy Note is not about innovation but perfection.

A Long Way to the Top

Gender parity is lacking in STEM professions and leadership roles, but some women continue, undeterred.

When PCOS Strikes

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is the most prevalent cause of infertility among women.

Under Parental Guidance

Tips to filter what your children are exposed to.

Wear Your Coach

Wearables, especially watches, are all about fitness. Now, Google wants to throw in a special assistant.
Most Powerful women 2018 Nurturing The Neglected

Nurturing The Neglected

Vijayalakshmi Das once hand-held the microfinance institutions. Now, she is doing the same with farmer collectives and churning out women entrepreneurs.

Aiming High

Alice Vaidyan has set the foundation for a bigger play for GIC Re in both domestic and global market.

Finding Opportunities in Challenges

Apurva Purohit revamped Jagran Group's tepid business, and received recognition.

Towering Telecom

Aruna Sundararajan is setting the agenda for the telecom sector's next phase of growth.

Taste of Success

Jyotsna Suri is leading the group to a Rs 1,200 crore IPO.

Blending Old with New

The fourth-generation scion has donned many hats to take the business ahead.

Premiumisation Specialist

Priya nair is taking premium products to smaller towns.

Amping Up Innovation

About 1,00,000 employees in India have been trained in newer digital technologies under Menon's leadership.

Ready, Steady, Go

Shweta Jalan is expanding the footprint of a relatively new global private equity firm in India.

Satisfying Career

The first woman MD of LIC is leaving her mark on the Rs 28 lakh crore assets corporation.

In Top League

Vibha Padalkar is focusing on profitable products, risk management and setting high standards for disclosures.

United for a Cause

Swayam has stepped up efforts to fight violence against women

The Messiah

Noorjehan Safia Niaz is the voice of socially and economically backward muslim women.

An Algorithm for Social Change

Prukalpa Sankar is using data power to bring about change in social world.

Diversified Farming

Sabarmatee has changed the face of rural odisha with organic farming.

The Crusader

Shayara Bano fought a fierce battle against Triple Talaq and got the Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional.

Digital Walkathon

Aarthi Subramanian is taking the $100 billion Tata Groups digital initiatives to the next phase

Battling Hard to Succeed

Ameera Shah turned her father's nondescript clinic into one of the largest pathology chains in India.

Building New Platforms

Aruna Jayanthi is leading the it giants initiatives in Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

Smooth Transition

Ashu Suyash, head of India's largest ratings agency, is making CRISIL future ready.

Glued to Growth

Debarati Sen has been closely involved with 3M's India story.

India's IT Ambassador

Debjani ghosh is acting as a catalyst for indian ITs tranformation.

Road to Profitability

Falguni Nayar has redefined the online beauty space.

Ready for Challenges

She energises and motivates her team to ride through turbulent times to come out a winner.

The Arbitrator

Indu Malhotra is the first woman lawyer to be elevated directly to the position of Supreme Court judge.

Turnaround Lady

Nadia Chauhan has ensured that her beverage brands are available in every nook and corner of India.

Ruling The Sea

Neeru Chadha is the first Indian woman to be elected judge on the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Master of Makeover

Her new-age brands and people policies are transforming the company.

Legal Luminary

Pallavi Shroff has taken on some of the biggest names globally in the battle for IPR.

Judging Matters

Prathiba singh has contributed to some of the most important IPR laws and given landmark judgments.

The GeM Maker

Under chauhan's leadership, the government's e-marketplace business has grown manifold

Leading the Charge

Her early digitisation efforts and a customer-first policy have given the organisation a cutting edge.

Growth Architect

Shobana Kamineni has been the key force behind growth in the pharmacy and insurance business for Apollo.

The Game Changer

Vanaja Sarna successfully oversaw the biggest tax overhaul in the country.

A Rare Feat

Vani Kola has made a mark in the male-dominated world of venture capital with several successful exits.

Persistent Banker

Zarin Daruwala is well on the path of de-risking the business model of one of the largest foreign banks in India.

Start-ups & She

Why so few women are taking the entrepreneurial route.

How We Did It

Women are not just rising up the corporate ladder; they are making a huge impact at the grassroots too.

Friendly Guide

Aditi Gupta has used comic books to make thousands of girls aware about menstrual health.

Greening Up

Enabling an eco-revival to keep Gurgaon vibrant.

Power of Grit

Making women self-reliant through microinitiatives.

Beyond Financial Empowerment

Praseeda Kunam's Samhita Community helps poor women live a dignified life and offers them opportunity to work.


Dr. Rani Bang's community care model has been replicated in 17 emerging countries.

From Ward to Social Reward

Ratnaboli Ray's Anjali helps mental hospital inmates understand their worth and live a dignified life.

Learning Curve

Pratham's ASER has helped identify learning gaps among primary schoolchildren.

Pad Woman

Suhani Mohan is taking sanitary pads to women at large and making them aware of menstrual hygiene.

Weaving an Amul

Sumita Ghose's artisan collective RangSutra, which started out from Rajasthan, is now a supplier to Ikea.

Such a Long Journey

Surga Thilakan quit her Goldman Sachs job to work on upskilling people for entry-level jobs with the help of technology.
Leadership Spotlight Leaderspeak


"Move laterally early in your career..getting a breadth of experience will get you more opportunities."
The Hub "Trade wars to have less direct impact on India"

"Trade wars to have less direct impact on India"

Ira Kalish, Chief Global Economist, Deloitte, Touche Tohmatsu, talks to Prosenjit Datta, Rajeev Dubey and Joe C. Mathew on how India can do well in spite of trade wars, oil, the state of the global economy and the future of global trade.
Editors note The Gender Pay Gap

The Gender Pay Gap

There are numerous studies which show that having more women in the workplaces is good for business - not because it is the politically correct thing to do in today's era, but because it is better for the bottom line.