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Dec 29, 2019
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Network Where Science Meets Painting

Where Science Meets Painting

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw's collection largely comprises figurative art, landscapes and still life. It also includes sculptures, bronze (especaially Chola), terracota and ceramics.

A Shooting Star

Preetha Reddy has been shooting hundreds of pictures - from the setting sun to a smiling child

India on a Platform

Nita Ambani wants to build an art platform to provide opportunities to artists

Marathon Author

Sudha Murty's next book is a set of three called 'The Gopi Diaries' for children based on a dog called Gopi. The first of the three 'Coming Home' is expected to be out in the market later this month

A Matter of Taste

At his sprawling office at the HUL headquarters in suburban Mumbai, Mehta personally asks you for your preference of tea and guides you to his tea chest, which holds unique blends from across the world

Art for All

The museum organises art engagement programmes with Piramal employees in Mumbai, and in over 40 schools. Over 5,000 students visit the exhibitions each year
Best CEOs 2019 The Employee's CEO

The Employee's CEO

As the head of one of India's largest consumer electric companies, Anil Rai Gupta believes employees matter more than revenues, profits or market share

The Grid Builder

B.C. Tripathi has served under four ministers and set the stage for future growth

Swan Song

Bhaskar Bhat's parting gift to Titan is handing over a far more valuable business

Revving Up

Buoyed by big deals and focus on digital, CP Gurnani is looking at industry-beating growth

Building Endurance Over Business Cycles

Corporate success is increasingly short-lived and CEOs need to address their core responsibility of building a fit-for-future organisation

How We Did It

Finding growth even in a tough environment

Ready for More

I.S. Jha has ensured that Power Grid is able to rise up to the challenge of ever RISING demand for power in the country

India's Samurai

Epitaphs for Maruti Suzuki, India's largest carmaker, have been written many times, but under Kenichi Ayukawa, it remains rock-solid as ever

In a New Avatar

Mukesh Ambani has transformed RIL into a manufacturing plus consumer-centric company

Change Agent

Mukesh Kumar Surana transformed Hindustan Petroleum Corporation into a profit-focused company and earned it the Maharatna status

Capex Formula

At a time when most pharma companies are cash-strapped, Divis has undertaken big capex with its cash surplus

Beating the Odds

India's automobile industry is going through its worst phase but Nirmal Minda has used his experience to help Minda Industries buck the trend

Engaging Lender

Rajeev Jain has achieved growth by doing more business with existing customers and focusing on risk

Bird's Eye View

Shiv Nadar's contribution goes far beyond the success of HCL and its companies, to being a mentor and a visionary

Bullet Raja

Siddhartha Lal has not only powered a rejuvenated Royal Enfield into the big league of global cruiser motorcycle companies but is also chasing dominance in markets beyond India

Winning Recipe

The Maggi crisis gave Nestle India supremo Suresh Narayanan an opportunity to reinvent the company

The Money Multiplier

Uday Kotak has ensured phenomenal growth without adding too much risk
Technology Fixing Logistics

Fixing Logistics

Inefficiencies in India's logistics sector are on a decline thanks to tech solutions
Policy A Slow Climb Ahead

A Slow Climb Ahead

Economists and analysts see a slow and arduous economic revival from here. But some say it can be accelerated
Management Taming the Job Hopper

Taming the Job Hopper

Shorter employee stints is a new reality. Here is what managements are doing to build loyalty and get teams to deliver
Interview "Use This Slowdown to Open Up Services and Manufacturing"

"Use This Slowdown to Open Up Services and Manufacturing"

In an exclusive interview with Business Today's Joe C Mathew, OECD Chief Economist Laurence Boone says India must look at the slowdown as an opportunity and speed up reforms
Editor-in-Chiefs note Transitioning to 'Digital First'

Transitioning to 'Digital First'

The winners of this year's Best CEO Awards are the creme de la creme of corporate India. Their outstanding performance in the midst of one of India's most prolonged and crippling slowdowns speaks volumes of their vision, strategy, social and environmental awareness and the longevity of their organisations
Editors note Longest Spell of Slowdown

Longest Spell of Slowdown

The Centre's rapid fire - but random moves - peppered with slogans such as rekindling the "animal spirits" in the economy have had little effect in kickstarting the growth engine so far
Markets Broking Under Lens

Broking Under Lens

The Karvy case has dented investor confidence in the broking industry. It's time to shift focus from price to credibility
Leadership Spotlight "You are as good as your last mistake. Do it as if it were your last matter"

"You are as good as your last mistake. Do it as if it were your last matter"

Shardul Shroff, Executive Chairman, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.