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Leadership Spotlight

Jan 23, 2022
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Spotlight Rakesh Jhunjhunwala: Captain on Deck

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala: Captain on Deck

Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

K.V. Kamath: Infra's Financier

National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) Chairman, KV Kamath

R. K. Singh: Towards Net-zero

R. K. Singh, Minister of Power of India

Amit Agarwal: Braving the Storm

Amazon India head Amit Agarwal

M.R.Kumar: Insuring the Insurer

M.R.Kumar, Chairman, LIC of India

Darshan Mehta: Luxe Shift

Darshan Mehta, CEO, Reliance Brands

Satya Nadella & Sundar Pichai: The New Workplace

Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai, CEOs of Microsoft and Alphabet

Sourav Ganguly: The Cricketer and the Broadcaster

Sourav Ganguly, BCCI President and former cricket captain

Eric Yuan: Zooming In

Eric Yuan, CEO, Zoom Video Communications

Nischal Shetty, Ashish Singhal & Sumit Gupta: Spreading Wings

Nischal Shetty, Founder and CEO of WazirX, Ashish Singhal, Founder and CEO of CoinSwitch Kuber, and Sumit Gupta, CEO of CoinDCX

T.V. Narendran: Midas Touch

T.V. Narendran, Tata Steel's CEO and MD

Tuhin Kanta Pandey: Spearheading the Privatisation Drive

Tuhin Kanta Pandey, Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM)

Puneet Chhatwal: Different Strokes

Puneet Chhatwal, CEO & MD, Indian Hotels Company Ltd

Bhavish Aggarwal: Time to Deliver

Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO of Ola Cabs & Ola Electric

Sumer Juneja: India's VC No. 1

Sumer Juneja, Partner and Head of India, SoftBank

Ashwini Vaishnaw: Digitalising the Nation

Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Minister for Electronics and Information Technology

Adi Godrej: Split Ahead

Adi Godrej, Chairperson, Godrej Group

Radhakishan Damani: The Bull Rider

Veteran investor Radhakishan Damani

Guenter Butschek: Still Driving Tata Motors?

Guenter Butschek, former CEO and MD, Tata Motors

Nitin Gadkari: Highway Hurricane

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways

Byju Raveendran: Global Voyager

Byju's founder Byju Raveendran

Piyush Goyal: Trade Partner

Piyush Goyal, Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution and Textiles Minister

Vijay Shekhar Sharma: Looking Beyond the Disappointment

Paytm Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Mark Zuckerberg's India-verse

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Meta

Shaktikanta Das: Contrarian Banker

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das

Nirmala Sitharaman: Balancing the Economy

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

N. Chandrasekaran: Forging a New Tata

N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons

Mukesh Ambani: Renewed Energy

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) CMD Mukesh Ambani

Gautam Adani's Next Stop: The Consumer

Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group
Briefings The Rise of Co-working and Flexible Office Spaces

The Rise of Co-working and Flexible Office Spaces

Co-working and flexible office spaces are pegging themselves as an easy way for enterprises to switch to flexible work.

RBI to Decide on RBL Bank's Fate

RBL Bank is the latest to join the list of troubled banks facing RBI's wrath.

OTT Players Gear Up for Regional Battle in 2022

OTT players continue to bet on regional language content as the next round of India's mobile internet users and consumers of digital content are coming from smaller cities and towns.

RBI Likely to Share More Details on CBDC in 2022

In 2022, expect more details and maybe some action on the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) front.

Will New PLI Schemes Help India Scale Up?

Production Linked Incentive schemes are considered to be a game changer to turn around India's inability to scale up.

NFTs to Become Even More Popular in 2022

Non-fungible tokens, popularly known as NFTs, were among the most searched terms of 2021, beating Dogecoin, blockchain and even Ethereum in Google searches.

Will the craze for 10-minute Grocery Deliveries be a Game changer for E-Commerce?

This high-volume business, run on dark stores or hyperlocal micro-warehouses closer to customers, continues to draw top investor dollars. But will it last?

Government's Moves on Alternative, Green Fuels

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari dreams of making India's automobile sector No. 1 in the world. This, he says, can happen in the next five years by using alternative fuel sources.

Satellite Internet Services Set to Launch

With a lot of action happening in the satellite internet space globally, in 2022 India will see the commercial launch of the much-anticipated service.

The Rise of the Data Protection Authority

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union is the toughest privacy and security law in the world. India, too, might be on its way to a similar law, subject to amendments and revisions.

Cyber AI, the New Cybersecurity Warrior

Cyber AI will enable organisations to not only respond faster to attackers, but will also help them anticipate these moves and react to them in advance.

How Home-grown Start-ups are Joining the Space Race

With India planning two unmanned missions before a human spaceflight programme, space is where you want to be.

Pandemic Boost for Residential Real Estate

While demand for all major big-ticket items is stuck in a downward spiral, the pandemic has turned the tide for the residential real estate market.

Tatas' Plans for their Aviation Business

With Air India as good as in the bag, the Tatas are bound to make big moves in their aviation business in 2022.

How the Jewar Airport is turning into an Urban Development Hotspot

In 2022, construction activity in the Noida-Greater Noida-Jewar region is set to gain further steam as players like InterContinental Hotels Group, Signature Global, Gaurs and Bhutani Group look to invest around the new facility

IT Services Firms Likely to have Another Stellar Year

The new year brings good tidings for information technology (IT) services companies.

A Fight for a Pie of the Indian Airspace

Despite the concerns from the coronavirus, 2022 will be a year of intense activity in India's aviation market.

Automakers Gear Scale Up their EV Play

If 2021 saw the most number of electric vehicle (EV) launches, 2022 promises to be the year of the EV for automakers.

Tighter Scrutiny for IPO-bound Start-ups

Start-ups going in for IPOs in 2022 will have to deal with tighter disclosure and compliance norms of the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

Sensex Could Hit 70,000 by the End of the Year

At least seven brokerages have told Business Today that the domestic equity markets may continue to deliver double-digit returns in 2022

The Agenda for India's 'Bad Bank'

The building blocks for the 'Bad Bank' for resolving Rs 2 lakh crore of bad loans are ready. The new entity—National Asset Reconstruction Company—is now in the process of buying bad loans.

Music Events Take Hybrid Route

In 1939, S.V. Narayanaswamy Rao established the Sree Ramanavami Music Festival; today it is one of the most popular classical music festivals, with 6,000 people attending it every year in Bengaluru.

What Will Be the Fiscal Deficit at the End of FY22?

RBI has expressed reservations over the Union government's ability to rein in the fiscal deficit at the budgeted 6.8 per cent after it moved the second supplementary demand of grants worth Rs 3.73 lakh crore.

Manufacturing Industry Faces Margin Pressures

Elevated global fuel and commodity prices have shrunk profit margins of the manufacturing industry, with most unable to pass on the entire impact of expensive raw materials to consumers amid muted demand.

Omicron Shadow on Services

The spike in Omicron cases has brought back the spectre of restrictions on gatherings and movement of people, which is likely to impact the reviving service sector.
Industry How Allabout Innovations Is Bringing Clean Air to the World

How Allabout Innovations Is Bringing Clean Air to the World

Allabout Innovations is aggressively expanding production of its anti-viral air purification device, developed in the coastal town of Alappuzha in Kerala, to meet global demand

What the Zee-Sony Merger Will Look Like

Circumstances broker a coupling of Zee and Sony, two companies with distinctly different cultures and strengths. As they unite for a new future, they still face several hurdles, including an upset Invesco, Zee’s largest investor, and their own contradictions. The real challenge for the new mates has only just begun
Investment What to Keep in Mind While Investing Overseas

What to Keep in Mind While Investing Overseas

Many Broking Firms Are Facilitating Investments In International Markets. Here’s The Lowdown On The Challenges And Risks
Editors Note The New Genie in Town

The New Genie in Town

Welcome to the world of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) schemes, which are burgeoning by the day and have captured the imagination of the aspirational Indian middle class.

The New Genie in Town

Welcome to the world of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) schemes, which are burgeoning by the day and have captured the imagination of the aspirational Indian middle class.
Interview Ajay Piramal on His Plans for the Financial Services Business, Succession and Retirement

Ajay Piramal on His Plans for the Financial Services Business, Succession and Retirement

Ajay Piramal, Chairman of the Piramal Group, talks at length about his plans for the financial services business, succession and retirement
Luxury & Lifestyle How Boxing Helps Safeducate CEO Divya Jain to Stay Focussed

How Boxing Helps Safeducate CEO Divya Jain to Stay Focussed

For a CEO, Divya Jain uses the most uncommon tool for meditation and focus: she throws punches, literally

Nifty Gadgets to Keep Your Fitness Regimen on Track

These nifty gadgets will keep your New Year fitness resolutions on track

Bespoke Perfumes, the Ultimate in Luxury

Welcome to the world of bespoke perfumes, the ultimate in luxury