Business Today Archive August 26, 2007 Issue

Edition: August 26, 2007

Cover Story

Urban India: could small be beautiful?

Do you know the population of Asansol? Or Meerut? Or, for that matter, Jabalpur, Dhanbad or Rajkot? These are all million-plus cities. That makes each one bigger than world-famous centres like Stockholm, Frankfurt or San Francisco.
Banks are ever-willing to fund your start-up or finance your expansion plans. Here's how to get the best deal.
In This Issue
In July, Boeing delivered eight aircraft to Indian carriers-two each to Air India, Air India Express, Jet Airways and SpiceJet and a further four are scheduled for delivery in August.
Editor's Note
Even extreme optimists can be driven to hopeless tears trying to negotiate traffic in any of India's larger cities.
Policy Watch
A bird's eye view of what's hot and what's not on the government's policy radar.
News Maker

Sanjay Dutt is hardly a stranger to controversy. The actor, the only son of Bollywood power couple, Sunil Dutt and Nargis, the enfant terrible of Bollywood has now been sentenced to six years in prison for illegal possession of weapons.

By the TV Today Network, which broadcasts Aaj Tak, a record 440 per cent growth in net profit to Rs 7.99 crore in the first quarter ended June 2007.
Reporters Diary
Farming gets a technology makeover at Bharti's agri-venture in Ludhiana. Kushan Mitra checks out 'corporate farming' in action.
An Indian-American fund manager serves up unique investing lessons from the 'motel Patels'.
The India story seems to be going good for PAUL WHITTAKER as it's not every day that foreign companies declare their preference for India over China.
Indian entrepreneurs just won't let go. The recently released Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) shows that 28 per cent of businesses around the world are expected to change hands within the next 10 years.
Dishtv's set-top box is compatible with a PC and a TV.
Rising cost of production and delays in subsidy payments have stymied capacity addition in the fertiliser industry over the last six years. But with the government mulling a new subsidy regime, fertilisers promise to get hot again.
Back of the Book
Make no mistake, the Nokia e90 communicator is a fantastic device, but when you hold it, you can't help but wonder if you have just acquired one of those fancy new dumb-bells.
The Indian business process outsourcing industry is set to see some interesting times ahead, what with the country's leading BPO firm, Genpact, now having successfully completed the listing of its initial public offering of nearly $500 million on the (NYSE).

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