Business Today Archive March 18, 2012 Issue

Edition: March 18, 2012

Cover Story

How Jaipal Reddy is taming Mukesh's RIL

How Jaipal Reddy is taming Mukesh's RIL

Reliance Industries has come up against a tough taskmaster in Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy. Several big-ticket proposals of the company are stuck at the petroleum ministry, something that people who follow the company and the ministry say is unprecedented.
Money
Equip yourself with some of the technical tools used by experts to predict stock market trends.
Special
Five leading thinkers on the economy joined Business Today Editor Chaitanya Kalbag to brainstorm the options facing the finance minister.
Editors note
Large chunks of our 'mind space' are taken up by big events, and the government's annual Budget is truly like an assault on Everest - lots of base camps, sherpas carrying in demands and requests from the praja to the raja.
Book
ISB's story has valuable lessons for those seeking to create world-class institutions.
People
Starring: Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi, Vikram Gandhi, Romesh Wadhwani, Matthew Shattock, George M. Keune
Leadership Spotlight
Geetanjali Kirloskar, Chairperson, Kirloskar Technologies shares her leadership style.
Features
If Kingfisher Airlines goes belly up, the government will hurt too, not just Vijay Mallya. Banks effectively own 75 per cent of the airline, and the impact on their books could be devastating. FULL COVERAGE
Columns
With the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) delayed due to a political deadlock, it is likely that the Centre will bring about some significant changes in indirect taxes in the forthcoming Union Budget.
Drive
Automatics outnumber manual variants overseas. With increasing numbers of Indians having travelled abroad and driven them, small cars with automatic transmission are bound to get more popular despite their higher cost.
Event
Mumbai's charming Willingdon Sports Club played host to the latest chapter of the BT-Honda Pro-Am tournament.
Technology
Improved navigation aids have made reaching unfamiliar destinations easy.
Careers
While there are some 1,20,000 hotel rooms in the country at present, supply is struggling to keep pace. The country's hotel management schools graduate just over 10,000 students a year.
Focus
Kingfisher Airlines is battling on many fronts - huge debt, cancellations, and mounting weariness from the government and public.
Smart executive
Writing down your goals can help in navigating the tricky part of an appraisal.

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