Business Today Archive Oct 27, 2013 Issue

Edition: Oct 27, 2013

Editor's Note
Most of us assume that IIM, Ahmedabad, born 1961, is the oldest in the country. Not so. The oldest "business" school is the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management in Kolkata. That is not the only gem we uncovered in this year's Best B-schools survey, our fourteenth.
The recliner market in India is tiny compared to the West, but it is growing. While a basic PVC-upholstered single seat recliner comes for just Rs 18,000 and a simple La-Z-Boy costs around Rs 29,000, you could fork out up to Rs 10 lakh for chairs with bells and whistles.
Business Today Editor Chaitanya Kalbag says the ADB thinks GDP will grow by 5.7 per cent in 2014/15, but it is not as if the tendencies in the Indian economy will go away magically after the elections.
BT gets many responses to its case studies. Below is the best one on Havells's acquisition of Sylvania (August 18, 2013).
The first Business Today-YES Bank Emerging Companies Excellence Awards 2013 crowns the mid-sized, unlisted companies that are fast emerging.
BT More
Soon, residential spaces will become as intelligent as the people who live in them. So, are we ready for the future?
With the proliferation of tablets and smartphones, there are millions of parents globally wondering if they are bringing up a generation of technology-addicted - or even worse, technology-dependent - children.
Case Study
No other car in recent times has created the sensation the Renault Duster has done in the Indian automotive industry. This predominantly European car has won over the Indian consumer. It has turbo-charged the compact sport-utility vehicle segment and revived the fortunes of Renault India.

As general elections near, a war of words has broken out between the Congress and the BJP over the economic track record of their respective governments at the Centre. Business Today's assessment shows that their successes and failures even out.
B-School Debate
Business Today brings together students to voice their views on a significant business, economy-related issue in this B-School debate.

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