So, it should come as no surprise that the BT-Cirrus survey of the biggest newsmakers of 2007 threw up Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Group as the biggest of them all. Everything he, and his group, does makes news, mostly on the basis of sheer scale.
Another interesting point of the study is that Vodafone has leapfrogged from #174 in 2006 to #9 in the year under review. The aviation sector saw a lot of action during the year under review. DLF remained in the news through much of the year for a variety of reasons.
Two other real estate companies, Unitech and Parasvnath Developers, which weren’t present on the 2006 list, have made it to #63 and #65, respectively.
Infosys Technologies, too, remained in the news and maintained its position as the most newsworthy Indian IT biggie.
It’s a fair assumption that bigger companies usually get greater coverage. But there’s a major churn, especially in the middle rungs of India Inc. That being the case, expect more of a churn in the months ahead, but we’ll be able to get you concrete data on that only next year.