The India Country Office's director of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation writes on why philanthropy should be strategic, and the cause is dearest to his heart.

Global players hungry for a bite and local firms craving a bigger share are set to reshape the Indian biscuit market.
The RBI's renewed offer to foreign banks to expand in India gets lukewarm response.
Mining firms threaten self-sufficient communities.
TV manufacturers are betting big on the World Cup to drive sales but Team India will have to deliver on the field.
Karnataka launches unique clean-up drive against bogus ration cards and fake LPG connections.
Telecom business models get ready for an overhaul as pressures of maintaining margins - and, indeed, survival - mount.
The slow-moving comic books and graphic novels space is looking up with the entry of new players and a rise in interest.
Manmohan Singh must recover the spirit of 1991 and become a reformer again to restore the credibility of his government, argues Gurcharan Das.
Selling a car yourself may take effort and time but it will be worth the price you get.
Sam Abraham introduces new products and services to help you zero in on those that offer value for money.
Bihar Finance Minister Sushil Kumar Modi admires Pranabda but cannot help criticising some of his budget proposals.