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Kushan Mitra
December 25, 2008
It’s all about touch in 2009. But then what—a phone that can detect your mood, order you a cab, even steer your love life?


Sanjiv Bhattacharya
December 25, 2008
There’s more to Southern California than Hollywood Boulevard and The O.C. Take a road trip off the tourist trail and you’ll discover the raw, eccentric beauty of the Golden State.


Sanjiv Bhattacharya
December 25, 2008
There’s work and there’s play. And then there’s the life of nightlife impresario Jay Singh, founder of Shiro, IndoChine and the F-Bar and Lounge.


Tejaswi Shekhawat
December 25, 2008
From the kitchens of the European aristocracy to the one pot-meals of the peasantry, Cajun and Creole cuisine is a rich story of spice and culture.


www.businesstoday.in
December 12, 2008
The data for the study was based on the published annual reports of banks and RBI. All the figures used were as reported for the financial year 2007-08, 2006-07, 2005-06, 2004-05 and 2003-04.


Anusha Subramanian and Tejeesh N.S. Behl
December 11, 2008
The Mumbai terror attacks punctured business sentiment already deflated by a spreading slowdown. The economic stimulus now needed is not just of liquidity but of foolproof security and targeted expenditure.


www.businesstoday.in
December 11, 2008
The promoters of Zandu Pharma and Fem Care Pharma recently sold their stakes at attractive valuations. All the deals were struck above the prevailing stock prices of the two companies, an enviable feat considering the depressed economic and market conditions.


Shalini S. Dagar
December 11, 2008
Terrorists find many sources of money—and, surprisingly, quite a lot of it is legitimate. Even as India plans to beef up its security and surveillance systems, it is equally important to choke the funding lines to the terror organisations. Shalini S. Dagar reports.


Andrew Horne
December 11, 2008
Andrew Horne, Managing Director, Xerox India, is not only a corporate veteran at the American firm but also an alumnus of the Royal Military Academy who served for six years with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. He spoke to Kushan Mitra on how companies could be prepared for extreme eventualities like the recent terror attacks in Mumbai.


Puja Mehra
December 11, 2008
Devastating Al Qaida attacks rattled the economies of the US, UK and Spain but swift government policies prevented their economies from tanking. Can India learn from them? Puja Mehra finds out.


www.businesstoday.in
December 11, 2008
What would you give for a shot at US major league Baseball—an arm perhaps? Well, that’s exactly what Rinku Singh, 20, and Dinesh Patel, 19, gave at a competition organised in India—the Million-dollar Arm contest.


www.businesstoday.in
December 11, 2008
R. Mukundan, 42, will be one of the youngest Managing Directors of Tata Chemicals when he takes charge of his new assignment from the current Managing Director, Homi Khusrokhan, who retires December-end. In a chat with BT, Mukundan shares the challenges for the company and how he plans to take them on, especially in the US, where the company has acquired a chemicals firm. Excerpts:


www.businesstoday.in
December 11, 2008
Alex Wilmot-Sitwell’s visit to India in early November was against an extraordinary backdrop. It came at a time when UBS worldwide is struggling to recover from a financial crisis that has taken down rival Lehman Brothers. In an exclusive chat with BT’s Rachna Monga, Wilmot-Sitwell talks about the long-term implications of the financial crisis for UBS as well as its plans for India.


Suman Layak
November 27, 2008
Helping Hand for 3G NTT DoCoMo-Tata Tele tie-up promises to bring many innovative services to India.


Kushan Mitra
November 27, 2008
Despite staring at bankruptcy in the US, General Motors is pushing ahead with expansion plans in India.


E Kumar Sharma
November 27, 2008
Vikram Akula has revolutionised Indian microfinance by building SKS—one of the biggest brands in rural India. His critics feel that he has ignored the very people he should be helping.


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November 27, 2008



E. Kumar Sharma
November 27, 2008
Management practitioners are turning to the introspective wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and other Indian texts as an alternative to rapacious capitalism as they believe it balances the pursuit of wealth and material success with the mastery of the self and the quest for inner happiness. E. Kumar Sharma reports.


www.businesstoday.in
November 27, 2008
Named one of the most powerful women in the world, Nancy M. Barry, 59, the Founder and President of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty and former President of the New York-based Women’s World Banking, is no stranger to the limelight.


Virendra Verma
November 13, 2008
After years of rollicking appreciation, companies that make up the BT 500 are going through one of their toughest phases in a long, long time. As stocks get mercilessly hammered, this may just be the time when the men are separated from the boys. Virendra Verma reports.


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