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December 25, 2008
As the only Indian member of the highly regarded Connoisseur group, the Malt Maniacs, Krishna Nukula tasted over 300 whiskies in 2008. Here is his top ten.


K. R. Balasubramanyam and Kushan Mitra
November 27, 2008
Vijay Mallya’s aviation business has landed in a sea of red. Mallya has a survival plan, but he may need to look at drastic options to stay afloat. K. R. Balasubramanyam and Kushan Mitra go into the details.


Tejeesh N.S. Behl
November 27, 2008
Subhiksha plans Act II to capture consumer attention. But credit squeeze is hampering its expansion plans.


Tejeesh N. S. Behl
November 13, 2008
While a general price rationalisation was on the cards as the end of the boom cycle neared, the financial meltdown across economies has left real estate companies gasping. The optimism is all but gone as real estate developers get real about their survival chances in a buyer’s market. Tejeesh N.S. Behl reports.


Shamni Pande
October 30, 2008
Who are the country’s best marketers? What challenges did they have to overcome? How did they do so? And what was the outcome of their strategies? The fifth such Business Today listing answer all these questions and more.


Nitya Varadarajan
October 30, 2008
The shimmer of the famed sari has begun to fade for there are few weavers left in Kanchipuram willing to dedicate their time and skills to produce pure contrast saris, known in common parlance as Kanjeevarams, which are considered works of art by themselves. Is this the start of the end for this once lucrative business? N. Varadarajan goes into the details.


Rachna Monga
October 16, 2008
It doesn’t have to. With the perils of playing with complex derivatives instruments now amply visible, the lesson to be learnt is clear-cut: Keep it simple.


Shamni Pande
October 16, 2008
An overwhelming 94 per cent of corporate executives in India are aware of the social networking phenomenon and 79 per cent are actually members of one or more social networking sites. Although social networking accounts for only a miniscule share of the ad pie, it could well become the 'next big thing' for advertisers. A report by Shamni Pande.


www.businesstoday.in
October 2, 2008
The 25 most powerful women had better watch out—they have some serious competition snapping at their heels. The Rising Stars range from the CEO of a foreign bank to legal eagles and marketing whiz-kids.


Shamni Pande and Anusha Subramanian
October 2, 2008
PE activity in media and entertainment has picked up speed this year.


K.R. Balasubramanyam
September 30, 2008
Just as Chinese silk invaded the Indian market in the 1990s, China's power equipment manufacturers, leveraging their lower costs and shorter delivery periods, have begun hitting Indian majors where it hurts most—and are walking away with orders worth thousands of crores of rupees. K.R. Balasubramanyam says that they are making hay while the sun shines.


www.businesstoday.in
October 2, 2008
Olympic medals don't impress advertisers.


Team BT
October 2, 2008
They span generations and are there in every field, from biscuits to banking, from HR to hospitals. Denied entry into a male bastion, they create another industry. They are the most powerful women in the corporate world.


Rishi Joshi
September 18, 2008
Critics believe that the Indian Companies Act 1956 is unwieldy and too complex. A new Act to replace the archaic law governing India Inc. will become a reality once the new Companies Bill, which has been approved by the Union Cabinet, is passed by Parliament. Rishi Joshi brings you the key points in the Bill.


www.businesstoday.in
September 4, 2008
The battle for control of Zandu is good for small shareholders.


www.businesstoday.in
August 21, 2008
Featuring Puravankara’s Jayakar Jerome, Motorola’s Sanjay Jha, Apollo Health’s Ratan Jalan, HCL’s Vineet Nayar, Satyam’s B. Ramalinga Raju and Economist C. Rangarajan.


Virendra Verma
August 21, 2008
The inside story of how Ambani’s trusted lieutenant is attempting to make over a modest family business of plastics processing and textiles into an infrastructure Goliath.


www.businesstoday.in
August 20, 2008
Rising inflation and interest rates have now started to hurt banks as well as borrowers in more ways than one. The country’s largest private sector bank, ICICI Bank, has now declared that it will stop financing two-wheeler loans through the dealer network.


Rachna Monga
August 18, 2008
For most finance professionals, the days of dizzying salary hikes and fat bonuses are over. In fact, many have been retrenched. The downturn in markets—India and global—has forced a number of hitherto gung-ho financial services firms to wield the job axe. Rachna Monga reports.


Nitya Varadarajan
July 23, 2008
Software product firms, understandably, do take a while to turn profitable, but for the Chennai-based ERP vendor Ramco Systems the gestation period has been rather too long. This doesn't perturb MD and CEO P.R. Venketrama Raja, who armed with new products is determined to take his company forward and emerge successful. Nitya Varadarajan spells out the plans that Raja has up his sleeve. A report.


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