Bloom - How India can

Bloom - How India can

What are the things companies can do to nurture talent

Jan 14, 2014

Tarun Khanna, Director, South Asia Institute, Harvard University and Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School says companies can sponsor colleges to create apprentice programmes between colleges and companies. They can work with colleges to develop training curricula.

'Indians should aim for perfection in their endeavours'

Jan 10, 2014

India has the potential to lead the world, but what is pulling it down is the mindset of corruption and lack of ethics. A quality mindset can bring about change. Quality mindset means an appreciation of very basic values such as honesty and integrity.

A child with toys made in Channapatna, Karnataka Photo: Nilotpal Baruah

Channapatna toys may grab Chinese products' market share

Jan 09, 2014

Channapatna is called the Toy Town of Karnataka. The town's fortunes are now turning around thanks to niche toymakers focused on lacware, e-commerce websites and designers who want to make these toys contemporary and popular again.

The ruins at Nalanda. The new university is nearby Photo: Shekhar Ghosh/

Nalanda varsity's revival will boost India's global role

Jan 08, 2014

After years of delay, the university has begun operating out of a small campus near the ruins of the old school and will have a partial launch next year. In some ways, the revival of Nalanda is seen as the revival of Bihar.

Dos and Don'ts of Managing a Crisis - Thomas DeLong

Jan 08, 2014

Thomas DeLong says a crisis can destroy an organisation if it does not respond appropriately. During a crisis or in a low growth environment, organisations fall apart, unless they have leaders with the courage to be transparent and set an example.

'India has underplayed its strengths in many key sectors'

Jan 07, 2014

Co-authors of a new book, Reimagining India, Barnik C. Maitra & Adil Zainulbhai, say in order for India to transform into a global superpower, the act of reimagination - whether radical or subtle - will be vital.

Zumba class led by Krittika (right) at a Fitness First gym in Delhi

'Fitness industry business to reach Rs 1 trillion by 2015'

Jan 06, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980. Subsequently, the desire to look and feel good, coupled with a preventive  approach to health care, has led to increased demand for not just services but also products.

Veena Mankar (left), co-founder of Swadhaar Finserve, explaining microfi nance to a group of women Photo: Nishikant Gamre

How Microfinance industry is bouncing back

Jan 04, 2014

The MFI industry's loan portfolio grew in 2012/13 after falling in the previous year. The resurgence began when the Reserve Bank of India announced in 2011 a series of measures, including a cap on interest rates MFIs charge borrowers, to govern the hitherto unregulated industry.

Tourists enjoying Gulmarg Photo: Abid Bhat

Tourism industry on the path to recovery in Kashmir

Jan 04, 2014

1.4 million tourists visited the Kashmir Valley in 2011/12. The state government's renewed focus on reviving tourism, which contributes about seven per cent to the local economy, has helped the tourism industry.

Developers working on applications at CRMnext's office in NoidaPhoto: Vivan Mehra/

IT product companies are gaining traction in India

Jan 03, 2014

Of the 3,000 product companies that have set up shop in India since 1990, 500 did so last year. They develop a host of products from education software to e-commerce platforms.

Bhaskar Bhat, MD, Titan, prefers taking the bus to the airport  Photo: Nilotpal Baruah/

Commuters pin high hopes on Gurgaon Rapid Metro

Jan 03, 2014

Commuters hope Gurgaon's Rapid Metro will revolutionise transportation the way Delhi Metro has done in the capital.