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April 30, 2004

Prayers being outsourced to India!
People in the US and Europe are outsourcing prayers and religious services to India as there is an acute shortage of priests in the West and costs of services are very high.

April 28, 2004

Delhi's growth and decline
The city of Delhi has grown at an enormous pace in the last 10 years.

UK fund to invest in Bollywood
A new investment fund will give the British an opportunity to invest in Bollywood, the Indian film industry, a report in the Financial Times said.

April 24, 2004

Calling on a new line
The world's top telecom equipment are creating a billion-dollar business opportunity by offering to run mobile phone networks.

Victor J Menezes: Outside Citi limits
Citigroup's senior vice-chairman Victor J Menezes was once seen as a possible successor to Sanford Weill, Citigroup chairman. Thus his decision to hang up his boots by the end of the year has taken the financial world by surprise.

The new cold war
From creating new price points to adding never-before features, AC manufacturers are going all out to woo consumers this season.

The newgen smart phones
The newgen 'smart phones' are guaranteed to give executives the gizmo edge.

Opening American eyes to India
American students are grabbing the opportunity to bone up on outsourcing and the new India, says Nandini Lakshman.

April 19, 2004

Can Infosys keep its promise?
Infosys has always posted numbers better than its own guidance, leading analysts to be more bullish than the company itself. Could it be wrong this time?

South India: The backbone of India's success
A CII study finds out that cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai have emerged as growth poles, creating centres of excellence in IT, biotech and pharma.

April 17, 2004

Minimal styling, maximum price
The Lover sofa from the French house of Ligne Roset plays as many roles, as comfortably.

A power surge at Dabhol
With GE and Bechtel acquiring Enron's stake, will prospects brighten for DPC.

GM, Boeing, Airbus using India-designed parts
Indian software giants are expanding the engineering design segment of their business and more players are logging on to engineering services, product and packaging design.

A new, improved HLL?
Will this help it recreate the halcyon days?

Siva's new brew
C Sivasankaran after acquiring shares in the Barista coffee chain, has radical plans for it.

New loans spark used-car sale boom
Many people are buying second-hand cars as more and more banks give out loans to buy second-hand cars.

Tata scores perfect 10
Earlier this month, the Tatas added a lovely touch to their patronage of sports by getting together 10 former India hockey captains and honouring them with a citation and a purse of Rs 1,00,000 each.

April 13, 2004

Jaswant Singh's agenda
The finance minister's main aim is to tackle his interim-Budget promises of revisiting the issue of standard deduction and tax exemptions.

April 12, 2004

Are all fund managers insiders?
Do all fund managers really have access to privileged information?

April 10, 2004

Horticulture? Andhra aims at top spot
Andhra is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in India, after UP, and now has a mission statement called Vision 2020 which outlines how it can be the country's top horticultural state by 2020.

New Hyundai to take on Toyota, Skoda
Watch out, Corolla and Octavia! Hyundai has readied the Elantra for battle.

Packing for a new journey
V.I.P. has snapped up Carlton, but it must still lure the Indian traveler, says Arti Sharma

The new games people play
Offerings from videogames industry are getting more sophisticated, says Soumik Sen

Flying into a new era
Changing rules for airlines flying into India is triggering a giant scrap in the skies, says Surajeet Das Gupta

April 09, 2004

Of biryani, history and entrepreneurship
Bangalore-based The Biryani Merchant also plans to develop into a national chain soon.

April 08, 2004

Home delivery from McDonald's now!
McDonald's does not place any restriction on the minimum order for home delivery, but it will charge a flat fee of Rs 10 per order as delivery charges, irrespective of the size of the order.

Move on to a combo writer
Most computer-owning households in India, I'd hazard a guess, have a CD-ROM installed in their machines.

April 07, 2004

The amazing rise of Orchid Pharma
K Raghavendra Rao, founder of the pharma major, speaks about the company's plans and says the pharma sector will do better than IT.

April 06, 2004

Is Ingvar Kamprad the richest man in the world?
Who is the Swede who may be the planet's wealthiest individual?

April 05, 2004

Looking for the correct lever
Poor Vindi Banga. For years he's ignored criticism of his high-priced products' strategy, but now that he has slashed prices of top brands like Surf.

April 03, 2004

Switching on in rural India
The rural market is booming and the white goods manufacturers are trying every trick in the book to capture the market, says Arti Sharma.

Tailored for a new era
Garment exporters nervous about the end of 'quotas' next year are making ambitious forays into the BPO business, says Soumik Sen.

Temasek roars as India shines
The Singapore investment company is pouring millions into Indian companies, says Surajeet Das Gupta.

April 02, 2004

The man behind 'India Shining' slogan
Pratap Suthan, national creative director, Grey Worldwide, who coined the slogan for the country's economic achievements never dreamt it would become a potent electoral weapon.

April 01, 2004

How to make money without selling your stocks
Want to make money out of your stocks without even selling them? Here is how to do so.

How to succeed in the stock markets
Scoring singles may not be enough to win a match. Here is the Motilal Oswal guide to hitting sixers in the world of stock markets.


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