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March 29, 2004

A loser's guide to winning
The best option for non-professional investors is to stay invested at all times.

6 golden rules for a bull market
Caution demands a sensible strategy even in bullish times.

March 27, 2004

The cooler option
Air-coolers are in fashion again, as companies produce sleek models with innovative features, says Jai Arjun Singh

Corporate janitors
The facilities management companies are keeping the corporate world spotlessly clean -- and raking in the cash as they do it, says S Kalyana Ramanathan

New callers from the east
A handful of ambitious companies from countries like China, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan are muscling their way into the Indian telecom scene, says Thomas K Thomas

MGL's ambitious dreams
MGL is moving at blitzkrieg speed and reaching out of Mumbai to other parts of the state, says Arti Sharma

Seizing the nano edge
Stain-resistant clothing has already become a hit with Indian consumers but nanotechnology has plenty more to offer, says Surajeet Das Gupta

March 26, 2004

Should you go for the Data Access IPO?
The company is against strong competition, which has deep pockets. This adds uncertainty to the success of the operations of its subsidiaries abroad.

March 25, 2004

Stopping data, identity theft via offshoring
The state governments in the US are under pressure from the opponents of offshoring to act against finance and accounts offshoring to countries like India

March 24, 2004

Innovators in rural India? You bet!
Paul Basil's Rural Innovation Network is helping rural creators market their innovations.

'IITs, IIMs don't teach values like contentment'
'They don't get the students to think with compassion, to learn to understand others'' says Sudha Murthy.

March 23, 2004

What is DTH?
So what is this DTH all about? How, it at all, does it help the customer? Is it good? Let's find out.

March 20, 2004

Lending on a new scale
The country's top private banks are turning their sights on smaller companies, says Arti Sharma.

The ice-cream war hots up
This summer, Amul takes on HLL once again in the premium ice-cream market, says Paulomi Roy.

Stirring up a new brew
The Indian tea industry is discovering that branding is the only way forward as prices keep falling, says Ishita Ayan Dutt.

The smarter marts, the next big thing
Builders are looking at specialty shopping malls as the next big thing in retail, says Jai Arjun Singh.

Cruise holidays, big hit amongst Indians
An increasing number of Indians are getting away from it all on the high seas, says Smita Tripathi.

March 17, 2004

Should DD have been given telecast rights?
The Doordarshan-Ten Sports telecast tussle has sparked off a major debate. Here's what two Congress leader and Ten Sports laywer Kapil Sibal, and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Najma Heptullah have to say about the controversy.

The Esops fable comes to an end
Employee stock options (Esops), which were once seen as the dream boat to millionairedom, is falling out of favour among employees.

March 16, 2004

Who owns Ten Sports?
What is Ten Sports? Who owns it? Let us find out.

March 15, 2004

Can HLL surf the rising tide?
Price wars and margin pressures have made most analysts bearish on Hindustan Lever. Can the scrip, a Sensex heavyweight, weather the storm?

Warren Buffet is bearish on the dollar
Warren Buffett's letter to shareholders of his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, is one of the most eagerly awaited statements among investors across the globe as it records his investment strategies and views on issues haunting corporate America.

The man who got the stars for Cong
Do it loudly, do it big and do it well. This is the motto of T Subbirami Reddy, currently the star of the Congress (I) because of the bevy of actors he has managed to inveigle into the Congress.

March 13, 2004

A new call on the world
Data Access's cut price international rates have startled the telecom industry , says Surajeet Das Gupta.

My first million: Upasna Sarin
Upasna Sarin, the 34-year-old owner of Finesse, a shoe store in Delhi's Greater Kailash, has taken her store to a turnover of Rs 3 crore.

Trading in new arenas
India's new commodities exchanges are off to a flying start and hoping to attract investors from around the country, says Arti Sharma.

Sleeping on the job
The law does not permit anaesthetists to play with the lives of their patients, says Rosy Kumar.

Driving the Rs 5.5-crore Maybach!
Some cars are just incredibly good and don't need motoring journalists to attest them, says Bijoy Kumar Y.

A squeaky clean fight
P&G is taking the giant HLL head on by slashing detergent prices, says Nandini Lakshman.

Pak band Junoon plans IPO
The subcontinent's biggest rock act, Junoon, plans to go international with a US-based IPO, says Soumik Sen.

March 08, 2004

The paradox of economic freedom
Two recent indices reflect the classic debate between negative and positive freedoms, reveals Seetha.

March 06, 2004

My first million: Sanjay Jain
When Sanjay Jain started his company Bharat Export Corporation in 1993, he had a staff of two people and one room to work out of. Today his SVIL Group is the country's largest manufacturer of sandalwood oil.

Of legal history and big bucks
Legal Website Manupatra has transcribed 54 years of Indian legal history onto its site and must now turn this into big bucks, says Paran Balakrishnan.

What's the well-dressed executive wearing?
What should the well-dressed executive be wearing now that's summer's here? Soumik Sen looks at the options.

Cartoon brands hook marketing gurus
Marketing gurus are cashing in on the popularity of cartoon characters with new merchandising deals, says Surajeet Das Gupta.

Modern India's most ambitious project
The Kalpasar project could be the most ambitious project undertaken in modern India if it gets off the drawing board, says Joydeep Ray.

How to apply for an IPO
For those who are lost in the jargon that surrounds IPOs and wonder how they can apply for an IPO to buy shares, rediff.com presents a quick guide.

March 05, 2004

Should you go for the ONGC IPO?
Overall, the positives in favour of ONGC seem to outweigh the negatives from a long-term perspective.


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