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October 30, 2004

Temping: Next best thing to permanent jobs!
Qualified professionals are now throwing caution to the winds and opting for flexible job options.

The out-of-job millionaires
The difference between a $600,000 pay packet and a 'jobless' season is just a few strokes.

Cadbury makes a sweet comeback
. In India, Cadbury has the largest market share anywhere in the world and has been the fastest growing FMCG company in the last three years.

Dheeraj Gupta: The vendor of <I>vadas</I>
Three years ago he started Jumbo King, a branded vada pav chain

Wimco tries to blow out losses
Match company Wimco has numerous fire-fighting techniques on the cards, says Arti Sharma.

India favourite Down Under
There has been a 32 per cent increase in the number of Indian visitors travelling to Australia.

October 28, 2004

Pen drives hotter than laptops!
Would you like to carry around your presentations, some songs or even a movie in your pocket? A pen drive or flash drive with a capacity of 1 giga byte is all you would need.

October 25, 2004

Pune: The new IT boomtown!
After missing the IT boom of the '90s, Pune is trying to make up for lost time, says Nandini Lakshman.

October 23, 2004

Why the world loves Indian tourists
Foreign tourist promotion boards are going all out to woo the Indian tourist, says Smita Tripathi.

Walking on water
What's the greatest problem that India will face in the 21st century? Here's a clue: it's a problem that will be faced both in the country's fast-growing megalopolises and in its distant rural hamlets.

Interior designing spells money!
When Nitin Gupta graduated from the Institute of Environmental Design, Anand, in 1996, he found it wasn't easy to break into the world of architecture.

Men tune in to Star One
What channels do men watch? Star TV is hoping that warm-blooded young men will soon be surfing their way to Star One, the new channel being launched on November 1.

October 21, 2004

Here come social security numbers!
Everyone working in the organised sector -- i.e. those who are members of the Employees' Provident Fund -- will now have social security numbers.

Indian airfares among world's highest
Air travel has actually become more costly from October 14, with all the full-service domestic airlines raising airfares by 10 per cent.

Why Samir Arora got a clean chit
Sebi has strengthened Arora's credentials at the cost of its own, says N Mahalakshmi

October 20, 2004

From Dharam Lall to Lord Lall
Until early this year, he was just Dharam Bir 'Bill' Lall. Now, he has acquired the title of Lord Lall of Woodsland.

Are we heading for overinvestment?
The recent spurt in investment proposals in certain sectors such as automobiles, telecom and consumer durables manufacturing is certainly a cause for cheer.

Here come the affordable digital cameras!
Digital cameras have swept the globe, changing the rules of imaging. Now the photographic revolution is about to hit Indian shores.

October 18, 2004

Shourie gives Rs 12 crore to IIT-Kanpur!
Legislator Arun Shourie has found an innovative and cutting-edge way to spend a multi-crore grant from parliament. And the big winner is IIT-Kanpur!

Three cheers for IT
The hallowed trio are going to remain revered in the next four-five quarters at least, says Arun Rajendran

Will interest rates firm up now?
It is indeed volatile both on the interest and exchange rate front.

October 16, 2004

Smart gifts for the festive season
The festive seasons here once again and the gifts are more stylish and costlier than ever before.

October 15, 2004

Pay more for same in India!
Your favourite car, laptop is cheaper in New York than in New Delhi.

October 14, 2004

How to avoid identity theft
Here are some tips to safeguard your good name, from

October 13, 2004

Even Namibia is ahead of India!
India is way down in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index, ranked at number 55 in a list of 104 nations.

October 11, 2004

What $50 means for oil stocks
For oil companies, this should be a happy moment as high prices usually mean higher earnings. But in India, oil prices are still not driven by market forces and marketers cannot hike prices.

October 09, 2004

These are greats times for architects
The countrywide building boom has provided architects with a range of exciting projects.

Malls on the highway now!
Builders across the country have caught mall fever, with hundreds of sophisticated shopping marts planned both in metros and smaller cities. So the concept of a "highway mall" was perhaps inevitable.

IIM-A dons a new image
The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is displaying a social conscience, says Joydeep Ray

It's time to make your travel plans
Who needs a reason to travel with so many terrific deals going, says Samyukta Bhowmick

October 07, 2004

NTPC IPO: How good is it?
There are several positive reasons to invest in the NTPC offering from a three-year perspective.

October 06, 2004

What's in a name?
Quality not the signature determines buying at auctions

Pavan Nigam: A serial entrepreneur
Being an entrepreneur is either a frustrating or satisfying experience

Automated on auto growth path
Sunil Savara, CEO of Automated Workflow, believes in being conservative and leading his company one step at a time.

October 05, 2004

CEOs in knickers; strategies on boats
More and more companies are holding round-table conferences in houseboats, under coconut trees and in even makeshift tents in Kerala's serene backwaters.

October 04, 2004

Contrarian bets in FMCG
There are lots of companies on the shelves in the FMCG supermarket but a majority of them are gathering dust as they are not very investor-friendly.

Got money? Here's help to invest it
Brokerage firms, mutual funds and independent consultants are making a beeline for the high net-worth individuals.

How firms use phones to bond with you
As the going gets tough, the corporate world is getting on the phone. Companies are burning up the wires in a bid to get closer to customers and to sell their newest services.

Microsoft's Hyderabad centre to be largest outside US
Proposed centre to be software giant's biggest facility outside US.


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