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July 30, 2005

Check out these Australian wines
Australian wines have displaced French wines as the most imported wine in UK, and are nipping at the heels of the French in the USA.

July 29, 2005

Email on steroids
BlackBerry's finally cracked the size barrier that made all its earlier offerings so unwieldy

Health cover: Good news for pensioners
Most insurers do not offer cover after an individual touches 55.

IT locale with a touch of class
Chennai`s Guindy Industrial Estate is now the most sought after destination

July 28, 2005

What is Bombay High checks out what is Bombay High and what is the impact of the oil rig disaster on ONGC.

The hottest things on the Net!
Disruptive technology is revolutionising the way you write, listen and express yourself on the Net.

Cheap computing for millions!
Entrepreneurs are banking on stripped-down versions to drive PC penetration in the country

SMS power
Check out the new use of SMS...

July 27, 2005

In the IT industry, women rock!
Women comprise 24% of the IT workforce in India and that figure is steadily rising.

Air Deccan: When dreams take wing
Air Deccan's new ad aims for an emotional connect with first-time flyers.

July 26, 2005

How successful is Ratan Tata
How successful has the Tata Group chairman been? We take a look at the progress on his gameplan.

What is Maruti's plan for the Swift?
Does Maruti's marketing gameplan for its new offering make strategic sense?

What the champion stock-picker is buying
Reliance Mutual head of equities Madhusudhan Kela is among the most successful stock-pickers in India. Here's what he is buying now.

July 25, 2005

Where there's no will. . .
Companies that fail to lay out a clear succession plan often result in tragic consequences, leading to splits in the family. So why do patriarchs fail to spell out the future?

How to set up a large start-up
What was the strategy used by ICICI-Prudential Life Insurance in India? Read on. . .

July 23, 2005

Priya Paul, the force behind Park Hotels
Priya Paul is entering an aggressive phase of growth in the hospitality industry.

How I made my 1st million: CEO
Sanjeev Bikhchandani, co-founder and CEO, InfoEdge (India), better known by its Web site, is today sitting over a business worth Rs 45 crore.

Great Hobby Ideas from Pidilite
Pidilite Industries has entered the retail business with its Hobby Ideas.

Fiat Palio: Better than before!
The Fiat Palio is now even better value than before.

Check out this unique HR tool
Vijay Nair, a human resource consultant, playwright and theatre lover, has conducted theatre based programmes as a unique organisation-building tool.

July 22, 2005

Why FDI in retail is good news
The likes of Wal-Mart can save kirana shops in India

To energise offices, here is a new mantra
After vaastu and feng shui, corporates get hooked on to Environics

July 21, 2005

Broaden your Horizon with SBI Life
This ULIP will move across asset categories, automatically

Lessons that Mercedes learnt in India
How does the India strategy of premium car makers compare with the Mercedes-Benz experience?

July 20, 2005

Third wave of globalisation
It may be a buzzword these days, but globalisation isn't a recent phenomenon

What is technical analysis?
First of a three-part series covering technical analysis, aimed at improving investor knowledge and market proficiency.

July 19, 2005

B-schools make managers, not leaders
B-schools don't teach you leadership. The job of a leader - as distinct from a manager - is to unflinchingly believe that tomorrow will be better than today.

Boom time for fund investors
The good times continued for fund investors as markets yet again ended the week in positive terrain.

July 18, 2005

Why the Sensex could touch 8000
The market could take a breather, but in the long term there's money to be made.

July 16, 2005

End of the road for Indian fashion houses?
Designers in India need to prepare themselves for the onslaught of Western fashion houses, says Pradeep Hirani.

Branded coffee houses a rage in India
Indian coffee consumption is stagnant, but branded coffee houses are expanding like never before.

A lounge in the sky!
With price undercutting in economy class leading to squeezed margins, premium classes are becoming the focus areas for most airlines.

July 15, 2005

Check out these low-cost laptops!
While there are great deals to be had, especially if you move away from the high-profile Pentium stuff, reading the fine print of ads is vital

July 14, 2005

Don't open that e-mail
The warning was issued by an e-mail security company which has said that something called the Trojan horse programme is hitting networks around the world.

July 13, 2005

Kolkata! India's new IT hub
The West Bengal government's efforts to put Kolkata on India's IT map are paying off.

Future of TV sits in your pocket
A sideways glance at TV, technology and the trials of manufacturers in transforming familiar to fantasy

Winning gameplan: What makes Eli Lilly soar
Rajiv Gulati, Chairman & Managing Director, Eli Lilly India Private Limited, shares how the company creates passion in its people by looking after their needs.

July 12, 2005

StanChart Classic Fund: Worth a buy?
Without a track record in managing equities, it is difficult to comment on SCCEF's likely performance.

Is the Magnum Comma Fund good?
Investors, who wish to add a unique investment proposition to their portfolios and are willing to take on higher risk for the same, can consider investing in MCF.

Can Anil Ambani steer Infocomm?
A look at some issues the new head of Reliance Infocomm is likely to confront

How relevant is your B-school course?
B-schools are designed to give academic inputs -- even the case studies discussed (which are mainly from the US) have little relevance to the Indian business environment.

Are B-schools overpriced?
The steady increase in tuition fees suggests that B-schools are offering students more than they need

Can Infosys do a Toyota?
Why it makes sense to compare the Indian IT experience with the Japanese car boom

July 11, 2005

Some great gizmos you must have
Business Standard lends an ear to what's available on the shelves in audio shops.

All about M&M's great global plans
Anand Mahindra wants to transform M&M into a full-fledged auto company with global ambitions. Can he?

Which SUV must you buy?
Which one of these diesel-burning SUVs would you buy? The one with the spine or the one with the CRDi engine

July 09, 2005

India enthralls Louis Vuitton
Luxury goods giant Louis Vuitton finds a new level of maturity in the Indian market

Pamper your ears and wrist
Philips India has introduced the Philips Hi-Fi Stereo headphone-SBC HP800, touted as "combining technology and revolutionary design features".

This library is for the kids only!
Hippocampus is not a library, or a club, a work shop, or a community centre -- it is all that and more. We call it an experience centre

A luxurious alternative for pilgrims
A travel company has sensed opportunity among pilgrims who don't want to rough it out on the Chardham trail.

Training institutes that are flying high
The rapid growth of private airlines has let to a boom in enrolments at inflight training institutes. But are they worth their claims?

July 08, 2005

The inside story: Why Vivek Paul quit Wipro
Vivek Paul had grown Wipro's tech revenues at a blistering pace. He was the public face of the firm. So why did he quit so suddenly? Find out.

July 07, 2005

The great managerial deluge
PSU banks are suddenly increasing managerial posts, in one case this rose from seven to 19 overnight, as well as raising performance-linked pay.

July 06, 2005

Why India changed law on foreign donations
The Union Cabinet has approved a draft Bill seeking replacement of the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act, 1976 (FCRA).

Management guru on how to drive innovation
Most innovations are driven by employees who do not necessarily belong to R&D teams, says European School of Management professor Isaac Getz

Visa plays a new card game
Visa's latest commercial is not money-minded

July 05, 2005

Why ICICI Bank sells cattle feed
When ICICI Bank and ITC target customers at the bottom of the pyramid, they step into the other's shoes and go beyond their traditional business.

Which Indian IT company is the best?
Which Indian IT company shows the most promise? Infosys, TCS or Wipro?

July 04, 2005

Has RIL got a fair deal?
The Ambani brothers may have settled the issue of ownership amicably, but RIL shareholders don't seem to have got a fair deal.

The battle for steel
The Orissa government's concessions to Korean steel major Posco has set the cat among the mice, as the skirmish for mining rights for iron-ore heats up.

July 02, 2005

How good is the Lancer Cedia?
We drive the next Mitsubishi for India, the new Lancer Cedia.

How to buy cheap airline tickets
But the sudden flurry of new, private low-cost airlines offering abnormally cheap tickets made us sit-up and literally rub our eyes to check that we aren't imagining the ticket prices.

July 01, 2005

They even make phone calls
Post-Blackberry, mobiles are taking on iPods, cameras and even top-end video recorders


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