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June 30, 2005

How valid is TAM data?
The broadcasting industry's data provider is in the eye of a storm.

TV on your mobile soon!
Nokia tied up with Singapore media giant Mediacorp and Mobile One to demonstrate that TV programmes can be delivered on mobile phones. The service may soon come to India.

June 29, 2005

Coming soon: Hot new cellphones
Mobile phone makers unveiled new phones at Communications Asia -- and some of them will hit India.

Best school for corporates: Rural India
Lessons that companies have picked up from the bottom of the pyramid

Coming, mega SIM cards
A new generation of SIM cards will offer the ability to store high resolution photos, large MP3 files and enable live video streaming

BPOs are now moving to villages
Chida Soft is a village BPO, doing coding on legal paper for an US client

June 28, 2005

Merc S class: The world's best!
The best car in the world revealed. The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

At Singapore you shop till you drop
With the annual shopping jamboree currently on, Singapore is offering retail therapy

June 27, 2005

Gurgaon shining or dying?
The glitzy face of Global India is so mired in infrastructural imbalances that, without immediate remedies, it might well be Gurgaon Dying

June 25, 2005

Walk for the greater good
TNT Express participates in a walk to help schoolkids raise nutrition levels

Drink that fizz out
Health drinks are making this summer cooler for customers with their fruity concotions

June 23, 2005

India offers huge opportunity: LN Mittal
Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman, Mittal Steel, says India is a market of particular opportunity on the basis of its large population and current low per capita steel consumption.

7 great strategies to succeed
Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Nicholas Piramal India Limited, reveals how he achieved phenomenal corporate growth in a new industry by implementing a differentiated strategy.

And now smart cards for NRIs
These cards will be the equivalent of the passport & visa, and will help curb exploitation of Indians going abroad for employment.

June 22, 2005

Now, Indians are a confident lot!
Indian consumers may be camera shy but when they sit in front of a computer screen, it looks like they rule the world.

India's largest wine importers
Probably the largest wine importer is Aman Dhall of Brindco, who operates out of Delhi.

From tandoori dhaba to Versace
Mumbai restaurateur Amarinder Singh Kohli has charted out a scorching growth plan.

June 21, 2005

'Go Air fares will be the lowest'
Aviation experts ask whether Jeh Wadia is just a rich kid piloting an impossible dream as he prepares for the launch of his low-cost airline Go Air.

Meet the man who's buying 100 Airbus A320s!
Bhatia may have been emboldened to take the plunge, backed by former US Airways head Rakesh Gangwal, who he has known for 20 years. It seems the duo had first considered starting an airline about two-three years ago.

June 18, 2005

Look, how your airport is changing!
Speciality shops, gourmet dining, recreation activities -- and yes, you can catch a flight too! -- on plans for the privatisation of Delhi and Mumbai airports.

Passport to riches
Hero Honda's loyalty programme offers wide ranging products from life insurance to free movie tickets.

Brand on the run
RPG Retail is revamping its plans for a national footprint.

Here come great diesel convertibles
The BMW 320Cd comes with a four-cylinder 1995cc oil burner that puts out 150 horses @ 4000 rpm. That's good enough to get you to 210 kph and blaze past the 100 kph milestone in under 10 seconds.

June 17, 2005

Space, for super luxury MNC brands
Developers are building spaces for super premium MNC brands.

June 16, 2005

Great management lessons from BM Munjal
Hero Group chairman BM Munjal is the ultimate 21st century manager: keeping happy customers, employees, investors, vendors and dealers, all his stakeholders in fact.

Infosys builds a realistic dream
N R Narayana Murthy explains the rationale behind its monumental Global Education Centre in Mysore.

June 15, 2005

Chip design? India's hot!
India's chip designers are flourishing -- and chip fabrication plants are being set up in India.

Why Taiwan is an IT hardware giant
Check out what makes this island the world's semiconductor industry powerhouse.

June 14, 2005

Who's the banking king? ICICI or HDFC?
Aggressive or cautious? Which strategy works in the banking business?

June 13, 2005

Can Bharat Forge beat Infosys?
With powerful growth potential in auto ancillaries and a management that is all geared to exploit the opportunity, Bharat Forge could soon enjoy richer valuations than that of Infosys.

Want to self-drive a rented car?
To hire a Hertz self-drive car, one has be above 25 years with a minimum of three years driving experience. One needs, of course, to fill fuel oneself.

June 11, 2005

And now Hidesign hotels
Hidesign leather accessories -- and, now, hotels. Here's a check on the brand's potential.

New vodka on the block
Amrit Kiran Singh takes charge of AmCham India even as promotions for Finlandia go underway.

Should you buy the Fiat Adventure?
The Fiat Adventure is back, and this time it's drinking petrol.

Baramati: Planner's dream or. . .?
Baramati has sent Sharad Pawar to the Maharashtra assembly and the Lok Sabha, and is seen as a model for rural sustainability. But is all well in this Maratha stronghold?

June 10, 2005

India's top 10 IT employers presents a primer on the IT industry and the employment it generates in the country.

And this is how Parle Bisleri began
The real boost to mineral water came in the early-to-mid-1980s when we switched to PVC packaging and later to PET bottles.

June 09, 2005

Success? Try the M-form of organisation
Alfred Chandler's work on the relationship between strategy and structure remains pivotal to modern strategic thinking.

How to get money to fund your idea
World over, venture capitalists have become the most popular source of funding for upcoming entrepreneurs

June 08, 2005

B-school grads shunning jobs at manufacturing firms
Reason: Management graduates say that the pay is comparatively low in manufacturing firms and career growth is slower than in other sectors.

Anti-aging gel, blue cheese from IIT!
IIT-Delhi's Technology Business Incubator Unit has decided to monetise the research undertaken at its labs by taking it to the market.

June 06, 2005

From a Rs 1,400-job to making millions
A mechanical engineer from Jaipur, joined LML Vespa in Kanpur in 1987 at a paltry salary of Rs 1,400 a month. Today, Mahesh Singhi is the founder of the Rs 5 crore Singhi & Associates Advisors based in Mumbai.

How global dynamics could impact equities
Growth is good. Valuations are intact. Still, funds could flow out of emerging markets as global investors' appetite for risk is declining.

June 04, 2005

Executive makeover, the buzzword!
An increasing number of companies are asking their employees to line up for a makeover.

Adi Engineer: Back in Power
Tata insiders claim that this is the first time within the group that an ex-managing director is being recalled to run the company he was heading.

Staff motivation? Take them to Hawaii
Speedera Networks shows what team motivation is all about, by taking its entire workforce to Hawaii.

The flying gurus of wine
These are the men who are called 'Flying Winemakers' because they spend the better part of the year flying from one country to another advising wineries about -- well, wine.

Kerala: State of decline
Kerala is in a political and economical mess. So far CM Oommen Chandy hasn't delivered.

Chatwals: Hoteliers with the Midas touch
The Chatwals move from strength to strength, but how much of their persona is just for show

Co-branded cards, the latest craze
What's on offer with the latest consumer gimmick: the co-branded credit card

Should I buy Swift or Getz?
Can't decide which one to go for? Presenting the first comparison test between the Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Getz

June 02, 2005

Coming soon: Low-cost Kerala Airways
Cochin International Airport Ltd plans to launch a low-cost private airline and form an exclusive aircraft maintenance hub for South Asia.

It's two centuries of business for SBI
On June 2, 1806, a clutch of European merchants -- most of whom were Scottish, the East India Company's Bengal government and 27 wealthy Indians launched the Bank of Calcutta.

The RBI's new shoes
Tamal Bandyopadhyay takes a look at some of the prime candidates for a takeover as the Reserve Bank prepares for consolidation in the sector.

June 01, 2005

Kumar Birla shares his 9 big lessons
The Aditya Birla Group chairman culls out for you the nine lessons that have been the key to the Birla group's transformation.

Who's right, Tata or Mittal?
Ratan Tata says spectrum should be paid for or auctioned, Sunil Mittal thinks the govt must not auction spectrum. That debate has split the mobile services industry.

Someone's checking up on you!
Before you join an IT company, your past life will be probed thoroughly.


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