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March 31, 2005

<EM>Bole to, Bollywood!</EM>
Parle Agro's Frooti goes in for a makeover and new campaign, Hindi film-style.

Can this man revive IDBI?
The task of transforming IDBI from an anaemic development financial institution to a vibrant commercial bank won't be an easy one for new Chairman

The 5-step plan for global success!
The best firms think strategically, manage partnerships well, build staff rapidly, share expertise and adapt their organisation design to support growth.

March 30, 2005

Management guru on Murphy's Law
INSEAD professor Patrick Turner emphasises that it is critical to prepare thoroughly for a new venture, but warns that whatever can go wrong, will.

Easiest way to make BIG money!
SIPs can make you big money and you don't even need to take any undue risks or effort.

March 29, 2005

Sting ops make big business sense
Such programmes tend to boost the TRPs as the moment recorded by a hidden camera flashes on the screen, the viewer gets attentive.

Who's the coolest of them all?
Companies are offering all sorts of freebies as the competition hots up in the AC market.

India, 5th largest wind energy producer
India's the fifth largest wind energy producer in the world, but we could be much farther ahead.

Pranab: The master manager
How Pranab Mukherjee's tactical planning got the Patents (Amendment) Bill through.

March 28, 2005

Watch Sunil Mittal's next moves!
Sunil Mittal is taking time off from his telecom operations to invest in new businesses.

March 24, 2005

Just what the doctor ordered
GSK India's strategy just might be the much-needed shot in the arm for the company

Mobiles @ Rs 2,000 to flood India!
Several phones priced at under Rs 2,000 are poised to hit India this year. Phone makers think that these will hugely expand the mobile telephony market.

How to be a good CEO
The difference between a manager and a leader is that a leader creates leaders, not followers

March 23, 2005

Is the new Patents Bill good for us?
The crucial Patents (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday after Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath

March 22, 2005

Is the worst over for FMCG firms?
Five equity analysts seem to think so.

Everyone ought to and can be rich!
SIPs are the best and the easiest way to make money.

What is fringe benefit tax?
Check out this ready reckoner on Fringe Benefit Tax.

March 21, 2005

Hollywood in love with Indian animation
India has a large English-speaking talent pool, which is also one main reason why the foreign companies are attracted to outsource animation business to us, says Toonz Animation CEO P Jayakumar.

Great homes, great malls coming!
Foreign direct investment in retail and real estate businesses will pave the way for a better quality of life.

March 19, 2005

They supply more than just shoes
Mirza Tanneries, the company behind Red Tape shoes, is expanding into the men's wardrobe business.

4 women & a tech revolution
Using simple communication tools, four women are helping several people in the underprivileged segment.

When GM's Monaro took over a city
You have seen car-to-car comparisons. But what happens when a car takes on a whole city?

Wanna a designer light? Pay Rs 6 lakh
They're decorative, but not ornamental, and they cost a packet.

March 18, 2005

Animation: India shines, but woes linger
In this special series, we take a look at what makes India shine in the world of animation and what ails it.

Now PCs at rock-bottom price!
For the first time, branded machines might outnumber unbranded assembled units.

How IIM students view the Budget
Here is a sampling of the letters received from some of the students at various IIMs.

March 17, 2005

Animation boom: Few can match India!
India has great stories, good cartoon characters from mythologies, good artists and technicians. Above all, we offer a competitive price, which nobody can match, says an expert.

The extraordinary story of Mittal Steel
How does Lakshmi Mittal transform poor performing steel mills into power-packed profit centers? An inside account.

Showbiz worth? Rs 58,800 crore!
Entertainment will be a Rs 58,800 crore industry by 2010, says a new KPMG report.

March 16, 2005

If it's animation, it must be India!
Global entertainment majors are making a beeline for Indian animation companies to take advantage of India's abundant talent and low-cost services.

Everyone's opening a restaurant!
An increasing tribe of wannabe restaurateurs is causing upsets in the kitchen, even as serious chefs are taking over.

Nashik, the wine capital of India
What's happening in Maharashtra is nothing short of a revolution in wines and wine making, and the movement can only gather momentum.

March 15, 2005

How good is the Scorpio Sportz?
The Scorpio gets the common-rail treatment. How good is it now?

Market research goes hi-tech
Induction of technology into market research methods can result in quicker, better and less biased results

All's not well with Indian BPOs!
Indian BPOs are discovering that cost control is similar to shooting in a landscape of moving targets

Hi-tech 3G mobile phones are here!
With costs falling dramatically, new technology mobile phones are finally affordable and will be available in India by the end of the year.

March 12, 2005

Raghu Pillai gets into Pantaloon
In a month or two, Raghu Pillai, the head of the RPG Group's retail business, will join Pantaloon Retail. He will head a new home solutions business being rolled out by the aggressive Mumbai-based retailer.

M&M to buy German firm
Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is close to a deal to buy a German auto component engineering services firm for $5 million. Sources say the term sheet has been signed.

Going east: Metro Cash & Carry
"Kolkata is certainly on our fast-track radar," says Harsh Bahadur, head of operations at Metro India.

March 11, 2005

Why you don't get some TV channels
If cable TV industry experts are to be believed, the bandwidth available on India's cable TV networks is choc-a-bloc and any new channel in the pipeline may remain invisible.

Gold investment? Better than FDs!
It should always be remembered that investment in physical gold must always be in the form of coins/bars and should be in addition to the jewellery held by the household.

March 10, 2005

Want success? Change the smell of your workplace!
Top management should improve the 'smell' of the workplace to see dramatic changes in people's performance. Here's how.

All you want to know about search engines!
Here's a look at what is on offer for those with different specialised information needs and at what you might not know is available in popular search engines like Google.

IIM-B heads for Singapore
IIM-B, the first amongst the IIMs to go abroad, has tied up with the Indian International School run by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Singapore to set up a branch.

Comics on your mobile phone!
Mobile game content developers are diversifying into other spheres.

March 09, 2005

MBAs don't want to unlearn
Havell's India Joint Managing Director believes B-schools teach their students to think within set frameworks, making them rigid in their thinking.

March 07, 2005

Sports stars rake in the moolah!
After her Dubai appearance, Sania Mirza's endorsement fee has doubled to an extraordinary Rs 1 crore. Check out what the young sports stars rake in.

Fly now! International airfares plummet!
How travellers can make the best of falling international airfares?

March 04, 2005

Innova: One of the best cars to drive!
You have seen segment busters. Now see a segment creator -- the Toyota Innova.

March 03, 2005

Want to succeed? Be aggressive!
Meet Charles Phillips, President, Oracle Corp, who says companies that are not belligerent, go belly up or end up being part of another aggressive firm.

March 02, 2005

All about the new tax scenario!
What will the new tax picture be like after the radical changes that Finance Minister P Chidambaram has proposed come into force? Read on to find out. . .

March 01, 2005

Corporate tax: What's the impact?
This reduction in corporate tax and modifications in the depreciation rates is likely to be earnings accretive in nature.

A 3.25 upon 5 to FM: Rediff Jury
The corporate world seemed fairly satisfied with the finance minister's effort.


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