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March 30, 2006

How insurance helps you retire happily
There are various insurance policies that help individuals plan for retirement.

March 28, 2006

India 40th, US tops in network readiness
India stands 40th in 'network readiness' in the world, having slipped from the 39th spot it held last year. However, it is above China (50th) and Pakistan (67th) and Sri Lanka (83rd).

Now US radiology jobs for India
With a large pool of well-trained doctors and high-tech infrastructure, India is fast emerging as a tele-radiology hub.

No time like now to buy a PC!
Celebrity endorsements, customised features, flexible payment options... The personal computer market is seeing a surge of sudden activity. Why?

Why Essel Propack is a hot bet
As more drug companies seek to use minitubes instead of metal tubes and demand for FMCG products rises, Essel Propack has a twin growth propeller.

March 27, 2006

BOC India, a good long-term bet
BOC India's business seems to be on a strong footing thanks to the expansion in the steel sector.

Good time to buy oil stocks?
Lack of government initiative to resolve the oil price and the subsidy issue threatens not only the near-term earnings but also the long-term survival of state-owned oil companies.

Wealth creation, India Inc way!
The market value of listed companies of India Inc hit Rs 29.11 trillion on March 24, 2006

The next big outsourcing story?
Outsourced product development company R Systems has the potential to post explosive growth, as this business segment is estimated to grow 20 times over the next couple of years.

March 25, 2006

All you wanna know about Audi Q7
The new Audi Q7 is made of impressive stuff. And it is pretty big too.

Ayurvedic products, the latest fad
There a resurgence of interest in Ayurvedic products that promise efficacy and look good on your dresser too.

Podcasts finally come of age
If you want the mainstream stuff, go to Yahoo! and iTunes; if you want the oddball, noisy web, use search engines like Podzinger.

Awesome money is chasing Indian art
Nor are these prices likely to level off any time soon

The Pope gets an iPod
Now that Vatican Radio offers podcasts in eight different languages, the pope has the technological capability to plug in and import the radio's audio files.

Redesigning India's skyline
Architects are starting to come into their own as a byproduct of the real estate boom.

March 24, 2006

All about Templeton India Equity Income Fund
Powered by its investment style and a unique diversification edge, the fund can add value to the investor's portfolio.

Surf Reliance, talk Hutch
A series of "worldmode" phones launched internationally should soon be here which will allow you too seamlessly switch between CDMA and GSM platforms.

The milkman who always knocked twice
Has the Indian cooperative movement been unfair to its most vocal champion by throwing him out of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation?

March 23, 2006

Retired? Some GREAT investment plans
If you are already retired, what you really need is a retirement solution. Read on…

Beware, consumer whiplash!
A booming economy has, in its wake, also brought about the very painful realisation about the woeful inadequacy of physical infrastructure in the country.

Are tax reforms on the right path?
Parthasarathy Shome, one of the world's top tax experts, explains the natural ceiling to the pace of India's tax reforms.

Sameer Nair, game maker
From selling burgers and chicken rolls to being the most influencial person in popular television entertainment, Sameer Nair, the recently named CEO of Star Entertainment, has had a rather circuitous journey.

The rise of India's media barons
The Indian media and entertainment scene is sizzling with success stories. What's the secret?

March 22, 2006

All you wanted to know about pension plans!
Here's a look at pension plans and the role they play in the individual's retirement planning exercise.

Budget hotels: On the Ginger trail
For the Indian Hotels Company (that's the Taj group), going low-cost was a logical decision. The airlines had been doing it, true, but could a group associated exclusively with luxury do efficient, business hotels sans frills?

From 'dumbest blonde' to savvy entrepreneur
She may have played the dumbest blonde on TV in 'Three's Company', but the real Suzanne Somers is one savvy entrepreneur.

Your favourite TV serial now on the Net!
Web portals now promise to help couch potatoes catch up with their favourite shows.

Portals turning language savvy!
The message is loud and clear. Indian languages are slowly but surely enriching portals.

Will MMS revolution sweep India?
We're all set for a revolution in picture messaging and mobile videos. But carriers need to listen to users.

The Razr gets competition!
If it's more than fashion you're interested in, these slim-bodied instruments are disappointing.

March 21, 2006

India to outsource visa processing
In 2005, 3915324 foreigners (nearly 4 million) visited India. The foreign tourist inflow brought in Rs 25,172 crore in forex

The Sensex journey: 1,000 to 11,000!
Strong portfolio investments and flow of good news lifted the BSE Sensex to touch an all-time high of 11,001.50.

Small B: Rocking India's ad industry
After three back-to-back blockbusters, Abhishek Bachchan is every big banner's darling, and the future face of the advertising industry.

The EMI generation
The boom in consumer loans is certainly not bothering banks as they have confidence in their risk assessment models.

March 20, 2006

The incredible ETF
ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds), have already become extremely popular investment vehicles in developed markets, though back home they are yet to make any tangible headway.

March 18, 2006

India has come to terms with globalisation: PM
This is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech inaugurating the Asia Society's 16th Asian Corporate Conference.

March 16, 2006

The US's future is older, browner, and feminine
Your future is older, browner, and more feminine than you might have realized. That will make for some major lifestyle changes and lots of huge opportunities for business.

March 14, 2006

What's better? Promotions or pay hike?
Which is a better reward for employees' efforts? The Strategist asks some leading HR experts.

March 13, 2006

Can Reliance Communications beat Bharti?
RCVL may be closing in on Bharti in terms of size. But, the market still values RCVL at two-thirds of Bharti, possibly because it is less efficient.

March 11, 2006

Telecom wrangles & India's skewed policies
The fight between partners in various telecom firms stems from the weakness, and contradictions, in various licencing norms and policy.

Check out these funky furniture
Some loud and funky furniture, including a whale's tail-shaped single sofa from the children's classic Moby Dick

Living naturally, the latest realty mantra
Developers are luring potential customers by placing their residential projects in the proximity of golf courses.

This is what dreams are made of
A fully equipped gym with sauna and steam, a massage chair and a Jacuzzi - all fitted into your master bathroom. This is not one man's fantasy - it is a norm that 105 families enjoy in The Forest, Noida

India ready for luxury mobile phones?
One such mobile maker, Vertu, believes in leaving no stone unturned to make sure these handheld gadgets are just the right tech-accessory to gel with the designer look donned by Indian millionaires.

Learn all about Chevrolet Aveo
Does the new Chevrolet Aveo have what it takes?

How the Ambani plans stack up
They've split the companies and announced some of corporate India's most ambitious plans ever

March 10, 2006

Go, buy that Media Centre now!
If you are looking for a genuine entertainment hub, the Media Centre is a great choice.

March 09, 2006

Another blow to bank profitability
The government can't determine both the price of farm loans and also decide the quantum of this.

Lying your way into a job
A new six-month review of résumés in the US found that a surprising number contained 'major misrepresentations.'

How to find a job in the next 10 years History. Networks? Everywhere. Five trends that will shape your career in the coming decade.

All about OneIndia phone calls
The much awaited OneIndia plan is all set to become a hit as more and more customers are queuing up to take advantage of the Re 1/min calls.

March 08, 2006

India: Prime target for spam
Ninety-one per cent of email traffic sent to Indian PC users is spam, states a recent MessageLabs report

The milch cow for Indian KPOs
Publishing services that are offshored today range from editorial and project management, to illustration, proofreading, page composition and layout.

IT world: Battle for shelf-life
Software product firms have not been able to match the scorching pace of the services firms. But they aren't taking it lying down.

Should tax exemptions be scrapped?
With the new SEZ policy in place, tax sops can only rise - the issue is whether these result in higher investment and jobs, or more corruption.

Secret behind successful acquisitions
Here are some high-profile deals of the past few years.

March 07, 2006

The five faces of Genius
Here are some creative thinking styles to succeed in business.

How to value your brand
You want a valuation done for your brand. But unless you can separate out the brand from the rest of your business, you can't value it. How do you do that? Here's help. . .

March 06, 2006

What Bush told young entrepreneurs
The Indian School of Business in Hyderabad had a rare honour last week. It became the first B-school in India to host an American President.

Strategy & the zero-sum game
Success if measured with the same parameter as failure, would be more comprehensible if business decisions are ultimately viewed as zero-sum games.

Time's right to buy a new car
The excise duty cut in small cars should drive up sales that were just about showing signs of a slowdown.

Is 'Aam Aadmi' a reality?
If any progress has at all been made in this case, well, a deathly silence has become the order of the day.

Reliance Comm listing - Blues or Greens?
All eyes are on Reliance Communication Ventures, which will be listed on Monday, March 6

March 04, 2006

It's the best time to buy a car!
Suddenly, the car you've always wanted may fit your budget.


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