|September 29, 2006
|A VC's story: How to build BIG companies
Srini Raju, now a hugely successful venture capitalist, built Satyam and Cognizant, and now runs iLabs that funds start-ups.
Hotel shortage? Start more luxury trains
The Palace on Wheels is a legend in itself (it's booked till 2009), and the opportunity being offered is to deliver similar levels of luxury on other rail tours.
What is 3G spectrum? How does it help you?
3G helps to simultaneously transfer both voice data (a telephone call) and non-voice data (such as downloading information, exchanging e-mail, and instant messaging. The highlight of 3G is video telephony.
|September 25, 2006
|'Don't be afraid of new technology'
India may be on the edge of a severe foodgrain crisis, warns the Nobel Laureate and one of the architects of the Green Revolution.
More management gems from Dhirubhai
Our experience working for him has left such a lasting impression that I think we carry around a permanent 'Dhirubhai tattoo' on our brains and in our hearts, says .
|September 23, 2006
|All you want to know about smart homes
Smart homes offer a network of all devices inside and outside of the house that can be operated using an interface that can be run on a PDA, PC or a TV screen.
Great portable media players @ 5K plus
Portable hard disk players that can store immense amounts of audio data are fast gaining popularity among music lovers. If electronic entertainment is the mantra, portable media players are possibly the best thing after computers.
Delhi's disastrous rise to riches
I have seldom seen the city gripped by such a prolonged series of panic attacks.
The facts about poverty reduction
Evidence of the past 60 years shows that the route to poverty reduction is rapid economic growth.
|September 21, 2006
|Films at your doorstep, courtesy Seventymm
Online movie rental company Seventymm promises to deliver the movie you want to watch at your doorstep, from more than 10,000 titles from Hollywood, Bollywood and seven regional language films.
Surat: After the floods, diamond workers face joblessness
Thousands of diamond industry workers have been rendered jobless following the floods that wreaked havoc in Surat in August, making their life harder than the stone they cut and polish to make a living.
Be cautious with FDI in education: Arjun Singh
Commerce and HRD ministries are on a collision course on FDI in education.
9 essentials of entrepreneurship
Ramalinga Raju, founder, Satyam, explains what entrepreneurship is all about.
|September 20, 2006
|The story of mills & boom
With sugar mills put up with investments of about Rs 3,000 crore (Rs 30 billion) set to go onstream next month, the sugar economy in Uttar Pradesh is ready for a transformation.
The <EM>crorepati</EM> quiz
Some attributes attract wealth. Take this quiz to find out if you have the qualities to make it to the rich club?
Sensex @ 12K: Experts advise what to do
The Sensex has touched 12,000 again, but under entirely different market conditions. The advice from market pundits is to stick to stocks with strong fundamentals.
|September 18, 2006
|How Mylan can turn around Matrix
The super-profits that a generic launch brought a few years ago are a thing of the past. So, with Mylan's deep pockets, Matrix can return to what it does best: produce drugs at a lower cost than most of its competitors.
How good is OptiMix Dynamic FoF scheme?
With its ability to invest in equities or debt depending on market conditions, ODFoF offers investors the opportunity to add to their portfolios what can typically be termed as an asset allocation fund.
5 GOOD mid-cap stocks to buy
Mid-caps have missed the market rebound. Its a good time to buy into these five mid-cap stocks, at reasonably low prices. They would be winners.
Lalu comes to IIM-A with new image
Lalu is 'material for case study' because Indian Railways, which defaulted in paying dividends worth Rs 1823 crore in 2001, is today profitable with its treasury boasting of a Rs 12,140 crore turnover
6 qualities that make you a <EM>crorepati</EM>
Making crores is not just about financial planning and prudence. Here are six stellar qualities that can usher in wealth.
|September 16, 2006
|The new Honda CR-V: It's superb!
Honda's betting big with the all-new CR-V. We can't wait for it.
Death of a bank: The complete saga
Six years ago, a bid to place new directors on the board of United Western Bank rendered it comatose. This article traces the steps that led to its final collapse and takeover by IDBI.
|September 15, 2006
|Why Lalu is <EM>dukhi</EM> despite turning Railways around
The reason for this heartache is his belief that he has not been praised enough in his home state of Bihar for his spectacular success in turning around the loss-making Indian Railways into the second-largest profit-earning PSU in the country.
IMF has been surprised by India's strength: Raghuram Rajan
IMF has raised India's 2006 growth forecast to 8.3% from 7.3%. IMF's Chief Economist Raghuram Rajan explains why.
Animation: Can India tap the huge opportunity?
According to industry sources, the animation industry needs about 30,000 people, some six times the current number working in the sector.
IDBI chairman to the rescue
Last year, Industrial Development Bank of India chairman and managing director Vaddarse Prabhankar Shetty held an offsite meeting with employees of IDBI Bank at Retreat, a resort in Madh Island, Mumbai.
A unique plan to groom future leaders
After making a mark for itself in the world of information technology, India is now emerging as a key global centre for manufacturing.
Stocks that can propel Sensex to 13K
Now that the psychological level has been achieved what the next level, that the bulls would be looking to gun down? Will it be 13K? If yes, which stocks will pilot this flight to that mark?
Why hypermarts are a hit in India
As the action in hypermarkets heats up, here's check on what makes the model tick.
Sensex@12K: Sell these stocks now
So even as we celebrate this bull market, it's important to know what kind of strategy one should adopt in the market from hereon.
|September 13, 2006
|Who will be counted as a UWB shareholder?
Rs 28 is what the shareholders of United Western Bank will get from IDBI. But the big question is, who would be counted as a shareholder of UWB?
Why airlines prefer print ads
TV channels ask for at least a week's lead time before assuring a slot, which could prove irksome, given the hour-to-hour dynamics of aviation planning.
Can Britannica & Encarta beat Wikipedia?
Here's a wager: a tennis fan trying to find out the highest a smashed ball has ever bounced on a hard court will head straight for the Internet.
Every family has a bank account here!
The districts of Palakkad and Malappuram in Kerala will soon become the first districts in India where every household will have a bank account.
|September 02, 2006
|Kerala logs Microsoft out of schools
From now on, the 2,650 government and government-aided high schools in the state will switch to Linux from the Windows platform.
Styling with steel
Two leading functional design companies have started mixing stainless steel with wood, ceramic and glass.