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December 28, 2007
Ratan Tata and the Tata legacy
Ratan Tata turned 70 today (December 28, 2007). On this occasion, we take you through a nostalgic journey of the Tata Group through the ages.
December 26, 2007
Biz Newsmakers 2007
The year India Inc made it big.

December 17, 2007
My Son, Vikram Pandit
Shankar B Pandit on his son Vikram's appointment as Citigroup CEO.

December 14, 2007
Snakes and ladders, the ancient way
Gilli Danda, Pallanguzhi, Aadu Puli Aatam. . . these names may sound nostalgic to a generation that grew up on Indian games. In others, they may bring out a love for something truly Indian.

The 10 richest Indians
With the stock markets on a roll, India's billionaires had an extraordinarily good year.
December 10, 2007
Sensex on steroids & what you should do now
Despite the markets zooming into the stratosphere, some investment advisors believe that some sectors and stocks still offer value for investors.
December 05, 2007
Sensex soars into the stratosphere
2007 can best be encapsulated as the Year of the Sensex.
November 29, 2007
DesiCrew: A girl's pioneering vision for rural BPOs
It was just one of those speeches that Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras made in Delhi to 'inspire' India's youth. He was speaking about the big employment opportunities that the business process outsourcing industry has created in urban India. His poser: Why not have such BPOs in rural India, too?
November 28, 2007
'People in India consider Bata to be an Indian company'
An interview with Thomas Bata, founder, Bata Shoe Company
November 26, 2007
'Scientists do have Eureka moments'
An interview with Dr Anita Goel
November 21, 2007
'How can Marxist govt use force against villagers?'
An interview with Jagdish Bhagwati.
November 8, 2007
The Indian-made Japanese car
A journey that tracks a glorious past, tentative present and uncertain future.
October 31, 2007
Let robots be your kids' teachers
As select Indian school children prepare to participate in the World Robot Olympiad to be held in Taiwan, next month, schools across the country are displaying interest in introducing to students the fascinating and engaging field of robotics.
October 30, 2007
Mumbai's dabawalas: The inside story
The author of the book Dabawalas, Shrinivas Pandit, shares his experiences of interacting with Mumbai's ubiquitous homemade food deliverymen.
October 29, 2007
Malls: The premium path to luxury
The leap from overcrowded, mid-market, brand-driven malls teeming with teenagers on dates to the rarefied world of high street luxury is less sudden than it might appear.
October 25, 2007
Aboard the world's first superjumbo
The first Airbus A380 commerical jetliner from Singapore Airlines SQ 380 took to the skies on its first voyage from Singapore to Sydney (seven hours) on October 25 from Changi International Airport with 445 passengers aboard.
October 25, 2007
Why companies invest more when interests are high
Promising young conomist Raj Chetty in a freewheeling interview.
October 16, 2007
Asus P535
Trendy, stylish and intelligent, these PDAs can work wonders for you. Check it out!.
October 12, 2007
Real estate: India is the land of opportunity
While India still lacks transparency as compared to other mature markets, its market structure is changing fast.
October 09, 2007
Sensex @ 18K, history is made
Indian markets achieved yet another milestone on Thursday, October 9; it opened positive and hit a new high of 18K.
October 09, 2007
Why overseas business is vital for Indian films
The calls and e-mail messages start flowing early in Toronto one Sunday evening, and the producers of new big budget films won't have an idea if their films are on their way to being a hit or an also-ran film or a flop till they have pored over the weekend figures from New York, London, Dubai and in recent weeks, Australia.
October 03, 2007
How a strong rupee will benefit India
Despite complaints by some exporters in recent months about the negative effects of a stronger rupee on their operations, a Wharton expert says India will be better off with a stronger currency in the long run.
October 01, 2007
Subhiksha's incredible growth story
With 157 of them scattered across the capital, you are more likely to walk into a Subhiksha store in New Delhi than into a post office.
September 28, 2007
Go Goa, for healthcare
A little late in the day perhaps, but Goa is finally gearing up to join the private healthcare wave running through the rest of India.

Meet Simone Tata, the creative businesswoman
An extract from: Creative Businesswoman Simone Tata by Shrinivas Pandit.
September 27, 2007
Indra Nooyi, a mother first, then a CEO
Indra Nooyi's job as CEO of global beverage giant Pepsico is second only to her role as mother, while her husband figures a poor third on her priority list.
September 25, 2007
Chidambaram bullish on India's growth story
The Indian finance minister was addressing a conference on climate change called by the United Nations on Monday, that developing countries bear an 'inordinate' share of burden of climate change due to high level of emission by the industrial countries.
September 24, 2007
Bangalore, one of the best business cities?
It was called the Pensioners' Paradise 10 years back. But today, Bangalore has grown 10-fold and a study reveals that the rupee millionaire club in Bangalore is the most crowded in India and has the largest number of households with an annual income of Rs 10 lakh (Rs 1 million) or more.

Ties that bind: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in NY
On the bank of the Hudson river, that may have brought back memories of the Ganga and the Godavari to some of those present, over 600-odd Indian Americans gathered on Sunday to renew their bond with the motherland during the first overseas Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in New York.
September 20, 2007
The amazing story of Amul
This is a story of a dream to which the interacting faith of a great many people finally gave substance.
September 19, 2007
The Indian who has taken on Facebook
Divya Narendra and two other former Harvard students has sued Facebook, the fast-growing social networking site. They claim the founder stole software code and business plan from him and his friends.

When the Sensex crossed 16,000
The market acheived yet another milestone on September 19; it opened positive and within seconds, hit a new high.

Indians among protesting immigrants in Washington, DC
Legal immigrants, aren't happy. About 1,000 of them, highly skilled, rallied at the US Capitol of Washington, DC on Tuesday to protest visa backlogs, said a report in the The New York Times.
September 18, 2007
'Jet Airways will become world's best airline'
As Jet Airways launches Toronto-New Delhi flights, its chairman Naresh Goyal speaks to Rediff India Abroad.

Cars that make you swoon!
Concept cars from the various auto exhibitions held around the world.
September 17, 2007
A day in the life of a diamond
How do these gems go from rough pebbles to brilliant stones that hold light captive?.

Thank God Volkswagen is here!
The Volkswagen Passat is not a VW Golf R32. It does not bark, scream and yelp when driven hard. Nor is it an Audi RS4 which was born to give Ferrari owners a serious complex. It isn't a Seat Cupra Cup racer that goes bonkers around race tracks.
September 13, 2007
Images: Honda CEO bullish on India
Masahiro Takedagawa, president and CEO of Honda Siel Cars India Ltd, who unveiled the new version of the Honda City, Honda City ZX said the company plans to expand its unit at Greater Noida.

'India is the most fascinating place in the world to work in'
An interview with Lindy Miller, head of J-Pal's South Asia operations. J-PAL has a network of 19 academics at different universities who work closely with local partners in 13 countries.
September 12, 2007
Robyn Meredith on the rise of India and China
An interview with Robyn Meredith, author of the much discussed book The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us.

An interview with businessman Vinay Rai
When Vinay Rai completed his engineering studies at MIT over three decades ago, he seriously thought of going into teaching. "I was very young then," the 58-year-old business tycoon and author of the recently published book Think India, says with a chuckle. "But I was going to teach people younger than myself."

September 10, 2007
Let's ogle at these cars!
A peek into cars that are set to rock the Frankfurt Motor Show this year.
September 07, 2007
Are you a smart manager? Win Rs 25,000
Rediff Business presents the TCS Smart Manager Case Contest # 30 for managers, along with The Smart Manager, the management magazine! We give you a profile and the history of a company. All you have to do is study it and post your solution in 500 words or less.
September 06, 2007
How Honda plans to woo two-wheeler freaks
The company revealed its plans to launch 3-4 new two-wheeler models in the next three years.
September 05, 2007
Volkswagen comes to India
No, the Beetle isn't here yet, but Volkswagen AG have made sure India has something to drool about for now.
September 04, 2007
This cuppa doesn't cheer!
Closed tea garden workers plan stir in West Bengal. The issue of opening of the closed tea gardens in the Dooars region of north Bengal is likely to hot up with the recent Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's threat to launch an agitation if the Union and state governments fail to open the closed gardens within one month's time.
September 03, 2007
This new car could land Jaguar on its feet
A peek into Jaguar XF saloon. The wait is finally over. No, Jaguar hasn't found a new suitor yet (yes, our very own Tata Motors is in the fray), but its possible saviour has descended.
August 27, 2007
On the frontline of the war on poverty
Mrinal Mohanka, 17, shares his experience of a three-week internship with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, the world's best-known micro-credit institution, founded by 2006 Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.
August 23, 2007
'India is making breathtaking strides'
An interview with Indian-American entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa. A technology entrepreneur, film producer and professor, Wadhwa is the executive in residence/adjunct professor for the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University.
August 22, 2007
Indian independence clebration
Flying high with Indian independence. Take a look at how big corporates decided to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Indian independence.
August 17, 2007
Desktops with a view on offer
These desktops not only look good but they are sure to draw your attention.

When the Sensex falls...
As the Sensex started edging downwards on August 16 nerves started fraying at the Bombay Stock Exchange. Was it going to be an August 1 type blood bath?
August 08, 2007
Business phones get arty
Useful for enterprises, these high-end phones are getting smarter with time. The Blackberry Curve, The Dopod U1000, HTC S710...the list just goes on.
August 06, 2007
Jet Airways' inaugural flight from NY
Jet Airways' inaugural flight took off for Mumbai from Newark-New Jersey Airport in US on August 5. A cake was cut and champagne bottles uncorked as Jet Airways crew and passengers prepare for the carrier's inaugural flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Mumbai, India.

What type of leader are you
Team groups whose members have common goals and some degree of interdependence in achieving these goals -- are the foundation of contemporary organizations. As a result, the ability to create and lead high-performing teams is essential to every leader's success.
August 03, 2007
India still the BPO king, but...
According to a recent A T Kearney study on outsourcing - 2007 Global Services Location Index - India and China continue to dominate.

Bangalore, the millionaire city!
It was called the Pensioners' Paradise ten years back. But today, Bangalore has grown ten-fold and a study reveals that the rupee millionaire club in Bangalore is the most crowded in India and has the largest number of households with an annual income of Rs 10 lakh (Rs 1 million) or more.
August 02, 2007
Dhirubhai Ambani's words of wisdom
Dhirubhai Ambani was India's most enterprising Indian entrepreneur. His was the ideal rags-to-riches story. He rewrote the Indian stock market history. He also wrote a new chapter in India's corporate history, in the process building a truly global corporate group. In the next few slides are Dhirubhai's famous quotes culled from interviews with various publications and from public speeches.
August 02, 2007
Now fly non-stop from NY to Mumbai
Air India started daily non-stop service from New York to India using the Boeing 777-200LR (longer range) aircraft on August 1.
August 01, 2007
Why Sensex fell? What can investors do?
The Indian stock markets opened deep in the red on Wednesday as the BSE Sensex slipped below 15,000 points losing over 560 points in afternoon trade on the back of extremely weak cues from the global markets. So why this fall? And what can investors do?
August 01, 2007
Who said only the rich shop at malls?
The findings of a new study of modern retail customers show that it isn't only the affluent who shop at supermarkets.
July 25, 2007
From a single store to a Rs 100-crore company
A brainchild of A. John Samuel, Sathya Agencies began life as a small store in the port city of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu in 1987 selling white goods, like music systems, televisions, refrigerators, et cetera.
July 19, 2007
13 Indians among top Asian businessmen in US
Hailed as the Asian American business community's most distinguished award programme, the Outstanding 50 is the largest, all-encompassing Asian American business award program in the nation.
July 17, 2007
Motorola Rokr Z6 or Nokia 5700? Check here
Motorola Rokr Z6 appears to be a new-generation clone of the Motorola Rizr and gives the gorgeously-thin Sony Ericsson W880i a close shave. Like the Razr, the build quality is solid and the new Linux-Java user interface is refreshingly easy to get around.
July 05, 2007
Everyone's planning a low-cost car!
But Tata is not the only one who dreams of making a four-wheeler affordable for common folk. Emboldened by a booming auto sector, rising incomes, easy loans, and a huge middle class in India, many local and global car makers are planning to launch super low-cost cars in India.
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