April 30, 2010Young IIT-ian's Adam PC could beat Apple iPad
This 24-year-old IIT graduate is the brain behind what has been called the 'iPad killer'.
Lack of trained hands worries Ayurveda industry
Beauty and wellness treatments, weight reduction, stress management and specialised treatments are among those offered at the spas and wellness clinics.
April 29, 2010A friend's tribute to C K Prahalad
Dr Alan G Merten, president of George Mason University, who had a 30-year-old friendship with C K Prahalad pays tribute to the management guru.
Bihar's business baazigar rocks at Obama's summit
If India's queen of herbal beauty products Shahnaz Husain was the most conspicuous at the Presidential Entrepreneurial Summit hosted by President Barack Obama, Irfan Alam, popularly known as the 'rickshaw man from Bihar' and 'Business Baazigar' for his innovative idea of empowering rickshaw pullers all across India and transforming it into a business model, was the most garrulous.
The Rs 1,777,665,600,000 question
The Sebi-Irda tussle will change Ulips forever. What it means for millions of investors.
Maruti: Bumpy ride ahead
Stiff competition and rising input costs have affected margins and earnings outlook.
Most influential women tech entrepreneurs in US
Meet women entrepreneurs who scripted success stories in the technology domain.
How Volkswagen is making it big in India
The world's third largest car maker is all set to make a splash in India with a slew of launches.
April 28, 2010'The best ad is when public says it's good'
India's queen of herbal beauty products, Shahnaz Husain was the most conspicuous delegate at US President Obama's entrepreneurial summit in Washington.
India's IT leaves its worst year behind
The recovery now under way is likely to be broad-based, stretching across geographies, businesses and verticals, according to Wipro chairman Azim Premji, who is the industry doyen.
Housing prices in Mumbai aim for the sky, again
Sales decline as rates back to pre-recession levels; observers divided on reason.
Now, buy Rs 26-crore luxury homes online
Saffronart, the online portal that sells art and jewellery has joined hands with real estate services firm Cushman
April 27, 2010Why IPL fiasco reminds one of Satyam
The IPL shows many similarities with India's biggest corporate fraud, the Satyam scandal.
Bharat bandh: Which state loses how much
A bandh is supposed to be in support of a cause. But does it actually serve that cause? One just cannot be too sure.
Hacking, cyber attacks: Top 10 countries
India is the world's third largest hotspot in terms of malicious activity.
How GE plans to use Indian skills to grow
GE India's new president & CEO, John Flannery, plans to resurrect the company's fortunes by localising operations.
April 26, 2010The most sought-after diesel cars online
A significant number of Indian car buyers opt for diesel variants instead of petrol ones.Let us check the five most searched diesel cars on the internet.
Clash of Titans: Skoda Yeti & Hyundai Santa Fe
Both the carmakers do not have a strong presence in the SUV market and with these products they are aiming at filling the gap in their Indian portfolio.
April 23, 2010GDP: The top 10 cities in India
Here are India's top 10 urban centres in terms of their respective gross domestic product in 2009 based on purchasing power parity, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers study. . .
Sneak peek: New WagonR at Rs 328,000
India's leading auto maker, Maruti Suzuki, launched a new WagonR on Friday.
April 22, 2010Queen's Necklace gets her jewel back!
Mumbai's famed Oberoi Hotel reopens April 24 after nearly 18 months of reconstruction, following November 2008 terror attacks
56 Indian firms in Forbes Global 2000 list
Indian companies have found a place in the exclusive club of 'The Forbes Global 2000' - 'the biggest, most powerful listed companies in the world'.
This IIT-ian uses theatre to promote leadership
For Kharagpur IITian Amitava Bhattacharya, entrepreneurship was an irresistible dream that he thought of chasing hard.
Economy: Why China scores over India
"In the next five years both India and China will continue to grow very fast. Both will struggle to gain influence in global decision making that is commensurate with the size of their economies," says Arthur Kroeber.
Efficiency turbocharged with Microsoft products
Windows 7 Enterprise is the most advanced Windows operating system for business PCs, designed to meet the evolving needs of the users and IT professionals in your organization -- both in and out of the office.
Top five car colours in India
As the global car makers are concentrating more on India, they design cars keeping in mind the requirements of the Indian customers. They are also paying attention to the variety of colours they offer with their cars.
Check out these cool, affordable Indian handsets!
Indian handset makers are making strong inroads in the booming mobile market.
Have India's reforms been a success story?
The biggest gain has been the new structures that have been created which are for the better. In terms of direct material gains, the results have been exemplary as they were definitely not visible before the reforms period.
April 21, 2010How poverty is calculated in India
National estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group.
6 HR lessons from the economic downturn
Thoughtful talent management during a downturn separates good performers from the ordinary, says Kanika Datta.
The amazing story of Godrej's growth
Godrej is on an acquisition drive to expand its hair care, home care and personal wash business in Asia, Africa and South America.
Why central banks target x% inflation and not 0%
The first reason is that prices are bound to rise because there will always be several demand-supply mismatches in the economy.
Fine 3G handsets to choose from
There were close to 20 million 3G-enabled handsets in use last year. With the handset replacement market expected to reach 70 per cent this year (According to BCG research), device manufacturers are expected to introduce affordable 3G handsets.
April 20, 2010Volcano: Which biz sectors are worst hit
A volcano named 'Eyjafjallajoekull' has spread havoc across Europe hitting businesses across the world.
Bharti, RCom among world's top 10 telcos
Indian telecommunications companies are ringing louder. Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications are among the big league of gloal telecom companies.
How RBI rate hike hits the common man
Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) is the amount of funds that the banks have to keep with the Reserve Bank of India. If RBI decides to increase the percent of this, the available amount with the banks comes down. RBI is using this method (increase of CRR rate), to drain out the excessive money from the banks.
Indians are hungry for more
With India's gross domestic product growing at about seven per cent yearly in the past 10 years, its per capita income has grown by 9.11 per cent annually from $439 per person in 1999 to $1,050 per person in 2009.
April 19, 201010 great cars India can look forward to in 2010!
Here is a look at all those brand new cars that will soon set Indian roads ablaze.
Why 2 Tata Nanos caught fire
"The rear engine does not have a proper cooling system as a result of which the engine heats up leading to such an incident. The summer season will be the toughest test for the Tata Nano," says Mahendra Dhruva, national president, The Institute of Insurance Surveyors and Adjusters (IISA).
Bengal's economy has a bleak future? No way!
A recent study conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India indicates that the state's business confidence index is at 6.5 on a scale of 10.
April 16, 2010Innovation: Tata ahead of BMW, Nokia, Dell!
While 89 per cent of executives in India said innovation was key to economic growth, in the US, only 72 per cent said innovation was important.
Images: The new Shanghai financial district
Shanghai's new financial district skyline along the Huang Pu river.
Volcano turns travel plans to ashes; flights hit
All long-haul flights between India and Britain, the United States, Canada as well as some other European cities were cancelled or indefinitely delayed on Friday as airspace remained closed over several North European airports due to drifting ash from a volcano in Iceland.
April 15, 2010Infosys employees vent anger on HR issues in blogs
The company's effort to tame the disgruntled employees, who were earlier venting their anger in public forums and some social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, by giving them a blogging platform on its intranet, seems to have back-fired.
Solar power: India Inc's Rs 100,000-crore plans
After the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru Solar Mission -- which aims at a quantum leap in solar power installation in the country -- at least 25 companies have come forward, with investment proposals totalling over Rs 100,000 crore (Rs 1 trillion) over the next three to 10 years.
What Prime Minister Singh will do in Brazil
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Brazil on Thursday on a two-day visit during which he will attend the Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) and India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Summits and hold bilateral meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
April 14, 2010Raju's trial: A bigger story than Satyam scam?
Custody and probe still on after 15 months, 800 witnesses, 160,000 pages of evidence so far.
April 13, 2010Meet Indian-origin CEOs of American firms
Indian-origin CEOs have made their mark in the American corporate world.
Drinking water: India meets UN millennium goals!
However, the country is facing a tremendous challenge in sustaining drinking water security in rural areas.
How design guru Chhabria plans to go global
Automobile designer Dilip Chhabria nurtures global ambitions, wants to go mass-market in India and diversify into areas like furniture, refrigerators and television.
India's top 10 billionaires
Wealth creation hit a record this year as India's dollar billionaire club rose to 50 from around 42 in December 2007.
Infosys Q4 net at Rs 1600 cr, falls 0.9%
On a sequential quarter on quarter basis, the net profit has moved up by 2.6 per cent while the topline grew by 3.5 per cent.
Do foreign contributions to India impact security?
So why do we need to analyse inflows under FCRA? Because of the sheer magnitude of inflows. Reported inflows into India were $2 billion in 2007-08 and app $2.5 billion in 2006-07.
Graphics: The Indian economy
A graphical representation of the Indian economy.
April 12, 20103 cash plans that cover 'extra' medical expenses
There are cash plans that cover for the cost of travelling to a hospital or keeping a relative with the patient.
HM's new brand Ambassadors
The monthly sales of its bread-and-butter Ambassador slipped to just around 800 in the April-February period.
Cars that can redefine urban transport
Travelling within congested cities is going to be redefined with the in coming of small and trendy electric vehicles.
April 09, 2010Top 10 3G phones in India
A look at the 10 best 3G phones available in India.
How 3G will benefit mobile users
3G technology is the latest in mobile communications. 3G stands for 'third generation'. It is the next big revolution in the Indian telecom arena, with all big mobile firms -- Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance Communications -- in the fray to get a portion of the lucrative pie.
The US healthcare opportunity for India
The US healthcare reform bill with its focus on cutting costs is likely to be beneficial for generic and CRAMS players.
All about the 3G spectrum
Faster connectivity, a host of value added services like internet TV, video-on-demand, audio-video calls and high-speed data exchange will soon be a reality in India as one of the biggest auctions begins today for 3G spectrum.
April 08, 2010Meet India's highest individual taxpayers
Based on the advance tax collections for the four quarters of 2009-10, The Economic Times listed some of India's highest individual taxpayers. Check them out.
SUVs for off-road adventures
Driving a sport utility vehicle to your destination ahead will definitely gives you both adventure and relaxation that deserve a mention.
Solar airplane completes maiden flight
Solar Impulse, a prototype of an airplane designed to fly around the world using only solar power, made its first real flight on Wednesday.
April 07, 2010Check out India's luxury trains
India's luxury trains attract tourists from across the world.
10 mean machines you should not miss
The New York Auto Show 2010 which opened at the Jacob Javits Center on April 2 has some of the hottest cars and trucks ever seen under one roof.
World's 20 self-made billionaires
This slide show speaks of 20 millionaires of the world who were not born with silver spoons in their mouths but made it big themselves.
What made JRD Tata, Dhirubhai Ambani great leaders
Willingness to bet on your team is perhaps the simplest way to win the lifelong loyalty of your people, and let the world know that you possess one of the rarest of all leadership qualities -- the ability to inspire unshakeable loyalty, a precious asset in today's dog-eat-dog world.
April 06, 2010The secret behind Nestle's success
More than twice the size of its nearest competitor, Nestle is the world's biggest food company.
Check out these hi-tech multimedia rooms!
With a new age full HD multimedia room, you can enjoy high quality sound and picture clarity while watching movies, bring your boardroom home and enjoy gaming as well.
Chinese agents hack into India's secret documents!
Major Indian missile and armament systems may have been compromised as Chinese hackers have reportedly broken into top secret files of the Indian defence ministry and embassies around the world, the New York Times has reported.
How to grow rich through investing. 10 lessons
You make money from investing only when you have a clear appreciation of its principles and realities.
Sensex may touch 50,000 by 2015-end!
It is quite possible if India's growth story is intact.
April 05, 2010Is India moving toward urban disaster?
With 130-140 million Indians likely to move to cities in the next decade and an equal number in the one after that, the development of urban India represents the biggest challenge you can think of -- in the next two decades, India will have to create as many new cities as it created in the last several hundred years.
What do these car logos mean?
Some of these logos have a history and tell a story in their own special way.
Now, PCs get a 3D vision
Jump-out-of-the-screen 'stereoscopic 3D' is the technology that has caught everybody's attention.
April 02, 2010Check out the Apple iPad!
Priced at $499, the iPad lets users browse the web, send emails, share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks using iPad's multi-touch user interface.
Premarital probe: Big biz for detectives in India
Premarital investigations have turned out to be a lucrative business with increasing instances of people trying to cover up many personal, family and official details.
Technology: 3 robots and a soccer team
'Android FC,' is a three-robot team, consisting of a two-foot-high striker, defender and goalkeeper.
April 01, 2010India's first AC double-decker train!
The Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala rolled out the country's first air conditioned double-decker coach for oscillation trials on the Delhi-Muradabad section.
How to be safe from credit card fraud
Credit cards have made our lives easier in more ways than one. But they also leave us susceptible to frauds. Here's how to protect yourself.
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