March 30, 2010Mobile apps and 7 successful Indian developers!
They're young, creative and successful. Business Standard meets a group of mobile application developers who have the world at their fingertips.
Luxury vessel Queen Victoria arrives in Cochin
Cruise Vessel Queen Victoria with 1871 tourists and 977 crew members arrived at Cochin Port today.
How Godrej plans to attract the youth
Godrej has launched Gojiyo, a social networking and gaming site, to liven up the brand and connect with the young Indian consumer.
March 29, 2010Top 10 fastest cars of the world
Get ready to know about the hottest wheels on Planet Earth!
The 5 most expensive cars in India
A BMW or a Mercedes has become common on Indian roads but there are still a few super expensive beauties that belong to only a selected few.
March 26, 2010Now, India is more network ready than ever
Even though Europe remains one of the most networked regions of the world, with 12 economies ranked among the top 20 best performers, China and India leapfrogged another 9 and 11 places to 37th and 43rd, respectively.
300 million Indians go hungry everyday!
According to the Global Hunger Index dated November 2009, India ranks 65th out of 88 countries, with a hunger rate of 23.9.
India Inc's 10 biggest deals
Corporate India's merger and acquisition deal activity in February stood at $2.3 billion taking the total M
World's 10 best airports
The Skytrax World Airport Awards were announced on March 23 at a ceremony in Brussels, Belgium, as part of the Passenger Terminal Expo. According to results released on March 24, the world's best airport in 2010 was Changi in Singapore, followed by Incheon in Seoul and Hong Kong International Airport. The rest of Skytrax's top 10 list included Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Auckland and Bangkok from the Asia-Pacific region, and Munich, Zurich and Amsterdam from Europe.
March 25, 2010IPL most innovative Indian company, RIL 3rd
American magazine FastCompany has ranked IPL 22nd among the list of the world's 50 most innovative companies for 2010.
Five cheapest cars in India
Indian carmaker Tata Motors gave the world its cheapest car in the form of Nano.
Ford Figo: A car for the young and ambitious
Ford surely needs something special to improve its fortunes in India -- the new battlefront for the world's top car makers.
India's wealthiest are the least generous!
The wealthiest have the lowest level of giving at 1.6 % of household income.
March 24, 2010Maruti, 1st Indian firm to make 1 mn cars a year
Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday became the first Indian automobile company to produce one million cars in a year.
March 23, 2010India to face skills gap due to low employability
A World Economic Forum report on Tuesday said that India will face huge skills gaps in some job categories due to low employability over the next 20 years and also warned of a looming global labour crisis.
Three new cars that will sizzle this summer
The summer has set in with a vengeance. And even as the mercury heads north, carmakers in India plan to heat up the automobile sector further with the launch of some cool cars by June this year.
March 22, 2010Travel on Maharajas' Express @ Rs 1 lakh a day!
Travel like a king in India's super luxury train, the Maharaja Express, for a fare ranging from Rs 36,000 ($800) to Rs 1,12,500 ($2500) per day!
March 19, 2010Reliance ADAG has big Hollywood plans
Reliance ADAG is diversifying its services for stability and investing in Hollywood to reach scale.
When top carmakers said sorry
Car recalls have now become the flavour of the season, a byproduct of the booming auto business.
March 18, 2010How green is my company
Save the environment is the latest brand promotion mantra.
6 most sought after hatchbacks
Here is a low down on the most searched hatchbacks online across the nation in February.
How to keep cyber attacks at bay
Combating cyber attacks successfully is serious business.
March 17, 2010An organic farming guru's success story
Though he grew up in the green belt of Tamil Nadu, he chose to work in the driest areas of the state.
What makes Tirupur a hotspot for migrants
Tirupur has changed the lives of migrants, offering them regular work, money and a better quality of life.
10 hot bikes to hit Indian roads soon
The year 2010 is going to be more competitive for the bike makers as several hot products are in the line to be launched. Here is a look at the upcoming hot machines in India.
No cure for credit card blues
With guidelines in favour of the issuer, consumers need to be more vigilant.
March 16, 2010Drinking water: Finally India makes some progress
The study found that in India, 88 per cent of the population of 1.2 billion use drinking water from improved sources of water.
'There is no slowdown in Indo-US relations'
'India as a market is broader than most, with eight or nine major customers and the defence business which is now open.'
Rs 10-cr da Vinci robot surgeon soon in Gujarat
Kidney patients have a reason to cheer as Nadiad - a sleepy town lying between Ahmedabad and Vadodara, would soon have a robot conducting urology surgeries on them.
IPL brand value doubles to $4 billion!
The value of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has doubled to a whopping $4.13 billion in 2010 from $2.01 billion last year.
March 15, 2010Indian wealth stashed abroad: What Advani says
The government should publish a White Paper Indian wealth stashed abroad: Advani.
The most influential women media executives
Women have played vital roles to make the media and entertainment industry a great success.
6 things you MUST know about HRA
We take up for discussion the tax exemption you can claim from your house rent allowance.
'India on threshold of most exciting time ever'
In the backdrop of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherji offering banking licences to NBFCs (Non-Banking Financial Companies), rediff.com spoke to T T Srinivasaraghavan, managing director, Sundaram Finance Ltd, the oldest NBFC in the country (founded in 1954).
Bentley launches Mulsanne at Rs 2.9 crore
The super-luxury Mulsanne will hit the Indian roads in October 2010 at a price of Rs 2.9 crore (Rs 29 million).
March 12, 2010The world's 10 biggest oil consumers
With economies like China and India growing at a fast pace, the demand for oil is set to rise.
World's 10 most admired companies
Fortune magazine recently did a survey to find out the world's most admired companies.
'Price rise: The government is to blame'
In an informal discussion with rediff.com late on Thursday evening, Kolkata-based economist Abhirup Sarkar discussed this burning issue.
Future of electric cars in India
Carmakers have realised the importance of using alternate fuels to power cars.
March 11, 2010The 23 richest Indians!
The world has 1,011 billionaires, up from 793 a year ago. And that was despite the global economic slowdown, according to the Forbes annual list of the world's richest people. Among the top 10 richest persons across the world, there are two Indians.
Maruti, Tata plan hybrid models
India's two big car manufacturers, Maruti and Tata, hinted that they plan to manufacture hybrids in the coming future.
Carlos Slim is world's richest , Mukesh is fourth
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has emerged as the richest person in the world with $53.5 billion in assets in the US magazine Forbes annual list of world's top billionaires.
15 best cities to live in India
While Delhi turns out be the safest and best city to live in India, Jamshedpur and Patna are rated as the worst cities.
March 10, 2010The top 6 best-selling cars in India
Maruti Suzuki continues to dominate the Indian automobile market with its best-selling cars like Alto, WagonR and Swift. Maruti Alto has maintained its position of India's best-selling model.
Sneak peek: 9 cars that will blaze Indian roads
The small car market of India is booming like never before.
March 09, 2010India's top management gurus
India prides to have some of the world's best management thinkers.
Maruti Cervo to give a tough fight to Tata Nano!
The small car market of India is booming like never before.
ISB's mission: Solving housing, healthcare woes
Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business is focusing on building emerging market competencies to differentiate from others.
Microsoft may launch Zune-like phone
Microsoft is said to be partnering with a few ODM manufactures to create the Zune-like phone, which includes 720p HD video and at least a 5 mega pixel camera.
The 36 Indian products of the year!
The main theme of the second Indian edition of the Product of the Year awards, held in Mumbai on March 6, was 'innovation'.
Mumbai's Nariman Point bounces back!
After years of playing second fiddle to newer areas such as Bandra Kurla Complex and Andheri in Mumbai, Nariman Point, once the most coveted address in Mumbai and the country's first central business district (CBD), is bouncing back with a vengeance.
March 08, 2010A miracle called Tirupur!
Welcome to Tirupur (occasionally also spelled Tiruppur), a city of a 600,000 people in Tamil Nadu. It has a population of over a million in the urban agglomeration, and has been registering an annual growth of 30 per cent since 1998.
Explore browsers beyond 'e'
For all those who never thought internet was more than clicking on that 'e', here are some browsers that you might have never heard of but millions of net surfers swear by: Flock
Surfing the Net? Beware of security threats
As spamming becomes more sophisticated, netizens need to be more careful.
March 05, 2010Top Indian philanthropists are all women!
It's truly women on top as all four Indian corporate leaders featuring in Forbes' list of Asia Pacific's most generous business personalities this year are women.
Innovation? India ranks 56th in the world
India remains very far behind China not just in terms of the old-style physical infrastructure of roads and power output, the difference is very stark when it comes to the information and communications technology sector.
India's hottest IT destinations
There is no denying the fact that thanks to its treasure-trove of skilled manpower and high growth of software export, India has gradually developed to be an IT powerhouse.
10 things NOT to do with your money
Here are some tips on what you must NOT do with your hard earned money.
World's 10 greatest investors
The greatest investors not only make a fortune off their success but they also help millions achieve similar returns.
March 04, 2010Mitsubishi Outlander gets a facelift
Outlander's new looks have been inspired from the Outlander GT prototype.
March 03, 2010Will Dr Reddy's 3-point strategy succeed in India?
Some time in mid-March, Dr Reddy's Laboratories will reach a new landmark: Its sales in India will cross the Rs 1,000-crore mark.
Brand Sachin on top of the world
Experts say Tendulkar can leave the field tomorrow without any brand equity dilution.
March 02, 2010Buying a SUV? Check this!
Among the many SUVs trying to grab a piece of the Indian market Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Safari and Mahindra Xylo are neck to neck.
How Bt brinjal can kill Indian agriculture
Dr Shiv Chopra, the 75-year-old, Canada-based microbiologist and well known human rights activist, was in India recently in connection with the release of his latest book, Corrupt To The Core - Memoirs Of A Health Canada Whistleblower, which is about how corruption in government endangers public food supply.
Indian economy on a roll: Auto sales soar
A recent Outlook Money report stated that in the first two quarters of the current fiscal year, Indian companies successfully cut down costs. As a result, they managed to grow net profits. This positive change got reflected directly in the automobile sector with most of the auto majors registering positive sales figures in February.
How Chinese hacked Google; why India must worry
Shishir Nagaraja, currently associated with the Information Trust Institute of the University of Illinois (US), tells rediff.com, not only about the Google episode, but also his experience with the Office of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala and the world of hackers, in general.
Budget to have a mixed impact on corporate sector
Now that the Union Budget is in, a look at its sector-wise impact on the corporate sector, after checking with the views of brokerage firms.