October 29, 2010
20 supercars to choose from this Diwali
Coupled with attractive offers and promising economic trends the carmakers are here to leave a mark. Food security: Will the govt deliver its promise?
India's PDS remains patchy and geographically skewed - more prevalent where it is less needed and virtually absent where it is most needed. Currency wars and what can be done
The esoteric world of international finance is resonating with the clash of currencies, says Rs 18-lakh BMW bikes in India by Dec
Globally, the firm's motorcycle venture is known as BMW Motorrad and it will initially sell its products at three outlets in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Festival discounts drive retail gold demand
Sales of gold in the form of jewellery, coins and bars have risen 20-25 per cent over last year's festive season on the back of discount offers. Life-saver at Euro airports from Indian innovator
Kromek has received the official European Union certification to provide its colour x-ray liquid detection system to all European airports. How India can ring in a telecom revolution
The countrywide expansion of telecom services is impressive, but there is ample scope for improving rural tele-density. 5 ways working couples can save income tax
The provisions of deduction of tax at source apply to both but in some cases it is possible to save tax through proper tax planning.
October 28, 2010
India may address South Korea's concerns on Posco
Billed as India's biggest foreign direct investment, the Posco project has been delayed by more than five years. Does India need NGOs for development?
NGOs have acquired a certain critical mass and are increasingly becoming powerful voices in public discourse. The Rs 16-crore Bugatti Veyron arrives in India
India is seen as an emerging market for luxury cars. $5-bn worth deals: That's what they are here for
In a clever Guangdong and Hong Kong joined hands to attract Indians offering two-in-one solutions. Selling your house? How to get the best deal
Earn a premium by making your property presentable. Cheap foodgrains to 75% of Indians not easy: Pawar
In the first sign of dissent within the ruling UPA government, Agriculture & Food Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday indicated that covering two-thirds of the population under the proposed Food Security Bill was not feasible. What Obama will tell Indian business
'The major focus will be his message on economics, on increasing exports, supporting jobs back here, and including highlighting some commercial deals that we hope to have consummated by that time.' At 26, he made a climate-proof jacket!
Kranthi Vistakula's ClimaCon technology is used in apparels to keep you warm or cold. The world's least corrupt nations
Denmark along with two other countries have been ranked as the world's least corrupt countries.
October 27, 2010
How India plans to fight poverty
The prime minister said that India needs to fully depend on itself. Join IT to work in India, not in the US: Murthy
Youngsters looking to settle abroad, especially the US, by working in the IT industry should opt for career growth within India, which offers larger growth opportunities than anywhere else in the world, Infosys mentor N R Narayana Murthy said. Why diesel is not being deregulated
The government had, on June 25, freed petrol price from its control resulting in a hike of Rs 3.50 per litre. Wristwatch may be next 'casualty' of modern times
The study by consumer analysts Mintel has revealed that one in seven people says mobile phones and computers have made traditional watches obsolete; it found 86 per cent still own a wristwatch -- even if they no longer rely on it to know the correct time, the Daily Express reported. World large enough for India, China: PM
The prime minister said that both the Asian giants are very fast growing economies, and Beijing is New Delhi's largest trading partner. Obama's Mumbai stay asserts India's economic power
Beginning with Dwight D Eisenhower, Obama would be the sixth US President to visit India but the first one to start the tour from Mumbai. Gujarat plans first-of-its-kind sea dam
Gurajat is planning to build an over the sea dam in the northern portion of the Gulf of Khambat (Cambay). Surging Sensex: Why you need to be cautious
As FIIs propel it beyond 20,000, caution is critical. Should you prepay your home loan?
While most households take a long-term loan, they are keen to de-leverage and pay off the loan before the completion of the term. 5 tips for taking an apartment on rent
For whatever reason you are looking to move to an accommodation, do make a note of all your requirements before you make your final choice.
October 26, 2010
India among the world's most corrupt nations!
India continues to be among the world's most corrupt nations. Pranab confident, India will grow at 9%
For India, the ideal inflation rate would be 4-5 per cent although it may be difficult to attain, the minister said while inaugurating the Economic Editors' Conference in New Delhi. Murthy on how to counter outsourcing threats
India will have to recruit local people at the front end of its operations to mitigate the discomfort and outsourcing fears, Infosys mentor N R Narayana Murthy said in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Naxals make RBI take to the skies
With Naxals watching the highways, cash to Bastar banks comes via copter. Microfinance in India. How skewed is the system?
Do these events call for serious introspection about these buzz terms? India's top 10 brands
The Tata Motors-Jaguar-Land Rover combine, with a valuation of $8.45 billion now reigns supreme among the most valuable corporate brands in India. TCS' secrets of success
N Chandrasekaran, managing director & CEO, and S Mahalingam, chief financial officer, spoke to Business Standard on how they intend to sustain this growth in an uncertain environment. Skoda Fabia 1.6 @ Rs 610,000. Should you buy?
With competition hotting up, Skoda had to drop the prices of the Fabia. Protectionism to hurt Indo-US ties: Ron Somers
In an interview with Business Standard, USIBC president Ron Somers explains the significance of the the US-India partnership. Obama vs outsourcing: Murthy's advice to India Inc
Infosys mentor N R Narayana Murthy said on Monday there was no need for Indian IT industry to be apolgetic or shy about US outsourcing curbs during President Barack Obama's visit to the country next month.
October 25, 2010
PM urges Japan to be part of India's growth story
The prime minister addressed a business luncheon hosted by Nippon Keidanren in Tokyo on Monday. Exports highest in 2 years at $18.02 bn
The country is on track to surpass the export target of $200 billion for the current fiscal, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said in New Delhi on Monday. Asleep while driving? A device can wake you up!
It may sound too good to be true, but scientists claim to have developed an eye tracking device which keeps drowsy drivers alert. Meet the 6 winners of Infosys Prize
The Infosys Science Foundation on Monday announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2010 recognizing outstanding contributions to scientific research that have impacted India. Go digital this Diwali!
A Bluetooth headset that comes with a self-charging case, a camera that doubles up as a projector -- just some of the gadgets that truly stand out amid the modern electronics crowd. Pawar blasts green lobby for opposing projects
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar hit out at the green lobby for opposing every new project under the garb of environment protection. Delhi's new terminal still not ready
Five months after the world's sixth-largest airport terminal (Terminal 3 or T3) at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport was inaugurated, it is all set to miss its deadline to host domestic carriers for the third time. How Big Mac plans to change Indian food habits
After trial runs in a few Mumbai and Delhi restaurants, McDonald's has taken over two years to formally launch the breakfast category, which both the chain and analysts call a challenging segment to be in, given the Indian habit of having breakfast at home. 17 hatchbacks to choose from this Diwali
This Diwali the Indian car buyer has ample choices to decide what they want to drive home. India's 10 most valuable companies
Coal India IPO has become a runaway success, beating all records to become the largest public issue in India.
October 22, 2010
8 cars that will hit Indian roads by Dec
India's auto segment is booming like never before. 14 college dropouts who became great entrepreneurs
Meet some of the world's most remarkable and inspiring entrepreneurs. Gold may hit $1,850 by Dec 2011
Gold will first slide to $1,310-1,325 early next year on profit booking. But, the precious metal will get good buying support from central banks in Asia and West Asia regions, who are looking for opportunities to increase their gold portfolio. From goons to boom, Bihar is coming of age
In Bihar, there is a boom across segments from real estate to tourism. Understanding EMI and your income
In the current scenario of rising interest rates it is vital that you understand important elements in the loan taking process, helping you make an informed decision when it comes to balancing your monthly budget and your loan repayment. Wipro Q2 net up 10% at Rs 1,285 cr
IT major Wipro on Friday reported 9.75 per cent increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 1,284.9 crore for the second quarter ended September 30. Solve this case and win Rs 25,000!
After gifting the world a whole new means of becoming a smaller place, Thomas Arnold, the first man to sell travel as a profitable business, now faces the risk of a shrinking business. Images: Germany to boast of new high-speed trains
This high-speed train is expected to offer a direct service from London to Frankfurt from 2013.
October 21, 2010
How to prevent Indian cities from falling apart!
Transparent land markets, municipal finance and leadership are the real challenge. A school dropout's invention for his mother!
Chintakindi Mallesham, a poor weaver from Sharjipet village in Andhra Pradesh has turned out to be a saviour for hundreds of weavers. Images: Apple unveils the 'future of notebooks'
Apple unveiled the latest high-end ultra-thin MacBook Air laptop on Wednesday. Gujarat plans 12 giant industrial hubs
Gujarat, the state which pioneered the concept of the Special Investment Region, will establish 12 new industrial hubs in the next 5-6 years and expects the private sector to play a leading role in facilitating the process. UIDAI shortlists 9 IT firms for Rs 2,000-cr deal
These companies will first give their proposals for implementing and managing the central information data repository of UIDAI. The Hyundai i10 Sportz 1.2: Astonishingly new!
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has been giving facelifts to its current range of cars. So are the changes on the Hyundai i10 worth it? Dig deeper to get your answers. 93% Indian workers say being in office not a must!
Is the office really necessary? Global study by Cisco reveals 60 per cent of workers believe being in the office is no longer needed to be productive.
October 20, 2010
Amazing story of how Ratan Tata built an empire!
Ratan Tata created India's first truly multinational business group. As he prepares to step down, the bar's been raised sky-high for his successor. How a PSU in India enjoys special privileges
If the markets regulator has not yet sent an advisory note to Coal India on its chief executive's frequent announcements in the media, it is probably because it is a public sector enterprise. India innovates: 'Deep Bahan' for rickshaw pullers
Rickshaw-puller Haripada Das is a happy man these days driving his own specially-designed rickshaw which is lighter and spacious and also covers his head enabling him to drive under scorching sun or in rain. How this startup simplifies law for common man!
Ankur Singla's Akosha is an Internet-based company that helps people tackle consumer complaints, draft rental agreements and wills, etc.. all from the comfort of their homes. Realty: Some light at the end of the tunnel
There are early signs of demand pick-up in the sector, but a lot depends on pricing and the demand for housing during the festival season. 200 mega cities in China in 15 years!
China's urban population is expected to swell up to a billion by 2025. How he plans to build a $100-million company!
If you are looking for specific information on a topic, here's a platform that can offer you expert views. He is successful as he dreamt big
Subendhu Panigrahi, hailing from Sambalpur, a small town in Orissa, is just the epitome of these virtues which enable people to break free from the clutter and choose the path less trodden. Planning to buy a house? Read this first!
The asset also has emotional value and therefore families should perform meticulous research before buying the same. The following is a set of must-dos before buying a house. Images: Where electronics go to die!
India is gradually becoming a dumping ground for electronic waste (e-waste). Many non-governmental organisations believe that India annually generates $3 billion worth of e-waste.
October 19, 2010
The Hyundai Santa Fe: Here's what it is like!
Hyundai Motors finally launched their much anticipated Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) Santa Fe in the Indian market just as the festive season kick started. Volt, Leaf: How green are these electric cars?
Electric cars in general are battling issues like range anxiety and high price tags. Story of missed opportunities as PM goes to Japan
The centerpiece of the PM's visit is a long-awaited Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement that has been through several fits and starts, including bureaucratic obduracy in Delhi. MGM, Lavasa planning to set up amusement park
The project carries an investment tag of over $100 million (Rs 440 crore). The 10/90 scheme! Builders plan easier EMIs
Premium property developers plan easier EMIs to cast net wider. Anybody with a good idea can prosper in US: Obama
The United States is a country where anybody with a good idea can prosper and anyone with talent can succeed, President Barack Obama has said. The amazing success story of redBus
Phanindra Sama, the chief executive officer of, is yet another engineer who chucked his lucrative job to start an enterprise of his own. How to make your child money clever
Just like we inculcate good habits in a child, shouldn't we make our children money clever from a young age? Rising pay: For many Indians, every day is Diwali!
Young Indians across cities, with more money in their pockets than their parents earned and access to a range of goodies from across the world, no longer wait for Diwali (or Durga Puja/Ganesh Chaturthi/Onam-Pongal) to make their purchases -- big or small.
October 18, 2010
600 tonnes of toxic waste lying at Indian ports!
There are over 600 tonnes of hazardous substances in seven of India's 12 major ports. Fastest growing IT corridor: Bengaluru's ORR
Bengaluru's Outer Ring Road spanning from Hebbal to the Silk Board Junction has been recognised as one of India's fastest growing IT/ITeS growth corridors, according to a report by Vestian Global Workplace Services. Why India must NOT host the Olympics
In a country where poverty and corruption rule, it is be unthinkable to spend Rs 50,000 crore on a two-week sports spectacle, says . Images: French say 'Get lost' to new pension plan
The French government plans to raise the minimum retirement age to 62 from 60. Onida's desi innovations
MIRC, which was struggling to survive just two years back, is on an overdrive to shed its image of just another TV company. These sedans, hatchbacks will soon come to India!
With the Indian car market growing at the rate of 30 per cent no car maker wants to miss the opportunity. How Indian cities can become world class!
A McKinsey report on urbanisation is a wake-up call for India. 'Protectionism a threat to world economy'
Lawrence Summers, assistant to the US President Barak Obama for economic policy, on Friday said protectionism was a rising threat to the global economy and helped no one in the end. Why Dhirubhai is the biggest role model for youth
His journey from rags to untold riches has fired millions of dreams. The common man thinks of him as 'one of us' -- a homegrown genius who became a legend in his own lifetime. Why there's huge interest in India's largest IPO
Coal India Ltd's Rs 15,000 crore (Rs 150 billion) mega issue, which opens on Monday for public subscription, has garnered a bullish endorsement from most of the market experts who believe it would be the star attraction of this week for all, including retail investors. The most expensive supercars in India!
Move over BMW, Mercedes and Audi. . . It's time for your richer cousin Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport to steal the lime light.
October 15, 2010
Konkan Railway completes 20 years!
One of India's biggest engineering marvels, the Konkan Railway completes 20 years today. Images: Inside the fantastic Google offices!
Check out these pictures to get a sense of the fun offices of Google. Medsynaptic: From Rs 1 lakh to Rs 50 crore!
Medsynaptic, a teleradiology company, was born in 2004 when two doctors decided to turn into entrepreneurs with an investment of just Rs 1 lakh (Rs 100,000). India to take up BPO ban issue during Obama visit
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will raise with President Barack Obama next month concerns over the recent decisions by the United States on visa rules and outsourcing amid hopes that these would not affect the rapidly growing bilateral ties. The big spenders: 150 Mercs for Aurangabad!
About 150 Mercedes-Benz cars, purchased in a single transaction and valued at Rs 65 crore (Rs 650 million), were distributed in Aurangabad. India's chief statistician on wrong GDP data
In a conversation with Business Standard, he talks in detail about the areas he has identified to stop the perceived deterioration in official statistics. The State as real estate agent for Corporate India
Even a cursory look at some recent land deals -- even in states like Uttar Pradesh or Haryana, which have so-called model land acquisition policies -- shows that the compensation package for land losers is usually a tiny fraction of the entire project cost. Images: Pranab seeks Ma Durga's blessings!
Union Minister Pranab Mukherjee worshipped Goddess Durga on Thursday at his ancestral home in Mirati village on 'Mahasaptami', the first day of the four-day long puja. Tatas gift $50 million to Harvard Business School!
In the largest gift from an international donor in Harvard Business School's 102-year-old history, Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, announced a $50 million gift to fund a new academic and residential building on the HBS campus in Boston. Three superb new SUVs coming to India
This year has been a year of some great car launches. From hatchbacks to Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), every segment has seen the entry of a new model. Infosys Q2 net up; to pay spl dividend at Rs 30
The consolidated revenue of the country's second largest software exporter rose to Rs 6,198 crore
October 14, 2010
PF money in stocks? Only after govt guarantee!
The Union labour ministry has said that it can invest part of the Rs 5 lakh crore (Rs 5 trillion) provident fund corpus in the stock market provided the finance ministry guarantees safety of the workers' money. From tech whizkids to top restaurateurs
Gaurav Jain and Pallavi Gupta were techies working in Bengaluru before they turned entrepreneurs. Getting lost in airports, malls? Here's a solution
A number of start-up companies in the United States are charting the interiors of shopping malls, convention centres and airports to keep mobile phone users from getting lost as they walk around. AOL, 2 PE firms keen to buy out Yahoo
Media giant AOL, along with some private equity firms, is 'exploring' making an offer to buy Yahoo Inc, as the Internet company deals with poor financial performance and an exodus of senior executives, a media report said. The world's fastest growing cities
Three Indian cities have been named in the list of emerging powerhouses. Sensex at 20K: How long will the bull run last?
Investors have a reason to cheer as the Sensex continues to stay above the psychologically significant 20,000 mark. Don't confuse life insurance with wealth-building
Life insurance protects the income generator, and only when income generation is secured can one build wealth. 30 suicides rock Andhra! Micro lenders under lens
As many as 30 rural borrowers have committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh in the last few months following their inability to pay back loans taken from microfinance institutions at exorbitant interest rates. India turns a country of job-hoppers!
Indians are the most ambitious lot in the world with eight out of ten employees in the country likely to move to another organisation that promises them faster and better development, says a survey. Is stock market boom linked to cricket victory?
India on Wednesday completed their first ever series whitewash against Australia, with Sachin Tendulkar leading them to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory in the second and final Test match in Bengaluru.
October 13, 2010
From 'greed is good' to finance for global good
The Transforming Finance initiative seeks to address these problems by including all stakeholders in a process of democratizing finance through a deep re-structuring of its mechanisms. Global warming to rise, soil dries up
The soils in large swaths of the world including vast areas of central India, Australia, Africa and South America have been drying up, a new study has found, warning that this could intensify global warming and reduce vegetation growth. How slumbering babus cost the country
The departments of income tax, sales tax and excise were named by two Supreme Court judges as the most corrupt ones anywhere in the country. How a small reform can transform India!
We need a fundamental change in the way common citizens are informed about the laws, rules and regulations that they are expected to follow, says . Mukesh Ambani set to move into his $2 bn home!
The world's most expensive home, Antilia is ready to welcome its occupants. Most 2G licences given in 2008 were illegal: CAG
Nine companies were given new licences in January 2008. Images: Virgin SpaceShip2 makes first test flight!
The Virgin Galactic SpaceShip2 (VSS Enterprise) glides toward Earth on its first test flight after being released from its WhiteKnight2 (VMS Eve) mothership over Mojave, California, on October 10, 2010. How he is helping every Indian get a bank a/c
Eko helps anyone who owns a cellphone to do banking transactions in just a few seconds. Vikram Akula: An accidental tycoon
One of India's most successful bottom-of-the-pyramid entrepreneurs parries questions on several issues that have arisen around his venture. The magnificent Tata Aria: Here's what it is like
The car would be in direct competition with existing players, including Ford Endeavour, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Innova, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Captiva, Toyota Fortuner and upcoming Skoda Yeti. World's longest railway tunnel is getting ready
The new Gotthard Base Tunnel - at 57 kilometres the longest railway tunnel in the world - will achieve breakthrough on October 15, 2010.
October 12, 2010
No varying pay if employees are in same posts: HC
The court dismissed an appeal filed by the Centre against the order of the Central Administrative Tribunal which had held that there cannot be discrimination among persons holding same posts vis-a-vis their pay scale while allowing a batch of petitions filed a group of Prasar Bharati employees. Gender equality: World's top nations; India 112th!
The Global Gender Gap Review reveals India's dismal position. Out of 134 countries surveyed, India is among the lowest ranked countries at the 112th position, with a score of 0.6155. A peek into the new Audi Quattro concept
The concept showcased by Audi had glimpses of RS5's platform but in a shortened version. How desi mobile makers are winning over India
Solar-powered phones, triple SIMs - tech-savvy citizens in rural India want it all, and are receiving it, too, from domestic brands. Will Delhi Metro turn into a white elephant?
Dismal ridership figures and eroding profitability could turn this showcase transit project into a white elephant. Meet the world's youngest CEO
When 14-year-old Suhas Gopinath started Globals Inc ten years ago from a cyber cafe in Bengaluru, he didn't know that he had become the youngest CEO in the world. Mamata plans a surprise gift for Obama
Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, say sources, plans to close deals, which would create jobs either in Erie, Pennsylvania or in LaGrange in Obama's home state of Illinois. Why India is going 'private'
There is no large economy in the world where the bulk of the physical infrastructure has been built by the private sector; it has almost always been done by the government. Largest small car hub: India to overtake Japan
While Japan produced 3.4 million small cars between January and December in 2009, India manufactured 1.48 million units in the same period. Mamata dumps Cambridge after agreeing to lecture
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has again displayed a mercurial mind. Months after keeping the University of Cambridge, UK, waiting for an answer to its invitation to deliver a lecture and then saying she'd come, she's decided not to go.
October 11, 2010
India may get $41 bn private funds for roads: Nath
India's highways development project, the largest public private partnership programme in the world, is likely to attract a whopping investment of $41 billion, including FDI, from the private sector, Highways Minister Kamal Nath said. Sensex firms likely to see 20% earnings growth
During the September quarter, performance of India Inc is expected to be robust on the sales front. What you may not know about Facebook founder
With the Facebook India office opening and The Social Network creating Oscar buzz, BS Weekend thinks it's time to tell you more about Mark Zuckerberg. Hunger index: India ranks below China, Pak
The index, released on Monday, rated 84 countries on the basis of three leading indicators -- prevalence of child malnutrition, rate of child mortality, and the proportion of people who are calorie deficient. The story behind China's growth numbers
The most significant aspect of China's growth is that it has percolated down to the basic roti, kapda aur makaan. FM on why Congress can't boost economic reforms
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee also asserted there's been no pressure by the United States for India to enact financial sector reforms, particularly in the banking and insurance sectors, on the eve of President Obama's visit. The closest rivals of the new Hyundai i10
It is quite interesting to look at the cars closest rivals and how they stand against this much trusted model. Images: Cars that can take your breath away!
The Paris Auto Show will be open to the public till October 17.
October 08, 2010
Rs 70,000-crore 2G scam: SC tells govt to respond
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to respond to the CAG report that points towards large-scale irregularities and favouritism allegedly by Telecom Minister A Raja in the Rs 70,000-crore (Rs 700 billion) 2G spectrum allocation scam in 2008. India's wealth to double to $6.4 trillion in 5 yrs
According to the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report published for the first time, the total wealth of India has trebled in a decade to $3.5 trillion. By 2015, the country's wealth could nearly double to $6.4 trillion. India faces a shortage of 70 million homes
The South Asia region has about 30 million middle and lower class households willing to pay but are unable to have access to mortgages. No plans to curb foreign capital flows: Pranab
'The inflow of FII or FDI has not distorted the market sentiments and therefore there is no question of putting any curbs.' The interesting story behind how GST evolved
The much-vaunted GST will reform India's complex indirect tax system, while maintaining the balance of power between the Centre and states. We bring you the key figures in its evolution. . . Small investors are cashing out of stocks
Some of the money pulled out of mutual funds and the secondary market is coming back via public issues. Yes, you can withdraw from your PF, PPF account
While it is suggested that withdrawals and loans against long-term instruments are not the wisest steps, if you really need to do so, here are a few options. . . RBI must protect depositors' interests too
Most banks, particularly the public sector ones, have told the Reserve Bank of India they don't want the savings bank interest rate freed, the last one to remain regulated. Nations with highest per capita income
India's per capita income grew by 10.5 per cent to Rs 44,345 in 2009-10 against Rs 40,141 in the year-ago period, according to government data.
October 07, 2010
Protectionism: Pranab talks tough in the US
Rejecting the 'protectionist policies' of the US, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday free flow of goods, services and capital would ease the global financial crisis. The biggest ports of India
India being one of the biggest peninsulas in the world has a long coastline spanning 7600 kilometres. The Government of India planning to invest about $ 20.8 billion in 276 projects which are part of the government's endeavour to expand 13 major ports in the country Images: Why Singapore is a tourist's delight
Largest profit growth in Singapore will come from leisure and commodities sectors. Sensex to hit 23,600; global markets to soar too
stock markets globally will hit a record high level by end-2012. Meet world's 12 most powerful businesswomen
Three Indians -- Pepsi Co chief Indra Nooyi, corporate honchos like India-born Pepsi Co chief Indra Nooyi, Axis Bank's chief executive Shikha Sharma and ICICI Bank's chief Chanda Kocchar -- have figured in the list of Forbes' 'The World's 100 Most Powerful Women' 2010' released on Thursday. India loses 1.27% of GDP annually due to anaemia
Despite a national programme to control anaemia since the seventies, there has been negligible progress. Substandard is the accepted norm in India
There's no way India can rise above its mediocre work ethics and produce quality performance in the next three years to convince the Olympic selectors. Mamata vows to make Singur 'showpiece of Bengal'
The Trinamool Congress chief sounded almost desperate to take land for setting up industry. Corporate care: How Ma Foi helps poor students!
It is all because of a non-governmental orgainsation called Ma Foi Foundation that many poor bright children are studying and dreaming today. 3 NRIs among Vanity Fair's 'empire builders'
Also featured in list are Bonnie Hammer; David Lauren; David Sokol; and Venus and Serena Williams. Will the Navi Mumbai airport ever take off?
This is the question that comes again and again in the mind of every Mumbaiker regarding the Navi Mumbai airport. Though the proposal has been going back and forth to the Union Environment Ministry many-a-times, the ministry is yet to give a green signal to the project citing environmental concerns.
October 06, 2010
Railways to hire 200,000 in 6 months
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that her ministry would clear the backlog of two lakh vacancies countrywide within six months and the process was already on for class III posts. IMF sees India booming at 9.7% in 2010
Advanced economies are projected to grow by just 2.7 per cent in 2010 and 2.2 per cent in 2011, the IMF report said. Innovative India: At 14, he made a folding bicycle
Despite being physically challenged, Sandeep Kumar built a folding bicycle. How housewives are turning into financial experts
With a focus on financial literacy for women, Millennium Mams is an 18-year-old initiative started by Kolkata-based industrialist B K Dhanuka. Rs 5-lakh Honda small car soon in India
Will Honda name its small car Brio? Swiss banks to bare names once India okays treaty!
The government of Switzerland would be ready to reveal the names and bank account details of Indians who have stashed away billions of dollars of black money in Swiss banks once the Indian Parliament ratifies the revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement that was recently signed between the two countries. Rs 500,000,000,000! What Indian IPOs have raised
10 is likely to be remembered as the year in which India Inc raised record funds through initial public offers. Is the rupee really uncompetitive?
The fact that the trade and current account deficit seem to be alarmingly large (the July trade deficit was about $13 billion) adds a sense of urgency to these concerns. Indian pharma market on steroid-like growth
This unprecedented rate could attract more global companies to enter the domestic drug market, thus triggering more buyouts of Indian companies by multinational drug makers, said industry experts. How the rising rupee is hurting Indian exporters
No consensus on what, when and how much to do. 15 SUVs that are setting Indian roads ablaze!
Which are the most popular SUVs on Indian roads? Let's take a dip into the current trend of road. China a tech powerhouse; why India must catch up
China has suddenly emerged as a technological power by fair means and foul; India also needs to adopt a holistic technology upgradation policy. How to select a profitable sector to invest in
To find the right stocks to invest in, it's not enough to simply start looking for specific companies that are doing well.
October 05, 2010
Huge losses at Satyam? Employees not worried
Employees of Mahindra Satyam, the erstwhile Satyam Computer Services, say they are not worried about the financials of the company. Last week, Mahindra Satyam reported an aggregate loss of Rs 8,300 crore (Rs 83 billion) for 2008-09 and 2009-10. CWG may add $5 bn to economy, create 2.5 mn jobs
Inviting the business community of Commonwealth nations to invest in India, Minister of State for Agriculture and Consumer Affairs K V Thomas said opportunities for business during sports events are very large. CEOs keen to make Bengaluru a super metropolis
Top executives working on improving Bengaluru include Infosys CEO K Gopalakrishnan, Infosys VP-HR Mohandas Pai, and Harman India head Lakshminarayan. BMW X1: All about the Rs 30-lakh beauty!
BMWs lowest priced car the X1 was seen testing near Chennai. Why India must export food grains
Blame stubborn procurement policy as the root of all evil. Mr Sibal, please make higher education stress-free
The stress levels across the country just refuse to die down even with multiple counselling sessions, says Sanjiv Kataria. Cars that cost under Rs 5 lakh in India
The Rs 1-lakh to Rs 5-lakh (Rs 100,000 to Rs 500,000) category sees the most amount of enquires and sales in the Indian car market. Why metro rail may not solve India's traffic woes
Metros only work well in cities that have large concentrations of jobs in central business districts. 'Banning BlackBerry will be counterproductive'
In a letter to Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar, Canada-based Research In Motion, makers of BlackBerry, virtually refused to provide an intercepting technology for its BlackBerry Enterprise Server and said it had provided options to Law Enforcement Agencies within India's existing techno-legal framework.
October 04, 2010
The world's 20 safest banks
Bank stability and safety are still high on corporate and investor agendas, says a Global Finance study. Why the new Hyundai i10 scores a perfect 10
The Hyundai i10 has always been a sweet deal and considering all the bells and whistles that the new car comes with, we can only say that the deal just got sweeter. These 12 Indian cities to have metro rail soon
As the construction of Metro networks gets underway in 12 cities, taking the tube could soon be a way of life. India's direct-to-home mart to be world's largest
However, it could take 3 years before operators are out of the red, given the large investments and tariff wars. Quiz: Who invented the Smiley? and more. . .
Nothing is more effectoive than a quiz session to unclog your mind. UID: All you want to know and how to apply for it
The Unique Identification Database Authority of India has been under the media glare ever since its launch and ever since former Infosys honcho Nandan Nilekani took over the reins as its chairman.
October 01, 2010
How India is reshaping global film industry
Endhiran cleverly blends Eastern talent with Western expertise to co-create a seamless viewing experience that no single region could have concocted on its own, says Dr . The 10 fastest job-creating cities in India
An Assocham study shows that the four major metros in India recorded a share of 57.22 per cent in total job creation out of the total sample size. Maverick Mani slams UPA for bowing before US
on Mani Shankar Aiyar's belief that India should secure its energy supplies by engaging with neighbours in Asia. K V Kamath's mantra for great success
When the fire drills of the day begin to sap your time, focus on the 80:20 rule. Flights over US, EU killing people in India, China
The study led by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says airplanes flying at a cruise altitude of around 35,000 feet emit pollutants that contribute to about 8,000 deaths per year globally. Meet 5 amazing innovators from rural India
Uddhab Bharali is a serial innovator who has designed and prototyped around 85 devices for different purposes. Mukesh Ambani to write the Reliance story
The book, expected to hit the shelves early next fiscal, would be the first by Ambani and is likely to be published by global publishing major Penguin, sources in the know said. Check out the 8 most popular gadgets
Though the Blackberry has hit the headlines for the security concerns raised by several governments including India, it continues to be the most preferred personal digital assistant. Obama fears losing future jobs to India
The US has expressed concerns about the decline in college graduations of American youth, saying the nation is "losing" its competitive position and "future jobs" to countries like India, which is spending heavily in education sector. The 5 richest women in India
As many as five women have made it to Forbes India magazine's list of the 100 richest Indians this year, including O P Jindal Group chairperson Savitri Jindal, who surpassed billionaire Anil Ambani to attain fifth position in the list.
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