Home > Business > Specials
|July 31, 2004|
More juice in the juice market
From Godrej to Pepsi..all are jumping into the Indian juice market. It has to be seen how long consumers can sip the same concoctions, says Arti Sharma
How Elder Pharma was born
Jagdish Saxena, managing director of Elder Pharmaceuticals calls himself an entrepreneur by accident.
Chocolates! Sinfully good
Welcome to the world of chocolates where the flavour of Jamaican rum truffle melts in your mouth even as your hand reaches out greedily for a kiwi-flavoured concoction.
Banking on a new behemoth
The long-expected merger of IDBI and IDBI Bank seems to have kept all sides happy.
|July 27, 2004|
IT whiz kids: Russia is looking for you
'Russia wants your IT engineers. We want your financial management experience, we want your fantastic designs of furniture, we want pharmaceuticals, we want Indian banks,' say Russian diplomats.
Can NIIT win the global war for talent?
How does NIIT ensure that employees walk the company talk across the globe?
The textiles gold rush
Come January, the end of the quota regime will openup new vistas for the Indian textile companies.
JRD: The legend lives on
The Tatas now have companies in seven sectors: consumer products, services, chemicals, communication and information systems, materials, energy and engineering.
|July 23, 2004|
The last will and testament of Priyamvada Birla
Even as the high court notice was served on the Birlas, The Statesman, carried Priyamvada Birla's last will and testament in its July 23 edition. Here it is.
How to call US at Rs 1.60 per minute
World Phone Internet Services Pvt Ltd, a leading ISP, has launched international pre-paid Internet calling card in India, using which you can call the United States for as low as Rs 1.60 per minute.
|July 17, 2004|
India to have fuel cell cars?
The Reva Electric Car Company has developed India's first fuel cell prototype, says Sameer Kumar
Talent hunt, the two-wheeler way
Indian television companies have fallen in love with talent hunts as a sure-fire way to attract audiences and advertisers.
Cooking up a storm
It was a cross-border romance that blossomed in Africa
Buyer beware: Electric shock
It is advisable for every person going in for the purchase of a property, whether residential or industrial, to ascertain the electricity dues from the seller and ensure that the same were either cleared, says Rosy Kumar
A high-flyer heads home
Indian aviation industry will be watching Rono Dutta's every move with hawk-like attention, say Paran Balakrishnan & Surajeet Das Gupta.
War over a will
The Birlas are getting ready for a long-drwan battle to stop R S lodha becoming the controlling heir of the MP Birla Group.
Dressing for a date
Indian textile companies are sprucing up their wardrobes to face the post-WTO regime, says Nandini Lakshman
53,000 crorepatis by next year
Rural Haryana better off than Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad.
|July 12, 2004|
Turnover tax: All you want to know
The Finance Minister P Chidambaram walked the rough road last week with one mission - to improve the fiscal health of the country - and remove major clogs, so that India Inc becomes a strong, resilient and well-oiled machine.
Palanimanickam: Making the MoSt of a lesser job
S S Palanimanickam, the four-time elected MP from Thanjavur does not mind being backstage and learning the ropes of trade in the North Block. He claims to have joined politics at the young age of 12.
|July 10, 2004|
Growing with the masses
Many positive developments have begun to unfold which, if sustained in the coming years, augur well for India and its billion citizens, Arvind Singhal.
Kolkata's onscreen revolution
In Kolkata both the older theatre owners and the multiplex barons are hoping that the audiences will keep flocking to their shows.
Want to be a TV star?
The top entertainment TV channels have launched talent search programmes.
Budget '04: What's in it for me?
This Budget seems to take more than it gives, says A N Shanbhag.
|July 07, 2004|
The Budget gobbledygook
Here's a glossary of words and phrases linked to the budgetary exercise to help you manoeuvre your way through the maze that is the Budget.
|July 06, 2004|
The Budget gobbledygook
The Budget is full of technical jargon that is pure gobbledygook to the uninitiated. Here's a financial glossary of words and phrases linked to the budgetary exercise to help you manoeuvre your way through the maze that is the Budget.
|July 05, 2004|
Pre-Budget breakout unlikely
The market experienced a small pre-budget rally. The BSE Sensex rose 3.37 per cent week on week to close at 4870.58 points.
How to play the markets on B-day
A move past 4,900 for the Sensex and 1,540 for the Nifty would establish an intermediate (medium-term) uptrend.
Turnover tax - a boon or bane?
In the forthcoming Budget, the government is likely to abolish short-term capital gains tax and impose turnover tax instead.
Starter Budget on the cards?
If there is one sure fire way to identify a classic starter Budget, one needs to just check out the populist measures that the Budgets spill forth, in tune with the best intentions of the government.
Budget measures and stock performance
"IT is India's showpiece success story. We have to not just maintain its momentum of growth, but continuously encourage it.
Budget: What the markets want
'Sexy' is not an adjective that you would normally use to describe a Union Budget, but that is what Finance Minister P Chidambaram has promised the public come July 8th.
|July 03, 2004|
Hotels and parking trouble
A recent judgement makes hotels responsible for the cars parked in their parking lot, says Rosy Kumar
The 6 most fuel efficient cars
Indians generally pay more for a litre of fuel than others in most countries, the recent fuel price hike notwithstanding. So we thought now is a good time to tell you what cars fuel-conscious citizens across the globe are driving.
Look ma, no walls!
No walls or partitions. Brands displaying their wares not in separate shops but sharing space with competitors. That's the USP of Bangalore Central, which was opened last month and is being touted as India's first seamless mall.
Pitching for the top slots
Group M and Madison continue to be front runners in all media buying and planning pitches.
A big budget check-in
Indian Hotels Company (IHC), the 100-year-old Tata Group hotel chain is attempting to rewrite the rules of the hotel business.
|July 02, 2004|
Divestment: Lessons from China
The need of the hour is to learn from the Chinese example and adopt a restructuring/privatisation model that best suits India.
Budget rollbacks? We have a history
Although budget may outline some 'hard' measures, whether the government will stick to its decisions remains to be seen. This is because we have a history of rollbacks!