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November 30, 2004

Can shareholders rely on the Ambanis?
While business fundamentals remain strong, the market is concerned about the sibling rivalry over the ownership and control of Reliance. Unless the Ambanis sort out the issue quickly, the stock could languish.

Hyderabad: India's Genome Valley
Genome Valley, in Hyderabad, is India's first state-of-the-art biotech hub and over 100 biotech companies operate out of Genome Valley today.

November 29, 2004

The man Ambanis revere most
Oza has been the long-time guru of the Ambani family and is learnt to have recently met the brothers, Mukesh, chairman and managing director, and Anil, vice chairman and managing director

How will the Ambani war play out?
The question by the weekend was therefore a simple one: would the two brothers be able to sort out matters through a financial settlement?

India's fastest growing university network
ICFAI will spend a whopping Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion) in the next 18 months in setting up its first campus at Shankerpally, in the outskirts of Hyderabad.

November 27, 2004

Making millions via fitness
When Raman Sood started trading in fitness equipment over a decade ago, the industry was still an underdeveloped one in India.

This isn't child's play
Crest Animation Studio has drawn up an animated future to cater to world markets.

November 24, 2004

How to succeed, Whizlabs style
When Pradeep Chopra, Kapil Nakra, and Purvesh Sharma, very middle-class IIT boys, decided to be entrepreneurs, the biggest hurdle was not ideas or funding, but family pressure.

Virgin chief to visit India
Richard Branson's two-day philanthropy-cum-business visit starts November 27. He will also lobby for easy norms in aviation.

November 23, 2004

ICICI Bank's 'Five S' clean up act!
ICICI Bank's latest management initiative -- Five S -- has lead to not just efficiency but a cleaner workplace too.

Smart City @ Kochi: 100,000 jobs likely
The Dubai Internet City has picked up Kochi to set up a Smart City project at an investment of over $400 million.

November 22, 2004

Can Mukesh & Anil live up to Dhirubhai's stature?
What has been evident to even junior employees of Reliance companies was that the two brothers had effectively carved out their personal domains of control and were, for all intents and purposes, working autonomously.

Tech stocks versus tech funds
Tech funds have underperformed the benchmark index due to their underweight position in a select few large-caps which drove the IT rally this time around.

November 20, 2004

The story of Paramount Surgimed
Annoyed at the poor quality of service provided by one of his suppliers, Shaily Grover decided to do his own manufacturing: he established Paramount Surgimed, a surgical blade company, in 1993.

South India tourism set to grow
With a growing tourist inflow, the tourism industry in South India is shining brightly

A pet dog for Rs 40 lakh!
For example, labrador retrievers are popular despite needing regular exercise (they will literally retrieve anything in sight), for they are non-aggressive and gentle with children.

Will Air Deccan survive?
Air Deccan may have found innovative ways to increase revenue, but the real fight is about taking on the established players.

November 17, 2004

Smart phones are here!
Several PDAs and smart phones have been launched in India -- and mobile service companies are offering services built around them to corporate clients.

November 14, 2004

New kids on the block
Advertising whiz kids are the new entrepreneurs on the block.

November 13, 2004

Weaving new dreams
After selling silk carpets made out of Kashmir for decades, CIE is today on the brink of higher growth.

Branded diamonds lack lustre
Although the diamond market in India is one of the fastest growing in the world, brands are failing to make an impact.

November 09, 2004

Global winners, Indian losers
Why have some global leaders been overtaken in the Indian market?

November 08, 2004

Stressed out? Try speciality clinics
Speciality clinics are emerging to tackle new health issues that are sharply on the rise, says Abhilasha Ojha.

Real estate prices rising again!
Real estate prices across most parts of India are rising and unlike 1996 the boom could be for real this time, says Surajeet Das Gupta.

Heinz: Ketching up India
After its decade-long run, Heinz India's new head wants to stir up the marketplace.

You can dictate TV shows now!
Participation TV is here. Several interactive shows are being launched.

November 06, 2004

A Rs 20-cr school at Gurgaon
From working as training officer in the Indian Navy, Kartikay Saini has traveled a long way

Tatas outwit Reliance once more
VSNL's latest acquisition will see it ride piggyback on TCS, says Nandini Lakshman.

November 05, 2004

Projects delayed by 13 yrs! Billions lost
The overall cost overrun of many projects with respect to original cost is 21.5 per cent, mainly because of delays, which range from one month to 13 years!

November 04, 2004

Indian banking unmasked
In the second quarter of this fiscal, at least four listed commercial banks -- all in the old (pre-liberalisation) private sector -- have posted net losses.

5 big reasons for Indian IT boom!
One of the biggest reasons for the current boom is the increasing scale of operations of Indian companies.

November 03, 2004

FM and his trusted lieutenant
With the appointment of Rakesh Mohan as the economic affairs secretary, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has completed the task of putting in place all key members of the top secretarial team that will assist him in presenting the much-awaited Budget

Career Launcher & the education biz
Satya Narayanan, the youthful chairman of Career Launcher, discusses his experiences in building a new niche in the education business.

Can brands extend into services?
Achieving that consistency is what manufacturer-service providers have to aspire for.

November 01, 2004

Arrears? Recover dues from Pakistan!
From 1948 onwards an amount of Rs 300 crore (Rs 3 billion) is shown as dues from Pakistan on account of share of pre-partition debt.

How to stay at home and shop!
The customer is fast turning from king to couch potato, says Nandini Lakshman.

A tale of two tycoons
Wilbur Ross who sold his company to Lakshmi Mittal, the world's new King of Steel, is the junior partner in the deal, but has also pulled off a coup of staggering proportions.


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