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October 31, 2005

Did Vodaphone pay a fair price?
What is even more surprising is that Vodafone should pay such a high price to get into a market that is in a bind right now

Where is the Sensex headed?
After putting in Rs 37,000 crore till September 2005, FIIs have pulled out more than Rs 3,400 crore in the month of October. Can Indian stock markets hold up still?

The amazing story of ITC's rise
Tobacco major ITC is gearing up for a sustained battle in the food business where it wants to take the leadership position

October 29, 2005

Here's how to make it big in agri business
A self-employment opportunity for agriculture graduates could result in an alternative to large retail chains

Spain out to woo Indian tourists
Spain is taking innovative measures to promote itself as a tourist destination for Indians

Here coffee costs Rs 850 a cup
New Delhi's old Kanishka Hotel presents its new, swanky avatar - the Shangri-La.

October 28, 2005

Great videophones, but a bit costly
Throw away your old camcorders and digital cameras, and replace them with a mobile phone that offers you high-quality video and still-camera facilities.

October 27, 2005

A florist and a chaat seller
Premium flower company Ferns 'n' Petals gives shape to its expansion plans early next year.

India helps Boeing fly into the future
Boeing has tied up with IISc-Bangalore to build next generation aircraft.

October 25, 2005

Should you quit your job or stay put?
Experts speak about lateral career opportunities versus vertical growth.

How to make stars out of employees
How are companies guiding, coaching and training to raise performance levels.

October 24, 2005

How Praful Patel has changed Indian skies
Despite his high flying dreams, the civil aviation minister has his feet planted firmly on the ground.

Murthy <EM>aur</EM> Gowda <EM>ko gussa kyon aata hain</EM>?
Why H D Deve Gowda is gunning for Infy chief Narayana Murthy.

Get ready for the Hummer H3!
When it finally does arrive in 2007, it will make for a great 220 bhp traffic-parting Moses.

Why Clarks Shoes entered India
Clarks Shoes, UK's largest brand, has tied up with lifestyle retail company Lifestyle Asia in India.

Mobile games? Win $12,000!
Visit the Airtel Live! portal on your phone and register for the international competition organised by the World Cyber Games Committee.

The going gets tougher for Jet Air
Jet has lagged behind the Sensex since its listing on the bourses. With the battle for the skies having begun, the going may only get tougher.

Malappuram, India's 1st e-literate district
Introducing the first computer-literate district in India, complete with its own wireless network

What's with Mukesh Ambani & fruits?
The stage is set for corporate India's thrust into the agri-business.

October 21, 2005

Why are India, China scrapping in Kazakhstan?
Why an oil company is so important for the Asian giants.

How M S Oberoi became India's greatest hotelier
A tribute to India's greatest hotelier.

How to multiply your profits
The world's largest business coaching company, which is set for its India debut, says it has over 300 formulae to help you multiply your profits.

October 20, 2005

Check out these light, fast, sleek laptops
These electronic gadgets have now become affordable to a much larger section of people.

Why Chinese goods are so cheap
China can afford to price so competitively because it does not take on certain costs, such as cost of customer insight or product innovation, etc.

October 19, 2005

Corporate warfare lessons for the army
The next time you step into a management institute, don't be surprised to find men in uniform.

Designing a chip? Come to India!
The buzz is India's emerging as a design centre for the all-important microprocessor.

Want cheap ovens? Fly Air Deccan
Low-cost airline Air Deccan now offers low-cost products in an innovative, in-flight shopping scheme.

How Rick Aubry changed the world
NGOs focus on doing one thing, social entrepreneurs usually take up a bigger task.

Cellphone TV: The next revolution
Higher bandwidth and better compression is making real-time video easy to access on next-generation networks

October 18, 2005

Is it right to buy stocks now?
For those of you who did not venture to put in money all this while, this may be a chance.

A guide to staff appraisal tools
Organisations need to identify and change the course of declining performers.

Indian wedding: How to spend a crore
Bridal Asia saw its biggest year ever this month, signalling that the behemoth Indian wedding industry is still going strong.

October 17, 2005

Fundmen still prefer mid caps
While mutual funds have cut down on their mid cap exposure in the past six months, they still prefer them over large caps.

A fantasy trip onboard the Deccan Odyssey
Anybody who's watched the 1974 whodunit Murder on the Orient Express or read The Mystery of the Blue Train will find it hard to resist the fantasy of a week on a luxuriously languorous train ride through ever-changing landscapes.

Sula Vineyards: A success story
ula Vineyards is bringing financial expertise into the rapidly growing wine industry.

Swift vs Esteem: Which is better?
Only if you really, desperately, want a three-box budget Maruti should you go for the Esteem.

India's booming organic food bazaar
Central strategy on organic foods has always slanted toward the global market, leaving the critical mass of domestic consumers out in the cold.

October 15, 2005

From shoes to ceramics: Liberty moves on
The Liberty Group is diversifying from footwear to sanitaryware.

Priceless Breguet watches hit India
Most watch companies are so full of high-sounding claims - usually involving one or other combination of the words luxury, culture, heritage and tourbillon.

October 13, 2005

Will M&C Saatchi be India's favourite?
The welcome mat's out. And M&C Saatchi is ready to receive visitors... er, clients.

Meet the world's 5th largest towel maker
How BK Goenka became the world's fifth largest terry towel maker.

The amazing story of Jignesh Shah and MCX
The managing director of the Multi Commodity Exchange of India has turned MCX into a giant.

October 11, 2005

All you want to know about data cards
Data cards also allow you to make a phone call.

Will the Sensex soar on Q2 results
Corporate earnings in the second quarter should be strong, despite a deceleration in momentum. But that's no reason to cheer as the markets have already counted that and much more.

How ABB turned around in India
Ravi Uppal, ABB managing diretor, has caught the company by the scruff of its neck and dragged it kicking and screaming into the real world.

October 10, 2005

Kotak ELSS: How good is it?
A long-standing concern (over the past 3-4 years) with Kotak Mutual Fund has been a string of changes at the CIO level. The fluidity has deprived the fund house of a stable fund management strategy.

October 08, 2005

McCain's next big India venture
With a Rs 70-crore factory in Gujarat, McCain's is hoping to enter the market with processed potato snacks of ethnic origin

Swarovski, the trendsetter
Swarovski's trend dialogue raises questions about our own fashion industry.

Which car to buy? Here's help
The City's modern architecture and the bold cab-forward design has somehow gone down pretty well with us.

Meet Ram Agarwal, the mega retailer
With a turnover of Rs 89 crore, Vishal Mega Mart has been one of the pioneers of bargain retailing in India

How KITE changed these children's lives
A school in New Delhi's Govindpuri slum is changing the lives of over a thousand children

October 07, 2005

Don't dump that iPod just yet
The MP3 mobiles are a great idea, but their memory still leaves a lot to be desired

How Mohit Gujral changed India's skyline
Mohit Gujral is the new darling among architects who've bagged the more prestigious development projects around the country.

October 06, 2005

Does the IT industry need a trade union?
While leftist parties are rooting for a trade union for the IT/ITES sector, industry experts are opposing the idea.

How Tatas plan to succeed in telecom
Telecom has been the group's Achilles' heel, but the doughty Tata Teleservices CEO has a gameplan that he hopes will help him overcome the hurdles.

Check out how Kochi is shining!
A host of mega development projects are likely to transform Kochi into a key centre of development in South India.

October 05, 2005

Indian IT rocks with mega global deals
The recent ABN Amro contracts mark the entry of Indian players into the rarefied world of technology services mega deals.

Join a KPO, earn a fortune!
KPOs offer good working atmosphere and salary: the remuneration for a person with 2 years' experience can be Rs 6-8 lakh annually.

October 04, 2005

Will these low-cost airlines survive?
Paramount Airways and Club One Air make different promises. Will they fly the long distance?

The story behind the Mirinda advertisement
Mirinda's new ad takes the taste platform to draw in new drinkers.

October 03, 2005

What makes India unattractive
Arjun Divecha, the man at the helm of affairs at GMO Emerging Markets Fund with $15 billion under its fold, is unwilling to bet on a paradigm shift in India.

October 01, 2005

Meet N Prasad, the turnaround specialist
N Prasad's vision is to transform Matrix Laboratories into a highly respected global corporate entity based out of India by 2010.

Teach Mandarin and get rich
Teaching Chinese to foreigners is a burgeoning industry in China, and around the world.

What's so special about iPod Nano?
The Nano is essentially a minier-Mini with a colour display.

Singhania's dreams for Raymond
Raymond's ambitious foothold in the domestic and overseas markets is becoming stronger given its expansion plans.

Is your mobile phone smart enough?
Are looking to buy a new model, think about trying a smartphone by Nokia or Samsung.


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