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February 28, 2006

Mutual funds: No surprises in Budget
After all FMPs, though not in the same league as fixed deposits, also have an element of assured returns because they lock the yield at the time of investment.

Budget: Which sectors benefited most?
We expect around Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 reduction (assuming that manufacturers pass on the entire reduction to customers).

February 27, 2006

'Don't compete within India, but with the world'
'I just wish the FM doesn't do anything in excess. Let him continue the status quo.'

Budget: What experts expect
Here is ready reckoner on what the equity analysts on Dalal Street are expecting from the finance minister.

Sensex to cross 15,000 by 2008
At this stage, the retail investors should be cautious before entering the market and do a study in the scrips they are investing in. However, the safest mode of investment is mutual fund.

February 25, 2006

India's smaller cities are booming
From IT companies to retailers, everyone is heading to tier 2 and tier 3 cities, resulting in a real estate boom.

Dream catchers
The Mumbai Motorcycle Company is making some of the best Indian choppers.

Watch Dhoni live, on Tata TV
If all regulatory approvals come through, by the end of the year, your mobile could substitute for TV.

February 24, 2006

Budget gobbledygook, simplified!
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.

How the Budget is kept secret
It is being guarded like the gold in Fort Knox. High-tech tapping devices, sophisticated surveillance gadgetry, digital deterrents, electronic sweeping devices and jammers, huge scanners. . .

February 23, 2006

How Levi's plans to 'rivet' Indians
Having notched up an annual 35 per cent over the past three years, the company now plans a major retail expansion across all major cities in India.

Titan's X range from Rs 10k-33K
Titan is credited with having turned the watch from a timekeeping device into a fashion statement in India.

The safest bet: Mutual funds
Barring any natural disaster, the market is likely to go 10 to 15 percent higher.

February 22, 2006

Stem cells: Bio-insurance for your child
Stem cells in cord blood have a number of advantages over those from bone marrow. They are easier to obtain than stem cells from bone marrow

Everyone wants NRIs' share in Cochin airport
The NRIs who invested Rs 10 per share for a stake in CIAL are happy with private airport players, including the Ambanis, willing to pay Rs 350 per share.

Have Indian bourses come of age?
There is an all-round perception that Indian regulation can do better

Check out these cool gadgets
iPoDs, satellite radio sets, mobiles and MP3 players with music features sell like hot cakes.

Wake-up call for India's IT firms
The Indian IT-ITES sector cannot rest on past laurels. Competition is hotting

Re 1 call: Not really for the common man
Is "One India" for the common man or premium customer?

February 21, 2006

Villagers up in arms over Coke plant
The controversy began with water, escalated with a death, and is now taking on political colours.

The greatest test of innovation
The greatest test of innovation is in its adoption.

Consumer confidence: India leads the way, again
For the past couple of years, Indian consumers have been right up there, showing the way to the rest of the Asia-Pacific region when it comes to consumer confidence.

17% Indians have no worries at all!
And even spiralling crime rates don't bother more than 12 per cent.

India, the most optimistic nation
A majority of Indians are willing to purchase what they desire and invest in mutual funds and shares.

February 20, 2006

Here's the safest way to invest
The safest way to enter the market is through mutual funds.

February 18, 2006

Made-in-India brand gets stronger
The Pune factory of Tata Motors has a training wing where one can observe young apprentices at work. Some of them have studied up to Class X, some up to Class XII. Few of those faces have had contact with a razor.

February 17, 2006

'Sensex will hit 11,500 by Dec'
However, one needs to adopt a cautious approach, as the market could correct itself mid-way, says Narayan S A, managing director, Kotak Securities.

February 16, 2006

The 6 great tips for improvement
Process improvements seldom happen by accident. Debashis Sarkar argues that a well thought out plan must incorporate the 'ACCEPT' principles.

Premji on innovation, creativity
In Mumbai at the Nasscom's India Leadership Forum, the software czar spelt out where do big ideas come from and why innovation and creativity are imperative for growth.

February 15, 2006

Bangalore, the next global aerospace hub
It sure seems like the next generation flights for the leading global aircraft makers could be designed in Bangalore.

Narayana Murthy wows Washington elite
The Infosys chairman says courage -- courage to dream big, courage to go against traditional thinking, courage to take risks -- is the most important attitude for success.

Will the SEZs deliver?
While falling import duties have lowered their relative attractiveness, the fresh tax sops will make it difficult to resist similar demands from others

Reliance Equity Fund
In our view, REF's investment mandate has the flexibility to maximise gains for the investor across stock market levels (by hedging the portfolio).

Prudential ICICI Fusion Fund
Investors on their part need to take into consideration that PIFF is a high risk - high return investment proposition.

Quantum Long-Term Equity Fund
The fund's strategy to invest in cash in the event of scarce investment opportunities (from the value perspective) could mean that it will trail its peers during a stock market rally, but do better in a downturn.

Hero Honda knows what women want
From the time of launch about 16 days ago, the company claims to have sold 5,000 units of Pleasure.

All about Godrej's global plan
GCPL stands to learn a great deal from its Keyline acquisition.

Why Chaplin's back in Cherry Blossom ads
Charlie Chaplin became almost synonymous with Cherry Blossom thanks to ad guru Alyque Padamsee.

February 14, 2006

The ultimate challenge for hackers
TopCoder has an unusual way of finding talent. It hosts code-writing contests, in which geeks around the world compete for bragging rights and cash.

Do B-schools prepare you for reality?
One of the shortcomings with B-schools is the lack of a finishing course in their last semester, or rather an orientation course tilted towards reality.

How the young are changing work culture!
Companies are just now waking up to the havoc that the newest generation of workers is causing in their offices.

Learning how to speak to Gen Y
Toyota's quest to woo younger consumers is a drive toward companywide innovation.

February 13, 2006

Can the capital gains continue?
The growth story in capital goods sectors remains intact but the breathtaking run in the past couple of years makes stocks vulnerable to disappointments.

February 11, 2006

World's 1st clean development project
If everything falls into place, Technopolis - the 6.75 lakh sq ft IT park also in Sector V - will be the first real estate project anywhere in the world to be registered under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a clean devel

Waste to wealth: ITC's success story
Anyone who has stayed at the swanky, 16-acre spread of the ITC Sonar Bangla in Kolkata will tell you that the energy requirements of the luxury hotel must be staggeringly high.

February 10, 2006

OK Play? A plastic money-spinner
The big advantage: plastic looks so much better than the old-fashioned alternatives in so many things in modern life, especially in public places. Such as public chairs and tables. Even phone booths.

Why Germany is interested in India
The Chamber, he asserts, has been directly responsible in helping over 100 firms of direct German extraction set up shop in India last year alone, up sharply over 2004.

February 09, 2006

Sixth Pay Commission may derail economy
The last pay commission nearly made India bankrupt.

The most influential portable device
Just as the use of PCs was transformed with the emergence of the Internet, so it will be with mobile phones. We are at the start of a revolution that has major implications. . .

TV? Music plays second fiddle to God
TAM data reveal that both religious and music channels currently contribute one per cent each to the total TV viewership pie.

February 08, 2006

How to prevent mobile virus
Wireless connectivity coupled with execution of downloaded content is a lethal combination that lends itself to attacks.

The golden rules of investing
How can you make money in the stock market, especially during a boom like now? Read on...

All you want to know about IPTV
Internet Protocol TV is expected to revolutionise our TV habits. Will it deliver its promise?

Who's a Globizen? Read on
The BBC World Global Indian Survey identifies a new consumer group that's eager to buy big-ticket items.

February 07, 2006

We failed to communicate, says Coke India
Coke's India chief on how the company plans to correct course.

How to target the right customer
Don't be satisfied by a 2% response rate. Ask for more. Rakhshin Patel, senior vice president and general manager, Thompsonconnect Worldwide, tells us how. . .

How Infosys is growing BIG in China
Officials at Infosys say the company has ambitious plans for China. The China plan could result in Infosys setting up the largest development centres outside India.

February 06, 2006

The Sensex journey: 1,000 to 10,000!
The Sensex, first compiled in 1986, created history upon breaching the 10,000-mark for the first time ever.

For now, the India story remains good
Profits may be growing at a slower pace, but the Street believes that it's nonetheless impressive.

Construction kings of a new India
A new breed of property developers in India is setting their sights on Tier-II cities, IT parks and integrated townships.

India's great gaming market
From mobile players to telecom operators, young entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the global gaming game.

February 04, 2006

Great airline holiday packages
With competition increasing airlines have been making their holiday packages very attractive.

Skoda Laura: The future's here!
The Laura is a brilliant product that will rise above unremarkable communication, insane pricing strategies and even the lousiest of names.

February 03, 2006

What is the airport strike all about?
Why is there a hue and cry over the airport modernisation process? Here is all you want to know on it.

February 02, 2006

The Government of India's report card
Has the Manmohan Singh government delivered on its promises? You judge.

What is Lenovo up to in India?
India is being targetted as one of its biggest markets by Lenovo. A year after taking over IBM's PC business, what are its plans?

What makes a great brand
Brand execution is about constantly keeping an eye on the various parameters that make up the brand offering.


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