|January 29, 2007|
|RBI may not cut SLR|
The government and the Reserve Bank of India is moving in the right direction to curb the inflationary expectations
His dream gadget: A time machine
I am a passionate scuba diver and next on my list is a chronograph solar powered dive watch that gives a depth down to 120 metres and has an inbuilt GPS application.
What makes mid-cap funds tick
Though many such funds may not make the grade, it would be foolhardy to
|January 24, 2007|
|Ousting 50,000 farming families|
In the light of the controversy over the takeover of agricultural land to establish SEZs, we reproduce a letter from the Economic and Political Weekly, where Admiral L Ramdas draws attention to the ouster of 50,000 farming families in Alibaug.
Are Special Economic Zones sustainable?
There is a need for devising effective rehabilitation packages so that the displaced are not deprived of the fruits of development.
The multiplex boom sweeps India
India's multiplex bandwagon has gone beyond the metros to redefine entertainment in B and C class towns. Check it out.
|January 23, 2007|
|Kaizen, the mantra for success|
In the maintenance department of an auto component company, the original grinding wheel motor was drawing 18 amp current using a delta connection. Considering the motor's function, this seemed high to the motor operator.
How to live like a king now, and forever
Lead a flamboyant lifestyle but keep an eye on the future.
Prepaying home loan? Read this first!
When interest rates rise, so does the EMI of your home loan. There are two ways in which you can deploy surplus funds to reduce the EMI. For maximum benefit, you can combine the two options.
|January 20, 2007|
|Bajaj Pulsar 220: Bikers' delight|
What we're saying is that on the whole - product, packaging and pricing - Bajaj have more or less hit the nail square on the head.
Drive the Xceptional BMW!
We embark on a big, fat Greek test drive of the new BMW X5.
Rs 100-crore apartments are hot!
Penthouses for Rs 125 crore in Mumbai, bungalows that cost as much in Delhi...but the real edge might be user facilities such as a lift to transport cars right up to your 20th floor living room.
Life after the ultra-mega power deals
The economics of pricing gas for power has competely changed, and a competitive gas price now has to be lower than even the subsidised APM gas price.
Pay 'real' cash for a great virtual life
Abhilasha Ojha gets a virtual avataar and sips champagne while taking a tour of Second Life, a scarily real digital world on the Internet.
Here come the moneybags!
The big guns of global realty from Blackstone, Carlyle and Morgan Stanley to Tishman Speyer and Emaar are all set to re-landscape the Indian real estate sector. Helping them out will be the who's who of India Inc from Reliance to Tatas.
|January 17, 2007|
|The 5 hottest lifestyle stocks|
Since the bull run began in May 2003, the Sensex has gone up by 367%. The Index of lifestyle stocks has gone up by 507%. A major bull market for leisure, lifestyle and entertainment stocks has just begun.
|January 16, 2007|
|Console gaming storms Indian homes|
Nasscom estimates the Indian gaming market will grow at an astounding 78 per cent (compounded annually) to cross $300 million by 2009.
More room at the IIT lab for young innovators
The Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), an IT business incubator supported by IIT Bombay is set to open its doors for more innovators sand entrepreneurs.
Buying a house? Take this quiz
For most of us, it is the biggest dream to own a house. As there is a feeling of pride attached to it, it becomes more of an emotional call than a financial call.
|January 13, 2007|
|What's happening in Lavasa?|
Lavasa may be Maharasthra's newest address in real estate development, but villagers there feel they have reason to worry. What's going on?
The new avatar of Vizag
We examine real estate development in Visakhapatnam and find that the city is rejoicing in its new avatar.
|January 09, 2007|
|Cars to expect this year|
The new year is expected to witness a flurry of activity from car manufacturers, who are getting ready to launch a series of models. Take a look at the oncoming traffic.
|January 06, 2007|
|Six mega-trends that define India's future|
Forecasts are tricky, so it may be more productive to understand the big trends that have large ripple effects and which therefore will define the future.
How Ahmedabad is changing
A series of new residential projects are changing the face of the city.
How to give your career a boost
Give your career prospects a competitive edge this year by enrolling into personal improvement courses and learn what they didn't teach you in B-school.
How to empower your portfolio
It is not necessary to crowd a portfolio with stocks and funds to give it an edge.
Great prospects in real estate for you
We map the areas with great prospects for price appreciation in the six metros of Delhi & NCR, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai.
More companies gambling on Sin City
Las Vegas has emerged as the top city for entrepreneurs, a huge source of new jobs, and one of America's busiest convention destinations. A look at where you can work hard -- and play hard.
New Year's resolution - get a life!
A look at how companies are reducing stress -- and helping their rank-and-file juggle their personal and professional lives.
Racism in the international job market
An online advertisement for a project manager's job posted in late December -- "Non-Indians preferred" it said bluntly.
Bringing technology into crime-solving
As a result of this 150-year rigidity, the police have no means of tracing people who go missing or simply change residence. There is no official statewide, let along nationwide, network where missing-persons alerts and information can be posted.
|January 05, 2007|
|Packing in the new security age|
Prohibition hasn't quite arrived at the airlines. But, thanks to tough new TSA rules limiting liquids in carry-ons, the easiest way to fly is dry.
CEOs in the slammer
This year, a record number of CEOs were ousted. Some were fired, some retired, and some even died. But a great number were also sent to prison. . .
Here's the company of the future
Slim Devices is a Silicon Valley startup with hot products for audiophiles. It's also a next-generation open organization where customers imagine and design the products.
How and why of investing in GOLD
Exposing your portfolio to gold is a good investment move in 2007. With the dollar weakening, the demand and price of gold would appreciate. So, bring the goddess of wealth home.
Smart investment strategies
Focus on companies and not markets for a great year ahead.
Simple guide to commodity trading
Commodities can increase returns at the same risk level. But it is a tough nut to crack. A user's guide.
Son wants cell phone? Think twice before you buy!
Once you buy them a phone, let them decide how efficiently they can use their pocket money
12 hidden gems you may invest in
Look at companies in 2007, and not the markets. 12 small-cap little-known picks to give a boost to your portfolio.
Mutual funds: What 2007 has in store
58% growth in assets, 3 new fund houses, 38 new equity fund offers - that was 2006.
Does China invest 'too much'?
'The investment rate in China might be high precisely because the return on capital in China is high'.
|January 01, 2007|
|Will 2007 be another dream year?|
Though the outlook for 2007 remains positive, market experts advice investors to tone down their returns expectations.