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Vijay Mallya gets global acceptance, finally
In an interview to BBC in September 2005, UB Group Chairman Vijay Mallya had said, "I think that the poorest of the poor look up to wealthy and successful Indians with some degree of......
Mallya to raise a toast to W&M today
UB Group's offices in Bangalore are rather plain, devoid of the colour usually associated with its chairman Vijay Mallya, who recently made headlines for bringing the world's largest civilian......
Scotch inventory to aid W&M sale
In a unique leveraged buyout, the Vijay Mallya-owned UB Group is mobilising more than half the acquisition cost of Whyte & Mackay against the Glasgow-based firm's huge inventory that consists of......
UB begins Whyte & Mackay due diligence
The Vijay Mallya-promoted UB group has started examining the books of the Scotland-based Whyte & Mackay as a precursor to acquiring the foreign company for the reported pound 550 million (Rs 4,700......
UB to buy Whyte & Mackay for Rs 4,350 cr
The Vijay Mallya-controlled United Breweries group is close to acquiring Glasgow-based distillers Whyte & Mackay for nearly 500 million (Rs 4,350 crore) by the end of this month.This will be the......
Carlos Santana and the art of altering consciousness
Sumit Bhattacharya attends the Carlos Santana concert in Bangalore, and finds his cynical cells fighting a losing battle to the happy molecules in his brain. "Like a bee might carry pollen, we......
What Carlos Santana thinks about India
E-mail interviews are a tricky beast, especially when the person to be interviewed is someone like Carlos Santana, stories about whom are part of rock, guitar, and music legend. He once told an......
Carlos Santana set for maiden trip to India
Carlos Santana, a world renowned name in rock guitar, is all set to perform for the first time in India next month.The 65-year-old music icon will set the stage on fire with his signature Afro......
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