Kalpana Pathak

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The man who uses instincts over numbers

The man who uses instincts over numbers

Rediff.com26 Nov 2015

Naveen Tewari loves cycling but over the past few years, he has been keeping his first love waiting.

Analysts upbeat on RIL outlook

Analysts upbeat on RIL outlook

Rediff.com17 Nov 2015

Refining major optimistic on planned investment of $16 bn for expansion and new technology to post healthy margins

Sasha Mirchandani: A successful angel investor

Sasha Mirchandani: A successful angel investor

Rediff.com29 Oct 2015

Sasha Mirchandani's tryst with investing began when his own venture failed to seek funding in early 2000s.

Bikes, LCD televisions on offer as 3,000 fuel pumps reopen

Bikes, LCD televisions on offer as 3,000 fuel pumps reopen

Rediff.com22 Sep 2015

Companies and retailers have launched schemes one has never heard of.

Crude oil price is down 50% but retail prices remain high

Crude oil price is down 50% but retail prices remain high

Rediff.com4 Sep 2015

One of the reasons is that the retail prices are not bench-marked to crude but their respective international benchmark prices.

Unravelling the enigma of a unique entrepreneur - Rahul Yadav

Unravelling the enigma of a unique entrepreneur - Rahul Yadav

Rediff.com3 Jul 2015

Rahul Yadav, the recently-ousted CEO of Housing.com, says he is too logical to be sentimental about the venture he co-founded three years ago.

Asian B-schools to form consortium

Asian B-schools to form consortium

Rediff.com22 Jun 2015

The consortium will launch programmes in ease of doing business in their respective regions B-schools.

Guess what? Housing.com chief gifts Rs 200 cr to employees

Guess what? Housing.com chief gifts Rs 200 cr to employees

Rediff.com14 May 2015

Housing.com boss gifts his shares to staff.

Attraction, retention key focus for Indian firms, says a study

Attraction, retention key focus for Indian firms, says a study

Rediff.com14 May 2015

Indian companies continue to update benefit plans and and increase employee communication.

RIL preview: Record Q4 result in offing

RIL preview: Record Q4 result in offing

Rediff.com16 Apr 2015

Sharp improvement in refining margin is expected to be the prime driving force.

Shanghvi may bet big on oil and gas business too

Shanghvi may bet big on oil and gas business too

Rediff.com14 Apr 2015

Dilip Shanghvi's Sun Oil & Natural Gas, signed a deal for the transfer of Interlink Petroleum's interest in the Modhera and Baola fields.

E-commerce firms to speak local tongues

E-commerce firms to speak local tongues

Rediff.com1 Apr 2015

E-commerce websites are developing online content in Indian languages.

Cairn India's mounting troubles

Cairn India's mounting troubles

Rediff.com20 Mar 2015

Cairn has slashed its planned capital expenditure (capex) by 60 per cent to $500 million against the earlier $1.2 billion.

Want a good appraisal? Pick up a broom

Want a good appraisal? Pick up a broom

Rediff.com30 Dec 2014

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan -- or Clean India Mission -- was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2.

RIL may not gain from the gas price hike: Analysts

RIL may not gain from the gas price hike: Analysts

Rediff.com19 Oct 2014

RIL estimates output from KG-D6 could reach up to 60 mscmd in the next five years, when all satellite fields are brought into production.

RIL could report flat profit growth in Q2

RIL could report flat profit growth in Q2

Rediff.com11 Oct 2014

RIL might see its September quarter's profit between Rs 5,600 crore and Rs 5,670 crore.

RIL faces dealer block for reopening petrol pumps

RIL faces dealer block for reopening petrol pumps

Rediff.com9 Oct 2014

Dealers are not happy with the company's latest retailing policy and decided not to re-open their pumps.

IITians' unique plan to help Modi build smart cities

IITians' unique plan to help Modi build smart cities

Rediff.com17 Sep 2014

IIT-Bombay invites ideas from students and professionals on how to build smart cities.

BPCL, Indian Oil to revive premium petrol brands on excise cut

BPCL, Indian Oil to revive premium petrol brands on excise cut

Rediff.com1 Sep 2014

For BCPL's branded petrol, Speed, the price differential with regular petrol is now between Rs 2.74 and Rs 3.75 per litre.

Oil and gas sector seeks tax holiday

Oil and gas sector seeks tax holiday

Rediff.com7 Jul 2014

Oil and gas players' wish list includes incentivising E&P investments and reintroduction of income tax holiday for exploration and production activities, among others.

Essar Oil delisting: Analysts raise corporate governance issues

Essar Oil delisting: Analysts raise corporate governance issues

Rediff.com24 Jun 2014

Analysts say the Essar Group has been following a policy of delisting just when its businesses begin to record substantial upside, denying shareholders their share of decent returns.

On AGM-eve, RIL talks about 'rhetoric' on D6 gas

On AGM-eve, RIL talks about 'rhetoric' on D6 gas

Rediff.com18 Jun 2014

In the 38-page report, across 10 chapters, RIL explained how it entered the exploration and production business; the history of the New Exploration and Licensing Policy and the introduction of production-sharing contracts.

Oil firms to introduce lottery system for fuel dealers

Oil firms to introduce lottery system for fuel dealers

Rediff.com11 May 2014

In Maharashtra, the oil industry had tenancy protection till 1999.

Retain talent or new banks will poach them: Job hunters

Retain talent or new banks will poach them: Job hunters

Rediff.com3 Apr 2014

Banks should try its best to retain talent.

ONGC's non-tax dole to govt touches Rs 50,000 cr this fiscal

ONGC's non-tax dole to govt touches Rs 50,000 cr this fiscal

Rediff.com30 Mar 2014

ONGC and Oil India bought a five per cent each of the government's stake in IOCL, yielding Rs 5,340 crore (Rs 53.4 billion) to the government.

RIL to increase KG block output by March 2015

RIL to increase KG block output by March 2015

Rediff.com20 Jan 2014

The company will invest $747 mn to increase production from D1, D3 and MA fields.

RIL-BP leads the race to pick up 25% stake in Mundra terminal

RIL-BP leads the race to pick up 25% stake in Mundra terminal

Rediff.com28 Dec 2013

BP and Reliance Industries Ltd are leading the race to pick up a 25 per cent stake in Gujarat State Petronet Corporation and the Adani group's five million tonnes per annum liquefied natural gas terminal at Mundra.

BHP Billiton may not review India exit plan

BHP Billiton may not review India exit plan

Rediff.com5 Dec 2013

For simplification and a sharper strategic focus, BHP Billiton has been reassessing its global assets portfolio.

Oil companies at crossroads over govt diktat on retail outlets

Oil companies at crossroads over govt diktat on retail outlets

Rediff.com19 Nov 2013

Investment can only be by prospective dealers.