All stories by Sounak Mitra
'You can't be in India and be global'Rediff.com13 May 2015
It took the Danish beer maker eight years to move among the top three.
Branding vada pav: How Dheeraj Gupta built Jumbo KingRediff.com26 Apr 2015
Jumbo King is profitable from the beginning and is growing upwards of 35 per cent annually.
They acquire, they own but don't bring these homeRediff.com3 Mar 2015
It's puzzling why Indian cos keep their acquired brands out of play.
Is online selling of sex toys illegal?Rediff.com27 Jan 2015
Come and check us, we're always open and law-abiding, says co-founder of US-based entity selling in India, after Delhi Police asks govt to track some e-commerce sites.
Now, an Indian mobile wallet that doesn't need pre-loaded cashRediff.com22 Jan 2015
Bengaluru-based iKaaz Software, a mobile payment solution provider, is launching a new application, MOWA, that works almost like the Apple Pay
Websites selling sex toys under lensRediff.com14 Jan 2015
Four websites, including Flipkart, may be blocked if the govt feels they're maintaining objectionable content.
Why SpiceJet's emergency landing may not be good for consumersRediff.com18 Dec 2014
A look at the Kalanithi Maran-controlled airline's place in the domestic aviation sector
Clean bowled: Loss making IPL team owners set for better runs?Rediff.com3 Dec 2014
Hit by scams in recent times, the IPL is yet to prove a good business move for its franchisees.
Indians' love for instant messaging shows upRediff.com28 Nov 2014
WeChat fastest growing at 2,364%, though WhatsApp still dominates, reveals a study by GlobalWebIndex.
Why 'Make in India' is not viable for Microsoft MobileRediff.com27 Nov 2014
All future smartphones from Microsoft will be under the Microsoft brand, which means Nokia brand will now be phased out.
Get set go! Micromax wants to take the game higher with 'YU'Rediff.com19 Nov 2014
YU will be run as a separate business, not as an extension, says Rahul Sharma.
BlackBerry India fails to be ray of hope for parentRediff.com15 Nov 2014
FY14 profit halves, dips to 4-yr low
Micromax founder to launch phone brandRediff.com14 Nov 2014
The proposed company, Yu Televentures, will import handsets from China and sell in the Indian market.
Why Bangladesh telcos deal better with dropped callsRediff.com11 Nov 2014
In Bangladesh, a call drop has more to do with network quality, while in India it is linked to spectrum shortage.
Maruti, Airtel, ITC are undisputed kings of their sectorsRediff.com10 Nov 2014
According to BSE, Bharti Airtel's revenue (on a standalone basis, excluding that from foreign operations and their subsidiaries) stood at Rs 49,919 crore (Rs 499.19 billion).
100 mn users and counting, but Facebook's India fortunes dipRediff.com8 Nov 2014
For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who visited the country for the first time in October, India might be one of his "priority markets".
From fridge, TV to mobiles, Samsung's big success in IndiaRediff.com7 Nov 2014
Samsung has been facing competition from local mobile handset makers like Micromax, Lava and Karbonn but it has maintained its lead in smartphones.
Bharti Airtel's overseas operations continue to struggleRediff.com5 Nov 2014
But, unlike its competitors, it did not have a comprehensive infrastructure back-end and required fresh investments.
'India might get sick before it gets rich'Rediff.com4 Nov 2014
In his first interview after taking over as Philips India's vice-chairman and managing director, Krishna Kumar speaks to Business Standard on how the company is readying itself for the next few decades and the increasing importance of India to Philips' global operations.
Apple's India revenue jumps 10-fold in just 4 yearsRediff.com27 Oct 2014
The company reports profit of Rs 4500 crore in FY14, up from Rs 446 crore in FY10
This time for iPhone 6, Indians queue up at midnightRediff.com18 Oct 2014
At Gurgaon's Cyberhub, Starbucks had taken special permission to keep its outlet open till late night as consumers queued for the iPhone sale to begin.
Spectrum sale may add Rs 50,000 crore to exchequerRediff.com17 Oct 2014
In return, BSNL should be allotted 1.2 MHz in the 1800-MHz band in each circle, subject to some conditions.
American premium burger chain Carl's Jr set to enter IndiaRediff.com9 Oct 2014
The brand which has been endorsed by the likes of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Padma Lakshmi will open the first outlet in New Delhi next April.
How Micromax is eating away Samsung's India pieRediff.com7 Oct 2014
The Canadian smartphone maker is banking on its platform-agnostic security and software products to make incursions in the market.
Micromax set to enter services bizRediff.com9 Sep 2014
For the next few years, the company would tap services in the areas of education, health and security, through partnerships.
Click for a hic: Order your liquor onlineRediff.com8 Sep 2014
A handful of online retailers have started offering alcoholic beverages through the e-commerce route since then. Letsbuydrink.com caters to Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Mumbai and offers imported alcoholic beverages for sale.
Spectrum auction: Trai to suggest reserve price for 3G, 4GRediff.com8 Sep 2014
For 2100-MHz, 2300-MHz and 2500-MHz bands across circles; aim to offer these with 3G and 4G in February
In India, BlackBerry sees its best hope for revivalRediff.com2 Sep 2014
It is betting on enterprise services and new launches to revive demand. But are the measures enough to steal a march on established players like Samsung and Micromax?
Companies yet to see pick up in their e-commerce segmentRediff.com19 Aug 2014
According to a 2013 CLSA report , online retail in India was worth $3.1 billion, or about 10% of the country's organised retail market
Indians high on imported spiritsRediff.com18 Aug 2014
According to International Wine and Spirits Research, India's whisky consumption doubled between 2007 and 2012 to about 1.4 billion litres.
In India, social networks get users, not moneyRediff.com22 Jun 2014
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter had 160 mn users but made less than Rs 100 cr in 2012-13
Looking for a job? Try the telecom sectorRediff.com3 May 2014
Indian telecom seems to be getting back on its feet.
Tech edge may help BSE regain market share; IPO likely by year-endRediff.com28 Apr 2014
BSE has brought in the new technology from Deutsche Bourse.
India entry may get tougher for foreign telecom firmsRediff.com3 Apr 2014
Govt likely to make security clearance mandatory for telcos irrespective of equity holding before giving licences; DoT members to meet today.
Why is spectrum auction a bonanza for tower companies?Rediff.com10 Mar 2014
Telecom tower companies likely to invest around Rs 500 crore (Rs 50 billion) to enhance network.
Viom Networks to raise Rs 1,500 cr, may list on London Stock ExchangeRediff.com24 Feb 2014
Viom Networks is planning to raise arouns Rs 1500 crore (Rs 15 billion) and is likely to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), say sources.
Why Uninor did not bid aggressively in spectrum auctionRediff.com21 Feb 2014
For Uninor, it is more important to serve customers better in existing circles rather than going for pan-India operations.
Telecom M&A guidelines: Tweaked market share definition to hit big telcosRediff.com20 Feb 2014
Sources say companies will have to keep the market share of merged entities below 50% in all circles
Telecom fares poorly on the FDI frontRediff.com15 Jan 2014
Since August 2013, FIPB has approved two FDI proposals in the telecom sector.
'Costly smartphones are affordable luxury now'Rediff.com13 Dec 2013
The company has identified India as one of the two key markets in South Asia.