From its current depths, Sensex at
4,000 looks like an impossible target. But guess what? A quick,
decisive war in the
Gulf could actually catapult it close to
Fixing the Mess
Computerised billing and mobile phone-wielding linemen are just
two of the changes NDPL has ushered in to untangle north Delhi's
power problems. Read
Signals Did you know that interest
rates in India are almost at a 30-year low? And this may be the bottom.
Or maybe not. If you've got a call to make, here's the lowdown. more...
Far So Good CellOne, BSNL's ambitious mobile phone service,
has roped in 1.5 million subscribers. That's huge. But then, getting
the next 1.5 million isn't going to be quite so easy. more...
On Track Analjit
Singh's big-dream healthcare project, involving three tiers of clinics
and hospitals in a hub-and-spoke arrangement, nearly came apart.
But thanks to fresh loans from ADB and IFC, it's back on track. more...
Today Conclave It's a simple question with complex answers.
Will the India of tomorrow be a global pygmy or giant? Read what
some of the world's most eminent thinkers and opinion-makers had
to say at an exclusive gathering of decision-makers. more...
Jaswant Singh Finance Minister Jaswant
Singh doesn't like to bask in the glory of the tributes paid to
his Budget. Instead, he'd rather talk
about implementation. Here he is, advising us to "stand up and seize
Wine Capital While you were studying
those maps of France, our own Nashik, in Maharashtra, has quietly
emerged as India's wine capital. It takes years and years to get
it right, and Nashik's lead looks nice and sustainable. more...
Goes Pop Is the medium the message?
Sure is, going by the way Indian marketing is adapting itself to
the country's mass culturefrom K-soap-inspired
ad campaigns to a certain fizzy drink that's
fast turning into 'Coka-wa' in the Indian
Minutes: James M. Cracchiolo Meet James M. Cracchiolo,
Group President (GFS), American Express. In an exclusive interview
with BT, he explains India's role in the company's global plans,
not just as a market, but as a vital process centre. Are payment
products ripe for e-revolutionising? Read on. more...
Been watching the CDMA-versus-GSM battle from the edge of your seat,
have you? Good, battles for the technology standard are always exciting.
But what about the brand battle? Is the market really as commoditised
as it appears? Here's a brand-versus-brand look at the business. More
Web Exclusives More
So, now that we've reached the grand finale of the great game to glue
eyeballs, and Sachin Tendulkar is crowned the Big Winner, let's take
a good hard-nosed business look at the real winners. A good hard look,
that is, at what the Cup's biggest stakeholdersthe advertisersachieved
over the season.
Budget Expectations Mutual fund performance in February is typically
all about beating the Sensex, itself a function of budget expectations.
This year was slightly different, though.more...
Phobia Fear of the boss has cramped many a good career.
But until corporate cultures become
more conscious of this phobia, little can be
done to fix it. more...
Case Of Staying Hip How can Leghorn yank up sales volumes without
losing its premium edge? N. Singh of Hi-Fashion Clothing, Hyma B.
of Arvind Brands and S. Mahajan of CMASI discuss. more...
The School A clutch of schools is changing the way students
and their teachers approach education with bold experiments online.
Welcome to the brave new world of schools.more...
Ambitions Madhukar Kamath gets Mudra; Rajeev Agarwal gets
Bates; Rajat Gupta, a post-McKinsey life; Suresh Krishna, a Chinese
plant; Narayana Murthy, the Thai PM's ear; Yamini Kumar, a
noble cause; and Prasoon Joshi, award
upon award. more...