10 best fund managers
in India, according to a
numbers- plus exercise
carried out by BT and Mutualfundsindia.com..
Monday The inside story on why the
stock market crashed 564 points on Monday, May 17, 2004. Read
Rush Hour A strategic need to protect
rather than any hope of reaping significant advertising or readership
leading to a flurry of new newspaper
launches in Mumbai. more...
The Dragon Far from fearing China, a clutch of Indian
companies has set up shop in the
country to take advantage of its superior infrastructure, cheap labour,
investor-friendly bureaucracy. more...
In From The Cold With
Niall Booker at the helm, a
resurgent HSBC is going hell for
leather after growth. With or without the acquisition of UTI Bank. more...
Of Age In sharp contrast to its previous performance,
the Indian School of Business has romped home this year with the highest
rupee and dollar salaries of all B-schools. more...
Dough In Downloads A
nascent, but rapidly growing market for "mobile data content" promises
to spawn a new, lucrative industry that could be worth over Rs 5,000
crore in another five years. more...
Krishna Bharat on where India
figures in Google's scheme
of things. more...
Say 'Maggi', you get '2 minutes' in response. But the brand is talking
'5' all of a sudden.
As Ad Adrenalin
There is nothing like the adrenalin shot of a competitor you can't
take your eyes off, according to many a marketer. Competition is just
what every brand needs. Has competition from Joyco's PimPom lollipops,
for instance, helped Alpenliebe turn in the advertising performance
that makes it so popular?
Contest 'Thanda matlab' Coca-Cola owes some of its success to the very
very of Pepsi as an archrival.
Document-Savvy Don't just sit there and nod. Organise your
papers. This is a must-do that cannot be put off till you find the
Year of Living Dangerously… A globalising India Inc. realises the perils
of doing business in the big bad world, but also discovers the science
of risk management. more...
Lean Trick Another way to look at what makes
Toyota tick, a book of brain-wrackers
devised in India and a survival guide for outsourcers to India. more...
Mirror-busters Indian advertising has discovered a brood
of ugly ducklings who have nary a chance of turning into beautiful
swans. Hans Christian A. may not approve, but everyone else sure
People Starring L.M.-B.M. Thapar Group's Gautam Thapar,
S. Ramadorai of TCS, political newbie Navin Jindal, Ranjan Kapur
of WPP, Indra Subramanyam of Ehrlich Laboratory, and Rajan and Anil
Nanda of Escorts.more...