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Cover story | February 1, 2015

Power sector out of coma as big investments rush in

Power sector out of coma as big investments rush in

After spending years in a coma, the power sector has risen to embrace a life of multi-million-dollar deals. Who will be the last men standing?

February 1, 2015

Editor's Note


From the Editor: January 18, 2014

Our cover story this issue looks at the dealmakers in the power sector, their ambitions, and whether these deals will change things for the overall power scenario in the country.



Book review: The Accidental Scholar

Sheth's book is a candid account of his life from a studious Marwari child to an authority on consumer behaviour and marketing

Leadership Spotlight


'Digital will form the core of co's marketing strategy'

Rohit Ohri talks to Business Today's Arunima Mishra about advertising agency Dentsu India's focus on its digital arm and how it tackled a leadership crisis.


Jagdish Sheth on life, work and more

Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University, Atlanta, speaks to Business Today about key influences in his life and more.

Pvt microgrids face challenges in villages

Heavy investment in installation naturally pushes up the price of the power supplied. Can village residents, with their limited means, afford to pay to make such plants viable?

Start-ups in e-commerce logistics gather pace

The rapid strides in the e-commerce sector can be gauged from the growth of another start-up, Quickdel Logistics, which owns the delivery brand GoJavas.

Keeping the faith

Business sentiment improved for the fifth quarter running despite little evidence of better times in the offing, reveals the Business Today-C fore Business Confidence Survey.

New payment banks to face challenges ahead

The proposed Payment Banks are expected to bring banking services to the doorstep of millions of customers in far-flung areas. But there are challenges galore.


Tackle security issues of BYOD through trust

BYOD's biggest bugbear, security, can be tackled by managing identities and applications on the device. And through trust.


Letters to the Editor

Business Today readers give feedback on magazine's coverage of the January 18, 2015 issue.



Tata Global Beverages shifts focus back to India

After moving its base to Mumbai from London, the company announced an ambitious target of becoming a Rs 30,000-crore entity by 2020 and push its India growth.

Oberoi hotels seek new markets for expansion

Oberoi wants to be in London and New York, possibly Paris, and would also like to have a presence in Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Why Warburg Pincus funded Kalyan Jewellers

How did a company, with a largely South India footprint till recently, manage to get such a high valuation, propelling its owner into the billionaire club?



Smartphone review: Micromax Yu Yureka

Micromax is the latest entrant in the "exclusively available online" smartphone space with its new range of smartphones, YU, in partnership with Cyanogen.

Revolutionary consumer technologies at CES 2015

The CES 2015 showcased revolutionary consumer technologies ranging from connected cars to virtual reality.

Offbeat gadgets showcased at CES 2015

While we await the arrival of mainstream gadgets based on these technologies later this year, here are some products that caught our attention at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas.



Aviation industry witnesses turbulent times

The aviation sector in India has destroyed more value than any other industry in recent times. Business Today decodes the Black Box.

Spectrum auction may not be well thought out

The government does not appear to have a well thought out approach to the 2G and 3G spectrum auctions. It may not be in the best interest of consumers, telecom companies and the government itself.

Whatsapp's VoIP services may hit telcos' revenue

The telecom operators have not bothered until now, because international calls are a very small portion of their overall revenue. Once the service is available to millions and starts getting used locally, the situation will be different.

India should not yield ground on IPR regime

The Indo-US talks in January, to be held just days before President Barack Obama visits India to attend the Republic Day celebrations, are part of a work plan on IPR agreed upon by both nations in November.

The way forward for PM Modi's NITI Aayog

International Management Institute Director General Bakul Dholakia and former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh discuss the way forward for the newly established NITI Aayog.

Focus on record

Business Today brings you quotes from newsmakers this past fortnight.



Business Today brings you important news from the past fortnight, which you may have missed.

B-School Debate


'Inheritors make better CEOs than professional executives'

B-School students Nupur Bansal and VS Vaidyanathan debate whether or not inheritors make better CEOs than professional executives.