Cover story | July 22, 2012
In an uncertain economy, Suveen K. Sinha unearths boutique investment
banks which are proving better at sealing deals than the big ones. It is not just the lower expenses that make them click with
clients. All six that BT spoke to insisted that their clients loved them
because they were always there for the clients.
Slowdown may help build consensus on land bill
After its introduction last year, the Land Acquisition Bill was studied by a non-partisan parliamentary committee. Though its recommendations are not binding, support for legislation in Parliament requires the government of the day to bring the committee on board. Full coverage
Coal crisis can upset India's power story
The coal crisis has caught the
government and power developers unawares. No power developer is
questioning the potential of the Indian market, but a great deal of
scepticism has crept in. The only way it can be dispelled is by assuring
developers of a steady supply of coal over the long-term.
Highway development set to enter fast lane
Despite land and funding issues, roads are being built at a healthy pace. Business Today also takes a close look at other key areas - power, airports and land acquisition - that are critical to pull in $1
trillion in investments over the next five years. Full coverage
From the Editor: July 22, 2012
At Business Today, which by the way has confirmed its position as
India's most-read business magazine and second-most-read business
publication if you include all financial dailies and magazines,
according to the latest Indian Readership Survey.
Starring: Preet Bharara, Sanjeev Sharma, Parikshit Bhasin and Llyod Mathias, Muhtar Kent, Doug Tough, Vijay Babu
Country liquor industry turns hip by going FMCG way
As drinkers of Indian-made Indian liquor get more prosperous, makers of country liquor such as Globus Spirits, Radico Khaitan, Chandigarh Distilleries and GM Breweries are slowly moving up the ladder, upgrading their technology and packaging.
Intra-group mergers come under governance spotlight
Many investor advisory firms say that intra-group amalgamations are often a ploy by promoters to stealthily enhance their control over and boost valuations of group companies - a charge vociferously denied by promoter groups.
Prakash Bajpai chases big dreams in 4G arena
When it comes to broadband, particularly the wireless kind, Prakash Bajpai is a man possessed. After building a low-cost Wi-Fi business, the man who heads Tikona Digital Networks is gearing up to take on the big boys in the mobile broadband arena.
Your cover story (Watch Your Step, July 8) aptly focussed on some of the
vital questions of the hour: ailing leadership, policy paralysis and
steps taken to revive the sinking economy.
'Restoring trust is key to rebuilding economy'
In many ways the issues facing the Indian economy are driven by the animal spirits - Trust, Confidence and Hope. If they can be restored, the Indian economy could become a beacon of hope, writes Meera Sanyal.
Ikea's entry to be a game changer for retail?
While the potential appears huge, the government's condition requiring foreign retailers to source 30 per cent of the value of their goods locally, from small enterprises, could prove a sticking point.
Why Infosys is betting big on its Shanghai campus
Defying conventional wisdom, Infosys is building an 8,000-seat campus in Shanghai. Although the announcement has astonished the industry, the company says it is building the Shanghai campus with an eye on the future. It wants to lock up people supply.
On Record/RBI's latest measures to boost economy
The market is disappointed... This creates an impression that the RBI
is comfortable with a relatively depreciating rupee rather than
initiating action to make it appreciate, says Samiran Chakraborty.
BT Ernst & Young Deal Watch
Piramal Healthcare Ltd, headed by Ajay Piramal, completed the
acquisition of US-based Decision Resources Group (DRG) for $635 million
(Rs 3,518.5 crore).
The world's best restaurant migrates to Britain for ten days during the Olympic Games.
This 900mm easy pull out drawer goes from a fridge to a freezer to an
air tight pantry, at the touch of a button. Top drawer, we say.
If shoemaking is a fine art, then the Tod's pallete is a magical blend of cuts, colours and fabrics.
A swank India Grill Room attempts to amalgamate the feisty flavours of pan-Indian gastronomy with upscale dining.
As the world gets set to witness the biggest races at the Olympics, watchmaker Omega will keep time on the sidelines.
Kamal Nandi, Executive Vice President, Godrej Appliances shares his favourite stuff.
His unfaltering love of bikes is no secret. Bollywood's resident hunk tells you how to build and take care of your own collection.
Photographer Babi Nobis and his wife and author Tina Nobis share top tips on the art.
In Switzerland, every room has a view and every building a history. Here's how Geneva's Mandarin Oriental took the story onward.
New research suggests frequent night shifts and jet lag increase your risk of diabetes and weight gain.
Pioneering a new trend in consumer experience, the ITC group has taken
brand experience and engagement to a whole new level with the launch of
the Fiama Di Wills Men website.
As the 2012 Olympics draws nearer, July is all about sport, spirit and
style. To look great on the field and off it, we help you gear up and
get your game face on.
Your smartphone's application store has a number of diet and health
related applications that make it easy to keep tabs on your calorie
intake and help you stick to a healthy lifestyle.
Being chained to your workstation or living out of a suitcase may
reflect well on your paycheque but what does being on-the-go mean for
The Damien Hirst retrospective at the Tate Modern, London, shows the artist in a light that is not necessarily flattering.
Whether you've just hit 30 or are nearing 60, there's a an exercise regime and diet that's just right for you.
In our ongoing search for peace, meditation holds the key to
contentment. It's wise to wake up to improving your mental health. After
all, it really is all in the mind.
When France met Italy in the sacred kitchens of Le Cirque, New York,
food found new meanings. Here's a story of Sirio Maccioni and how he
shaped the evolution of taste, culture and luxury.
A Spanish sculptor embarks on a creative journey, one that begins at matter and ends at mind.
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