Business Today

Cover story | March 1, 2015

How the Indian economy has changed over the past 10 years

How the Indian economy has changed over the past 10 years

We take a closer look at the changing contours of the economy over the past decade.

What the Budget can do for India's workforce

A million Indians join the workforce every month. What can Arun Jaitley's Budget and Narendra Modi's Make in India do for them?

Why venture funds can't raise money in India

Most of the India-dedicated funds have been raised from offshore investors and nearly all the capital is raised in the US.

Budget 2015 should focus on job creation, growth

Panellists at Business Today's pre-Budget discussion want the government to take steps to accelerate economic growth, boost investment and create jobs.

Outsourced aerospace production gains traction

According to some estimates, Airbus Group alone sourced over $300 million worth of products and services from India in 2013/14. The figure was $200 million in 2011/2012.

Editor's Note


From the Editor: March 1, 2015

Business Today's editor Prosenjit Datta introduces the magazine's March 1, 2015 issue.

News Maker


My remit is beyond just monetary policy: Raghuram Rajan

In an exclusive interview with Business Today, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan talks about monetary policy, Indian economy, inflation and more.



Book Review: The Huawei Story

Huawei has a relentless focus on consumer centricity and innovation, and at its core is the management style of its founder Ren Zhengfei.

Book Review: Supermarketwala by Damodar Mall

Veteran retailer Damodar Mall takes us on an exciting journey through India's stores in his book 'Supermarketwala - Secrets to Winning Consumer India'.



'We are not talking advertising any more'

Gustavo Martinez, who recently took charge of Global CEO of oldest ad agency J. Walter Thompson speaks to BT's Chitra Narayanan on his plans and action ahead. Excerpts-

People Business

Here's a list of people who made news during the last fortnight.



Online travelling agencies are exploring new routes

Declining revenues force online travel agencies to explore routes beyond domestic air travel.



With Vaya Finserv, Vikram Akula makes a comeback

The SKS Microfinance founder, who had to unceremoniously exit in 2011, is giving final touches to the application for a small finance bank for his start-up VAYA Finserv.

GetMyPeon makes life of busy Mumbaikars easier

Bharat Ahirwar, co-founder of GetMyPeon - a Mumbai-based errand-running service rolled out in 2012 - talks of why Mumbai needed such a company.

Budget hotels have lost shine in hospitality industry

High capital costs, long development time and poor room rates are impacting the return of capital employed (ROCE), making investors impatient and piling on the pressure on hotel operators.


Letters to the Editor

Business Today readers give feedback on magazine's coverage of the February 15, 2015 issue.



How HR executives should handle industrial relations

Top HR executives in Delhi-NCR discuss ways to handle industrial relations, and the need to groom young leaders.



Mapping apps offer much more than what you know

We often ignore the potential of mobile services that are free to use - mapping apps, for instance. They offer much more than turn-by-turn voice navigation.



Can Indians innovate in India?

The talent is there, the capital is there, the ability to take risks is there. Perhaps what is lacking are role models of product innovators.

Why ad firms are hiring social media planners

The social media juggernaut rolls on, gathering ad spends in its wake as brands are parking more and more of their campaigns on platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



Benefits of economic growth are yet to reach the poor

India is set to emerge as the fastest-growing major economy within a year, according to the World Bank and IMF. However, the benefits of growth are yet to reach the poor.

On Record

Here's a look at the famous statements made by eminent people recently.

US N-deal not enough to meet atomic power plans

The country may find it near impossible to operationalise the civil nuclear deal with the United States without convincing Japan to come onboard.

PSBs may have to pitch in for other govt stake sales

If the Coal India equity sale is anything to go by, state-run banks and financial institutions must prepare to put up to Rs 19,000 crore into government coffers.



Upcoming events in February 2015


People and events that made news recently.