Revolution on a Bullock Cart

A country that remained very poor and isolated from the international economy until the 1990s, suddenly became a global center for leading edge, information technology industries.

Entrepreneurs Redefining India’s Taxi Service

More than 98% of this industry is estimated to be unorganized with many players having as few as one, two or three cars.

Training India’s Informal Workers

“Imparting skills goes a long way in formalizing the labor economy. It leads to a change in the workers’ demographic profile and helps them settle into a long-term occupation, thus reducing frictional unemployment,”

Indian Entrepreneurs Challenges & Niches

India has experienced a steady rise in funding sources for nascent companies.

Mobile’s Dramatic Growth in India Spurs a New Era of E-Commerce

But even as e-commerce is gaining traction in India the buzz is growing around mobile transactions.

Investing in Gold

Does It Stack Up

Indian Consumer Goods Firms Go Shopping

“It is very early days to tell whether these acquisitions are a success or not,”

Global Gastronomical Delights Entice Foodies

We foresee India as a market with huge potential which is re-enforced by Indians’ traditional love for spices.

Why Indian Business Books Bomb

Indian business books about Indian businesses typically describe idiosyncratic conditions that apply only to India, which is not very useful as learning material for conducting business in developed economies.

Luxury Resurfaces in India

India has been no stranger to branded luxury. The shopping lists of Indian royalty are still remembered long after princely titles have been

Romancing the Dollar

Chidambaram has ushered in a new wave of reforms and some of the anti-FDI moves of his predecessor — and now president Pranab Mukherjee — have been watered down.

Indian Model Of Philanthropy

“India does not seem to have a culture or a model for philanthropy at a national level,” says Kela. “I do believe that we should look at successful global models and adapt them to our needs and tax structures rather than reinvent the wheel.

Family Physicians Make a Comback in India

The primary health care sector in India is around $39 billion in size but is highly fragmented.

Carmakers Turn to Expats to Steer Their Business in India

India will exceed every major European market like Germany, France and the U.K. in automotive sales and become the fourth-largest auto market by volume in the world.

India's Demographic Dividend

Half a century ago, there was only one answer to the question of India’s growing population. In a 1967 book titled Famine 1975!:

Global Luxury Brands Woo Indian Fashionistas

The density of business in Emporio is in its nascent stages and another factor is the comparatively high costs of rentals.”

Gourmet Bites

The demand for various exotic cuisines and their ingredients have increased so tremendously that everything is now easily available in India across various supermarkets and departmental stores.

Signal & The Noise

The consumer insights that come from analytics give a competitive advantage to firms that use them strategically.

Foreign Restaurant Chains Go Local

It is also necessary to develop trust. The name and the aura of an American brand are necessary to get the first customers in. But after that, they could well call themselves Jumpin Coconuts, for all the customer cares.

Why America is Losing the Race for Talent

"Brain drain is a European phenomenon. It’s an Indian phenomenon. It’s a Chinese phenomenon. It’s not an American thing. We don’t have brain drain in America."

Predators Abroad

India Inc. eyes targets abroad.

Affordable Housing in India

Whatever the definition of affordable housing, no one disputes that there is a huge shortage in this segment. A report by global property management firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) points out that according to MHUPA, the shortage of urban housing in India at the end of the 10th Five-Year Plan (2002-2007) was around 27.1 million dwellings to serve 66.3 million households.

Water For the Masses

Using innovative, low-cost solutions to provide safe drinking water in India.

Restaurant Sites Target Scale

“Indians are a lazy bunch,” laughs Goyal. “So we wanted to create something very close to their physical world. While has menus in [a] standardized format, we scanned the actual menu cards and then put them up.”

Have Global E-Tailers Missed the Bus in India?

India's base of unique Internet users has grown rapidly, reaching 120 million and expected to expand to more than 350 million by 2015. India’s unique mobile subscriber base is 600 million.

Branding a Homemade Indian Staple

Global Yogurt Franchises Attempt to Brand a Homemade Indian Staple

B-School for Rural Indian Women

The women who have been educated at MDBS have little in common with the well-heeled students in MBA programs around the world. They are an eclectic mix of ages ranging from 19 to 50. They include a potter, a spice and noodle maker, a seamstress, a goat and sheep herder, a farmer, a homemaker and a bangle vendor.

Can Indra Nooyi Revive Pepsico

It’s hard to shake the past — particularly when the past was more profitable.

Off-Shoring As a Value-Creator

So far, Indian firms have been below the radar. But now that they are bigger, and also visible thanks to the politicians going after them, the lawyers are moving in.

Socio-cultural Changes Cheer India’s Wine Market

Spread over three days and across sprawling grounds, the wine festival offered Bangaloreans an opportunity to understand the basics of wine, varietals, wine tasting and food pairing. There was also grape stomping, musical concerts, a fashion show, a display of vintage automobiles, a flea market and food stalls.

Can Telemedicine Alleviate India’s Health Care Problems

“There’s a huge, unmet health care need in our rural hinterlands. The challenge is to make health care affordable for the masses....”

India’s Education Dividend

Education can be the only leveler. It is the means to bridge the huge divide that exists between religious groups, castes and regions.

Aseema’s Value-Driven Education

Education can be the only leveler. It is the means to bridge the huge divide between religious groups, castes and regions.

Snapping a Deal

When you have nothing to show — no product, no customers, nothing — you have to do something.You have to sell your dream.

Recharging Indian Industries

A new manufacturing policy seeks to turbocharge Indian manufacturing.

Igniting India’s Dating Scene

"Immediately, the sights, smells and sounds just hit you. I’ve done a lot of traveling in my life, [but] nothing really compared to the entirely different world that India is."

Mining Data From Fashion

"There is a graveyard full of similar companies that did not get pricing, seeding and subsidizing decisions right."

Floating Entrepreneurs

Critics ridicule the project as a cheap publicity stunt.

Indians Fuel America’s Growth

Nearly half of America’s top 50 venture-funded companies have immigrant founders, and Indians top the list.

Dow Caves on Olympic Branding

Dow owns Union Carbide, the company that owned and ran a pesticide plant in Bhopal, where a gas leak in 1984 killed thousands of people in the world’s worst industrial disaster.

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