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The Yoga Gurus Behind India’s Hottest Consumer Products

Meet the Indian gurus behind the brands challenging some of the planet’s biggest companies.

Target H1B Visas

Trump has described H-1Bs as a “cheap labor program” subject to “widespread, rampant” abuse.

Sales at Trump Tower Mumbai Have Chilled

Real estate and politics are often intertwined in India, and the Lodha family is well-placed at the intersection of the two endeavors.

Can an Ethnic Beverage Brand Challenge Coca-Cola in India

Paper Boat, a fledgling Indian brand from Bangalore-based Hector Beverages, is aiming to hold its own in the country against global giants like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.

A Botched Experiment

Clearly the government had neither planned nor thought through the full implications and impact of this massive economic experiment.

How Whatsapp is Giving Freedom to Housewives

A year ago, when 28-year-old Soma Chatterjee Maiti started using the mobile messaging app WhatsApp, she did not know that one day the platform

Walmart vs. Amazon: Is India The Next Battleground

Earlier this year, the world’s largest online retailer became the second-largest online marketplace in the country by shipments and gross merchandise value.

Authentically Yours

Foreign gourmet chains are now serving original menus and authentic flavors to discerning Indian foodies, tired of masala French fries and paneer pizzas.

Demonetization in India: Who Will Pay The Price?

There are also questions over whether the “masterstroke” is masterful enough.

Modern Indian Cuisine

Unlike its French counterpart, wherein nouvelle cuisine was characterized by inspirations from regional instead of classique dishes, or modern Japanese, which heavily incorporated American flavors, modern Indian cuisine turns to Indian cooking legacy not just for ingredients, but also techniques.

Innovation in Emerging Markets

Why innovations succeed or fail in emerging markets.

The Spice is Right

Chefs in India say it is also an exciting time as many Michelin star chefs are travelling to India to experience real Indian cuisine.

Handloom Turns Hip

The conventional is not uncool and vintage is the new alternative has awakened the handloom to a younger, more evolved clientele.

India's Ed Tech Start Ups Opportunities And Challenges

The startups are finding out that doing business is not as simple as learning ABC.

A Higher Power

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali is winning friends, influencing customers, and scaring the hell out of big business players.

India’s New Bankruptcy Law A Gamechanger

Indians can finally go legally broke. With the passage of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Bill by both Houses of Parliament in May, a set of at least 12 archaic pieces of legislation — has been consigned to the history books.

Ayurveda Goes Chic

The talk in champagne circles that ranged from botoxed bosoms to derma fillers, has quietly morphed to mindful massages and the benefits of Ayurveda.

Return to Organic

As a new generation of millennial Indians reinforced the concept of healthy, there has been a growing desire to bring back the simple, unadulterated techniques of the past.

India’s Smart Cities

The objective of India’s smart cities program is “to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘smart’ solutions.

Bottom Up: I Paid a Bribe

It is individual citizens who frequently feel the direct effects of corruption, so why not put the individual at the center of efforts to weed out corrupt practices?

Online Startups Steer Medical Tourists

Chennai, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi-NCR are the most favored medical tourism destinations for foreigners who avail treatments in India.

Can App-only Succeed

Where the user knows what to buy and where to click, like in groceries or calling a cab, the app will precede the desktop. But where the buyer wants to browse before buying, websites get preferred.

A Budget for Rural Growth

Rectifying some egregious anomalies may be good not only from a fiscal and welfare perspective, but also from a political economy welfare perspective, lending credibility to other market-oriented reforms.

Nod to Native

When designers say that they are bringing about important and edgy detailing into our historical mode of dressing, we can say that Indian fashion is gaining currency and classical fashion may not yet have seen its last hurrah.

Asian Brand Mind

The clear message is that different countries in East and West perceive luxuries very differently.

How Facebook Lost Face in India

Zuckerberg’s dream of being a pivotal part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India program has received a severe setback.

The Promise and Perils of Dynamic Pricing

some experts are skeptical that dynamic pricing like that used in the Atom experiment will spread to other movie theater chains.

Netflix in India: Will it be a Blockbuster

Netflix will need to grapple with its strategy — whether to be a mass or niche player.

Despite Stalled Reforms in 2016 India Remains Oasis of Opportunity

Amidst a scenario of global slowdown, the Indian economy today looks like an oasis of opportunity.

Assisted E-Commerce

With the big boys virtually exhausting the online shoppers, the focus is now on the new space to reach the people who are either not on internet or don’t shop online.

How Emerging Multinationals Are Embracing Social Responsibility

Mounting and sustaining social initiatives takes time, talent and resources.

What Urban Design Reveals about Economic Development

The geographical shape of an urban area is key to understanding its economic development.

Threatened Pharmacy of The World

The Indian pharmaceutical industry accounts for 8 percent of global production and nearly 20 percent of the world’s generic supply.

Grocery Shopping Goes Online

In the past year or so, India has seen a virtual mushrooming of online grocery portals, with some even promising free delivery on the same day.

How Data Analytics Is Shaping What You Watch

There are sometimes things analytics cannot measure effectively, at least at not given the current state of the art.

Will India’s New Focus on Financial Inclusion Pay Off

This is the first time in the history of India’s banking sector that the RBI is giving out differentiated licenses for specific activities.

Turbulence in the Skies: Indian Aviation Takes New Flight

Today’s aviation industry suffers from a “bullwhip effect.

Shooting for Start-up Success? Take a Detour

Star t-ups have to be smart in the way they execute a temporary cooperation switchback strategy.

A Pharma Payment A Day Keeps Docs’ Finances Okay

New data on payments from drug and device companies to doctors show that many doctors received payments on 100 or more days last year. Some received payments on more days than they didn’t.

Is Cultural Fit a Disguise For Bias

It is an incredibly vague term, and it’s a vague term often based on gut instinct

The Mobile Wars

The move to more personalized services could also provide an opening for other entrants into the market.

China’s 80 to 1 Advantage

India’s e-commerce sales in 2014 were $5.3 billion— 80 times smaller than China’s $426.26 billion and 58 times smaller than the United States’ $305.6 billion.

Maggi Stews A Soup

Though Nestle has challenged the findings in court, it has taken a $45 million hit to withdraw and destroy the noodles.

Renewable Costs

Critics say the actual increases from committing to renewables will be higher than the federal estimates.

Old Brands New Tricks

To really reinvigorate the classic brand have had to figure out what people really valued about the brand.

Oneline Groceries in India Will Consumers Bite

India is the sixth largest grocery market in the world and one of the fastest growing markets for online groceries.

Optimistic Investments

Although many people express optimism about India’s prospects in public, they are often skeptical in their private discussions.

The Apple Watch Can Learn From Google Glass

In a tale of two wearables, dueling tech giants, both known for innovation and deep pockets, have taken contrasting approaches as they enter new product categories.

Collective Consciousness

According to eMarketer, India is set to become Twitter’s largest market after the U.S. with a projected 40 million users by 2018, up from 17 million this year.

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