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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....”

$10 Million Bail for Rajat Gupta

Rajat Gupta is accused of giving Galleon's Raj Rajaratnam insider information on Proctor & Gamble and Goldman Sachs in 2008 and 2009 in civil and criminal complaints unsealed today.

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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.

The Vanity Deal

Why Indian firms are on a buying spree.

What Mumbai’s Dabbawalas Know That its Taxi Drivers Don't

Does India have the resources, structures and innovation to meet the challenges of the coming decade?

Saving Capitalism from Capitalists

We may be headed for a fairly long economic downturn, Far from improving, Western economies could slide into a double dip recession. We could be sitting on a powder keg, which will explode.

India’s Luxury Market

Unlocking consumers’ taste for the finer things.

The Changing Indian Business Landscape

Does India have the resources, structures and innovation to meet the challenges of the coming decade?

Raj Rajaratnam Sentenced to 11 Years

Galleon Fund's Raj Rajaratnam is sentenced to 11 years in prison, fined $10 million and ordered to forfeit almost $54 million.

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The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

The American Century, proclaimed so triumphantly at the start of World War II, will be tattered and fading by 2025, its eighth decade, and could be history by 2030.


Curbing corruption through citizen empowerment.

Spam Nation

Nearly 1 in 7 spam messages originate in India, according to report by Kaspersky Lab. Malicious attachments, often designed to steal users’ financial date, were

Amul Whipped Up Over Mayonnaise

India’s largest food brand Amul is suing Hindustan Unilever for ads that promote its mayonnaise product as being “better than butter.”

$99 Pepper Tablet

The tablet features an 800-megahertz processor, 256 RAM, 4GB memory and works both on wireless Internet and 3G networks.

Million Job Vacancies in India

People with specialised knowledge are few and there are many other lucrative offers from the private sector.

Half of Indians looking for a change

Around two-third of workers under the age of 24 are seriously considering leaving their current job, the survey found.

$25 Million Judgment

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has won a $24.6 million default judgment against Deep Shah, a fugitive in the Galleon insider trading case.

India Third Largest GDP by 2025

India could have the world’s third largest GDP by 2025 if its present growth rate holds, according to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

BPO Sector Exempt from Data Rules

The $14-billion Indian BPO industry has been exempted from tough new data protection rules introduced by the government.

No Bites at Buffet

Warren Buffett insurance debut in India is sputtering. The company, which introduced online auto insurance policies in March, sold just 30 policies monthly between April to July.

Lists for Fools

The richest people and companies — such as Fortune magazine’s list of the world’s largest companies or the world’s richest — are atleast based on measurable criteria of wealth, and even they hit and miss, because not all assets are in accessible public databases.

My Summer at an Indian Call Center

Lessons learned: Americans are hotheads, Australians are drunks — and never say where you’re calling from.

Indian Exports to Top $300 Billion

India is aiming to top $300 billion in exports in the current fiscal year.

Serving it Hot

Will food channels whet the appetites of Indian television viewers?

2011 Feels Like 1980 Again

Casting a glance back at how India appeared to the outside world just a few months ago is rather like looking at grainy footage of yesteryear: a booming economy, IT whiz-kids making waves all over the globe, top ranking in international Test cricket, the ICC Cricket World Cup in the bag, Bollywood on the roll.

Gurgaon: Corporate City

The once backwater village in Haryana is now littered with the campuses and offices of major multinational corporations of every stripe and industry.

Global Remittances

India topped global remittances again this year with $53.1 billion in inward remittances in 2010.

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