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'The soul of a business is the story, not the spreadsheets'

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 -- Adjudged marketing innovator by Time magazine and business innovator by BusinessWeek, Rishad Tobaccowala, chief growth officer at Publicis Groupe, has written his first book, Res... Read More


MEMORIES OF KASHMIR SEALED IN BREAD

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 -- Through the recent lockdown in Kashmir and losses estimated at more than $1.4 billion (around '9,800 crore), it has largely been business as usual in the age-old kandurwans, loos... Read More


Bright stars in the shadow of the Sistine

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 -- By 9am, the queue to the Vatican is already half a kilometre long. As a dutiful tourist, I feel I must see the Sistine Chapel, so I stroll about St Peter's square, waiting for th... Read More


THE RETURN OF SANIA MIRZA

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 -- The forehand flew just long. "Out," called Karteek Reddy, a rising young tennis player, rallying with Sania Mirza on a recent Friday afternoon in Hyderabad. On the other side of ... Read More


The Premier League half-time report

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 -- The English Premier League returned to action on 11 January after a hectic run of games over the festive period. There were 30 matches in eight days, from 26 December-3 January (... Read More


What chessboxing can teach you about the battles of body and mind

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 -- Kolkata, West Bengal Kolkata Chessboxing Club, Chanditala Branch Road. Run by Montu Das, the pioneer of chessboxing in India, it is also India's first chessboxing club Mumbai,... Read More


Did Jio's extra levy for outgoing calls benefit Airtel, Voda Idea?

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 -- Bharti Airtel Ltd's qualified institutional placement (QIP) and FCCB (foreign currency convertible bond) issue have reportedly received high demand from investors. The firm was l... Read More


IndusInd Bank disappoints on asset quality in Q3 as fraud rears its head

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 -- Investors didn't like IndusInd Bank Ltd's December quarter performance one bit. The angst is evident in the nearly 4% fall in the stock on Tuesday in reaction to the lender's qua... Read More


Reserve Bank's Operation Twist in vain as inflation is bringing bond vigilantes back

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 -- First they twisted. Then they swapped. And then they tripped over a bond vigilante. India's central bank may have played the bond yield curve through its Operation Twist and eve... Read More


Cement prices jump in Jan, but sustainability remains crucial

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 -- The New Year began on a happy note for the Indian cement sector. Analysts' channel checks suggested that cement producers have taken price hikes. "Prices have increased by about... Read More