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Raghunandan Kamath THE ICE-CREAM MAN

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- Thirty-five years ago, a young man from rural Karnataka set up one of Mumbai's first artisanal ice-cream parlours in a 400 sq. ft store. Today, Naturals has over 135 outlets acros... Read More


Bubbling mud and ever-burning flames in Baku

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- We leave our comfortable Mercedes minivan and jump into a Lada taxi to drive to the famous mud volcanoes of Gobustan in Azerbaijan. My husband and I are amused both by the battere... Read More


Can beer hop from craft to corporate?

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- The craft beer industry is abuzz with the news of two multinational beverage companies, Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev and United Breweries, which control three-fourths of India's beer... Read More


The wise, mad folk of Gotham

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- Goat-ham, ma'am?" I looked around wildly. I could have sworn I had stepped into a newsagent's and not a butcher's. The racks of newspapers and magazines, the high shelves of alco... Read More


How bollywood is rewriting history

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- In 1953, Sohrab Modi made Jhansi Ki Rani, a Hindi film about Lakshmibai, one of the leaders of the 1857 rebellion. As the British forces start bombarding her fort, the queen asks ... Read More


Once bitten, twice prepared: AI sale needs better scheduling

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- After the faux pas with the Air India sale process last year, the government is making its second, and final, attempt to find a buyer. Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri t... Read More


Power production dims GDP outlook

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- Is the pace of 4.5%, the slowest in six years, the lowest point of India's gross domestic product growth? While there is no easy answer to that question, the dimming lights in th... Read More


When will Reliance Industries bring Jio's aggression to JioFiber tariffs?

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- Unlike the big-bang launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd's mobile broadband services three years ago, the company's plans for its fixed broadband services, under the JioFiber tag, ... Read More


Stocks hitting their 52-week lows soar with Sensex, Nifty

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- A rising tide tends to lift all boats. But not in the current rally going on in the Indian stock markets. While the bellwether Sensex achieved a new high on 28 November, a large n... Read More


Ujjivan's road to dilution to begin on a good note

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- The success of any share sale, more so for an initial public offering (IPO), is the pricing of the share. In that, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank may have hit a sweet spot. Through t... Read More