Category Archives: Business

Lord Bilimoria: Beer emperor’s plan to boost small firms

Lord Bilimoria, founder of the Cobra Beer company, has an innovative idea of how to create jobs and he should know: his firm is growing Article by Andrew Cave | Telegraph UK   Help for small businesses, better access to bank funding and immigration will feature high on the political agenda ahead of the Queen’s…

When Russi Mody made for a three-credit course

Very rarely does one person offer such instructional and inspirational value to a bunch of students It is not very often in the life of management students that by virtue of where you study, what you study and when you study, a hugely eminent business personality around you becomes the subject of study! Article by…

Govt must not interfere & allow free market forces to play in media: Sam Balsara

Sam Balsara, Chairman and Managing Director, Madison World in a freewheeling chat talks about offering a prize to anyone who can accurately state the actual budget spent on mass media for the BJP campaign, expectations from the new government, and learnings from the BJP campaign that can be applied to other industries as well. Article…

How Adar Poonawalla is boldly changing course of the family business

Ensconced in Serum Institute of India’s baroque boardroom, gazing down upon the greens of the Poonawalla Stud Farms, it’s easy enough to forget that the company makes vaccines for scary diseases like rabies, tetanus and measles right next door. But then again, that’s the Poonawallas for you. The family has built a Rs 4,000 crore…

Tata tops list of Indian firms which are most transparent in BRICS: Corruption watchdog

The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has admonished Chinese companies for their opaque business practices while praising Indian firms’ relatively high standards, in a survey of emerging market multinationals released on Thursday. China got the lowest rating of the BRICS economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), whose companies made up three quarters of the…

Businesses held by diminishing races in a crisis to stay afloat

Ratan Tata is used to being feted. So when shareholders showered effusive eulogies in the mid-August annual general meeting, the managing director of the country’s largest conglomerate hardly batted an eyelid. Basking in the assorted praise where people implored, “Don’t leave us” or “We cannot lose our Ratan,” Tata said he will step down by…

Parsis call for revival of business skills

Concerned over the community losing its entrepreneurial knack over the years, a group of Parsis has decided to inject the much-needed impetus. The World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce (WZCC), a forum for Zarathushti businessmen to meet and exchange ideas and concepts, and perhaps do business with each other, has announced a contest for Parsi-Zoroastrians to…Read More

Understanding Tata in the UK Business Scenario

IT is six months since we revealed that Tata, the owners of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), had asked the government to help the struggling British carmaker. Since then things have moved slowly – so slowly in fact that Tata might have been better off calling the AA. This week we report that the parties are…Read More