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JRD Tata — the democratic capitalist

In today’s context, JRD would have approved of ‘Make in India’, but not the dilution of workers’ rights to attract foreign investors JRD Tata was chairman of Tatas, India’s largest industrial conglomerate for 51 years, from 1938 to 1989. He steered...
Portrait of Darius Forbes

Portrait of Darius Forbes

A portrait of a special manWriters and dramatists have a saying: ‘Show, don’t tell.’ It means to convey a thought or emotion through dialogue or action, rather than telling the audience directly....

WZCC Plan to help Parsi Entrepreneurs

WZCC Plan to help Parsi Entrepreneurs

World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce – India (WZCCI) and WZO Trust Funds (WZOTF) are delighted to announce a joint plan to support entrepreneurs / professionals / start-ups by funding selected...

Shakeup at House of Tatas: Ratan Back !

Shakeup at House of Tatas: Ratan Back !

The board of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, has unexpectedly replaced Cyrus Mistry as chairman. Ratan Tata has been named as interim chairman and a selection committee has been...

The forgotten characters of Tata Steel

The forgotten characters of Tata Steel

IN SEPTEMBER 1945, E. M. Forster, who had been hired by George Orwell to host a literary programme for BBC’s India service, chose to discuss a slim book called “A Steel Man in India”. It was a...

Jamsetji Tata: Swadeshi Capitalist

Jamsetji Tata: Swadeshi Capitalist

Professor Sunil Khilnani explores the life and legacy of the industrialist Jamsetji Tata, one of a series of remarkable individuals who have made India what it is today. Tata played a vitally...

Draw My Life: Ratan Tata

Draw My Life: Ratan Tata

Watch as Vir Sanghvi takes us through the life story of one of the most philanthropic industrialists of India-Mr. Ratan Tata, in the latest episode of #DrawMyLife

The Original Shippers: Cowasjee’s of Karachi

There is an old sign from the Colonial era that reads ‘Cowasji’ outside the brick structure of the Cowasjee building in Karachi’s port area, Keamari. Inside, 86-years-old Cyrus Cowasjee’s office...

The men of steel with a softer side

Tata, the Indian company that owns Tetley Tea and Jaguar Land Rover, prides itself on its ethics - 66% of the business is owned by charities. Its unique character was shaped by the passions of its...

The Greening of the House of Tatas

How a dedicated team converted a 90-year-old heritage structure into a benchmark for environment-friendly buildings. Article by Manisha Singhal | Business Today As early as in the late 1880s,...

The Godrej Game-Plan

  Ace industrialist Adi Godrej, Chairman of the 117-yearold Godrej Group and one of India’s leading business icons, has led the company’s shift from being a family enterprise to a modern...

Adi Burjor Godrej Awarded Padma Bhushan 2013

Adi Burjor Godrej is the Chairman, The Godrej Group, Godrej Industries, India He got a Master's in Management, from MIT, US. Formerly, served as Chairman and President of industry associations and...

Anu Aga: A Profile

69-year-old Anu Aga, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, is known as much for her social work and activism as her business accomplishments. Published by NDTV In 2004, she retired as...

Ratan Tata: The Nano Heads Overseas

India's cheapest car, the Nano, is heading overseas, says Tata group head Ratan Tata. After introducing its now famous so-called $2500 car, the Nano, to the streets of its home country, India's Tata...