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Design Thinking by Jimmy Mistry at ISME, ISDI, ISDI WPP and DICE Hospitality

Our dear friend Jimmy Mistry was invited to give a talk and lead an interactive discussion titled “Design Thinking” as a management tool to the students of ISDI and ISME Mr. Jimmy Mistry, CMD, Della Group delivered a knowledge session on "Design...
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...

What next, Karan?

The founder of Cobra beer has become a minority partner in UK, exited USA and downsized in India The Karan Bilimoria sitting across the table at House of Ming in Delhi’s Taj Mahal Hotel is not the...

The Tatas Without Ratan

He's packing his bags -- again. December 2012, when he turns 75, is the third scheduled retirement for Ratan Tata. The Tata Group has been at this inflection point twice earlier, and stepped back...

Succeeding a success

IF INDIA were a nation of gamblers, the betting on who will succeed Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata group, would be furious. Since Tata Sons, the holding company for India’s second-biggest...

Tata for Now. But What About Later?

Can the Tata Group be led by a non-Tata? That is the question the group’s chairman, Ratan Tata, has refused to answer for the public even though the leader of India’s second largest conglomerate is...

Game Changer: The TATA Nano Story

The story of the world's cheapest car begins on a rainy day in Bangalore. Ratan Tata was in the south Indian city on business and on his way to the airport. The head of India's most famous business...

Tata is Everywhere in India

Yesterday was another dull day on Wall Street. The Dow rose 2 points. Oil held at $81. Gold didn't move enough for us to remember, one way or another. By Bill Bonner The recovery continues...or so...

Ratan Tata bags award from The Economist

UK-based news magazine, The Economist, today named Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata as the winner of the eighth edition of its annual ‘Business Process Innovation Award’ for the successful development...

Yazdy Palia: Farming the Parsi Way

Farming the Parsi way CHETHALAYAM: In the wilderness, the lone Parsi farmer of the district (may be of the entire state) lives a lonely life. Enjoying the comfort of wilderness that creeps into his...

Freed Giant Emerges from Chaos

In an article about India's 61st Independance Day, there is mention of Ratan Tata. This has been bolstered by “reverse colonisation” as Indian entrepreneurs and businessmen began...

Ratan Tata: The 2008 TIME 100

By Simon Robinson Since Ratan Tata first suggested building a car that could sell for 100,000 Indian rupees ($2,500) four years ago, rival automakers have sniggered. "If you think about the...

An Accidental Millionaire: Tata

The words used most often to describe Ratan Tata are shy and loner. The 71-year-old chairperson of the Tata Group shuns the media spotlight. Quiet and unassuming, the Indian business baron drives...

Indian Business Empire Eyes Global Role

A dozen years ago, many believed that India's Tata Group - the country's oldest and largest conglomerate - was a bloated behemoth that would eventually go under. Instead, it has become a powerhouse...

Boeing partners with Tata for plane parts

Airplane maker creates partnership with India's Tata to make more than $500 million in aerospace components. Boeing and Tata have formed a joint venture for $500 million in aerospace components....

Why Blame Ratan Tata for the Nano?

That is the title of a wonderful article by Govindraj Ethiraj. It is the only sensible arguement I have read amongst all the people who are gunning for Ratan Tata for creating more traffic and chaos...

Ratam Tata Awarded the Padma Vibhushan

Ratan Tata was one of the 13 people who have been conferred with the nation's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan. It is a testament to the Tata House of Industry that successive...

How to turn a Nani into a Nano

By Bachi Karkaria Apro Ratan has allowed the masses to have an 'apri gaadi'. So we don't need Meddling Mamata's permission to continue the rah-rah, and explain why it caught everyone's imagination...

Tata Pulls Ford Units Into Its Orbit

LONDON — When Ratan Tata visited the home of the designer Ralph Lauren last autumn, the two auto enthusiasts spent much of the time in the garage, admiring Mr. Lauren’s car collection, including the...