Monthly Archives: October 2009

‘Knowledge Is The Next Big Idea In India’

When telecom engineer and entrepreneur Satyanaryan Gangaram ‘Sam’ Pitroda first pitched his idea about a possible telecom revolution in India, he told then prime minister Indira Gandhi that he wanted to elevate the telephone from being a mere instrument to conduct a conversation into a tool for social change. It was an expression that caught Read more »

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The Homeboy Natural

MS Dhoni might have come out tops in the celebrity sweepstakes but why does his ordinaryness fascinate us, asks KUNAL MAJUMDER Read more »

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New Oil In A Brand New Bottle

After 75 long years, Dalda repositions itself as a health-conscious label, says KUNAL MAJUMDER IT’S A brave attempt at a complete 180 degree transformation. Once a hydrogenated vegetable oil brand that was infamous for being not- so-friendly for the heart, Dalda, under its new owner Bunge India, is trying to create an image that reflects Read more »

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No Full Stops In Festive India

For some, the economy may be abuzz with talks of a huge price rise, but Indian buyers seem unfettered, reports KUNAL MAJUMDER BUY A 40 inch LED TV and get a 22 inch LCD TV free”; “Free luxury watches on purchases of jewellery over Rs 20,001”; “Get a chance to win a car on a Read more »

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