Category Archives: Business

Articles written by Kunal Majumder on business and industry

Mine Or Everybody’s?

A NEW BILL SEEKS TO INCLUDE LOCALS AS MINING PARTNERS, SAYS KUNAL MAJUMDER RAMANNA, THE CPI(Maoist) leader, has cited 96 of the 102 MOUs signed between the Chhattisgarh government and the mining companies as one of the leading provocations for the Dantewada massacre. “These multinationals continue to loot the natural wealth, leading to mass displacements,” Read more »

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The Fifty-Fifty City

Legal and illegal trades flourish side by side and there’s something for everybody in Meerut, says 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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Lather-Day Icons Fade Out

Two iconic ads, the Liril Girl and the Onida Devil, quietly went off the market. KUNAL MAJUMDER finds the reasons for their success and the change ONE WAS purely sinful and the other literally satanic: a bikiniclad nymphet bathing under a waterfall with her favourite soap and in the other, the Devil himself tempted you Read more »

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