Issue Dated 08 September 2014

Cover Story

Present Tense. Future Smart?

Rapid urbanisation has brought Indian cities to their knees. It’s time our policy wonks think ‘smart’
Present Tense. Future Smart?

Rapid urbanisation has brought Indian cities to their knees. It’s time our policy wonks think ‘smart’

Full story will be available on 25-Aug-2014

Time For A Realty Check

The real estate sector needs a regulator but vested interests keep getting in the way
Time For A Realty Check

The real estate sector needs a regulator but vested interests keep getting in the way

Full story will be available on 25-Aug-2014

Highway To Happier Times

Transport projects need to surmount the land acquisition hurdle, be integrated with existing networks and adopt the PPP model to succeed
Highway To Happier Times

Transport projects need to surmount the land acquisition hurdle, be integrated with existing networks and adopt the PPP model to succeed

Full story will be available on 25-Aug-2014

Housing For All: An Uphill Battle

With the homeless urban population rising by 20.5 per cent in a decade, it is time all stakeholders got into the act
Housing For All: An Uphill Battle

With the homeless urban population rising by 20.5 per cent in a decade, it is time all stakeholders got into the act

Full story will be available on 25-Aug-2014

Joining The Dots

Policy-makers should focus on linking low-cost housing to the transport grid
Towards A More Connected Future

Policy-makers should focus on linking low-cost housing to the transport grid

Full story will be available on 25-Aug-2014

Housing Millions

With the focus slowly but surely shifting to mass housing projects, the low-income groups can now hope to have a roof over their heads
Housing Millions

With the focus slowly but surely shifting to mass housing projects, the low-income groups can now hope to have a roof over their heads

Full story will be available on 25-Aug-2014

Loaned To The Limit

Realty firms are going all out to pare debt on their books and ride the expected upswing in the sector
Loaned To The Limit

Realty firms are going all out to pare debt on their books and ride the expected upswing in the sector

Full story will be available on 25-Aug-2014

Build, Build And Wait

Builders sit on months of inventory but refuse to cut prices. Buyers stay away. This state of affairs may end soon
Build, Build And Wait

Builders sit on months of inventory but refuse to cut prices. Buyers stay away. This state of affairs may end soon

Full story will be available on 25-Aug-2014

Jottings Plus

Media:

Batting For Free Media

It remains to be seen if the government partially or fully turns these recommendations into legal fiat
Batting For Free Media

It remains to be seen if the govt partially or fully turns these recommendations into legal fiat

Full story will be available on 12-Aug-2014

IT:

Why Cognizant Stumbled

Weakness in Europe, slow growth in healthcare vertical and longer sales cycle took a toll
Why Cognizant Stumbled

Weakness in Europe, slow growth in healthcare vertical and longer sales cycle took a toll

Full story will be available on 13-Aug-2014

Comment:

The Item Behind The Numbers

Tata Power and Adani Power interpret tax break differently on their balance sheets
The Item Behind The Numbers

Tata Power and Adani Power interpret tax break differently on their balance sheets

Full story will be available on 13-Aug-2014

jottings plus:

Mistry Era Kicks Off At TATA Group

The ouster of Indian Hotels CMD Raymond Bickson stamps the start of the Cyrus Mistry era in the Tata conglomerate
Mistry Era Kicks Off At TATA Group

The ouster of Indian Hotels CMD Raymond Bickson stamps the start of the Cyrus Mistry era in the Tata conglomerate

Full story will be available on 15-Aug-2014

jottings plus:

Too Big To Ignore

Industry estimates indicate that there are at least two dozen medicines where the market share of Sun-Ranbaxy is significantly higher than the threshold limit
Too Big To Ignore

Industry estimates indicate that there are at least two dozen medicines where the market share of Sun-Ranbaxy is significantly higher than the threshold limit

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

Columns

bound together:

Globalisation’s Worst Crisis

The war of sanctions between the West and Russia is the latest threat to the world trade and economy
Globalisation’s Worst Crisis

The war of sanctions between the West and Russia is the latest threat to the world trade and economy

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

Case Studies

analysis:

Analysis: The Tragedy Of Gross Neglect

A single statutory agency should be tasked with regulating issues relating to road safety
Analysis: The Tragedy Of Gross Neglect

A single statutory agency should be tasked with regulating issues relating to road safety

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

analysis:

Analysis: The Bystander Care Effect

India needs a Good Samaritan law to protect supportive bystanders from legal hassles
Analysis: The Bystander Care Effect

India needs a Good Samaritan law to protect supportive bystanders from legal hassles

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

analysis:

Analysis: Whose Life Is It Anyway?

The answers lie not in medicine but in behavioural science
Analysis: Whose Life Is It Anyway?

The answers lie not in medicine but in behavioural science

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

case study:

Case Study: Do They Serve, Who Stand And Stare?

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing” — Albert Einstein
Case Study: Do They Serve, Who Stand And Stare?

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing” — Albert Einstein

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

After Hours

BROWSING:

Anisha Motwani, Max Life Insurance

Anisha Motwani, Max Life Insurance

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

Q&A:

Q&A With Sanjay Khosla

Author Sanjay Khosla on the importance of having local leaders and new leadership rules in today’s connected world
Q&A With Sanjay Khosla

Author Sanjay Khosla on the importance of having local leaders and new leadership rules in today’s connected world

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

gadgets and gizmos:

Sizzler Of A Screen

Everything looks a treat on the Galaxy Tab S display, just the thing for someone who wants to kick back and enjoy a visual feast
Sizzler Of A Screen

Everything looks a treat on the Galaxy Tab S display, just the thing for someone who wants to kick back and enjoy a visual feast

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

LIBRARY: LEAD REVIEW:

What Great Brands Do

Anyone interested in learning about practical tools that connect brands to business growth should add this book to their cart, says Lulu Raghavan
What Great Brands Do

Anyone interested in learning about practical tools that connect brands to business growth should add this book to their cart, says Lulu Raghavan

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

gadgets and gizmos:

Two Seconds Or Nothing

It's gone in a flash. What's so special about the Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone from the company that's been called the Chinese Apple?
Two Seconds Or Nothing

It's gone in a flash. What's so special about the Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone from the company that's been called the Chinese Apple?

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

LIBRARY: BOOK REVIEW:

Good Times, A Thing Of Past?

The acquisition of Air Deccan and retention of its employees was a financial misjudgement, but it had a humanitarian aspect
Good Times, A Thing Of Past?

The acquisition of Air Deccan and retention of its employees was a financial misjudgement, but it had a humanitarian aspect

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

apps:

Making Life Simpler

Keep track of your diabetes, organise your life and translate text from any language
Making Life Simpler

Keep track of your diabetes, organise your life and translate text from any language

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

LIBRARY: BOOK REVIEW:

GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History

The book is brief, and undoubtedly an affectionate portrayal, but it may still appear dense at some points
GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History

The book is brief, and undoubtedly an affectionate portrayal, but it may still appear dense at some points

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

lifestyle:

Bridging The Gap

The living root bridges in Cherrapunjee built by Khasi villagers are one of mankind's most original inventions
Bridging The Gap

The living root bridges in Cherrapunjee built by Khasi villagers are one of mankind's most original inventions

Full story will be available on 21-Aug-2014

health and fitness:

Banish Your Workout Blues

Changing your routine, using fitness trackers and dressing for the part can keep you motivated
Banish Your Workout Blues

Changing your routine, using fitness trackers and dressing for the part can keep you motivated

Full story will be available on 21-Aug-2014

Jottings

jottings:

Bar On Bickering Babus

SLR cut to 22% is good news; various BPL estimates cloud doling out of welfare schemes; Indian and Chinese handset makers have upped the ante; and more
Bar On Bickering Babus

SLR cut to 22% is good news; various BPL estimates cloud doling out of welfare schemes; Indian and Chinese handset makers have upped the ante; and more

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

The Numbers Game

THE NUMBERS GAME:

Is India Inc. Ready To Soar?

The Q1 report card of India Inc. does not reflect the bullish trends on Dalal Street
Is India Inc. Ready To Soar?

The Q1 report card of India Inc. does not reflect the bullish trends on Dalal Street

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

The Last Page

THE LAST PAGE:

Asking For Quick Turnaround

More needs to be done to improve the grievance redressal rate in cases of unfair business prectices
Asking For Quick Turnaround

More needs to be done to improve the grievance redressal rate in cases of unfair business prectices

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

BW Events

bw events:

Growing Steadily

Launch of the BW|Businessworld Whitebook on the Indian BPM industry in Gurgaon
Growing Steadily

Launch of the BW|Businessworld Whitebook on the Indian BPM industry in Gurgaon

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

bw events:

Health Is Wealth

BW|Businessworld organised the Healthcare Summit 2014 that saw some engaging debates
Health Is Wealth

BW|Businessworld organised the Healthcare Summit 2014 that saw some engaging debates

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

Editor's Note

editors letter:

The Times They Are a-Changin’

Stay with BW to capture India’s economic nicks and nuances; the turns, and the advances
The Times They Are a-Changin’

Stay with BW to capture India’s economic nicks and nuances; the turns, and the advances

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

Ad Verbatim

verbatim:

Quotable Quotes

What Ratan Tata, AMit Mitra, John Chena and Jeff Bewkes said
Quotable Quotes

What Ratan Tata, AMit Mitra, John Chena and Jeff Bewkes said

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

Transit Lounge

transit lounge:

‘Things Will Get Better In India’

Miles E. Everson, US Advisory Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, speaks to BW’s Joe C. Mathew on the importance of advisory services
‘Things Will Get Better In India’

Miles E. Everson, US Advisory Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, speaks to BW’s Joe C. Mathew on the importance of advisory services

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

Global Scan

globescan:

Small Wonder

IBM unveils 'brain-like' chip to interpret complex datal; Malaysia Airlines to be pulled from stock market; and more
Small Wonder

IBM unveils 'brain-like' chip to interpret complex datal; Malaysia Airlines to be pulled from stock market; and more

Full story will be available on 20-Aug-2014

Start Up/ Entrepreneur

STARTUP:

Bharat Online

Travellers heading to far-flung towns and the interiors of India no longer need to rough it out — they can book hotels online
Bharat Online

Travellers heading to far-flung towns and the interiors of India no longer need to rough it out — they can book hotels online

Full story will be available on 22-Aug-2014

In Depth

COLUMN: ENERGY:

7 Deadly Sins Of Pricing Formula

The Rangarajan panel excludes about 35 per cent of global natural gas consumption from its formula
7 Deadly Sins Of Pricing Formula

The Rangarajan panel excludes about 35 per cent of global natural gas consumption from its formula

Full story will be available on 23-Aug-2014

ENERGY:

Lessons From Gas Guzzlers

India is in the throes of a gas pricing debate. It would do well to look at and learn from various models adopted by major gas producing and consuming countries
Lessons From Gas Guzzlers

India is in the throes of a gas pricing debate. It would do well to look at and learn from various models adopted by major gas producing and consuming countries

Full story will be available on 25-Aug-2014

COLUMN: ENERGY:

Pricing It Right

Competitive fuels like crude and coal will act as a natural barrier to unreasonable gas prices
Pricing It Right

Competitive fuels like crude and coal will act as a natural barrier to unreasonable gas prices

Full story will be available on 25-Aug-2014

Personal Wealth

PERSONAL WEALTH: INVESTMENT:

Ratnas In The Rough

There’s a renewed interest in the scrips of PSUs, but investors should exercise due caution
Ratnas In The Rough

There’s a renewed interest in the scrips of PSUs, but investors should exercise due caution

Full story will be available on 23-Aug-2014

In Conversation

IN CONVERSATION:

‘Self-driving Cars For All By 2020’

The Japanese carmaker’s chief planner is betting on the autonomous drive system that Nissan plans to bring
‘Self-driving Cars For All By 2020’

The Japanese carmaker’s chief planner is betting on the autonomous drive system that Nissan plans to bring

Full story will be available on 24-Aug-2014

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