Issue Dated 04 May 2015

Cover Story

The Power Of Three

Max India has decided to demerge its businesses. While the timing is spot on, with the insurance sector opening up and the ‘Make In India’ push, it remains to be seen if investors take the bait
The Power Of Three

Max India has decided to demerge its businesses. While the timing is spot on, with the insurance sector opening up and the ‘Make In India’ push, it remains to be seen if investors take the bait

Full story will be available on 14-Apr-2015

'Earn Her Own Stripes'

In a freewheeling interview, Max India chairman Analjit Singh shares his views on corporate restructuring, the promoter family’s role, and more. Excerpts:
‘My Daughter Will Have To Earn Her Stripes’

In a freewheeling interview, Max India chairman Analjit Singh shares his views on corporate restructuring, the promoter family’s role, and more. Excerpts:

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

After Hours

entertainment:

A Nod To Noir

There is more to the film genre than just stylish Hollywood crime dramas
A Nod To Noir

There is more to the film genre than just stylish Hollywood crime dramas

Full story will be available on 14-Apr-2015

gadgets and gizmos:

Some Serious Sound

Bang and Olufsen enter India with a whole range of premium sound and television — and a Bluetooth speaker worth its weight in pleasure
Some Serious Sound

Bang and Olufsen enter India with a whole range of premium sound and television — and a Bluetooth speaker worth its weight in pleasure

Full story will be available on 14-Apr-2015

health and fitness:

Depression Goes To Work

Dr Alok Sarin, Consultant Psychiatrist at New Delhi’s Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research speaks to Mala Bhargava about why it’s important to talk about depression at work
Depression Goes To Work

Dr Alok Sarin, Consultant Psychiatrist at New Delhi’s Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research speaks to Mala Bhargava about why it’s important to talk about depression at work

Full story will be available on 14-Apr-2015

gadgets and gizmos:

Whopper Of A Phone

Bulging with specs, Motorola’s Turbo is meant for those who don’t want pretty, and are willing to pay
Whopper Of A Phone

Bulging with specs, Motorola’s Turbo is meant for those who don’t want pretty, and are willing to pay

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

apps:

All Weather Apps

Get updates on the weather, traffic, news of friends, their location, etc., through our selection of apps
All Weather Apps

Get updates on the weather, traffic, news of friends, their location, etc., through our selection of apps

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book extract:

The ‘M’ Of Luxury

Why luxury brand managers require a portfolio of skillset to work in the industry
The ‘M’ Of Luxury

Why luxury brand managers require a portfolio of skillset to work in the industry

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book review:

What Customers Want

The authors approach starts from the VP canvas, which sets the stage for further design thinking, says Venkatraman S.
What Customers Want

The authors approach starts from the VP canvas, which sets the stage for further design thinking, says Venkatraman S.

Full story will be available on 16-Apr-2015

The Social Media Scan

social circuit:

Freedom Restored

Section 66A of IT Act scrapped; Twitter adds video app to its offerings; and more
Freedom Restored

Section 66A of IT Act scrapped; Twitter adds video app to its offerings; and more

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Editor's Note

editor's letter:

Unlocking Value

Professional management has made Max India a great company. Now split into three units, the group is on a new growth path
Unlocking Value

Professional management has made Max India a great company. Now split into three units, the group is on a new growth path

Full story will be available on 14-Apr-2015

Columns

bound together:

Clash Of Hindutva And Trade Policy

Ban on cow slaughter in BJP-ruled states negates the Modi govt’s intent of supporting the leather industry
Clash Of Hindutva And Trade Policy

Ban on cow slaughter in BJP-ruled states negates the Modi govt’s intent of supporting the leather industry

Full story will be available on 14-Apr-2015

BLINDSIDE:

Small Is Still Very Beautiful

We need to ‘re-entrepreneurise’ India with global standards of imagination and engagement
Small Is Still Very Beautiful

We need to ‘re-entrepreneurise’ India with global standards of imagination and engagement

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being healthy:

Cheating Your Way To Be Slim

Some tricks that won’t even make you feel like you’re on a diet and still you’ll lose a couple of kilos pretty soon
Cheating Your Way To Be Slim

Some tricks that won’t even make you feel like you’re on a diet and still you’ll lose a couple of kilos pretty soon

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

THAT’S IT:

Up Periscope, Up Meerkat

Some video streaming has been possible for years. But never like this. Never so easy, so instant and so intimate
Up Periscope, Up Meerkat

Some video streaming has been possible for years. But never like this. Never so easy, so instant and so intimate

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

Ad Verbatim

Verbatim:

Quotable Quotes

What Jamie Dimon, Arun Jaitley and Alexis Tsipras, among others, said
Quotable Quotes

What Jamie Dimon, Arun Jaitley and Alexis Tsipras, among others, said

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Case Studies

case study:

Analysis: Responsible Democracy

The awareness of subcultures and what is ‘kosher’ for one vs what is not is a key aspect
Analysis: Responsible Democracy

The awareness of subcultures and what is ‘kosher’ for one vs what is not is a key aspect

Full story will be available on 14-Apr-2015

case study:

Analysis: Text Colour And Font Size

Is language peppering a phenomenon of the times we live in?
Analysis: Text Colour And Font Size

Is language peppering a phenomenon of the times we live in?

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

case study:

From Profane To Profound

Morality like art, means drawing a line someplace — Oscar Wilde
From Profane To Profound

Morality like art, means drawing a line someplace — Oscar Wilde

Full story will be available on 16-Apr-2015

In Depth

overview:

Modi Lands In Trouble

The NDA government’s zeal to push development is not going down well with the agriculture sector
Modi Lands In Trouble

The NDA government’s zeal to push development is not going down well with the agriculture sector

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

health:

Hospital Comes Home

With chronic ailments on the rise, home healthcare services are in demand. But the industry has its own pain points
Hospital Comes Home

With chronic ailments on the rise, home healthcare services are in demand. But the industry has its own pain points

Full story will be available on 16-Apr-2015

power:

Power Play

The government and private sector power players are engaged in a game of brinkmanship. Who’ll blink first?
Power Play

The government and private sector power players are engaged in a game of brinkmanship. Who’ll blink first?

Full story will be available on 16-Apr-2015

energy and power:

Power Play

The government and private sector power players are engaged in a game of brinkmanship. Who’ll blink first?
Power Play

The government and private sector power players are engaged in a game of brinkmanship. Who’ll blink first?

Full story will be available on 16-Apr-2015

Jottings Plus

Jottings Plus:

Upping The Game

'Becoming No.1 in viewership is not necessarily our objective. We want to become the most influential among the business leaders," says Justin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media Group
Upping The Game

'Becoming No.1 in viewership is not necessarily our objective. We want to become the most influential among the business leaders.'

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

Jottings Plus:

Trade Truths

As India unveils a new trade policy, there is candid admission that subsidies and sops alone cannot push foreign trade beyond a point in a globalised world
Trade Truths

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

Jottings Plus:

Tough Times Ahead For Top Telcos

India’s top telecom operators, who engaged in aggressive bidding in the latest spectrum auction, are probably headed for a do-or-die battle
Tough Times Ahead For Top Telcos

India’s top telecom operators, who engaged in aggressive bidding in the latest spectrum auction, are probably headed for a do-or-die battle

Full story will be available on 16-Apr-2015

Jottings

jottings:

It’s Getting Quite Fishy

Petitions filed over beef ban in Maharashtra; government going back on its promise of not levying retrospective tax; and more
It’s Getting Quite Fishy

Petitions filed over beef ban in Maharashtra; government going back on its promise of not levying retrospective tax; and more

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

Transit Lounge

transit lounge:

‘We Want To Be India’s Oxford’

Tim Barton, managing director, Global Academic Publishing, Oxford University Press (OUP), talks to BW’s Joe C. Mathew on publishing in India
‘We Want To Be India’s Oxford’

Tim Barton, managing director, Global Academic Publishing, Oxford University Press (OUP), talks to BW’s Joe C. Mathew on publishing in India

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

Marketing & Advertising

standpoint:

We Are Focused On Promoting Core Brands

Rajiv Rajgopal, director and general manager of Decorative Paints at AkzoNobel India, discusses the marketing play behind the paint categories with Hita Gupta
We Are Focused On Promoting Core Brands

Rajiv Rajgopal, director and general manager of Decorative Paints at AkzoNobel India, discusses the marketing play behind the paint categories with Hita Gupta

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

research radar:

Social Media On Mobile

More than 84 per cent of the active social media accounts are found on mobile
Social Media On Mobile

More than 84 per cent of the active social media accounts are found on mobile

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

ad infinitum:

Making Share Easy

Vodafone’s latest ads focus on high-speed Internet services and the joys of sharing Research
Making Share Easy

Vodafone’s latest ads focus on high-speed Internet services and the joys of sharing Research

Full story will be available on 15-Apr-2015

The Last Page

the last page:

Action Replay

A look at how the media and entertainment industry has fared over the past few years
Action Replay

A look at how the media and entertainment industry has fared over the past few years

Full story will be available on 16-Apr-2015

In Conversation

rendezvous:

‘Will Overtake Pernod Ricard In Two Years’

After Vijay Mallya’s mighty fall from grace, Kishore Chhabria has donned the mantle of India’s largest liquor baron. Will his Allied Blenders & Distillers be able to take on global giants and thrive?
‘Will Overtake Pernod Ricard In Two Years’

After Vijay Mallya’s mighty fall from grace, Kishore Chhabria has donned the mantle of India’s largest liquor baron. Will his Allied Blenders & Distillers be able to take on global giants and thrive?

Full story will be available on 16-Apr-2015

in conversation:

‘Need A Bank For The Poor’

Nobel laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus feels disruptive change is the only way to take banking to the unbanked
‘Need A Bank For The Poor’

Nobel laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus feels disruptive change is the only way to take banking to the unbanked

Full story will be available on 17-Apr-2015

Personal Wealth

personal finance:

Chit (Not Cheat) Funds!

They do pay. If you invest in the right one. And by right, we mean registered chit funds with healthy and long track records
Chit (Not Cheat) Funds!

They do pay. If you invest in the right one. And by right, we mean registered chit funds with healthy and long track records

Full story will be available on 17-Apr-2015

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