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Cover Story 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 In a freewheeling interview, Max India chairman Analjit Singh shares his views on corporate restructuring, the promoter family’s role, and more. Excerpts:
entertainment: There is more to the film genre than just stylish Hollywood crime dramas
gadgets and gizmos: Bang and Olufsen enter India with a whole range of premium sound and television — and a Bluetooth speaker worth its weight in pleasure
health and fitness: 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
gadgets and gizmos: Bulging with specs, Motorola’s Turbo is meant for those who don’t want pretty, and are willing to pay
apps: Get updates on the weather, traffic, news of friends, their location, etc., through our selection of apps
book extract: Why luxury brand managers require a portfolio of skillset to work in the industry
book review: The authors approach starts from the VP canvas, which sets the stage for further design thinking, says Venkatraman S.
The Social Media Scan
social circuit: Section 66A of IT Act scrapped; Twitter adds video app to its offerings; and more
editor's letter: Professional management has made Max India a great company. Now split into three units, the group is on a new growth path
bound together: Ban on cow slaughter in BJP-ruled states negates the Modi govt’s intent of supporting the leather industry
BLINDSIDE: We need to ‘re-entrepreneurise’ India with global standards of imagination and engagement
being healthy: 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
THAT’S IT: Some video streaming has been possible for years. But never like this. Never so easy, so instant and so intimate
Verbatim: What Jamie Dimon, Arun Jaitley and Alexis Tsipras, among others, said
case study: The awareness of subcultures and what is ‘kosher’ for one vs what is not is a key aspect
case study: Is language peppering a phenomenon of the times we live in?
case study: Morality like art, means drawing a line someplace — Oscar Wilde
overview: The NDA government’s zeal to push development is not going down well with the agriculture sector
health: With chronic ailments on the rise, home healthcare services are in demand. But the industry has its own pain points
power: The government and private sector power players are engaged in a game of brinkmanship. Who’ll blink first?
energy and power: The government and private sector power players are engaged in a game of brinkmanship. Who’ll blink first?
Jottings Plus: '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
Jottings Plus: 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
Jottings Plus: India’s top telecom operators, who engaged in aggressive bidding in the latest spectrum auction, are probably headed for a do-or-die battle
jottings: Petitions filed over beef ban in Maharashtra; government going back on its promise of not levying retrospective tax; and more
transit lounge: Tim Barton, managing director, Global Academic Publishing, Oxford University Press (OUP), talks to BW’s Joe C. Mathew on publishing in India
Marketing & Advertising
standpoint: Rajiv Rajgopal, director and general manager of Decorative Paints at AkzoNobel India, discusses the marketing play behind the paint categories with Hita Gupta
research radar: More than 84 per cent of the active social media accounts are found on mobile
ad infinitum: Vodafone’s latest ads focus on high-speed Internet services and the joys of sharing Research
The Last Page
the last page: A look at how the media and entertainment industry has fared over the past few years
rendezvous: 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?
in conversation: Nobel laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus feels disruptive change is the only way to take banking to the unbanked
personal finance: They do pay. If you invest in the right one. And by right, we mean registered chit funds with healthy and long track records