Issue Dated 09 February 2015

Cover Story

Who’s The Smartest Of Them All?

Smartphone brands: both local and international are in a running battle to corner the Indian market. Result: The consumer is spoilt for choice
Who’s The Smartest Of Them All?

Smartphone brands: both local and international are in a running battle to corner the Indian market. Result: The consumer is spoilt for choice

Full story will be available on 24-Jan-2015

Landing In A Mess

The NDA government’s attempt to make land acquistion easier runs into a wall of protest
Landing In A Mess

The NDA government’s attempt to make land acquistion easier runs into a wall of protest

Full story will be available on 25-Jan-2015

Jottings Plus

jottings plus:

Oil’s Well For A Fit Economy

While the government has gained by the falling oil prices, not much of the benefit has been passed on to consumers
Oil’s Well For A Fit Economy

While the government has gained by the falling oil prices, not much of the benefit has been passed on to consumers

Full story will be available on 19-Jan-2015

jottings plus:

For A Stronger IP Regime

Nineteen days. That is what it took for a government-appointed expert committee to prepare the first draft of India’s National Intellectual Property (IP) policy
For A Stronger IP Regime

Nineteen days. That is what it took for a government-appointed expert committee to prepare the first draft of India’s National Intellectual Property (IP) policy

Full story will be available on 19-Jan-2015

jottings plus:

Rate Cut Gives Markets A Leg-Up

One certain aspect about India’s first rate cut in nearly two years is that it spurred the domestic equities market to frenzy
Rate Cut Gives Markets A Leg-Up

One certain aspect about India’s first rate cut in nearly two years is that it spurred the domestic equities market to frenzy

Full story will be available on 19-Jan-2015

jottings plus:

Jinxed Power Deals

Despite paying Rs 125 crore in advance to Lanco, Adani Power has not been able to acquire the power plant in the stipulated time period
Jinxed Power Deals

Despite paying Rs 125 crore in advance to Lanco, Adani Power has not been able to acquire the power plant in the stipulated time period

Full story will be available on 19-Jan-2015

Columns

bound together:

A Not To Be Messed Opportunity

Falling oil prices and the OPEC-US fight over market share are boons for emerging economies like India
A Not To Be Messed Opportunity

Falling oil prices and the OPEC-US fight over market share are boons for emerging economies like India

Full story will be available on 19-Jan-2015

media monitor:

No Getting Away From Formula

After airing kids’ shows for a decade, Disney India is foraying into the Hindi general entertainment arena to stay relevant
No Getting Away From Formula

After airing kids’ shows for a decade, Disney India is foraying into the Hindi general entertainment arena to stay relevant

Full story will be available on 19-Jan-2015

THAT’S IT:

Life After Privacy

Technology is rapidly gobbling up our privacy — and we’re getting used to it
Life After Privacy

Technology is rapidly gobbling up our privacy — and we’re getting used to it

Full story will be available on 21-Jan-2015

Global Scan

globescan:

Back With A Bang

Charlie Hebdo’s print run hits five million; Russia’s credit rating dips; IBM launches z13; and more
Back With A Bang

Charlie Hebdo’s print run hits five million; Russia’s credit rating dips; IBM launches z13; and more

Full story will be available on 20-Jan-2015

The Social Media Scan

social circuit:

Here’s A Recap For You

Twitter’s ‘while you were away’ service; LinkedIn’s new InMail policy; and more
Here’s A Recap For You

Twitter’s ‘while you were away’ service; LinkedIn’s new InMail policy; and more

Full story will be available on 20-Jan-2015

Marketing & Advertising

ad infinitum:

The Long And Short Of It

The magic of print resurfaced with some crazy ad copy tumbling out of newspapers
The Long And Short Of It

The magic of print resurfaced with some crazy ad copy tumbling out of newspapers

Full story will be available on 20-Jan-2015

BW Events

BW Events/BW HOTELIER LAUNCH:

A Toast To A New Beginning

The first edition of BW Hotelier was unveiled by Union minister of state for culture and tourism Mahesh Sharma
A Toast To A New Beginning

The first edition of BW Hotelier was unveiled by Union minister of state for culture and tourism Mahesh Sharma

Full story will be available on 20-Jan-2015

Ad Verbatim

verbatim:

Quotable Quotes

What Salman Rushdie, Jack Maa and Narendra Modi, among others, said
Quotable Quotes

What Salman Rushdie, Jack Maa and Narendra Modi, among others, said

Full story will be available on 20-Jan-2015

Editor's Note

editors letter:

It’s A War Out There

The shifting sands of the business are a pointer to the players tweaking their strategies for an ever larger share of the Indian smartphone market
It’s A War Out There

The shifting sands of the business are a pointer to the players tweaking their strategies for an ever larger share of the Indian smartphone market

Full story will be available on 20-Jan-2015

The Last Page

Markets:

Taking Stock

Stock markets across the world are a good indicator of the health of the economy. We pick a handful of major indices to benchmark their performance vis-a-vis their country’s in the year gone by
Taking Stock

Stock markets across the world are a good indicator of the health of the economy. We pick a handful of major indices to benchmark their performance vis-a-vis their country’s in the year gone by

Full story will be available on 21-Jan-2015

People in the News

People in the news:

High Stakes

Naresh Goyal, Donald Trump, Cristiano Ronaldo, Avinash Chander and more
High Stakes

Naresh Goyal, Donald Trump, Cristiano Ronaldo, Avinash Chander and more

Full story will be available on 21-Jan-2015

After Hours

Library: Lead Review:

Blame It On Policy

Written in the aftermath of one of the worst banking crises in 2008, authors Calomiris and Haber revisit one question that is still doing the rounds: Could the Lehman Brothers have been saved? Shanti Ekambaram reviews the book
Blame It On Policy

Written in the aftermath of one of the worst banking crises in 2008, authors Calomiris and Haber revisit one question that is still doing the rounds: Could the Lehman Brothers have been saved?

Full story will be available on 21-Jan-2015

Library: Review:

To The CEO Chair

'Are You Ready For the Corner Office?' is an insightful book by executive coaches Pradipta K. Mohapatra and Ganesh Chella, says Yves Guillaume
To The CEO Chair

'Are You Ready For the Corner Office?' is an insightful book by executive coaches Pradipta K. Mohapatra and Ganesh Chella

Full story will be available on 21-Jan-2015

Library: Review:

Decide Wisely

Arvind Sethi reviews 'Left Brain, Right Stuff' by IMD Business School's Phil Rosenzweig
Decide Wisely

Arvind Sethi reviews 'Left Brain, Right Stuff' by IMD Business School's Phil Rosenzweig

Full story will be available on 21-Jan-2015

GADGETS And GIZMOS:

Double Space

The first gen YotaPhone with a dual screen is unique but leaves much to be desired
Double Space

The first gen YotaPhone with a dual screen is unique but leaves much to be desired

Full story will be available on 22-Jan-2015

Health and Fitness:

Stay Fit At Work

These simple exercises can be done while sitting at your desk in office, writes Nawaz Modi Singhania
Stay Fit At Work

These simple exercises can be done while sitting at your desk in office, writes Nawaz Modi Singhania

Full story will be available on 22-Jan-2015

Lifestyle:

Palate Trends

Where will the discerning Indian hang out for a meal this year and what will appeal to his taste buds
Palate Trends

Where will the discerning Indian hang out for a meal this year and what will appeal to his taste buds

Full story will be available on 22-Jan-2015

Apps:

Designed For The Ipad

Whether it's to listen to music or read a story, our selection of apps are best suited to the iPad
Designed For The Ipad

Whether it's to listen to music or read a story, our selection of apps are best suited to the iPad

Full story will be available on 24-Jan-2015

In Depth

telecom:

War Of The Waves

It’s spectrum auction time again. With many operators looking to expand their reach and services, a Rs 65,000-crore bonanza awaits the government
War Of The Waves

It’s spectrum auction time again. With many operators looking to expand their reach and services, a Rs 65,000-crore bonanza awaits the government

Full story will be available on 22-Jan-2015

technology:

WWW: The Hackers’ Haven

In an increasingly connected world, it pays to be careful when sharing personal information
WWW: The Hackers’ Haven

In an increasingly connected world, it pays to be careful when sharing personal information

Full story will be available on 23-Jan-2015

policy:

The Old Order Changeth

NITI Aayog with the express aim of giving states a say in the development agenda
The Old Order Changeth

NITI Aayog with the express aim of giving states a say in the development agenda

Full story will be available on 24-Jan-2015

coal:

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Thanks to the Coal Mines Ordinance, 2014, India will witness its first auction for coal block distribution
Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Thanks to the Coal Mines Ordinance, 2014, India will witness its first auction for coal block distribution

Full story will be available on 24-Jan-2015

entertainment:

Big Bet On The Small Screen

Undeterred by earlier failures, Eros readies for another shot at TV. Will it be third time lucky for the B-town biggie?
Big Bet On The Small Screen

Undeterred by earlier failures, Eros readies for another shot at TV. Will it be third time lucky for the B-town biggie?

Full story will be available on 24-Jan-2015

In Conversation

Telecom:

‘We Are Connecting The World To India’

The CEO of BT Global Services believes India has the determination to grow, and sees a big opportunity in its burgeoning banking and pharma sectors
‘We Are Connecting The World To India’

The CEO of BT Global Services believes India has the determination to grow, and sees a big opportunity in its burgeoning banking and pharma sectors

Full story will be available on 22-Jan-2015

The Numbers Game

the numbers game:

Turning The Page

Words of wisdom from American philosopher Henry David Thoreau: “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” BW | Businessworld lists the bestsellers of 2014. Here’s a treat for all bookworms...
Turning The Page

Words of wisdom from American philosopher Henry David Thoreau: “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” BW | Businessworld lists the bestsellers of 2014. Here’s a treat for all bookworms...

Full story will be available on 22-Jan-2015

Personal Wealth

investment:

Stake A Claim

When they say invest and forget, don’t take it literally. Claim your money back when it is due
Stake A Claim

When policies say invest and forget, don’t take it literally. Claim your money back when it is due

Full story will be available on 23-Jan-2015

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