• Book review: 'Patriots and Partisans' February 15, 2013

    North, south; urban, rural; BIMARU, developed; Hindu, Muslim; left wing, right wing; upper caste, Dalit-these are just a handful of the 'million mutinies' brewing in India. Juxtapose this with the idea of unity, of one India and the difficulty of being a liberal person in India comes through. It is...
  • No point spoon-feeding the investor: S Mahalingam February 13, 2013

    Seturaman says that TCS chose to be more transparent and keep the investor updated rather than guiding it. ...
  • 'We continued to do well despite global crisis' March 31, 2012

    Neeraj Swaroop Age: 53 years Designation: Was regional chief executive, India & South Asia at Standard Chartered Bank. He is now the regional chief executive for South East Asia (excluding Singapore) Education: IIT, Delhi and MBA from IIM Career: Worked at Unilever, India, HDFC Bank and Bank of America Interests:...
  • Jayant Baliga's invention is a power saver February 27, 2012

    As a child, everyone has a favourite boast about their daddy. But few would have a story to match Prof Jayant Baliga's. "The first TV broadcast into a home in India occurred in my house." In true tradition of a man of science this isnt an empty boast. It really...
  • Forex and the RBI: For a few dollars more January 24, 2012

    The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), when it buys reactor components, settles bills partly in dollars and partly in rupees. These days it has been trying to convince component suppliers like Areva to take the payment entirely in rupees. This is largely to cut out the rupee depreciation...
  • Banking at high velocity: Uday Kotak November 11, 2011

    Uday Kotak Age: 52 Profile: Founder of Kotak Mahindra Bank and Indias first billionaire banker. Rich List Rank: 15 Wealth: $ 3.6 billion His Strength: -Building a team that enjoys what it does. -During every crisis, the entire top team would huddle together like a cricket team To see how...
  • In Bihar Cops Are the Problem, Not Goons June 8, 2011

    Gyaneshwar Pandey Age: 34 Career: CEO, Husk Power Systems; International Rectifier Corporation, Los Angeles Qualifications: B Tech (Electrical Engg), MS (Electric Power Engg), MS ( Power Electronics engg) Areas of interest: Reading and writing fiction Bihar and entrepreneurship: Paradoxical would you say? I dont think so. There is a lot...
  • The day of the tablet May 3, 2011

    Extinct species remain in the footnotes, but Dynabook is different. It was a concept for a handheld personal computer before the adjective 'personal' got linked to the word 'computer'. Till 2008 it remained just an ideal - a battle scar on the legacy of Alan Kay, the creator, and two...
  • The human factor - an interview with Homi Bhabha March 17, 2011

    Within the circles of literary theory, he is arguably as talked about as his atomic scientist namesake. Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg professor of the Humanities, the director of the Humanities Center at Harvard and author of many publications on cultural and literary theory. In a world...
  • Private Equity: Pricing Imagination January 6, 2011

    Time was when the initial public offering of Infosys Technologies struggled to find investors and the lead managers had to underwrite the issue. And what a killing they made! The equity stake they picked up was worth more than 11 times in just seven years despite the dotcom meltdown. This...
  • Why they won't come to teach you from Harvard April 9, 2010

    The education crisis in India is much more serious than can be solved by calling in foreign universities. ...
  • Forbes India: Sunil Mittal's bold African safari March 7, 2010

    He isn't walking into a park with plans to buy Zain Telecom's African business. ...
  • A R Rahman: Bringing together ebony and ivory January 8, 2010

    AR Rahman is bringing together Western and Eastern musical forms. ...
  • Forbes Guide: 11 books to read this year January 7, 2010

    Curl up with these reads on days when you just don't want to do anything else. ...