Anytime farm: Polyhouse crop, safe from animals and untimely rains, at a village near Jubbar Hatti, 25 km from Shimla
Anytime farm: Polyhouse crop, safe from animals and untimely rains, at a village near Jubbar Hatti, 25 km from Shimla

Cool bounty from Himachal hothouses

Sarita Brara

Until a few years ago, monkeys and pigs destroyed everything the farmers grew in the villages... »

New law of the land: Compost or perish

Pay dirt: Rashmi Sarkar and Avantika Jalan (second and third from right) oversee a composting drive at a farm in Madhya Pradesh

Tomojit Basu

Kolkata schoolmates Avantika Jalan and Rashmi Sarkar run Mana Organics, a social enterprise t... »

Talking to tribals

Local beat: Tata Steel MD TV Narendran plays the Banam at Samvaad tribal meet in Jamshedpur

When tribal communities throng your neighbourhood, it becomes imperative to engage with... »

Valley is flooded with car woes

Bumper to bumper: Flood-damaged cars pile up at the service centre of Jamkash Vehicleades at Hyderpora in Jammu & Kashmir. Ankur Sethi

Ashutosh Sharma

On September 7, after several days of pounding rain, when the fierce floodwaters started subm... »

Leading the buy

Village consumers are often more comfortable following the leader. And companies that un... »


A degree of style

Pradipti Jayaram

If you’re someone who has for long harboured the dream of studying at prestigious universitie... »


Symbiotic mix Mom-and-pop stores, the supermarket and the hypermarket will be forced into co-existence in the future
question hour

There’s room for every shop


There’s room for every shop

Many retailers are closing down smal... »


challenger brands

Return of the Pocket Monsters

KTP Radhika

Children growing up in the 2000s were of two kinds: Pokemon fans and Pokemon ig... »


vitamin c

Wills and won’ts of insurance

Govt may amend law for better empowerment To empower consumers, the Gove... »


Record shot: Rohit Sharma made history at Eden Gardens Kolkata by becoming the first player to hit two double centuries in ODIs. Photo: Swapan Mahapatra

The can-do man

Vijay Lokapally

With a wide range of shots, batsman Rohit Sharma proves that he knows how to get the ball beyond the fielders and into the record books »


Luxury class

Where time is a luxury

Pradipti Jayaram

The reel lives led by Dev Patel’s and Freida Pinto’s characters, Jamal Malik and Latika, in 2... »

Return of the gilt brigade

Radhika Merwin

Gilt funds, which took a knock in July-August last year, have made a strong comeback since then. Top performing schemes have delivered 14-17 per cent returns in the last one year due to favourable... »

Kotak Mahindra Bank: Buy

Radhika Merwin

Kotak Mahindra Bank acquired ING Vysya Bank in an all-stock deal last week, taking it to the league of the top four private sector banks. The deal comes at a time when competition in the... »

Datawind’s Rs 2,000 phone launch in a few weeks

Datawind, soon come out with its Rs 2,000 phone with free Internet for a year in India.

K V Kurmanath

If the domestic manufacturers have disrupted the mid-level segment of mobile phone market, Datawind, the Canadian tablet firm, is likely to disrupt the segment at the lower end. The Canadian tablet... »

With just this one app, hail a cab from any operator

Magesh Kumar, MD, CallZila, at a press conference, in Chennai
on Friday. - BIJOY GHOSH

Our Bureau

Apps to book bus tickets, apps for hotel and restaurant reservations… there seems to be no end to the number of apps on offer. And here’s an app that will help users book call taxis from... »

Obama’s immigration move: need to look at the fineprint, says IT industry

Venkatesh Ganesh

It may be cheering US President Barack Obama’s stance on immigration, but the IT industry is also waiting to see the details of the Bill. Obama said the US will make it easier and quicker... »

2G case: RK Dutta to replace Sinha in CBI’s probe team

RK Dutta

Our Bureau

A day after the Supreme Court removed CBI Director Ranjit Sinha from the 2G spectrum case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) named Additional Director RK Dutta as his replacement in the... »

It's not a chore

Thirty-five-year-old Sushiela is a mother whom many in the village of Shahjahanpur, in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, look up to. She is determined that all her children — a girl and two boys... »

UK-based Keypoint Technologies aims to raise about $20 m

Our Bureau

UK-based Keypoint Technologies is looking to raise funds of about $20 million.The company, which makes linguistic software for mobile devices is in talks with investors to fuel its next roun... »

Titus Naikuni appointed Airtel Kenya’s board Chairman


Bharti Airtel today appointed Titus Naikuni, who has a wide range of experience across a number of sectors, as the Chairman of Airtel Kenya’s board of directors. “We are pleased to have N... »


The Investigator is a fortnightly round-up of all things droll and newsy. Cl... »

Cash cows come home

Let’s hear it from Arsh

You are what you drink

Love in the library

The can-do man

Not all bad

Language of rights

Waiting in the wings

Not a clean sweep for new KVP


K Venkatasubramanian

With the Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) reintroduced to investors after a hiatus, this small savings scheme has made a comeback with relatively ‘easier’ norms for investing. It also retains much of it... »

Index Outlook: Markets raring to go higher

Lokeshwarri SK

The Sensex and the Nifty moved out of their tight band last week. But only just. While investors should not start exulting yet, it is positive for the short term. Traders can look forward to th... »

Nasscom pegs Hyderabad IT exports at $50 bn by 2025

K V Kurmanath

The National Association for Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has pegged exports of $50 billion from the IT industry in Hyderabad by the year 2025. Last year, the industry in th... »

When should firms raise a security alarm?

Our Bureau

When should an organisation raise a security alarm? Internet security solutions firm McAfee says when someone is trying to login at odd hours, when a system is re-infected within minutes after bei... »

PMO forces DoT to rethink strategy on broadband project

Thomas K Thomas

The Department of Telecom is going in for a complete change in strategy to roll out the ₹20,000-crore National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN). The project, which aims to provide broadband servic... »


The language lure

Yes, it’s the language of communication that brings the village buyer close to a particular product. And research has proved this time and again both in the northern belt and south. A mana... »

RURAL REPORT CARD: Access to sanitation

eBay ties up with ShopYourWorld for ‘Black Friday’ sale in India


eBay India has partnered with to introduce the ‘Black Friday’ sale in India that will go on from today till November 30. Under the offer, eBay will offer bargains on US-... »

Brother International targets 10% market share in laser & multi-function printer segment

Our Bureau

Japanese printing and digital imaging solutions major, Brother International, is targeting a 10 per cent market share in the laser and multi-function printer segment of the country by the end of t... »

The mahila metal gang

priyanka kotamraju

It is 5.23am in the Kavi Nagar industrial area of Ghaziabad. A torchlight flashes in the compound of E-217 and is closely followed by a group of salwar-kameez-clad women clutching garbage ba... »

Do the cha cha cha

Flytxt wins award

The deciding factor

Tree of life

The rocky roads

The world as is

Wrap it up

BL Ink

Mukesh Chhabra (orange t-shirt), who runs a casting agency, has changed his
phone number 22 times

Waiting in the wings

Mohini Chaudhuri

Aram Nagar in Versova is no place of rest, it is home to ‘strugglers’ striving for their big break and indie filmmakers looking for the real deal »

Mahesh Murthy outlines his investment philosophy in early-stage ventures »

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