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Ericsson's India revenue grows 56% as telcos ramp up data networks

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Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson has reported a 56 per cent growth in revenues from Indi... »

Changing homelands

Home for now: A bridge over the Hudson looking across to Poughkeepsie. Photo: Shutterstock/Colin D Young

Amitava Kumar

“I was relieved then, at the appearance shortly afterward of Poughkeepsie. I’d visited the town,... »
Picture this

A different beast

trisha gupta

This year marks 100 years since World War I began. There have been several great films made abou... »
on the shelf

Literature as enchantment

The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell, Hachette, Rs 699, Fiction

Anita Roy

The Bone Clocks is David Mitchell’s sixth novel since he first burst upon the literary sc... »

Shedding the veil

vidya ram

In Burq Off! comedian Nadia Manzoor uses humour to hold a mirror up to Pakistan and the UK »


The flock: Twitter doesn’t reveal country-specific data, but its total monthly active users (MAU) in the June 2014 quarter was 271 million. Reuters/ Kacper Pempel

India on a birdsong

rashmi pratap

In Bangalore’s Koramangala fourth block area, a group of people are greatly interested in what e... »


August company: Deepika Padukone seemed a tad out of her league with Catherine Deneuve at the Mumbai Film Festival. Photo: PTI

Staying alive

mohini chaudhuri

While the Mumbai Film Festival’s future looks rocky, it continues to make cinema the true hero »


Behind the numbers: BJP camp office allegedly ransacked by Trinamool Congress workers during a bypoll campaign in North 24 Parganas district. Photo: PT

Bloodiest of them all

Shreevatsa Nevatia

The phone rang late that Friday night in Kulberia. Saroj Chowdhury is a familiar face in this vi... »

Hero MotoCorp: Buy

Hero Motorcycles seen at the assembly line at the Hero Motocorp Garden Factory at Neemrana in Haryana. Photo: S. Subramanium

Parvatha Vardhini C

After a lull in the last two years, sales growth in the two-wheeler industry has touched double-digits in the first six months of this fiscal. Hero MotoCorp is well poised to cash in on this turna... »

The taxman is tracking you

Aarati Krishnan

Quite a few people have a pathological aversion to paying taxes. To avoid tax, they put through convoluted transactions, enlist the help of spouses, friends and relatives or even open dozens of ba... »
every picture tells a story

Holy Smoke!

Smoke fills the air as the cane sugar bubbles in the pot to a dark brown. Peepa Singh continues to feed bagasse to the fire as this is one of the few activities that keeps him happy and busy. An a... »
consumer meter

Oodles of noodles

No one is sure how it all started. Was it Tibetan, Nepalese, Bhutanese or Chinese influence that converted chowmein into Indian street food. Today it is standard fare at city fairs and rural melas... »

To market, to market

Selling in rural market calls for special skills and tools that are affordable and targeted. Rural market consulting organisation MART has provided just that — MART MAS, an index for market planni... »

Rural Report Card: Access to electricity

Bumper crop from a toll-free call

Field queries: The Kisan Call Centre channels expert opinions to farmers

Sarita Brara

Shantaram, a farmer in Jalgaon village of Wardha district, Maharashtra, was all set to spray his cotton crop with fertiliser on August 20 when a message on his mobile informed him that it would ra... »

Business Line iPad app: Upgrade to the latest version compatible with iOS 8

The Hindu Business Line’s iPad app has been updated to support the latest iOS 8 upgrade. The upgrade has several bug fixes and ensures you have a great reading experience. The app is pac... » domain sold for $220,000


The owners of the Web site have scored a big payday with the outbreak of the epidemic, selling the domain for more than $200,000 in cash and stock. The deal highlights the rewards... »

Sikka fans the winds of change in Infosys

Change agent: Vishal Sikka, CEO and MD, Infosys


Glasnost seems to be sweeping through India’s most talked about IT company, Infosys. With former SAP AG Director Vishal Sikka taking over as CEO, purse strings have been loosened... »


India on a birdsong

Where the wildflowers are

Bloodiest of them all

Cognizant bags deal from Germany’s Vorwerk group

Trivia from everywhere

Fight the good fight

Guts, glory and glamour

HDFC Children’s Gift Savings plan: Invest

Radhika Merwin

The sharp rally in equities has left many investors wary of testing the waters. For such investors, a debt-oriented balanced fund, which allocates 10-25 per cent in equity and the balance in debt... »

Index Outlook: Market puts up a resilient show

Lokeshwarri SK

India equity markets celebrated Diwali in style, with the Nifty regaining the 8,000 mark and the Sensex moving above 26,800. Equity investors, across the globe, shook off their fears and resumed b... »
consumer meter

Cool, cooler, coolest

The Mitticool refrigerator maker, who was featured recently in this column, has several other clay inventions up his sleeve. Mansukhbhai Prajapati has come up with a non-stick earthen griddle pan,... »
consumer meter

The buyer is all ears

“If you can get 50 to 100 people talking about your product in a village of 1,000, you’re likely to succeed,” says RK Sinha, COO of Godrej Consumer Products, on the rural marketing website. The co... »

Local action, national impact

Well said: A public hearing under the National Rural Health Mission's public hearing in Sayvan village, Thane. (File pic)

In a far cry from the past, people in villages today engage in planning their public health services. They not only monitor at the grassroots, but also provide feedback to the government and dialo... »

Virgin oil at jugaad cost

Pressing need The virgin coconut oil extraction unit at Kuppalu in Tiptur GRN SOMASHEKAR

Vishwanath Kulkarni

At Kuppalu village in the coconut-heartland of Tiptur, about 150 km northwest of Bangalore, a group of farmers have been producing virgin coconut oil at their extraction unit for over a year now. »

Tower power lights up lives

Yes to home-work Children in Hardoi village study under LED lamps

Thomas K Thomas

Till a few years ago, Hardoi village, about 110 km from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, struggled to find enough electricity to light up bulbs after sunset. It plunged into darkness at nightfall, with a... »

Google puts Sundar Pichai in charge of major products, services

A file image of Sundar Pichai. Photo: Kamal Narang


Google Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key lieutenants, in charge of the Internet company's products. The India-born executive will have oversight... »

E-commerce companies riding the Make-in-India wave

Boosting business: E commerce players offer local manufacturers and traders pan-India reach.

Priyanka Pani

India’s fledgling $3.2-billion ecommerce industry seems to have got a fillip with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Make-in-India campaign. The nascent yet rapidly growing sector, wh... »

DoT seeks more details on Reliance Jio, Infotel merger move


The Department of Telecom has sought more details on the proposed merger of Reliance Jio Infocomm and its long distance services arm Infotel.Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) had sought DoT’... »


Staying alive

India, China pull Ericsson’s revenue up 9% in July-Sept

Choice to be free

Hackers take ‘Ebola’ route to deceive people

Gone drinking

Sit-down from sitcom

BL Ink

Behind the numbers: BJP camp office allegedly ransacked by Trinamool Congress workers during a bypoll campaign in North 24 Parganas district. Photo: PT

Bloodiest of them all

Shreevatsa Nevatia

The phone rang late that Friday night in Kulberia. Saroj Chowdhury is a familiar face in this vi... »

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