So much has changed in just one year

Harish Bhat

Let me begin by wishing cat.a.lyst a very happy first birthday. May this newspape... »

A challenge well met


Addendum is a weekly column that takes a sometimes hard, sometimes casual, sometimes irrevere... »

We are one!

Prasad Sangameshwaran

Fifty-two weeks ago, the revamped version of this marketing supplement set out on a mission to b... »

Monikers matter

Familiar names all Longer names have been shortened, and a much loved set of wheels got the pet name of Amby

We asked you to tell us the nicknames of brands last week. Here are some of the answers. Some com... »

Nothing sells like experience

Clean up your act Create new customer experiences, they can trump price as a deciding factor

Rita Gunther McGrath

Customers don’t mind paying a little more for that complete experience of a product or service »

Not so wild

Homing in: Vidya Athreya (far right) and her colleagues collar Ajoba, a leopard that retraced its way home from Malshej Ghat to Mumbai (120km) in 29 days

parikshit suryavanshi

Wildlife biologist Dr Vidya Athreya on why the much-maligned leopards don’t really ‘stray’ into human territory or cause man-animal ‘conflict’ »

Infibeam introduces logistics platform for online merchants

Our Bureau 

Leading e-commerce technology solutions provider Infibeam on Friday announced the launch of yet another platform,, for sol... »

A quiz on famous and infamous court cases

Joy Bhattacharjya

joy bhattacharjya

Court cases

This week we look at some of the most famous and infamous court cases in real life and fiction. 1 In the early 1920s, the appearance of a strange sadhu cove... »
here,there & elsewhere

Encounter therapy

manjula padmanabhan

Mysterious partner with Pondicherryan past meets neighbourhood twit »

Personal experience can mislead us

Decoder: Simon Singh watched hours and hours of The Simpsons to unearth its many mathematical secrets. -- K Murali Kumar

Smriti Daniel

Simon Singh is immediately recognisable in a crowd — his dramatic haircut riffs on a Mohawk and his oval, gold-rimmed glasses glint in the light. One of Britain’s leading science communicators, Si... »

Modi asks IT experts to innovate for ‘m-Governance’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the country’s IT experts to explore ways to provide as many services as possible through mobile phones to boost M-Governance (Mobile-Governance). ... »

Making waves

Surf’s up: Mumu and (right) Santhosh are fishermen who have been trained to
handcraft surfboards in Mamallapuram. -- Aine Edwards

prince mathews thomas

Othavadai Street in Mamallapuram (also famous as Mahabalipuram) is typical of any tourist destination, lined with hotels, restaurants and countless shops for artefacts. But turn left into Thirukku... »

Frugal innovation is more than just jugaad

Wilfried Aulbur

India's prowess in frugal innovation has often been misunderstood. Many executives have come to think of the country in terms of "jugaad", or quick fix solutions that address acute customer needs.... »

Gujarat to pave way for Suzuki’s global plans

First step: Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel, along with Suzuki CEO Osamu Suzuki, (right) and Toshihiro Suzuki, Executive V-P (left), at the foundation laying ceremony for the company's new plant in Hansalpur, Gujarat. -- Kamal Narang


In November 2013, Suzuki Motor Corporation had an investor conference which coincided with the Tokyo Motor Show. At that time, the company had reiterated that India would be a key pillar for its g... »

HCL Tech Q2 net up 28% at Rs 1,915 cr

HCL Technologies President and CEO, Anant Gupta. (file photo)

Aesha Datta

HCL Technologies beat market expectations to record a 28 per cent growth in consolidated net profit at Rs 1,915 crore during the second quarter ended December 31, 2014. During the same quarter las... »

J.D.Power study points out quality problems in Indian two-wheelers

Wrapping up a new look

E-commerce may soon come under the lens of nine ministries, RBI

Gone in 3 seconds, 10,000 Yureka handsets

Tripda raises $11 m in funding

Call it a night

Want to own marketing? Hire three women!

Stop marketing, start elevating

A well-baked idea

Compare and compete

Photo: Shutterstock

rashmi pratap

Policybazaar today accounts for half of all life insurance sales in the country, attracting nearly 1.5 million visitors each month to pick and choose from a line-up of insurers »

Xiaomi plans to double its number of physical stores

Our Bureau

Xiaomi is planning to double the number of physical stores. While talking to bloggers in Bengaluru, the India head of Xiaomi, Manu Jain, said the company is in discussion with Airte... »


Connect optical fibre with power lines to realize India’s digital vision: Kalam  

Former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam

Our Bureau

Eminent scientist and former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam has made a pitch for laying optical fibre for transmitting data along with power lines to help achieve India’s digital vision. ... »

What if the lovers were female?

Something for everybody Sarah
Waters has made a
career out of
unearthing facts in
unusual places.
-- Charlie Hopkinson

smriti daniel

How do you find lesbians in 19th-century London? For her first book Tipping the Velvet, three-time Man Booker Prize nominee Sarah Waters went looking for women cross-dressers in police and... »
on the shelf

The saddest book

anita roy

The Book of Strange New Things is well titled. What things? you may ask. How new? What do you mean ‘strange’? Answering any such question about Michel Faber’s latest magnum opus would neces... »

Going green the Leyland way

Green track: Ashok Leyland's ethanol fuelled LCV Dost. - Bijoy Ghosh

R. Balaji

Smooth. That is the word that comes to mind as the 10-tonne truck pulls away from the kerb with a barely audible hum, accelerates noiselessly and settles down to a steady speed. And all this with... »

Pearson takes digital learning to classrooms with new mobile app

Vinay Kamath

A kindergarten teacher finishes her talk to the children, whips out her smart phone, and indicates on an app that a particular lesson is done for the day. The message goes out to all the parents a... »  

VW closing in on Toyota for top slot

Martin Winterkorn, CEO, Volkswagen

Our Mumbai Bureau

Volkswagen is on track to overtaking Toyota as the world’s largest carmaker by the end of this calendar. The two were neck and neck in 2014 with the Japanese automaker reporting sales of... »

UST Global ties up with Pneuron for data, analytics initiative


IT services and solutions company UST Global has announced a partnership with Pneuron Corporation to better address today’s distributed data and analytics challenges of speed and cost. U... »

Full range of Benellis for India

Crossing over the edge of sanity on four wheels

Truecaller plans to more than double user base in India

Microsoft launches Outlook for rival iOS, Android

Start-up stakeholders in Hyderabad to create a unique platform


We’ve got some questions, you got a minute?

Airtel to tie up with Kotak for payments bank licence

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The retirement

Avinuo Kire

After 35 years of service under the Government of Nagaland, Guolhou woke one morning and experie... »

Mumbai-based entrepreneurs develop an app, Pipes, that customises news of your choice »

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