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Archive for March, 2008

Opportunities From Big Brand Acquisitions

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

When Tata Motors launched the Nano it was probably the most globally high-profile move by an Indian auto company. We examined some implications then. We now look at some implications of another equally high-profile event – the Jaguar-Land Rover takeover. While the Nano was good for brand Tata, getting it noticed all over the world, [...]

Defence Pensions: Worrying Signs

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

The total strength of the defence employees has risen from nearly 362,000 in 1960 to 1.3 million today. The defence pensions bill, which is over 50 percent of the central government’s pensions bill, has also risen exponentially since the 1960s. It has grown nearly tenfold from Rs. 1670 Crore in 1990-91 to Rs. 15,244 Crore [...]

The Smartest Unknown Indian Entrepreneur

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

In an interesting article on Forbes titled ‘The Smartest Unknown Indian Entrepreneur’ , Sramana Mitra profiles Sridhar Vembu, the founder and CEO of an Indian firm called AdventNet. The firm today, is a ’100%, bootstrapped, $40-millio-a-year revenue business that sends $ 1 million to the bank every month in profits’. The whole piece is worth [...]

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