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Smart And Adorable
Smart displays seem to be taking over our homes and Google launched one in India some time ago. An upgraded version of the device is already available in the US, but the Nest Hub sold in India is a well engineered product with a host of features. Pow
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Work Buddy
For decades, the MS Office has been synonymous with work applications for handling documentation, numbers and presentations. But the office suite comes with a premium subscription attached, paving the way for free solutions. There are plenty of optio
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The Relay Runner
Gazal Kalra, the founder of logistics start up Rivigo, is an odd presence in an industry that is usually associated with the brash and the rustic. She used her inquisitiveness to start a conversation with truck drivers, get their buy in for overhauli
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No Luck By Chance
Zoya Akhtar has given audiences a glimpse of La Tomatina festival in Spain (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) and a holiday cruise (Dil Dhadakne Do). But it was when she ventured into the lanes of Dharavi that she scored her biggest hit in Gully Boy. The fil
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Adding Fizz
Within six months of joining the country's largest beverage maker, Coca Cola India, as its Chief Financial Officer, Sarvita Sethi faced the biggest challenge of her career demonetisation in November 2016. The cash crunch in the market that threatene
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New Highs
Radhika Gupta is the only woman CEO in a mutual fund industry with 44 fund houses. She has managed to almost double the assets under management (AUM) of Edelweiss Asset Management Ltd. to Rs 20,000 crore (including assets under alternative investment
Business Today2 min readPolitics
A Big Winner
A slowdown may have begun hurting one sector after another. However, the legal profession remains largely unaffected. In fact, it's thriving particularly after the increasing cases of white collar crimes following the Centre's drive against black m
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On a High
At a time when most consumer goods companies in India are reporting lacklustre growth and the overall economy is visibly in a recession, Nadia Chauhan, Joint Managing Director, Parle Agro, claims her business has grown over 35 per cent in the past ye
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Moving On
Meghna Gulzar knows the fine art of patience and persistence. With her first two films box office failures, the daughter of renowned writer, director and poet Gulzar and acclaimed actress Raakhee would take eight years to return to the director's cha
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Consumer Specialist
When Ashni Biyani joined her father Kishore Biyani's business in 2007, she was just out of college. Her colleagues wondered if she was serious about the business. She often overheard chatter about whether she would be around after she got married. It
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The Obstacles
Over the past five years that I have been overseeing Business Today's Most Powerful Women special issue, the number of women making it to the long list has been increasing and also becoming more broad based in terms of sectors from which they hail.
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Doubling Down
Apollo Hospitals Founder and Chairman Dr. Prathap C. Reddy likes to call finance head Suneeta Reddy as Apollo's Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. Ask Suneeta Reddy, the Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals and one of the four daughters of Dr. Re
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REZO.ai: The Conversation Builder
1) Founders Manish and Rashi Gupta. Both did Integrated M. Tech in Mathematics and Computing from IIT Delhi while Rashi also holds a PhD in Biometrics from the University of Helsinki. Before launching their start up, Manish worked as the chief techno
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A Good Image
From Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor to Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rohini Iyer, Founder of Raindrop Media, is in charge of managing the reputations of several Bollywood A listers. At a time when social media minutely scrutinises every
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Leaderspeak
Q. The biggest challenge in your career A. Heading the India Leadership Team (ILT) for more than three years has been the most challenging and satisfying part. AMD India has several functional segments and the groups stationed here work for different
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Storyteller
It's been a couple of months since Monika Shergill took over as Director, International Originals, Netflix. She says she feels empowered as with Netflix there is an opportunity to tell untouched Indian stories across continents. "Everything is done t
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Advice To A Younger Me
Falguni Nayar Founder, Nykaa Every woman has to invest in herself and make herself capable for senior roles. The more you plough into yourself, the more benefits you will reap. There is no short cut to that. Our destiny should be in our bags. Abanti
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A Promoter First
Meena Ganesh wears many hats. She is the CEO and Managing Director of Portea Medical, a company that provides non hospital healthcare services. At least, that's the most visible of her roles. However, she also holds a number of board positions at P
Business Today8 min readLeadership & Mentoring
Against The Odds
YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki, is one of the earliest members of the Google team and it was in her garage in the US that the Google founders laid the foundation of the $136 billion technology giant. She went on to become the first marketing manager of
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Content Magic
Jyoti Deshpande had a meeting with India's richest man Mukesh Ambani about a year and a half back. Ambani wanted her to head the content team of Reliance's digital play. She says he gave a "powerful brief" about his content plan for mobility and broa
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Hard Sell
The growing distrust between local telecom equipment makers and their foreign counterparts is apparent. This writer met N.K. Goyal, Chairman of the Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association of India (TEMA) a group representing 150 odd local telec
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Standing Tall
At a time when almost every credit rating agency in the country received flak for giving highest ratings to companies that defaulted on repayments weeks later, CRISIL remained unscathed. It did not rate papers of IL&FS, one of the biggest debt defaul
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'MeToo' And After
The coming of age of the #MeToo movement in India is as paradoxical as it is phenomenal. For the first time, many women overcame traditional mores of shame and taboo associated with victims of sexual misconduct and spoke up publicly, calling out thei
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Staring Down The Furnace
The prolonged slump in demand for automobiles in India and slowdown in investments in the infrastructure sector have started hurting steel manufacturers. The growth in steel consumption in the country measured as apparent steel use (ASU) dropped
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Smooth Driving
Harshbeena Sahney Zaveri believes in planning for the long term. That is why she is not unduly worried about the immediate future of the company in spite of the fact that the auto sector, its major customer, is in dire straits. "Recession also throws
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Hear, Hear!
Like most Mumbai office goers, Raunak Onkar, Research Head at PPFAS Mutual Fund, has to commute hours every weekday to and from work. Through the long roads and endless traffic jams, it is podcasts that keep him good company. "I don't want to read wh
Business Today1 min readFashion & Beauty
Mass Appeal
Unlike many fashion designers whose claim to fame is to create exclusive outfits for Bollywood celebrities, Anita Dongre has taken fashion to the masses. With 125 stores across her three brands AND, Global Desi and Grassroots her company, House o
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New Diagnostic Levels
This is the second year in a row that Ameera Shah, Promoter and Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare, has made it to Business Today's Most Powerful Women list. In April 2019, Metropolis debuted on the bourses, at a 9 per cent premium. Its market
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EVs Will At Most Lead To Slowdown In Growth Of Oil Demand
Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, who was in India recently, spoke to Anilesh S. Mahajan about the global energy market and the future of energy in big consumer markets such as India. Edited excerpts: Q. We are living in v
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Riding A Unicorn
Ankiti Bose, Co founder and CEO of Zilingo, had closely followed the rise of global ecommerce players as a consultant at McKinsey and an analyst with Sequoia Capital. Finally, a trip to Thailand gave her an inspiration to enter the world of e commerc
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