Gujarat’s under-22 generation: Young cattle rearers in Kutch debate the future of their grassland

Savan Halepotra chops Banni’s infamous gando bawal weed for a living | Aarefa Johari Every winter for the past decade, Mirkhan Gafoor Jat has watched tourists flocking to the white salt desert of the Rann of Kutch to participate in Gujarat Tourism’s annual Rann Utsav. Most of the tourists pass through his home turf, the expansive […]

Toshiba Says Not in Talks to With Any Company Over PC Unit Sale

Toshiba Corp said on Friday it had not entered into talks with any company to sell its personal computer business, denying media reports that it was in negotiations to sell the unit to Taiwan’s Asustek Computer. China’s Lenovo Group Ltd has also expressed interest in the PC unit, the Nikkei business daily reported. Cash-strapped Toshiba has previously […]

India to hit ton in business ease rank

India will leapfrog 30 places to the 100th position out of 190 countries in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report, high-level sources have confirmed to The Hindu. According to a source involved in the exercise — the report is expected to be released on October 31 — “India will hit a century.” This huge jump in […]

Ryanair is hiring 125 pilots to clean up its cancellations ‘mess’ — and could force 500 existing pilots to change holiday plans

Ryanair is hiring 125 pilots to avoid additional flight cancellations and could force 500 existing pilots to change holiday plans. According to Sky News, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said on Thursday that that the firm would recruit 125 pilots in the next week or two and increase pay for others. He also said the airline is […]

Swiggy looks to hire COO for marketplace business, CEO for ‘cloud kitchen’ business

Online food delivery start-up Swiggy (Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd) is in talks to hire a new chief operating officer (COO) for its main marketplace business and is also in the process of building out a new “cloud kitchen” vertical for which it is expected to hire a new chief executive officer, according to three people […]

Are businesses becoming more responsible?

Indian businesses are sharpening their focus on responsible business practices, according to the 2017 Responsible Business Rankings of the top 200 companies by sales for 2015-16, and 20 other companies. The report, co-produced by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Udaipur, and business advisory Futurescape Netcoms, found that 26% more companies published business responsibility reports […]

Subrata Roy’s Aamby Valley auction sees just two bidders: What makes the luxury resort so expensive?

Sahara Group’s massive luxury resort town Aamby Valley, which has been put up for auction by the Supreme Court, has found just a couple of parties who have shown interest in the bid. There are many steps in the auction process, but the first step for the bidder is to submit the KYC details. Both […]

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali to enter dairy, apparel business this year

After announcing the launch of its packaged drinking water ‘Divya Jal’, Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Ltd is expected to enter $70 billion dairy sector in India. According to a Livemint report, Patanjali will launch products in the dairy and apparel business this calendar year. “With this we will be in 11 categories. The total market […]

Will Today’s Devastating Weather Change Business the Way Hurricane Katrina Did?

  Twelve years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Eleven years ago, Walmart launched its sustainability initiative, deeply affecting how business has been done since then. It wasn’t a coincidence. During the hurricane and immediate recovery, the government at all levels was overwhelmed by the human and economic needs. It couldn’t deliver basic services like water. […]

Hope to see business get back to normal in subsequent quarters: Neuland Laboratories

Neuland Laboratories reported a disappointing set of Q1 earnings and the stock is trading sharply lower. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Suchet Rao, Vice Chairman and CEO of the company spoke about the results and his outlook for the company. There was an impact because of the goods and services tax (GST) issue in terms of […]