Executives raise a toast to technologies that trim the wage bill, such as robots. Kotak clearly doesn’t believe in ruthless automation.
Eight young men quit DCM in 1976 to create HCL in a Delhi barsati, “akin to a garage startup”.... It went on to revolutionise Indian technology.
It was a self-devised management style and strategic acquisitions that helped Shanghvi get to the top of the pharma business.
Quitting a corporate job, Bikhchandani started Info Edge and Indmark, working out of a servant’s quarter for which he paid his dad Rs 800.
A bachelor known for his low-profile lifestyle, Ratan Tata’s coup against his successor last year showed he’s still the boss.
“He was the high priest of public sector management. He’d turn companies around,” says biz historian Raman Mahadevan.
The consumer business has focus on three segments—homecare, haircare and personal care—across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
A firm believer in automation and paperless trading, Patil linked trading terminals across India using V-SAT technology.
If the late founder Dr ReddyDr Reddy's was a risk-taker, CEO Prasad is credited with pushing the boundaries, making DRL a global player.
The group ranks among India’s top ten, with footmarks beyond auto: home appliances, travel, insurance, financial services and iron and steel.
Naik’s plucky support for indigenisation helped L&T become a major supplier of missiles and weapon systems.
In 2010 and 2013, the Wipro chairman donated a total of more than Rs 28,000 crore to Azim Premji Foundation—one of the highest philanthropic contributions ever by an Indian.
Parvinder didn’t induct his sons to the company’s board, instead named senior executive D.S. Brar as Ranbaxy’s CEO.
Nirma surged past Hindustan Unilever and, for the better part of the 1980s, stayed ahead, courtesy Patel’s brilliance and business instincts.
In the 1990s, Samir Jain brought in his corporatised approach with an unabashedly growth and profit orientation, defining media as a consumer product.
Banking wasn’t his first choice in profession. Kamath had studied to be an engineer to join his family business of tile manufacturing.
In The Z Factor, his autobiography, Chandra barely couches his belief that business isn’t a straight path and requires one to do all it takes.
Long before ‘Make in India’ was a slogan, Qimat Rai Gupta was born in a be-Indian-buy-Indian family!
Medical workers shout slogans during a protest against removal of thousands of temporary health workers who were employed by Municipal Corporation last year for coronavirus disease duty, in Ahmedabad.PTI Photo
People light candles in the formation of a red ribbon, the universal symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV, on World AIDS Day in Kolkata.AP Photo/Bikas Das
Medical Students & doctors hold candles to mark the World AIDS Day and demand the government to consider restructuring the academic fees according to the 2018-19 academic year, payment of COVID-risk allowance, and...PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
Mohammad Umar Kumar busy in making glazed pottery items, in Srinagar. Kumar, a 26-yr old Commerce graduate, is aiming to revive the age old but dying art of glazed pottery in the Valley after learning it from an...PTI Photo
Mohammad Umar Kumar busy in making glazed pottery items, in Srinagar.PTI Photo
Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.
Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.
For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.