Forbes India Cover Story # 38: 100 Richest Indians

Thursday, 27 October 2011 00:00 Written by

 

There are more billionaires in this years list of Forbes 100 Richest Indians. But on the downside, India's wealthiest saw their fortune come down by 59 billion USD, a factor attributed to the volatile Sensex. The top 10 names have also been disturbed, while 19 of the country's smart entrepreneurs have gained more wealth. Prince Thomas, the Senior Assistant Editor joins us to talk about the richest Indians in business.

 

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What is it about them that makes them such remarkable people. What is it about their character that makes leaders of them. Forbes India's Associate Editor Cuckoo Paul explains.

 

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Inspite of owning an airline company, Vijay Mallya is known for his exploits in the liquor industry. He has earned this tag owing to a series of expansion plans that have sometimes worked in his favour. One that did not go his way was joining hands with Pernod Ricard.  Param Uberoi, the head of Pernod Ricard possibly saw logic in not making the partnership. In this podcast, Prince Thomas, the senior Assistant Editor joins in to talk about the man about whom not much is known.

 

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Media turned social on the internet only a few years ago, yet it did not take social media a lot of time to seep into our daily lives. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter only gave it an icing. Phone apps and other location based services have enabled people to interact amongst themselves and companies now have jumped in to not just market their products, but also to provide better customer service. In this podcast, Senior Asst Editor, Rohin Dharmakumar and Special Correspondent, N S Ramnath join us to talk about their cover story on social media.

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India would possibly make a very bad advertisement for cyber security. In this podcast, in association with Forbes India, Shishir Prasad, the Deputy Editor and Rohin Dharmakumar, the Senior Asst. Editor talk about different kinds of attacks that plague both the government agencies and the corporate world and what basic steps can we take to act wisely, starting with not having passwords which are either our last names or the name of the locality we live in.

In this 2 min snippet, Rohin and Shishir tell us why 'Frank Abagnale' equivalents in the hacking world cannot be bought out to solve cyber crime unless these ace hackers are coerced into doing so. That's where FBI scores over its Indian counterpart.

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In the midst of the turmoil in the ruling party, Anna Hazare invoked a nationwide protest in the name of the Lokpal Bill. In this podcast, Udit Misra, the Special Correspondent at Forbes India joins us to talk about what role Rahul Gandhi has played until now and why buying time to eventually fill the top post is not such a good idea.

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IN this podcast, Associate Editor, Dinesh Narayan joins us to talk about the Independence day special. This issue questions India's position in different spheres as she enters her 65th year after independence.

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Combating its menace will be one of the biggest challenges of this decade. And for most part, nations like India have failed to stifle the growth of terrorism. Perhaps we still haven’t developed a robust understanding of its root causes — and also an effective tool-kit to deal with it. That’s why we requested Sundeep Waslekar, president of Strategic Foresight Group, a leading think tank which advises governments around the world, to focus on that question. He and his team have studied every major terrorist group across the world and their practices over several decades.India is at the crossroads in its war on terror. Waslekar’s essay is a wake-up call for those who believe success lies in simply fighting terror with terror. And that doesn’t necessarily make us a soft state.

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E-commerce in India has risen from the dead. The moneymen are back and entrepreneurs are thinking big once more. So what's changed? There are some fundamental reasons why e-commerce is set to take off in India.. This podcast presents the highlights.

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Forbes India Cover Story # 29: Chandra's TCS

Saturday, 02 July 2011 10:54 Written by

Chandra, the CEO of India's largest IT company finds time to run the full marathon as well as make the quarter. In this podcast, Shishir Prasad, Mitu Jayashankar and Ramnath talk about their experience of covering arguably one of the lesser known CEOs from the IT field.

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