While the general elections in India was marred by violence on at least two venues, Afghanistan, conducted a successful and a peaceful election day earlier in April. Capital punishment in Egypt reached new heights when one of its courts condemned more than 600 people to death penalty. A new earthlike plant has been found, but it is still many light years away. Rajeev Suri will head the new Nokia. Chinese schools feel the pressure of Olympic babies and Shakespeare turned 450 late last month.

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Indicast # 193: Deadly days

Sunday, 27 April 2014 05:30

The death toll of this podcast runs in hundreds. A deadly avalanche has killed sixteen Sherpas on Mount Everest. Russia continues to flex its muscles to scare tiny Ukraine as the West and the EU watch on. In South Korea a ferry capsizes killing more than 300 on-board. The country also faces a suicide epidemic. In Syria, four French journalists are freed after ten months of captivity. And RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez. (Picture credit: NYDailyNews.com)

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Indian Philanthropy is gradually coming of age and scaling up to make difference. In this podcast, senior editors Deepak Ajwani and Mitu Jayshankar talk us through the annual Forbes India Philanthropy awards. (Picture credit: Forbes India)

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Once a scrappy challenger, the company Rahul Sharma co-founded is now aiming to dislodge Samsung as India's top smartphone maker. Rohin Dharmakumar, Senior Assistant Editor and author of this cover story joins us to talk about what Micromax has done differently to survive and thrive in the industry. (Picture credit: Forbes India)

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In this cover story, Forbes India lauds the best leaders in the world of business. Anand Mahindra takes home the honour of Entrepreneur for the year. (Picture credit: IndianEye.org)

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Despite a slow economy, novelty drives the Indian luxury segment.

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Yogesh Mahansaria built a global tyre business twice. He had it all, lost it all, and came back on his own terms. In 2006, Yogesh Mahansaria was turfed out of the business he had built, Balkrishna Tyres. That’s when PE player Warburg Pincus took him on board to give him a second crack at success. Seven years on, with Alliance, he has come back with a bang. And Warburg is counting its shekels.

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Forbes India Cover Story # 85: Philips vs GE

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 05:30

The medtech giants are fighting over India, and consumers are winning. Philips became No. 1 after years of trailing GE in Indian health care. This may change as GE revs up. But both are fighting a battle with their HQs to take the small Indian market seriously.

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