Bizination

Bizination (67)

BiziNation # 11: Mukeshbhai, the world's richest?

Wednesday, 31 October 2007 20:00 Written by
The SENSEX has crossed the 20000 mark. We discuss how Participatory Notes is acting as the LSD to the big spike in the market cap of companies on the BSE. Ritika brings in a political angle to the mercurial nature of the stock market! On another flight, Singapore Airlines has flown the world's largest aircraft. Vijaj Mallay's Kingfisher will fly the super jumbo soon. While BBC plans laying off a huge chunk of its workforce, Shiv Nader of HCL has resigned as the CEO is the chief mentor and Microsoft's Chief Software Architect has just bought his company a stake in Facebook.

BiziNation # 9: When the US economy sneezes...

Tuesday, 18 September 2007 20:00 Written by
The US financial market is like an avalanche. When things go wrong out there, they bring the world economy down to an extent. Ritika gives a user friendly description of what is the big deal with the sub prime markets! This week Anita Rodik of Body Shop passed away. In another news, Starbucks is contemplating for the nth time to enter India. And SRK's 'Om Shanti Om' is the biggest financial hit of Indian cinema. (inflation adjusted)

BiziNation # 9: When the US economy sneezes...

Tuesday, 18 September 2007 20:00 Written by

The US financial market is like an avalanche. When things go wrong out there, they bring the world economy down to an extent. Ritika gives a user friendly description of what is the big deal with the sub prime markets crisis! This week, while Anita Roddick of Body Shop passed away, her legacy of eco-friendly practice still lives on. In another news, Starbucks opened shop in Russia, it is contemplating for the nth time to enter India. And SRK's 'Om Shanti Om' is the biggest financial hit of Indian cinema (inflation adjusted) and his biography is selling at a neat 3000 Rupees!

 

BiziNation # 10: Celebrity Endorsements

Wednesday, 03 October 2007 20:00 Written by

SRK, Salman, Govinda, Suniel Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol, Priyanka Chopra... the list is endless. All these celebs have successfully endorsed apparels and we feel that such endorsements work well in the Apparel industry than in any other! In entertainment, I&B Ministry has some good news for all of us with the Entertainment tax being pared down! Also, you can watch a movie on a petrol pump! Ask BPCL about it. 

 

BiziNation # 8: Islamic Banking in India?

Tuesday, 04 September 2007 20:00 Written by

India's largest bank, SBI which already has a good chunk of the Islamic Banking market feels that India is a largely untapped potential. While the aviation industry in India breathes a sigh of relief with steadily increasing fares, in the British Aviation industry, BA faces litigation for fixing the fuel surcharge in collusion with Virgin. Multi million deals are being signed in India with Mallya scooping up Spyker Ferrari and in entertainment, Pritish Nandy signed a 100 crore deal to remake Sholay.

 

BiziNation # 7: The Bad Ad world

Monday, 27 August 2007 20:00 Written by

There are bad ads, good ads and then there is the third kind... The controvertial ads! Amul Macho was successful in raising a few eyeballs and more (no pun!) among a few people in the Information and Broadcasting Industry of India. In another news, RBI has fingered the corporate sector again to check the appreciating rupee. Closer home, the Indian farmer plays David to the Goliath, Reliance. It's right out of a hindi movie!     

 

BiziNation # 6: India Doha

Wednesday, 08 August 2007 20:00 Written by

This week, a familiar news item flashed across all news papers, 'Doha round fails.' Since its inception in 2001, Doha has been a playground of woes where the larger players like EU and USA do not relent to the requests of former kachaa limbus and currently, emerging economies of Brazil and India. Rupert Murdoch, the 76 year old young man has acquired Dow Jones for a neat $5 billion! Kishore Biyani's Future Group is storming urban India with its focus on youth and women!

BiziNation # 5: Harry Potter Extravaganza!

Tuesday, 31 July 2007 20:00 Written by

In this episode We wonder can only a Harry Potter  revive it or will the real Indian authours please stand up? We also discuss why Microfinance is a model that must find place in every economics syllabus. And finally Ritika teaches me a lesson or two in how to make your employees happy!! Listen to know more! 

BiziNation # 4: Business of Sports

Tuesday, 17 July 2007 20:00 Written by

This episode covers the business angle of hosting big sports events and the marketing case study of the voting for the "Seven Wonders of the World". Why is Bajaj entering the passenger car market and other news from the Indian automobile industry.Ritika feels that the ad agencies in India are more contemperory and creative in depicting the new age women than our TV/movies.

BiziNation # 3: India Shining and Shivering!

Tuesday, 03 July 2007 10:48 Written by
If there were God in the Indian film industry today, it is unargubly, the Superstar, Rajnikant. His new movie Sivaji , the boss has raked in more moolah than some of the Yash Chopra Films... combined! No one knows who the better half of Reliance is, but, in the entertainment sector, Mukes bhai and Anil bhai , formarly from the same family (oops!) may cross paths. Reliance Industries and Yash Raj will enter into a deal to build Multiplexes and Anil Dhirubai Ambani Group is moving like a live wire in the Film distribution business (among other things). And this episode also marks a discussion on why the rupee is appreciating  against the dollar and what is there in it (or not there) for our exporters who are whining! Bio Fuels is the future for India says Branson and co. Listen to know more!

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