Hidesign CEO Dilip Kapur traces the journey of his iconic brand that has risen from very humble beginnings. It was the late 1970s when Puducherry-born, Sri Aurobindo Ashram-schooled Dilip Kapur came back to his hometown after studying at Phillips Academy, Andover and Princeton. His return was well-timed. On February 28th, 1968, some 5,000 people from 124 nations and 23 Indian states congregated to inaugurate the future township of Auroville in a solemn ceremony. “We believed

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Before he became the most illustrious man in the Indian advertising industry, Piyush Pandey was busy, playing cricket and tasting tea for TM & MC. The latter activity was part of a friendship pact between him and his dear friend, the cricketer and commentator Arun Lal. “We decided that whenever we work, we will be together no matter where it is. That’s how I joined him as a tea taster in Kolkata,” shares Pandey, who

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She was merely 13 and he 14. In their hearts, they knew they were meant to be, though they would not proclaim it. They would pretend to play cricket when the sun had long set, just to be with each other. They would play till 7 or 8 pm, though they would not see where the ball was being thrown. He was the handsome boy next door and she the prettiest girl in the neighbourhood.

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Challenging conventional thinking has been our north star In 2009, when Anand Mahindra acquired the scam-hit Satyam Computer Services — the IT major whose founder B Ramalinga Raju had cooked its books to the tune of $1 billion — he handed over the momentous task of bringing the company back from the dead to CP Gurnani, then heading the international operations at Tech Mahindra. Within a year-and-half, the company that most industry pundits predicted would

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We Complement Each Other & Together We Can Make Anything Possible In 1985, Prakash Chauhan of Parle Agro gave India its most loved mango drink, the fresh ‘n’ juicy Frooti — the iconic brand which has since been one of the country’s highest-selling beverages. Three decades later, Chauhan’s daughters have turned Parle Agro into a food and beverages behemoth that the father couldn’t be more proud of. Schauna Chauhan, the CEO of the company, and

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Our transformation has been fundamental to our turnaround from the brink of collapse Last fiscal year was a record year for Ashok Leyland in many ways. The commercial vehicles (CV) giant achieved its highest ever sales volumes and turnover, its highest ever market share and operating pro t as also its highest shareholder value. Its turnover grew by a good 39 per cent to Rs 18,822 crore, as against Rs 13,562 crore, a year ago.

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Indian Companies Have The Adequate Genetic Makeup For Being Innovative A Vaidheesh, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals’ vice president, South Asia and managing director, India, is a successful senior business leader with over 28 years of diverse experience in the healthcare and FMCG domains. He has a strong track record of leadership development and building leading brands/franchises across various categories and multi-cultural locations in the Asia-Paci c region. At GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals India, which contributes a third of the

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India needs to promote its business houses to evolve into Zaibatsus and Chaebols Binod Chaudhary is the rest and sole billionaire from the neighbouring Himalayan nation of Nepal. He is the chairman of the Chaudhary Group (CG), a multinational conglomerate with a portfolio of 122 companies spread over ve continents and with 26 renowned brands in the global market. A respected figure in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, he is best known for

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Leading From The Front Deb Deep Sengupta, the president and managing director of SAP Indian Subcontinent, is credited with putting SAP, the world’s largest business software provider, on a high-growth trajectory in India. He has been an integral part of SAP India’s leadership team for over a decade and is responsible for doubling SAP’s enterprise business in the country as well as taking the SAP brand to new heights in the region. He is also

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The shift from unorganised to organised will drive our growth Dr lal Pathlabs, one of the country’s largest diagnostics services providers, is in expansion mode. Founded in 1949 as a simple blood test lab in central Delhi’s hanuman Road by Dr Major S K lal, the company today has grown into a pan-India chain of 172 clinical labs, 1,554 patient service centres and over 7,000 pick-up points. Its catalogue, perhaps the largest by any player,

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