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Shona Adhikari
The Dyes and Prints of Pipar

It is said that India’s knowledge of extracting colour from the green leaves of the indigo plant, dates back to the Indus valley civilization.

Michael Gonsalves
Mahindra Lifespace, HDFC Capital float JV for affordable homes

Mahindra Lifespaces Developers, the realty player from Mahindra Group and HDFC Capital on Wednesday announced a joint venture to develop affordable housing projects with an investment of Rs 500 cro

Gautam Gupta
Economics & polemics

Those who don’t understand economics are bound to rely on economists to get the hang of economy. It can’t get simpler than that. But simplicity is mastered only after overcoming complexities.

Sangeetha G.
US cleaning solutions firm Diversey gung-ho on India

American institutional cleaning solutions brand Diversey, which was recently acquired by private equity firm Bain Capital, expects to clock a turnover of Rs 1,500 crore in India in five years.

Sangeetha G.
Health insurance drives growth for general insurers

The awareness about the health insurance and off-take of health policies are seeing good growth.

Falaknaaz Syed
More non-life insurers to take IPO route for capital needs

Driven by capital requirements to expand business and maintain solvency margins, the coming months may see some more non-life insurers launching their Initial Public Offering (IPO).

Michael Gonsalves
Car buyers disappoint

Dhanteras car sales, usually bumper every year, were flat despite freebies and discounts galore ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 3 lakh to lure buyers.

Sangeetha G.
Gold sales up 20%

Gold and jewellery sales were up 20 per cent this Dhanteras, thanks to some relaxation in purchase norms.

Ashwin J Punnen
Samvat 2073: Over 25 midcap & small stocks rose 100 -1,000%

Samvat 2073 has brought cheer to investors with the domestic equity market gaining by 13 per cent taking the Sensex and NSE Nifty to all-time highs.

Sandeep Bamzai
DISEQUILIBRIUM: Language & the message

One often wonders whether the message is in the language, only to find that the language itself is the message. Confused? Shouldn’t be.

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