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IBA CRAFTS introduces new eco-friendly techniques in the world of garment production

UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:05 PM IST
The unique selling point of IBA Crafts is its JIT system which has helped the company to sustain the business capital unlike today’s fast fashion that has a lot of unsold inventory which ultimately gets dumped in landfills.
Lal Bhatia has worn many hats, and is a man to reckon with.
Lal Bhatia has worn many hats, and is a man to reckon with.

Lal Bhatia: Dreaming big against all odds

PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:23 PM IST
Lal Bhatia, an out-of-the-box thinker, is a banker-turned-author-turned-producer of boutique wines, olives, and olive oil.
The fast-food chain had withdrawn plans to launch its initial public offer in March because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The fast-food chain had withdrawn plans to launch its initial public offer in March because of the coronavirus outbreak.

IPOs back as economic rebound gathers pace

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swaraj Singh Dhanjal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 04:31 AM IST
The rush of initial public offers in September—eight deals in the span of a month—and the high investor demand that these share sales generated, have raised the hopes of many other companies.
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai has been working on his biography.
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai has been working on his biography.

Subhash Ghai worked on autobiography, rewrote old scripts in lockdown

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 10:20 PM IST
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai reveals that he found web content to be far more expressive than films because there are no restrictions, hence he plans to dabble with it now.
A paradox of these times is that it has slowed down the world, yet accelerated change(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
A paradox of these times is that it has slowed down the world, yet accelerated change(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

‘Immune organisations’ can withstand disruptions

By Jaspreet Bindra
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Decentralise; re-imagine businesses; build partnerships; automate; and place premium on lifelong learning
Look at the time frame you have for your goals and accordingly invest in the right kind of asset.(Axis Mutual Fund)
Look at the time frame you have for your goals and accordingly invest in the right kind of asset.(Axis Mutual Fund)

Risks are unavoidable. Let’s invest responsibly!

By Brand Post
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Several factors could be looked at while deciding your risk profile—the most basic being your mental make-up and attitude to risk.
India has placed the largest order of commercial aircraft to Airbus. Recently, IndiGo had placed the order of 300 A-320neo family aircraft to Airbus.(Unsplash)
India has placed the largest order of commercial aircraft to Airbus. Recently, IndiGo had placed the order of 300 A-320neo family aircraft to Airbus.(Unsplash)

Airbus reduces production due to COVID-19, delivery of aircraft to Indian clients likely to be delayed

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 04:29 PM IST
Airbus - one of the largest commercial aircraft manufacturing companies in the world - has reduced its aircraft production rates by roughly one-third due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Since most of the OTT platforms come with inbuilt expectations, either because of pre-existing content or other services they offer, potential subscribers are always wary of what they’re paying for.(HT Imaging)
Since most of the OTT platforms come with inbuilt expectations, either because of pre-existing content or other services they offer, potential subscribers are always wary of what they’re paying for.(HT Imaging)

Make sense of streaming

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 02:02 PM IST
Intimidated by the volume of content available on your screens? Here’s what the six major OTT platforms have to offer
An assertive China and an unpredictable US make geopolitics uncertain(AP)
An assertive China and an unpredictable US make geopolitics uncertain(AP)

The roots of the US-China rivalry | Opinion

By Janmejaya Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 07:33 PM IST
The theatres of conflict include trade, geopolitics, technology, climate, and political values
Malnourished children earn 20% less as adults than other children(HT FILE PHOTO)
Malnourished children earn 20% less as adults than other children(HT FILE PHOTO)

To grow, India must invest in public health

By Ashok Alexander
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 07:09 PM IST
There is a clear pattern. Countries and states which have prioritised health saw a corresponding economic rise
A 1% increase in cross-border data flow leads to an increase of $696.71 million in total volume of goods trade for India(AP)
A 1% increase in cross-border data flow leads to an increase of $696.71 million in total volume of goods trade for India(AP)

Data localisation may come at a cost: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 03:04 AM IST
The report was published in association with the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IMAI), which includes some companies that will also be affected by the government’s proposed data privacy law.
Make-up and hair: Ashish Moitra; (from left) On Amruta Sant: Outfit, Zara; footwear, Regal; earrings, Ghatkopar market, Mumbai; On Aadar Malik: Suit, Raymond; shoes, Adidas; On Prashantt Guptha: T-shirt, Zara; trousers and shoes Calvin Klein; jacket, Raymond(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Make-up and hair: Ashish Moitra; (from left) On Amruta Sant: Outfit, Zara; footwear, Regal; earrings, Ghatkopar market, Mumbai; On Aadar Malik: Suit, Raymond; shoes, Adidas; On Prashantt Guptha: T-shirt, Zara; trousers and shoes Calvin Klein; jacket, Raymond(Shivangi Kulkarni)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Meet three actors who have made their international debuts this year but you might not have heard of…yet!

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 11:40 PM IST
These Bollywood aspirants have made a mark in foreign cinema even before becoming famous back home!
Farah Khan talks about the business model that drives a male-dominated Bollywood, blaming movie-watchers for it.
Farah Khan talks about the business model that drives a male-dominated Bollywood, blaming movie-watchers for it.

Farah Khan believes Bollywood is not male-dominated: ‘You have to blame rest of the country, who patronises movies?’

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 09:24 AM IST
Explaining the economics behind the choices, Farah Khan says, ‘Whoever brings in the biggest money will be the biggest superstar. The minute women start bringing in the big bucks, they will be the superstars. It’s a business model.’
The essays in this collection contend that university campuses are rare public spaces where pluralism, cohesion, autonomy, and interrogation thrive to help build an egalitarian society.(Shutterstock)
The essays in this collection contend that university campuses are rare public spaces where pluralism, cohesion, autonomy, and interrogation thrive to help build an egalitarian society.(Shutterstock)

Review: The Idea of A University edited by Apoorvanand

Hindustan Times | By Sudhirendar Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 08:40 PM IST
The basic premise of 18 randomly arranged essays in this book is to reinforce the idea of the university as a crucible of academic freedom where researchers pool together their creative faculties to help society towards a greater common good.
The business model of news aggregation has meant the slow death of newspapers. Entailed within it is the decline of hard-nosed journalism and fearless content generation that has been the credo of the newspaper industry(PTI)
The business model of news aggregation has meant the slow death of newspapers. Entailed within it is the decline of hard-nosed journalism and fearless content generation that has been the credo of the newspaper industry(PTI)

It is time to think about protecting the newspaper. Democracy is at stake | Anaylsis

By Arghya Sengupta and Akriti Gaur
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 09:32 PM IST
The future of news hinges on the interplay of the Press and online aggregators, and survival of the offline Press
Raghavendra Rathore walks the ramp with Jahnavi Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Anil Kapoor. Rathore has dressed the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, among others, has understood the dynamics of the fashion industry ahead of the curve and understood the scope of scalability.(Instagram/ Raghavendra Rathore)
Raghavendra Rathore walks the ramp with Jahnavi Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Anil Kapoor. Rathore has dressed the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, among others, has understood the dynamics of the fashion industry ahead of the curve and understood the scope of scalability.(Instagram/ Raghavendra Rathore)

Raghavendra Rathore talks design, quality, uniqueness and collaborating with Zegna

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 07:06 PM IST
Rathore, who has dressed the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, among others, has understood the dynamics of the fashion industry ahead of the curve and understood the scope of scalability.
Jack Ma, founder of the Alibaba Group, speaks at the company's 20th-anniversary celebration in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.(AP)
Jack Ma, founder of the Alibaba Group, speaks at the company's 20th-anniversary celebration in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.(AP)

Alibaba set for ‘big challenge’ as flamboyant chairman Ma departs

Shanghai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 10:29 PM IST
Last week, Alibaba announced investments of $2.7 billion in luxury goods retail platform Kaola and a music streaming firm in moves that partly demonstrated its flexibility in adopting new strategies.
“All stakeholders need to come together to create a holistic ecosystem for social change,” said Seema Bansal, Partner and Director, BCG’s Social Impact Practice in the Asia Pacific region.
“All stakeholders need to come together to create a holistic ecosystem for social change,” said Seema Bansal, Partner and Director, BCG’s Social Impact Practice in the Asia Pacific region.

Go to the grassroots to measure real impact, says brand leader

By HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 10:03 AM IST
In the second episode of Season 2, HT Brand Studio Live, six marketers discussed how brands can be enablers of change.
How much do people really have to gain from the government’s flavour of data sovereignty?(Getty Images)
How much do people really have to gain from the government’s flavour of data sovereignty?(Getty Images)

The seduction of data sovereignty in India

By Nayantara Ranganathan
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 06:25 PM IST
It threatens individual sovereignty, undermines citizen rights, and is a lost chance to meaningfully grapple with data colonisation
Zomato has lost 65 restaurants, which is 1 per cent of the ‎restaurant partner base of its ‘Zomato Gold’ programme.(Mint Photo)
Zomato has lost 65 restaurants, which is 1 per cent of the ‎restaurant partner base of its ‘Zomato Gold’ programme.(Mint Photo)

Ready to rectify mistakes, Zomato extends olive branch to restaurant owners

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 04:11 PM IST
As many as 1,200 restaurants in several major cities have reportedly delisted themselves from the dine-in programmes of online platforms over “unsustainable” deep discounting offered by the aggregators, saying the table reservation services were hurting their business models.
Café Coffee Day, the main srival of Starbucks in India, was founded by
Café Coffee Day, the main srival of Starbucks in India, was founded by

Café Coffee Day founder goes missing: Here’s his full letter

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 12:22 PM IST
Café Coffee Day, the main srival of Starbucks in India, was founded by VG Siddhartha in 1993. It has over 1500 cafes across India, the first outlet was opened in Bengaluru.
RBI regulates NBFCs.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
RBI regulates NBFCs.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

To solve the liquidity crisis, RBI should make banks lend more to NBFCs

By Ila Patnaik
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 07:03 PM IST
The regulation of NBFCs has been falling through the cracks. Under the present laws NBFCs are regulated by RBI. RBI does not have the regulatory capacity to perform these regulatory functions
A picture showing global ride-hailing giant, Uber application, on a smart phone(AFP File)
A picture showing global ride-hailing giant, Uber application, on a smart phone(AFP File)

Uber unveils IPO with warning it may never make a profit

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 01:38 PM IST
Uber in 2018 had $11.3 billion revenue, up around 42 percent over 2017, but below the 106 percent growth the prior year.
There is one and only one reason for this explosion of such information: an unerring lack of commitment on the part of the digital platforms that host it to do anything about the spread of disinformation(Shutterstock)
There is one and only one reason for this explosion of such information: an unerring lack of commitment on the part of the digital platforms that host it to do anything about the spread of disinformation(Shutterstock)

Technology companies are taking Indian users for a ride

By Dipayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 06:18 PM IST
The world needs a new social contract — a compact that holds the digital sector accountable to the public
Gaurav Mehta, co-founder of Quidich Innovations.(HT/PHOTO)
Gaurav Mehta, co-founder of Quidich Innovations.(HT/PHOTO)

Alumni connect: “I was more into engineering projects at COEP” Gaurav Mehta

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 04:30 PM IST
Gaurav Mehta, 27, is the co-founder of Quidich Innovations Lab Pvt. Ltd
Technological disruptions have spawned many distributed renewable energy business models. If urban households struggled to get easy financing to purchase rooftop solar systems, entrepreneurs have leased systems(Bloomberg)
Technological disruptions have spawned many distributed renewable energy business models. If urban households struggled to get easy financing to purchase rooftop solar systems, entrepreneurs have leased systems(Bloomberg)

The electricity system of the future will be more decentralised

By Arunabha Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 10:11 PM IST
The inertia in the legacy electricity system persists due to regulatory barriers. For instance, time-of-day electricity pricing (currently absent) could nudge consumers to use appliances in off-peak hours. This would make it more feasible for distributed renewables to supply customers without needing additional storage.
Law violators spend or invest the illegitimate money not to gain profit but to conceal the source. They are fully capable of investing in a loss-making business.(PTI)
Law violators spend or invest the illegitimate money not to gain profit but to conceal the source. They are fully capable of investing in a loss-making business.(PTI)

Money laundering causes distortion in the economic statistics

By Karnal Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 07:52 AM IST
We need complete devotion to ensure that the development of the country is not hindered due to vested interests and corrupt elements in the society.
With the Centre giving all the push, electric vehicles are expected to penetrate the market and hit roads in the coming years.(Representative image)
With the Centre giving all the push, electric vehicles are expected to penetrate the market and hit roads in the coming years.(Representative image)

UPERC mulls ways to handle future rush of electric vehicles

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2019 02:53 PM IST
The UP Electricity Regulatory Commission has started gearing up to deal with issues that are likely to arise when the operation of electric vehicles begins in a big way.
Devendra Deshmukh, founder, e-Zest Solutions, a company that helps others digitise their business.(HT PHOTO)
Devendra Deshmukh, founder, e-Zest Solutions, a company that helps others digitise their business.(HT PHOTO)

Scaling up is absolutely necessary for any profitable start-up, says Devendra Deshmukh, founder, e-Zest Solutions

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Namita Shibad
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 04:27 PM IST
In the early days founders do everything themselves, but if you have to grow you have to delegate, you have to have processes without which you cannot grow, he says
A British parliamentary panel released a cache of Facebook emails revealing sharing of user data (Representative file picture)(REUTERS)
A British parliamentary panel released a cache of Facebook emails revealing sharing of user data (Representative file picture)(REUTERS)

Facebook struck deals over data and burnt rivals, show internal emails

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 08:12 AM IST
Several of the 250 pages of documents were marked “confidential” or “highly confidential” and related to issues such as charging developers for data access. Facebook had objected to their release. British MPs have been furious at CEO Mark Zuckerberg for not appearing before the panel.
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