EARNING HIS STRIPES
Following the success of The White Tiger, newcomer Adarsh Gourav finds himself in haloed territory of global award nominations
Forbes INDIA Leadership Awards 2020-21
In a year when business leaders were forced to overhaul their strategies from growth to survival mode, the Forbes India Leadership Awards honour those who successfully navigated the pandemic by innovating and leading from the front
‘COVID-19 SPED UP EXISTING TRENDS IN THE MARKET'
Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of the Bvlgari Group, on the impact of the pandemic on the luxury sector
How LTI Came Into Its Own
With Sanjay Jalona at the helm, the IT services company is winning against bigger rivals, stepping out of its larger parent’s shadow, and forging an identity for itself
Valuations of Consumer Companies in Slow Lane
Despite a bright business outlook, FMCG companies have not outperformed the markets
‘If You Don't Understand Technology or Data, You'll Become Obsolete'
Raja Rajamannar, CMO at Mastercard, talks about his book Quantum Marketing, and how marketers can stay relevant in the future
From Noun To Verb: Can Dunzo Do A Zoom?
It has raised close to ₹880 crore in six years, earned ₹27.5 crore and lost ₹338.4 crore. Critics may scoff, but Dunzo’s backers are not complaining, and co-founder Kabeer Biswas is chilled out
Bitcoin Gets A Shot In The Arm
Tesla’s $1.5 billion investment in cryptocurrency will encourage more corporates to gamble with it. Experts say India needs to join before it’s too late
Tech For Health: The Practo Way
With Covid-19 becoming a tipping point for business, the startup that helps people find and consult with doctors is doubling down on expanding and deepening its tech platforms
Can Koo Be King?
Forbes India delves deep into the new bird app and its content moderation policy to find out if the migration from Twitter will stick
MIGHT OF WHITE
How Raj Super White, a white perfumed laundry soap—the flagship product of parent company Raj Group—helped the Bansals whitewash Rajasthan and Punjab
Tatas' (Second) Retail Tryst
As Tata Sons puts in place plans for an aggressive retail rollout, it would also need to put in place firm guardrails
Grin and Beer it
How fledgling beer brand Simba survived a torrid pandemic and summer last year by focusing on South India
HOT AND SPICY
Kanpur’s Goldiee Masale lords over the Hindispeaking belt in North and Central India. What’s next for this Salman Khan-endorsed spices brand?
How the Rajkot-headquartered Balaji Wafers built formidable fortresses in four states that national foods giants haven’t yet been able to breach
BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES - Privatisation Plans Raise More Questions Than Answers
The government will have to complete complex, lengthy processes before selling stakes
Back After a Lunch Break
How Cello Group, one of the biggest plastic and glassware makers in India, rode the crisis on the back of their diverse portfolio
AS GOOD AS GOLD
How Yusra Mardini’s escape from war-torn Syria led her to the Olympics, taught her to embrace the word ‘refugee’, and changed her concept of what winning really means
A Booster Shot
Increased outlays for health, ₹35,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccines to help cope with immediate needs in light of the pandemic and help prepare for future eventualities
Will India's Vaccine Diplomacy Work?
Though its setbacks in South Asia need specifically defined strategies, sending vaccines to neighbouring countries offer an opportunity to improve ties
Your Flying Car is Finally Here
With nearly a billion dollars in funding, Joby Aviation promises to have its air taxis aloft by 2023
‘I am the David Going Against the Goliath that I Created'
Brian Acton, head of Signal Foundation and co-founder of WhatsApp, on the swirling debate on privacy and the future of messaging platforms
The SAT Fails Its Biggest Test
The College Board, owner of the SAT, is: A a billion-dollar monopoly B not connecting students to success and opportunity C facing an existential crisis D all of the above
A team effort ensured India won the Test series against Australia 2-1. And the impressive performance of several youngsters showed that the future of Indian cricket is in good hands
More Than Skin Deep
Indian personal care brands are targeting niche audiences with the proposition of natural and sustainable products
No Stopping 'Em
A tumultuous year did not prevent the young go-getters from innovating and scaling new heights in diverse fields. The class of Forbes India 30 Under 30 2021 is a reflection of the promise they’ve exhibited, and fulfilled
Inside The DHFL Deal
Brand familiarity and better relations with bankers and stakeholders tilted the balance in favour of Ajay Piramal, and against Oaktree Capital
Hair & Handsome
Sudheer Koneru, an engineer from India, built Zenoti— the world’s first salon and spa unicorn—into a billion-dollar company by scaling payments and b2b businesses
Fashion designer Manish Malhotra launches virtual store to bridge the gap between online and in-store experience
The Vaccine Transit Hero
As India gets ready to vaccinate millions, Kool-ex, a little-known logistics company, has emerged as a transporter of choice for pharma companies