Quite apart from what must be an amazing contacts list, actor-turned-director-turned-film producer Arbaaz Khan has a nose for a good deal. After a stop-start acting career, Khan turned his attention to film production back in 2010 with the release of ‘Dabangg’ – an unabashedly old-school Bollywood romp that set box …Read More »
India's burgeoning economy and the seemingly limitless potential offered by the country's ever-expanding Middle Class has given rise to a whole new industry - the business of the conclave.
London has emerged as the centre of the India-focussed business conference, promoting India's myriad different economic sectors.
In the past 12 months, the capital has played host to conclaves on everything from infrastructure and retail to education and biotechnology, offering advice and access to British companies to India.
One of the latest is 'Indiapreneurship' , an event organized by the India Business Forum at the London Business School (LBS).
LBS' India club has been organizing annual business conferences for a number of years but there appears to be an added enthusiasm in 2015, not least given the optimism that continues to surround India's development-driven Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Reflecting that optimism, Indiapreneurship was attended by a number of high-profile speakers, including Eros International chairman Kishore Lulla; Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor and Dr Preetha Reddy, the formidable Managing Director of Indian healthcare giant Apollo Hospitals.
The UKAsian's editor Viji Alles finds out more.Read More »
India’s first $100 million box office star Aamir Khan is to address the prestigious Harvard Business School. The 49-year-old actor has reportedly been invited to speak to students about the success of his latest release PK, a religious satire that has shattered all manner of Indian box office records. Although …Read More »
Companies from around the world have been working overtime making overtures to India’s newly-elected government of the business-friendly Narendra Modi. Among the more unique is Segway, the company behind the famous self-balancing personal transporter. The US firm’s Indian distributor is hoping for tax credits from Mr Modi’s government and hopes …Read More »
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In a brightly lit travel agency in a gloomy Kabul mall, business is booming for Naser Gulzad. But all he can think about is shutting up shop and following his customers out of Afghanistan. Like many Afghans watching the exit of NATO-led troops and fearing a comeback by the Taliban …Read More »
Media mogul Ronnie Screwvala and biotechnology entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw are among philanthropists who have been named in the Forbes Asia list of most generous people in the Asia Pacific region. Screwvala – founder of film major UTV and Managing Director of Walt Disney India – and Biocon Chief Executive Officer …Read More »
The Deputy Prime Minister has praised the “sense of valour” and ability to take “calculated risks” shown by the Asian business community, saying Britain needs to drawn on those lessons if it is to overcome the recession. During an impassioned speech at the second annual The Indus Entrepreneurs awards dinner …Read More »