Farming the right idea
Though an agricultural economy, Indian harvesting and post harvesting technology is quite outdated. Aspada Investments-backed LEAF aims to correct this while simultaneously benefiting the farmers and the consumers
For the love of food
A food lover, Ashish Kapur of Yo! China talks about building one of the largest chains of Chinese quick service restaurants (QSR) in India and why the customer is always king
Investor turned foodie
With Kaati Zone, Kiran Nadkarni has turned the humble kaati roll into a poster boy for Indian QSR brands looking to take Indian food mainstream.
The business of quick service restaurants
For an Indian QSR, the best way to approach a business is to make smart choices - on menu, format, location and process. And for those who have managed to build a strong foundation, the venture capital industry is keen on playing a supportive role to help achieve scale
Turning rice into a brand
The Rs. 1,250 crore LT Foods is adopting a multi-pronged strategy for growth. From branding its rice products to launching rice-based health snacks, the company is eyeing growth in each of its six subsidiaries
Encouraged by the popularity of its frozen yoghurt, now available across 29 outlets in five cities, Cocoberry soon plans to expand reach and add other pre-packaged food products to its range
MASTI for the taste buds!
Mast Kalandar, the Indian quick service restaurant, was a result of a clear vision – to provide quality north Indian food to a target audience, ready to lap up its offering. Today, it is aiming to professionalise its set up and expand to over 100 outlets
Whipping up an Enterprise
M. Mahadevan, chairman and managing director of Oriental Cuisines shares with us what it takes to run a successful chain of restaurants and how human values stand above everything else in an effort to get to the top
For the sake of farmer’s harmony!
Star Agriwarehousing & Collateral Management Limited is involved in post harvest management operations of agricultural commodities by offering broad-based solutions to farmers.
Where everyone’s a winner
At Winners Bakery, it’s more than just business as usual. Here, social empowerment is just as important as raking up the profits. A look at how a simple business model enables those with potential to stand on their own two feet.
The Snapdeal Pivot
In January 2013, Snapdeal had a mere US $100,000 in the bank, a small chunk left after it had burned through almost all of the US $57 million it had raised since September 2009. Th...
Transformation by design
Polaris’ Arun Jain has engineered a unique strategy at the mid-sized financial technology company, incubating a robust products company from within a running services entity. He ...
In coffee, we trust
Tata Starbucks is the coming together of two iconic brands. 34-year-old Avani Saglani Davda, the company’s CEO, explains to us why her game plan for Starbucks in India is to “g...
Where there’s traction, Money will follow
Deepinder Goyal, founder and CEO, Zomato, shares a great working relationship with investor Sanjeev Bikhchandani of Info Edge for one simple reason: Bikhchandani is more entreprene...
Playing 20 Questions with Mittu Chandilya
The AirAsia India boss discusses his interview experience with Tony Fernandes, his firm-and-fair management style and why it is crucial to be a serial innovator to win in the aviat...
Where ownership and management are different
Dr. Ranjan Pai, Managing Director, Manipal Education and Medical Group, has led the professionalisation of the Group by consciously empowering his senior managers, seeding several ...
Building a Happy Company
Ashok Soota-led Happiest Minds Technologies has woven happiness into its business process. Find out how you can do it too....
Narayana Health’s ten-year plan
Narayana Health’s Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty wants to rewrite India’s healthcare story. His personal mantra: it is pointless talking about all the advancements in healthcare if peo...
Creative Dialogue on Scaling Up
Cognizant’s Lakshmi Narayanan indulges in a creative, freewheeling chat with L. Kannan and Vijay Babu of Vortex Engineering, a solar-ATM manufacturer....
"Businesses don’t go anywhere, people do"
Mindtree’s Subroto Bagchi urges entrepreneurs to think of their journey as a process of continuously creating infrastructure – physical, intellectual and emotional. He specific...