Friday, December 15, 2006

Many giants of the ‘License Raj’ era like Thappers, Modis, Srirams...

Well, it’s no different out here. Historically, Indian business families too have proved the same, but only till they operated in pre-1990’s closed economy. With liberalisation hitting the country, all the track records started collapsing; many giants of the ‘License Raj’ era like Thappers, Modis, Srirams were gasping for breath. The control of family business over Indian stock indices lost its grip. It can be well imagined from the fact that in the year 1996 alone, 12 family-controlled companies were dropped from the list of Sensex constituents as against just five inclusions. Interestingly, 2 out of 5 that were picked up in 1996 were again dropped from the list in 1998. The major family-owned companies that came down from centre stage were Arvind Mills, Bharat Forge, Ballarpur Industries, Bombay Dyeing, Kirloskar Cummins and Pemier Auto.
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Monday, December 11, 2006

Mark of the Singhanias

In the WTO regime, the Indian textile industry is poised to cash in on enormous opportunities that are opening up

When families break up, it is not as if carefully nurtured legacies are lost in the heartbreak of splits. Some segments of a broken up business house end up prospering even more as individual entities than as a part of some slumbering joint family driven business house. The Aditya Birla group is a classic example of this dictum. The Singhanias who manage Raymonds are yet another example. It can be arguably stated that of the three fragments of the original Singhania house, the Mumbai based faction that has nurtured Raymonds for decades has been the most successful. Another faction of the family that runs companies like J.K Tyres can also be designated as a survivor. However, the north based faction of the Singhania family that had J.K Synthetics is almost defunct. One of the key reasons for the Raymonds Singhanias to do well is the old fashioned virtue of concentrating on core competence. While many business houses have frittered away money and energy in ambitious diversification plans that have never really materialized, the Mumbai based Singhanias have focussed on maintaining Raymonds as one of the most visible, sold and liked textile and apparel brand in the country. Chairman Emeritus – Vijaypat Singhania, who is also famous as an aviator, has now handed over the reins to Gautam Singhania who is busy with new strategies to make Raymonds a global textiles and apparel multinational, cashing-in on the end of the quota regime in the international textiles market.

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Saturday, September 09, 2006

CPI: Cost of living

Inflation in Venezuela has remained relatively stable. Consumer price index measured by CPI increased by 4.7% as on June 2006, taken on a semi-annual basis. Prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages increased the most, followed by communications. The food index rose by 7.04% and the communication index increased by 3.01%. Housing rental increased the least by 2.23%, as on June 2006 on a half yearly basis.

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Editor: Arindam Chaudhuri

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Wagon R: For the smarter race (IIPM: 4Ps Article)

BRAND : Wagon R

AGENCY : Hakuhodo Percept

BASELINE : For the smarter race

DESCRIPTION : A guy introduces his new WagonR to a friend. The new features are unfolded: a new grille, swept back headlamps, luxurious interiors, automatic side view mirror et al. Driving down, the two give a bunch of girls a lift. One of them sits in the front seat, but the friend ain’t complaining as he gets to sit at the back with two of them.

4Ps TAKE: The best part about the ad is that it combines the functional element (describing the features, which is done in great detail) with the aspirational element (the fact that it’s young and affordably priced). It’s catchy, specially the way the five-seater arrangement is communicated: You can now comfortably sit with two others on the backseat.

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Source: IIPM Publication, Editor: Arindam Chaudhuri

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

IIPM Editorial ->Sydney Opera House

To his credit though, Brendan did suggest that I ought to take in the view from Pylon Lookout, a nerve wracking 200-step ordeal, which is worth every frayed nerve given the scintillating view it presents; of the city, the harbour, and of course Sydney Opera House. My vantage point put me on a high in more ways than one, and I left intoxicated by the headiness of it all! To drop into Sydney and not pay homage to Bondi Beach would have been tantamount to sacrilege, for it is a stretch of sand whose reputation far exceeds any stretch of the imagination, and certainly its solitary kilometre in length. Ubercool to the extent that it has its own gol course, life’s the veritable beach for those fortunate enough to be locals and frequent visitors. If it’s good enough for the Baywatch babes, it sure is good enough for me! “I don’t know if you’re interested in that sort of thing, but there are some unbelievably fascinating great aboriginal rock engravings within the golf course.” Such affirmations tendered a good excuse to take a welcome breather from the sport they term as a good-walk-spoilt, and after soaking in a tad bit of history it was time for us to saunter along to our next destination. Time and tide await no man, nor do the rollicking waves of surreal surf that lap at the feet of sun-worshippers in the state of Queensland! Visitors are always accorded the royal treatment, and within a multitude of tasks that can be penned on the vacationer’s to-do list, there is no dearth of delights to revel in, irrespective of whether you desire to play hyperactive holidaymaker or choose to practice the fine art of procrastination.

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Source: IIPM Publication, Editor: Arindam Chaudhuri

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

IIPM Editorial : Bell’s Televison

April 7, 1927, New York City: In a miraculous display of the power of science, Bell Telephone Laboratories today gave USA its first demonstration of the television. Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover, spoke into the telephone in Washington D.C. and was heard and seen at the same time here in Bell’s company premises. The images shown, at times faded into the background leaving Hoover’s ear or just a pair of eyebrows visible. It looked like a postcard, only it had magically come to life. The device works by “placidly scanning” the telephone user with three great “photoelectric eyes” and then sends it over the wire as wavelengths. Regardless of the complexity involved, the television has been envisaged to play an important role “in the world’s work of distant communication”.

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Tata Tea sips a Czech flavour (IIPM Publication)

The UK-based subsidiary of India’s second largest tea marketer, Tata Tea Limited, has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of a leading tea company in Czech Republic. Tata Tea (GB) Limited will buy Czech-based JEMCA from food processing company Alima Znackova Potravina. The company has still not disclosed the terms of the deal. The acquisition is being funded by the Tata-owned Tetley group, which it had acquired in 2000. Post this acquisition, Tata Tea (the world’s second-largest branded tea company) would be able to consolidate its presence in Eastern Europe. JEMCA, which sells a wide variety of black, green, fruit and herbal tea, will continue to trade under the JEMCA brand name and pack tea at its production facility in Jemnice, Czech Republic.

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Finally, peace with Sudan rebels (IIPM Publication)

The long raging conflict in Sudan showed signs of a slowdown when the Sudanese government and the Darfur rebel group agreed to sign a peace plan. This was a major sign of progress in the ongoing peace efforts there. Under the terms of the peace pact, a cease-fire was to be ushered in a week after the signing of the agreement. After this, both government forces and rebel forces are to disarm and stay confined and adhere to the cease fire lines. Hopefully this long raging war should come to an end very soon with this latest development.

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