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  • New name, new logo, same old drive and values – Garware Technical Fibres

    Newly-rebranded Garware Technical Fibres, former Garware Wall Ropes that was established in 1976, has come a long way. The company takes pride in the manner in which it was set up by Padmashree Abasaheb Garware, grandfather of the present chairman and managing director Vayu Garware. 

  • MET founder trustee Sunil Karve: Work on ground will help understand nuances of revenue generation

    A chartered accountant by qualification, Sunil Karve has a long track record in the education sector, including the post-graduate management stream. He is a founder trustee of the Mumbai Education Trust (MET) and also the honorary chairman of the board at Kohinoor Education Trust, in charge of a host of educational institutes, including the Kohinoor Business School. He has some specific ideas on how the current structure of business schools can be

  • Balanced purification is need of the hour: Havells India VP Shashank Shrivastav

    Havells India, which started its operations as a B2B company, has been increasing its B2C portfolio. At present, the B2C segment of the company stands at 40 per cent of its total turnover of around Rs 8,500 crore. The company is diversifying its water purifier segment, where it has stepped up with a wide range. R N Bhaskar and Pankaj Joshi speak to Shashank Shrivastav,

  • Talent capital is still Mumbai: Sam Balsara, Chairman and MD, Madison World

    Sam Balsara, Chairman and Managing Director of Madison World, is the senior-most media professional in the country. He has seen the industry evolve and blossom and understands its nuances like no one else. We had a short but insightful conversation with him on what makes Mumbai stand apart. Excerpts:

  • We were first in country to come out with cyber cover for individuals: BAGIC MD and CEO Tapan Singhel

    Tapan Singhel, Managing Director and CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company (BAGIC), is an unusual person to head an insurance company. He is both unassuming and effervescent. Under his stewardship, BAGIC has emerged as a consistent profit-making company. He spoke to Free Press Journal’s S Narayanan and RN Bhaskar on the way forward for BAGIC and the general insurance industry.

  • JBM group to bet on Electric Vehicles business to boost revenues, says Nishant Arya, Executive Director

    There is no doubt about the JBM group being a significant player in the auto components sector with a turnover of Rs 10,000 crore. Like most in the auto sector, the group is also interested in evolving areas like green energy and transportation through electric vehicles (EV). The EV business of the group runs under the name JBM-Solaris (a joint venture). Nishant Arya, Executive Director of the group, shares his

  • Godrej Agrovet chairman Nadir Godrej: We are doing lot of R&D in Agri-chemicals

    The beautiful view of mangroves from one of the top floors of Godrej One, Vikhroli, Mumbai is the backdrop of a candid interview with Godrej Agrovet chairman Nadir Godrej. He has a great deal to share – when it comes to the vision he has for his company. He also talks about the amazing R&D the company is doing. One such appealing R&D of the company is taking algae from

  • WhatsApp-based calorie-counting service to check macro calories

    My hectic worklife made it difficult to keep a track of macros and calories, because it demanded that I estimate the portion sizes and break down each meal into its constituents all by myself, which simply wasn’t feasible in most situations.This situation plagues the health and fitness routines of many working professionals Veer Ramlugonan, avid fitness and healthy lifestyle practitioner.