Free Press Journal
  • HFFC CEO Manoj Viswanathan looks back at how affordable housing became the buzzword

    Mumbai-based Home First Finance Company (HFFC) is planning to increase not just its customer base but also expand into addition 15 cities. This ambition is driven by the existing schemes of things in the housing space. In a conversation with Pankaj Joshi, the CEO of the company, Manoj Viswanathan talks about his 2020-21 plan.

  • Woodland might even look at IPO to support their expansion plan

    Woodland was started in Quebec, Canada for making winter boots and entered India in 1992. It has been a nodal identity—as a maker of tough shoes— at a time when footwear and outdoor footwear in particular was mostly unorganised. Harkirat Singh, MD, elaborates the company’s current operations and investment plans for brand growth in a chat with Pankaj Joshi.

  • Eruditus Executive Education co-founder Chaitanya Kalipatnapu: We are very focused on career outcome for candidates

    Mumbai-based Eruditus Executive Education, is focussed on providing high-end professional development courses to employees in mid and higher management level. This is in collaboration with top-end business educational institutions. 2010-started Eruditus has a student base from  four different geographies.  The co-founder, Chaitanya Kalipatnapu, discusses the vision and future plans with Pankaj Joshi.

  • Re imagining Mumbai: Cleaner and less congested

    The economic worth of Mumbai is often mentioned in the same breath as its low ranking on parameters of infrastructure and quality of life. The panel discussion hosted jointly by the Free Press Journal and the Indian Merchants Chamber (with as digital partner) focused on bringing out the facts — both in terms of action initiated and action required for a cleaner and less congested city. The keynote address was delivered by Lalit

  • Two Ds of India: Demonetisation & Digitisation

    Free Press Journal (FPJ) along with the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) organised a panel discussion on the impact of the Budget in specific contexts. Panelists were (in alphabetical order) Ketan Dalal, Member, India Leadership Team, PWC; Abizer Diwanji, Senior Partner, EY India; Lalit Kanodia, Past President, IACC and Chairman Datamatics Global Services; Jairaj  Purandare, Founder Chairman, JMP Advisors; Pradeep Rath, Senior Economist, CIDCO; and Aditya Srinivas, COO

  • Over 7k people demand closure of mutton, liquor shops near Mahakal Templ

    Ujjain : Swarnim Bharat Manch launched a Signature Drive demanding closure of mutton and liquor shops located around Mahakaleshwar Temple, here on Friday. Manch invoked citizens to put their signature. More than 7000 citizens put their signature in support of the drive. Drive will be continued on Saturday.

  • Submissions against draft DP overflow

    Mumbai :  The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) saw close to 12,000 suggestions and objections against the draft development plan (DP) on Friday, the last day  for these submissions. These complaints flooding the DP office have stretched the administration’s resources almost to breaking point. On official source said “One person alone came up with 4,000 suggestions that he has collected from his locality.”