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                                                                               The future is here
                                                agnitio, eruditio, prudentia

      INDIA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMY MAGAZINE                   When I started Planman Consulting in
                 Vol. 1 Issue 1, 18 June-2 July 2005                           1996, my biggest division then was the
                         e d ito r i a l & r e s e a rc h                      research and analysis division. It had 5
                 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Arindam Chaudhuri
                     MANAGING EDITOR: A. Sandeep
                                                                               of the most brilliant toppers from IIPM.
                    EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Sutanu Guru                              We had a dream to start a world-class
           EDITOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Prasoon Majumdar                           business magazine. It was the first divi-
                 CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: Sucheta Dalal
                  FEATURES EDITOR: Prashanto Banerji                           sion to close down too! Dreams, how-
       EDITOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: Siddharth Nambiar                         ever, have this habit of re-surfacing.
           ASSISTANT EDITORS: Kalyan Chatterji, Virat Bahri
                                 EDITORIAL:                                    They did, when I met this 19 year old
Smita Polite, Sacha Simon Hartman, Damodar Menon, Asif Ahmed, Bikram           exceptionally talented BBA topper at
               Keshari Jena, Ashish Mishra, Elizabeth Soumya,
           Indira Parthasarthy, Deepti Sharma, Vareen Gadhoke,
                                                                               IIPM named Siddharth Nambiar. I have
                      Anu Gulmohar, Manmeet Kalra                              always believed in the abilities of intelli-
           CHIEF CONSULTING EDITOR: Malay Chaudhuri                            gent, young business graduates and Siddharth fitted the bill perfectly.
                              COPY DESK:
                                                                               Siddharth’s drive and his willingness to take up this project got us
              Shanta Saikia, Ruchika Chawla, Mridu Singh                       rolling. We were soon sitting on the mission impossible - to bring
                              RESEARCH:                                        out a first-of-its-kind business and economy magazine. I immediately
           M.N.V.V.K. Chaitanya, K. Ramanathan, Anu Pande                      asked him to first book the name, Business & Economy. When we
      Triranjan Chakroborty, John L. Khiangte, Sandeep Mukherjee
                                                                               approached RNI, we were disappointed to realise that the name had
                   EDITORIAL COORDINATION:                                     already been booked. But it was pleasant to get to know later that day
                   Sumit Singhal, Akansha Pradhan
                                                                               that the name had been booked years back by us only!
                     design & production
                 DESIGN DIRECTOR: Satyajit Datta
                                                                                  Then started the tougher part. The hunt for world class people
                SENIOR DESIGNER: Manish Raghav                                 – and the rejection associated with being rejected by the people we
                       DESIGNER: Sanjeev Raj                                   wanted. And finally falling back on our internal support system. In
                  INFOGRAPHIST: Chetan Singh
                          PRODUCTION:                                          walked A. Sandeep with a promise to do it all alone. Prasoon also
       Gurudas Mallik Thakur, Ripudaman Kaushik, Rajesh Malik                  decided to join in. We three were batch mates at IIPM too, so the
                     ph otog r a p hy                                          tempo started building up. The excitement reached top gear when
         CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER: Shivay Bhandari                                   Sutanu took up our offer. Finally, we had someone to bring in in-
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Praveen Kumar, Teeke Tanwar, Sanjay Sharma, Shyam
             Prasad, B.K. Ramesh, Sujan Singh                                  dustry expertise. Mouli Marur brought in the world class design.
                        g r ou p p u b l i s h e r
                                                                               Prashanto, Abhimanyu and Satyajit added the remaining elements
                          Abhimanyu Ghosh                                      of excitement.
                   ma r k e t i n g & c i rc u l at i o n                         When you have a world class team, the rest of the job becomes
  CHIEF MANAGER MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION: Surbhi Nangia                        easy – especially if the people are passionate about the dream ahead.
    VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING AND SALES: Gautam Sharma
                  GM MARKETING: Gaurav Sachdeo
                                                                               Time flew... passionate, smiling and capable new people joined in and
                     GM BRANDS: Manaav Varma                                   worked with utmost sincerity... and we reached the last week before
          VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING WEST: Viraj Kalra
                                                                               the launch and suddenly 24 hours a day was not enough. The lovely,
       VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING SOUTH: Vikram Tanwar
            REGIONAL MANAGER WEST: Namit Sharma                                lively and smart team worked through the nights to bring out this
    MARKETING AND SALES: Kahini Ghosh, Amar Singh Cheema,                      first issue of a revolution. Because what you hold in your hand right
 Anjana Singh, Ramninder Singh, Monojit Ganguly, Saurabh Kesharwani,
     Siddhant Pradhan, Sachin Raina, Mumbai: Shashank, R. Prasad,              now is a never seen before, Indian, world-class business and economy
         Bangalore: Mark Rahmi Lyngdoh, Chennai: Yunus Vagh                    magazine. Each story, each column, each analysis done with just one
      GENERAL MANAGER CIRCULATION: Narendra Budhiraja
         CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT: Bupender Singh Bisht
                                                                               aim in mind – to give you an intellectually stimulating experience.
         Mumbai: Rajeev Nayan Sinha, Bangalore: Prasad Herur                   In these days of dust-bin-ization of the consumer with unlimited
                      Kolkata: Debojit Majumder                                bombardment of relevant and irrelevant news from multiple sources,
                                                                               we realise the only reason you would want to read a magazine is
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                                                                               when it gives you incisive and insightful analysis done by supremely
 Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore,
              Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Trivandrum                                competent people. And that’s what B&E stands for (ninety percent
                 A Planman Consulting Publication                              of our editorial people are MBAs. They understand business best and
     For any queries email: editor@businessandeconomy.org
                                                                               their analysis is impeccable). It’s time you start reading a business
        Printed and Published by Abhimanyu Ghosh
         on behalf of Planman Publications, a division of                      magazine that adds meaningful value to your precious time. Its time
                   Planman Consulting India Ltd.                               you realise - the future is here.
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                                                                                                                                                                 editor speak



                                                                                                              The future is launched
                                                                               agnitio, eruditio, prudentia

                           INDIA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMY MAGAZINE                                                    A professor-like, relentlessly sharp, incisive and
                                          Vol. 1 Issue 2, 2 July-15 July 2005                                                        analytical lecture on sincere journalism and a
                                            e ditorial & re se arch                                                                  clearly laid down list of dos and donts for B&E by
                                     EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Arindam Chaudhuri
                                         MANAGING EDITOR: A. Sandeep
                                                                                                                                     the highly respected and fearless journalist, author
                                        EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Sutanu Guru                                                                and politician Arun Shourie (he called B&E a mis-
                               EDITOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Prasoon Majumdar
                                       FEATURES EDITOR: Prashanto Banerji
                                                                                                                                     sion with passion); a lot of praise as well as advise
                             EDITOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: Siddharth Nambiar                                                         to increase pages given to politics by our former
                                ASSISTANT EDITORS: Kalyan Chatterji, Virat Bahri                                                     finance minister Yashwant Sinha, in a lucid speech;
                                                    EDITORIAL:
                               Smita Polite, Sacha Simon Hartman, Vareen Gadhoke,                                                    a futuristic talk on India by the young face of poli-
                                  Asif Ahmed, Bikram Keshari Jena, Ashish Mishra,                             tics Milind Deora; a dose of huge motivation from the veteran leader
                               Elizabeth Soumya, Indira Parthasarthy, Deepti Sharma,
                              Anu Gulmohar, Manmeet Kalra, Sourish Ghosh, R. Prasad
                                                                                                              and ever young-at-heart Vasant Sathe;
                                                                                                              a warm and welcoming gesture by the Glimpses from the Delhi and Mum-
                                                                                                              doyen of business magazines, Ashok bai launch are here for you to see!
                                  CHIEF CONSULTING EDITOR: Malay Chaudhuri

                                                       COPY DESK:
                                       Shanta Saikia, Ruchika Chawla, Mridu Singh
                                                                                                              Advani; and passionate speeches by A.
                                                                                                              Sandeep, Prasoon and Abhimanyu, all
                                                RESEARCH:
                   M.N.V.V.K. Chaitanya, K. Ramanathan, Anu Pande, Triranjan Chakroborty,                     hosted with grace by the charming Si-
                         John L. Khiangte, Sandeep Mukherjee, Neha Goyal, Niharika                            mon Singh in the midst of corporate
                                              EDITORIAL COORDINATION:                                         leaders and social achievers is how
                                                   Akansha Pradhan
                                                                                                              The Future was launched.
                                           de sign & production                                                 The first issue itself sold a staggering Shourie talks about journalism
                                       DESIGN DIRECTOR: Satyajit Datta
                                      SENIOR DESIGNER: Manish Raghav                                          35,000 copies from the stands alone.
                                            DESIGNER: Chetan Singh                                            Praise for the wonderful contents
                                    JUNIOR DESIGNER: Maninder Chhatwal
                                          INFOGRAPHIST: Sanjeev Raj
                                                                                                              and especially the world class design
                                                PRODUCTION:                                                   poured in.
                             Gurudas Mallik Thakur, Ripudaman Kaushik, Rajesh Malik                              We won’t get complacent. It’s
                                           photography                                                        a promise!
                                CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER: Shivay Bhandari
                         PHOTOGRAPHERS: Praveen Kumar, Teeke Tanwar, Sanjay Sharma
                                 Shyam Prasad, B.K. Ramesh, Sujan Singh                                                                                  The future is launched
                                   PHOTO RESERCHER: Swati Mohin

                                                     grou p pu blish e r
                                                      Abhimanyu Ghosh

                                     marke ti ng & ci rcu lation
                    CHIEF MANAGER MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION: Surbhi Nangia
                      VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING AND SALES: Gautam Sharma
                                    GM MARKETING: Gaurav Sachdeo
                                       GM BRANDS: Manaav Varma                                                Vasant Sathe                                                   Milind Deora
                            VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING WEST: Viraj Kalra
                         VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING SOUTH: Vikram Tanwar
                               REGIONAL MANAGER WEST: Namit Sharma
                            REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH: Debojit Chaudhuri
                      MARKETING AND SALES: Kahini Ghosh, Amar Singh Cheema,
                     Anjana Singh, Ramninder Singh, Saurabh Kesharwani, Vantika Singh,
                     Siddhant Pradhan, Sachin Raina, Romsha Singh Mumbai: Shashank
                            Bangalore: Mark Rahmi Lyngdoh, Jagdish Khandelwal                                 Ashok Advani & Bharat Dabholkar    Prasoon Majumdar      A. Sandeep
                           Chennai: Yunus Vagh Pune: Jayesh Fatteshingrao Jadhav
                        GENERAL MANAGER CIRCULATION: Narendra Budhiraja
                  CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT: Bhupender Singh Bisht, Chandra Nath Jha
                        Rajeev Nayan Sinha, Thomas, Bhaskar Majumder, Dinakar MS

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                                         Printed and Published by Abhimanyu Ghosh
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                                            Visit us at: www.businessandeconomy.org                           Abhimanyu Ghosh wearing his heart on his head          The future !!!


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                                                                                       Africa: do they really care?
                                                        agnitio, eruditio, prudentia

     INDIA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMY MAGAZINE
                                                                                       True, Africa has received the maximum aid over
                  Vol. 1 Issue 3, 16 July-29 July 2005                                 years from the developed world. But does it mean
                       e ditorial & research                                           it’s enough? Or does it mean that the developed world
                EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Arindam Chaudhuri                                     really cares? Not really. Africa makes a nice philan-
                    MANAGING EDITOR: A. Sandeep
                   EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Sutanu Guru                                       thropic posture in times of mounting global criticism
           EDITOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Prasoon Majumdar                                   on things like the Iraq war and how the world was
                  FEATURES EDITOR: Prashanto Banerji
        EDITOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: Siddharth Nambiar
                                                                                       misled into believing in its necessity. The fact is that
           ASSISTANT EDITORS: Kalyan Chatterji, Virat Bahri                            while the developed world has been talking about
                               EDITORIAL:
              Smita Polite, Vareen Gadhoke, Deepti Sharma,
                                                                                       giving 0.7% of its gross national product for the cause
             Asif Ahmed, Bikram Keshari Jena, Ashish Mishra,                           of eradicating inhuman poverty that still kills millions in Africa, it has not
  Elizabeth Soumya, Indira Parthasarthy, Anu Gulmohar, Manmeet Kalra,                  even given a fraction. For the war on Iraq, of course, Bush has spent 0.7%
                Sourish Ghosh, R. Prasad, Santosh Sharma
                                                                                       of the American GNP. The double standards are painful, especially when
            CHIEF CONSULTING EDITOR: Malay Chaudhuri
                                                                                       you confront the facts of Africa where one in five kids born doesn’t see the
                                COPY DESK:
                Shanta Saikia, Ruchika Chawla, Mridu Singh
                                                                                       age of five; the average life expectancy in the poorer countries just barely
                                                                                       touches 40; diseases like malaria still kill millions; not to forget AIDS,
                              RESEARCH:
           M.N.V.V.K. Chaitanya, K. Ramanathan, Anu Pande,                             which alone is pulling down life expectancy in many parts by about 25%.
      Triranjan Chakroborty, John L. Khiangte, Sandeep Mukherjee,                      Those who give clichéd arguments of aid not reaching poor and needy
          Neha Srivastava, Niharika Singh, Debashish Majumdar
                                                                                       due to corruption, need to sensitise themselves to these facts first. Then
                       EDITORIAL COORDINATION:
                            Akansha Pradhan
                                                                                       they will realise that the need of the hour is aid and more aid. Aid in the
                                                                                       form of investments, healthcare, helping Africa grow more food and fight
                     design & production
                 DESIGN DIRECTOR: Satyajit Datta                                       diseases. The Ethiopians today respect the Chinese much more than any
                SENIOR DESIGNER: Manish Raghav                                         G8 nation simply because China is bringing investments, building roads,
                      DESIGNER: Chetan Singh
                    INFOGRAPHIST: Sanjeev Raj                                          infrastructure and generating employment. It is the responsibility of the
              JUNIOR DESIGNER: Maninder Chhatwal                                       donors to see to it that the terms of the aid are very strictly binding and
                          PRODUCTION:
       Gurudas Mallik Thakur, Ripudaman Kaushik, Rajesh Malik                          that aid is not disguised in the form of debt relief or siphoned off by corrupt
                     photography
                                                                                       governments, or wasted by the aid supervising western representatives on
          CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER: Shivay Bhandari                                          housing and car benefits.
   PHOTOGRAPHERS: Praveen Kumar, Teeke Tanwar, Sanjay Sharma                               The UN was created after a monstrous war that took 10 million lives.
           Shyam Prasad, B.K. Ramesh, Sujan Singh
            PHOTO RESEARCHER: Swati Mohin                                              More than twice that number die today of hunger and curable diseases
                              grou p pu blish e r                                      while UN talks about bringing world peace. It’s a shame that despite the
                               Abhimanyu Ghosh                                         UN and the unbelievable prosperity the world has seen in the last fifty
                   marketi ng & ci rcu lation                                          years, the earth entered the new millennium with poverty still existing.
  CHIEF MANAGER MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION: Surbhi Nangia                                The UN now wants to make poverty history by 2025. The G8 nations form
    VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING AND SALES: Gautam Sharma
                 GM MARKETING: Gaurav Sachdeo                                          the controlling power in the UN, why then do they require a special closed
                    GM BRANDS: Manaav Varma                                            door summit to decide on giving aid to Africa? If they cared, they would
         VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING WEST: Viraj Kalra
      VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING SOUTH: Vikram Tanwar                                    have already made poverty history. But in this fiscal bottom-line oriented
            REGIONAL MANAGER WEST: Namit Sharma                                        global arena, survival of the weakest (Africa) takes a backseat to survival of
         REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH: Debojit Chaudhuri
    MARKETING AND SALES: Kahini Ghosh, Amar Singh Cheema,                              the fittest. It’s time to rechristen what Marx said long back, “Weakest of the
           Anjana Singh, Saurabh Kesharwani, Vantika Singh,                            world unite... you have nothing to lose, but the unending misery flowing
          Siddhant Pradhan, Sachin Raina Mumbai: Shashank
         Bangalore: Mark Rahmi Lyngdoh, Jagdish Khandelwal                             out of poverty, hunger and diseases. Press for your rights... the educated
        Chennai: Yunus Vagh Pune: Jayesh Fatteshingrao Jadhav                          and civilised world will be there to back your rights”.
     GENERAL MANAGER CIRCULATION: Narendra Budhiraja
CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT: Bhupender Singh Bisht, Chandra Nath Jha
                                                                                           While talking about the civilised world, one can’t help but refer to the
     Rajeev Nayan Sinha, Thomas, Bhaskar Majumder, Dinakar MS                          huge contrast in the way the Texan cowboy dealt with terror with his smoke
                                                                                       ‘em out attitude and the way Tony Blair spoke in the most cultured manner
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