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An Open-Cfore survey of the best business schools in India, with comprehensive salary and placement data

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Rememberance

GM Hiranandani (centre), a veteran of the 1971 war and a historian of the Indian Navy, passed away last week. He was 78. In this 1980 photograph, he’s seen with Rajiv Gandhi and Shivraj Patil.

Fox

Truth being stranger than fiction, the criminal lawyer, the thriller writer and the publisher often have an incestuous relationship. Writers sit in court and get case files from lawyers. The…

Pan India: A Shared Habitat

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS 1 Anita and Anjesh Dhakkar, newly wed, in their family home in Theekrya village, Rajasthan. Son of a farmer, Anjesh is still studying in Class 10 2 Flatmates Dilip Kumar…

Business Briefing 12/09

Mantra’s Still Location, Location, Location Sometimes any news can be good news. And if you have the misfortune of being in the property trade, moss can be mistaken for green shoots. In the last…

Basic Instinct

Recent literature has made me think about whether human behaviour is much less rational than has been assumed. In his book Management Rewired, Charles Jacob asserts that most of what we thought we…

It’s for Congress to Set a Dynastic Example

The unbridled display of dynastic ambition in the wake of the tragic death of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash on 2 September only proves that the Congress is…

The Case of Two Schools

Both IIM-A and Harvard Business School use case studies as a key learning aid, but they do it differently. I came back into academics 17 years ago, after a 22-year-long stint in industry. My first…

Life beyond the Street

The current global financial cri­sis, dubbed the worst since the Great Depression of the 1920s-30s, has wiped off more wealth in one single year than the past two decades put together. While the…

‘He Enjoyed Embarrassing Me in Billiards’

Not every Indian named Advani is going through a difficult time. The cueist Pankaj Advani enjoyed the most successful week of his life when he won his first World Professional Billiards Championship…

20 Years Not Out

Sachin Tendulkar made his debut for India on 15 November 1989, against Pakistan in Karachi. Rajiv Gandhi was prime minister then. A US dollar was approximately worth Rs 17. India has had eight other…