Author Archives: Koushik Saha

Imports and Exports between China and India by Sam Kligman

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-02-23/chinese-imports-invade-india Unfortunately, there is very little reciprocity between China and India when it comes to the export of goods. In 2011, exports from China to India reached $43.5 billion by exports from India back to China for only $19.6 billion. … Continue reading

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India, No Longer an Outsourcing Favorite by Sam Kligman

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-15/outsourcing-a-passage-out-of-india India’s sales pitch is going to need to change for American companies to want to employ its workers in upcoming years. That is, in the past India was always good for what Robyn Meredith refers to as “back office … Continue reading

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Mumbai’s Renters become Millionaires by Sam Kligman

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-07-05/mumbais-boom-turns-renters-into-millionaires It is common in India to have apartments with established rent protection because of the Bombay rent control act of 1947. Because of this, residents who have lived in the same place for several decades are now turning into … Continue reading

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Low-Cost Virus Vaccines in India by Sam Kligman

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-05-14/india-announces-low-cost-rotavirus-vaccine To combat the rotavirus, one of the leading causes of childhood death, the government has announced that it will be selling a vaccine for $1 a dose. Every year the virus kills roughly half a million children worldwide. With … Continue reading

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Matrimony.com and Arranged Marriages in India by Sam Kligman

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-04/on-matrimony-dot-com-indias-arranged-marriages-hit-the-web So you thought parental matchmaking was something of the past in India? Think again – “marriages within the community is still very much the norm” except now there is a modern twist to the process. Narayan’s article focuses on … Continue reading

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India’s MBA Candidates Face Daunting Odds by Sam Kligman

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/apr2009/bs20090427_372997.htm This article discusses how India’s current MBA candidates are having a harder time seeing a return on investment in their business education. This was ironic to me because I read it just after having read The Elephant and the … Continue reading

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MakeMyTrip and India’s Airline Situation by Sam Kligman

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-18/indias-makemytrip-hopes-for-a-revival-via-smartphones Apparently American’s airline industry is not the only one that’s hurting. This article points out that many companies in India’s airline industry are having serious trouble. For instance, Jet Airways hasn’t turned a profit in five years. Moreover, Air … Continue reading

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Instant Funding for Indian Startups in Bangalore by Sam Kligman

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Startups-get-instant-funds-at-Bangalore-show/articleshow/19656695.cms If India wasn’t already known for being a mecca for startups before, Nasscom is insuring it will be with its own version of the startup reality show Shark Tank. This initiative allows groups to give 8-minute presentations in hopes … Continue reading

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Luxury Car Prices About to Drop by Sam Kligman

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Luxury-car-prices-set-to-drop-dramatically/articleshow/19643493.cms This article’s focus was on the impact of India reducing its customs duty to 30%. At the present, cars over Rs 22 lakh ($40,000) have a 100% customs levy and those below that price have a 60% levy. Indian … Continue reading

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Solar Shirts in India by Sam Kligman

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/the-good-earth/A-solar-shirt-that-will-keep-you-cool-in-summers/articleshow/19557660.cms Santipada GonChaudhury is a specialist in photovoltaic design and is working in Kolkata to see if he can create a solar shirt that will “keep the wearer cool during hot days.” If he is successful, I imagine this will … Continue reading

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