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That is how people felt and seeing that, I chose to go in for synthetics. Kapal Mehra’s name apparently had been on the shortlist. Another set of businessmen felt that Reliance was an out-of-control monster, a bubble that would burst at any moment.

Start reading Business Maharajas on your Kindle in under a minute. Seven Business Houses that thrived the Socialist India, should have been a better title for this book, without any exception everyone of these business have had a tussle with the government and with the public, rioting their industries and going to strikes and lock downs. One guiding principle used was to look both into the past and the future in order: Open Preview See a Problem?

When Parliament reopened after a recess on November 15, a number of MP s drew the finance minister’s attention to the Telegraph report and demanded an explanation. The life of this tea maharaja provides an insight into a shadowy world far removed from glossily printed profit and loss statements, the Calcutta Stock Exchange and high profile tea auctions.

The only emotion he felt that hot summer morning, as the mercury crossed the 33 C mark, was wrath. Outwardly, Ambani appeared unfazed by these allegations. Ambani turned the concept on its head. To feed it, Birla built 2. So did forty-three others.



Jennifer Netarwala is a Mumbai-based journalist. The basic aim of technological advance should be to reduce the cost of productionbnot technology for technology’s sake,” he once explained. Typically they buy yarn from out sid and weave ‘grey’ or unfinished fabric which they sell process houses. It was until then the biggest issue.

By May 10, the gap between sales and availability was almost covered and the crisis was over. Yet the government raided Rahul Bajaj twice, stalled his repeated applications to build new factories and expand production, and wouldn’t let him diversify. That’s 98 per cent of the work. In terms of sheer drama, there’s little to beat takeovers and buy-outs. To keep his shareholders happy, he made sure that the price of Reliance shares performed better than the BSE index.

Then he rose to become a sales manager.

Reliance out paced the rumours. The book is really old, it was published in By the time he left Aden, his salary had risen to Rs 1, The end of the Licence Raj with its corollary of greater industrial opportunity, stiffer competition igta domestic and international rivals, the financial busiess, the lure of foreign markets, the shaky promise of globalization, and various aspects of the liberalization programme have generated considerable debate about the direction of change and how Indian industry should rise to meet these challenges.

But we went in with an open mind and tried our very best.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. As long as he kept moving, money poured in. All eight share three common characteristics: Of the seven profiles drawn in these pages, three are s rags-to-riches stories Ambani, Khaitan, And the two Shah brothers and three are about inheritors who have added to their legacies Birla, Bajaj, and Goenka. This was at a time when people had to wait for years after booking a Bajaj scooter to take delivery!


Whenever it announced some liberal measures, it was solely intended to be of profit to a particular business house which greased the palms of Indira Gandhi and her sycophants. In this room, extraordinary things must happen.

On the one hand, he drew up a June black list of twenty-one business houses who had large outstanding excise payments to the government, and unleashed a raid raj of unprecedented severity, but at the same time, he eased up the Licence Raj. His raw material bill could shoot up by Rs m.

Ambani would have paid about Rs m to buyshares and perhaps as much again to support the share price during its extraordinary swings. In addition, his bank was assured of a deposit twice as large as the advance, so that besides risk, fuding the loan would not pose a problem. However, the real reason was that Kamalnayan Bajaj sided with the opponents of Indira when Congress split in The non-convertible parts were uoting at a discount ranging from 15 to 18 per cent.

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Heads would roll, predicted banking circles. We can’t change our rulers, but we can at least help them learn how to rule us better, he used to tell his businrss. The bosses too were not committed. Sales doubled every two years from Rs 49m into Rs mRs mRs mRs 1,m and Rs 2,m Akshay Patil added it Jan 24, Sceptics laughed, but he tita his dream come true within one lifetime. At the Mulji Jetha market, polyester was thet called chamak.