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Crowning or fading glory: What will the new HDFC Bank chief deliver?

Issue Date : 15 January 2021

Imagenation

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Editor's Note

Why replicating Aditya Puri's iconic leadership could be a tough ask

While HDFC Bank’s culture is one of performance with conservatism, the next couple of years will be defining for India’s most admired bank

HIGH FIVE

“Hierarchy often destroys good ideas because teams do not want to dissent with the leader”

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Big Idea

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What Zomato or Swiggy is to the food industry, this ₹1 billion-start-up is to e-commerce logistics  

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Breaking the clutter

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Feature

OTT players are splurging on content. What’s their game?

The platforms are driving themselves into a corner, and they may need a smarter strategy soon  


Perspective

Reviving B2B marketing in 2021

The big challenge for B2B players is retaining customers and increasing brand awareness 


Lead Story

Crowning or fading glory: What will the new HDFC Bank chief deliver?

The bank is facing a perception crisis with high-level exits and the RBI stricture, just as the competitive landscape is changing with freshly-minted fintech companies  


Lead Story

The story of the Wadhawan brothers. How they built a solid business only to run it aground

The Wadhawan brothers sparkled with success till the tinsel deserted them 


RITES is a great play on railways. Fund managers feel not much can go wrong

With a diversified asset-light model and an attractive valuation, this PSU is loved by mutual funds   


Big Idea

Myelin Foundry wants you to bid goodbye to buffering

An ex-Tata team has built a product that could end your content-buffering woes


The Good Life

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My Favourite

Tarun Rai

Chairman and Group CEO of Wunderman Thompson South Asia knows how to spend his leisure time in style — in the lap of nature or indulging in delectable Thai food


Pursuit of Happiness

Everlasting melody

He’s the man who brings world-class symphonies and classical music to the country and even at the age of 84, his passion for music shows no signs of slowing down


Hardbound

The Inner Circle

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