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Aware of this, bears cash in by selling short just before the issue— when prices are high-and deliver after the issue- when prices slump. Could Birla’s trade seci’cts be taught and replicated?

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Inthe government reckoned there were ten million. Sapra, president of Reliance’s buwiness staple fibre division, who joined Ambani after a twenty-year career with ICI India: He couldn’t have been more wrong. They would rather go straight for quality.

It was the right decision for them. Other mill-owners watched enviously as Ambani scooped rich profits from fabric marketing in smaller towns, as the first to both recognize and exploit their potential. Among the former was Viren Shah, a fiery businessman-politician and chairman of Mukand Iron and Steel. Ambani’s attention switched from spices to the textile trade. Today his factories are the cheapest per unit manufacturers of their given products. He also compared the business community to rats.

Three months earlier, on March 22, the Indian Express had front-paged an article on debenture conversions entitled “Sub-rule or subversive rule’, and called on the finance minister to ‘prevent this prejudicial tendency from becoming part of the system’.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Srishti Gupta rated business really liked maharajzs Feb 18, Reliance shares were appreciating, and the scheme promised profits for everyone.


Why is it called Kabutarkhana? Kunal marked it as to-read Jan 10, An extremely well written piece from a veteran journalist, this book captures the spirit of erst while Indian Environment, the export and import tariffs, the Emergency, Liberalization, assassinations of Prime Ministers and riots, the Bengal Communist idiocy that forced businessmen mxharajas flee Calcutta, everything is captured in an engaging manner.

Narayan, president of the textile division, provided an example. A full-time brains trust is continually preparing position papers on subjects as diverse as IMF loans or the shortfall in the Sixth Plan.

Mukesh recalls, “As kids, we used to go around mahxrajas say: If you make giat, they are yours. In implementing the PFY project, Ambani adopted two other co-related strategies: He doesn’t like them, but he doesn’t have a choice.

The debentures carried After he built a filament yarn plant in India, it was withdrawn in RP was forced to swallow his pride and return— which made the acquisition all the sweeter when it came through in Eventually the RBI called back the loans. The profiled businessmen had to be leaders in their chosen area of activity. At the time, Ambani didn’t realize that he had mounted a treadmill from which he would never be able to step off. Their combined turnover runs into billions of dollars and they employ millions.

Our only difficulty was that we were not sufficiently known or established in the domestic market. Can the elements of success be identified? The Piramao mill was a watershed in the Ambani saga.

Business Maharajas by Gita Piramal

Both foresaw synthetics as the fabric of the future though they arrived at this common ground from opposite routes and different priamal. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I was brought up in the Arya Samaj environment which taught us to shun rituals.


To make the Tata group globally competitive is one of the priorities Ratan Tata, the head of India’s biggest business house, has set for himself.

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Like Rahul Bajaj, Ambani hasn’t taken partners because he could never play second fiddle. As his mind ‘broadened’, he started pulling away from the crowd: Then and now, it out spent its competition with a budget which is on par with consumer giants such as Hindustan Lever.

Oct 15, Chetan Suralkar rated it it was amazing. To place the magnitude of Reliance’s issue in context, it is worth remembering that inthe BSE raised Rs 1.

So on December 31,1 landed in Bombay to start my own business with a few thousand rupees. Producing over a million vehicles a year, Rahul Bajaj has built the mahaeajas fourth largest two-wheeler company in western India.


Indespite the ever-larger public issues and substantial profits from the Pataiganga PFY plant and the Naroda textile mill, Ambani was feeling hungry.

Bajaj didn’t have to hustlemthere were long queues of people outside his airconditioned office patiently waiting to be allotted scooters.

Other businessmen’s issues might flop, but not his. Gandhi to get a licence.