These blogs are essential reading for anyone interested in money, business, economics, investing, and finance in India. Here are the top 15 blogs talking about money and business in India, arranged in no particular order:
1. Abhishek Rungta’s Blog
Abhishek Rungta’s Blog by Abhishek Rungta in Kolkata.
This blog is a useful, informative, and entertaining read about business strategies and work productivity. It mainly focuses on Internet marketing as well as several online ventures of the successful blogger. There are many humorous posts included too. Recent posts include Internet strategy, recession strategies for businesses, and web design outsourcing.
2. Ajay Shah’s Blog
Ajay Shah’s Blog by Ajay Shah in New Delhi.
This blogger provides his views and analysis on a wide range of economic topics that are regularly in the news, such as banking issues, capital controls, finance, and economic growth. This blogger also regularly write for the Financial Express and posts links to these articles on his blog. Recent posts include dealing with troubled banks, the real policy rate, and fixing financial regulation.
WAT stands for Web, Advertising, and Technology and as the name suggests, most of the articles in the blog focuses on those three topics and their impact on India’s business sector. The blog also features tie-ups, startups, and acquisitions that happen in India’s digital media industry. Recent posts include Indian Railways use of the Internet, telecom tariffs, and the mobile phone market.
4. India PR Blog
This blog provides public relations resources, tips, tools, and analyses of the public relations industry. It also takes on PR trends and views, as well as media developments. The blog is a team effort of many of the leading names in the Indian PR industry. Recent posts include the effect of journalists hurling shoes on the PR industry, specialist versus general PR firms in India, and selling digital PR.
5. Value Investor India
Value Investor India by Rohit Chauhan.
This blog is an online diary of the author’s investment philosophies based from the teachings of several well-known investors. The thoughts and analysis of the companies as well as the stock market are all very well thought-out and informative, especially to those who want a no-jargon view of the whole industry. Recent posts include an analysis of Gujarat Gas Limited, details of the blogger’s invetment portfolio, and Warren Buffett versus Rakesh Jhunjhunwala investment styles.
6. Buyer Behaviour
Buyer Behaviour by Professor Ray Titus in Bangalore.
Buyer Behaviour is a blog focusing on how consumers behave and how businesses should take this into account. Topics discussed include consumer loyalty, customer service, and building a brand for your company. Recent posts include why success can be fatal, political errors that mirror business errors, and communicating with consumers.
7. Investment Guru
Investment Guru by Rajesh Soni in Faridabad.
This blog provides news and analysis of the India stock market, business conditions, and economy. The blogger, with a background of a Chartered Accountant and financial planner, also provides in depth financial reviews of various stocks. Recent posts include a review of Gitanjali gems, analysis of recent market movements, and deflationary prospects in India.
8. India Business Blog
India Business Blog by Arun Prabhudesai in Pune.
This blog is focused on discussing new business trends in India, as well as an overall view about entrepreneurship and startups, from the perspective of an IT professional. As the author puts it, the blog was started purely to keep in touch with the latest in Indian business and startup buzz. Recent posts include an analysis of whether celebrities help a brand, credit cards, and penetrating rural markets.
9. Bharat Entrepreneurs
Bharat Entrepreneurs by Kartik Kottapalli in Visakhapatnam.
This blog serves as an information gateway for news and happenings in the Indian business market, focusing mainly on the entrepreneurs and movers and shakers. It covers a wide range of topics including globalization, the economy, CEOs, and more. Recent posts include inflation in India, a profile of Krishna ‘Kittu’ Kolluri, and cost leadership as a business advantage in India.
10. The Big Picture
The Big Picture by Professor TT Ram Mohan in Ahmedabad.
This blog is a thoughtful take of the current state of affairs in India’s economy as well as banking industry, written by a professor in finance and accounting. There are many posts on corporate governance, investment banking, and the world economy. Recent posts include the global economic recovery will be slow, issues at Axis Bank, and academics in government.
11. The Indian Investor’s Blog
The Indian Investor’s Blog by Deepak Sheenoy in Mumbai.
This blog provides regular news and a significant amount of information about investing in the Indian stock market in easily understood language – normally a higlight of the important news of the day followed by the blogger’s analysis. Recent posts include the National Pension Scheme, the Geither Plan, and retaliation to US protectionism.
12. Analysing the (Great) Indian Stock Markets
As the name says, this blog attempts to analyze and understand the current movement of the Indian Stock Market, via the use of technical analysis. It also discusses the effects and interactions of the Indian market to the global arena and vice versa. It typically includes a weekly technical analysis and the blogger’s opinion of this. Read the most recent market weekly analysis.
adformula by Sabu Mangalasserril in Mumbai.
This blog focuses on advertising in business. It gives tips and information, as well as educational articles, about what advertising is and how to make the most out of it as a formidable business tool. A lot of humorous anecdotes are used, making this blog an enjoyable read. Recent posts include recent trends in using celebrities in advertising, product placement on TV and in movies, and how ad agencies should service clients.
14. The Indian Market Monitor
The Indian Market Monitor by SS Timamo.
The Indian Market Monitor blog gives a regular blow-by-blow analysis of the Indian Stock Market, interspersed with the graphs and charts for a clearer view of its movement. The blogger also gives his ideas and views on the market movements. Recent posts include 10 day A/D ratio, recent Sensex and Nifty movements, and an analysis of CNX IT stocks.
15. People at Work and Play
People at Work and Play by Prem Rao in Bangalore.
Unlike other business blogs, this blog focuses on the dynamics of people relations for a successful business. It gives great and practical advice and tips, particularly in balancing work and personal life as well as effective dealings with people. Recent posts include supporting your CEO, productivity of owls and larks, and Generation F.