The brands that made the cut


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ADVANTAGE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY Heads do turn when this German beauty whizzes past on the street. Stylish looks, an imposing persona and refined performance define Audi cars Read more…

A SMOOTH DRIVE Superior engineering, reliability and value for money define Hyundai cars in India. It’s for these characteristics that they struck an instant chord with the Indian customers. Read more…

AN UNPARALLELED ‘CAR’NAMA It’s a brand that is truly iconic in the way that it reshaped India’s four wheeler experience and played a major role in helping middle class people graduate to four wheelers from scooters. Read more…

PASSION FOR SPEED The MRF story is a truly remarkable one. What started as a rubber balloon factory with a funding of Rs 14,000 way back in the 1940s is now a multi-billion dollar business that produces quality tyres used all over the world, including India. Read more…

THE TRANSPORTER Established in 1945, Tata Motors’ presence cuts across the length and breadth of India. Over eight million Tata vehicles ply on Indian roads, a long way since the first one rolled out in 1954. Tata Motors Limited is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs.2328.34 billion in 2013-14. Read more…

ALWAYS ON TIME IndiGo is an Indian budget airline company headquartered in Gurgaon, India. It is the fastest growing and also the largest airline in India. The airline had reached the numero uno position in just six years after its operations commenced. Read more…

WHERE FLAVOUR IS KING Johnnie Walker is certainly amongst the first names that come to mind when one talks of premium whiskies. Owned by Diageo, it’s the most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whisky in the world, with annual sales of over 130 million bottles. Read more…

KING OF GOOD TIMESWhen the youth brigade plans to enjoy the evening with some beer, Kingfisher is, more often than not, the brand they lay their hands on. Ever since its inception, the brand has not only succeeded in guarding its numero uno status, but is also the Read more…

MAKE IT LARGE It’s for those who want to have it large – from their peg to fun in life. Royal Stag, also known as Seagram’s Royal Stag, is India’s leading brand, positioned as a premium whisky with the brand’s slogan “It’s your life, make it large”. Royal Stag, owned by Pernod Ricard, Read more…

EXCLUSIVELY FOR EVERYBODYThe Smirnoff brand, that boasts of the world’s number-one selling premium spirit and the top-selling flavoured vodka in North America, traces its heritage back to 19th century Russia. As the most awarded vodka brand in the world, Smirnoff has always been known for Read more…

PURE FOR SURE The brand is synonymous with bottled water in India. It was Bisleri that largely introduced the masses to the drinkable bottled water concept in the early 1990s. The brand Bisleri is now eyeing nearly two-fold growth in 2015, together with tapping new categories within Read more…

THANDA MATLAB COCA-COLAThe punch line “Thanda matlab Coca Cola” truly defines the reach and penetration of the cola drink in India. A cold drink in the sizzling summer invariably means a Coke! The Coca-Cola Company introduced a carbonated soft drink which is now widely available in Read more…

DELICIOUS NOURISHMENT The choice of millions of caring mothers across the globe, Horlicks is a malted milk hot drink. Developed by James and William Horlick, it is now manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline in India, the United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Jamaica, and under licence in the Philippines and Malaysia. Read more…

PURITY IN EVERY DROPA brand of the Coca-Cola Company, Kinley water comes with the assurance of safety from a leading international beverage company. Kinley believes that the right to pure and safe drinking water is a fundamental right for everyone. Kinley’s market share in the retail bottled water segment, which ranges between Read more…

STAY YOUTHFUL PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo India’s revenue grew in double digits for nine months, ending September 6, 2014 Read more…

REAL FRUIT, REAL GOODNESSDabur India Ltd’s Réal Fruit Power has been a favourite choice of consumers when it comes to packaged fruit juices. Réal Fruit Power is the winner of ‘India’s Most Trusted Brand’ in the juice category for six consecutive years now. Read more…

FOR THE COMPLETE MANThere may be other brands in the sphere today, but Raymond still commands a lion’s share in every Indian man’s wardrobe. Be it a common man or a rich business tycoon, Raymond has something for all. Its premium positioning further makes it desirable, which is why Raymond has a wide variety of products across price points. Read more…

A SHIRT FOR EVERY OCCASIONVan Heusen is a premium lifestyle brand for men, women and youth. The brand embodies fashion for the corporate citizen and reflects the current expression of elegance in today’s context. The drivers for brand Van Heusen are fashion and sophistication. Read more…

EMPOWERING GENERATIONSIt was the first Indian refinery to process the newly found indigenous crude Bombay High. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) is an Indian state-controlled oil and gas company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Read more…

LIQUID ENGINEERINGCastrol is the world’s leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils, greases and related services to automotive, industrial, marine, aviation, oil exploration and production customers across the world. The company is headquartered in UK and operates directly in over 40 countries, employing Read more…

FOR FRICTIONLESS MOVEMENT Gulf Oil produces and sells a wide range of branded oil based products including lubricants and greases of all kinds. These include products for a variety of applications ranging from metal working oils to refrigeration oils. Car engine oils include the Gulf Formula, Gulf MAX and Gulf TEC ranges. Read more…

KEEPING THE KILN BURNINGIt keeps the fire burning in millions of Indian kitchens. HP Gas, a product of the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), was introduced in 1955. Today it has over 33 million domestic LPG customers who are catered through a network of over 2630 distributorRead more…

FUELLING A NATIONIndian Oil Corporation (IOC) is India’s flagship national oil company with its business interests spanning the entire hydrocarbon value chain – from refining, pipeline transportation and marketing of petroleum products to exploration and production Read more…

THE POWER OF MAHINDRA It became a reliable name in the diesel gensets industry in no time. After all, the brand had the backing of one of the most trusted names in the Indian automobile industry — Mahindra & Mahindra. Read more…

DEVELOPING TRUST Headquartered in Mumbai, HDFC Bank Limited is the fifth largest bank in India by assets. India’s secondlargest private-sector lender, HDFC Bank has been growing fast since its inception. Incorporated in 1994, HDFC Bank currently Read more…

BANKING ON A LEGACY It is the second largest bank in India in terms of assets and market capitalisation and the largest private sector bank in the country. ICICI Bank is an Indian multinational banking and financial services company that offers a wide range of banking Read more…

A PART OF EVERY LIFEA bit of it is in every Indian life. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is an Indian state-owned insurance group and investment company headquartered in Mumbai. It is the largest insurance company in India with an estimated Read more…

YOU CAN BANK ON ITState Bank of India (SBI) is the largest commercial bank in India with a network of over 15,000 branches spread across the length and breadth of India. SBI offers a wide range of banking products and services to corporate Read more…

MONEY MATTERS Shriram Capital Limited (SCL) is the overarching holding company for the financial services and insurance entities of the Shriram Group, created with the primary objective of optimising the synergies across the group’s entities. Read more…

A 5-STAR TREAT A whole generation has relished it and it is still the favourite of millions. Launched in 1969, 5-Star chocolate bar is the second largest brand of Cadbury in India, after Cadbury’s Dairy Milk. Chocolate and foods major Cadbury Read more…

UTTERLY DELICIOUS The Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Limited, Anand, Gujarat, popularly known as “Amul Dairy”, is a dairy Cooperative. Amul spurred India’s White Revolution which made the country the world’s largest producer Read more…

AN INDIAN BRITANNIA Britannia strode into the 21st Century as one of India’s biggest brands and the preeminent food brand of the country. The story of one of India’s favourite brands reads almost like a fairy tale. In 1892 a biscuit company wasRead more…

KUCH MEETHA HO JAAYE Cadbury started its operations in India in 1948, about a year after India achieved independence, by importing chocolates from its base, England.Read more…

FOR HEALTH IS WEALTH It’s the cooking oil that shot to the number one slot within 22 months of its launch! Launched in 2000, Fortune became the number one edible oil brand in less than two years time – a position that it still holds.Read more…

THE URGE TO MUNCH Remember the days when you couldn’t control the incessant urge to munch those crispy chocolate-laden wafers one after another! KitKat’s association with the present generation dates back to the school days in the late Read more…

2-MINUTES MAGIC It’s been a favourite amongst kids and elderly alike when it comes to an instant light meal. It satisfies hunger and provides nutrition too. Maggi products help to bring out the best in every meal. Quick and easy solutions by the brand Read more…

‘G’ FOR GENIUS!Few biscuit brands have been as popular among the kids as Parle-G. Going from strength to strength, Parle-G has always been about the fortifying nourishment for an overall development of the mind as well as the body to enable mental Read more…

IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING Breaking trends, setting records and creating history, Adidas Group has uniquely been instrumental in helping athletes to perform better, play better and feel better. Shaping the sporting goods industry for the last 55 years, Read more…

JUST DOING IT RIGHTAn American multinational corporation engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and worldwide marketing and selling of sports gear, Nike Inc. is one of the world’s largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel and a major Read more…

MIGHTIER THAN A SWORD Flair Pens, in its five decades of operation, has captured the market with its innovative and wide range of products. Today, it’s one among the market leaders from this part of the continent. With state-of-the-art production facilities Read more…

OF PRECISION & CRAFTSMANSHIP Omega SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Omega is owned by the Swatch Group and has been the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games since 1932 Read more…

THE WRITE QUOTIENT It’s not just about writing, it’s about class and perfection. Parker’s endless pursuit of excellence is the key to their expertise which is nourished by a genuine fascination with the latest technologies and new materials. Read more…

THE AVIATORS’ CHOICE Ray-Ban is a brand of sunglasses and eyeglasses founded in 1937 by American company Bausch & Lomb. The brand is best known for their Wayfarer and Aviator styles of sunglasses. Read more…

FINESSE FOR GIFTS Shazé is a premium lifestyle and gifting brand dedicated to providing the most discerning clients with finest pieces from around the world. It is about self expression and poised Read more…

ELEGANCE REDEFINED Tanishq pioneered the concept of branded jewellery and ornaments in India. A division of one of India’s largest conglomerates, Tata Group, Tanishq added a feminine offering toRead more…

PERFECTING EXACTITUDE Titan Company is the fifth largest integrated branded watch manufacturer in the world. Titan brought about a paradigm shift in the Indian watch market when it introduced its Read more…

TRAVEL LIKE A VIP You flaunt them in style at airports and railway stations. The stylish luggage from VIP is certainly more than just bags to stuff your belongings in while you are travelling. VIP Industries Ltd Read more…

FIGHTING THE FEVER Crocin is India’s leading analgesic brand in the non-prescription (overthe- counter) analgesics category with a wide range of variants in both solid and liquid formats.Read more…

DOUSE THAT FIRE Digene has been an indispensable part of the first aid box at home for decades. Long before so many antacids flooded the market, Digene provided relief from bouts Read more…

THE COOLNESS OF MINT Providing effective relief from stomach pain with no side-effects for years, Pudin Hara, a tried and tested product from the house of Dabur, gives quick relief from gas and Read more…

UP AGAINST COLD Who is not aware of the soothing vapours and the unique smell of the Vicks ointment? It’s been a companion of the coldaffected for decades and is still unique in its category. Read more…

PLAYING HOST TO ROYALTY Launched in 1975, India’s premier chain of luxury hotels, ITC, has become synonymous with Indian hospitality. Pioneering the concept of ‘responsible luxury’, the ITC group Read more…

THE OBEROI GROUP Famous all over the world for providing the right blend of service, luxury and quiet efficiency, the Oberoi hotels and resorts have been Internationally acclaimed for all-round excellence Read more…

CROWN OF HOSPITALITY The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries are collectively known as Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and are recognised as one of Asia’s largest and finest Read more…

QUALITY UNINTERRUPTED Amongst the top 10 business houses in India, Bajaj Group’s footprint straddles over a wide range of industries, spanning automobiles (two-wheelers and three-wheelers), home Read more…

IN FINE PRINT Canon India markets 160 comprehensive range of sophisticated and contemporary digital imaging products in the country. Read more…

MATTER OF TRUST Crompton Greaves is a $2 billion engineering conglomerate with an impressive and diverse portfolio of products, solutions Read more…

A HOUSEHOLD NAME Is there an Indian household without a Godrej appliance today? Probably not. Over 600 million Indians across various economic brackets vouch for brand Godrej. With revenues of $4.1 Read more…

DESIGNED FOR PERFECTION LG Electronics plays a large role in the global consumer electronics industry. LG Electronics’ products include televisions, home theatre systems, refrigerators, washing machines Read more…

THE ELECTRONICS MAGNATE Samsung is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, the company is transforming the world of Read more…

JAPANESE FINESSE One of the most recognised brand names in the world today, Sony Corporation, Japan, established its India operations in November 1994, focusing on the sales and marketing Read more…

LET THERE BE LIGHT Western India Products Limited, Wipro is an Indian multinational IT Consulting and System Integration services company headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka. Read more…

HIT ’EM HARD It has been the most effective solution against the creepy cockroaches and the breeding mosquitoes. Godrej’s HIT has become an essential household commodity ever since its Read more…

KYUNKI DAAG ACHCHE HAIN A pioneer in the Indian detergent powder market, Surf Excel is one of the most famous brands of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) – one of the largest Fast Moving Consumer Read more…

TALES FROM THE KITCHEN TTK Prestige Limited is India’s largest kitchen appliances company catering to the needs of homemakers across the country. Every Prestige product is built on the pillars of safety, innovation, Read more…

COLOUR OF INDIA With a presence of over 100 years in India, Dulux has been a significant player in the paint industry. Right since its inception, Dulux has seen unabated growth, expansion and transformation. Read more…

REDEFINING INTERIORS One of the leading laminate manufacturers and the leader in Asian markets in decorative laminates, Greenlam manufactures an amazing assortment of laminates for use in homes Read more…

A HISTORY OF STEELY RESOLVE The world of steel is one without boundaries – growing, changing and expanding every day. Tata Steel, the leader in the steel segment in India, has operations in 26 countries Read more…

CEMENTING THE BOND OF TRUST Within three decades of its inception, it has become the world’s 10th largest and India’s largest cement producer. UltraTech has been known for its superior quality and strength Read more…

THE NEW AGE BUSINESS HUB Spread across 70 square kilometres, Sri City is a planned integrated business city (township) located 55 km north of Chennai on NH-5 along the border of Andhra Pradesh and Read more…

LET’S GET TALKING In this age of wireless communication, there is hardly any Indian who is not subscribing or has ever subscribed to an Airtel service. Bharti Airtel Limited, commonly known as Airtel Read more…

THE SOCIAL NETWORK Founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected Read more…

ANSWER TO ALL QUERIES Google is an American multinational corporation specialising in Internetrelated services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing and software. Read more…

THE PRINTING WIZARD Hewlett-Packard or HP (styled as hp) is an American multi-national Information Technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. It provides hardware Read more…

PROJECTING SOFT POWER Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. As a proven partner, Infosys is focussed on building tomorrow’s enterprise, enabling its clients in more than Read more…

FOR THOSE WHO DO A global Fortune 500 company, Lenovo is one of the world’s leading personal technology companies, producing innovative PCs and mobile internet devices. It is the world’s largest Read more…

GATEWAY TO IT SOLUTIONS Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm. A subsidiary of the Tata Group, it is amongst the top 10 technology firms Read more…

MAKING HUMANS ‘TWEET’ From politicians and social activists to industry leaders and the fashionistas, there is hardly anyone today who isn’t addicted to ‘tweeting’, that is writing a crisp 140-character message Read more…

STAY CONNECTED Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. It has mobile Read more…

ENTERTAINMENT UNLIMITED Entertaining audience since years, Sony Entertainment Television (SET) is a Hindi-language based general entertainment television channel owned by Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd Read more…

LEADER IN MEDIA SPACE The Times Group is India’s largest media conglomerate with its flagship Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (BCCL) being the largest publishing company in India and South-Asia Read more…

STAY AHEAD IN THE DATING GAME Launched in 1983 in France, Axe has become one of the world’s most popular grooming brands. It has been positioned as every guy’s best first move. Cool, adventurous and never Read more…

GATE TO ORAL HEALTH Colgate (sub-brand of Colgate-Palmolive) is an oral hygiene product line of toothpastes, toothbrushes, mouthwashes and dental floss. Colgate toothpaste was first sold by the compan Read more…

PROMISE OF PROTECTION Dettol, a powerful brand of Reckitt Benckiser, has stood for “Trusted Protection” in India since 1933. The brand is endorsed by the Indian Medical Association and has consistently Read more…

FAIR GAME The brand pioneered the business of fairness creams in India. No wonder, it is arguably the most widely sold fairness cream in India despite a lot of competition in the market of late. Read more…

FOR A CLOSER SHAVE Gillette radically transformed the way men shave. They no more needed to send their straight-edgerazor to the barber for sharpening. The idea of clamping a smaller version of a Read more…

FOR GOOD NIGHTS Good Knight, the highest selling mosquito repellent brand in India, is a product of the Godrej group and is the leading one in its category. Godrej is a dominant player in the Read more…

PROVIDING GENTLE CARE Few companies have the privilege of playing a role in the lives of billions of people each and every day. Fewer still are entrusted to touch the health and wellbeing of people throughout Read more…

THE INDIGENOUS BEAUTY SOLUTION Lakmé has continually evolved itself to offer a wide range of high performance and world class colour cosmetics, skincare products and beauty salons. Read more…

TANDURUSTI KA CHAMPION As the world’s leading health soap, Lifebuoy aims at making a difference by creating accessible hygiene products and promoting healthy hygiene habits. The desire to be clean Read more…

COLOURING THE TRESSES L’OREAL WAY French cosmetics and beauty products company L’Oréal is one the world’s largest cosmetics companies. L’Oréal deals in cosmetics including hair colour, skin care, sun protection, Read more…

LUXURY IN EVERY BATH With top film stars endorsing the brand, Lux has always been on the top slot in the beauty soap segment. Lux is a global brand developed by Hindustan Unilever Limited Read more…

NURTURING HAIR Parachute is not only a leading brand in the hair oil industry but also one of the oldest brands that took the market of hair care to the next level. Parachute is the flagship Read more…

SECRET TO SILKY HAIR Superior engineering, reliability and value for money define Hyundai cars in India. It’s for these characteristics that they struck an instant chord with the Indian customers. Read more…

THE MEGA SAVINGS STORE Being the pioneers in India’s retail space, Big Bazaar’s formats are household names in more than 93 cities and 60 rural locations across the country. Approximately 300 million Read more…

FOR A NICHE RETAIL EXPERIENCE Shoppers Stop Ltd is a pioneer in modern retailing in India and has been promoted by K. Raheja Corp Group, one of the leading groups in the business of real estate development Read more…

COOKING A TRAVEL PLAN Thomas Cook (India) Ltd is the leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company in the country offering a broad spectrum of services that include foreign Read more…

ACCEPTING NO LIMITS Trust and reliability are the bywords for Mahindra vehicles. Founded in 1945 as a steel trading company, Mahindra & Mahindra entered automotive manufacturing in 1947 to bring the iconic Willys Jeep on to Indian roads. Read more…

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