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Determined after a comprehensive nationwide survey, the most definitive listings of India’s IT Giants and Most Admired E-Commerce Companies is here!



Infibeam, founded in 2007 by Vishal Mehta, headquartered in Ahmedabad, India is an internet and e-commerce conglomerate operating in online retailing, e-commerce software and internet services. The company offers cloud based online services in B2C and B2B verticals. Infibeam’s businesses include online retailing through its flagship website ‘infibeam.com’, e-commerce platform software service through ‘buildabazaar.com’, e-commerce marketplace ‘dhamaal.com’ and its own branded e-book reader.

Reliance Digital

Reliance Digital is a consumer durables and Information Technology initiative by Reliance Retail, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries. It is the 2nd largest consumer electronics company in India successfully foraying into the online segment. The first Reliance Digital Store was set up in 2007 at New Delhi. With the launch of premium stores Digital Xpress and Mini stores, the brand plans to scale up its current store count.


Venturing into the large electronics retail market, Tata Group’s Infiniti Retail Ltd has promoted the Croma premium retail chain for consumer electronics and durables. It is now amongst the largest such stores in its genre, having successful expanded into Croma Kiosks and Croma Zip stores. From Cellphones, Cameras, Laptops, Tablets, Televisions, Music Systems, Home Appliance to other accessories, Croma has 6000 plus products across 8 categories. Croma online retail store’s market share is 11% of all e-commerce sales in India, thus ensuring the brand’s leadership in India.


Next Retail India Ltd is a subsidiary of Videocon Industries Ltd operating in the consumer electronics space in India. It was founded in 2003 and is now amongst India’s largest electronics retail chains. The brand is continuing its domination in the online space too. Next has developed its positioning as a multi-brand, multi-product retail chain storing a wide range of consumer durables, from air-conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators, microwaves, to home theatre systems, mobile phones, gaming consoles etc.

The MobileStore

The MobileStore Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Essar Group. The brand presently has over 1000 shops in 150 cities, with its headquarters located in Mumbai. It launched its website in April 2008, and since then has been counted amongst the leaders in the sale of mobile phones of domestic and international brands like Apple, BlackBerry, HTC, Karbonn Mobiles, Micromax, Motorola, Spice, Samsung, and Sony. The MobileStore continues to retain its admiration amongst Indian consumers.

Entertainment Recreation & Movies Ticketing


Wynk Limited is an innovative wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti Airtel founded in 2015. Wynk provides online content including music, movies, and games specifically designed for smartphone users. Wynk is available on Android, Windows and iOS. Wynk offers an integrated mobile music experience with full track audio streaming, internet radio, caller tunes and other services. Wynk even curates playlists for artists and genres to customize the experience. Wynk has crossed an awe inspiring feat of 5 million downloads in just 6 months of launch. Wynk is today one of the most popular virtual stations for music lovers in the country and has been featured by Google in the ‘Favourite Apps’ section on Google Play Store.

PVR Cinemas

Redefining the way India watches movies, PVR Cinemas is the country’s biggest cinema chain with over 500 screens spread across over 111 Cinemas in 45 cities. While the first phase of their restructuring occurred when they upgraded their single screen halls to multiple screens, the second phase of their growth occurred when they started taking over other movie halls and movie companies. The third phase occurred when they entered the distribution business. The fourth phase occurred when PVR revamped their online presence and became one of India’s biggest online ticketing platforms. PVR retains its numero uno status and continues to be a rage.


It’s difficult to find a youngster who has not booked ticket on BookMyShow. It is India’s biggest online movie and events ticketing brand used widely by a wide spectrum of audiences across cities in India. The online booking website facilitates ticket sales for movies, plays, concerts and sporting events through the online platform. BookMyShow has a network of close to 1000 cinemas spread across 200 cities and towns. Nearly 60 percent of its transactions happen via its mobile app. Founded by the trio Ashish Hemrajani, Parikshit Dar and Rajesh Balpande in 1999, during a vacation to South Africa, BookMyShow retains a cult status.


Gaana.com provides free and licensed music capitalizing on the trend of music popular amongst youth. Launched by Times Internet, Gaana is a commercial music streaming service showcasing both Indian and international music content. The online musicstore features music from 21 languages including the major languages such as Hindi, English, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and other Indian regional languages. Gaana.com allows users to make their playlists public so that they can be seen by other users. In an extremely short time, Gaana.com has become India’s number one music portal.

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