At his first face to face interaction with India Inc, Rahul Gandhi was being himself when he walked in with a stubble, crisp white kurta pyjama and a clumsily written speech. He was nervous, a little curious and very idealistic. There was no talk of GDP, economic statistics but plenty of poetry and prose [...]
In golf if you break 100 you should give up your game but in life if you break 80, you should give up your business. On a day our Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh turns eighty, I am reminded of this apt saying which reflects on selecting the right time to say good bye. I [...]
QUICK TAKES Good content, good context. PM’s speech today came through strong, sharp and clear. The bottomline: everyone can take a walk, the decisions on FDI hold. On a day Trinamool Congress pulled out of the government putting it on a shaky foot, the PM finally stepped out to take the country into [...]
We are talking of the road to 2014, when India’s general elections are due. Very little is expected to go through the reform grinder before that. The irony is, as a few experts are already sayiing, almost nothing is expected to change after either because in any political scenario no leadership appears credible enough.
First published here
Have India’s politicians blunted India’s growth edge over petty politics, poor economics and no reform? What were so far just warning signs are now real as S&P lowered India’s growth outlook citing slow progress on fiscal management and deteriorating economic indicators. It’s worse this story broke just twenty four [...]
First published on 14th March 2012 here
Oh! how I wish the budget was presented with a few Punjabi beats and some bhangra. Not only would most viewers unmute their tv sets and slide their eyeballs away from just the ticker tape, I guess more people would get the news they can use. After [...]
First featured on 12th December 2011 here
India Inc clearly wants to do business at a global level. More and more CEOs say they prefer assured, steady growth to the policy volatility and systemic hassles that come with investing in India. “We look overseas because it’s a question of ease of doing business. [...]
First featured on 10th December 2011 here
The government may have saved its political skin by putting FDI in retail on hold, but it has added to the sense of gloom that’s engulfing India Inc. For the past several weeks, there’s been a depressing drumbeat of stories of Indian businessmen choosing the relatively [...]
Picture this. Narendra Modi replaced by Rahul Gandhi in a panoramic picture with India Inc flanked on each side. Vibrant or not?
Rahul Gandhi is seeking a bigger role, but what does he plan for the nation? What is his thinking about India 2020,India2040,India2050? I am curious.
Is the young scion good for [...]
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