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Stagflation, It Is
In November 2019, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had, probably for the first time, raised the possibility of India facing stagflation. In a column, the former prime minister, also a renowned economist, wrote: “Continued increase in inflation co
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Farm Truths
Even as the Central government was busy getting legislative clearances for three Bills meant to liberalise India's agricultural trade during the curtailed monsoon session of Parliament, a couple of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in Tamil Nadu w
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Extreme Stress
The only man who sticks closer to you in adversity than a friend is a creditor,” 62-year-old Harsh Goenka, Chairman of RPG Enterprises, quotes a famous line to describe the current predicament of corporate India whose debt in stressed sectors amounts
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Failing The Stress Test
Sharp Rise in Rating Downgrades Trend of falling NPAs likely to get reversed Sharp dip in economic growth is fully reflected in India Inc. financials BSE-listed companies with high debt (>₹ 1,000 cr), operating losses (PBIT) and low interest coverage
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Leadership Mantras
It's important to adapt to things. It's important that we don't get our working set in stone. For instance, street food vendors have gone out of business, restaurants have gone out of business, there is a lot more consumption happening at home. Never
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Consumption Gets A Bharat Boost
Ramesh Iyer, Managing Director, Mahindra Finance, was pleasantly surprised to know that his team had disbursed 30,000 vehicle loans in June, a huge increase from April and May when business was almost zero. “We have opened 1,100 rural branches and th
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Southern Might
Kalyan Jewellers’ Chairman and Managing Director T.S. Kalyanaraman’s grandfather moved about a century ago from Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu to start textile shops in Thrissur, the cultural and economic capital of Central Kerala. In 1972, he inherited a
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Pending Resolution
The insolvency proceedings of Era Infra Engineering Ltd are a testimony to everything that is wrong with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) — a set of laws whose main objective was to revive a debt-ridden company. Hailed as one of the biggest ‘
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Taking On The Chinese
India’s quest to become self-reliant in telecom equipment began as early as 2012 when the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) came out with a notification to promote domestically manufactured telecom products due to security issues with foreign eq
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Atma Nirbhar Bharat Is An Opportunity For Us
The 123-year-old Godrej & Boyce, which operates in 10 industries — from complex engineering solutions to consumer goods like appliances, furniture and security solutions — across five continents has had a change of guard. Ever since cousin Navroze Go
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Business In The Cloud
Federal Bank found a silver lining in the cloud two years ago. This was a period when the financial services industry was undergoing a huge transformation, triggered by a host of fintech companies, right from Google’s payment solutions and home-grown
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Cooking Up A Storm
As the head of Corporate Affairs and Strategy for Diageo India, Abanti Sankaranarayanan’s task is to deal with complex challenges of the alcohol industry such as high taxation and prohibition, while steering the company’s strategy execution. In her s
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Corporate Stress Test
Stagnant or shrinking economy, high inflation and rising unemployment characterised by ‘Stagflation’ pose one of the biggest economic challenges for recovery. A situation where both monetary and fiscal measures — the tools in the hands of governments
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The Melodious Life
Music touches everyone’s life. But if you are from a family of professionally trained musicians, the relationship with music can be much more serious than that. Rajmohan Krishnan, Principal Founder and Managing Director, Entrust Family Office, used t
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The Power Of Meditation
In his book, Principles, Roy Dalio says he learnt Transcendental Meditation after the Beatles studied the practice at an ashram in Rishikesh during the band’s visit to India in 1968. “Transcendental Meditation has probably been the singlemost importa
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Beauty Technology Meets Precision At Alma
The medical aesthetics industry in India has garnered considerable attention and acceptance over the past few decades. A fast-paced and modern lifestyle, and an exponential increase in the earning potential of the people have fueled the need to impro
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Best Advice I Ever Got
Q: What was the problem you were grappling with? A: In 2005/06, Allcargo Logistics acquired Belgium based ECU-Line, with whom we were formerly associated as an agent. The challenge was to integrate an organisation five times our size and align teams,
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Flight To Safety
40.1% Share of equity-oriented schemes in August, down from 40.8 per cent in August 2019 68% Share of individual investor assets in equity-oriented schemes India’s real GDP declined 23.9 per cent Y-o-Y in quarter ended June, taking the size of the ec
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India Inc.’s Diversity Agenda
In August this year, Axis Bank launched a new hiring initiative, Gig-A-Opportunities, under which it offered full-time job seekers a hybrid workplace. Employees can largely work from home and will have to come to office twice a week. Gig-A-Opportunit
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Poor Women’s Bank
AT A TIME when bigger financial services players are para-trooping into unbanked geographies to give loans, the four-and-a-half-decade-old Shree Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank is expanding its portfolio to change the lives of poor illiterate women. “More
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Burger Queen
A VISIT to McDee's was always about burgers and French fries. But things changed when Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd, the franchise partner of the Big Mac in western and southern India, added to its menu to include breakfast items and the McCafe, amo
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In-Demand CFO
CHENNAI-BORN Dhivya Suryadevara’s decision to quit US automobile heavyweight General Motors for the CFO’s chair in California-based online payments startup Stripe last month would have felt like hara kiri a decade ago. Today, it reads more like a sma
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The Missing SHE Economy
At 40, Priti Rathi Gupta, Promoter and Managing Director, Anand Rathi Group, was enrolled in Owner/President Management programme at Harvard University where she made a business case for a financial management platform for women as part of a class pr
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Balancing Act
KARUNA NUNDY is known more for her work in the field of constitutional law and human rights, having played a key role in drafting the anti-rape bill after the 2012 Delhi gangrape case, getting the Section 66A of IT Act struck down by the Supreme Cour
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Wedding Queen Of The South
Wedding designer Ambika Gupta first rose to fame by redefining how events are conducted in the south of India. Ambika Gupta wears her many hats with great elan. She Is considered to be among the top 10 wedding designers in India. She is also fast evo
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Booster Shot
INDIAN-AMERICAN Gargee Ghosh has spent her career moving across the private, public and non-profit sectors and has been part of the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation almost since its beginning. This year, the Foundation promoted her as Pres
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Datar Security Service Group Serve To Protect
Datar Security Service Group has been dedicatedly working towards being a market leader in the security service industry in India. DSSG has always been quick and focused to recognise the responsibilities that come with the title. The major area that
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A Role Model
THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY has few women calling the shots. But those who are – such as Harshbeena Zaveri, Managing Director and President of NRB Bearings and Lakshmi Venu, Joint Managing Director of auto component manufacturer Sundaram Clayton since 20
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Automation For The Road
AS PRESIDENT AND CEO of FANUC India, Sonali Kulkarni handles one of the most complex engineering product manufacturing companies in India. Every second car in India is welded by FANUC robots and almost all motorcycle engines are machined using FANUC’
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