The new TRP: Television Republic Points
AT THE OUTSET, I must confess I stopped watch· ing English News in TV a long time back. Most of them are busy BARCing during their 'debates,' the sole exception being NDTV. You can accuse Pran• noy Roy's channel of anything, but you can let your
The pandemic has affected our life, livelihood and lifestyle.
When it comes to life, we do not know who will be quarantined next. What we do, where we go and whom we meet, is now a matter of life and death. That’s sad but it’s true.
As to livelihood four things are
Everyone and their Uncle knew that Yes Bank was perched atop a cliff, ready to fall. When you are growing 6x the industry average, it’s a red flag if a Rana Kapoor is at the helm. The irony is that on the board was an RBI representative and a former
There have been failures in delivery. True, the extent of failure depends on which side of the fence you are sitting. What was once a profession has turned into a business. And it does not command the respect it once did.
There are many reasons for this.
Chief among these is the
Many years ago, at an inter-collegiate contest, I wrote an essay on 'If I were the Finance Minister of India.'
I wrote that the Income Tax Act must be dumped into the Thames; lock, stock and barrel (those days, nobody called you anti-national if you didn't quote the Ganges). I wouldn't
I first met Dr Nirmala Prasad when she was at Apex. She came across as a person with who you could easily vibe.
From there, Dr Prasad went to M O P Vaishnav College and trust me, she re-engineered it. From being another college, she transformed it into the first choice
When a corporate warrior with over five decades of have-been-there-have-seen-it experience writes, you take notice. In a pacey narrative, peppered with anecdotes, R Gopalakrishnan, formerly of Unilever and the Tata Group, answers several questions.
Like: What is the purpose of a business? Is private enterprise relevant? How to unlock the animal
The award of the Nobel Prize for Economics to Abhijit Banerjee makes me happy that another India-born has bagged it. Beyond that there is no elation, although it’s amongst the highest honour bestowed on an individual, worldwide.
I am personally no admirer of people who trade their Indian passports for another
G Narayanaswamy, GN to his vast army of friends and admirers, was sharp, quick-witted and intelligent.
Born to a village school headmaster and mother who milked cows to make two ends meet, the man who would later became the doyen of the accounting profession, was a typical rural lad who struck
India's world cup dreams lay shattered by one rank bad performance by what was otherwise a clinically sharp display.
India lost because they were becoming arrogant and full of themselves. They lost because they were attributing everything good to one man, just as has been the practice in politics in recent