Articles by Madhavan Narayanan
Feb 21, 2017
Infosys shouldn’t follow TCS and buy back shares but spend on futuristic restructuringIt makes more sense for Infosys to make a strategic choice towards innovation-led growth in an emerging future than save some pennies to boost the short-term earning per share.
Feb 16, 2017
Why Nasscom is in no hurry to forecast: 5 factors that influence Indian IT’s uncertain moodSimple calculations may not work because the IT industry faces several uncertainties all of which put together may make Nasscom pause for breath
Feb 14, 2017
Infosys spat: Time for Narayana Murthy to look beyond hair-splitting and show some classPerhaps Narayana Murthy is benefiting India by setting new precedents in corporate governance. But Vishal Sikka is setting new precedents by introducing new standards in innovation and risk appetite
Feb 10, 2017
Infosys, Vishal Sikka face challenges but Narayana Murthy must stop behaving like a mother-in-lawIn 2013, Murthy came back to haunt the company he had founded because it seemed to need him badly. Right now he is coming back to haunt it because it does not seem to need him -- while he seems to think it does.
Feb 08, 2017
AIADMK crisis: OPS may have hidden advantage over Sasikala in Tamil Nadu's power struggleSasikala may have party bigwigs and MLAs backing her, but her style of palace intrigue and backroom manoeuvres may lose their shine if it comes to the hustings.
Feb 03, 2017
Three reasons why Bangalore's curbs on Uber, Ola pooling are regressive -- while it woos not-so-hot AppleThere is more evidence Uber and its rivals are adding jobs rather than stealing them
Feb 01, 2017
Union Budget 2017: Arun Jaitley bats for Indira-style populism, junks Nehruvian dreamsThe record allocation for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) programme, at Rs 48,000 crore, to provide jobs to 50 million households, is an open acknowledgement of the philosophy of the Congress party.
Jan 31, 2017
Donald Trump serves a knockout punch with visa ban; Saeed Hafeez’s house arrest a lollipopIf you are happy with Donald Trump seemingly putting pressure on Pakistan to elicit the mere house arrest of 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafeez Saeed you are probably like a kid whose schoolbag is taken away by a man who offers you a lollipop
Jan 27, 2017
Chanakya's way: 3 soft tricks Arun Jaitley may play to tax capital gainsIndia's overall taxpayer base in a nation of 125 crore (1.25 billion) people is only 48 million, or 4.8 crore -- or 3.8 percent of the population.
Jan 24, 2017
Arun Jaitley gets official licence to splurge at least Rs 75,000 cr more for growthThe government can go ahead and spend more to recapitalise ailing banks, splurge a bit on pro-poor initiatives or dabble in boosting infrastructure