Articles by Madhavan Narayanan
May 24, 2017
Infosys Vishal Sikka is leading by example but it is a long haul in rough weatherWhatever you say about Sikka, you cannot call him indecisive. He is also leading by example.
May 17, 2017
CBI raids Chidambaram's homes in Chennai: How crackdowns send political signals down the lineRaids can also help governments send out powerful messages. Some of these messages go to outsiders who may be discouraged from mixing with those targeted. Some other messages are for internal customers like bureaucrats.
May 16, 2017
CBI raids on Chidambaram's homes: Legal challenges daunting for govt, while politics gets murkierSuch cases in the past have usually led to political consequences rather than judicial convictions. A case in point is the AR Antulay cement scam
May 15, 2017
IT layoffs: Forget alarmist headlines, WannaCry attack shows millions of jobs are round the cornerReinvention should not be confused with an industry sunset; though job cuts are real, job creation is also happening
May 10, 2017
Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro lay-offs: Churn in Indian IT is inevitable; there is no need to panicEmployers may find younger workers doing more for less if mid-level folks do not match elementary skills with more value. These are clear signs of a slowdown in growth and a reality check.
May 03, 2017
Infosys to hire 10,000 in US: Vishal Sikka's smart move can contain Trump aggression with high techIt is advantage Indian IT as Vishal Sikka's move will provide ammunition for Indian lobbyists to convince the Trump administration that it should not be overdoing visa restrictions
May 01, 2017
RERA comes into effect: Homes are now FMCG; builders may rip consumer off with frills, facilitiesIn the new scheme of real estate, builders can charge you more for landscaping, or a swimming pool or doing the maintenance work of a gated community
Apr 28, 2017
Privacy row: Supreme Court and Indian govt must play net nannies to protect gullible users from Facebookboth the government and the highest court of the land must step in to protect legitimate citizen rights by being pro-active and informed — something unsuspecting smartphone users are not good at as the digital explosion creates a new divide between the “knows” and the “know-nots”
Apr 25, 2017
H-1B visa: India has strong case; Nirmala Sitharaman should match Trump rhetoric with political chutzpahDonald Trump was never known for a nuanced approach to public policy, and it is hardly surprising therefore that the US President has aides who shoot off their mouths about visa regimes like Wild West sheriffs who used to shoot first and ask questions later.
Apr 19, 2017
TCS Q4 results: Co's path is different from Infosys', but both have to tackle digital disruptionIn Silicon Valley slang, TCS is now “pivoting” – a term used by startups to shift their business models. So is Infosys.