Articles by Madhavan Narayanan
Mar 29, 2017
Kotak Mahindra Bank's zero-balance strategy is all about data science. Because smart is the new bigBanking has come a long way but the current inflection is a grand shift from finance to technology
Mar 24, 2017
Anarkali of Aarah is Pink for the masses: A milestone in Bollywood's masala realismHowever, unlike in Pink where we have the baritone voice of the veteran Amitabh Bachchan giving us the deep truth ("No Means No"), Swara Bhaskar does her own talking in Anarkali of Aarah.
Mar 20, 2017
Idea-Vodafone merger hides 2G wounds. They now need FMCG skills to bounce back. Hoyenga?The answer lies to that may lie with much Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, whose Idea will name the chair to lead the merged entity, knows how to deal with mass market consumer trends compared with Mukesh Ambani
Mar 06, 2017
In India, paid news is old news, as fake news occupies that spaceIf you think fake news is something only for a fancy war between The New York Times and US president Donald Trump, think again
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