Articles by Madhavan Narayanan
Jan 18, 2018
FDI in banking is a limited game, public sector unions are tough cookies but markets seem irrationally exuberantThis is hardly the time for FDI in banks as public sector banks are wading through a serious problem of bad loans and insolvency resolution
Jan 03, 2018
US curbs on H-1B visas: India must help techies, invoke WTO services regime to talk tough with TrumpNarendra Modi should remember that bilateral talks with warm hugs go nowhere if not accompanied by negotiations that push for free trade in multilateral forums like the WTO
Dec 21, 2017
2G spectrum scam verdict: Political victory for Congress, DMK but long-term threats far from over; case still stinksBetween the truth and the evidence falls the shadow of acquittals -- and we can say that as much of the 2G scam verdict by the special court as on rulings connected with some riot cases connected with the communal violence that shook Gujarat in 2002
Dec 04, 2017
Infosys' new CEO Salil Parekh is a good fit, but questions loom on strategy amid disruptive technological changeNarayan Murthy has not been effusive in his early welcome for Salil Parekh. For Parekh, this might contain a watch-your-step message.
Nov 15, 2017
The significance of An Insignificant Man: Why India needs more political documentariesAn Insignificant Man shows a sensible documentary stands out, just as well-written feature stories stood out from every day news in the good old age of the newspaper.
Nov 08, 2017
Demonetisation anniversary: Narendra Modi govt is in a state of denial, packages current problem as future opportunityPicture the anniversary day of demonetisation like an after-match press conference in which India's cricket captain says the game was good practice to win the next series. It does sound hollow.
Oct 25, 2017
Infosys gives Panaya deal a clean chit: Is Nandan Nilekani implying Narayana Murthy was overreacting?Clearly Arun Jaitley's glitter saved Nandan Nilekani and Infosys the glare on Tuesday
Oct 05, 2017
Narendra Modi's speech on economy is smart oratory but govt's been tardy tackling slowdown; time's running shortNarendra Modi may liken his critics to Shalya, but among those making uneasy noises on the economy are Sanjayas who tell the story like it is and Viduras who may be offering sage advice
Sep 21, 2017
Reviving growth: It’s time for Narendra Modi govt to spend; fiscal deficit is not a holy cowWith some inspired but careful tax breaks and spending measures before and during the next budget, the government may yet salvage its reputation just in time for elections due in 2019
Aug 25, 2017
Infosys: Nandan Nilekani returns as good cop but company is in a mess, needs tough makeoverNandan Nilekani’s big task is to build an elite digital air force of innovative leaders at Infosys to support a huge code army below. Make no mistake, this is a long-haul problem for Infosys