Articles by Madhavan Narayanan
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
Aug 18, 2017
Infosys CEO resigns: Narayana Murthy's Indira canteen approach hits Vishal Sikka's innovative styleMurthy may yet have a say in what might be his Third Coming to Infosys -- if not in an explicit way, at least in a significantly influential way, despite his failed attempt at restoring the company's glory.
Aug 09, 2017
Thinking beyond Titan: Amazon needs to take Indian crafts, textiles and artisan goods worldwideThe Jeff Bezos-led US giant is now trying to help India’s own Titan brand of watches sell across the world through its global selling programme.
Aug 04, 2017
Vishal Sikka resigns: Former Infosys CEO played like Narendra Modi, but Narayana Murthy was no AdvaniNarayana Murthy's dissent is much like that of Steve Jobs on the board of Apple when he was ousted ( though not fired) by John Sculley -- the man Jobs hired.
Jul 31, 2017
Flipkart may be flipped: Indian policy-makers and regulators must wake up to Amazon's dominance tricksA new-new economy needs a new-new approach to global trade wars and regulation. Is the Narendra Modi government aware and awake?