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Rajesh Pandathil

Dec 7, 2016

RBI monetary policy gives Urjit Patel chance to clear air on demonetisation; will he take it?

The RBI's workings have become all the more opaque at a time when it should be more transparent; will Urjit Patel try to salvage the image of a democratic institution that plays a key role in the economy #Demonetisation #GDP growth #Inflation #Interest rate #note ban #Rate cut #RBI policy

Dec 2, 2016

‘It took 20-25 years for US to go cashless, but that’s not an excuse to wait’

In the US, it was a 20-25 year journey. But that is not an excuse to wait to begin, says Jack Ringquist, global leader, consumer products, Deloitte #cashless economy #Consumer Behaviour #Credit card #Debit cards #Economy #GST #Jack Ringquist #PayPal #switchover #USA

Oct 13, 2016

ABB sees exciting opportunities in Indian startups; may look at M&As

ABB believes it is ideally positioned to work with prime minister Narendra Modi's Make in India programme to improve the India's competitiveness #ABB India #ABB Technology Ventures #Automation #Export Hub #startup funding

Sep 16, 2016

Developer Vijay Wadhwa has a simple solution to boost affordable housing – quick approvals

Vijay Wadhwa of The Wadhwa Group feels quick approvals and SEZ status for affordable housing will increase the supply in the market, which will automatically bring the prices down #Affordable housing #Real estate #Vijay Wadhwa #Wadhwa Group

Sep 15, 2016

Mohanlal’s ‘Kaadaniyum Kalchilambe’ from Pulimurugan is dull, repetitive; Gopi Sunder disappoints

The first song of the big budget Malayalam movie Pulimurugan starring Mohanlal is disappointing, especially considering the big names involved — music director Gopi Sunder, lyricist Rafeeque Ahmed, legendary singer KJ Yesudas and south India's favourite KS Chitra. #Gopi Sunder #Kaadaniyum Kalchilambe #Kamalinee Mukherjee #KS Chitra #Malayalam Cinema #Mohanlal #music reviw #Pulimurugan #song review #Uyarum Njan Nadake #Yesudas

Sep 1, 2016

Singur case: SC verdict means farmers will get their land back but they will remain losers

The construction that has taken place at the site may have already rendered the land uncultivable for a long period of time. Will the government also assist the farmers to bring back the fertility? #agricultural land #Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee #Mamata Banerjee #Nano #Narendra Modi #Ratan Tata #Singur land agitation #Supreme Court #Tata Group #Tata Motors #Tata Sons

Aug 4, 2016

GST Bill passed: Still confused about how it will impact you? Check out this simple chart

GST will reduce the overall tax incidence. Along with it, competition between the players will play a role in the reducing the prices further #ConnectTheDots #Double taxation #Economic growth #excise duty #Goods and services tax India #GST #GST Bill #GST Bill passed #Indian Economy #Sales Tax #VAT

Aug 3, 2016

GST Bill decoder: Will you benefit from biggest tax reform? Yes (if corporates want you to)

Can anybody implement anything uniform, let alone tax rate, in a country as diverse as India? It's difficult. And that why this reform is being opposed by a section of economists and also Tamil Nadu. #Economic growth #Economic Reform #GST Bill #Monsoon session #NDA #Parliament session #revenue neutral rate #RNR #sTandard rate #Tax reform #UPA

Jul 31, 2016

Manohar Parrikar’s comments on Aamir Khan show how hate vitiated business mood

Businesses and, in turn, economy can thrive only in an environment of tolerance. It is high time the Modi government understood this #Aamir Khan #E-Commerce #Economic growth #High Technology #Intolerance #Monhara Parrikar #New Economy sectors #Richard L Florida #Snapdeal #Tolerance