Articles by Sindhu Bhattacharya
May 12, 2017
New series of WPI, IIP: Don't listen to naysayers, it is better indicator of economic activityThe old IIP was including data from factories which had been closed down and therefore were not contributing to the index
May 10, 2017
Bharti Airtel bleeds in Q4 but Reliance Jio impact could already be abatingWhile overall data traffic has grown 5 times in the past one year, 60 per cent fall in 4G data prices since launch of RJio in September has resulted in muted 2 per cent growth in adjusted gross revenue last fiscal.
May 02, 2017
UDAN gives wings to people from small towns, hinterland but execution of the scheme holds keyUDAN is laudable for many reasons but one must remember that execution is the biggest challenge of this ambitious scheme
May 01, 2017
Jobless growth: Niti Aayog offers just a partial solution based on old dataNiti has used old data to make assertions against the jobless growth charge. It quotes figures for unemployment from the six year old NSSO Survey of 2011-12 and for the services sector, it goes back further – by a decade
Apr 28, 2017
Where are the jobs? Only 2.31 lakh added in 2016 when 10-15 lakh youth enter job market each monthThe Labour Bureau which tracks employment generation across select sectors quarterly has smartly altered the sample size and the sample itself, now terming the data released for calendar 2016
Apr 27, 2017
Narendra Modi flags off Delhi-Shimla UDAN flight: With fares at Rs 2,036, here is why it makes senseThe UDAN scheme will connect 27 currently served airports, 12 underserved airports (which do not service a flight a day presently) and 31 unserved airports (which do not handle a single flight).
Apr 25, 2017
Many LPG consumers back in subsidy net: Will Modi's call to give up food subsidies appeal to more Indians?Clearly, the “Give-it-up” appeal by PM Modi is slowly losing its charm – if prices rise further, more people could opt back for the subsidized cooking gas cylinder
Apr 18, 2017
Air India may penalise pax for delays: How US levies huge fines to avoid misconduct in skiesWill Air India finally be able to extract large sums from passengers who are unable to control their anger in the skies?
Mar 25, 2017
Ravindra Gaikwad's ban from airlines: DGCA needs institutional mechanisms to fight hooliganismShiv Sena’s Ravindra Gaikwad was banned from all domestic flights on Friday, after Air India and private airlines united and barred him from coming on board.
Mar 24, 2017
Bharti Airtel's Rs 1,600 cr Tikona buy: Smart move to gain pan-India 4G spectrum but challenges remainSo while Bharti is being smart in buying out telecom operators who can bolster its spectrum footprint and get it additional subscribers, the threat from RJio, changing market dynamics towards data and resultant profitability decline has not abated yet.