Articles by Sindhu Bhattacharya
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.
Mar 23, 2017
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad hits Air India staff: Why India needs a no-fly listIf a catalyst was needed to create a ‘No Fly’ list of unruly air passengers in India, Thursday's incident involving a VIP flyer hitting an airline staffer should provide enough impetus for it.
Mar 21, 2017
Vodafone-Idea merger: Subscribers will continue to be pampered as incumbents fight to retain holdThe bottomline is that though a mega merger with the potential to shake up India’s telecom industry has been announced, no major upheavals should be expected immediately
Mar 20, 2017
Idea Cellular-Vodafone merger: How a fierce data war forced consolidation to create a telco giantThe Indian consumer is consuming data like never before and telcos are scrambling to fulfill this demand without all of them having future ready networks
Mar 16, 2017
Railways devoid of dividend payment can now junk populism and hike passenger fares in new avatarIt is no surprise that the latest audit of the Railways by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) for FY16 has also made similar remarks on stopping this long-held practice of using freight earnings to subsidise passenger fares
Mar 15, 2017
Socialist legacy: India's PSU losses up 55% in a year as red ink spreads to SAIL, BHELPM Narendra Modi made a pledge to US investors almost two years ago and repeated this to German investors recently: the government has no business to do business. So why does India still have 235 Central Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)?
Mar 11, 2017
Air India rot runs deep amid understating losses, bleeding international opsPerhaps the government will examine the dismal operational efficiency of Air India and figure out a way to enhance its revenues, turn it around
Mar 09, 2017
Qatar Airways' plans to set up an airline in India may face political and regulatory hurdlesQatar’s desperation about India stems from the fact that it has, for long, been interested in increasing bilateral weekly seat entitlements but hasn't been unsuccessful
Mar 07, 2017
GDP data: Why demonetisation continues to affect consumer sentiment despite rosy numbersAnalysts said that consumption is likely to slow down in March due to demonetisation and high base last year