Cuckoo Paul
Cuckoo Paul
read bio

articles by Cuckoo Paul


Goyal may be down, but not out: With Etihad, he could pull a rabbit out of Jet's hat

Goyal was forced to learn some tough lessons in the recent past. Now, the entrepreneur is returning to the kind of service that made his airline a favourite in India. His future, and that of Jet Airways, depends entirely on how well this tactic works.


From Jet Airways to Alitalia: Decoding Etihad's global expansion plans

All the airlines in Etihad's portfolio are struggling carriers that will feed passengers into Etihad's long-haul routes.


Budget 2014: Rejuvenated PPP will give infrastructure a massive shot in the arm

f the government can hire world-class people to lead the institute, the PPP movement in India can surge ahead


Budget 2014: Not just auto, energy sector gets a fillip too

The government plans to continue the direct benefit transfer to LPG consumers, through the AadhAar card. The process of cash-transfer is currently suspended. Chidambaram said 57 crore Aadhar cards have already been issued.


Sky is the limit: Indian auto companies make the leap to aerospace

Two of the country's strongest auto-makers have ventured into the production of planes, aero structures and components.


Slap on the face: FAA safety downgrade exposes decades of lethargy at DGCA

The DGCA's inadequacy is a result of decades of neglect. The regulator has near-absolute control over the industry but remains incompetent.


Mumbai's T2 a fantastic edifice but constrained on capacity

T2 is a fantastic new edifice that is certain to an icon for the city in the days to come. One of the eye-catching features of the building is a 69 feet high flagpole with a huge Indian flag fluttering on it. The spotlight tricolour is sure to bring a surge of pride to every Indian that sees it, particularly as you drive up to it at night. A pity, that we still can't build for the future.


Explainer: Why Singapore Air has more to gain from deal than Tatas

As far as Goh's plans for Singapore Airlines go, Delhi is one important step in a long journey


WiIl Etihad's multilateral strategy rescue Jet Airways?

Hogan's strategy for Jet Airways and India is unlikely to be very different from what he has done around the world.


How Tony Fernandes roped in Ratan Tata into AirAsia India

The AirAsia team came over to make a presentation to the Tata board. The board approved the deal and AirAsia India was born.


Jet Airways offer for sale: How the odds stack up

Unlike the earlier time, it will be institutions and not retail investors who would be interested in the offer, yet analysts say the price will be a barometer of the market outlook for Jet Airways.


The spectacular fall of Vijay Mallya and Captain Gopinath

Theirs are stories of entrepreneurial capitalism as they spotted opportunity way before anyone else did and strove to create wealth for themselves as well as others.


Don't screw up on this one, Air India

Air India is in desperate need for money and allies to lift its business. It has less than a fortnight to join the global Star Alliance of carriers to boost its business.


Why haven't we used seaplanes in India?

Seaplanes are a great alternative to surface transport and Maldives is an excellent example of how the industry has developed. In India, the Mumbai-Goa route would be a sure winner.