articles by K Yatish Rajawat

Corporate

Uber's 'innovation' may be coming at the cost of consumers, drivers when regulation is weak

If the contracts between drivers and radio cab companies like Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure are put under the microscope, they could show that companies may be benefiting at the cost of both drivers and consumers

Economy

From defence to nuclear power: Putin makes his intent clear in India, will Obama trump him?

There is a stark difference between the US's approach to India and Russia's. While the former is more business-centric, the Russian President couched his references in a win-win statement.

Economy

Delinking supply for urban and rural users: Is it the beginning of power discrimination?

Now, this delinking is a stated policy of the government, therefore it is surprising that the house did not seek a debate on Goyal's answer. What is effectively happening is that there is a division expected between an urban consumers and a rural consumer

Corporate

Uber pampers with low rates and fancy cars but here's why you need to be careful

Uber has an impact on a crucial part of life and will impact public transportation going forward.

Corporate

Remembering Qimat Rai Gupta, the gutsy visionary behind Havells

The Indian media was late in discovering Qimat Rai Gupta and discovered him only after he acquired Sylvannia around five years back.

Corporate

Affordable healthcare in danger: Is govt giving in to US pharma lobby?

Profits and patents go hand in hand in this debate. Nadda would do well keeping this in mind.

Economy

Execute or be executed: What Modi's cabinet reshuffle means for economic revival

The signal that Modi seems to be sending to his cabinet members is that speed of execution is important

Corporate

Google will destroy local newspapers with Indian language Internet Alliance

Years later when Indian language newspaper become feeders for a global search engine and their archives get embedded in the vast server farms of Google's data center, they will remember the day when it started. They day they all decided to be part of an 'alliance' under the holy guise of bringing more people on the internet.

Economy

Hunting for black money: Modi govt has to end this charade soon

The Modi government, and its predecessor, has merely been playing a charade with the name of account holders in a Swiss bank. It should end it now.

Politics

Name and shame begins but politicians won't appear on black money list

The disclosure of names, the chargesheets and the witch-hunt just helps corrupt bureaucrats, not the country. It gives too much power to a very small section of people and will not result in anything but forgotten headlines.

Biztech

Will Google and Amazon disrupt Indian IT services business?

Infosys and TCS may not be so dependent on the infrastructure business as HCL Tech but a core part of the IT infrastructure is witnessing a new layer.

Economy

The real challenge of Shramev Jayate: Making blue collar jobs respectable again

The issue is that the debate on manufacturing and 'Make in India' initiative has to move beyond slogans and process improvement as the jargon in manufacturing dictates.

Politics

Kaun banega mukhya mantri: After BJP’s victory in Haryana election, CM pick will be key

The big question that is now staring BJP in the face is the choice of a Chief Minister, will Venkaiah Naidu go with the safe alternative of selecting a Jat face or take the risk of a non Jat Chief Minister.

Corporate

Indian media, sit up and take note: PM Modi, Zuckerberg meet has a message for you

If Indian newspapers decide to take their heads out of the advertising quagmire of corporate advertising, they would realise that their readers have moved on

Corporate

It is time to press the reset button for Indian IT. Here's why

The biggest shift in the $50 billion software industry, it seems, has gone unnoticed. There were no covers in business magazines and the newspapers, as expected, missed the macro for the micro.

Corporate

Jeff Bezos, Bansals' work is grey area; they had better watch out for policy tripwire

If the government decides that it wants to bring in online retailers like Amazon and others under the same norms as Fabindia, there will be a global outcry

Economy

For Modi's 'Make in India' campaign to work, India Inc should dump jugaad

India cannot develop as a low cost manufacturing base, with rising aspirations and expensive power.

Economy

Modi's 'Make in India' plan: The 7 hurdles it has to overcome to boost manufacturing

Any policy will need a holistic approach. Manufacturing in India is slowly dying, and while the impact of it is not visible, the signs are clear.

Economy

Looking beyond Xi: Why India shouldn't believe China and how it can counter

China will not help India in its manufacturing plans and we shouldn't expect that the border dispute will be resolved any time soon. Here's how India should counter.