Articles by Madhavan Narayanan
Dec 11, 2018
RBI governor Urjit Patel has been a victim of NDA sledging, which is simply not cricketIt must be remembered that unlike his predecessor Raghuram Rajan, Urjit Patel supported, not so reluctantly, the controversial 2016 decision to demonetise high-value currency notes.
Nov 30, 2018
Arvind Subramanian plays a mirror trick on NDA's note ban, changes tone out of power to turn up heat but not his stanceArvind Subramanian is now in a Mark Antony act from Julius Caesar as he slams the government even as he seems to praise the "honourable men" who surrounded him
Nov 22, 2018
Why Abhijit Bose could be key to WhatsApp's ability to scale up payments biz in IndiaBose has been evangelising the idea of how Ezetap could turn any mobile device into a PoS device.
Nov 14, 2018
No transparency on transparency: Binny Bansal's Flipkart exit reflects a new normal in corporate cultureThe case against Binny Bansal seems vague and his continuation on Flipkart's board in a transitional role is, if anything, an endorsement that he committed no big lapse.
Nov 08, 2018
Hard lessons from demonetisation: Try a long-term way to combat black money, avoid Bollywood-style hold-upsOne thing that can indeed be said with certainty is that the effort by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2016 was a gamble.
Nov 05, 2018
Silver linings lurk in Diwali mood for India's economy if we look beyond Chinese imports, wavering investments and bad loansSmartphones, the most visible symbol of "Digital India's" ambitious expansion, are increasingly Chinese.
Nov 03, 2018
Narendra Modi's MSME loan gambit is a two-pronged strategy; eases note ban pain, crafts shrewd poll plankPrime Minister Narendra Modi seems to be turning his eyes inward to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), building on the MUDRA loan brand he has assiduously nurtured
Oct 31, 2018
Urjit Patel versus Centre: NDA govt has a strong case to influence RBI, but only irony is that it is turning NehruvianUrjit Patel has won considerable sympathy among the nation's economic elite for asserting that the RBI needs autonomy and independence to perform its role
Oct 26, 2018
Ruias bid to regain Essar Steel with late payment smells of moral hazard; banks and govt must look at non-cooperative behaviourFrom all indications, the Essar Steel insolvency process shows the Ruias need to be put under a lens.
Oct 17, 2018
New-age savvy: Digital acceleration at Infosys, TCS shows India's software giants are finding their mojo againA combination of growth in digital segments and a lower attrition would help Infosys retain its image as an admired institution.