Articles by Madhavan Narayanan
Sep 20, 2019
Nirmala Sitharaman's tax bonanza is a good first move to revive economy but constant alert necessary on fiscal scenario aheadSitharaman did well a day before her Goa gambit to announce a virtual amnesty for difficult loans extended to MSMEs, besides a "loan mela" roadshows across the country over the next weeks.
Sep 16, 2019
Feel global, act social: How Anand Mahindra builds a corporate brand with his unique 'tweetitude'Anand Mahindra crafts his tweets in a manner that etches out his corporate brand and does not miss the brand goal in an impulsive burst even as he engages in casual banter
Sep 11, 2019
Nirmala Sitharaman partially right on Ola-Uber pushing auto slump, but we need NITI Aayog to tell us how much and whyThe reason why Nirmala Sitharaman is the butt of jokes is that Uber and Ola may not be significant enough in terms of current data
Sep 02, 2019
PSU bank mergers: Consolidation is no panacea as social banking goals remain with state in a vulnerable economySome of the fundamental objectives for which banks were nationalised in the first place remain critical for managing India's complex economy.
Aug 13, 2019
Tracking India's economic slowdown: Country needs meaningful transition policies; simple demand and supply games won't doIn India's current situation, it is possible to view an intended recovery as a simple business cycle problem, one that will go away as private players follow the classic rules of capitalism
Aug 12, 2019
Decoding RIL AGM: Jio emerges as a leapfrogging platform in Ambani's industrial shuffle, aided by trademark financial engineeringReliance Jio plans to offer new Bollywood releases into broadband-linked living rooms across India. Where will that leave multiplex operators?
Jul 31, 2019
VG Siddhartha dead: Tax and tide turned against CCD founder, but the frothy, aromatic dreams he built will live onThe dizzy rise and the tragic suicide of VG Siddhartha who founded India's Starbucks could be the story of latter-day Bangalore
Jul 22, 2019
SEBI needs more funds, not less; govt move to suck out regulator funds comes amid a corporate governance crisisThe Finance Ministry's Budget proposal to suck out to the Centre's kitty a quarter of SEBI's surplus every year is against the grain because what India needs badly now is a culture of progressive corporate governance, on which SEBI has barely scratched the surface
Jul 08, 2019
Additional tax burden on super-rich is flawed; goes against Narendra Modi's claim of kamdars over naamdarsSitharaman's Budget can potentially disincentivise those who invest in high-value skills such as a surgeon or an architect, for instance
Jun 21, 2019
Deficit need not be a dirty word; Modi 2.0 should ease up on fiscal fetish to put economy back on the runwayIt is time for Narendra Modi's government to act in the interest of the future of the economy and do some unconventional things