articles by Rajesh Pandathil


Richard Thaler did not endorse Narendra Modi's demonetisation; his tweet on Rs 2,000 is still relevant

The twisted tweet on Richard Thaler's view on demonetisation is bringing his views against introduction of Rs 2,000 notes into limelight. Ironic indeed.


MakeMyTrip's Snapdeal moment: After co-founder's beef tweets, tour operator comes under attack

The MakeMyTrip incident proves that the troll army has only gained in strength and free speech continues to be in danger in India


Food wastage: Govt's proposal to fix portions served at hotels is hare-brained; here's why

Ram Vilas Paswan's proposal to fix dish sizes at hotels is simplistic to say the least


CLSA's Rajiv Malik sees rise in I-T exemption boost for salaried class

There is nothing much happening on the private capex front while the public capex has been doing well as much as potentially it could


Demonetisation: Was RBI given time at all to think? Manmohan's question is pertinent

If the RBI was given only a day to take a decision, as Manmohan Singh has said before the Parliamentary Committee on Finance, that explains why the cash crunch persists even after 45 days of demonetisation


Demonetisation: Swipe machine shortage, security worries threaten to sour cashless dream

In order to shift Rs 46,000 crore worth of transactions per month to digital mode, the country needs an additional 20,000 PoS machines urgently


Demonetisation: Bimal Jalan is right; question on timing and secrecy is indeed valid

The government has until now failed to give any hard evidence of a "financial emergency" whatsoever


RBI monetary policy gives Urjit Patel chance to clear air on demonetisation; will he take it?

The RBI's workings have become all the more opaque at a time when it should be more transparent; will Urjit Patel try to salvage the image of a democratic institution that plays a key role in the economy


'It took 20-25 years for US to go cashless, but that's not an excuse to wait'

In the US, it was a 20-25 year journey. But that is not an excuse to wait to begin, says Jack Ringquist, global leader, consumer products, Deloitte


ABB sees exciting opportunities in Indian startups; may look at M&As

ABB believes it is ideally positioned to work with prime minister Narendra Modi's Make in India programme to improve the India's competitiveness


Developer Vijay Wadhwa has a simple solution to boost affordable housing - quick approvals

Vijay Wadhwa of The Wadhwa Group feels quick approvals and SEZ status for affordable housing will increase the supply in the market, which will automatically bring the prices down


Mohanlal's 'Kaadaniyum Kalchilambe' from Pulimurugan is dull, repetitive; Gopi Sunder disappoints

The first song of the big budget Malayalam movie Pulimurugan starring Mohanlal is disappointing, especially considering the big names involved — music director Gopi Sunder, lyricist Rafeeque Ahmed, legendary singer KJ Yesudas and south India's favourite KS Chitra.


Singur case: SC verdict means farmers will get their land back but they will remain losers

The construction that has taken place at the site may have already rendered the land uncultivable for a long period of time. Will the government also assist the farmers to bring back the fertility?


Urjit Patel is new RBI governor: A profile of Raghuram Rajan's inflation lieutenant

Patel, 52, is presently one of the four deputy governors at the RBI.


GST Bill passed: Still confused about how it will impact you? Check out this simple chart

GST will reduce the overall tax incidence. Along with it, competition between the players will play a role in the reducing the prices further


GST Bill decoder: Will you benefit from biggest tax reform? Yes (if corporates want you to)

Can anybody implement anything uniform, let alone tax rate, in a country as diverse as India? It's difficult. And that why this reform is being opposed by a section of economists and also Tamil Nadu.


Manohar Parrikar's comments on Aamir Khan show how hate vitiated business mood

Businesses and, in turn, economy can thrive only in an environment of tolerance. It is high time the Modi government understood this


D Subbarao's memoirs: Why PM Modi must read the book closely

May be Modi should read the book closely and take a lesson or two from the former prime minister on how to deal with the central bank


Narendra Modi in Africa: Can PM make India an alternative for China?

Africa needs alternatives to China. Therein lies the chance for India


Doubts over India's growth rate; praise for Rajan: Here's what US report said

Despite all these challenges, India offers immense opportunities for foreign companies, says the report