Articles by Sindhu Bhattacharya
Sep 11, 2017
Railways catering clean-up: Piyush Goyal’s crackdown is in right direction but urgent need is a complete overhaulThe C&AG audit conducted between July and October 2016 found food stuff served was less than the prescribed scheduled quantity
Sep 08, 2017
Memo to Nitin Gadkari: Shift to e-vehicles won’t happen at gun point, govt needs to handhold auto firmsFirst step for the Modi government would be to encourage affordability of these cars through policy interventions and easier import norms
Sep 06, 2017
Road accidents get scarier: With 17 deaths/hour, govt needs to urgently pass new motor vehicle lawEvery third road accident in 2016 involved a two-wheeler and only about every fifth involved a four-wheeler, the data released by govt showed
Sep 05, 2017
Suresh Prabhu has his task cut out in commerce ministry: Boost exports, enable surge in industrial activitySuresh Prabhu has set all good goals for his commerce ministry stint. But achieving those is not going to be easy
Sep 01, 2017
Nitin Gadkari may get Railways too: Why cabinet reshuffle should create an omnibus transport ministryIf the intention is to merely allot Gadkari a ministry which houses the world’s largest employer and transporter without Prime Minister Narendra Modi creating an omnibus ministry for transport, it would be a pity.
Aug 25, 2017
Time to kill IUC, it cannot be treated as revenue source for telecom firms, say expertsAn abolition of IUC will take off 45 percent of the call charges to consumer in an ideal pricing regime
Aug 24, 2017
Kaifiyat Express accident: Every fifth train mishap occurs on unmanned crossing; Uttar Pradesh has over 1,100 of themWhat is worrying is that the Ministry of Railways has also told the parliamentary committee that it was not in a position to fix a timeline for elimination of all unmanned level crossings.
Aug 21, 2017
Infosys headed for difficult times: The board has erred; a complete reboot is the urgent needWhy did Infosys board, staffed with eminent persons with known corporate background, not take up cudgels on Vishal Sikka’s behalf all this while if it believed he is right?
Aug 03, 2017
Why Air India going vegetarian-only is a sham: Data contradict every logic given by the airlineJunior civil aviation minister told Lok Sabha that no directive has been given to Air India on whether to cut out non-vegetarian meals from domestic flights
Jul 18, 2017
Air India's debt pile: At Rs 6,000 cr interest outgo, balance sheet cleanup crucial for co's saleAir India has to pay about Rs 500 crore each month in interest or about Rs 16.5 crore each day of the year as interest outgo