Articles by Sindhu Bhattacharya
Jun 14, 2018
Air India flop show: An IPO of the white elephant is out of question; govt better revise terms of sale to attract biddersSEBI rule state that a company has to log profits for three preceding years before going public. Air India hasn’t made any profit for over a decade
Jun 01, 2018
Air India sale: Time to scrap the idea; govt neither has expertise nor political firepower to execute transactionEither let the market force decide the price, etc at which Air India should be sold or log off the entire idea.
May 23, 2018
Air India divestment: Govt unsure if it can sell the ailing carrier; civil aviation secretary RN Choubey's take a case of sour grapes?A non-airline company, with no experience in running an airline, can also place a bid for Air India. This shows all that is wrong with the divestment.
May 10, 2018
Walmart buys Flipkart: While some harp on swadeshi vs videshi binary, the deal is an ode to discount-loving shoppersNaysayers and sceptics should examine what the $16 billion Walmart-Flipkart deal means for other retailers in India and its impact on consumers.
Apr 30, 2018
Markets ignore months of turbulence at IndiGo; but will piloting the airline be easy post Aditya Ghosh's departure?As IndiGo undergoes changes, navigates hiccups and learns what it's like to be steered by unfamiliar hands, it was perhaps time for Ghosh to quit.
Mar 05, 2018
Aircel files for bankruptcy: Why consolidation is the way forward for telecom industryWhat happened to Aircel was neither sudden nor unexpected; the rapid and unprecedented market consolidation is changing the workings of the telecom market like never before
Jan 16, 2018
Air India stake sale: Breaking up of the Maharaja is a good move but govt should exit the national carrier completelyEven if the government waives a significant part of the Air India' debt from the books, its looming presence would be enough to deter sound investors.
Jan 03, 2018
Why robust sales of large trucks, higher rural demand for FMCG signal good news on economyCommercial vehicle sales have been on an upswing for at least three months now, indicating a slow but sure turnaround in the economy
Jan 02, 2018
Demonetisation impact: 250 casual workers lost job every day during January-March; why govt needs to create more jobsAs per CMIE, in 12 months up to August 2017, 19 lakh jobs were wiped out
Dec 28, 2017
Reliance Jio strikes 4G gold with RCom deal; will strengthen telecom major’s broadband and fibre cable playThe deal also means RJio trumped other competitors to get precious airwaves – at least one incumbent telecom company was also eyeing the spectrum cache of RCom.