Articles by Sindhu Bhattacharya
Oct 09, 2018
Indian Railways report card for Apr-Sep shows uptick, but meeting full-year target likely to be a tough taskBut despite trains adhering to better timings, there has been no dramatic surge in either the passenger numbers or earnings.
Sep 27, 2018
Govt hikes customs duty on 19 items: Import curbs not to have major impact on widening current account deficitThe move to penalize imports of “non-essential” items may not be enough for India’s external trade woes to be addressed since external factors and rising oil prices are likely to continue to exert pressure
Sep 05, 2018
Air India gets fresh fund infusion from Centre; why govt is unwilling to get out of airline businessDisinvestment of Air India has obviously been too tough to handle. So why not break up the airline – as was envisaged earlier – and at least sell-off in parts
Aug 22, 2018
Air India may face more headwinds as govt backtracks on Rs 30,000 crore second bailout packageThe government needs a proactive approach to tackle the mess it has created at Air India.
Aug 14, 2018
Amid a desperate scramble for cash, Jet Airways is banking on promoter Naresh Goyal's ability to save the dayThe government seems wary of helping Jet Airways promoter Naresh Goyal in such trying times. Can he pull a rabbit out of his hat to save his beloved airline?
Aug 10, 2018
Jet Airways needs urgent recapitalisation, could report higher Q-on-Q loss for June quarterJet Airways' worrying financials and the management’s struggle to keep the airline together come amid a steep rise in costs for all airlines operating in India
Aug 09, 2018
IKEA waited six years for an amenable FDI regime; Swedish retailer to trigger price war in India’s fragmented furniture marketThe journey to its first store in India shows IKEA has been able to navigate the power corridors, coaxing successive governments into relaxing policies to suit its needs.
Aug 04, 2018
Jet Airways proposes to cut staff salaries to continue operations; who will blink first?Whatever here on, the employees of the airline must be prepared for some tough times ahead as cost cutting reaches a fever pitch.
Jul 24, 2018
IndiGo's technical snags: A clueless aviation watchdog, DGCA must seek aircraft-specific glitch data from carriersInstead of asking for the number of technical snags, aviation regulator DGCA must seek data on the percentage of snags per aircraft per cycle (one takeoff and landing).
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