Market sentiment is fickle. Analysts and media seem compelled to manufacture reasons (post-facto) for why the market is going up or down. So one day the Nifty rises because FIIs feel that India is a great long term story. The... Read More.
Despite the compelling needs of outsourcing, there have been instances in the recent past where some companies (although for different reasons) have shifted work back to their roots (onshore). This has been primarily seen in verticals including banking, financial services,... Read More.
Today’ news reported that the Congress has put the issue of food price rise on the shoulders of the agriculture minister and the minister in turn has shifted the blame on to Mother Nature. Who is responsible? And who needs... Read More.
In India, we have a habit of running to the government (or blaming them) every time something goes wrong. This is no doubt a result of our socialistic upbringing, a legacy most adult Indians find hard to shed – even... Read More.
The newspaper and magazine segments are the largest contributors in revenues to the global publishing industry – contributing close to 52% of global publishing revenues. It would therefore be safe to assume that of all the challenges faced by the... Read More.
Pratibha and I attended the “India Insurance 2020” conference arranged by FICCI earlier this week and got to hear what was on the minds of the industry bigwigs. The industry (particularly the life insurance segment) has grown very fast in the... Read More.
The recently-concluded FICCI summit on Indian Insurance 2020 in Mumbai posed some interesting challenges on the future of Indian Insurance. Convergence in financial services held my interest.... Read More.
The year 2009 marked the diminishing western dominance (and the emerging Asian influence) in the global socio-economic policy making arena. Two of the key events during the year that demonstrated this weakening grip of the developed nations were – 1)... Read More.
The new year invariably brings out predictions from a variety of armchair critics, so why should I be different? After all, I'm actually sitting in my armchair right now! In an attempt to be different, I actually resisted the temptation initially,... Read More.