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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Omkar Goswami

The author is the founder and chairperson of CERG Advisory Private Limited, is author of ‘Corporate bankruptcy in India: a comparative perspective’.

The personal and the public coalesce in Isher Judge Ahluwalia’s memoir
Sun, Aug 30, 2020

In Breaking Through Ahluwalia writes an account of her extraordinary life, career and fight against an implacable disease

Violence in Delhi was part of a familiar playbook
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

The trans-Yamuna riots that began on the night of February 23, seem to have died down. Compared to the Sikh massacres, it seems like a mere blip — leaving behind 47 versus 2,500 dead. Yet, it signals the beginning of using a well-known fascist playbook to incite mob violence.

Fissures amidst growth
Wed, Nov 07, 2018

In a milieu of impressive growth, India has developed some serious fractures that show no signs of cure.

Taking stock at 71
Mon, Aug 13, 2018

We have not made sufficient investments for a fair, just and humane society

So, how did they ponzi it?
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

How did Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and some rogue bankers take PNB for the mother of all rides?

The Big Bong Theory
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

An effective, humourous account of the history and idiosyncrasies of the Bengali community — from one of their own.

First, fix the banks
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Finance minister must recapitalise better public sector banks. This will strengthen distressed balance sheets

Tales From the Coal Crypt
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee weaves a series of fascinating stories about India’s coal history, but it doesn’t quite hold as a cohesive narrative.

Reinventing EPW
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

The journal must be saved and resurrected. Is the Sameeksha Trust up to it?

It’s not Cyrus
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

For the Tatas, questions of corporate governance will remain.

Roadworks Ahead: The Search for Prosperity
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

Twenty-five years after liberalisation, India still has to overcome challenging hurdles if it is to realise its economic potential

Book review: Insider Writing
Sat, May 14, 2016

Drawing on his stint as chief economic advisor in the finance ministry, Kaushik Basu provides an insider’s account of the workings of North Block

Good, needs close watch
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

Jaitley’s third budget is well-directed. We must hope the government can meet the tight fiscal deficit conditions in difficult times.

How good times can end
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

OROP can be a turning point. A nationalist leader cannot alienate those who defend the country

Third time unlucky
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The European Community has drawn its most draconian line yet with Greece. But the third bailout will also fail.

The urgent need for fast bankruptcy
Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Finance minister is right in wanting to create a modern bankruptcy law and procedures. It is a reform long overdue .

Comrades, unite! nothing to lose but a 5-yr plan
Tue, Sep 28, 2004

The Occasion: It is a historic day for Indian Communists. The CPI(M) has invited the CPI to a meeting at its Alimuddin Street office in Kolk...

Sitaram’s not a Communist; he’s a Left-leaning social democrat
Wed, Jul 21, 2004

Although I don’t get the chance to meet him often enough, I consider Sitaram Yechury a friend. He is an honest person, has a good sense...

Some worry about the numbers
Sat, Jul 10, 2004

In every Budget one needs to examine the fine print before really knowing what the proposals actually mean. Consequently, the ‘‘sh...

Reforms and the new govt
Sat, May 15, 2004

The religion of believers is to believe. It is not surprising, therefore, that the English speaking intelligentsia which passionately believ...

We need a Nike govt that Just Does It
Sat, Aug 03, 2002

It is August 1. As I sat to think about this article, the dull sky over New Delhi got marginally grey. Then came a couple of minutes of pitt...

Losing shareholder value
Mon, May 31, 1999

Finance Ministers, civil servants, academics and industrialists have often said that Indian share markets are notoriously fickle. Apparen...