Gurbir Singh

Who will stop the Russian juggernaut?

Europe will be the worst impacted and will have to hunt for alternative sources as it gets nearly 40% of its natural gas and 25% of its oil from Russia.

27 Feb 2022

Separation of Chairman and CEO decree: SEBI buckles under heavy corporate firepower

In opposition, some of the big companies see this provision as undue interference in a company’s internal affairs.

20 Feb 2022

The budget doesn’t think India is a farm economy

Agriculture accounts for just 14 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but 42% of total employment.

06 Feb 2022

Home buying makes a comeback, but how to mend trust deficit? 

Pent-up demand post lockdowns and WFH drive home sales

30 Jan 2022

Taxing the rich to fight inequality back in fashion

At the recent virtual World Economic Forum, there was a breathtaking admission and an amazing offer from a group of billionaires.

23 Jan 2022

Green energy on a roll as Reliance joins the bandwagon

Each of the 5 buildings generates around Rs 30,000 worth of solar power a month, and in 4 years, the buildings have earned back their initial capital investment of Rs 15 lakh each.

16 Jan 2022

Eliminating charities and NGOs as part of the Hindutva agenda

Besides, NGOs over the years have become the eyes and ears of civil society highlighting shortcomings ignored by political parties and the local administration.

09 Jan 2022

After the Zee-Sony merger, entertainment is a 3-cornered fight

The takeover of Zee and the emergence of a unified programming of over 100 channels, with combined revenues of over USD 2 billion will be a game changer.

26 Dec 2021

The future is of EVs and Elon Musk triggered it

A couple of weeks ago, the first electric vehicle (EV) charger was set up in our Mumbai housing society in a discreet corner near the tennis courts.

19 Dec 2021

Air India vs IndiGo? The airlines business now is a two-horse race

Though the Covid-19 freeze on air travel is beginning to thaw, high fuel prices and the slow recovery of passenger traffic continues to spoil the party.

12 Dec 2021

Mamata and the fight for a federal India 

Her declared objective for her nation-wide tours is to build a broad alliance to defeat the BJP. But two other points in her agenda stood out more sharply.

05 Dec 2021

Continuing farm protests bring focus on rural distress

Some called it a ‘masterstroke’! Most expected the farmers will pack up from Delhi’s borders and head home.

28 Nov 2021

Turning a Nelson’s eye to the looming climate catastrophe

There is an urgency as never before to stem climate change as melting glaciers, forest fires and cyclonic storms are displacing and wiping our communities.

14 Nov 2021

When will we admit our children are going hungry?

Global Hunger Index puts India at 101st rank on a list of 116 countries

07 Nov 2021

Zee battles to stave off a proxy takeover

Counsel for ZEEL, Gopal Subramaniam, told the court Invesco was attempting to run a profitable company to the ground.

31 Oct 2021

Lakhimpur will add charge to the anti-farm laws stir across India

The counter narrative - that the BJP entourage was attacked by farmers pelting stones and wielding lathis - has evaporated in the face of fresh evidence.

10 Oct 2021

While the pandemic crashed the economy, some made pots of money

The just-released Hurun List for India’s richest shows that the pandemic was inconsequential for a whole bunch of people.

03 Oct 2021

Why the Chinese are destroying their wealth creators

Chinese officials are telling newspersons that 'they are getting ready for a possible storm', and it points in the opposite direction.

26 Sep 2021

Why is the government going after NGOs?

In the last 6-8 weeks, another batch of high-profile non-government organisations (NGOs) have had their licences suspended under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.

19 Sep 2021

Rising prices, shortage of inputs threaten to spoil the recovery party 

The average near-2% hike across models is the company’s third this year. Maruti said it was done to protect profitability in the face of rising commodity prices. 

12 Sep 2021

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