Gurbir Singh

Old entertainment giants merge to fight competition from Netflix

On Thursday, AT&T announced it had completed the acquisition of Time Warner for an estimated $85 billion.

15 Jan 2020

New push back on SEBI’s edict to split top corporate posts

The idea is to bring in international best practices to avoid concentration of power in the hands of promoters and owners

12 Jan 2020

Big forest covers build booming economies

Overall, the forest cover has gone up 3 per cent since 2011 – an increase of over 20,000 square kilometres.

05 Jan 2020

Donald Trump faces problems, but economy is not one of them

According to a poll, 76% of the voters, up from 67% last year, saying the economy is in good shape, the highest approval rating since year 2001

29 Dec 2019

Internet a basic right, don’t gag it!

The current Internet blockade in Kashmir is the longest the country and perhaps the world has seen.

22 Dec 2019

Recession or not, fresh economic data paints gloomy picture

There are some cautious positive predictions for a growth-oriented world in 2020.

15 Dec 2019

Bullet train or 8 lakh homes for Mumbai’s poor?

Maharashtra is servicing a debt of Rs 4.71 lakh crore, and an additional Rs 2 lakh crore is committed to ongoing projects.

08 Dec 2019

Time to end the ‘legal’ corruption of electoral bonds 

Revelations show that objections of the RBI and the EC have been systematically stone-walled and ignored to bring in a first-in-the-world version of opaque political funding

01 Dec 2019

Is the winter of discontent over for Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd chairman Subhash Chandra?

In a poignant letter written in April, Subhash Chandra apologised to the financial community for the stock crash.

24 Nov 2019

Making of telecom into a one-horse industry

The next day, telecom joint venture Vodafone Idea declared India’s largest corporate loss ever for Q2 at Rs 50,922 crore.

17 Nov 2019

Diwali marked by both splurge and resistance

The auspicious occasion of Dhanteras is seen by believers as the right time to acquire assets like homes and cars.

03 Nov 2019

Cyber safety rules should not become a gag order

Expectedly, this has once again sparked the debate on the need of citizens’ safety from dangerous content versus the need to safeguard privacy and free speech of social media users. 

27 Oct 2019

Can India's hunger problem be tackled?

In an unequal world there is disparity among people; but one thought ‘hunger’ as a serious problem had not exactly vanished, but it was slowly easing away.

20 Oct 2019

Collapsing coop banks and scams: When will we ever learn?

The only thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history.

29 Sep 2019

Finding reasons behind crashing auto industry

Blockbusters delivered by two union ministers created quite a stir last week.

15 Sep 2019

No answers yet to the annual deluge

In neighbouring Karnataka, the toll is 54 with over 7 lakh people having to be evacuated after rivers burst their banks.

08 Sep 2019

Will Jio Cinema be the nemesis of multiplexes?

The latest offering from Reliance Jio by Mukesh Ambani threatens to disrupt and monopolise communication and entertainment as never before; that is if he has his way.

01 Sep 2019

Even Roys and NDTV have the right to exist

On June 2, 2017, an FIR was registered by a private shareholder against Prannoy and Radhika Roy claiming that they had conspired to defraud the ICICI Bank of `48 crore.

25 Aug 2019

Pay heed to our wealth creators

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech must have been sweet music to the legions of battered industry stalwarts.

18 Aug 2019

Coming down with a sledgehammer on CSR violations

A recent February report said that as many as one-third of the 1,913 companies that came under the CSR net did not spend at all.

11 Aug 2019

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