The Platform Wars – A Trilogy in 5 Parts

The Platform economy is all around us, and reflected in the growing dominance of Digital businesses in all spheres of economic activity. In it’s simplest description a Platform business is one which efficiently connects consumers and buyers with sellers of products and services. Nothing new you would say, and a principle that is at the […]

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The Falling Rupee

By Disha Dembla It is hard to miss the buzz and speculations about the fall of the Indian rupee and its consequences, but what does the fall actually mean? This article tries to decode this economic issue, understand the reasons for it, and the impact that the current situation of the Indian rupee in relation with […]

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IKEA in India

By Disha Dembla So, what’s the whole buzz about? Just another furniture shop entering the Indian market, I feel it’s definitely more than the best collection of Swedish furniture. A 400,000 square foot state-of-the-art concept that wanted to mark its presence in India and was struggling for almost 28 years bounded by the retail foreign […]

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A New look @ Jobs for New India

Security or Flexibility Job Creation is acknowledged to be one of India’s foremost challenges. Even while we are the fastest growing large economy, the spectre of “jobless growth” haunts all discussions and positive sentiment about India’s GDP trajectory and economic future A lot of focus of the job creation debate is around the formal, industrial […]

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Project SASHAKT

By Jill Mehta THE INTRODUCTION The Non-performing Asset (NPA) problem in Indian Banks has been surging since a few years and no efforts, until Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code’s (IBC) launch, have helped to lessen the burden of NPAs on banks’ balance sheets. In February this year, the Reserve Bank Of India scrapped all the mechanisms […]

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Auditing the Auditors

By Pilli Chaudhari “Good auditors are the bedrock of fair and transparent financial markets”– New York Times. The talks of auditing shortcomings is not a recent phenomenon. Over the last few years, several auditing firms have been hit by scandals, and caught in legal crossfire. Following the aftermath of many scandals, the parliament suggested the […]

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The Competitive Strategic Market

By Disha Dembla Is consistency the driver of success and guarantor of customer retention? Perhaps, not anymore. Gone are the days when consistency helped companies lead a market. Today, in the world of stiff competition, companies need more than just consistency to sustain, and ironically, “Modification” has become the new mantra for success– that is, […]

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Reskilling – Investing in Citizen Services

It has become clichéd to speak of India as a land of contradictions.  Modernity and tradition vie with each other in all spheres of life, in a nation that now the fastest growing large economy in the world, with the youngest demographic. One of the strange contradictions is the huge pool of human capital available […]

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Stairway to Patanjali

By Pilli Chaudhuri No one could have imagined in 2006 that a small scale Ayurvedic store, driven by a celebrity Yoga preacher, would take the FMCG sector by storm within a decade with a stupendous growth rate of 130% and revenue of Rs 10,561 cr (The Economic Times). Patanjali Ayurved Limited (PAL) is the third […]

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Corporatisation of Indian Bureaucracy

By Jill Mehta The department of personnel and training has invited applications from Indians with expertise in various sectors such as revenue, financial services, economic affairs, agriculture, infrastructure and commerce at Joint Secretary (JS)-level post for a tenure of 3 years which can be extended up to 5 years based on performance. This is not […]

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