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Best of BS Opinion: Banking's game of pretend, Japanese biz custom & more

Here's a selection of Business Standard opinion pieces for the day

BS Opinion | Curated Content | Banking sector

Kanika Datta  |  New Delhi 

Pranab Mukherjee
Illustration: Binay Sinha

Private banks have been progressively grabbing larger shares of the banking business even as nimble-footed fintechs are posing a fresh threat to government-owned banks.

But with the government tiptoeing around the problem with untenable solutions, Indian public sector banking could be headed the way of its counterparts in telecom and aviation. T N Ninan explains why here

Here is a selection of other views today:

The third volume of the late Pranab Mukherjee’s memoirs is notable for his changing mood, tenor and reserve with truth-telling, writes Shekhar Gupta. Read it here

Two parties are growing organically without engineering splits or defections – the and the All India Majlis e Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM). Aditi Phadnis traces their progress here

Sandeep Goyal describes the Japanese business custom of aisatsu-mawari an exquisitely polite way of honouring clients in the new year. Read it here


“Ghar wapsi can take place only after law wapsi”

Farmer protestors to government during the eighth round of talks on farm laws

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First Published: Sat, January 09 2021. 06:15 IST