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  • 22-Jul-2021 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Bharat Ratna for Dr Kurien

    Shailesh Dobhal argues why it makes sense to award Bharat Ratna to Verghese Kurien

  • 28-Jun-2021 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Ambani, Adani and China

    The big boys may well compete, but if you parse Mr Ambani's AGM statement, it appears that RIL would more like to play the role of an input and/or original-equipment-manufacturer than a fierce rival

  • 26-May-2021 | Shailesh Dobhal

    The coming long spell of demand drought

    Looks like India's demand curve has shifted downwards for a couple of years at least, writes Shailesh Dobhal

  • 25-Mar-2021 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Bottom-of-the-pyramid once again in focus

    The coronavirus pandemic-led economic shock just shrunk the lucrative middle class market by 32 million people, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Centre based on the World Bank data

  • 25-Feb-2021 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Entrepreneurship and the pandemic

    Though business for majority of entrepreneurs is yet to return to pre-Covid levels, has the country's indomitable entrepreneurial spirit gotten over the Covid bump?

  • 28-Jan-2021 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Start-ups and IPOs: Here are the lessons from the last three decades

    Its the season of startups planning to go public, but how IPOs have fared at the stock markets in the last three decades?

  • 24-Dec-2020 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Trends that will endure

    Shailesh Dobhal gives his list of three trends that will endure, strengthen, and affect all businesses, no matter what their wares

  • 22-Oct-2020 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Trump or Biden, India's love for US endures

    According to a recent survey, Indians' average rating of the US on a host of factors was the highest, surpassing even the US citizens'

  • 25-Sep-2020 | Shailesh Dobhal

    World is getting more serious about ESG compliance. India must catch up too

    There is a global movement towards making businesses more responsible and India should also make efforts in that direction

  • 28-Aug-2020 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Big gets bigger

    Is dominance of big players necessarily a bad thing?

  • 27-Jul-2020 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Few parallels for RIL-like transformation in the world of business

    One of the few in the league of RIL globally is the SoftBank Group, which has grown from being a PC software distributor and a telco to a technology-focused investor

  • 15-Jun-2020 | Shailesh Dobhal

    What business are you in?

    The coronavirus crisis has upended businesses globally. Reimagining, not tinkering, business models is the need of the hour

  • 18-May-2020 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Direct to home

    Doorstep delivery is the biggest opportunity thrown open by the coronavirus crisis. Inevitably, new leaders will emerge in this landscape

  • 19-Mar-2020 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Room for ambition

    Ms Narayanan is bang on when she underlines the criticality of managing relationships, for 'how these management firms manage the relationship with the hotel owners will define their future.'

  • 24-Feb-2020 | Shailesh Dobhal

    The year of deals

    Initial trends in the new year will likely prove forecasters wrong on deal activity in 2020

  • 27-Jan-2020 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Trends in the new year

    Just about a month old and 2020 is turning out to be an interesting, even momentous, year for businesses in India

  • 16-Dec-2019 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Year of reality check

    From promoters losing their firms to consumers realising there are no free lunches, 2019 was a year of getting real

  • 18-Nov-2019 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Why MNCs are changing their India tune

    The reasons are myriad - maturing of markets, change in business strategy -but there is a clear indication that global firms are not willing to tolerate any more slack in India

  • 21-Oct-2019 | Shailesh Dobhal

    About incumbents and challengers

    In many industries, incumbents have often been trumped in the new product/technology race by rank outsiders. Will EVs' fate be any different?

  • 29-Aug-2019 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Big and bigger

    Some of the biggest names in Indian business are shedding their reticence and letting in global firms into their parlours