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  • 18-May-2020 | Shreekant Sambrani

    The stimulus that wasn't

    The bulk of Ms Sitharaman's proposals addressed supply problems, with only occasional and cursory references to demand, mostly as an afterthought

  • 11-May-2020 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Waiting for Godot

    Experts say that the curve is not yet flattening and the peak may occur as late as mid-August

  • 13-Apr-2020 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Mr Modi's mojo

    Coronavirus has occasioned us to see how copious Mr Modi's mojo bag is

  • 11-Apr-2020 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Withdrawal symptoms

    Newspapers were an inseparable part of our growing up, and not just English papers, but those in local languages as well

  • 09-Mar-2020 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Successions, values and loyalties

    Most organisations have identified career development paths for their star performers.

  • 10-Feb-2020 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Marathons, but no winners

    In this season of heightened awareness of a functional democracy, we need to realise that the travesty of Budgetary accountability is yet another step in the direction of citizens' disempowerment

  • 14-Jan-2020 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Quo vadis, Modi 2.0?

    Some of the criticism is sheer hyperbole, calling the present turmoil India's second struggle for Independence

  • 10-Dec-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    IRMA: Relevance @ 40

    Unlike crop cultivation, most farmers now see dairying as an enterprise, says the author

  • 12-Nov-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    India's mood = Moody's India?

    Economic bad news has been trickling in since the beginning of 2019, but was buried under the nationalistic election rhetoric

  • 07-Oct-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    The onion enigma

    Unfortunately, both the perception and prescriptions offered are shrouded in myths, which need to be deconstructed to know one's onions

  • 10-Sep-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Modi 2.0: Baptism by (economic) fire

    Modi 2.0 certainly matched Roosevelt's despatch in managing legislative affairs in its early days

  • 12-Aug-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Will Modi magic work, this time in Kashmir?

    He has staked it all on the Jammu and Kashmir decision. He may well succeed, since fortune favours not only the brave but, at times, the reckless as well

  • 02-Aug-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Salaam Bombay: An ode to the glorious city before it became Mumbai

    Deluged with unpleasant news every Monsoon, Mumbai had a different face to show the world when it was Bombay. The writer takes a trip back in time

  • 20-Jul-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Tie-break travesties

    Even those Bollywood schlock-meisters, Manmohan Desai and David Dhawan, who built their oeuvres almost entirely on fantastic coincidences, would have found these parallels outrageous

  • 08-Jul-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Devaluing Budgets

    What is remarkable about Budget 2019-20 is that it does not even make the pretence to be the financial statement the Constitution enjoins it to be

  • 11-Jun-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Modi 2.0's new clothes

    The economy has been slowing down for over a year now, but Mr Modi and his government had been in (election-induced) denial

  • 23-May-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Second historic victory: A moment for Narendra Modi and BJP to savour

    Mr Modi had made this claim in his last campaign rally, but most of us treated it as mere propaganda hyperbole

  • 18-May-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Gizmos & early users

    So Mr Modi might be right in claiming to have used a digital camera in 1987, because Megavision started selling its Tessera camera then

  • 07-May-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Modi: From pariah to messiah?

    In 2014, Mr Modi was the leader of a successful campaign, not the campaign himself

  • 27-Apr-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Citizen Raj: Surjit Bhalla's book on polls offers a platter of tasty facts

    His treatment of developments in all but the last two decades is cursory and at times not convincing

  • 09-Apr-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Mother Teresa or Dr Faustus?

    Mr Gupta says his fateful September call to Mr Rajratnam, which was in a gap in a busy schedule, was about the money he was owed. Why would he tip off someone with whom he had an ongoing dispute?

  • 08-Apr-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Festive democracy, yes, but accountable?

    The title of the world's largest democracy has to be earned through being accountable, and not just the optics of a five-yearly "festival" of balloting

  • 07-Apr-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Credibility counts

    The right response to surveys showing unexpected behaviour of key parameters is not to suppress them or cast doubts

  • 19-Mar-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Manohar Parrikar: Man with a single minded devotion to take Goa forward

    He was an exceptional IITian, an exceptional politician and above all, an exceptional human being

  • 12-Mar-2019 | Shreekant Sambrani

    Modi and Rafale: Ram to the rescue?

    The Hindu Group chairman and veteran journalist has provided the government, and particularly Mr Modi, a get-out-of-Rafale-jail-free-with-honour card through his disclosures