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  • 17-Nov-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Cloud over conglomerates

    A related problem in conglomerates is a complex web of crossholdings of shares among subsidiary and associate companies

  • 10-Nov-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Good leaders don't pass the buck

    Virat Kohli was no longer able to stand the heat, so it's good that he got out of the kitchen

  • 08-Nov-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Real-world banking

    The book raises quite a few questions on other important issues concerning the financial sector

  • 21-Oct-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Zee-Invesco: Disclosure in instalments

    By Invesco's own admission, its role was that of a "facilitator" in the proposed deal between RIL and Zee

  • 19-Oct-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    A Nooyi look at life

    The book holds a mirror to leaders on why it's not necessary to put up a show of being a superwoman or a superman

  • 09-Oct-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Human Factor: Pushback on withdrawal of 'work from home'

    The debate over whom to bring back to office, when and for how long has become complicated

  • 22-Sep-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Stardom and tragedy

    One of the highlights of the book is the detailed analysis of the enigma

  • 15-Sep-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Infy should have listened to Mr Murthy

    There is no denying that Infosys must take a major part of the blame for the problem

  • 18-Aug-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    CoCs need best practices code

    'The delay in insolvency case resolution is another problem area where CoCs need to play a more proactive role', says the author

  • 19-Jul-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Irrational exuberance over Zomato

    Zomato is essentially a "concept stock" because it has neither made profits, nor has issued any guidance on ever getting to profitability, notes Shyamal Majumdar

  • 16-Jun-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Long wait for the next flight to Dominica

    Efforts by India to get back Mr Choksi will depend to a large extent on the response to the request for his repatriation from Dominica

  • 27-May-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Games promoters play

    If a promoter knows that he can afford not to repay loans and buy back his company in the bankruptcy court at a discount with a reduced debt burden, he has a strong incentive to drive his firm aground

  • 16-May-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Sunil Jain, an outstanding journalist and a generous friend

    That Sunil Jain was one of India's finest economic writers was evident from his weekly column 'Rational Expectations' in BS and then in the 'Financial Express' where he was the Managing Editor

  • 29-Apr-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    States must share the blame

    Many state govts were taken to the cleaners by high courts for doing next to nothing to prepare for the devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic

  • 16-Mar-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Where China is only a notch above India

    India and China seem united in gender discrimination

  • 19-Jan-2021 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Start-up's flights of fancy

    India's first home-grown messenger app Hike shut down and vanished from app stores on Monday

  • 31-Dec-2020 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Dharavi, a people's project

    Dharavi, once a Covid-19 hotspot in Mumbai, did not report a single infection in the 24 hours prior to Christmas for the first time since April 1, when the first patient was detected in the area

  • 19-Nov-2020 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Making a mockery of arbitration

    Ending "tax terrorism" was the BJP's promise in the 2014 election that brought Narendra Modi to power giving hope to the likes of the UK's Cairn Energy Plc. But the hopes have been belied

  • 30-Oct-2020 | Shyamal Majumdar

    Why some don't deserve a second chance

    Last week, Videocon's Venugopal Dhoot and DHFL's Kapil Wadhawan offered to pay to pull their firms out of insolvency process

  • 01-Oct-2020 | Indivjal Dhasmana & Shyamal Majumdar

    We are converting crisis into opportunity, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    People have every right to think whether fiscal support was adequate or whether it wasn't. As regards any further help or stimulus, I've kept my options open, said FM Sitharaman