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Sundeep Khanna

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The Aramco strike exposes our oil dependence again

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Sundeep Khanna Last Saturday, as simultaneous explosions went off at Aramco’s Khurais oilfield and Abqaiq processing facility in Saudi Arabia, an all-too-familiar sense of dread swept over Indian markets and consumers. At the pump the spectre of rising oil pri... More »

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Always-on Indian CEOs are a new phenomenon

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Sundeep Khanna Jack Ma is clearly a reformed man. After maintaining for years that people need to work 12 hours a day, six days a week (the infamous 996 formula), the Chinese tycoon now says that in the future, 12-hour work weeks may be enough. His great sparr... More »

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Declining car sales reflect a big aspirational shift

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Sundeep Khanna Forget for a minute the hand-wringing in India over declining vehicle sales. Worldwide, a car is no longer a cultural icon of desire for emerging generations. The numbers are there to prove that. According to a report from Germany’s Center for A... More »

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Did business leaders misjudge the current slowdown?

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Sundeep Khanna For years, Indian business leaders have been generous in their rating of the domestic economy even while holding out visions of a bright future for their companies. Well, the future is here and it is not pretty. All the relevant indices of econo... More »

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The IndiGo war reveals the problems of co-promoters

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Sundeep Khanna The ongoing feud between the two founders of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd that runs India’s largest airline IndiGo over issues that many others could have resolved over a glass of Chianti may be a cue for budding entrepreneurs to re-examine the idea ... More »