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Sundeep Khanna

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JNU has a funds crunch and India an education crisis

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Sundeep Khanna Terrible as it was to see students and cops at battle in the capital last week, it was more shocking to hear the administration of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) claim that a deficit of ₹45 crore is what forced it to raise hostel fees, the tr... More »

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We should leapfrog our way out of the telecom mess

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Sundeep Khanna Any way you look at it, Big Telecom’s race in India is run. A price rise or two might help shore up their finances temporarily, but in the long run, operators will have to radically alter their business plans to survive. Even a bailout on the ad... More »

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The distressing disconnect of the Davos Man today

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Sundeep Khanna In January 2020, the Davos elite, a group of privileged people, companies and institutions, will meet for the 50th time in as many years. The World Economic Forum (WEF), as it is officially called, has over these years served the interests of th... More »

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Infosys needs to manage the contradictions within

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Sundeep Khanna It is eminently possible that the unfortunate affair at Infosys may end up being no more than a ghost in the night that melts away in the morning. Its clarificatory note to stock exchanges stating that “there is no prima facie evidence that the ... More »

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Not Apple but Tesla could have worked wonders for us

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Sundeep Khanna This month, two events set in motion a few years ago came to fruition in India and China. Both were the result of efforts by the country’s respective governments to get multinational corporations to set up manufacturing bases in the country. Sad... More »

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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 »