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Making big accounting firms fall in line

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BusinessLine Whenever an accounting transgression takes place, regulators get into overdrive and inevitably pass some regulation (which is more a quick reaction) attempting to penalise auditors. Enron resulted in the Sarbanes Oxley Act and Satyam resulted in a... More »

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Will India become a big importer of food?

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BusinessLine India is, today, a country of about 1.35 billion people. United Nations’ population projections of 2017 say that India is likely to surpass China’s population by 2024 and reach 1.5 billion by 2030, making it the most populous nation on the planet.... More »

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Breaking Bad: Time to split Big Tech before it’s too late?

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BusinessLine Breaking up big tech companies? You heard me! The past few weeks have been way too noisy across the technology space with demands coming from politicians, activists and users for splitting up giant technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook and... More »

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Too big to fail – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine If you are a web user and have linked your social media accounts to important online services (from subscribing to a news service to accessing a fitness app and more), there are three key points you should seriously ponder over in the context of t... More »

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Digital divide: The big picture is a bad picture

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BusinessLine C’mon, it’s the year-end! Be positive, mate. Okay, let’s start with a positive news from the digital world. A recent report from the World Economic Forum says nearly half of the Earth is now online. And that’s a whopping three billion or more peop... More »

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When big tech loses its FAANGs

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BusinessLine Pardon the uninitiated; what’s FAANG about? Expanded, it stands for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet. The FAANG stocks are the most popular and, arguably, best performing technology stocks in the world. They are traded on the Nasdaq i... More »

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The risks of big retail

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BusinessLine Traders and growers organisations are protesting against the Walmart-Flipkart deal, which they believe will result in the surreptitious entry of the world’s largest retailer into the lucrative Indian market. They are upset the deal may set a prece... More »

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Medical tourism can be the next big export earner

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BusinessLine Last month the Association of American Medical Colleges issued a sobering report: The US could see a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030. While the reasons are largely demographic — the over-65 age group is expected to increase by 50 per ... More »

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Small step for a company, big leap for the children

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BusinessLine Ashok Leyland’s Road to School programme, designed as part of its CSR initiative, makes schooling a reality for underprivileged children in remote villages of Tamil Nadu “Good morning, Sir! How’re you, Sir?”, the group of little kids break into a ... More »

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Of big exceptions | Business Line

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BusinessLine How cases like Unitech impact Company Law The preamble to the Companies Act 2013 states that it is an Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to companies. One of the salient sections of all versions of the Companies Act has been the one rel... More »