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Time to pack up those election ‘jumlas’

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BusinessLine If for nothing else, BJP President Amit Shah will go down in history as the man who introduced the word ‘jumla’ into the current Indian political lexicon. An Urdu/Hindustani word meaning ‘aggregate’ or ‘total’, thanks to Shah, the word has now com... 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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Civil services: Time to introspect

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BusinessLine “How far is it true to blame politicians for all the mess in the country? They have their share but the 5 Cs (CVC, CBI, CAG, courts and CIC) are the biggest inhibitors to decision-making. These “august” institutions are manned by non-politicians (... More »

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Fake news in the time of elections

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BusinessLine With general elections due in May, fake news is one area of concern which needs to be addressed by the Election Commission. It is now reasonably well established that political parties use social media platforms as well as friendly websites to tru... More »

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Time to ditch the car

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BusinessLine A haze envelops Delhi as a deadly cocktail of pollutants surrounds the Capital. It’s that time of the year when air pollution peaks and affects everyone’s lungs. But are authorities in India addressing the root of this issue? Forget tobacco. Car i... More »

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Time to reboot company AGMs

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BusinessLine Until recently, Annual General Meetings (AGMs) of Indian companies were frustrating affairs for those keen to see shareholder democracy in action. AGMs usually began with shareholders thronging the snack counters at the venue, with attendance thin... More »

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Time to focus on availability of funds

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BusinessLine The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee has raised the repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) for the second time in a row with a 5:1 decision and positioned itself as an inflation warrior by sticking to the path of maintaining the 4 per cent inflation ta... More »

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A challenging time for US, EU relations

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BusinessLine Last weekend, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made a hasty trip to Washington DC, during which time he made an appearance on Fox & Friends — known to be the US President’s favoured TV show — to appeal to Donald Trump not to throw “the ba... More »

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Aadhaar in the time of leaks

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BusinessLine To link the Aadhaar card with different services, or not? That seems to be the question in the minds of many citizens as scam after scam tumbles out into public domain raising in the process questions on the operations of banks as well. The March ... More »

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The theme this time is inclusive growth

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BusinessLine A pre-election budget was expected to be populist. On the face of it with large expenditures announced for agriculture, for employment generation, for social security, and fiscal slippage, it would seem to be a populist budget. But the nature of t... More »

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A time to transform | Business Line

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BusinessLine Here are five emerging best practices for HR as we head into 2018 As digital transformation, automation and artificial intelligence sweep through organisations, the world of work and workforce is transforming. The need to reinvent HR has never bee... More »

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A testing time for Germany and Europe

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BusinessLine If coalition talks in Germany fail, there could be fresh elections and a government sans Angela Merkel’s stabilising leadership While the results of the German federal election of September 24 appeared done and dusted in the days that followed, fo... More »