Yearly Archives: 2016


Book Review: Economic Gloom

The book identifies proliferation of technology, population growth, globalisation and financialisation as the four pillars of the unprecedented and spectacular growth in living standards in the last 200 years, writes Shankar Jaganathan First Things First: The Age of Stagnation: Why Perpetual Growth is Unattainable and the Global Economy is in Peril by Satyajit Das [...]

By | 2017-04-13T05:29:22+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Bill, 2015: Turbulent Times Ahead

Company law and Bankruptcy law share a common trait, i.e. limited liability. While all entities incorporated under the Companies Act get limited liability, it is provided to other entities like individuals and partnerships only on meeting certain conditions. Further, it is a strong prevailing belief that where effective corporate and bankruptcy laws prevail economic [...]

By | 2017-04-13T05:30:52+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ease of Doing Business: A Cultural Change Needed

India lags behind in the Ease of Doing Business rankings is not only very visible but painful given the fact that the efforts taken to rectify this situation is very sincere and commendable. Given this, a right question to ask is what could change the equation and make India climb the rankings rapidly. The [...]

By | 2017-04-13T05:32:16+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Start-Ups want from the Union Budget 2016?

An ideal gift is one that does not cost the donor even though it benefits the receiver. The next best is the gift that which costs the donor a fraction of the benefit the receiver gets. Will the Union Budget 2016 have the heart and pocket to accommodate both the gifts for the start-up? [...]

By | 2017-04-13T05:33:16+00:00 September 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Regulatory Enigma: Ease of Doing Business and the Company Law, What do the two have in Common?

[box] INDIA SECRETARIAL PRACTICE 2015-#1 Triggers for the Study[/box] Our Ease of Business warriors face no less a challenge than what young Abhimanyu faced in the Mahabharata. Confronted with Chakravyuha, Abhimanyu entered the formation but could not exit. The situation is no different today. To use a different mythology, easing the way for business [...]

By | 2017-04-13T05:34:37+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Book Review: Corporate Disclosures

(The below is reproduced from Outlook Business, issue of Sept 26, 2015.) A Corporate Evolution Shriram Subramanian of InGovern Research reviews Corporate Disclosures It is not often that one comes across a book where the author decides to follow his own book’s principles in setting up a company. Shankar Jaganathan, who set up [...]

By | 2017-04-13T05:35:48+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lead Review: Alternative Concepts

Dodd’s book offers significant insights by looking at routine economic events and policy responses through a non-economic lens, says Shankar Jagannathan Like cricket in india, money  is the subject of discussion in both professional and amateur groups across the world. These discussions often get heated and their circles expand in the context of prominent [...]

By | 2017-04-13T05:40:03+00:00 June 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Setting Secretarial Standards: What Next?

(This article was published in the Souvenir released on the occasion of the 40th Regional Conference of Company Secretaries, held in Bangalore on June 19-20, 2015)  Do Benefits justify the Cost of Standard Setting? For the first time the world saw two unique business innovation introduced in India by the Companies Act, 2013. Mandating Corporate [...]

By | 2017-04-13T05:38:43+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Know your Company: One Person Companies (OPCs)

‘Two is company’, a popular saying is no longer appropriate, after the enactment of the Companies Act, 2013, at least in the business world. With the introduction of One Person Companies (OPCs) any one individual can, on their own, form a company. In a short period of one year, 1400 OPCs have been incorporated [...]

By | 2017-04-13T05:41:21+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knowing the Company: What do Movies and Companies have in Common?

Movies and companies have a huge influence on our lives today. While movies impact the popular choice of attire, language and behaviour, in the case of companies their influence is equally strong but only subtle. Not just for impact, but even in their workings common threads can be found. Producers, financiers, directors, actors, editors [...]

By | 2017-04-13T05:43:11+00:00 March 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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