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Knowing The Company: CIN’s Logic

By | 2017-04-14T11:28:52+00:00 March 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

  There is hardly anyone in the urban world who does not deal with a company today. While most of us use products and services produced and/or distributed by companies, a few are also employed by them. While this knowledge is optional for an urban citizen, to the corporate executives and professionals, it can [...]

Budget Cimplyfied!

By | 2017-04-13T05:48:03+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Union Budget 2015: Insights for Capital Markets By Shriram Subramanian Regulatory environment is set for major changes. Prominent among them are: • New Comprehensive Bankruptcy Code proposed. Intended to spur entrepreneurship and investments as the shortcomings in both SICA (Sick Industrial Companies Act) and BIFR (Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction) is expected to [...]

Budget Simplified

By | 2017-04-13T05:56:33+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

  Budget 2015: Is there enough to turn vision into reality? By Shankar Jaganathan While smokeless cigarettes, de-caffeinated coffee and non-alcoholic beer may have takers, the question remains whether Union Budgets without taxes would generate the same excitement that it does today. Hearing the shrill debates on TV channels, it is very clear that [...]

360⁰ View of Compliance: The difference between Restriction and Restraint By Shankar Jaganathan

By | 2017-04-14T10:57:57+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

  Need for Compliance Sitting in the backseat of a cab my friend and I looked on shocked as our driver ran through a series of red lights. As my friend asked him to stop at the next red light, the driver wisely remarked, ‘At 11 in the night, stopping at red light is [...]

3 Signs of a Good Business: The Peacock and the Crane

By | 2017-04-14T11:03:21+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

  Business come in varying sizes. Visualizing this range is helpful in appreciating what is a good business. As visualizations go the colourful world of birds is a good place to start; for birds like business have more in common than their first letter-B. The size of birds range from bee hummingbird weighing 1.6 [...]

Are Good Businesses Compliant? Hare and the Tortoise story retold

By | 2017-04-14T11:07:31+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

  What do great batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Brain Lara and Ricky Pointing have in common with successful football teams like Bayer Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester United? Think again, what is common between successful businesses and these sporting greats? All of them combine attractive attacking play with a dogged defence. To achieve sustained [...]

CSR Spending: An Anti-Democratic Idea?

By | 2017-04-14T11:11:12+00:00 September 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

  Governments asking big firms to spend money on social causes is an idea that needs to be carefully debated India is probably the first country in the world to mandate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending by large companies. Firms with revenue of Rs.1,000 crore, or net worth above Rs.500 crore, or profits above [...]

What we should score Arun Jaitley on?

By | 2017-04-14T11:15:51+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

As the country eagerly awaits the new government’s maiden budget, Shankar Jaganathan evokes the realities of the Indian economy to provide a reference framework within which to judge the Jaitley budget. New beginnings are always exciting to look forward to for they have the potential to chart unexplored territories. New beginnings with high expectations [...]

One Person Companies: Speed without effective brakes?

By | 2017-04-14T11:18:11+00:00 July 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The introduction of One Person Companies in the Companies Act, 2013 eyes fast economic gains; however, as Shankar Jaganathan points out, it also calls for a more considered approach and provision of safeguards to protect the smaller creditors and employees. A new concept of ‘One Person Company’ has been introduced in India for the [...]

The Economics of a Strong Democracy

By | 2017-04-14T11:20:34+00:00 June 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Holding trust brought forth by equality of individuals as a critical foundation for a strong democracy, Shankar Jaganathan discusses the postulates of two recent academic publications that add to the important discourse on the issue of inequality. If you had to leave your valuable belongings unattended for a few minutes to visit the restroom, [...]

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