- Jan 10, 2010 21:22 ISTIntersections
Last week, in the back-to-back swarm of meetings with heads of auto firms, there is one that is still ringing in my mind. Gautam Chikermane elaborates.
- Feb 04, 2010 20:50 IST
By clearing mismanagement charges against National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL) on February 2, capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has opened a Pandora’s Box involving conflict of interest in public life, reports Gautam Chikermane.
- Feb 07, 2010 20:26 ISTIntersections
To reach the advantage of 2050, we will have to pass through the fire of the next three years through 2013, writes Gautam Chikermane.
- Feb 13, 2010 01:07 IST
The strongest voice of economic dissent in the land of hyper-free markets on the 2008 crash, writes Gautam Chikermane.
- Feb 24, 2010 22:09 ISTIntersections
A whole host of public-private-partnerships (PPP), no privatisation, new business models and no hike in freight rates or passenger fares. Was that Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee presenting her second budget in the second innings of the UPA government or was it the spirit of her predecessor Lalu Prasad speaking?, writes Gautam Chikermane.
- Feb 27, 2010 01:22 ISTBudget 2010-11 | More money for people
In his second budget Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has, for the second time running, put more money in your pocket. If you make Rs 5 lakh per annum, your monthly post-tax take-home salary will rise by Rs 1,717 or 4.6 per cent; at Rs 8 lakh per annum, you gain Rs 4,292 or 7.9 per cent. Gautam Chikermane reports. Highlights | Chat | Budget webcast | What's cheaper, costlier | Pranab's speech | Special
- Feb 28, 2010 20:19 ISTIntersections
If the end result is an economic symphony that increases the tempo towards a double-digit growth finale and sounds melodious to all constituencies, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s Budget 2010 is a brave statement, writes Gautam Chikermane.
- Mar 01, 2010 00:22 IST
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is open to discussing the fuel price hike with UPA allies — Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress and M. Karunanidhi’s DMK — who have appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for its reversal, report Gautam Chikermane and Gaurav Choudhury.
- Mar 07, 2010 21:30 ISTIntersections
With no work in home countries, citizens even in developed countries such as Ireland are emigrating writes Gautam Chikermane
- Mar 08, 2010 01:00 ISTHt blogs | Cutting the edge
M F Hussain’s bare feet walk to Qatar epitomises the increasing distance between two conflicting pulls on an individual — the idea of a nation state and the accompanying sense of belonging, writes Gautam Chikermane. Read more..
The ant tribe | Long live the women's bill!
- Mar 15, 2010 00:33 ISTHT Blog | They Call Me Muslim
Amid riotous scenes, India’s upper house passed a controversial legislation to reserve a third of seats in federal and state legislatures for women, writes Zia Haq. Read More....DABS & JABS | Middle Order | Cutting The Edge
- Mar 18, 2010 21:59 IST
Barely hours after Unilever President (Global Foods, Home and Personal Care) and member of the Unilever Executive Manvinder Singh Banga (Vindi Banga to friends) put in his papers, he was upbeat, enthusiastic and looking forward to his next move. But even after 33 years at a Euro 40 billion (Rs 250,000 crore) company, Banga is not hanging his executive boots yet. Excerpts from an interview:
- Mar 21, 2010 20:25 ISTIntersections
The rise in interest rates was preordained. With 8 per cent growth visible and talks of double digit growth beginning, India has much to celebrate. Gautam Chikermane elaborates.
- Mar 22, 2010 01:06 ISTHT Blog | Cutting The Edge
Let’s not laugh at Mayawati’s money garland or Ramdev’s political steps — they are far more serious than many of our other illustrious leaders’ exploits, writes Gautam Chikermane. Read more
Beijing Bazaar | A light-hearted banter; I could only grin and bear | Tuktuk’s little question…
- Mar 28, 2010 22:50 ISTIntersectios
Land has become the final frontier of everything that’s wrong with India’s politics and business. It’s time to reform that — and my view is that it is in the politicians’ interest as well, writes Gautam Chikermane.