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Encourage whistleblowers

Views:13248 | Comments:264 | Author:Kiran Karnik | Posted on May 4, 2010

Following the Satyam episode, the biggest fraud in India's corporate history, there has been a flurry of activity on corporate governance within government, industry associations and company boardroom.. Read full story

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Why Air India is in trouble

Views:4567 | Comments:99 | Author:T T Ram Mohan | Posted on April 15, 2010

Air India, the brand that today encompasses both the erstwhile Air India and Indian Airlines, is in serious trouble. The National Aviation Company of India (NACIL), formed by the merger of the two air.. Read full story

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The Islamism bogey in Kashmir

Views:4047 | Comments:45 | Author:Najeeb Mubarki | Posted on August 26, 2010

It was Bertolt Brecht who once suggested, in his sharp, almost genial way, while talking of a different uprising, in 1953 in East Germany, that the state could, as a solution, dissolve the people.. Read full story

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Recasting 2011 census: Too little, too late

Views:3420 | Comments:41 | Author:Sonalde Desai | Posted on May 14, 2010

There must be something about being counted that produces a visceral reaction in all societies. The US seems to routinely go through last-minute debates about counting immigrants and adjustment of und.. Read full story

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Begone, management gurus!

Views:2637 | Comments:45 | Author:T T Ram Mohan | Posted on July 8, 2010

Leading B-schools are looking to overhaul the MBA syllabus. Nitin Nohria, the newly-appointed dean of Harvard Business School (HBS), is said to believe that the way management is taught in B-schools c.. Read full story

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HRD in banks is more than just pay

Views:2578 | Comments:17 | Author:T T Ram Mohan | Posted on September 30, 2010

At a recent conference on banking, I was asked what the three priorities for public sector banks (PSBs) should be. My impulse was to say that they should simply focus on HRD.
But, then, I hap.. Read full story

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What does the mother tongue mean?

Views:2485 | Comments:31 | Author:Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar | Posted on February 3, 2010

Last week, I wrote in my Swaminomics column that teaching in Class I should begin in the mother tongue of students, with English coming only later (The first learning is best in mother tongue, Sunday .. Read full story

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The importance of capital inflows

Views:2239 | Comments:7 | Author:Chetan Ahya | Posted on July 27, 2010

Prior to the recent global credit crisis, India achieved above 9% GDP growth for three years in a row (2005-06 to 2007-08). We believe a strong global growth environment and large capital inflows p.. Read full story

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Pathetic saga of road safety

Views:2232 | Comments:35 | Author:Raghu Dayal | Posted on September 16, 2010

Road accidents in India take a toll of as many as 15 persons every hour. And they keep rising — at 8% annually. India tops the table with 10% of world road crashes, causing a loss of . 75,000 cr.. Read full story

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Frugal innovations for financial inclusion

Views:2126 | Comments:9 | Author:Rana Kapoor | Posted on May 31, 2010

For inclusive growth in India, private enterprises should innovate to develop customised and cost-effective products and services for under-penetrated markets.
The hallmark of such innovations i.. Read full story

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