Category Archives: Authored news articles

Critical mass may come with labour pangs

Bharatiya Kamgar Sena, the workers union affiliated to the Shiv Sena, was in the news recently after its members at Big Bazar went on a flash strike to protest the termination of 120 employees. The strike not only succeeded in ensuring the reinstatement of the sacked staffers, but also brought to fore the issue of…
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Fuel the Future

Printed on The Economic Times, Op-Ed page. Entrepreneurs should not rush to show profits in fledgling ventures, but focus on building long-term value, says Mahul Brahma m run er OHIT Carwale his Dubey .com on , chief a , had executive two options officer entice before of customers online him vehicle . He with could…
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Serial entrepreneurs always on big ideas

Printed on The Economic Times, Op-Ed page. Serial entrepreneurship is looking at companies like the way one would look at a product. Just the way one launches a product, builds attractive features and attributes in the product, invests in creating value, makes it appealing, prices it correctly and manages it through the product life cycle…
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Pilgrim’s Progress – Story on Tourbillons

Twenty years ago when my grandfather died I inherited his closest possession, an Omega manual-wind mechanical wristwatch. I was in standard III and knew not the world of difference between the Omega and the Mickey Mouse Casio quartz I had worn till then. To my horror the next day, the Omega died. I panicked, thinking…
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Legal Eagles Find Luxury Pens Hard To Put Down

High-profile lawyers in Delhi, which is the seat of the apex court and the high court, have a penchant for luxury writing instruments. Financial Chronicle finds out that these legal eagles with means constitute around 60 per cent of the clientele of luxury pen retailers in the city. Some of these avid collectors, such as…
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India vrooms into F1

Greater Noida circuit all set to burn rubber Blinking not allowed! That’s the unwritten code at the Buddh International Circuit, the 5.14 km long F1 track. Because you might just miss the over 250 kmph racing demon by the time you open your eyes. What you can’t miss from the Grand Stand is the ear…
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Luxury decoded

Small & medium business owners with revenues above Rs 50 cr constitute 50% of buyers So you think it’s the ultra-rich and the neo-moguls who splurge on the luxuries of life? Think again. The luxury market in India, which stood at $5.74 billion in 2010, is primarily driven by small & medium business owners and…
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Forever young: Dev Anand

Dev Anand never stopped, never looked back Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya Har Fiqr Ko Dhuyein Mein Udata Chala Gaya Yes, Sahir Ludhianvi’s wo­rds best describe the life of the ‘forever young’ matinee idol, Dev Anand or Dev Saab, as he was popularly known. He never cared for the consequences, he just lived…
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Husain and I

It was around midnight outside Bangalore airport when I spotted a lanky figure in demins and a blue shirt, holding something that looked like a stick from a distance. A closer look revealed it was a five-and-a-half-feet long paintbrush. I quickly checked his feet to reassure myself. Yes, MF Husain. I went up to him…
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Soft Power

In a nation where hundreds of farmers commit suicide in Vidharbha for their inability to watch their family starve to death, how much power can fasting have? It seems a lot. It is ironic how powerful the tool of fasting is in a nation like ours where poverty still looms large. Anna Hazare has shown…
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