Madan Sabnavis

Book Review: ‘The Big Reverse: How Demonetisation Knocked India Out’ by Meera H Sanyal

The late Meera H Sanyal was not just a cogent banker, but also an advocate of civil society.

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Rural distress: Farm sector needs an Amul-like solution

For tackling farm distress efficiently, all links in the value chain—from input procurement to mandis—need to function well. Else, the farm-sector Rut continues.

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Book Review: ‘The Challenge of Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback’ by Nigel Travis

The crux, the author says, is communication and unless organisations have an open culture, this can’t be achieved

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2018 Round-up: Truly, the theatre of the absurd

A lot has been said about tax reforms. Demonetisation has increased the number of taxpayers. GST has increased the number of tax assesses. But where are the collections?

Opinion News

Book review: ‘Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity’ by Condoleezza Rice and Amy Zegart

A new perspective on politics affecting corporates and businesses and how to tackle it.

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RBI vs Govt of India: RBI autonomy, like FRBM, disciplines the government

We don’t criticise higher taxes as anti-people but justify them on grounds of fiscal discipline, so why are rbi’s rules being attacked as being anti-people?

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Book review: ‘The Jobs Crisis in India’ by Raghavan Jagannathan

Is the job market dead, or are new avenues being created that require reskilling?

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Trouble ahead: Rural demand set to shrink

The post-harvest cum festival season in October and November has been associated with both lower price realisation and slower flow of credit

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Book review: The Twice-Born by Aatish Taseer

Benares becomes a window to the rigid status quo of many traditions of India

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RBI vs Govt: Is centre’s ‘nudge’ a precursor to legislative action or the exercise of its legitimate power?

Can a ‘nudge’ be treated as a precursor to legislative action or the exercise of legitimate power that one entity has over the other?

Opinion News

Banks’ NPA and RBI: Are regulators responsible for the (non) performance of the regulated?

It cannot be argued that the regulator should dictate the activities of the regulated. If that happens, then the regulator becomes responsible for the performance of the regulated, which should not be the case. No regulator e

Opinion News

Book Review: India Ahead: 2025 and Beyond by Bimal Jalan

An expert’s guide on what changes can be effected in politics and economy to take India forward in the coming years.

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NBFCs carrying higher risk perception and 11 banks under PCA; Will NBFC liquidity squeeze snowball into a crisis?

A liquidity issue has surfaced in the financial market given the challenge faced by NBFCs in raising funds.

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Book review: The Aadhaar Effect by NS Ramnath, Charles Assisi

An evaluation of the unique identity scheme that falls just short of critically examining the necessity of the exercise.

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Is there space for more commodity exchanges?

Traders would prefer to trade on a single exchange as this lowers the bid-ask spread and impact costs, making the existence of another exchange unviable.

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Why banks don’t need to worry about deposits despite ostensibly higher post office small saving rates

With digitisation catching on and the India Post possibly becoming a successful payments bank, the concept of small savings may narrow down to those which exclude deposits.

Opinion News

Why the ideas of Nobel prize winners Nordhaus and Romer are relevant for India

Nordhaus’ work is more on the ‘negative spillover’ of emissions and damage to the environment as a result of growth. Romer’s is on the ‘positive spillovers’ of knowledge and technology.

Opinion News

Here’s a Book review on ‘Lying for Money: How Legendary Frauds Reveal the Workings of Our World’ by Dan Davies Hachette

A book underlines what we already know but are afraid to face: that frauds are integral to most systems and companies

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Banking reforms: Why BOB, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank merger will have a little effect

When the policy is to retain the headcount, accommodating them in a smaller set of branches will not be possible.

Opinion News

External factors: Import curbs to stabilise rupee may not work

Export incentives are not likely to increase exports as they have tended to depend on demand conditions in importing countries and not the price.

Opinion News

A decade after Lehman Brothers

The dominance of the Big 3 ratings agencies and the Big 5 investment banks continues

Opinion News

There’s need to allow futures trading for fuel and pulses; here’s why

There is very little scope for rigging spot prices for both commodities and such a step will lead to efficient price-discovery.

farmers, agriculture sector, agriculture industry News

Gauging the industrial environment is not easy

Is there a leading indicator for industrial growth? Not really. A part of the reason is that industry has been subject to significant disruptions like policy upheaval, stalled projects, volatile consumer demand, global influe

Opinion News

The money trilogy: Everything about money and finance explained in a set of three books

The author has put in a lot of work to get this project right. It is based on wholesome research of many events, which makes it a good academic collection.

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Challenges before India’s growth story

Manufacturing’s contribution to GDP needs to get improve, and capital formation in the economy and the savings situation must get better.

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Draft e-commerce Bill gets it wrong

The e-commerce model serves the same function as the current efforts to bring farmers closer to the consumers by linking them digitally. Also, e-tail discounts bring down prices for consumers.

Opinion News

How Democracy Ends: A hard-hitting book explains why leaders like Trump may not mean the end of democracy

In this rather engaging discourse, Runciman showcases how democracies ended in the earlier days, which is quite different from what happens today.

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