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TCS @100 Billion – Leadership is the difference

23rd April 2018 – Proud day for investors and management at TCS. The market capitalization of the company crosses $100 Billion mark for the first time and it is also the first Indian IT Company and overall second to achieve such milestone.

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US – China Trade war

There is a trend that I have observed and I feel is somewhat correct. Upwards of 2014, all global elections have seen some political party who are supported by extremists (left wing or right) gaining significance.

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E vehicles: Getting future ready?

Whenever there is a conversation or discussion on this topic, the first name that comes into my mind is Elon Musk. His brand too: ‘Tesla’. Tesla is one of the successful living brands in electric vehicles.

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Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill

Almost every alternate day, we can read or see or hear about new scams being unearthed. This has done a lot of damage to our financial institutions which is becoming more apparent every day.

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Unemployment in India

Sometime before in this month couple of things happened. In a reply to on job data highlights, it was known that the government hasn’t conducted any survey since 2016. It was a shocker for me.

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NPA and Government

Non-Performing Assets, Defaulters, Scams, Frauds etc. are headlines under every media source in India today. You all know, this is not new. Banks writing off loans, making provisions, whole financial system under stress – this is also not new.

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GDP growth rate- Good days ahead?

Just on the eve of Holi, Central Statistics Office (CSO) gave a sweet gift of latest economic data which reveals growth at 7.2% for the 3rd quarter ending in December 2017.

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Automation –Evolution or Destruction?

This brings me back to my old school days when we had debates on whether technology was a boon or bane. If we try to remind ourselves, last year a lot of IT, financial services companies let go a lot of employees.

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Diamonds to Defaults

Lalit Modi, Vijay Mallya... These names make our eyes wider and curiosity creeps in whenever we read these names. The latest addition to this list is Nirav Modi.

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Stock Market – Correction or Warning?

Since the budget was announced, like any other retail investor I have been worried over why the markets have been in such frenzy.

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Budget 2018 – Just in time or damage control

Since the start of the budget speech of Mr Jaitley, I had my eyes glued on the movement of stock market. It felt like I was looking at my ECG reading. The stock markets did receive a shock treatment.

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World Economic Forum – Time to deliver

In the past week, all the world leaders met in Davos under the umbrella of World Economic Forum. PM Modi was the first to attend WEF since Mr. Deve Gowda in 1997.

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E-way bill – Expressway or congested road?

As we all may remember, when GST was implemented, all the check posts were rendered ineffective.

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Budget 2018: Populist or Reformist?

This years’ budget will be the first post-GST budget of India. It will also the last full budget before the 2019 elections.

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Debt Restructuring – Breakdown or just a pit stop?

Recently you might have heard or read this term a lot – Strategic Debt Restructuring (SDR). You might remember reading how RBI had come up with the list of corporates as defaulters.

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Indian Economy Ahead in 2018 – Still the global engine?

Year 2017 was a very contrast year for Indian economy.

While the markets were bullish for the maximum time of the year, with demonetization and GST, the economy takes a back seat to make way for reforms.

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India Pharma – An investment paradise ahead?

In recent times, I have had the opportunity to meet and visit some people from pharmaceutical sector. Over tea and discussions, we all had a long conversation over intricate details of pharma sector.

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Ratings and India – Story of Tailwinds and Headwinds

Moody’s, S&P, Fitch…. These names ring a bell? Read them somewhere? Yes. I came to know about these names when I first came to know that every country gets a rating.

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Bitcoin: The phantom that came to life

All of us can recall that few months ago, a virus attacked and took over technology. Yes, it was Ransomware virus.

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REIT –To be or not to be?

Recently, I had met a friend of mine over dinner. He is into mutual funds and financial services.

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Attitude Vs Arrogance : Start-up Challenges

We all have read that around 75 to 90 percent of the start-ups do not survive.

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Wings to your Ideas!

Sundays are usually the days where one can indulge self into some old activities which have been lost to so-called shortage of time.

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Road trip to India

Being an avid traveller, I have had the opportunity to explore India. Travel was in all modes possible – but I love to travel by road the most.

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Economic Advisory Council

12th October, 2017: Another significant day in the ongoing speculations and corrections regarding the economic, GDP growth.

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Signs of economic recovery despite of recent shocks

To begin with, India has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world from past few years.

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Future of fuel based automotive: what will power tomorrow’s cars?

Fly into any major city around the world and you will be greeted with a familiar sight: sheen of brown smog that floats over the city. This smog comes mostly from cars.

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BIG-BANG FRIDAY-- Key development

The Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley headed panel and pushed for big changes at the 22nd meet of GST Council held at New Delhi.

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The Indian Economy

The Goods and Services Taxes or GST has been hailed as an iconic tax reform in the history of independent India.

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Strategic Planning

Investment rounds are an essential part of the startup investment journey. If you are a new investor in the startup marketplace, then you will need to quickly familiarize yourself with each round.

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How GST will Benefit Indian Economy?

“With GST, we intend to bring in uniformity in taxes. The message is clear that the ‘consumer is the king’.

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Bad Loans: Truth Behind The Increasing Numbers

Bad and Doubtful Debts of banks, also called as non-performing assets or NPAs, have been attracting wide attention these days for varied reasons.

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Falling Growth of Credit in India

A general perception that is being built these days is that the lower interest rate is the only solution to slow growth, especially after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy raised it.

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Changes in Immigration law in US - Implications on India

US Immigration reforms are expected to become more contentious. Donald Trump is living up to his agendum as promised during his campaign advertising.

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Impact due to changes in immigration law - US

Today, the United States is home to the largest immigrant population in the world. It’s been a great era for immigrant entrepreneurs in the United States, with their numbers increasing for decades: Immigrants accounted for 18% of all self-employed people in 2014, up from 7% in 1980.

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