So the same kind of people who sneered at an Indian government for suppressing Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses and thereby “appeasing” an over-sensitive minority are now in the business of book-banning too.
Tamal Bandyopadhyay speaks to The Wall Street Journal about his new book on HDFC Bank, the spirit of modern India and whether he ever thought of quitting journalism for banking.
On 15th September, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case of corruption against Archana Bhargava, a former chairperson and managing director (CMD) of United Bank of India (UBI), after the agency carried out raids at multiple cities and recovered cash, jewellery and investment of over Rs 13.5 crore. Allegedly, Bhargava had abused her […]
FEW lives straddle the badlands of Uttar Pradesh, a vast, lawless, dirt-poor state in India, and the Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue in New York, with its champagne bar and view of Central Park. One such rarity is Subrata Roy, an Indian tycoon who was jailed this year by India’s Supreme Court and who over […]
Banks’ deposit portfolio hits Rs100 trillion. What next? How many payments banks will come up finally? The importance of being Arundhati Bhattacharya
The name Tamal Bandyopadhyay is synonymous with banking and his views on any aspect of the subject are compelling. From being a journalist to a banking specialist, whose insights compare well with any banking analyst from an investment bank, Bandyopadhyay has moved on to becoming an accomplished author. He wrote a biography on HDFC Bank […]
One of the big problems in Indian business is scaling up. You becomesuccessful as a small entrepreneur through hard work, grit and guts, and then either the regulator or politicians get in the way. If you are a small scale manufacturer, you get tax benefits that you are reluctant to lose when you want to […]
It’s not obvious why RBI has decided to bring down its policy rate to 6.25%. It’s also very likely that this will be the last rate cut for this fiscal year
SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya always carries her people along with her, something which many of her predecessors could not do
It won’t surprising if few more of the remaining eight of the original 11 decide to quit as running a payments bank will not be a cakewalk