All Your Worth

Tamal Bandopadhyay’s book is ambitious in scope and design, written with domain knowledge, lucidity, and the light touch of the professional newsman. Beginning with the turbulent decade which saw the collapse of Lehman Brothers, he outlines the cascading sequence of devastating events which followed. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), led by the astute Dr YV Reddy who successfully ring-fenced the Indian banks from the turmoil, comes in for well-deserved praise.

When the clock struck doom

This is a story of a young financial-sector professional who rode on the economic boom of the past few years, but lost his job when the wave of the global credit crunch hit India after the collapse of the Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers.

Book review: From Lehman to demonetization, the A to Z of banking

In the foreword to the book, From Lehman to Demonetization, KV Kamath, president of New Development Bank of BRICs countries, has written that author Tamal Bandyopadhyay is a “mythical bowler” who can deliver all sorts of bowls on different pitches.

Excerpt: Rendezvous With Raghuram Rajan on India’s Banking Sector

When Raghuram Govind Rajan came to India as the government’s chief economic adviser two years ago, everyone warned him about the bureaucracy. “People told me the bureaucracy here will be very difficult to deal with—very smart people, but with very different agendas

Government vs RBI: Deputy governor explains Kishore Kumar style

The government has been pushing the RBI to cut lending rate to boost private investments. The central bank though, is stoic because of inflationary pressure. While Acharya surely can marry the drab world of fiscal prudence with hit Hindi film songs with elan, the real task at hand would be to balance inflation and growth with equal ease.

The must-know writers in finance and on the global economy

Bandyopadhyay, who writes a regular column in India’s Mint newspaper, predicts and analyzes economic policy moves in the country and comments on news at India’s banking and financial institutions.

An Indian Bank’s Success Story

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.

How Corrupt Are Our Bankers – Finance Guru Tamal Bandyopadhyay Speaks

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 official position, first as an executive director (ED) of Canara Bank and later as the boss of UBI for making money for herself and/or for a company in New Delhi, owned by her husband and son.

Desert storm A new book sheds light on Sahara, India’s most mysterious financial firm

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 the years has been snapped glad-handing Bollywood stars, famous cricketers, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, David Cameron and the Dalai Lama, among others.

Tamal Bandyopadhyay’s Articles

Banks’ deposit portfolio hits Rs100 trillion. What next?
How many payments banks will come up finally?
The importance of being Arundhati Bhattacharya