National Corporate Editor at Mint. Prior stints include WSJ Bombay, Forbes & Reuters NY. Tweets personal.

India needs to rethink how it skills its workers: Dominic Barton — Dominic Barton, global managing director of McKinsey and Co., in town with the firm's newly elected senior partners, spoke on India's role in the global practice, the challenges for the consultancy firm and what he hopes to see from the government. Edited excerpts from an interview: What is the role of McKinsey India in the global practice?

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea set to open first India store in Hyderabad by 2017 — the world's largest furniture retailer, will open its first store in India in early 2017 in Hyderabad, said Juvencio Maeztu, chief executive of Ikea India. The company is currently in discussions with the governments of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Telangana to buy land to open stores in those states, he said.
Sep 14, 2015

RT @DEALSTREETASIA: Swedish furniture retailer Ikea set to open first India store in Hyderabad by 2017…

Ikea set to open first India store in Hyderabad by 2017 — New Delhi: Swedish furniture retail giant Ikea has started hiring in India as it gears up to open its first store in the country by 2017. The company has earmarked Rs10,500 crore investment for the country to open 25 stores over a decade and has already acquired land in Hyderabad where it is most likely to open its first store.

Abbott eyes exports, acquisitions to bolster Indian business — Last week drug maker Abbott India Ltd reported a 34.6% rise in net profit for the quarter ending 30 June. Bhaskar Iyer, India head of the Rs2,336 crore company, a subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories, said in an interview that the company is turning to exports, among other things, to ramp up its business in India.

Bharti Airtel fires the first shot in India’s upcoming 4G war — New Delhi: Bharti Airtel Ltd has thrown down a challenge to its 200 million customers in India: Find an Internet connection that's faster than its high-speed, data-rich, fourth-generation (4G) mobile phone service, and the company will pay their phone bills for life.

Jaiprakash Associates’ status rated default, fails to pay off debt — The group, founded by Jaiprakash Gaur, witnessed a phenomenal rise between 2000 and 2006. Photo: Mint New Delhi: On Friday, rating firm Credit Analysis and Research Ltd, or CARE, downgraded debt-laden Jaypee Group-controlled Jaiprakash Associates Ltd's total bank loans and long-term non-convertible debentures (NCDs) to D, or default status, making it a pariah in the banking world.
Jul 25, 2015

My piece:With Jaiprakash Associates’ status rated default, is this is the start of the downfall of old conglomerates?…

Jul 26, 2015

Once more:With Jaiprakash Associates’ status rated default, is this the start of the downfall of old conglomerates?…

Two ends of the pharma spectrum — In the last few years, Indian pharma companies seem to have not bothered with basic things, such as manufacturing practices. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint There were two pieces of news in the same sector that caught the eye this week.

Is Posco really planning to quit Odisha over land problems? — Posco announced a drastic restructuring of its business-it has 48 subsidiaries-and said it would cut the number of its domestic-market businesses by half and jettison 30% of its overseas operations. Photo: AP New Delhi: One piece of news making waves this morning is that South Korean steel giant Posco may scrap plans for its $12 billion steel plant in Odisha.

China Steps Up Its Presence In The Indian Subcontinent — While Indian PM Narendra Modi has been globe trotting, China has announced a slew of measures in Nepal and Pakistan, India's immediate neighbors, that are sure to increase its presence in India's backyard. In his first overseas trip this year, Chinese president Xi Jinping is headed to Pakistan today where he plans [...]

Military, Political And Business Cronyism At Heart Of Land Seizures In Myanmar — As the government of Myanmar finalizes the draft of the country's first national land policy, a new report accuses members of the military, business and political communities of confiscating lands of ethnic minorities, along the Chinese border, for personal gain. The report-Guns, Cronies and Crops-by UK-based non profit Global Witness, details the [...]
Apr 01, 2015

RT @ForbesAsia: Military, political and business cronyism at heart of land seizures in Myanmar By @mbahree

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Oct 05, 2015

RT @ShekharGupta: Bill Clinton description of "fact-free" for Donald Trump applies to most Ind leaders equally. Twitter makes it worse…

Oct 02, 2015

RT @DilliDurAst: Dadri lynching: Two brain surgeries later, murdered Akhlaq’s son fights for his life

Oct 02, 2015

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