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Delhi, India
Freelance Journalist and Blogger

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

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

Microgrids lift villages out of dark age — MATHURA, India -- Salma Khan, a petite, young woman, shows off her one room store where she sells food products such as lentils, flour, packaged noodles and biscuits. She is particularly pleased about two recent additions to her tiny village shop.
Apr 01, 2015

RT @ZColemanHK: Microgrids lift Indians villages out of darkness: @mbahree in Nikkei Asian Review

Can Delhi Learn From Beijing On How To Deal With Air Pollution? — High on the list of Delhi's many problems is one of air pollution. There have been ample stories in the media about how this city has the dirtiest air in the world (including a story that claimed that US President Barack Obama could lose six hours of his life after [...]

Another Culprit Of Air Pollution: Palm Oil Used In Deodorants And Cookies — To the growing list of human behavior causing pollution and climate change, you can add one more: unsustainable production of palm oil, needed for multiple consumer products from deodorants and toothpastes to cookies and chocolates. The Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit science advocacy organization based in Cambridge, Mass., in a report says air pollution in [...]
Mar 19, 2015

RT @ForbesAsia: Another culprit of air pollution: Palm oil used in deodorants and cookies By @mbahree

Mar 19, 2015

Another Culprit Of Air Pollution: Palm Oil Used In Deodorants And Cookies via @forbes

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Aug 27, 2015

@SaurabhJoshi yes, why lower your standards, I say. Problem is they're already low!

Aug 27, 2015

Heard of China’s Fake Rolexes? Now There’s a Fake Goldman Sachs via @business

Aug 26, 2015

RT @ShekharGupta: Hardik #Patel has divided opinion based whether you are for or against @narendramodi My take: he's a nasty demagogue…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @SaurabhJoshi: Army deployment at Surat, Rajkot and Mehsana early this morning.

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