What is corporate governance after all?

Tonnes of written analysis and hours of TV debates are taking place to evaluate the right and wrong of the squabble between Ratan Tata and Cyrus Mistry. This brings to the question – why so much raucous about corporate governance? My family watches their daily dose of soap operas through Tata Sky. Several of my… Read More

Can Corporate Governance Change in 2018?

Indian companies have just been through a tumultuous year. Will this help us cleanse the system for a better tomorrow? Another year has arrived, replacing the old with the transformational new. Many of us have undertaken fresh resolutions to make a new beginning and to turn things around. Among the many challenges to resolve in… Read More

The finance team & the financing bank – how to get things going again

There is a new strain between the finance teams and the bankers these days. Here is a checklist on how to thaw that relationship all over again.   Among the finance circles, most conversations are nowadays hovering around whether debt proposals submitted are being looked into positively by the lenders? Bank funding challenges have become acute with… Read More

Are CAs responsible for the current ethical mess?

CAs have done a wonderful job so far, says Robin Banerjee. Now, they need to regroup, revamp and re-deliver, to turn away the fingers that are being pointed at them. Members from two august professions are in the news nowadays for all the wrong reasons. Doctors are being linked with diagnostic centers for suggesting excessive… Read More

Shareholder activism & Deepak Parekh

The reappointment of Deepak Parekh as a Director at HDFC could not have been by a more laser thin margin. This, however, is not going to be an isolated instance, says Robin Banerjee. India Inc can easily prepare itself for more such episodes. When HDFC Chairman speaks, India listens – be it the business community or the… Read More