All stories by N Sundaresha Subramanian
Man behind Old Monk rum passes into the agesRediff.com9 Jan 2018
The man who ran Mohan Meakin for over four decades was a teetotaller.
18 things that will shape India's economy this yearRediff.com8 Jan 2018
As economic policy making moves from pragmatism to populism, the bulls begin to make way for cautious optimists.
How Sajjan Jindal 'reshaped' banking code through tweets!Rediff.com26 Dec 2017
If tweets can do so much, why do we need an independent regulator and multiple committees discuss and recommend policy?
Time to create mother of all mutual fundsRediff.com7 Dec 2017
The time is ripe for a merger of eight fund houses indirectly owned and controlled by the central government, says N Sundaresha Subramanian.
The adman who headed Dera chief Gurmeet's businessRediff.com8 Oct 2017
Though Dentsu Aegis says C P Arora left the business in July 2016, his Twitter handle and LinkedIn profile continue to refer to him as Group CFO of Denstu India.
Why Sunil Godhwani's exit is a big blow to ReligareRediff.com14 Sep 2017
Godhwani's exit comes at a time when the company's fund raising plans and proposed related party transactions are under scrutiny, says N Sundaresha Subramanian.
DeMo effect: Money moves from real estate to stocksRediff.com6 Sep 2017
About Rs 2,000 crore of realty money has flown into stocks in the National Capital Region in the months after demonetisation.
Hits and misses in the M&A spaceRediff.com16 Aug 2017
The failed deals could be the much-needed wake-up call for the M&A space.
Cow protection groups among NGOs on MHA radarRediff.com14 Jul 2017
At least nine such NGOs that had 'gau' or 'cow' in their names are on the list.
Is the minority shareholders of stressed companies getting a raw deal?Rediff.com3 Jul 2017
Close to a million small shareholders have stake in nine NCLT-bound companies
Is a free press also a good business?Rediff.com21 Jun 2017
A simple look at the prices of 10 media stocks during the tenure of the current government tells an interesting tale, says N Sundaresha Subramanian.
War on black money is only half-wonRediff.com31 May 2017
Against estimates of black wealth of Rs 300 lakh crore and black money in cash of Rs 3 lakh crore by economist Arun Kumar, the PMGKY numbers fall short by a huge margin.
The half story-teller, half businessmanRediff.com24 May 2017
Chetan Bhagat turns entrepreneur by getting into the movie business with Half Girlfriend.
Vijay Mallya: A man who knows the law too wellRediff.com3 May 2017
Mallya has lived on the edge for long enough to know that his extradition from UK is not a given, says N Sundaresha Subramanian.
BSE Sensex's long 10,000-point crawlRediff.com18 Apr 2017
The Sensex took less than two years to rally from the 10,000-mark it first hit in February 2006 to double that on that New Year's Eve.
The man who passed the order on Reliance 'fraud' caseRediff.com11 Apr 2017
Efficient use of data and a great sense of timing are two things that stand out in the Sebi whole-time member's order in the matter of Reliance Petroleum
Varanasi: Clean ghats, unclean riversRediff.com18 Mar 2017
The challenges authorities face in cleaning Ganga and other holy rivers in Varanasi.
UP shows that Muslims were 'Modi-fied'Rediff.com12 Mar 2017
Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh could have voted in significant numbers for the BJP, endorsing its stand on issues like women's rights.
Telenor's Indian adventure: A bold move that didn't clickRediff.com3 Mar 2017
After building a subscriber base of nearly 50 million in about eight chequered years, it finally gave up as it saw itself up against a 600-pound gorilla that breezed through double that many subscribers in a fraction of that time, says N Sundaresha Subramanian.
The raid that led to all of Sasikala's troublesRediff.com15 Feb 2017
The December 1996 raid came following a complaint by BJP's Subramaniam Swamy naming late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
Decoding the Badals' business empireRediff.com23 Jan 2017
There is more than what meets the eye to the wealth accumulated by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
BSE IPO disclosures incomplete: Investor bodyRediff.com21 Jan 2017
BSE says all requirements complied with.
'Digital payments have become a fashion statement'Rediff.com17 Jan 2017
N Sundaresha Subramanian digs deeper into what Catalyst, an Indo-US project, brings to the payments ecosystem.
Sebi staring at vacancies at the topRediff.com12 Jan 2017
The chairman's post will soon fall vacant, but that's not the only one that needs to be filled.
NDTV: Sebi begins action in ownership caseRediff.com26 Dec 2016
The television channel is in hot water for not having made a public announcement in 2009 of a 'change of control' of the company.
How 'sonrise' landed TN chief secy in troubleRediff.com26 Dec 2016
Rama Mohana Rao's son became director of 7 companies after he became chief secretary.
Why chit funds are so popular in IndiaRediff.com20 Dec 2016
While chits and the formal financial sector are not 'largely substitutable', users like the commitment to savings that these enforce and the flexibility in borrowing, reports N Sundaresha Subramanian from New Delhi.
'Corruption costs businesses more than sticking to the rules'Rediff.com19 Dec 2016
Helen Brand offers a CA's view on protectionism, money laundering and how India's implementation of Ind-AS will make it more attractive to investors.
How Sasikala took control of Jaya TV from jailRediff.com19 Dec 2016
Did Jayalalithaa, who was also in jail then, know about these transactions?
All about Sasikala Inc!Rediff.com14 Dec 2016
A look at the financials of some of the key companies in the Sasikala clan's business empire.
Congress, BJP got Rs 5,450 cr from 'unknown sources'Rediff.com17 Nov 2016
I-T returns data show 83% of the Congress' and 65% of the BJP's total income was from anonymous benefactors.
American test awaits Tata & CoRediff.com8 Nov 2016
Every move that strengthens Cyrus Mistry's position in companies like Indian Hotels could prolong the uncertainty.
Silence is no longer an option, says Tata-funded IiASRediff.com29 Oct 2016
In absence of hard facts, the group risks losing public trust, says the firm, which has investment from the Tatas
Cyrus Mistry's lame duck to Mukesh Ambani's leopard: When businessmen seek refuge in the animal kingdomRediff.com28 Oct 2016
Top businessmen often seek refuge in the animal kingdom to describe their situation
Trusts withdrew Rs 4,000 crore prematurely from Tata Sons in MayRediff.com26 Oct 2016
Terms reveal that such premature redemption is allowable on dividend reset dates in case there is no agreement on the dividend rate
Cyrus Mistry: In 24 hours, from chairman to non-exec directorRediff.com26 Oct 2016
A non-executive director typically does not engage in the day-to-day management of the organisation
Why was Cyrus Mistry shown the door?Rediff.com25 Oct 2016
Experts view this as a case of "failed experiment" in succession
No pay, it's all work for these Indian promotersRediff.com19 Oct 2016
Around 300 promoters serve their company boards for free.
When it comes to PSB appointments, 'BJP flavour' is the strongestRediff.com20 Sep 2016
Promises have been made in the past about cleaning up bank boards, revamping processes, purging vested interests. How far away is that Promised Land?
Windfall for brokers in BSE public offerRediff.com11 Sep 2016
Reports have suggested Rs 400-650 as the possible IPO price