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  Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

Who controls the ACC management?
The change in the shareholding pattern of ACC had raised a host of issues about the role and responsibility of those who control the management of a company and those who are its promoters, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

Centaur row: Why privatisation in India has a bad name
The way Batra Hospitality bought the Mumbai Centaur Hotel from HCI for Rs 830 million and then sold it to the Sahara Group for Rs 1.15 billion is certain to have wide-ranging political ramifications in the days ahead, says Paranjoy Guha Thankurta.

Blowing hot and cold over Balmer Lawrie sale
To convey the impression that he is not against privatisation of PSUs per se, Ram Naik may agree to the sell-off of Balmer Lawrie.

Delhi's duelling dailies 'dumb down'
'Amidst the skirmishes between dailies, 'content' -- the most crucial aspect of a newspaper -- tends to be forgotten,' says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

Who's afraid of globalisation? The poor, of course
'Do not grab from the needy to give to the greedy in the name of globalisation,' says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

How the other half lives
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta explains why Britain-based sociologist Teodor Shanin's views on the 'informal economy' are so important for India.

Why BAT should not be allowed to take over ITC
'BAT's business interests are confined to cigarettes and its sole aim is to maximise profits - it is not in the least bothered about anything else, leave alone India's national interests,' says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

The curious case of privatising HOCL
'Behind this innocuous decision lies a curious tale of politicking and lobbying,' says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

Food stocks: A problem of plenty
This year's drought may actually be an opportunity for the government to reduce its burgeoning food stocks, provided the wheat and the rice reach those who need these the most, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

India, the land of rising unemployment
The nation needs clear-cut strategies to meet its aim of creating jobs for 10 million people each year, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

The UTI fiasco: So who is responsible?
The then finance minister Yashwant Sinha should be ‘morally’ responsible for the mess in India’s biggest mutual funds organisation, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

The rise and fall of the Johari brothers
They first acquired control over an urban cooperative bank and milked it dry. But despite their connections, they are behind bars.

Will JPC draft report be taken seriously?
Or are we waiting for another financial fraud to take place to realise the farce our parliamentary panels are in danger of becoming, asks Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

Coke: Arrogance of a multinational
Coca-Cola India has been brazenly trying to avoid its commitment to float an initial public offering, thumbing a nose at the government, says Pranjoy Guha Thakurta.

US corporate scandals: Lessons for India
Will the regulatory bodies sit up now or will they wake up after a couple of scandals break out? asks Paranjoy Guha Thakurta .

Labour pains: Can Verma make a difference?
The new labour minister will find it difficult to fashion employer-friendly policies that would elicit applause from chambers of commerce and industry associations, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

Coercive diplomacy: A double-edged sword
India may have scored brownie points over Pakistan in Washington, but India Inc has been badly hurt by the travel advisories issued by developed countries, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

NPAs: Cleaning the rot in India's financial sector
The ordinance to rid the banking system of bad debts is just the beginning. Much remains to be done, says Paranjoy Guha Thakutra.

Oil industry: Waiting for a regulator
Few in the oil sector are keen on a regime in which profitability is linked to competitive abilities of oil companies, says Paranjoy Guha Thakutra.

Plugging the Mauritius loophole
A Delhi high court judgement, seeking to curb tax avoidance via the Mauritius route for investments into India, might have far-reaching implications for India’s financial sector, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

Pramod Mahajan ko gussa kyon ata hai?
VSNL's decision to invest Rs 12 billion in Tata Teleservices has angered Communications Minister Pramod Mahajan. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta takes a closer look at the case.

Why did Reliance bid so high for IPCL?
The Ambanis will now control at two-thirds of the Indian petrochemicals market, spawning a near-monopoly. But should this have been allowed?' asks Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.