Is Trump Another Sansa Stark? (GoT spoilers ahead)

There is no doubt that Trump is one of the most non-mainstream Presidents to have ever set foot in the White House. His decisions have been subject to a plethora of adjectives, right from bold and daring, to illogical and downright crazy. He has also recently gone on a firing …

PRISONER’S DILEMMA AT HOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE OF SUMMER OF 2016

The prisoner’s dilemma is a paradox in decision analysis in which two individuals acting in their own self-interest pursue a course of action that does not result in the ideal outcome. The typical prisoner’s dilemma is set up in such a way that both parties choose to protect themselves at …

Negative Interest Rates and its relevance in today’s world

The difficulty lies in not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones – John Maynard Keynes It seems bizarre that we are living in such a world where interest rates are dropping and now have touched negative figures. The monetary policies such as zero interest …

Crack Down – Is It Justified?

“Hey babe, is this everything you wanted? You know I gave you my world I had you in the palm of my hand So why the love went away I just can’t seem to understand Thought it was me and you babe Me and you until the end But I …

Can I troll you please?

The recent controversy over television presenter Mayanti Langar, wife of cricketer Suart Binny, being trolled on twitter and other social media platforms for the cricketing performance of her husband is indeed appalling. The extent to which people would go to abuse someone who is not even the direct subject of …

“Brexit” – a tragic split

June 23rd. A day when the unthinkable became the new reality. It would be unreasonable to say that no one imagined this coming. Britons did start whining very vocally about the bloated concept of a Union and all those unsought migration workers, befuddling regulations and overblown bureaucrats a year before. …

Morgan Stanley’s Markdown of Flipkart- Impact and analysis

After 8 years of discounting, Flipkart itself was discounted by Morgan Stanley by 38% to 9.39 billion dollars. The “mark down”, as they call it, was bound to create some ripples in the E-Commerce industry and the start-up community as a whole. Ripples were created. Confidence was shattered in some …

Directors and Directions: 25 years of Economic Liberalisation

Background On July 24, 1991, the then Finance Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh created history by presenting the annual financial statement (The budget) which changed the fate of Indian economy forever. These reforms largely focussed on economic liberalisation, privatisation and globalization (LPG reforms) which not only opened the gateway of business …

“What IIMA students wish from the 2016 budget”- Transcripts

-screen grab from the “What IIMA students wish from the 2016 budget” telecast on CNN IBN on 16th Feb,2016 10 PM “Pradip Singhi-PGP1  I talked about chinese deflation of yuan, raising anti-dumping taxes. Increase base of taxation by bringing farmers into tax net. “Sri Harsha Vavilala-PGP1 I spoke about 1) …