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Prabal Basu Roy

The author is a Sloan fellow of the London Business School and a chartered accountant. He has previously been a director/ Group CFO in various companies. He now manages a PE fund and advises startups / corporates.

Latest Articles By Prabal Basu Roy

Modi Changes The Doctrine – His Statesmanship And That Of President Xi Will Determine The Final Outcome Now

Prabal Basu Roy

The courage to use the Air Force in crossing the LOC and the international border in a limited retaliatory strike is what changes the paradigm of our engagement with Pakistan.

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A Typical Election Budget: COMPETITIVE POPULISM IS HERE TO STAY

Prabal Basu Roy

Dole, welfare measures or buying votes : take your pick, but surely not reformist enough

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RBI’s Impending Metamorphosis Will Test Our Claim To Be A Liberal Democracy

Prabal Basu Roy

The only definitive outcome of the 10-hour RBI Board meet meeting was that the RBI is on the cusp of a metamorphosis. What path we choose to achieve this laudable metamorphosis in the RBI will determine the veracity of our claim to be a liberal democracy.

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India’s #MeToo Manthan : PM Modi Must Help Drive Change Post MJ Akbar

Prabal Basu Roy

PM Modi must now use this opportunity to legislate institutional mechanisms to change the system so that this movement goes beyond hashtags. Before a new legislation is enacted, this can take various immediate forms from fast trac courts, free legal representation, security of jobs, extension of Whistleblower’s Protection Act 2011 for these women where applicable, etc. Safeguarding women from the vulnerabilities associated with our system will only allow the filth to be contained if not eradicated. And for a mass cleansing of this nature we can only look towards a clean, firm and determined political leadership for direction – Swachh Bharat II !

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India’s #MeToo Manthan: PM Modi Must Help Drive Change

Prabal Basu Roy

The #MeToo movement is not about legality but about influencing change and demonstrating support

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The ILFS Situation: Despite The Mayhem, An Innovative Solution Can Save The Day

Prabal Basu Roy

The prime reason for the current predicament of ILFS has been its penchant for over leverage and a highly risky capital structure based on such leverage in its legal and operational entities which hold its significant long-term infrastructure assets

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The New LIC “Policy” For IDBI: Insuring Corporate Mortality

Prabal Basu Roy

Though LIC has been the favorite milking cow since times immemorial for the Government of the day, it has been generally used to prop up markets during bear assaults or helping pick up some residual stakes during partially unsuccessful divestment initiatives

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The Great Corporate Governance Challenge

Prabal Basu Roy

Satyam, Kingfisher Airlines, United Spirits, Ricoh India, Fortis... the list of companies that have duped minority shareholders is long and worrisome. Is there a way to keep unscrupulous promoters /managements under check?

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The Chanda Kochhar Controversy: How Will The Cookie Crumble?

Prabal Basu Roy

The Board now has an excellent opportunity to set things right by ensuring a fully independent and fair enquiry whilst the investigation by the enforcement authorities are parallelly in progress

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Karnataka Elections: An Open Letter To The Incoming Chief Minister To Save Bengaluru

Prabal Basu Roy

A Bangalorean pours his heart out for the new elected Chief Minister of Karnataka.

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