Archive for March 20th, 2015

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders..

March 20, 2015

William Dalrymple is writing a new book on EIC – The Anarchy: How a Corporation Replaced the Mughal Empire, 1756-1803.

Here is an article by the author on what the book is likely to include:

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Book Review: The Dynamics of Ascent A centenary history of Bank of Baroda

March 20, 2015

India’s eminent business historian Prof. Dwijendra Tripathi wrote this a fascinating historical account on Bank of Baroda. Oddly, I cannot find the book on any online bookstore. The only links are those in libraries in various Indian institutes.

The book was written on the occasion of centenary of the bank in 2008 (estd on 20 Jul 1908). Like most of Prof. Tripathi’s works, this one is an epic and only he can sum up the history of a 100 year old bank in such a succinct and insightful manner.

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One recession proof sector in India and how politics dominates much of it..

March 20, 2015

The sector is of course cricket. Interestingly, politics  plays a huge role in the sector.

Cricketers come and go, but politicians control over the game remains constant:

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A City That Sat on Its Treasures, but Didn’t See Them

March 20, 2015

The city is Chandigarh and the treasure is furniture:

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Political economy behind resurgence of development financial institutions across the world..

March 20, 2015

Jaimini Bhagwati has a piece on this interesting development in world political economy. This time the instrument is DFIs (development financial institutions), a concept which was dying a slow death.

China has taken a lead in setting some Asia based DFIs which is crating ruffles in world polity:

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