G.S. Vijay Kumar

G.S. Vijay Kumar
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I am a management graduate and have worked as a senior executive for 25 years in the corporate sector.I am a columnist and write on management, Economics and socio-economic topics.
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If Akhilesh can convince Mayawati, his aunt (bua) to join the Mahagatbandhan, leaving aside all their differences, there could be a formidable alliance to take on Narendra Modi’s NDA.
It is for the first time that two political adversaries of Bihar, Nitish Kumar & Lalu Prasad Yadav,hitherto sworn enemies in Indian Politics for nearly two decades, joined hands and came together to fight Narendra Modi and BJP in Bihar. The caste arithmetic they formed eventually won ...
It is a humorous story on the recently concluded Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia & New Zealand.
This article throws light on the role played by the media which has seized the opposition space in India. With persistent reporting, it has been able to generate public pressure and this has forced the government of the day to take cognisance of important matters of public interest.
This is for the first time that a group of promoters led by N R Narayana Murthy, after successfully leading the company to whooping heights, have exited & passed on the management of the company to a new set of leaders. This is unprecedented in India.
Prakash Tandon, the first Indian Chairman of the then Hindustan Lever Limited, said that their parent company Unilever Plc identified Dr. Ashok Ganguly, then an executive in Hindustan Lever, and posted him in their UK office. They trained him and gave exposure to him in many areas and...
Having got used to the modern gadgets and their conveniences, it may be a bit too late in the day to expect them to come physically to the polling booth. E voting seems to be the only practical approach to tap this large pool of voters. Online voting seems to be the only way to increa...
The way the Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP ) has reacted to the Congress Party’s offer, one does get a feeling that they are shunning away from the responsibility of forming a government, for reasons best known to them. Besides, the stand adopted by their leaders does leave one somewhat conf...
In the recently held Assembly Elections in India, , a nascent party born out of Anna Hazare’s anti corruption movement seems to have established its presence in the Indian political scene. The Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP ) managed to win 28 seats in the 70 member Delhi state Assembly and ...
The latest development in the cricketing world covering the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its flagship brand, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is, to say the least, very disturbing and disheartening. After all, Cricket is more of a religion to the millions of people ...
Limousines Cars are essentially luxury and feature loaded sedans that are designed as per the specific requirements of a customer. They are normally fitted with gadgets like Refrigerator, sofa sets, LCD and entertainment system, mini bars, Pantry etc. The interiors are customized to t...
Bye-elections cost several crores of money and should be held judiciously and selectively. Ideally, it should be held only in case of death of sitting candidates or some such extreme exigencies
A fierce controversy on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail seems to be gaining ground ever since the policy was announced. The question on everyone’s mind is “Will FDI in retail displace the kirana stores”? The answer is a clear " NO".
It is curious that in a revenue-starved country like India, while all sorts of services are unfailingly taxed, betting and gambling enjoy steadfast exemption. Perhaps the time has come to change the rule. Before Mr Pranab Mukherjee demitted the finance minister’s office, he ensured...
The unemployment allowance, announced by the Samajwadi Party as per its election manifesto, is likely to cost around Rs. 1000 crores to the Uttar Pradesh State government but the intangible cost could be many times over in the long run.
why is it that that the Honourable Finance Minister of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has incentivised betting and gambling . Under normal circumstances, even illegal incomes are taxed. If someone earns through smuggling or such other activities, he is bound to pay income tax on such e...
By-elections cost several crores of money and should be held only in case of death of sitting candidates or some extreme exigencies. Besides, this also allows the party to bring in candidates for the highest office through the back door which is not correct. Additionally and more impo...
If Keshub Mahindra, as a non-executive chairman of Union Carbide India Limited, could be convicted in the case relating to the leakage of gas from their Bhopal plant, there is no reason why P.Chidambaram and the Prime Minister cannot be held guilty in the 2G spectrum scam.
Come elections and our political leaders start announcing grandiose schemes and there is a veritable race among leaders to dole out more and more freebies to win votes. The big question is – Who is going to fund this expenditure? The state government’s finances are not in good sha...
According to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), delayed environmental clearances, land issues, quality of governance, slow decision making process, corruption, poor infrastructure as well as high transaction costs are some of the reasons for pessimism in the entrepreneurial c...
, those who are opposing the entry of global retail giants seem to be oblivious of the fact that consumers benefit substantially from these stores in terms of quality of goods as well as price. Even now, some of these large format domestic retailers offer a standard discount of 7 % o...
There is an age old saying “Charity begins at home”. Why not create a pool of doctors drawn from only reserved quota for treating our ministers as well as members of parliaments and state legislatures. This should be the first step in reservation.
After brain drain, we seem to be in for an entrepreneurial/ capital drain. Many of the leading homegrown businessmen and industrialists of the country, hitherto considered to be the engines of economic growth, seem to be frustrated and tired of the domestic happenings and are now lo...
FDI brings in not only scarce capital for infrastructure, but also modern marketing techniques and inventory management skills. Guesstimates suggest that the size of our current retail market is around US$ 500 billion which may expand to US$ 800 billion by 2013 and further to US$ 1....
The opposition’s attack of the government over its decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector, 51% in multi-brand retail and 100% in single brand retail, seems to be skewed and meaningless. The opposition’s main argument against the government’s move ...
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