Professor R Vaidyanathan

Professor of Finance, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bengaluru, Bharat


Mobiles may make banks extinct

The mobile phone is now being used for small-time financial activities, such as information on prices, billing settlements, etc. We have service providers like Air Tel/Jio providing internet-based TV channels…

Big Banks

The Craze for Big Banks

Now the clamor is for big, bigger and biggest. Particularly in the banking sector. After the merger of subsidiaries with SBI, there is a talk of merging other banks. The…


The Rise and Fall of Globalisation

Throughout the seventies and eighties, globalization [the ‘G’ word] of manufacturing facilities, i.e. Product Markets, was the trend. The anecdotal evidence often told in many a business school classrooms used to…

Black Money

Dealing with Domestic Black Money

  Black money has two aspects – domestic and international. These two are interlinked at some level but can be tackled separately. In Bharat, domestic black money is large and it…


Brexit And End of Globalisation?

When Britain voted to leave EU [called British Exit—or Brexit] the Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte said “England has collapsed politically, constitutionally and economically” [Financial Times, 29-06-2016] The vote by…


Idea of Europe is Dead

The Brussels airport attack by jihadists again brings to life the challenge faced by Europe as we know it. Europe of   Mozart and Goethe and Schopenhauer and Sartre and Beethoven…