Professor R Vaidyanathan

Prof R. Vaidyanathan: Cho. S Ramaswamy Visiting Chair Professor of Public Policy SASTRA University & Professor IIM-B[Rtd]



black money Demonetisation

Is Demonetisation a Success or a Failure?

One thing the Demonetisation (DM) announced by PM on 8 November 2016 has done – it has made a large number of people pretend to be economists and experts. Political opposition has been vociferous from Day…



Mobiles

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…


Globalization

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…


Education

Time Has Come To Break The Government Hold On Education

Systematic attempts have been made in the last few decades to completely destroy our educational system. First it was Communist books imbibing Communist values and totally ignoring leaders like Netaji/Rash…


Brexit

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…


Jesus in US elections

Jesus as a Third Candidate in the US elections

In the last 30 or so years the importance of Jesus in US elections has increased substantially. This is in a situation where Christianity– in the church going /family values…