RBI “No” To Yes! End of Road for Rana Kapoor?


RBI yesterday notified Yes Bank its disapproval for the current CEO, Mr. Rana Kapoor, to continue for another 3 years. Instead it has curtailed his continuity to this position to 31st Jan 2019, a little more than 4 months from now. Keep in mind that the Board of Governors for…

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Dirty Banking; The Naked Dance of Indian Banks Asuras


Yesterday, 8th April 2018, PNB Chief tried to assuage investor fears by saying that it will be out of the Nirav Modi fraud in 6 months. My immediate question is “so who’s next?” Earlier we had argued why Nirav Modi in Indian banking is synonymous with ‘John Doe’, just a…

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Why RBI Is In Choppy Waters?


It is funny to note that while RBI kept itself busy counting notes, another big man of dubious means kept himself busy with counting money as well. Only difference is that RBI was counting demonetized notes while this other big jewelry guy was counting all valid notes. The end was…

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Was The PNB Fraud Declaration A Very Well Planned Event?


We don’t want to believe this but one part for sure, Nirav Modi’s fleeing the country “just in time” needs a lot of answering. The Japanese may be cringing in their seat if they see how India adopted their “Just in Time” concept! But that’s not all! PNB raised INR…

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Why The Nirav Modis Are So Common In PSB Banks!


While many eyebrows are being raised on the obscene value of the fraud detected at PNB (~11000 cr INR/ 1.8 BN USD); it holds no surprise if one understands the psyche of Indian banks, primarily the PSUs. Vijay Mallya did the same thing, brazenly taking the banks for a ride…

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Was Demonetization Triggered By Sudden Surge In Cash or FICN?


“In his book, Glimpses of Indian Economic Policy: an Insider’s View, Patel writes that when the then finance minister HM Patel told him about the step, he asserted that steps like these rarely have striking results”* IG Patel was the RBI Governor when India underwent demonetization in 1978. Lately high…

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Privacy & Data Protection: How Safe Are We In Age of Digital?


India is by far the only country which has taken biometric registration of its entire population to near completion. As of 15th August 2017, nearly 1.2 billion Aadhar enrollments have happened which translates into somewhere 87-90% saturation/ population coverage. The uniqueness of Aadhar is that it not only captures basic/…

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