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Hima Bindu Kota

Teachers’ training needs attention

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Teacher shortage, quality of teaching-learning processes and learning outcomes are some of the new challenges that the Indian education system is facing today The great demographic dividend of India can easily turn into a curse if over the next decade the education system is not overhauled completely to transform from input-based...

Avoid culture clash during merger

Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Although successful mergers and acquisitions must be primarily based on strategic, financial and other objectives, it should be more than just numbers and cash flow In today’s highly competitive and globalized business environment, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures are here to stay. The large number of mergers and acquisitions worldwide give...

Allow tax cuts to alleviate woes

Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Budget 2018 must put in place a mechanism that is able to weed out practical problems faced by the business community, provide stability, and put India on the track to prosperity The Union Budget to be presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is an unsurpassable opportunity for the NDA Government...

Advent of shareholder activism

Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

It’s encouraging that India has opened the gates for shareholder activism. But activists must step up to transform their role from being ‘corporate raiders' to ‘corporate makers' After years of passive participation, the Indian shareholder has come of age with uprecedented levels of activism last year, ranging from minority individual...

Independent director: An oxymoron

Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

As the situation exists today, there is no independence for independent directors. The need of the hour is to make them active participants in board meetings Strong independent directors make strong boards. The fiduciary board of independent directors of any listed company is to protect the interests of minority shareholders and...

Leadership lessons

Wednesday, 03 Jan 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Clarity of vision, social awareness, perseverance, and a desire to give back constitute the characters of great CEOs around the world One can decidedly differentiate between an ordinary CEO and a great one. Great CEOs are exemplary visionaries, with superb managerial and leadership skills. They are admired by colleagues and common...

Key to entrepreneurial success

Wednesday, 27 Dec 2017 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

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Failure: Not a bad word, after all

Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

It’s encouraging that the stigma attached to failure has reduced and it is being accepted as a potential outcome of taking chances. There can be no success without failures Failure is the biggest fear why people do not venture out of their comfort zone and try new, exciting and innovative ideas...

All is not well in this marriage

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Mergers and acquisitions are truly an engine of growth and expected to bring synergies to the table. But they must not be undertaken lightly. Not all mergers succeed Continuous efforts of the Modi Government, to increase India’s ease of doing business by removing regulatory and administrative hurdles to attract foreign direct...

How is India Inc. raising funds?

Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

A regulatory framework is a key enabler for innovative financial instruments to cater to options like traditional debt, asset-based and equity financing An emerging nation like India, with its brisk pace of economic growth and hunger for expansion and development, has a tremendous requirement of capital and the Government’s enterprise...


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