Uttam Gupta

Uttam Gupta

Some merit in ‘one poll’ idea

Some merit in ‘one poll’ idea

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 | Uttam Gupta

Both the Centre and States should focus on governance for a full five years without any distraction and implement structural reforms for sustainable development besides saving tens of thousands of crores in election expenses. Let’s at least debate the idea The Prime Minister’s idea of “one nation, one election” is...

A case against shareholder interests

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 | Uttam Gupta

The idea floated by high-profile entrepreneurs, seeking dual-class share structure along with differential voting rights for founder-promoters of startups, is flawed. The Government must look for better ways to help small businesses An advocacy group, IndiaTech, representing some of the most high-profile entrepreneurs, has made a submission to the Ministry...

Protectionism hurts e-commerce

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Uttam Gupta

Instead of the extreme steps proposed by a new policy, the government should consider a pragmatic and flexible arrangement to address the concerns on protection of sensitive data With increasing penetration of internet, surging middle-class and focus on customer convenience and affordable pricing, online retail commerce in India has grown at...

India’s burden of fiscal dilemma

Monday, 25 February 2019 | Uttam Gupta

Allocation for welfare schemes have not kept pace with an increase in revenues due to which the Government had to resort to a window dressing of accounts In the interim Budget presented on February 1, the Government reported a minor slippage of 0.1 per cent in fiscal deficit for 2018-19 against...

Unshackle banks from credit cycle

Monday, 11 February 2019 | Uttam Gupta

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code is an important legislation that has instilled a sense of urgency among all stakeholders to resolve bad loans but for the momentum to sustain, India needs a committed leadership Banking is inherently a huge profitable business. To get a sense of it, all one needs...

Innovation is not exploitation

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Uttam Gupta

Controls on GM crops will curb access to new solutions needed to tackle climate change. Our farmers will be the biggest losers Bt cotton, the only Genetically Modified (GM) crop so far allowed for cultivation in India, is genetically tweaked to kill bollworms that ravage cotton crops. It promises substantial increase...

FDI in retail: The way forward

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 | Uttam Gupta

Only a 100 per cent FDI can create good market dynamics that can address concerns of predatory pricing and market dominance Retailers’ associations have complained to the Government against e-commerce majors such as Amazon and Flipkart giving deep discounts on sales on their platform which is detrimental to the ubiquitous ‘mom-and-pop’...

Sunday Edition

Love always wins!

23 June 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Most at home as a playwright

23 June 2019 | Arvind Joshi | Agenda

Krishna’s message on work-life balance

23 June 2019 | Dr Asha Goswami | Agenda

Pray to God for guidance

23 June 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | We must not take depression lightly

23 June 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

A will to live well

23 June 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer