Gautam Chintamani’s biography of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, aptly titled Rajneeti, explains why Singh is a man of principles and narrates vividly how Singh worked very closely with Narendra Modi and helped his party win the 2014 elections which propelled the Big Boss from Gujarat as the nation’s Prime Minister.
Gautam Thapar-promoted CG Power and Industrial Solutions, after a gruelling 13-hour long board meeting on Tuesday, said an investigation by its board found major governance and financial lapses, with liabilities of the company and the group potentially being understated by hundreds of crores of rupees.
And what is interesting is the fact that the brothers - Kuldip is the chairman and Gurbachan the vice chairman - do not hold any executive position in their company that is - very surprisingly - based in Delhi but headquartered in Kolkata, a city not many associate with business.
Rehman’s well-crafted book, Bulletproof: A Journalist’s Notebook on Reporting Conflict (Penguin Random House India) is on my table and I fully understand the vagaries of reporting in a difficult terrain that stays away from the radar of the so-called mainstream media.
Can this book be sold to hundreds and thousands of MBBS students across the country? The publisher must make some efforts to get the writer do a series of talks on how big businesses emerge out of thin airs, how big dreams are shaped.
Tamal’s latest one is on HDFC, a bank which - by the writer’s definition - does not celebrate success. Thanks to his journalistic inroads, Tamal has dived deep to understand the bank, its challenges and also what did it take for the bank to change the course in business and also survive the onslaught of nimble-footed financial technology companies?
Shah Jehan Sheikh, an unrepentant criminal in Bengal’s South 24 Parganas involved in a spate of bloody terror that has hit the state’s bordering region with Bangladesh, was named by his parents after the Mughal emperor because they wanted him to earn fame. But, the four letter word turned fear instead of fame.