Shantanu Guha Ray

Rajnath Singh, His Life Of Principles

Aug 24 2019

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.

Do you know what Tatas mean to India?

Aug 23 2019

Chapters after chapters in Shashank Shah's book "The Tata Group: From Torchbearers to Trailblazers" explain why the Tatas are India's largest and most globalized business conglomerate

Ever Heard Of A 13-Hour Long Board Meeting?

Aug 21 2019

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.

It’s a riot of colours

Aug 13 2019

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.

When do you bite the bullet?

Aug 12 2019

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.

Do You Have Cash To Push Sports In India?

Aug 06 2019

Penguin India’s book on India’s Sporting Transformation (there is a two-letter word attached to the title: GO) is an attempt to remind India and Indians why they need to push their sporting talent.

Do You Remember Sunanda Pushkar?

Aug 05 2019

Mehta’s brilliant, in-depth research of Sunanda’s life - where she travelled across the world to seek details - makes this tome a superb, racy read.

The Other, Bright Sun

Jul 26 2019

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.

Uniquely mapping a transformation

Jul 22 2019

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?

Have you met Shah Jahan, or have you not?

Jul 01 2019

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.