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Yes Bank Has No Money

V Pattabhi Ram Everyone and their Uncle knew that Yes Bank was perched atop a cliff, ready to fall.  When you are growing 6x the industry average, it’s a red flag if a Rana Kapoor is at the helm. The … Continue reading

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Likes and dislikes

by: V PATTABHI RAM Many years ago, at an inter-collegiate contest, I wrote an essay on If I were the Finance Minister of India. DOWN THE THAMES I wrote that the Income Tax Act must be dumped into the Thames; … Continue reading

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FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK AND WHITE

V Pattabhi Ram and Anju Mary Peter When we were young, we clearly knew the difference between right and wrong; between black and white.  Either this was taught to us in our schools, or we picked it from what we … Continue reading

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Capital Punishment is anathema

V Pattabhi Ram Who decides who should live and who should not. Not you, not me. If you believe in God, it’s God. If you don’t believe in God, it’s Nature. So, it’s either God or Nature that takes a … Continue reading

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MY 120 MINUTES WITH CHIDAMBARAM

I was driving down from Pondicherry on the night the former minister, P Chidambaram was arrested. I was on the car phone speaking to a senior gentleman. I told him, that notwithstanding who stood on which side in ‘India’s post-2014 … Continue reading

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