Despite the seemingly royal linkages of my first name, I like to see life from the back bench. While studying it helped when lectures were unending but later I realized it also worked as a corporate reporter. It gives a clear view of both the performer and the viewer; of the 360 degree perspective and the minute detail. Now while tracking the world of business for the pages of Forbes India as Senior Assistant Editor, I will use this space to share what I observe from that rear seat.
SnapDeal founder Kunal Bahl admits that it will be impossible to match Alibaba's $248 billion volume. Size of the local economy matters and India is still has a long way to go before it can catch up to its Asian peer. But that won't be the only reason
The Managing Director of Fabindia has invested $2 million in Foradian Technologies, a provider of enterprise software solutions for the education industry.
His interest in the IPL team is again similar to the just 200,000 pounds that Mittal had to pay for 20 per cent stake in the troubled English football team Queen Park Rangers in 2007. The team had begun to do well since then, entering the Premier League for two season before relegating again earlier this year
Newly appointed Managing Director of largest Indian steelmaker, Narendran will have to show a similar combination of doggedness but with soft hands