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The Slide of an Aging Leader
26 October, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The recent acquisition of TTSL by Airtel indicates the deep-seated problems of mismanagement and debt-ridden books of the Tata group, which was once a frontrunner among business conglomerates but is now, only a shadow of its former glorious self.
The New Monopolists of Post-Reform India
26 January, 2001, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Evidence that economic reform in India has not managed to check or tame monopoly and promote competition is growing. In some areas reform has fostered oligopolies. In others it has served to consolidate the strength of existing oligopolies. Combined with the fact that liberalization has taken the teeth out of anti-trust institutions and policies, this has resulted in collusive practices that have allowed these oligopolies to earn large rents at the expense of consumers.
The Telecom Mess
25 January, 2000,
Close on the heels of the Delhi High Court striking down crucial "decisions" regarding service provision and interconnection taken by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the cabinet has decided to institute via an ordinance a whole new regulatory framework. There are three departures that are to be made in the new framework.

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