Towards a sustainable future

Hurricane Sandy was the second costliest Atlantic disaster in history. We are talking of an estimated USD$20 billion. However, what worries me more is that the world’s population will be 8 billion by 2030 and that could lead to a serious shortage of natural resources globally. This scenario played in my mind a lot more when I read the book, ‘2030 The Perfect Storm: How to survive the big crisis’.… Continue reading

Setting a trend!

In January this year, Sangeetha Mobiles beat Pantaloons and Godrej to win the award for ‘excellence in customer service’ at the second Economic Times Retail Awards. It’s a great honour because we were picked out from not just among other mobile phone sellers, but spanning the entire retail fraternity, and across all the products and categories.… Continue reading

FDI in retail: Boon or bane?

I agree that reforms must move beyond Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to boost economic growth. But FDI is a good start, nonetheless. It’s good for Indian consumers and big farmers, but might affect existing small retailers. But I am glad that the government broke the policy paralysis with this declaration. Which is why, September 14 remains a red-lettered day in the life of FDI retail in India.… Continue reading