Category Newspaper Articles

Mobiles May Make Banks Extinct

By Prof R.Vaidyanathan on 17th April 2017 The mobile phone is now being used for small-time financial activities, such as information on prices, billing settlements, etc. We have service providers like Air Tel/Jio providing internet based TV channels which will provide competition to Dish TV /Tata sky etc .Over period of time satellite based TV […]


Returning to old pension scheme may not be easy

Reblogged- Experts say it will leave the State government without funds given its present financial position : Opposition to the New Pension Scheme (NPS) continues in Tamil Nadu with political parties backing the demand of the State government employees to revert to the Old Pension Scheme (OPS). However, there is considerable uncertainty over whether it […]

Revolt of the Masses

Re blogged from – David Brooks JUNE 28, 2016   Anybody who spends time in the working-class parts of America (and, one presumes, Britain) notices the contagions of drug addiction and suicide, and the feelings of anomie, cynicism, pessimism and resentment. Part of this pain arises from deindustrialization. Good jobs are hard to find. […]

108,000 Temples and Their Locations in India

Reblogged- 108,000 Temples and Their Locations in India The number of Hindu temples in India is a puzzle. Nobody bothered to count them, because they are innumerable. Moreover Hindus are not that keen to record such immaterial things. But days are changing. “Our children living in western countries ask such questions and embarrass us,” says […]


Very useful information about your health   Time Meridian Function 1:00 – 3:00 am Liver The liver gets down to the work of apportioning the day’s nutrients and detoxifying the day’s toxin load. Deep resting and dreaming also occurs during this time and it is the worst time to eat as the Small Intestine meridian […]

Brief look at the history of temples in IIT Madras campus

Why Mudra Bank is a major landmark in our growth process March 24, 2015 14:49 IST For the first time in our economic history a government has thought about more than 50 per cent of our economic activity instead of the five per cent represented by the Sensex companies, observes IIM-B professor R Vaidyanathan. The announcement of creating the Mudra Bank has been welcomed by […]

‘Mudra Bank will change the way India is functioning’

  In this more than an hour-long chat with Shobha Warrier/ at IIM-B, Vaidyanathan talks about black money, Mudra Bank and Jaitley’s Budget.     Are you happy with Budget 2015? As a finance professor, I never give too much importance to budgets. Do you feel there is too much hype on budget presentation in […]

MUDRA Bank: The indigenous financial engine S Gurumurthy , March 4, 2015 Ingenious, innovative, this idea whose time has come holds the answers to India’s economic puzzles The media discourse on MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) proposed in Budget 2015-16 has not yet fully revealed the theoretical depth and practical wisdom behind the idea. It is a potential […]

The Hindu/Sastra University Panel discussion on 14-02-2015 by Prof. Vaidyanathan on 14/02/2015