Annual Meet 2019

We recently organised our Annual Meet Lakshya 2019, at Gurgaon, the program turned out to be one of our best annual meets so far. The company crossing a milestone of 200 stores in December 2018, as well as being adjudged as ‘The World’s Best Performing Department Store Chain’ by Bloomberg, …

RISE 2018

I’m forever on the lookout for platforms which bring together the best of retail minds. A healthy discussion on the current and evolving retail trends and govt. policies affecting retail in India is as important to me as my morning cup of green tea. And so, it was with much …

In-store inventiveness Key to achieve True Omni-channel Potential

The traditional brick-and-mortar stores are re-emerging in significance – as the retail industry ploughs ahead to tackle the omni-channel business model and associated consumer expectations in an optimal manner. More and more retailers are now utilizing their physical stores as distribution hubs to meet online demand. But this requires improvising …

Will Modi’s call for a prescient outlook on H1B & L1 visas mollify the Trump govt?

Recently, PM Modi has called for “reflective, balanced and farsighted perspective on movement of skilled professionals” while addressing a 26-member US bipartisan delegation in New Delhi. The statement comes at a crucial time with the Trump government gunning for laws which could severely affect the Indian IT professionals currently working …

The Debate on RBI’s Autonomy

It is somewhat of a relief to know the finance ministry stating Saturday that the govt. respects the independence & autonomy of the Reserve Bank of India. The demonetization drive has thrown up concerns on the RBI’s autonomy being under question. Besides many other factions, two of its former governors, …

Musings on the upcoming Union Budget

This year’s Union Budget is bound to be more interesting considering the recent backdrop behind its inception. Foremost lies the consideration of a frail world economy underpinned by an unpredictable US, with Donald Trump as the new President. Internally, India is still estimating the consequences of demonetization while the country’s …

Let’s hail 24X7 Shopping!

Much has already been written about the Model shops and establishment act bill of 2016, which proposes to liberalize shopping in India in a major way. While many quarters are going into overdrive with the hype and hoopla revolving around the potential security and feasibility concerns, I feel it’s a …

CSR springs from Heart

I have always believed that there could be no true meaning or worth of social responsibility unless it springs from the bottom of one’s heart. This is more so when we speak of Corporate Social responsibility. Many view it as a mere business promotion activity or attach political benefits to …