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10 months

The Smashing Effects Of A Trade War

There was a period of time when I was obsessed with home improvement shows. I’d watch almost anything on the subject: Backyard makeovers, kitchen remodels, gut renovations, you name it. It’s fascinating to see what a skilled craftsman can do with the proper tools. In fact, if there’s one lesson I learned from these shows it’s the importance of using the right tool for the job.

10 months

Is There Any Hope for Dharavi?

So far, there have been no answers – only more questions. Mumbai's Dharavi, one of the largest slums in Asia, has been an area of contention for almost two decades now. For all its revelations, the recent blockbuster film 'Kaala' only underscored what Mumbaikars, human rights activists, urban planners and real estate developers have known for decades - there is no simple formula for unravelling the complex Dharavi equation.

10 months

Leveraging Big Data To Drive Financial Planning and Analysis Decisions

Having worked with many financial planning and analysis (FP&A) teams around the world, I have witnessed how Big Data can deliver competitive advantages to both these teams and their entire organizations. One of the biggest and most common challenges I’ve seen is how they implement and harvest both financial and operational Big Data.

10 months

How Real Estate Fared in Festive Season 2018

It is still too early to provide hard numbers of 2018 festive season’s property sales numbers as it is yet to conclude. Also, sales numbers are usually collated by the end of the fourth quarter. However, trends in recent years suggest that the entire fourth quarter of the calendar year is seen as an auspicious time wherein housing sales rise. Considering the q-o-q trends in 2018, sales numbers have increased across the major cities. For instance, housing sales in Q3 2018 increased by 9% as against the preceding quarter. In comparison to Q3 2017, sales increased by 15% in a year across the top 7 cities.

11 months

Why is Senior Living Still 'Coming of Age' in India?

Senior living essentially refers to homes that cater to adults aged 55+ who are looking to live independently in a peer environment. Seniors who gravitate towards such housing options tend to have no major health issues and are active enough to more or less take care of themselves.

11 months

Ready-to-move Vs. Under-construction – Caveat Emptor!

RERA was supposed to save the day for homebuyers, but that doesn't seem to have happened - at least not yet. In many states RERA, in its present form, is currently either non-existent or a pale shade of what it was intended to be. It is a fact that RERA has been diluted in some states to favour developers while in few others it hasn't even been deployed yet.

11 months

How To Implement a Zero-Based Budgeting Strategy

My work with companies around the world, paired with access to a robust collection of academic research and case studies, has enabled me to create a matrix of best practices for implementing a zero-based budgeting (ZBB) strategy. And like any good list of things an organization should do, there are always a few things not to do.