Free Press Journal
  • Edelweiss ARC CMD Siby Antony: Not in favour of asset sales and haircuts, but turnaround of potential companies

    The asset reconstruction business is still evolving. So there is space for all asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) to recognise their own expertise and enter the space they aspire to be in. One particular ARC is Edelweiss ARC. The company has focused entirely on turnaround of companies with potential, rather than traditional resolution through asset sale and haircuts. It has had quite a lot of success with this mind set, says

  • Rajiv Kumar Gupta, MD of GNFC: 65% of our revenues come from chemical segment, rest from fertilizer

    In recent years, the progress made by Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers & Chemicals (GNFC) has been remarkable. At the helm of this transformation is Rajiv Kumar Gupta, MD of GNFC who holds this post concurrently with that of Principal Secretary, Labour, Government of Gujarat. In fact, one of his objectives is to fulfil the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in making the neem tree a key part of this

  • ‘2017 was the beginning for acquisitions’, says Robin Raina

    NASDAQ-traded Ebix Inc has been on an acquisition spree across Asia since early 2017. The software solutions provider expects to pursue both the organic and inorganic growth routes in 2018. Speaking to the Free Press Journal’s Jescilia Karayamparambil, Robin Raina, Chairman, Ebix, said the firm aims to be the largest financial and insurance solutions provider.

  • Robin Raina talks about plan to deliver over 6000 homes to underprivileged

    Robin Raina’s visits to India are not always limited to his official work. He makes it a point to carve out time to pursue his philanthropic interests, executed by the Robin Raina Foundation. The Ebix boss talks about an ambitious plan to deliver over 6000 homes for the underprivileged, being built across the NCR.

  • Going Beyond Budget 2018 with DEA Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg

    This year’s Union Budget is the last budget before the 2019 general election. This could be a make or break exercise for the future of the Narendra Modi government. Even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gave one of the longest speeches ever, he failed to communicate the exciting times that lie ahead for most Indians as almost every segment of business undergoes a transformation. Subhash Chandra Garg, Economic Affairs

  • Art Live: Veer Munshi, the anguished artist from paradise

    I first met Veer Munshi at an Art Camp that took us to Finland, Sweden and Norway. I was reconnecting with him after almost 1 year. His home is in ever so busy Cyber Hub in Gurgaon. Veer is Pronouncedly benevolent, well-dressed, socially active and full of thoughts.  We kick off our chat over steaming hot cups of coffee.

  • Won’t need fresh equity till second half FY2019: MHFC

    Micro Housing Finance Corporation (MHFC) has been operational for over a decade. The vision of the company is to service low-income groups who have home-owner aspirations and whose professions or income levels are largely ignored by the mainstream companies. Effectively, it has initiated low-cost housing finance before it became a buzzword. Madhu Menon, Co-Founder and Director, discusses the current position and nuanced nature of their business in a chat with

  • William Dalrymple: Everything I love is in India

    Author William Dalrymple shares with Boski Gupta what attracts him to India and why he thinks Jaipur is the best location for a literary event in this country