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So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

DEMERGER Unlocking value

In the recent past, India Inc has been moving into restructur­ing mode, where companies are either demerging their various divi­sions or doing away with the holding structure altogether. For instance, Adani Enterprises Ltd (AEL) recently announced that it’s doing away with the holding company structure of its stake in two listed companies – Adani Ports and Adani Power (as also…

Thumbs down

One view by experts, on watch­ing the group matches in the World Cup was that rehears­als are better than the main bout. A day before the announcement of the Budget, the Sensex vaulted by almost 473 points to again close above 29000 levels. Sentiment was buoyed largely on hopes and expectations that this would be another make or break Bud­get.…

Course correction

  Maithripala Sirisena, thenewly elected President of Sri Lanka, did some deft geopo­litical course correction by choosing India for his first state visit, thereby rectifying the pro-China tilt that had come to mark the last phase of the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. Chi­na’s growing proximity to Sri Lanka, especially the visit of a Chinese sub­marine to one of its ports, was…