June 18, 2023

A letter to my daughter

As I see you grow up with each passing day, I can’t help but remember how I little I can do for you, my child. How little is my control over the world you’re growing up in, or how little I can do to protect you from the challenges that will come your way. With […]

June 6, 2023

The Risk of Not Taking Risks

It was in the last week of November 2022 that a caller in my quarterly townhall meeting, Sampark, posed a question. She asked, how did I take risks and how did I measure their outcomes. It was an interesting question. There were upfront easy answers, but none that would satisfy the query in a single […]

April 2, 2021

Taking the road less travelled

Paving way for environmentally sustainable practices in the metal manufacturing sector I was intrigued by the sheer quantum of Environmental Clearance documents while reviewing the project for capacity expansion at our Jajpur facility in the state of Odisha. The volume of the terms and conditions detailed in that document is indicative of the environmental scrutiny […]

March 9, 2021

Why is it time to give a ‘scrap’!

India is the second-largest producer of steel and stainless steel in the world. As a critical sector contributing to India’s GDP, the steel industry is integral to the growth of the economy. A lower per capita consumption of stainless steel in India (~2.5 kgs), compared to the global average (~6 kgs) ensures an endless scope […]

December 1, 2020

When Jindal Stainless made the elephant dance

It is true that every business exists because it caters to an outside reason or need. It is equally true that as the business grows, it shapes up like a behemoth that starts working for itself, as a complex web of interlinked organs. And it is precisely at this point in time that a transformation […]

November 17, 2020

Masterful Management

Recrafting leadership at Jindal Stainless Continuous learning is critical to us at Jindal Stainless. Training sessions need to pass through a three-layer test: they need to be simple, engaging and effective (SEE). I must confess that till about two years ago, we met at best with moderate success. The biggest gap, we found, was the […]

September 24, 2018

Sports Teach Everything That Management Can

“You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.” – Morgan Wootten. It is not a hidden fact that sports encompass dynamics of a human life. There is nothing that sports cannot teach us about conducting our personal as well as professional life. According to me, here are some of the […]

August 20, 2018

Cutting Through Corporate Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy is a set of processes and operations, used and followed in order to have work approved and recorded in an organization. It is a tool that allows people to manage great power to help the business to move forward. However, with great powers come great responsibilities, and when the ability to make decisions falls […]