November 12, 2016

Will Tata Empire Split in to Two ?

Deja Vu  

Ratan Tata has , recently ,returned as Chairman Tata Sons. He again faces the same No. 1 challenge as he faced when he first took charge as the Tata chief 1991- to reign in   chiefs of the various Tata Companies. The chiefs had a tendency to grow more powerful and independent for Tata Sons' comfort.

In 1991 , it was Rusi Mody in Tata Steel, Darbari Seth in Tata Chemicals , Ajit Kelkar in Indian Hotels etc

Ratan Tata rose to the occasion.  SATRAPS , as they were then called in corporate jargon were neutralised and the writ of the paent Tata Sons was made to run supreme.

In 2016 , again , Tata Sons may have felt uncomfortable about losing their supreme role.

Companies in the fore , being mentioned , are Indian Hotels , Tata Chemicals .

But this this time Ratan Tata 's task is not as simple. He , now , has to contend with two financially very strong fellow Parsi families of Pallonji Mistry and Nusli Wadia ( of Bombay Dyeing group ).

The parallels with Mughal times are striking ( block buster Mughl-e- Azam movie was produced by Cyrus Mistry 's father )  .

Mughal's Central authority was centred around Agra/ Delhi. Mughl-e-azam , Akbar represented the centripetal forces and his writ reigned supreme.

Mughals after Aurangzeb saw the rise of centrifugal forces. Erstwhile governors of Bengal , Deccan ( Nizam ) were becoming independent.

Tata s are , also ,facing the challenge of controlling individual Tata Companies with small ( below 50% equity

Probably , they have yet to shed off completely their mind sets of Managing Agency times .

Cyrus Mistry , it seems , represented the present times when it is more important to first share information
 with SEBI / Stock Exchanges than with Bombay House.



November 10, 2016

Will there be a Proxy War in Indian Hotels / Tata Chemical ?

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Could have never imagined such a thing ever  happening in prestigious Tata Companies.

From History of Indian Corporate world

Epic Proxy War in Swadeshi Polytex

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Cyrus Mistry's Ouster -Tata Minority Shareholders Object -- ET Link

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Blog : On a general level , Minority / Non Promoter Shareholders Activism ,in any Company or any Group , is a very welcome  development

. Investors are waking up to their rights.



( Josh Malihabadi )



October 25, 2016

Tata -e-Azam Cyrus Mistry Dethroned

Deja vu 

Mughal-e-Azam of Present Day Corporate Empire - Tata s Salim Vs. Akbar.

 Is Tata Docomo deal the Anarkali 


Tata-e-Azam - Dethroned -----------

 2012 Post of CA Vineet Gupta ( FB )

 Mughal-E-Azam (English version : The Greatest of the Mughals) is a 1960 Indian period epic film directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji under the banner of Sterling Investment Corporation. which with a budget of Rs 1.5 crore was the most expensive films of that time. Decades later the third generation Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry in 2003 again funded a Rs 5 crore project for restoring the film in color. Cyrus Pallonji Mistry is the youngest son of Irish construction magnate Pallonji Mistry. Mistry has been appointed as the Chaiman of the Board of Tata Sons with effect from December 28 2012……


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