TCS on sale of Goods- Increased Compliance burden on taxpayers

September 18, 2020

TDS and TCS have been a reliable weapon for the Government over the years serving the varied objectives of preventing tax evasion, widening the tax base and ensuring steady revenue

Handy Tips And Tricks For Virtual Calls

August 13, 2020

Work did not stop due to the 2020 lockdown in response to COVID-19. It certainly hasn’t for #Octagonaindia and same for the rest of the world. Instead, there was an overnight tra

Phantom Stock Options: An innovative, long-term incentive plan for Employees

August 1, 2020

Derivative trading started in India in 2000. If we had told you then, there could be a Derivative-style incentive plan for the Employees as well, would you have believed us? I w

Kickstarting Circular Economy System in India

July 18, 2020

With the Covid-19 pandemic refusing to mitigate, Indian economy finds itself at a cusp…on one side there is the path that successive governments have taken to make the country st

Change in MSME Landscape-Beyond COVID-19

July 1, 2020

In the recent times India has emerged as an influential country showing strong development and improving its standing on international stage. The economic growth of India is highly

India’s Trash to Cash Opportunity

August 15, 2019

India is sitting on a major crisis…and a mega opportunity. India’s cities are among the largest garbage generators in the world. With rapid urbanisation, the country is faci

US – India: Thinking beyond Trade Wars

August 15, 2019

Ever since Prime Minister Modi was re-elected, the one thing that just refuses to fade away is the news related to the strategic relationship between these two democracies. A day a

Can we turn the pandemic into a BIG Opportunity

June 28, 2019

It is almost cliched to say that the world could be staring at the worst economic depression since the 1930s. Sure enough, the downturn has already started to begun. International

Moving to 24/7 convenience stores

June 2, 2019

Two month’s ago Kishore Biyani’s Future Retail Ltd, though its subsidiary, announced its plans to set up 7-Eleven brand of convenience stores in India. Though this venture the

India and Modi 2.0

June 2, 2019

We have a new Government…..well, not really. It’s the same Government re-elected. With a thumping majority. In the last blog, I wrote about some of the priorities that the next

National Elections and the path ahead

May 28, 2019

The world’s largest democracy, also one of the fastest growing economies in the midst of a national poll. The political and economic fate of 1.3 billion is stake. The polling exe

Rise of Luxury Market in India

May 28, 2019

An interesting news piece caught my attention today - “India’s billionaire growth will beat global and regional average”. This is heartening, to say the least. Upon some furt

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