Anand Mahindra’s adventures have come home to roost

A necessary clean-up is underway, with Mahindra & Mahindra rethinking how it allocates capital to businesses.

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has come a long way. The company began making automobiles with the earliest versions of the famous Willys jeep in newly independent India back in the late 1940s, when the country barely even had any metalled roads. M&M established for its vehicles a reputation that they were built to never fall apart, sturdy and reliable no matter where or how you drove them. Such was its position in the popular imagination that a typical Indian movie wouldn’t have ended until the villain’s Mahindra Bolero or Scorpio was blasted off the screen.

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T Surendar

Surendar helps lead the newsroom at The Morning Context as executive editor. Over the years, Surendar has worked in industries from pharmaceuticals to diamonds, as well as a stint as an equity analyst. In his long career as a business journalist, he has led teams at The Times of India, India Today and Fortune India. He was part of the founding team at Forbes India and interned at and published in The Times, London.

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