I just read a passage from The Economist. It discusses the chaotic situation Tata Group(a multinational and holding company headquartered in India) is facing, and comes up with a plan to sort things out.
One of Asia’s most important firms has descended into chaos. Its patriarch, Ratan Tata, is largely to blame"
What does "Ratantrum" mean? I know that Ratan Tata is the chairman of the group and it's up to him to resolve the mess. So is "-trum" a suffix??
"As accusations fly over dodgy accounting and unethical deals, the odds are rising of an investigation by regulators. And if Tata drifts, its numerous weak and loss-making firms could eventually pull the entire group under."
What does "drift" mean?