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 The Tejas Express luxury train leaves for its first return journey between Goa and Mumbai at the Karmali railway station in Goa

Stopped in Its Tracks

Sep 18, 2021

The Indian Railways' plan for private passenger trains garnered only two bids, thwarting its plans to shore up its finances. What went wrong and what is the way ahead?

Illustration by Anirban Ghosh

Home Is Where the Money Is

Sep 18, 2021

Residential home sales have bounced back strongly due to the new normal of work from home and online education. However, builders have to contend with the changing needs and even demographics of the customer

Cowrks office space in Banaglore, Karnataka

The New Avatar of Coworking Spaces

Sep 11, 2021

As vaccination gathers pace and companies gradually bring back their workforce to offices, the new work reality also has coworking companies reinventing their business and operational models

Illustration by Nilanjan Das

Direct Connect

Sep 03, 2021

Direct to consumer start-ups are seeing huge investor interest as they leverage consumer data and faster feedback loops to grow. Legacy brands are taking note

The T3 Terminal of New Delhi Airport -- Photograph by Rajwant Rawat

Hitting an Air Pocket

Sep 03, 2021

Covid concerns make weaker airlines gasp for life while delaying the recovery for the sector

Illustration by Raj Verma

China's Giant Shadow

Aug 10, 2021

The severely strained ties between the two governments and a massive backlash against goods made in China notwithstanding, the dragon remains India’s biggest trade partner. The elephant may find it difficult to disentangle itself from the dragon

Photograph by Shailesh Raval

A Temporary Blip

Aug 06, 2021

With solar PVs and modules becoming expensive, local manufacturing initiatives may save the day for India's long-term solar energy plans

Illustration by Raj Verma

Small Business, Big Stress

Jul 22, 2021

Government relief measures for MSMEs have benefited only a few players. A large number may be unable to survive the pandemic

Photograph by Chandradeep Kumar

A Long Shot

Jul 22, 2021

The race to meet the December 31 deadline for vaccinating the country's 94-crore adult population against Covid-19 is fraught with challenges such as production-supply risks and vaccine hesitancy

Illustration by Raj Verma

India's Hydrogen Dreams

Jul 08, 2021

Reliance Industries’ big-bang entry into hydrogen is likely to accelerate development of the nascent industry, and play a critical role in India’s fight against climate change

Illustration by Raj Verma

Indian Pharma on a Profit Trip(S)

Jul 08, 2021

Whether WTO approves India-South Africa proposal for TRIPS waiver or not, Indian industry will remain pivotal to global plans to tackle pandemics