The country is expected to have a normal monsoon for the third
consecutive year. This is good news for the economy and the farming
Pricey Prescription Indian pharma is on edge with an expected pharma pricing overhaul, but nothing is known yet on the shape of things to come.
Compounding Confusion After the early hiccups in implementing the Goods and Services Tax
(GST), the new indirect tax regime has graduated to new levels of
complexities - interpretation of the law.
Low-cost Long-haul Flights Soon The domestic aviation sector seems to be rushing to begin long-haul international flights.
Inadequate Bailout The government's bailout package for sugarcane farmers is a
disappointing short-term measure. It came right after the BJP's defeat
in the Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll in Uttar Pradesh.
Branding Matters Most According to a recent report by brand valuation company, Brand Finance,
the brand value of IPL has increased by 37 per cent to $5.3 billion in
Myopic Handling India's insistence on using artificial intelligence (AI) as an
application, rather than budgeting for AI advancement technology, could
well mean that the country will be left behind in another key sector.
Changing Schools The government should allow private companies to set up schools.
Playing Cupid What Facebook's entry into the dating space means for other players.
Custom Software Built on Assembly Line The man-machine collaborative platform offers a build-insure-operate model for SMBs.
Fuelling Hope facing heat for its failure to cope with increasing crude oil prices,
the government finally has some respite in the form of its GST
collections for April.
Adding a Fourth Wheel The government has given its nod to a new category of vehicles called
quadricycles that will finally see homegrown auto major Bajaj Auto's
Qute hit the road in India.
The End RBI has signalled the end of soft interest rates. This will impact capex and economic recovery. How to get the perfect surround sound, theatre experience in your living room.
The Rules Have Changed A thought-provoking book that will compel HR leaders to revisit the way talent is managed.
Class Apart The latest from the world of luxury.
No Room For Privacy As smart hotel rooms promise to offer utmost convenience, privacy will become elusive.
Better Than Real Augmented reality is set to take the tech world by storm in the wake of new announcements from Apple and Google. In a freewheeling interview with Prosenjit Datta, he talks about how GST
has helped his textile business, the philosophy behind the brand
strategy, why he did not diversify into newer areas, the future of
textiles and the Arvind Group, and finally, what he sees as the role of
the promoter of a business vis-a-vis the role of professionals.
Testing Times Delhi HC denying Monsanto's patent right over a gm cotton seed has triggered a debate on the path ahead for innovation-led seed companies.
Vedanta's Green Woes Tuticorin is just one of the many instances of alleged environmental law violation by the group.
A Losing Battle The scale of value destruction in the telecom sector has been huge. Only sensible policies and practices can save it now.
Counting Their Losses The bankruptcy proceedings would force Indian banks to book heavy losses. They are now focussed on mini- mising the damage
Stress Reliever He has been buying stressed assets across the world for the last five years. Now NRI Sanjeev Gupta has turned to India. Who is this man and will he succeed? While the focus on renewable energy has helped, it's time to tackle air and water pollution in a big way.
Sun Burnt Indian solar equipment makers are being squeezed out of the market by global players.
Nature's Fuel With the Cabinet approving the National Policy on Biofuels, there is renewed hope for a cleaner environment in the not-too-distant future.
Cleaner Diesel Ahead India will need a bouquet of technologies and fuel diversity to make growth sustainable.
Losing The War The uses of plastic are manifold, but as it is almost indestructible, it is time to find ways to get rid of it. "We're here because others trusted us. Give the team the liberty to work independently and learn from mistakes." Warehouses lack the sex appeal of the slick, consumer-facing showrooms,
though, they are probably as important, if not even more, for any
consumer products company that wants to win in the marketplace. India has drawn up ambitious electric mobility plans to reduce pollution and dependence on fossil fuels but the country's electric grid will need a massive overhaul for the plan to succeed.
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