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Sourav Majumdar, Editor, Business Today

Hotels, airlines, restaurants are full: Services could cushion the blow to GDP

May 13, 2022

The services sector is booming post pandemic, but inflation could hit that too.

Shaktikanta Das' dilemma

The dilemma of Shaktikanta Das: Taming inflation amid global headwinds

May 06, 2022

The Reserve Bank of India’s shock 40 bps repo rate hike, together with a 50 bps increase in CRR, has stirred intense debate about the timing of the moves. But Governor Das does have, in his own words, ‘several storms’ to tackle.

Illustration: Anirban Ghosh

The ‘Baahubalisation’ of Bollywood

Apr 29, 2022

The thundering success of the blockbusters from the South is proving to be a game changer for Indian cinema, and holds lessons for Bollywood. But content will still be king.

Photo: Anirban Ghosh

Chandra’s 'Neu' Tata: Decoding the Group's Pivot

Apr 22, 2022

Tata group chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran is instrumental in pivoting the 154-year-old salt-to-steel conglomerate into new business avenues, especially with the launch of the super app Tata Neu. But it’s a bitterly competitive new world. And shareholders are watching keenly.

Illustration by Anirban Ghosh

India’s Start-up Founders Need a Reality Check

Apr 15, 2022

While India’s start-ups have become the toast of the world, there is also a growing concern that due to a few rotten apples, the entire ecosystem might get affected. Corrective measures need to be put in place urgently.

It is the season of mega deals.

Vantage Point: Why Deal Street is buzzing

Apr 08, 2022

The Axis-Citi, PVR-INOX and HDFC-HDFC Bank deals show it is the season of consolidation. Several factors are contributing to this trend which is only set to gather further momentum.

Playing by the Buch

SEBI is playing by the Buch

Apr 01, 2022

The new SEBI chairperson has started off on a strong note. She will need to build on this and ensure the markets regulator stays true to its mandate of investor protection.