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WHAT NEXT?

THE JOY OF ADJUSTING A LITTLE

Partha DeSarkar, executive director and CEO of Hinduja Global Solutions, not only advocates making small adjustments but also taking oneself less seriously to remain happy

THE JOY OF ADJUSTING A LITTLE

2 mins

MONEY PLANT

Firms are popping up to help people and companies plant saplings. Reasons for this green consciousness range from earning carbon credits to a desire to fight deforestation

MONEY PLANT

5 mins

AI'S NEW PORN POSITION

Deepfakes and artificial intelligence-generated images have breathed new life into the porn industry. Celebrities have become the latest victims and revenge porn is on the rise

AI'S NEW PORN POSITION

8 mins

HOUSE OF CARDS

At 8.4%, India’s GDP surpassed the expectations of analysts of almost all dispositions. But are GDP numbers hiding a bleaker story? It is not just the missing private money, there are more devils in the story

HOUSE OF CARDS

7 mins

'Markets Can See More Price Correction in the Coming Quarters'

Sunil Koul, executive director Asia Pacific portfolio strategy, global macro research) at Goldman Sachs, in an exclusive interview with Ayaan Kartik and Neeraj Thakur, talks about the valuation situation in India and how foreign investors are looking at increasing their bets in the equity markets

'Markets Can See More Price Correction in the Coming Quarters'

4 mins

MARKETS, RETAIL INVESTORS TANGO TO NEW HIGHS

As more investors enter the markets, the palette of investing style becomes more colourful. Each investor brings in their own biases, impulsive actions and assumptions to the markets.

MARKETS, RETAIL INVESTORS TANGO TO NEW HIGHS

4 mins

GREED OVER FUNDAMENTALS: THE INVESTOR'S FOLLY

In her address at the fifth SEBI-NISM research conference on March 12, 2024, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) chief Madhabi Puri Buch expressed her concerns about the valuation froth in the mid- and small-cap space.

GREED OVER FUNDAMENTALS: THE INVESTOR'S FOLLY

4 mins

WINNING THE GAME OF BULLS AND BEARS

While retail investors rushed to make hay as smalland mid-cap stocks shone at the bourses, institutional investors stayed away, guided by traditional wisdom that warned them against the exuberance in the stock market. The mid-March crash, dominated by the smaller segments, proved their point

WINNING THE GAME OF BULLS AND BEARS

3 mins

DELIRIUM IN THE MARKETS

Market regulator SEBI says there is froth” in the mid-and small-cap stocks; banker Uday Kotak says there is no bubble. Caught in this cross-current are traders in small towns who are betting heavily in risky derivatives. What is next for the turbocharged Indian markets and what of the retail investors rallying behind it?

DELIRIUM IN THE MARKETS

10+ mins

Dynamic Women Achievers

Discover the vibrant narratives of dynamic women achievers breaking barriers and reshaping the landscape across diverse fields. From trailblazing entrepreneurs to influential thought leaders, this article celebrates the resilience, innovation, and impactful contributions of women who defy norms, inspiring a new era of empowerment and progress.

Dynamic Women Achievers

6 mins

Love Sex & Dhokha At Work Place

Not all office romances have a fairy-tale ending like the Obamas. In some cases, love turns sour and complications arise. No wonder HR honchos dread co-workers falling for each other and then falling apart

Love Sex & Dhokha At Work Place

5 mins

INVEST, REINVENT REJUVENATE

The two-day Outlook Money 40After40 Retirement Expo saw experts speak on a variety of topics on retirement planning, including the need to start early, invest diligently, as well as avoid pitfalls in the market. The expo also focussed on wellness and celebrity perspective on the golden years

INVEST, REINVENT REJUVENATE

4 mins

Women Break Through the Khaki Glass Ceiling In Bihar

The Nitish Kumar government has taken pioneering initiatives to increase women's participation in the police force, empower women and enable sensitive policing.

Women Break Through the Khaki Glass Ceiling In Bihar

1 min

Policy Booster for Industrial Development of Bihar

With its investor-friendly policies, the Nitish Kumar government has underlined Bihar's new identity as the Land of Industry’, which is widely known for its industrious people and hardworking labour force.

Policy Booster for Industrial Development of Bihar

9 mins

A NATION STUCK BETWEEN MISSING JOBS AND GROWTH AMBITIONS

India grapples with a job crisis fuelled by factors including high youth unemployment, educational and skill imbalance and low female participation, among others. In their book, The Elephant Moves: India’s New Place in the World, Amitabh Kant and Amit Kapoor explore India’s economic evolution through the lens of competitiveness, stressing the need for, and challenges to, policy changes in its run to becoming a developed economy by 2047

A NATION STUCK BETWEEN MISSING JOBS AND GROWTH AMBITIONS

3 mins

GETTING HER PRIORITIES RIGHT

Smita Jatia, vice chairperson of Westlife Foodworld, has donned many a hat—she is a wife, mother, grandmother, businesswoman, mentor and philosopher. While she feels there is no work-life balance for women, she believes it is important to set priorities and say no when necessary

GETTING HER PRIORITIES RIGHT

3 mins

START-UPS NO COUNTRY FOR WOMEN FOUNDERS

While India is third in the pecking order globally in the start-up ecosystem, women founders struggle to even get a start. Investors see them as less capable and hesitate to fund their ideas

START-UPS NO COUNTRY FOR WOMEN FOUNDERS

5 mins

TAPAN SINGHEL TRANSFORMING INSURANCE: EMBRACING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

Digitisation has touched all industries, and the insurance sector is not far behind. There have been many changes post-Covid, but it is time to understand the next step in this journey. Digitisation has touched all industries, and the insurance sector is not far behind. There have been many changes post-Covid, but it is time to understand the next step in this journey. Tapan Singhel, MD and CEO of Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, speaks about how digitisation can enable the interchange of data to develop capabilities that can benefit customers and save millions of lives. Edited excerpts:

TAPAN SINGHEL TRANSFORMING INSURANCE: EMBRACING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

7 mins

AWARENESS, GUIDANCE KEY TO RETIREMENT PLANNING : V. VAIDYANATHAN

DFC First Bank has seen remarkable success in 2023, riding on impressive financial performance, with deposits growing at 40% thanks to customer-friendly banking initiatives and tools. In an exclusive interview, V. Vaidyanathan, managing director and chief executive officer of IDFC First Bank, speaks about the importance of retirement planning early in life, the emotions of those concerned and the tools for retirement planning which can provide financial security and peace of mind

AWARENESS, GUIDANCE KEY TO RETIREMENT PLANNING : V. VAIDYANATHAN

5 mins

THAT TUMBLING FEELING

India’s FMCG giants are struggling with sluggish growth. Declining sales and tough competition from local brands have dampened the sentiments around many popular legacy brands. Can the marquee names rev up a new growth engine?

THAT TUMBLING FEELING

8 mins

ILLUSIONS Of GROWTH

Powered by easy credit, a section of Indians is splurging on premium products; at the same time, agricultural wages have stagnated and the share of the self-employed has steadily gone up. Post-pandemic, the Indian economy is going through a lop-sided recovery

ILLUSIONS Of GROWTH

5 mins

B.K. KALRA GenAI WILL MAKE CREATIVITY MORE PRECIOUS

Change is difficult, but it also brings agility, says B.K. Kalra, president and CEO of global IT services company Genpact, referring to the disruption in businesses brought about by generative artificial intelligence. In an exclusive interview with Nishant, he gives details of Genpact's focus on becoming an Al-first company, its Al-assisted learning platform Genome, its strategy for growth in coming years and more. Edited excerpts:

B.K. KALRA GenAI WILL MAKE CREATIVITY MORE PRECIOUS

4 mins

HUNGRY AND POOR YOKED TO FARM POLICIES

Farmers are demanding a legal guarantee of MSP on crops. But MSP is not the silver bullet; over the past two decades, high food inflation has distorted not just the Indian economy but has also affected millions of poor, making India perform poorly on the global hunger index

HUNGRY AND POOR YOKED TO FARM POLICIES

10 mins

The rich are getting richer, but the poor are not getting poorer : T.V.SOMANATHAN

Increasing consumption among the middle class and the poor in India is a valid policy challenge, the answer to which lies in creating more jobs, says T.V. Somanathan, finance secretary and secretary of expenditure in the Union Ministry of Finance. In an exclusive interview, he also discusses why the current income tax rates are reasonable and why he finds the 3% fiscal deficit target questionable among other issues.Edited excerpts:

The rich are getting richer, but the poor are not getting poorer : T.V.SOMANATHAN

3 mins

DIE ANOTHER DAY

Having fallen out of favour with investors, shareholders and the Reserve Bank of India in recent months, the cause of Paytm’s current woes is the same that led to its initial quick rise Vijay Shekhar Sharma.

DIE ANOTHER DAY

10+ mins

TAKING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT

Hailing from Amarkantak, a town nestled amid mountains in Madhya Pradesh, love for activities like mountain climbing, paragliding and bouldering came naturally to Abhimanyu Saxena, co-founder of edtech start-up Scaler

TAKING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT

2 mins

A REJECTION THAT CHANGED INDIAN IT SECTOR'S FACE

Before he set up what was to become one of Indian IT sector's biggest success stories, Narayana Murthy was rejected by Wipro chairman Azim Premji. The Infosys chairman later found out that Premji considered this one of his gravest errors of judgement.

A REJECTION THAT CHANGED INDIAN IT SECTOR'S FACE

5 mins

"Our Mission is Not Just About Transportation; It's About Empowerment"

As CEO of PMI Electro Mobility Solutions Pvt Ltd, Aanchal Jain brings a new perspective to EV industry. She is an alumnus of Northwestern University and LSE and a visiting scholar at Harvard University and faculty at the University of California. Excerpts from an interview with Saurabh Kumar:

"Our Mission is Not Just About Transportation; It's About Empowerment"

2 mins

Past Triggers Set To Charge The Future

As India continues its voyage towards net zero, positive developments of the last year will gather pace and strengthen the foundations of a clean energy ecosystem powered by renewables

Past Triggers Set To Charge The Future

3 mins

SECI Plays Pivotal Role in Powering India With Renewables

The Solar Energy Corporation of India emerges as a leading force for creating an enabling renewable energy ecosystem and laying the foundations of a sustainable future in India

SECI Plays Pivotal Role in Powering India With Renewables

3 mins

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PublisherThe Outlook Group

CategoryBusiness

LanguageEnglish

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