The Rural Network
Leveraging the potential of women self-help groups for economic revival calls for bridging the digital divide, building scalable programmes, and creating targeted interventions for the most vulnerable
‘We Are Urging Manufacturers To Set Up Operations Here'
Sajjan Jindal, chairman of JSW Group, on avoiding dependence on Chinese imports, the likelihood of the economy picking up from October and opportunities during the coronavirus crisis
As international sport resumes behind closed doors, players miss fans and vice-versa. But everyone is ready to roll with the new normal
‘WHISKY IS SHAPED BY WEATHER, FARMLAND, FUEL AND DEMAND'
Diageo’s Ewan Gunn deconstructs the differences between Scotland’s famed whisky-producing regions
Reliance Industries’ fund raising spree has pushed the stock to a lifetime high, taking its chairman’s net worth to $80 billion, making him the fifth richest in the world
LIC IPO: No Assurance Ahead
With dipping tax revenues, the government is starting the process for LIC’s listing in the face of headwinds such as asset quality concerns and an untested primary market
Go Global, Hire Local
India’s tech services giants have been ramping up local presence in the Us, their biggest market, and experts say the recent H-1b ban will be more of an irritant than a challenge in the long run
Big Hit Gets Hit Big
The company behind K-pop Sensation BTS is trying to keep Covid-19 from stopping the music
‘Responsible Capitalism Is Coming To The Fore'
Geeta Goel, country director, India, of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, talks about how the Covid-19 pandemic will affect impact investing in India
Women’s rights organisations are seeing a spurt in domestic violence cases during the lockdown. Activists demand a change in mindset and better implementation of existing laws to battle this global scourge
The Unsung Heroes
Resident doctors are a vital cog in the Covid-19 battle, but they are dealing with inadequate facilities, low salaries, stigma, violence and lack of recognition during the crisis.
The Dragon's Grip on Imports
Indian industry will need time and support from the government to reduce its reliance on Chinese imports
‘Atmanirbhar is The Call of The Day'
Veteran banker KV Kamath on how India can become an alternative manufacturing location to China for global companies, why recovery is certain despite the Covid challenge and how lower interest rates will be critical for the survival of banks
‘Customers Make up a Country, Not Industries'
RC Bhargava, chairman and former CEO of Maruti Suzuki, talks about the importance of competitive manufacturing to India’s economy
Plan B For The Dreaded C
The coronavirus has led to a rise in demand for health insurance plans. And a Covid-specific product can be used to supplement existing coverage
The Chinese Runway
The ban on apps post the border standoff is an opportunity for Indian tech startups to fill in the vacuum and for investors to take bigger bets on them
The Breaking of a Pact
At the heart of the Hinduja family feud is a letter signed by the brothers to stay undivided. But there’s a lot more than meets the eye
Beyond The American Dream
Indians in the Us have struggled with H-1b renewals and decade-long Green Card queues for a few years now, living in constant uncertainty. What next for them, and how can India attract this talent back?
After 15 Seconds of Fame
Many new short video platforms have sprung up since the ban on Chinese apps, and are vying for the loyalty of former TikTok stars. But how many will survive?
The Long Road Home
The return of international migrant workers due to the pandemic is likely to intensify in the coming months, creating additional challenges for india, which is already struggling to help its domestic migrants
Share The Ride, Not The Virus
As the pandemic influences what commuters want, ride-sharing startups are innovating with products and services
Ka Zoom Boom
Eric Yuan is helping millions of people survive social distancing by giving away his videoconferencing tool, Zoom, for free. The move is earning him much respect, and when the pandemic has passed, the billionaire’s business will likely be stronger than ever. But in the midst of a global crisis, can his app withstand a 610 percent spike in traffic virtually overnight and the scrutiny of prime time?
Masa's Last Laugh?
Between the WeWork debacle and the coronavirus, the markets have deemed his $100 billion Vision Fund largely worthless. But the world’s most important investor over the past three years, SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son, has other assets, a track record—and a plan
The fifth-richest person in the world has been quietly turning an entire Hawaiian island into a wellness experiment. Now Oracle founder Larry Ellison has been drafted into the fight against the coronavirus, a critical test of whether data can indeed save us
Banking On Change
The RBI wants to see improved governance from private banks through proposed rules that limit the roles and tenures of CEOs. But will they work?
The Long View
WeWork looks like it might die of coronavirus, but its oldest and largest competitor, Switzerland-based IWG, is well-positioned to survive the outbreak— and thrive in its aftermath. That should be no surprise. After all, IWG’s founder, Mark Dixon, has seen this movie before
For generations, the Navajo relied on coal mining for good jobs and to fill the tribal coffers. But with the end in sight for unclean power, the tribe created a company to get them through the transition—yet, unbelievably, it bought them more mines. How could the way out of coal be . . . more coal?
Anchors Aweigh, Once More
Amritsar-born Harindarpal ‘Harry’ Banga’s second act, as founder of the Hong Kong-headquartered Caravel Group, has the makings of surpassing his three-decade-long success as a shipping and commodities tycoon
Can ‘Boycott China' Work?
Chinese companies have made deep inroads as investors, employers and suppliers; rolling that back in quick time is neither pragmatic nor feasible
Pfizer's Covid Moon Shot
Albert Bourla has boldly predicted his company might find and distribute a vaccine by this fall. The first look inside a $1 billion bet that could change the world