During her tour, Truss met several central ministers, including finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, commerce minister Piyush Goyal, and information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, among others. Truss also visited Mumbai and Pune, and had meetings with state government officials, and took a tour of the Serum Institute of India (SII) facility in Pune. SII is a key player in India’s Covid-19 vaccine programme.
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The Most Prepared Woman in Washington
TRAILBLAZING TREASURY SECRETARY JANETYE YELLEN IS RENOWNED AMONG PEERS FOR HER ME TICULOUS RESE ARCH AND RELENTLESS FOCUS. AS THE B IDEN ADMINISTR ATION ’S ECONOMIC POINT PERSON, THE FORMER FEDER AL RESERVE CHAIR IS NOW CHARGED WITH STABIL IS ING AND STIMUL ATING AN ECONOMY R AVAGED BY THE PANDEMIC. AND THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING OF HER AMBITIOUS AGENDA .
The Conversation AJAY BIJLI
Covid-19 impacted many businesses, with one of the hardest hit being movie halls. This included PVR, India’s largest multiplex chain. However, it was able to raise funds during the pandemic, says chairman Ajay Bijli. The 54-year-old says his company is now in its revival phase and he isn’t overly worried about movies directly releasing on OTT platforms. He also talks about what keeps him going.
THE BRIEF BUSINESS DISTILLED
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THE BIG E-SCOOTER
OLA ELECTRIC HAS UNVEILED A S FOR A ME A FACILITY THA WILL MAK ONE E-SCOOTER EVERY TWO SEC NDS. OLA HAS SET I S SIGH S ON CONQUERING THE WORLD, BUT BEFORE THAT, IT HAS TO CON END WITH LOCAL RIVALS AND INDIA’S ANAEMIC ELECTRIC VEHICES LES.
SERVICE BEGINS AT HOME
HOME AND SALON SERVICES PROVIDER URBAN COMPANY’S REVENUES DROPPED TO NEARLY ZERO DURING THE LOCKDOWN. BUT, NOW, BUSINESS IS BOOMING. IT HAS SINCE SERVED 5 MILLION CUSTOMERS, AND HAS ITS EYES SET ON AN IPO IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS.
IT'S BACK TO OFFICE
IN INDIA, THERE ARE MANY FACTORS AT PLAY WHICH MAKES THE OFFICE CRITICAL FOR EMPLOYEES AND COMPANIES. THAT SAID, THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS IRREVERSIBLY CHANGED THE WAY COMPANIES AND PEOPLE VIEW THE OFFICE.
ELON MUSK IS NOT ABOUT TO LET A FEW ENDANGERED REPTILES THROW A WRENCH INTO TESLA’S PLANS FOR A GERMAN GIGAFACTORY— AND EUROPEAN DOMINATION.
Luxury Hotels To Call Home This Summer
A luxury hill resort can be the perfect summer getaway. Here we bring you a list of some hotels to make your vacation memorable.
Check Into The New Normal
One year after the pandemic hit the hospitality industry like a tsunami, the experience of going to a hotel has radically changed. From extensive usage of technology to ensure a zero-touch policy to completely overhauling old business strategies and making them anew, hotels have imbibed new learnings and are forging ahead.
To Tweet, Or To Koo? That Is The Question
Home-grown microblogging platform Koo—which provides non English speakers a platform to express themselves—is the flavour of the season. But will it prove to be a viable alternative to Big Tech and other domestic platforms?
Reincarnation And Realpolitik
China, India, and the U.S. are vying to influence the selection of the next Dalai Lama
An Exclusive Interview With Nandakumar Narasimhan
The Little Red Train
A Room for Dad
Before Mom passed, I made a promise to her
THE DANGAL IN THE JUNGLE, PART 1
YOU KNOW YOU’RE SOMEBODY WHEN YOU’VE APPEARED ON AN INDIAN DANGAL POSTER — IN OTHER WORDS, IN A WRESTLING ADVERTISEMENT.
WOUNDS AND THE WOMB
JULIE PETERS explores how to heal a relationship with the sacred womb, a place of death, life, and possibilities.
Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain SARAH BOWEN explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.
E8 Caste and the Indian Tech Ivies
IIT grads are highly sought after in Silicon Valley. Are they bringing deep-rooted prejudices with them?
I was happily married, happily employed, just plain happy. Until the accident
IN SEASON Chickpeas (GARBANZO BEANS)
Chickpeas appear in early recordings in Turkey well over 5000 years ago. India produces the most chickpeas worldwide but they are grown in more than 50 countries. An excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals, they are a nutritious staple of many diets. The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cancer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Kidney beans, black beans, lima beans, and peanuts are other familiar foods found in this legume family.
When the Signal Goes Out
Government-ordered internet shutdowns are becoming more frequent