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The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. More

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  • The Luxury E-Commerce Wars Heat Up Nov 30, 2020 12:54 PM IST

    The Luxury E-Commerce Wars Heat Up

    A supreme luxury e-commerce group is a compelling idea, but no one so far has been able to pull it off. Can that be about to change?

  • Will COVID-19 upend our notions of soft power? Nov 15, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    Will COVID-19 upend our notions of soft power?

    India’s rich and powerful have in the past always rushed to the US for treatment of serious diseases. Now they will think twice.

  • Back to office will mean re-engineering lunch Oct 11, 2020 08:29 AM IST

    Back to office will mean re-engineering lunch

    Milling around the counters of the office cafe while lazily exploring the menu is not happening any time soon.

  • Air travel woes: A time to reminisce about the lost romance of sea voyages Oct 04, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    Air travel woes: A time to reminisce about the lost romance of sea voyages

    As COVID-19 continues to keep international flyers from taking to the skies, it is a good time to reminisce about the world of international travel before jets compressed time and made distance immaterial.

  • India of our dreams, and of our nightmares Oct 02, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    India of our dreams, and of our nightmares

    The burden of societal injustices will weigh on the collective consciousness of the nation and become the dead weight that stifles India’s growth — both as a vibrant democracy and as a roaring economy

  • Is silver the new gold? Sep 08, 2020 11:19 AM IST

    Is silver the new gold?

    While gold has stolen the limelight, silver has been a silent performer

  • India's market size: A tool to be used to advantage Aug 30, 2020 04:47 PM IST

    India's market size: A tool to be used to advantage

    India's large domestic market presents a unique advantage to the country in the post-COVID-19 world where multilateralism has taken a backseat, and beneficial bilateral ties are the order of the day

  • Atmanirbhar Bharat after the economic reset Aug 22, 2020 03:59 PM IST

    Atmanirbhar Bharat after the economic reset

    While the central government has taken several steps to revive the economy, these initiatives addresses the supply side of the issue, more needs to be done to address the demand side of the problems

  • Coronavirus vaccine | History of trials does not offer too much comfort Aug 16, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine | History of trials does not offer too much comfort

    In the pharma industry, the gap between trials and eventual products is huge and there is a tragic history of drugs that have had to be culled just short of being put out in the market. Roughly 9 in 10 drugs and biologics that are tested in humans don’t even reach the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its approval even after Phase 3 testing

  • ‘Dharavi Model’ is the silver lining in Mumbai’s COVID-19 cloud Jul 03, 2020 12:39 PM IST

    ‘Dharavi Model’ is the silver lining in Mumbai’s COVID-19 cloud

    It’s worthwhile to unpack the strategies that succeeded in Dharavi as they not only reveal much about the settlement, but also hold lessons for rest of Mumbai, and indeed the rest of India

  • Is China facing a Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang rivalry amidst a job crisis? Jun 23, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    Is China facing a Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang rivalry amidst a job crisis?

    Xi Jinping would not want Li Keqiang, who has experience in tackling the 2009 H1N1 virus outbreak, to garner an image as the hero of the current COVID-19 crisis. This is why Xi’s allies are picking holes in Li’s call to revive the stall economy

  • Agriculture | Decentralised cold storages are a key to a self-reliant rural India Jun 17, 2020 11:57 AM IST

    Agriculture | Decentralised cold storages are a key to a self-reliant rural India

    Decentralised cold storage has the potential to create more jobs and livelihoods opportunities. It is still at a nascent stage in India and has tremendous growth potential

  • How COVID-19 gave online gaming a shot in the arm Jun 14, 2020 09:47 AM IST

    How COVID-19 gave online gaming a shot in the arm

    India was in line for emerging as a strong market for gaming, the COVID-19-induced lockdown just catalysed it

  • Government continued to spend despite falling revenues in April 2020 Jun 01, 2020 09:30 AM IST

    Government continued to spend despite falling revenues in April 2020

    The fiscal deficit in April is already 35.1 percent of the entire year’s budgeted deficit.

  • Double blow to the Bengal economy Jun 01, 2020 09:05 AM IST

    Double blow to the Bengal economy

    Cyclone Amphan could not have been more ill-timed for a state scarred by the outbreak of coronavirus.

  • The economy was sick long before COVID-19 struck; the lockdown sent it to the ICU Jun 01, 2020 08:37 AM IST

    The economy was sick long before COVID-19 struck; the lockdown sent it to the ICU

    The coronavirus crisis will worsen India’s Four Balance Sheet problem.

  • Modi Govt 2.0 | Centre-state ties go downhill May 27, 2020 09:52 AM IST

    Modi Govt 2.0 | Centre-state ties go downhill

    COVID-19 was a good opportunity for the Centre to repair relations with the states and rebuild trust. Instead, it seemed keener to use the crisis to emphasise its dominance, and show who the boss was

  • COVID-19 | That women leaders are faring better is simplistic and flawed thinking May 24, 2020 09:47 AM IST

    COVID-19 | That women leaders are faring better is simplistic and flawed thinking

    Attributing the accomplishments of women leaders to just their sex detracts from the value of their contribution. It’s furthers the same sexist stereotypes that have historically held women back

  • Sports during COVID-19 is missing a part of its soul May 22, 2020 02:35 PM IST

    Sports during COVID-19 is missing a part of its soul

    Football is not just sport, or a means to keep people entertained during COVID-19. It’s also business, and the focus of the international market will be to better the home viewing experience

  • India-Nepal ties cannot be left to the vagaries of miscommunication May 22, 2020 10:14 AM IST

    India-Nepal ties cannot be left to the vagaries of miscommunication

    Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli has upped the ante by being undiplomatic at a time when diplomacy should have been the channel between Nepal and India. New Delhi, too, has not managed the episode well

  • Could this be Modi’s 1991 moment? May 13, 2020 08:30 AM IST

    Could this be Modi’s 1991 moment?

    There is great disorder under Heaven, the situation is excellent​

  • Quick Take | The economic package is finally here, how much will be an actual fiscal stimulus? May 12, 2020 10:04 PM IST

    Quick Take | The economic package is finally here, how much will be an actual fiscal stimulus?

    It is the right thing to do especially since the PM hinted at the continuation of the lockdown.

  • Chart of the Day | Banks’ flight to safety May 11, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | Banks’ flight to safety

    Long before the virus struck, loan growth was decelerating, while growth in investment in safe and secure government bonds was rising

  • Crude oil price – positive but don’t uncork the bubbly yet May 11, 2020 09:32 AM IST

    Crude oil price – positive but don’t uncork the bubbly yet

    The government relies excessively on oil receipts – the petroleum sector contributed as much as Rs 5.8tn to the Central and State exchequers, together, in FY19 – equivalent to 3 percent of GDP

  • COVID-19 | Why it was a bad idea to regulate sale of alcohol during lockdown May 10, 2020 10:24 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Why it was a bad idea to regulate sale of alcohol during lockdown

    The ban cost states dearly in terms of revenue, depriving them of monetary resources at a time when they needed to increase spending on the social sector

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