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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the CII Annual Session-2020 via video conferencing, in New Delhi. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the CII Annual Session-2020 via video conferencing, in New Delhi. (PTI)

Opinion | PM’s call to industry

That New Delhi has accorded priority to an economic revival was clear in much of what Modi said

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Cars that drive themselves and robots that identify and eradicate weeds are some of the products where artificial intelligence is being used. Photo: iStock
Cars that drive themselves and robots that identify and eradicate weeds are some of the products where artificial intelligence is being used. Photo: iStock

Opinion | Shield online platforms for content moderation to work

Immunity for Good Samaritan moderation will motivate internet firms to take down illegal content

A file photo of Indian soldiers at LAC
A file photo of Indian soldiers at LAC

Opinion | It's time to play hardball with China over its misadventures

Policy and public actions that squeeze its business interests might beget better behaviour of Beijing

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The world will eventually limp back to normal. But there will be new opportunities as well
The world will eventually limp back to normal. But there will be new opportunities as well

Opinion | How creative destruction could yield new market opportunities

The more the corona crisis alters human behaviour, the greater our chances of seeing old business models give way to new

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an address to the nation (ANI )
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an address to the nation (ANI )

One year of Modi 2.0: A resolve to solve

  • The government has taken some landmark decisions to resolve several long-pending issues in its first year.
  • Though challenges lie ahead, it has resolved to turn these into opportunities for a bright future.

A quarantine centre for covid patients at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, in Mumbai. (PTI)
A quarantine centre for covid patients at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, in Mumbai. (PTI)

Travail of two cities

  • With Mumbai and Delhi both struggling to cope with the corona crisis, hopes of getting back to business as usual are too early to entertain

To make definitive long-term conclusions on the future of work is underestimating the circumstances we currently find ourselves in. Photo: Bloomberg
To make definitive long-term conclusions on the future of work is underestimating the circumstances we currently find ourselves in. Photo: Bloomberg

Opinion | What the new office should look like

  • As lockdown is relaxed and people return to their workplaces, flexible workspaces, with strict hygiene and physical distancing practices, become the new mantra
  • Physical distancing will have to be adhered to keeping in mind the general health and well-being of everyone at the workspace

Feeling disoriented and directionless is not only normal but also unavoidable. Photo: iStock
Feeling disoriented and directionless is not only normal but also unavoidable. Photo: iStock

Opinion | Why we are all in the regressing mode right now

  • The key challenge for anyone in the regression stage is to pull through without the burden of unrealistic expectations
  • The first step to get out of it is to identify the triggers of our regression

Modi's call to India Inc

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon India Inc to work towards an "atmanirbhar Bharat" and step up investments.
  • The government seems to have its priorities right although steps to revive demand are needed without which businesses may not invest.

On March 24, PM Modi announced the 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, (ANI)
On March 24, PM Modi announced the 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, (ANI)

Opinion | Boosted by common man’s trust, PM battles pandemic

As Modi enters the second year of NDA-2, covid is posing the biggest challenge yet

Sebi has proposed bonds issued by NGOs that can be listed for market trading. Photo: iStock
Sebi has proposed bonds issued by NGOs that can be listed for market trading. Photo: iStock

Will welfare bonds work?

  • Debt markets tend to reward entities that deliver returns and punish those that fall back on repayments. But a do-gooder organization needs to be generous to beneficiaries, not investors

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Photo: Mint

Opinion | Too much inequality tends to retard economic growth

Income should be somewhat equitably distributed to ensure effective demand and spur investment

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Photo: AFP

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Considering how cramped economy-class seating on most planes is, aviation experts have argued that entire configurations need revision just to revive passenger confidence in flying

A new epidemic (Photo: Reuters)
A new epidemic (Photo: Reuters)

Opinion | The Fourth Turning is finally here and it might not end well

The world is undergoing a churn set in motion by a crisis that could actually bend the arc of history

Let’s remember that though social media can be used to propagate hate and negativity, it is also the most powerful weapon to fight these evils
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Air India passengers arrive at Bengaluru (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak) (PTI)
Air India passengers arrive at Bengaluru (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak) (PTI)

Spaced out at 30,000 feet above sea level

  • No more accidental elbow and knee bumps aboard aircraft, hopefully. But for middle seats to be left empty, as the DCGA has asked, government caps on air fares should be lifted

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