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Unpacking Q4: With green shoots visible, will FMCG stocks finally pick up pace?

The Nifty FMCG index is down over 3% this year till date, compared to a 5% jump in the benchmark Nifty. And many investors are venting their frustrations on social media. HUL, particularly, has been disappointing the Street. Well, there’s a lesson to learn from Spider-Man.

10 min read07:12 PM IST
Lounge

The pitch-perfect voices bringing alive audiobooks

As audiobooks gain listeners and subscribers, voice-over artists are finding themselves in demand. But AI is not far behind

7 min read26 May 2024
Lounge

10 page-turners for summer

As temperatures soar to record-breaking highs across India, Lounge brings you books from a range of genres to help you cool off during these oppressive weeks

12 min read24 May 2024
Lounge

Books kids can curl up with all summer

From baffling mysteries and coming of age tales to compilations of rib-tickling poetry and books on art and activism, a list of books to keep children engaged during languorous summer days

4 min read24 May 2024
Lounge

Amur Lakshminarayanan: The communicator

The MD and CEO of Tata Communications on putting sustainability and AI at the core of the company, connecting businesses worldwide, and being a slave to his calendar

8 min read24 May 2024
Companies

Profits delivered: What Zomato’s sizzling results teach investors, VCs

Among the cohort of consumer internet companies that hit the bourses around 2021, Zomato stands out. The company’s March quarter results show that the levers of profitability are being unlocked. What did the food delivery firm do that companies like Paytm did not?

10 min read23 May 2024
Education

Why senior managers walk on eggshells around Gen Z at the workplace

It is Millennial vs Gen Z at many companies. With their basic needs taken care of, GenZers are perceived to have a sense of entitlement when it comes to adhering to policies, processes and standards. Middle and senior managers are struggling to cope with new-age attitudes towards work.

11 min read22 May 2024
Companies

Flipkart has FOMO? Zepto and Blinkit are changing the e-commerce giant

On Blinkit, you can shop for Sony’s latest gaming console. On Zepto, there are portable bluetooth speakers. Quick commerce companies are slowly diversifying beyond what they are mostly known for—grocery. Larger e-commerce companies are worried. What is Flipkart’s plan?

9 min read21 May 2024
Industry

No carrot, only stick: Why the RBI has gone beyond moral suasion and fines

In recent times, the RBI has imposed several stringent measures against banks and NBFCs to ensure compliance. By targeting some of the largest names in the industry—HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, JM Financial, Bajaj Finance, IIFL Finance, Paytm Payments Bank—the RBI is setting a precedent.

12 min read20 May 2024
Industry

In a pickle: Why it’s time for Fssai to wake up and crack the whip

A Swiss watchdog recently reported that Nestle adds excess sugar in infant products. Spice mixes sold by MDH and Everest were red flagged by regulators abroad. The companies denied any wrongdoing but the reports do raise questions on the role Fssai, India’s food regulator, plays.

11 min read19 May 2024
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