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100 bustards and the challenge to India’s solar flight path

The Great Indian Bustard, an endangered bird, is found in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The bird’s habitat also holds great potential for renewable energy generation. At times, the birds collide with high and low tension overhead wires and die. Save the birds or the climate?

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What gold’s new playbook is telling equity investors

All central banks are stocking up on gold. When central banks buy gold, it is usually a carefully considered strategic move. Do they know something the rest of the market does not? Don’t forget, gold is possibly a more accurate ‘fear gauge’ than VIX.

9 min read14 Apr 2024

With Delaporte gone, can legacy hand Srinivas Pallia steer Wipro through the AI age?

‘Wipro is like a perpetual turnaround story’. Heard that line before? Well, the company has lagged peers. And having had eight CEOs since 2000 conveys a leadership continuity challenge. TCS, in its 55+ year history, has had fewer bosses. Pallia, therefore, has a difficult job.

10 min read11 Apr 2024

Cards, ludo and low wages: Tales from Maharashtra’s hinterland

Maharashtra, which elects 48 MPs, is India’s biggest Lok Sabha battleground after Uttar Pradesh. In 2019, the ruling National Democratic Alliance won 41 of its 48 seats. But, voters in India’s richest state may not be that enthusiastic about the NDA this time. Why is that?

10 min read10 Apr 2024

At Vistara, some employees are caught in merger turbulence

Vistara is merging with Air India. The integration has many complexities. For instance, not all Vistara employees are happy with the roles or pay they would receive in the merged entity. Will this discontent impact Air India’s operations?

10 min read9 Apr 2024

The Explosion of Asylum Claims Driving the Global Migrant Crisis

Laws meant to protect refugees from persecution are now used by vast numbers of economic migrants, nearly guaranteeing entry at borders and allowing applicants to remain while yearslong cases work through courts

15 min read8 Apr 2024

Beyond tea and salt: How Sunil D’Souza plans to spice up Tata’s FMCG pie

Beyond salt and tea, the Tata Group isn’t really a force to be reckoned with in India’s FMCG landscape today. But this may change soon—Tata Consumer Products has entered new segments, everything from honey and cold-pressed oils to cereals and plant-based meat meals. What are its chances?

9 min read7 Apr 2024
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The executive keeping Tesla rolling isn’t Musk

Finance chief Zach Kirkhorn is widely admired for his skill navigating the demands of his bossTesla chief executive Elon Musk is leaning on Zach Kirkhorn, the company’s finance chief, as he tries to transform the company into the world’s largest carmaker

9 min read5 Jun 2023

Meet India’s largest warehousing landlord

A huge land bank and an ability to raise capital has helped IndoSpace stay ahead of the packIndoSpace is India’s largest warehousing developer. It has 50 grade ‘A’ parks, spread across 57 million sq. ft. The warehouses are leased to third-party logistics, e-commerce, auto, and other industrial firms

9 min read5 Jun 2023

Does the Tata Group still need TAS?

Established in 1956, the Tata Administrative Service has produced many CXOs. But its relevance is waningFor decades, the Tata Administrative Service took in candidates from the top B schools after a stringent selection process and groomed them as C-suite leaders for Tata Group companies

9 min read5 Jun 2023
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The Union Budget contains details about the estimated receipts and the expenditure of the government for a particular fiscal year. The Budget is allotted for the upcoming fiscal year, which runs from 1st April to 31st March of the next year. Here is a quick guide on how the Union Budget is prepared

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