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Reality-check for the pandemic business models as countries reopen

The exuberance of a pandemic induced growth of tech companies and startups is facing a harsh reality check. Netflix is losing subscribers in hundreds and thousands, Zoom’s stock price is down over 80% from the...

A Weakened Economy Is The Disease; Falling Rupee Is Just A Symptom

The chart above is a graphic story of the Indian Rupee vs the United States Dollar over the last five years. It, therefore, shouldn’t surprise anyone that the INR fell to an all-time low of...

The Great Back-To-Office Confusion

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, recently announced employees can work from home forever. He calls the office an 'anachronistic form' that is 'from a pre-digital age.' Apple's director of machine learning, Ian Goodfellow, has departed in...

The ‘Swoosh’ That Sweeps Away Competition

Earlier this week, Nike shared a letter from its founder Phil Knight on its social media channels. In the letter, Knight celebrated the 50th anniversary of a make-or-break moment in his company’s history. On May...

World War-1 In Cyberspace – It Could Drag NATO Into The Ukraine War

As Europe plunges into a conventional war, the world is bracing for the First World War in Cyberspace. On 23 February 2022, as of 16:30 Kyiv time, the websites of the Ukrainian parliament, Ministry of...

War Mauls The Russian Economy

As Russia threatens the world with its nuclear weapons and proposes talks at the same time, western economic sanctions have come to bite. Its financial resources to fight the war are running out faster than...

The Djokovic Dilemma and The Kohli Crisis

Novak Djokovic, the world’s number one tennis player has created what is being called a ‘Djokovic Dilemma’ in the world of sports celebrity sponsorships by super-brands. With assets of over US$220 million, Djokovic’s earnings from...

India Overlooks Business, Shopping Apps But Bans Chinese Games And Beauty Filter

While the Indian government is making a big show about banning Chinese apps, investors from the communist country are routing their funds into Indian IPOs and companies via neutral countries and Hong Kong. The current...

Erosion Of Trust Is Modi’s Biggest Failure; Farm Law Protest Is The Beginning Of The End

If one takes a dispassionate view of the three farm laws, that Narendra Modi has promised to roll back, then a few nagging questions remain. The idea that the laws will introduce free market forces...

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Conversions and Anti Christian Violence in India

Mr. Satyapal Singh, the BJP MP, while speaking in Lok Sabha on amendments to FCRA went on to support the forthcoming restrictions to the...

MP’s Chouhan competing with Modi in ‘jumlebazi’

Shivraj Singh Chouhan is no less ‘jumlebaz’ than Narendra Modi. If he were sincere about implementing even a fraction of the promises he has...

Slimy side of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh

On September 20, the Rajya Sabha witnessed uproarious scenes as the opposition members created a bedlam demanding a division on farm bills. They were...

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren’s cavalcade attacked in Ranchi

Ranchi: Violent protesters created panic for a few hours on Monday evening at Ranchi’s Kishoreganj Chowk when they attacked the Road Opening Party (ROP)...

16-year-old gang raped, burnt alive before parents in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Jharkhand’s Chatra district became witness to a horrific incident, where a 16-year-old girl was gang raped by four men. When her family approached...