Abhjit Roy

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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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January Date for Kolkatans to visit Human Library

Kolkata: The readers of Kolkata can boast of a new edition to their ever-increasing list of libraries in the city. But the book that...

As Kashmiri Pandits flee from the valley Muslims hit streets to stop them

Srinagar: Fear-stricken Kashmiri Pandits have started leaving Kashmir Valley to the safer places following the killing of Rahul Bhatt a clerk in Budgam district,...

Understanding Women’s Day Through Different Voices

“The celebration of Women's Day is indeed important. However, to make it a day only about women, in today’s day & age, defeats the...

BJP-Trinamool brinkmanship in Bengal boils communal cauldron

West Bengal is witnessing frequent communal flare ups these days in tandem with the gradual emergence of the Modified BJP as the principal opposition...

84-year-old Stan Swamy passes away, ahead of bail hearing

Mumbai/Ranchi: One of India's finest Human Rights activists, Father Stan Swamy died today at 1.30 pm in Mumbai during treatment. The 84-year-old activist's bail...