Faculty Press Articles
September 09, 2020
Shopping during a pandemic
During Covid-19, shoppers are looking only for essential products offered by reliable national and regional brands, research shows
September 08, 2020
A stronger rupee can’t slay inflation
"India’s foreign currency reserves are now at an all-time high of $541 billion. After allowing the rupee to drop from 75 per dollar to 73, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) noted last week that “the recent appreciation of the rupee is working towards containing imported inflationary pressures".
September 03, 2020
Why we need to engage in agendaless conversation
Not being able to have conversations leads to stress because people are not able to vent out feelings and share their aspirations. Lack of empathy in the workplace leads to mistrust and further hinders free-flowing conversation. This has become a major cause for concern and, unfortunately, often goes unnoticed or not given its due importance. Added to this is the unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 due to which small talk at workplaces has stopped because majority of the people (who have managed to retain their jobs) are working from home.
The Hindu Business Line
September 01, 2020
Q1 GDP shocker shows India must brace itself for a long grind
Collapse in investment and consumption has led to a huge growth contraction. A V-shaped recovery seems like a tall order
August 25, 2020
DFI Is Not The Solution For Infrastructure Projects
There have been suggestions, lately, of the need for one or more development financial institutions (DFIs) in India. This is expected to boost the financing of infrastructure projects in India. However, the argument misses the root problem. Let us see why.
August 24, 2020
On pain, dying and suffering
The child had been in and out of consciousness for all of the last six months. An infection in the child’s brain had left him semi-conscious, suffering continual pain from muscle spasms.
August 19, 2020
Making sense of divergent retail & wholesale food prices
Meat and fish eaters beware! The price of your favourite chicken, mutton and hilsa are rising at a double-digit rate close to 19%.
August 18, 2020
A tale of two surveys and the behaviour of respondents
Two sets of surveys released recently suggest a paradoxical situation that India faces. On one hand, there is the biannual Mood of the Nation Survey (MOTN), conducted by a private group to assess the nation’s mood on several fronts.
Machine Tools World
August 15, 2020
While the entire manufacturing industry is poised to grow and establish a global footprint, it provides an opportunity for Indian machine tool industry to grow alongside, say the authors.
Recent global events have shown that manufacturing excellence and growth will take India to the next level of economic prosperity.There is unanimity among Industry leaders and policy makers that the transformation of Indian manufacturing is the need of the hour.
August 15, 2020
COVID-19 and the silent suffering
Death happens to everyone; but except in about 10% people where death comes suddenly it happens with slowly progressive illness which allows for healing of the survivors wound.
Brand Equity (ET)
August 14, 2020
Amazon continues its juggernaut into physical retail domain: Malls pivot to survive
The customers are increasingly buying online, and the absence of an anchor tenant in a mall, just makes it even less attractive for the customers to visit the mall. Thus, the spate of retail chains closing their stores would be of grave concern to the mall owners...
The New Indian Express
August 13, 2020
Enterprise, Education and Eudaemonia
A good society needs vigorous enterprise, which can generate resources to promote administrative order. In this manner, citizens can enjoy education, health and a sense of well-being