This is symptomatic of a lower farm income, something that lies at the core of the current rural distress in many parts of the country.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app. … [Read more...] about Opinion | GDP data shows pain points in farms; economy in slowdown mode
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"The market has approached a consolidation phase due to mildly subdued Q3 results in banking and heavyweights. It is fair to expect this mild consolidation to continue in the short-term after the solid performance of the last one-month with fantastic gains in mid and small-caps," said Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services. … [Read more...] about Taking Stock | Sensex, Nifty fall 1% each; how to trade volatile market?
Dot-Com to DTC Of course, the dot-com era has long been a punchline for its extravagant spending and valuations. Pets.com alone became a joke and punchline all in one brand name. But look past the laughter and it starts to look eerily familiar—like a more current trend in businesses built on marketing hype but short on traditional metrics like, say, profit. Ever since Warby Parker stylishly strolled onto the scene, direct-to-consumer (DTC) has become a catch-all phrase for any new business that begins as a digital retailer aiming to disrupt an establishment consumer category. Toothbrushes, groceries, socks, razors, and, of course, mattresses. And like the attendees to the Dot-com Super Bowl party, some are predicting a similar reckoning for our DTC present. … [Read more...] about 20 years ago, the dot-coms took over the Super Bowl
But speed is complicated, whether on the ground or in the air. Harris said huge investments—both public and private—would be required to roll out high-speed rail across the U.S. Those funds would help overcome a range of roadblocks, from property ownership to environmental impacts. Meanwhile, Fujino said efforts are underway to solve some of the biggest challenges with supersonic air travel, including the public backlash caused by these aircraft’s sonic booms. The good news, both Harris and Fujino pointed out, is that these are all temporary hurdles. Transportation will continue moving forward as it always has—though it will do so more efficiently and safely thanks to new technologies and innovative approaches to mobility. … [Read more...] about What’s driving disruption in transportation?