Coal Output Growth At -15.5% Vs 4% (MoM)Crude Oil Output Growth At -6.4% Vs -5.5% (MoM)Natural Gas Output Growth At -19.9% Vs -15.1% (MoM)Refinery Products Output Growth At -24.2% Vs -0.5% (MoM)Fertilizers Output Growth At -4.5% Vs -11.9% (MoM)Electricity Output Growth At -22.8% Vs -8.2% (MoM) … [Read more...] about India GDP data highlights: Growth falls to 3.1%; agriculture sector grows at 5.9%
When apart the heart grows fonder
I used the stories of mythological characters as well as historical women, because in India we have a peculiar reality in that mythological women are revered as real persons, while historical characters are easily forgotten and the narrative of their lives manipulated and altered. So, to understand this process better, I tried to understand how Draupadi and Radha, popular pan-Indian figures, had evolved over the centuries. And it became clear that they were also subjected to a form of censorship over time, their idiosyncrasies and transgressively assertive challenges morphed into a much more acceptable vision of Indian womanhood. … [Read more...] about Mythological women revered, stories of historical women censored in India, says historian Ira Mukhoty
The bad news is that we miss spending our money. You know, that metal moth we saw in a back-alley shop on one of our rural getaways; how we loved buying it and hanging it on our garden wall, and casually bringing up the story of where we saw it first. If making money was a joyless affair, spending it was always a thrill. We don’t get the same pleasure out of shopping today; the virus has been a buzz-kill. We do wander online, adding to the cart, but a little voice in our heads nags us constantly: ‘Do we need this, do we really need this?’ … [Read more...] about Someone do the costing
"According to executives, Sikka's product mindset did not work for the company and eventually led to his departure. Then came Parekh’s appointment at a time the company was looking for an executive who would bring in stability," said Pareekh Jain, founder, Pareekh Consulting. … [Read more...] about Wipro’s new CEO: Can foreign executives succeed in Indian IT firms?
"There is every possibility that the Centre will have very limited role with regards to imposing restrictions or giving relaxations from June 1. The states and UTs will take decisions on such issues depending on the situation locally," a senior government official told PTI. … [Read more...] about Centre likely to retain limited role and allow states have more say after Lockdown 4.0