It took a year of the pandemic but finally one of the world's biggest banks has acknowledged the huge toll that working remotely is taking on its staff. Jane Fraser, Citigroup Inc's chief executive officer, wants to ease Zoom fatigue and go back to regular working hours. That tells you how bad things have got - at investment banks and at large businesses generally.
Digging between the ribs of a dead camel buried in the sands of Dubai, I couldn't believe what my colleagues and I found: a mass of plastic bags as big as a large suitcase. At least 2,000 plastic bags were lumped together where the animal's stomach would have been.
Even though the rupee is the best emerging-market currency so far this year, 6% isn't adequate risk compensation for 10-year notes.
I joined the Trinamool Congress on March 13 at its office in Kolkata. It happened rather suddenly and therefore surprised many people, including my close friends.
The world's largest retailer is permeating the complex tapestry of the only billion-people-plus market open to it. And it's doing so by tweaking its business models to suit local preferences, practices, quirks - and Covid-19 disruptions.
Today, as the fear of a second wave engulfs us, it seems we have learnt nothing from how the world wasted February 2020, allowed COVID-19 to spread. Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned yesterday that if we did not act fast, this time rural India could be severely hit and if that were to happen our medical system would collapse.
The uncertainty is throwing young blockchain firms and programmers into a paroxysm of anxiety: Should they leave or stay? If they hang back, should they do something else with their lives?
Global investors are urging the Securities and Exchange Board of India to fix the upstairs market.
In the futurist law now named after him, the late Stanford University computer scientist Roy Amara once declared, "We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run." India's public digital infrastructure - in many ways, an immense online bureaucracy - is an outlier to this principle.
Mamata Banerjee's new efforts to project herself as a Hindu leader will increase the BJP's headache. And if her plastered leg provokes sympathy votes,the BJP could be in bigtrouble.
We are a society that seldom has the pulse of its children. Those who are outraging over the portrayal of a 13-year-old girl in Bombay Begums pretend they see no evil and yet, ironically, talk evil - their public rant against the drama series is the real adult content.
The BJP will be hoping that Mithun turns out to be that crucial bridge between upper and backward castes that can help it come to power this May.
Why has the Harry-Meghan 2-hour interview to Oprah Winfrey not evoked gut-wrenching sympathy in India for this biracial royal couple? Why haven't the descriptions of racism and Meghan's suicidal thoughts stirred white-hot loyalty for the Prince and his Duchess here in India?
The word tsunami had entered the lexicon of journalists in newsrooms around the world after the December 2004 Indian Ocean tragedy, and on 11 March 2011, when news broke of tsunami waves striking the coast of east Japan, there was a sense that this had the potential of becoming a major crisis.
Only two-fifths of the sovereign notes put up for sale have been bought by investors. The rest of the auctions were partially cancelled or devolved on primary dealers.