Coronavirus

‘There is clearly a shift from offline to online … people are looking for richer experiences on virtual presence’

Qna nalin

An unexpected fallout of Covid-19 is the acceleration towards online engagements. Ajit Mohan, vice-president and managing director, Facebook India, speaks to Nalin Mehta on recent online trends and his firm’s plans to tap them:   What big changes are you seeing in Facebook consumption patterns after the coronavirus? The story in India in many ways is not that […..]

‘We want companies leaving China to come to India instead of going to Vietnam or elsewhere’

morya

Uttar Pradesh confronts two critical challenges – helping its returning economic migrants and creating local opportunities for them. Dinesh Sharma, deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, speaks to Nalin Mehta on the way ahead: What is your biggest economic challenge now? Coronavirus has created unfortunate circumstances. Filling up the losses that have happened is definitely […..]

We are in economic emergency: To fight Covid-19 impact, India must push through fiscal stimulus and Universal Basic Income

Uday Deb

“I’ve sent all my staff off on leave for 15 days,” a resort owner in Bharatpur told me. “I don’t know when they will be back. Business is not just low. It’s down to zero, with everything closed down.” Far away in New York Andrew Carmellini, the chef behind some of the city’s best known […..]