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How gamification enhances the virtual workout experience

Gamification incites motivation and amplifies engagement, which are critical to staying committed to the fitness path

The Hindu Businessline 18 Nov 2020 4:39 pm

Did India make a mistake by not joining the RCEP deal?

The Economic Times 15 Nov 2020 4:17 pm

Contract farming: A win-win for both farmers and buyers

It brings in efficiencies of scale for marginal farmers, increasing their income and assuring corporations of quality, quantity and on-time delivery of produce

The Hindu Businessline 30 Oct 2020 9:40 pm

Letters to the editor dated October 29, 2020

Extend the deadlineWith reference to the report Interest waiver: Lenders, credit bureaus race against time to identify borrowers (October 29), thoug

The Hindu Businessline 29 Oct 2020 9:26 pm

Needed, a new regulator to oversee MFs

Sophistry trumps substance in this case where all parties missed the woods for the trees. SEBIs inaction wasnt traceable till April 14, when the

The Hindu Businessline 28 Oct 2020 9:37 pm

Letters to the editor dated October 27, 2020

Tears over onionsWith reference to the news report Traders stay away from onion auctions at Lasalgaon (October 27), one fails to comprehend the rati

The Hindu Businessline 27 Oct 2020 9:48 pm

Bihar elections: Do womens votes count?

Given the rigid social structure, it is likely that women have little political agency in this State

The Hindu Businessline 27 Oct 2020 9:45 pm

Lockdown: The financial impact on Indias youth

Loss of employment and business opportunities has eroded the financial well-being of the youth

The Hindu Businessline 27 Oct 2020 9:45 pm

A Chipko movement redux

Felling 10,000 trees to expand the Dehradun airport spells disaster

The Hindu Businessline 27 Oct 2020 9:44 pm

Letters to the editor dated October 26, 2020

US Presidential electionGiven what Donald Trump and Joe Biden represent and their starkly different views and visions, it shouldnt be difficult for t

The Hindu Businessline 26 Oct 2020 9:32 pm

Letters to the editor dates October 22, 2020

Bonus to Central govt staffThe government declaring productivity-linked bonus to Central Government employees of over 3,700 crore for the ensuing fes

The Hindu Businessline 22 Oct 2020 9:30 pm

Re-imaging agriculture through the lens of food processing industry

The Covid-19 pandemic has accentuated the criticality of food security and food surplus management in the current policy space. To this end, policy st

The Hindu Businessline 20 Oct 2020 9:49 pm

A Nobel reward for auction designers

Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have brought path-breaking innovations in the design of auctions

The Hindu Businessline 20 Oct 2020 9:33 pm

Why agriculture sectors share in rural employment is declining

Insufficient public investment for agrarian development and inadequate access to institutional credit apart, frequent droughts and floods are reasons for the declining tr

The Hindu Businessline 20 Oct 2020 3:44 pm

True North eyes bio-ethanol investment, acquires Synata Bio in India

This partnership claims to provide much cheaper ethanol production from coal, TNVP's founder Michael Ahearn told ET.

The Economic Times 19 Oct 2020 9:38 am

Gold's safe haven status continues

The Hindu Businessline 13 Oct 2020 9:57 pm

Policy-making pitfalls

A consensual approach is more durable

The Hindu Businessline 12 Oct 2020 9:48 pm

How to ensure income security for seniors

The Draft National Policy for Senior Citizens has rightly placed emphasis on promoting the existing pension programmes

The Hindu Businessline 12 Oct 2020 9:46 pm

Below the line

Social media to the rescue Social media can be used for good cause too. And here is how. A teary-eyed video of the pandemic-hit owner of a food stall

The Hindu Businessline 11 Oct 2020 9:44 pm

Farm reforms: Centre must take States on board

A national consensus will not only pre-empt a legal challenge but also help in smooth implementation of the envisaged reforms

The Hindu Businessline 11 Oct 2020 9:39 pm

Government Ltd: Business-like government or government-like business?

In an electoral democracy, the elected government is akin to a public limited company, supposedly with unlimited liability. Its objectives being the

The Hindu Businessline 11 Oct 2020 9:37 pm

Rejection, resilience and rebound

A new book that serves as a simple, powerful guide to processing rejection, and bouncing back

The Hindu Businessline 11 Oct 2020 9:35 pm

The interests of banks and depositors should be balanced with that of borrowers while deciding on moratorium

Allowing borrowers to hijack the debate on the hardships caused by Covid and to extend one-sided stimulus packages ignore small savers and depositors

The Hindu Businessline 11 Oct 2020 9:26 pm

Durga Bhabhi, the unsung warrior of India under Raj

If you have not heard of Durga Bhabhi, please do not be ashamedmany great names are lost in the labyrinth of the past as voters and dynasties take charge.

Livemint 6 Oct 2020 6:14 am

Read aloud to laugh out loud in this weird age of masked mirth

One could insure oneself against the grimness of news by reading stuff thats guaranteed to tickle

Livemint 27 Sep 2020 8:29 pm

Vaccine Phasebook: The Essence of Trials

Neither the volunteers nor the researchers should know who will receive what treatment

Livemint 24 Sep 2020 10:33 pm

Women should feel free to chase their ambitions

The Ambadi case cant be viewed in isolation. Women seeking business leadership roles find themselves struck down too often. Male attitudes must change and gender policies

Livemint 24 Sep 2020 9:38 pm

Living room walkathons and YouTube fat-to-flat tutorials

Like work-from-home, working-out-at-home has gone viral, and how. It doesnt matter how big or small your house is. People are moving furniture out of the way for their in

Livemint 24 Sep 2020 9:31 pm

Lessons from Bihars abolition of its APMC system for farmers

The retreat of APMCs may not help farmers without a regulatory framework for private markets

Livemint 24 Sep 2020 9:24 pm

China is paying a big price for its Himalayan blunder

Xi Jinping may have seen the worlds preoccupation with covid as an ideal time to make progress on his expansionist agenda but he might have bitten off more than he can ch

Livemint 24 Sep 2020 9:19 pm

B-schools should flourish under Indias revised education policy

The internationalization of higher education will open up space for a range of innovative approaches to business education

Livemint 24 Sep 2020 8:54 pm

The complex matter of TV news regulation in India

Independent, self-regulatory authority that oversees news channels needs statutory rights

Livemint 23 Sep 2020 10:48 pm

Labour untangled

These law revisions should improve the ease of doing business in the country, though it seems the authority to lift many of the old strictures that businesses complain of

Livemint 23 Sep 2020 10:22 pm

The case for universal responses to crises of humanity

We must study behavioural traits common to all humans for solutions to problems like our pandemic

Livemint 23 Sep 2020 9:03 pm

A Tata-Mistry divorce deal may prove thorny

Mistrys family selling its stake in Tata Sons to the conglomerate could end a long corporate battle. Divergences over legal rights and the firms valuation, though, might

Livemint 23 Sep 2020 8:54 pm

Fraenkels theory of the dual state may need an update

The ratio of normative and prerogative state authority seems to differ under populist dictatorships

Livemint 23 Sep 2020 8:40 pm

Either-or problem

A weaker currency could lend Indian products and services a price edge in export markets. But RBIs mandate is to keep retail prices in control. And, given the rupees conv

Livemint 22 Sep 2020 9:43 pm

The economic case for Joe Biden as Americas president

Donald Trump has weakened the US economy while Biden has shown he cares about peoples prosperity

Livemint 22 Sep 2020 8:49 pm

Data collection could help India tackle its food inflation problem

An app that uses field inputs from farmers to forecast harvest-time prices could help us contain market gluts and shortages

Livemint 22 Sep 2020 8:43 pm

India must fix its banks before time runs out

Viral Acharya and Raghuram Rajan have proposed wide-ranging reforms for a sector thats flashing danger signals. A retreat of the state in favour of private participation

Livemint 22 Sep 2020 8:35 pm

An appropriate way to go about regulating technology

There are heartening signs of inputs being taken from domain experts in tech policy formulation

Livemint 22 Sep 2020 8:30 pm

We should review our approach to curbs placed on free speech

Its about time India clearly laid down what constitutes an expression of hatred or act of blasphemy

Livemint 22 Sep 2020 8:24 pm

Banking on banks

Indeed, there is scope for vast improvement on several fronts, as Rajan and Acharya see it, from the performance of state-run banks and the way they handle dud loans to t

Livemint 21 Sep 2020 9:38 pm

Do not let cynicism stall our farm sector reforms

The broad idea is to open up this market to private buyers and let farmers gain from better price realizations. State procurement is set to continue. The changes should n

Livemint 21 Sep 2020 9:07 pm

Our new farm policy seen through Sharad Joshis lens

This leader of farmers would have welcomed Indias reformist spirit but asked for anxieties to be allayed

Livemint 21 Sep 2020 9:02 pm

Prepare for economic life after the demise of Bretton Woods II

The global currency regime is about to collapse and India will have to reset its policies accordingly

Livemint 21 Sep 2020 8:50 pm

An unfounded fear of the fisc will worsen our economy

Arguments against fiscal expansion lack validity and the Centre should borrow the idle funds of banks

Livemint 21 Sep 2020 8:43 pm

The TikTok saga and why the net must run on democratic ideals

India might have a good opportunity to lead the world in ushering in a golden age of a democratically-controlled internet

Livemint 21 Sep 2020 8:35 pm

Are ARCs being reconstructed now?

Restricting ARCs from acquiring control is not rational. If a business has intrinsic value and an ARC wants to hold onto it, regulations shouldnt come in the way. Unlike

Livemint 21 Sep 2020 4:57 pm

How covid-19 is killing good manners

Shaking hands, sitting in close proximity and holding the door might be preserved.., just as theyve retained archaic formalisms in contracts and flowery language in diplo

Livemint 21 Sep 2020 11:08 am

A revolt of the rich peasants of Punjab, Haryana

The agitation puts the spotlight on the rarely discussed risks underlying farming

Livemint 21 Sep 2020 5:27 am

Wishful V-shape

Worse, a vaccine riding to our rescue by early 2021 is still a hope rather than a done deal and coronavirus cases still seem to be spiralling up too fast to permit a retu

Livemint 20 Sep 2020 10:28 pm

A covid guide to flying through an exasperating jumble of rules

Fliers must deal with useless documents, possibly fictitious apps and other riddles of babu invention

Livemint 20 Sep 2020 9:00 pm

Covid is worsening inequalities of wealth and income

The pandemics unequal burden could leave us with disparities unseen since before the late 19th century

Livemint 20 Sep 2020 8:52 pm

Let the insights of covidnomics shape our policy interventions

A good grasp of human behaviour is fundamental to framing policies that could contain the virus and its economic effects

Livemint 20 Sep 2020 8:46 pm

Wake-up call for Gilgit-Baltistan

In a desperate attempt to guarantee a victory in the forthcoming elections, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is leaving no stone unturned

Livemint 19 Sep 2020 1:24 pm

Opinion | Deciphering the new margin rules

As per the new system, a client can individually pledge securities directly to the clearing corporation, and the securities will continue to remain in the client's accoun

Livemint 19 Sep 2020 10:22 am

Deck the clouds with the phosphine gas

If theres phosphine in clouds of Venus, there may be possibility of life on the planet

Livemint 18 Sep 2020 6:31 am

Investor happiness can inspire a startup boom

The success of Ashok Sootas Happiest Minds IPO speaks of his entrepreneurial reputation. Its also a signal that investors are raring to bet on new ventures. Thats good fo

Livemint 17 Sep 2020 9:50 pm

A slew of crime shows has drawn out the sleuth within us

The binge watching of crime shows afforded by the lockdown seems to have immersed many of us so deeply in their storylines that their characters are part of our social me

Livemint 17 Sep 2020 9:35 pm

A Web 3.0 revolution that could relieve us of our social dilemmas

Platforms are emerging that promise to decentralize the internet again and respect user privacy

Livemint 17 Sep 2020 9:25 pm

A wall crawl to spot when Facebook stopped being fun

As scandals swirl around the social media platform and cryptic notifications arrive on new terms of service, one could scroll back to the time it served us well as an int

Livemint 17 Sep 2020 9:16 pm

Honour Jaitleys grand bargain on GST compensation for states

The Centre should uphold its end of the deal with states as it would not only be more efficient but also help foster federalism

Livemint 17 Sep 2020 9:09 pm

Interest rate cuts are dead. Long live rate cuts

Asias central banks are moving away from reductions in borrowing costs as the primary tool of monetary easing

Livemint 17 Sep 2020 7:44 am

Online furniture brands gain from work-from-home regimen

As personal space collided with office work, people scrambled to redesign homes

Livemint 16 Sep 2020 11:21 pm

Save our savers too

Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das wants banks in India to care more for depositors than borrowers. Its their money, after all, that is being handed out to do

Livemint 16 Sep 2020 10:16 pm

Why Reliance Retail isnt quite the sure bet its seen to be

Economic and market realities suggest that the groups retail prospects are largely being overestimated

Livemint 16 Sep 2020 9:47 pm

The reckless brinksmanship of Boris Johnson as Brexit nears

The problem goes beyond the British prime ministers move to violate an international agreement

Livemint 16 Sep 2020 9:41 pm

The value of letting observers into Indian boardrooms

Done with clear rules, it could overcome a scarcity of board seats and also aid a firms governance

Livemint 16 Sep 2020 9:32 pm

Rationalize regulatory overlaps to unleash our digital economy

Policy coherence will prevent confusion and provide the soft-touch regulation necessary for the growth of digital markets

Livemint 16 Sep 2020 9:28 pm

Opinion | Saudi-India partnership a key in addressing covid-19 crisis

As India prepares itself for G20 Presidency in 2022, it is important for the country to articulate its position based on research and consultations and its needs and requ

Livemint 16 Sep 2020 5:55 pm

Taxpayers whove lost their jobs need relief

As India has no safety net for those who cant subsist on MGNREGA wages, the government should let the laid-off have a years worth of their income tax back as a zero-inter

Livemint 15 Sep 2020 9:39 pm

Monetary policy in the absence of a divine coincidence

An economy susceptible to supply shocks might need an escape clause in its policy framework

Livemint 15 Sep 2020 9:33 pm

A neglected X-factor that lies at the core of our economic stasis

The aggressive pursuit of black money has hurt animal spirits but it can yet be used for a recovery

Livemint 15 Sep 2020 9:07 pm

America is yet to suffer the most treacherous part of its pandemic

Sustained fatalities, tapering economic relief, political recklessness and vaccine scepticism bode ill for the US this fall season

Livemint 15 Sep 2020 8:54 pm

Opinion | Toyota needs a revisit of its business model

To claim that India has a we dont want you taxation policy after Indias historic corporate tax cut is extremely unfair to the government

Livemint 15 Sep 2020 5:36 pm

India must reset its priorities amid multiple crises

Elections are not fought on issues of public interest, but on issues coined by political leaders

Livemint 15 Sep 2020 7:43 am

The CEO checklist

Anxiety levels are high and consumers are seen conserving cash. This is understandable, given the income uncertainty triggered by pandemic-driven layoffs effected by comp

Livemint 14 Sep 2020 10:17 pm

The policy conundrum that stagflation poses

RBI has seen inflation hover above its tolerance limit for three successive months now. Even if its able to quell its imported component, India may not be able to escape

Livemint 14 Sep 2020 10:05 pm

The best way to vaccinate most Indians in the least time

We need both a government subsidy and a free market for vaccines to fight the covid pandemic

Livemint 14 Sep 2020 9:58 pm

India needs a new strategy for an era of a weakening US dollar

Our forex management needs revision in response to the US Feds new monetary policy framework

Livemint 14 Sep 2020 9:53 pm

A coalition that could help secure our Afghan interests

New Delhi, Tehran and Moscow could coordinate their efforts on Afghanistan as the US exits

Livemint 14 Sep 2020 9:49 pm

We must renew our commitment to enhancing Indias forest cover

Californias wildfires remind us that climate change is real and the quest to increase our green cover needs a fresh impetus

Livemint 14 Sep 2020 9:43 pm

How to fight back against coronavirus vaccine phobia

Its possible to debunk misinformation, above all by emphasizing facts, and not drawing a lot of attention to falsehoods

Livemint 14 Sep 2020 11:59 am

Will China hold up its side of the truce bargain?

India needs to assume that it will be at the receiving end of more Chinese aggression

Livemint 14 Sep 2020 7:43 am

Brace for a churn

While its true that multi-cap funds are supposed to vary their stock selection, making fund managers adhere to a stiff ratio of stock categories would force them to manag

Livemint 13 Sep 2020 9:53 pm