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  • 3 hours ago | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    What is behind Swiggy's $10.7 billion valuation?

    After Zepto bagged $100 mn and Dunzo raised Reliance funding, now Swiggy has turned a decacorn. It is planning to go big on quick commerce. Find out how Swiggy doubled its valuation in six months

  • 25-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    What are direct and indirect taxes?

    There are two types of taxes which the government collects -- direct and indirect taxes. Get clarity on them ahead of the Union Budget for 2022-23, which may keep modest targets for tax collections

  • 25-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    PwC's Ranen Banerjee on Budget expectations for MSMEs and more

    Ranen Banerjee of PwC India shares his views with Business Standard's Krishna Veera Vanamali on what he expects from the upcoming Budget for the MSMEs and what the govt can do to boost demand

  • 25-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    Why has Netflix not been able to crack the Indian market?

    Netflix Chairman Reed Hastings recently expressed 'frustration' over the company's lack of success in the Indian market. What prompted Hastings to make such a statement? Let's find out in this report

  • 24-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    Microsoft's plunge into the world of gaming

    Microsoft took over gaming giant Activision Blizzard to provide 'building blocks for the metaverse'. But with metaverse still a distant dream, what is behind its plunge into the world of gaming?

  • 21-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    Will 5G come in the way of India's flight safety?

    The US rolled out 5G services amid fears of its interference with on-board instruments in flights. This led many countries to reschedule flights to the US. Will 5G compromise India's flight safety?

  • 20-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    What is Fiscal Deficit?

    Equity markets will have a reason to cheer if the government reins in its fiscal deficit target at 6.25% of gross domestic product, a recent survey claimed. Find out how the government manages it

  • 20-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    What does the informal sector want from Budget 2022?

    The pandemic proved to be devastating for the informal sector. Its representatives asked FM Nirmala Sitharaman to extend support in the upcoming Budget. Take a peek into the condition of this sector

  • 19-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    How did Chinese smartphones wipe out Indian brands?

    Entry of Chinese companies decimated Indian brands like Micromax, Lava, Karbonn and Intex. Why and how the Chinese smartphones wiped out the domestic brands? This report tries to find some answers

  • 18-Jan-2022 | Harshit Rakheja & Krishna Veera Vanamali

    Is all well with fintech giant Paytm?

    Paytm's debut on Dalal Street was disappointing. Last Friday, it announced shutting down its operations in Canada. What is happening inside the country's fintech giant - our next report offers a peek

  • 17-Jan-2022 | Harshit Rakheja & Krishna Veera Vanamali

    Why does social security look like a pipe dream for gig workers?

    Lakhs of gig workers in India continue to work amid little or no access to social security. We find out more about their plight and also if the new labour codes will address their social security void

  • 14-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    What is the FRBM Act, 2003?

    To ensure discipline in government finances and keep a check on fiscal profligacy, a legislation was enacted almost two decades ago - the FRBM Act, 2003. This report demystifies it

  • 14-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    What does the future of 'work' look like?

    Pandemic has led to a seismic shift in how we work and forced businesses to adapt to new realities. So, what the future of work will be like, will it be more flexible? Let's try to find out

  • 13-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    What are the new Covid-19 vaccine platforms?

    Rising cases of Covid-19 have unsettled the government. It recently approved two new vaccines. But, what is the difference between these vaccines? What platforms are used to develop them? Find out

  • 13-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    India is bidding adieu to thermal plants: What happens to coal demand?

    While old coal-fired power plants are being phased out, India has not commissioned a new one for some time now. But India's coal demand will still see growth in the short term. What's this paradox?

  • 12-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    Why is the government stake in Voda Idea puzzling markets?

    The government gave a lifeline to Vodafone Idea, saving it from an imminent collapse. What does this move mean for the company, for the markets and for the government? This report finds out

  • 11-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    How are traditional distributers competing with big brands?

    As several leading brands are threatening to push India's traditional distributors into oblivion. They recently got breakthrough against HUL and Colgate Palmolive. Find out how they are fighting back

  • 10-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    What is the Contingency Fund of India?

    Contingency is a negative event which may occur in future, like recession or pandemic. The Constitution has a provision for a contingency fund. Its corpus is always kept intact. Find out how it works

  • 10-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    What is the current state of Indian economy?

    With the worst most likely behind it, the bruised Indian economy looks poised to regain its vitality. We look at the current state of the Indian economy and how some key sectors are performing

  • 07-Jan-2022 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    What is the Consolidated Fund of India?

    Apart from the equity market, effects of pandemic will also reflect on the upcoming Union Budget. In this episode, we explain the Consolidated Fund of India, a key component of the Union budget

  • 02-Nov-2021 | Krishna Veera Vanamali

    RBI's auto-debit ban a death blow to subscription business?

    The RBI’s new rules on auto-debit, which came into effect on Oct 1, may have been haphazardly implemented. How have they played out for subscription businesses? Let’s take a look