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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
THE EMERGING SHAPE OF AN OPPOSITION ALLIANCE
STRIPPING OFF THE CLOAK OF SECRECY
THE SASIKALA CONUNDRUM
ARE QUOTAS CROWDING OUT MERIT CANDIDATES?
HAWKS FOR DOVAL
NO T20 PLEASE
THE NEW RULES OF DATING • Dating goes hybrid, a mix of online and offline, in post-vaxx India
THE COVID DATING DICTIONARY
WHAT SINGLES WANT • New trends in surveys conducted by various dating platforms
TOP DATING APPS • 23 and 32 years.
POPULAR PICK-UP LINES OF 2020 • How singles chatted each other up in Covid time
BOOM TOWN IN THE DESERT • A SLEEPY TEHSIL TOWN KNOWN FOR ITS SALT PANS IS EMERGING AS A DRIVER OF GROWTH IN THE THAR DESERT AS WORK ON INDIA’S FIRST INTEGRATED Rs 65,000 CRORE HRRL REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX PROCEEDS APACE
STILL IN DIRE STRAITS • SLUMPED DEMAND, RISING RAW MATERIAL COSTS AND SOARING TRANSPORTATION CHARGES HAVE HIT MSMEs HARD, LEAVING MANY ON THE BRINK OF BANKRUPTCY
THE MSME CRISIS: THE PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS • In May, nearly 60 per cent of respondents to survey of MSME health said they expected to scale down, sell or shut down their operations in six months
C.S. PRAKASH, 50 • Founder and MD, Pushpak Products, Bengaluru
SANDEEP JAIN, 56 • MD, Solo Group, Gurgaon
IN THE BUSINESS OF EXCELLENCE • AT A TIME WHEN NOTHING SEEMS PERMANENT, B-SCHOOLS TOO SEE A RESHUFFLE AT THE TOP. BUT IT’S NOT STOPPING THEM FROM EQUIPPING STUDENTS FOR A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD
METHODOLOGY ITG-MDRA BEST B-SCHOOLS RANKING 2021
MDI GURGAON: WHERE YOU CAN REDEFINE YOUR CAREER • In executive management programmes, conceptual clarity leverages participant experience and the strength of a diverse classroom, enhancing a participant's critical and strategic thinking skills relevant to today's workplace.
‘STEAL A TYRE TO WRITE A BESTSELLER’ • IIM-C IS NOT JUST A PLACE TO PROCURE A MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA BUT AN ARENA TO LEARN LIFE LESSONS
‘AT IIM, THE WIDTH OF KNOWLEDGE IS ENORMOUS’
‘IIM KICKSTARTED MY JOURNEY AS A CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR’
TOWARDS BORDERLESS AND BLENDED LEARNING • MANAGEMENT EDUCATION WILL BECOME MORE FLEXIBLE AND RICHER WITH GLOBAL COLLABORATIONS AND INCORPORATION OF NEW PRACTICES REQUIRED TO DEAL WITH SOCIETAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL COMPLEXITIES
‘XLRI TAUGHT ME ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PEOPLE IN RUNNING A BUSINESS’
The Way Forward • United Way Mumbai has adopted nine of Mumbai's beaches. It helps to keep them clean and educate visitors about the value of these complex ecosystems
Happiness tips for the elderly
IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE FROM THE MOST CREDIBLE SOURCE
WITH LAUGHTER ON HIS SIDE • YouTuber Bhuvan Bam has overcome great personal odds to entertain his fans again
Setting an Example • To make Kota Factory’s Jeetu Bhaiyya inspiring, Jitendra Kumar channelled his own IIT training
SPINNING A PERFECT YARN • Anuradha Roy handles storytelling with the same deftness with which the potter in her novel moulds his...