Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicBloomberg Opinion

Topic: Bloomberg Opinion

How Mukesh Ambani will split his empire to avoid father’s ‘folly’

Ambani this week put in motion his own succession plan -- eldest Akash to helm Jio, twin Isha expected to head retail while youngest Anant to preside over oil-to-chemicals business.

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.

Rich-poor divide on clean power is getting wider and hurting the climate fight

Investment in clean energy has accelerated since Covid struck, hitting $1.4 trillion based on IEA's annual report. Yet, in developing countries, the picture looks very different.

Why the revival of the World Trade Organisation depends on US and China

The organisation has been 'dead' for years as a location for trade governance, and even longer as a place for successful negotiations.

Ones and zeros or sentient beings? AI’s influence on our daily lives is getting stronger

As machine-learning models grow in complexity and improve their ability to mimic feelings, they are also becoming more difficult, even for their creators, to understand.

Musk or Buffet? The tussle between two EV giants continues

Over the last couple years, BYD has improved their strategy and is giving Tesla a run for their money. The two continue to fight over a greater share in the auto market.

Is Putin’s war more like WWI or WWII? Europeans are divided on the issue

Poles, Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians & other Eastern Europeans compare Russia’s war to Nazi Germany’s assault; by contrast, German & French intellectuals prefer analogies to World War I.

No more room for athleisure and casual wear, fashion is back in fashion

The era of sweatpants is long gone, as consumers now trend towards bolder, fancier outfits in a renewed, post-pandemic world.

Putin will struggle to keep Russian mothers silent as tempers rise with economic hardships

Their anger and grief has helped to galvanise public opinion in the past, tarnishing the image of the military and the state. It can do so again.

Western ‘unity’ and ‘self-image’ are doing more harm than good for Ukraine War

Western reactions suggest that achieving some kumbaya moment of synchronized purpose and identity has become more vital to the West than averting a global humanitarian catastrophe.

On Camera

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.