Saturday, 20 August, 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.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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