Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicHindustan Unilever

Topic: Hindustan Unilever

Dropping ‘Fair’ from Fair & Lovely won’t erase Indian racism

Johnsons & Johnsons, Hindustan Unilever, and even Shaadi.com, are introspecting their contribution to racism. But re-branding products is not enough.

Surging soap demand makes Hindustan Unilever India’s best stock

Hindustan Unilever has surged as bottles of hand-wash, detergents and floor cleaner fly off the shelves amid the coronavirus pandemic.

How Hindustan Unilever became a CEO factory and a company with good middle-class values

A Raigarh incident from the Emergency era shows why HUL holds its values dear, writes Sudhir Sitapati in his book The CEO Factory.

Le Sancy, the soap that made Rahul a name to remember way before Shah Rukh Khan

The boat-shaped soap was a case of great advertising that just didn't work.

A $13 billion fund still has faith in Indian consumer stocks, sees slowdown temporary

Aditya Birla Sunlife Mutual Fund believes consumer stocks offer stability & steady growth and doesn’t expect valuations to correct too much.

Slowdown hits India’s consumer stocks, cause double-digit losses in 2019

India’s consumption engine is sputtering as cash crunch caused by NBFC crisis has curbed spending even on staples after hurting demand for cars & homes.

How a salt brand named after a British explorer took on the ‘desh ka namak’

Tata Salt promoted itself as the ‘iodised salt’, but Captain Cook raced ahead by positioning itself as the ‘free flowing, iodised salt’.

Sensex crashes 509 points to close at one-month low, Rupee plummets to 72.73

The 30-share index tanked more than 1% for the second day in a row after the rupee slid to a new lifetime low of 72.73 in afternoon trade.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

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.