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Is India's largest insurer as rock-solid as it is made out to be?

Issue Date : 25 September 2020

Lead Story

Is India's largest insurer as rock-solid as it is made out to be?

LIC's opaque fund management, dismal capital allocation and low profitability are cause for concern 

Editor's Note

Why LIC, the country’s largest insurer may never live up to its potential

Its legacy way of doing things could just see it lose market share to aggressive private insurers

Is there more upside left in specialty chemical stocks?

The sector has been on a tear, especially due to the supply disruption in China

This is what the government needs to do to maximize the value of its PSU holdings

Many good PSUs are undervalued because investors are wary about the government's ill-timed selling


Stocking up on cash

Phoenix Mills promoter Atul Ruia offloads shares worth 8.33 billion post muted Q1 


Has Bira lost its fizz?

The bottled, craft-beer company had a clear winner, until impatience got in the way 

Big Idea

Flickstree is onboarding advertisers at breakneck speed. How?

The newbie is offering a dream marketing-platform that does not charge until a sale is made 


An inconvenient weave

Handloom workers across the country are in distress, but there is no one to hear them 


Quess Corp is facing a tough fiscal but, as the song goes, “time makes you bolder”

 The market leader is facing short-term headwind, but its prudence will come to its rescue  


Tresses with a story to tell

When the world is tearing its hair out, Philips’ new ad campaign is a timely reminder to care for it

Graphically Speaking

The silent contributor

In franchising lies a huge opportunity for Indian entrepreneurs, but rural India is still unequipped to reap the benefit 

Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals has been doing well but there is a tightrope walk ahead

The electricals company has triumphed over its troubled past and now it needs to secure its future 

Big Idea

Load off your mind

This Bengaluru-based start-up is on a mission to change the mental health diagnosis technique in India

The Good Life

Underwater Trailblazer

With Triton, you can own a private submarine for boast value and explore the untouched underwater grounds

My Favourite

Vighnesh Shahane

The MD & CEO of IDBI Federal Life Insurance is a complete foodie and a passionate sportsperson


Smart networking

In his recent book, Mathew O. Jackson shares a practical plan — complete with figures and diagrams— for gaining influence fast

Pursuit of Happiness

The kill spirit

With no formal training, Mayur Toshniwal, MD of Future Supply Chain, has been an ace squash player for more than two decades


"Give employees a platform to air their ideas or grievances"

Anant Maheshwari, president, Microsoft India on how to ensure fairness in an organisation