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What runs on two wheels and dodders on four?

Issue Date : 06 July 2021

Lead Story

Newbs in two-wheelers ‘shock’ the nawabs out of smugness

Two-wheeler incumbents will see their scooter business being disrupted by electric models from start-ups 


Graphically Speaking

Technically, it could be the pandemic that’s warped the weft

A March 2021 report says that India will see the fastest growth in the technical textiles industry in the APAC region. But much of it could be due to the low-base effect than a gain in market share. 

Feature

Who will break the EV jinx? Carmakers or the buyers?

Globally, carmakers are driving into an electric age. In India, companies are waiting for customers to buy and customers are waiting for value for money 


How long will the spin around textile stocks last?

Robust demand and better margins make the pandemic year a watershed one for textile players. But the jury is still out on how far the sentiment will hold

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Pursuit of Happiness

Today’s special

When we go to a restaurant, we bring back gratifying memories of food, but Anup Rau, MD, Future Generali India brings back menu cards


Interview

“Breakthrough results don’t come with chasing solutions, but by reframing the problem”

In an interview with Outlook Business editor N Mahalakshmi, Kristen Cox, a change instructor at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, talks about defining the problem right without getting sidetracked by the ‘Seductive Seven’  


Lead Story

Rapido’s ‘zaroori’ message

Rapido is asking its customers to think twice before stepping out or calling for a service at home with the simple, “Is this important?” 


Buyer of first resort

Godrej Agrovet managing director Balram Yadav sells stock worth Rs 570 million to promoter Godrej Industries.


Feature

A French brand that won over the Indian heart, even got it to scale mountains, literally

Decathlon has created a category in India the long, hard way and not by resorting to discounts
 


Big Idea

That raw nerve in personal mobility? Park+ has found a way around it

This start-up scopes out empty parking spaces and allows drivers to book them on-the-go or in advance 


Big Idea

Teachers’ patience won’t be ‘tested’ so severely anymore, thanks to Solvio

Edtech companies can incorporate the API for grading for select subjects, for grades 1 through 12


Hardbound

The politics of economics

Between politicians and economists, big social and economic issues are often taken to the former, write Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo


The Good Life

Because they care

Some eco-friendly hotels across they care the globe offer green hospitality for their conscious guests without compromising on luxury


My Favourite

Vikram Mehra, MD, Saregama

The biggest passion for Vikram Mehra, Managing Director, Saregama, is everything food