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Is India’s Middle Class Shrinking?

Issue Date : 01 October 2021

The Maverick

From being on the brink of closure in 2017 to attaining the unicorn status, Vedantu’s story of survival is no less than a Bollywood movie

In AI, We Trust

Apart from creating innovations around AI, IBM is focused on helping companies achieve greater trust in AI adoption

Meet India’s Humane Robot Seller

Post pandemic, there has been a resurgence in factory automation but it should not happen at the cost of humans losing their jobs

Women On Board

The quota mandated by the Companies Act 2013 has increased representation of women across the industry, but does it indicate any real change?


E-Mobility Races Ahead As Investment In Cleantech Booms

Investments in India’s cleantech space have been on the rise, helped by a favourable policy push and flow of international funds. However, with electric mobility taking the lion’s share of the pie, is the space shrinking for the other subsegments?

The Rise And Rise Of Sports NFTs

While Amitabh Bachchan has become the first Indian celebrity to launch his own NFT collection, major cricket boards such as BCCI are waiting it out before tying up with any NFT platform. Can this change for the better?

Sports NFTs — A Brave New World

The term NFT, which was non-existent in Google search until a year ago, is one of the hottest topics today

Big Idea

AI, The Problem Solver

While one start-up is using AI to help you find a job, an investor or even a mentor, the other can help you detect manipulated videos online through its anti-deepfake technology


Was Tata 'Swadeshi' Enough?

This is an extract from Mircea Raianu's Tata: The Global Corporation That Built Indian Capitalism published by Harvard University Press

Pursuit of Happiness

Going ‘Off-Road’ To Get Back On Track

Himanshu Arya, CEO & Founder of Grapes Digital’s love for off-roading keeps him busy over the weekends


“Every Decision Made For Employees Should Be Based On Meritocracy”

Srinivas Satya, President & MD, Applied Materials India on five ways to ensure fairness in an organisation

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Women In Shining Armour

In 2021, the Best Workplaces for Women in India have more women in their employee mix than the rest

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Is Revival In Sight?

Sanjeev Sanyal, principal economic advisor to the government, and Rathin Roy, managing director at Overseas Development Institute discuss growth and poverty in a post-Covid world

Big Companies Are Becoming Bigger, Leading To Market Highs

First Global co-founder Shankar Sharma talks about the current state of India’s equity markets and what is driving them

Not A Market For Everyone

Ford’s India exit has brought back the focus on similar exits made by several global auto giants in the past. But, poor product strategy isn’t the only reason behind their pull-out

Editor's Note

Don’t Fail Us…

In this edition of Outlook Business, we look at gender equity through multiple prisms: workplaces, boardrooms, econo­mic policy and leadership

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Crisis In The Middle

Has the world’s sixth-largest economy, that has been chasing the elusive double-digit growth for two decades, failed its tens of millions of citizens aspiring to lead a middle-class life? 

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India’s Best Workplaces For Women 2021

Take a look at the list of India’s Best Workplaces For Women in 2021 drawn up by the Great Place to Work® Institute

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Being Women-friendly At The Core

This year, Great Place to Work® India recognised 150 compaies as ‘India’s Best Workplaces™ for Women 2021’, honouring 100 organisations with an employee strength of more than 500 (in the large companies category), and 50 with employee strength between 100 and 500 (in the mid-size companies category). We bring you additional details from among the Top 10 in both categories, with employee testimoials  

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The Future: A Diverse & Inclusive India Inc.

The Great Place to Work® Institute, in collaboration with CII, launched the Workplace Inclusion Index™— a detailed understanding of employee experience across the critical levers of inclusion