Sugar price hasn’t risen much in a decade and that isn’t healthy - Dr. Vidya Mahambare

  • Aug 03, 2021 | The Print

Last week Lord Ganesh’s devotees observed the Sankashti Chaturthi. The word ‘Sankashti’ implies freedom from difficulties and pain, and Chaturthi is the fourth day of a lunar month as per the Hindu calendar. My mother prepared her usual offering to the Lord — Modak — fried dumplings with coconut and jaggery filling. On our routine call, she mentioned, “coconut prices have increased so much over the years while the size has become smaller. But, sugar prices haven’t changed much. In so many sweets, people now use sugar instead of jaggery, but that’s not good for our health.”

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Post-IPO performance amid retail investor rush - Dr. Ranjitha Ajay & Arnab Sarkar

  • Aug 02, 2021 | The Pioneer

The economy contracted in 2020-21 owing to the nationwide pandemic lockdown last year and resulted in a higher unemployment rate in both the formal and informal sectors.However, interestingly, during the same period, there was an unprecedented surge in trading and investment in the stock market.

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Unlock Reliance biz. to deliver shareholder value - Dr. Suresh Srinivasan

  • Jul 29, 2021 | Fortune India

Reliance Industries Limited’s immediate focus should be to embark on a ‘value unlocking’ journey on the invested capital. Speedy restructuring into focussed business is the only way to achieve this.

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The First principles of commerce should guide e-com policy too - Prof. Vidya Mahambare

  • Jul 26, 2021 | LiveMint

A buyer purchases an electronic item from a brick-and-mortar shop. It turns out to be defective and breaks down after a while. Should the buyer claim damages on the warranty from the product maker or should s/he go back and threaten the shopkeeper into returning his money?

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Why India needs an efficient yield curve? - Dr. Vidya Mahambare

  • Jul 13, 2021 | LiveMint

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), under its Government Securities Acquisition Programme 2.0 (GSAP-2.0), plans to buy ₹1.2 trillion worth of outstanding government securities (G-secs) during July-September 2021. Under GSAP 1.0, RBI has already purchased ₹1 trillion worth of outstanding G-secs in the April-June quarter. GSAP aims to narrow the gap between the short-term and long-term risk-free rates of interest in the economy, thus enabling the government to borrow from the market at a reasonable cost and making its expanded borrowing programme sustainable.

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Slipstreaming to Sports Management - Balaji V & Priyanka M (PGPM '2021) write for Education Today

  • Jul 06, 2021 | Education Today

There is no doubt that the Indian Sports Ecosystem is one of the largest in terms of revenue generation and customers (fans). The potential that the market possesses is immense and yet to be fully unlocked. Various avenues of opportunity are available in the domain but the significant roadblock that we as potential candidates face is the lack of knowledge about the pathway that leads to it. Here’s where schools like Great Lakes come into the picture through academic courses, and webinars by eminent personalities from the industry.

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False notions of gender roles should be corrected early - Dr. Vidya Mahambare

  • Jun 28, 2021 | LiveMint

What does the recent tragic death of 24-year-old Vismaya Nair, who was suspected to have been harassed for dowry, reveal about the state of women empowerment in our society?

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Kerala’s poor is UP’s rich — How Access to Basic Services Varies in Indian States - Prof. Vidya Mahambare

  • Jun 24, 2021 | ThePrint

The lives of asset poor in India’s major states, as shown in an earlier article, have improved between 2005-06 and 2015-16 in terms of owning common durables. Asset poor are defined as the bottom 20 per cent of a state’s population in terms of durable asset ownership.

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The Indian Unicorns: How Disruptions Shape Their Business Models - Dr. Suresh Srinivasan

  • Jun 24, 2021 | Entrepreneur India

Even the ‘well established’ and ‘cash stabilized’ businesses with proven business models are perpetually worried about external shocks and disruptions they could encounter in the macro environment. Startups, aspiring unicorns, and for that matter even matured unicorns are much more vulnerable as their business models are still being established, fine-tuned and perfected. They are left with very little leeway to maneuver as such externalities strike. It is interesting to explore how external disruptions such as the current pandemic shape their business models.

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Ashish Joseph (PGPM '2020) helps emerging artists find their way through his talk show The Inside World

  • Jun 24, 2021 | The New Indian Express

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: “Art is not a stable career” - you may have heard people say this a lot. But for Ashish Joseph, this popular quote is not entirely true. The 28-year-old from Kottayam is here to break the stereotypes by helping artists pursue a sustainable and profitable career doing what they love, by building a brand strategy for them through his talk show, The Inside World. Many artists have left their passion fearing the lack of stability. There is a lot of competition and many risk factors that often stop them from grabbing the right opportunities.

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