Pandemic Lessons As the saying goes, time is the greatest healer. With the pandemic receding from the public consciousness, it is easy to forget the trauma, the suffering, the incalculable loss of lives, and equally calculable disruptions to livelihoods caused. Indeed, more so when nations worldwide have almost accepted the Coronavirus much like the common … Continue reading Lest We Forget! 5 Pandemic Lessons We Learnt About Work, Life, And The World We Live In!
A cursory look at the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) figures for 2021-'22 reveals much more than they hide. For instance, the Indian Economy was supposed to have grown at a blistering pace where the reading for the last Financial Year came in at more than 8%. This led credence to the oft-repeated phrase that India … Continue reading No Matter The Spin, Dark Clouds Are Looming Over The Indian Economy In What Can Be A Monsoon Of Storms
The Indian economy which is just now recovering from the catastrophic impacts of the last two and half years of the pandemic risks a relapse into depression if the anticipated Fourth Wave of Covid-induced crisis strikes the country. Indeed, for much of the last two and half years, the Indian economy has been in a … Continue reading If A Fourth Wave Arrives, It Would Send The Indian Economy Into The ICU
India, this May, has been hot, wet, and cold, with "extreme" climate variations being reported across the nation. Indeed, Bengaluru, where I live, has seen hotter, wetter, and colder weather the last month, than has been the case for nearly a century. While this can be seen as reaching a climate "tipping point", it is … Continue reading From The Virus To The Weather, Biz to Showbiz, This Is The Age Of The Unexpected!!
The Indian Economy is being hit by a "double whammy" of demand destruction due to high inflation and supply-side bottlenecks and stagnating growth, at the same time. Typically, countries experience "slowdowns" due to either low demand or supply crunch and this time is different because India stares at "stagflation" where growth slows down accompanied by … Continue reading The Indian Economy Is In A “Unique” Stagflationary (Low Growth, High Inflation) Spiral, A Double Whammy of Sorts
As the who's who of the global elite gathered in Davos for the annual talkfest, at which the "people who matter" ponder on the state of the world, a report compiled on the state of inequality in India, using governmental data, released last week should have reminded the Davos 2022 participants, that Indians who earn … Continue reading As Davos 2022 Warns of A “Darkened” Economic Climate, A Sobering Take On The Post Pandemic “Real” India
All of us plan for the future and put aside savings, in the form of property, gold, cash, and other such investments, just in case a personal or professional crisis strikes. Indeed, the popularity of financial institutions that extend loans against collateral like gold and houses, shows that preparing for unforeseen eventualities is ingrained in … Continue reading I Was Part of Business Continuity Planning During 9/11. I Shudder To Think about What Corporate Planners Went Through During The Pandemic
The last two years have been anything but "normal"! Our lives changed forever with the onset of the Coronavirus, resulting in lockdowns and disruptions to our ways of living. Worse, countless lives were lost (I used the term countless since there is no universal agreement yet on how many actually died due to Covid), … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of How The Pandemic Years Have Disrupted Our World
The WHO or the Wealth Health Organization has "warned" that the "tsunami" of cases fueled by the Omicron variant can "collapse" health systems worldwide, already on the "brink" as the caseload increases in an exponential manner. While we can dismiss this warning as yet another instance of fear mongering, the data pertaining to the … Continue reading WHO Says “Tsunami” Of Cases Can “Collapse” Health Systems!! Here’s Why We Need To Take This Warning Seriously
While we all are looking forward to ushering in the New Year 2022 with joy and fanfare, the third wave looks like it is upon us. Even as many Indian states have banned large gatherings and prohibited mass celebrations of the New Year, most of us still intend to ring in the New Year with … Continue reading As The Third Wave Arrives, Some Pointers To Its Impact