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The role of the English language in business

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BusinessLine Words sometimes take on a different meaning when they move to another language. Pandit, a respectable title in Sanskrit, has become a derogatory term in English (eg media pundits). So also, the sacred cow in Hinduism became a ‘sacred cow’, to be l... More »

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Is India a stable place to do business in?

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BusinessLine There hasn’t been such a gloomy start to a new year in a very long time. In the US, President Donald Trump’s set off a firestorm of unknown proportions by ordering the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Special Forces. The... More »

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Regulating e-commerce business – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine The traders’ association is pleased with the draft e-commerce rules, The Consumer Protection (e-commerce) Rules, 2019, issued by the Department of Consumers Affairs earlier this week. They reckon such rules will curb the so-called malpractices of ... More »

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Business held hostage to political machinations

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BusinessLine Powerful governments have often used economic activity as a tool in international relations. President Trump threatening to suspend aid to Ukraine unless it did his bidding is new only to the extent that it was not for national but for his persona... More »

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Romance always means business – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine Waking up late? Or post-Valentine’s Day blues? Well, the heart of the matter is purely literal today. It was reported that in America alone, arguably the biggest market for love-based products, people spent an estimated $30 billion or more this Va... More »

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The business of bad air

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BusinessLine Will air purifiers soon become a necessity rather than a luxury? If Delhi is taken as the microcosm of the shape of cities to come, then homes, offices and enclosed spaces with devices that filter the dangerous PM 2.5 particulate matter from the a... More »

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BL two-way crossword 941 | Business Line

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BusinessLine September 19, 2017:   941 (This article was published on September 19, 2017) Please Wait while comments are loading… 1.  Comments will be moderated by The Hindu Business Line editorial team. 2.  Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or i... More »

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BL two-way crossword 940 | Business Line

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BusinessLine September 18, 2017:   940 (This article was published on September 18, 2017) Please Wait while comments are loading… 1.  Comments will be moderated by The Hindu Business Line editorial team. 2.  Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or i... More »

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Incentivising trust | Business Line

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BusinessLine And why it matters in employee relations September 12, 2017:   It was not so long ago when ambitious young executives stayed late in office, or at least till the boss was around. And bosses too thought highly of their juniors who stayed late, taki... More »

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India’s Rohingya dilemma | Business Line

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BusinessLine Compassion for the persecuted must not override pragmatism In an episode of the BBC television series, Yes, Prime Minister, bureaucrat Sir Humphrey Appleby counsels his PM that in the conduct of foreign relations, it is safer to be “heartless” tha... More »

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Brewing up business while empowering asylum seekers

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BusinessLine A leg up A refugee at a NEMI market tea stall in the UK PIO entrepreneur Pranav Chopra’s chai venture is helping refugees in the UK London, September 10:   A chance conversation at a North London restaurant with a group of refugees brought home to... More »

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BL two-way crossword 926 | Business Line

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BusinessLine August 29, 2018:   926 (This article was published on August 29, 2018) Please Wait while comments are loading… 1.  Comments will be moderated by The Hindu Business Line editorial team. 2.  Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelev... More »