Author Archives: Loknath Das

What were the top business stories of 2019?

In 2019, global trade tensions, political upheaval on the streets of Hong Kong, indecision over Brexit and a litany of corporate scandals dominated the business news agenda. Executives lost their jobs, bankers were sent home, and big corporate names from Nissan and Boeing to Topshop and Whirlpool wrestled with threats to their reputations. Here, month-by-month, is a countdown of the Read More

Building a great technology and product culture

What you see today will be the history in the future, say in next 100 to 200 years. But this will lead to immense up-gradation of human life through technology and product. You learn from the history how human made an attempt to build a better future. Technology and Product will replace the drudgery of human life with celebration, joy Read More

Govt measures may put real estate back on track in 2020

  Property developers are quite bullish on the growth prospects of real estate and are hopeful that the sector will most likely do well in the coming year. The year 2019 proved to be a mixed bag for the nation’s real estate sector. While commercial real estate flourished, that was not the case with residential real estate, although the Modi Read More

Wither The Law Firm Technology Subsidy?

If your firm expects you to have the most expensive data plan, shouldn’t they be giving you something for the inconvenience? I mean, perhaps it’s not an inconvenience because you’re busy streaming Friends episodes on the subway and forcing yourself to pretend you’re watching something clever. But the firm doesn’t know that you’ve got terrible taste in television. Practicing law in the Read More

EXCLUSIVE: India’s top trending business tycoons of 2019, according to Google⁠

India is home to 953 billionaires and family business tycoons who have shaped the Indian economy and, in many ways, the society that is a picture of inequality. Yet, from the Tatas to the Birlas and the Ambanis, top corporate leaders have always garnered interest from people who want to know more about them, their families, their wealth, aside from Read More

The real state of real estate in India

Real estate has different facets: residential, office, retail, land etc. with each facet being impacted by megatrends emerging in the economy. Amidst the talk of people losing jobs, auto sales going down, factories getting shut and a looming slowdown, there is much to despair. However, the fact remains India is still growing at a rate of 5%, which is though Read More

China Retaliates Over Huawei: New Rip And Replace Of U.S. Technology

China has retaliated over Washington’s ongoing campaign against Huawei, with an instruction for public organisations and state offices to rip and replace all non-Chinese computer equipment within three years. There is a benign view that this is a necessary defence on the part of Beijing to protect against further extensions to U.S. sanctions that would remove U.S. technologies from sale. Read More

How Social Media is Shaping the Real Estate Industry

India is a country that houses more than 460 million internet users, making it the second-largest internet market in the world after China. The increase in the number of Internet users has expanded the outreach of digital platforms manifolds. Like every other industry, the phenomenal growth of social media has changed the way the real estate industry functions. Agents have Read More

Real Estate Sector Disappointed; All Eyes On Budget Now

The real estate industry, particularly the housing segment has expressed its disappointment after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI decided to maintain status quo and did not announce a repo rate cut. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to take a pause after five consecutive rate cuts this year. MPC lowered the repo rate by 135 basis points between Feb-Oct, Read More

Nirlon share price hits all-time high on inking real estate deal with JP Morgan

Nirlon share price hit all-time high in trade today on signing a real estate deal with JP Morgan. The deal entails JP Morgan taking up approximately 1.15 million square feet of office space in Nirlon Knowledge  Park that is expected to be delivered by the second quarter of 2021. Share price of Nirlon Ltd, which is engaged in the business Read More