2019 will not only be about India’s elections. India needs to step off the treadmill and on to the escalator.
As incomes rise steadily in India, "premiumisation" business models will gain traction among investors in the foreseeable future.
Players like Oyo and Swiggy are likely to increase in headcount up to 30% as they are targeting new markets.
"Seen from a global perspective, the prospects for clean mobility are bright,” Union Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete said.
The kitty is expected to swell beyond Rs 1 lakh crore in 2019 with several big-ticket default cases pending.
AI, Internet of Things, Blockchain and cybersecurity are expected to be key trends in 2019.
Indira Gandhi’s brute force in Parliament in 1971 encouraged practically the entire opposition to bury its differences and go for broke.
The need for building alliances is particularly important in the Hindi heartland as it has large number of parliamentary seats and is the battleground for national contenders.
One of every 10 people in India has a mental illness, according to a survey by Bengaluru’s National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS).
External factors can trigger depression in people with greater biological vulnerability but when stress is unyielding, even those with moderate/mild vulnerability can crack.
The battle for mindshare and, eventually, your wallet, has meant aggressive pricing strategy across consumer-facing sectors.
In fact, some of the smarter mortals are now ‘earning by spending’ because of cashbacks and subsidies.
It’s the Year of the Bots. They are efficient, can handle scale and work tirelessly without a lunch break.
On shop floors, it’s still cheaper to employ humans but automation is the only way out for the more complex, hazardous tasks.
Services sector, with its largely higher cost talent pool, makes for an interesting playground for intelligent automation. India’s big export segments of IT and BPM are gearing up to be digital cousins.
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