Nivedita Mookerji

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'Corona is a wake up call for all of us'

'Corona is a wake up call for all of us'

Rediff.com23 May 2020

'I'm not surprised with what's happening in India,' 'Tiger' Tyagarajan tells Nivedita Mookerji.

What Telecom Man reveals about India's business-politics links

What Telecom Man reveals about India's business-politics links

Rediff.com16 May 2020

'It's the brazen corruption involving politicians that makes you sit up years after the event,' notes Nivedita Mookerji after reading B K Syngal's Telecom Man.

Does Modi have a coronavirus war room?

Does Modi have a coronavirus war room?

Rediff.com23 Apr 2020

Nivedita Mookerji goes in search of the elusive war room to track and respond to the coronavirus threat.

Why did e-commerce services get choked in India?

Why did e-commerce services get choked in India?

Rediff.com9 Apr 2020

A single format and simpler, uniform rules would have kept the service going. In other parts of the world including in the US, managing demand and capacities along with ensuring preventive measures were an issue, but there was hardly any administrative hurdle anywhere.

To keep essentials flowing Centre widens grocery inclusions

To keep essentials flowing Centre widens grocery inclusions

Rediff.com4 Apr 2020

In the last one week several companies have had to face the hurdle of making a distinction between what's essential and what's not. To help them the government has now clarified that grocery would include hygiene products such as hand wash, soaps, disinfectants, body wash, shampoo, surface cleaners, detergents, tissue paper, toothpaste, oral care, sanitary pads, diapers, chargers and battery cells, etc.

India Post calls to say you've got mail

India Post calls to say you've got mail

Rediff.com30 Mar 2020

Changing with the times and in compliance with social distancing norms, customers are now picking up their parcels, speed posts and registered letters within the city themselves after they are informed on phone.

Ayushman Bharat gets ready for coronavirus cover

Ayushman Bharat gets ready for coronavirus cover

Rediff.com18 Mar 2020

The Ayushman-PMJAY scheme, which does not deal with preventive healthcare cover, offers hospitalisation packages for intensive care units, high-dependency units and normal wards.There's no provision for isolation wards.

'Yeh BBC Hai'. You won't hear these words from Feb 1

'Yeh BBC Hai'. You won't hear these words from Feb 1

Rediff.com31 Jan 2020

For 80 years, news and views aired on BBC Hindi reached audiences in the remotest parts of the country. For millions of its followers, the signature line -'yeh BBC hai (this is BBC)' -- has been like a morning alarm, and the bulletins a vital link between India and the world. That link, which began when there was no mobile phone or internet, is about to break as the radio service will fall silent after January 31. And for many living in smaller towns and in rural areas, life won't be the same again, writes Nivedita Mookerji.

Apple may finally dip its toes in Indian retail pool

Apple may finally dip its toes in Indian retail pool

Rediff.com10 Sep 2019

Still, the earliest India will get to experience Apple online will be early 2020 and the company's first fully-owned signature store should be up around 2022 -- almost two decades after it had opened its first store worldwide, writes Nivedita Mookerji.

The 'invisible observer': Ravinder Takkar takes charge of Vodafone Idea

The 'invisible observer': Ravinder Takkar takes charge of Vodafone Idea

Rediff.com30 Aug 2019

A Vodafone Group insider with more than 25 years in the telco across geographies, he's like the eyes and ears of the multinational in India.

Didi or BJP: Who will win Bengal?

Didi or BJP: Who will win Bengal?

Rediff.com12 May 2019

BJP hopes to win 23 seats; TMC all of Bengal's 42 seats.

Rallies matter even in election 2019

Rallies matter even in election 2019

Rediff.com25 Apr 2019

Had it been an election of digital campaigns, the cost of the 2019 election would have been far less than what it actually is.

Big cos spend up to Rs 500 cr on poll funding

Big cos spend up to Rs 500 cr on poll funding

Rediff.com8 Apr 2019

For some of the business majors, the fund outgo for the 2019 elections has risen as much as 15 to 20 times, compared to the amount given to political parties five years ago.

Jet Airways drama: 10 unanswered questions

Jet Airways drama: 10 unanswered questions

Rediff.com29 Mar 2019

'Shouldn't the DGCA ensure both safety and convenience of passengers?' 'And convenience has been a casualty as nobody knows which Jet flight would be grounded next, throwing passengers' plans in disarray,' says Nivedita Mookerji.

Jet Airways drama: 10 unanswered questions

Jet Airways drama: 10 unanswered questions

Rediff.com28 Mar 2019

'Shouldn't the DGCA ensure both safety and convenience of passengers?' 'And convenience has been a casualty as nobody knows which Jet flight would be grounded next, throwing passengers' plans in disarray,' says Nivedita Mookerji.

New FDI rules sour India dream for Walmart

New FDI rules sour India dream for Walmart

Rediff.com15 Feb 2019

For now Walmart has said it remains optimistic about India. But that could change without prior notice, says Nivedita Mookerji.

Trai-ing times dawn for TV viewers

Trai-ing times dawn for TV viewers

Rediff.com1 Feb 2019

Trai's regulatory intervention was supposed to stimulate the market, but the latest order seems quite on the contrary, asks Nivedita Mookerji.

Why readymade news on FM radio is a bad idea

Why readymade news on FM radio is a bad idea

Rediff.com22 Jan 2019

The fear of news tailored by private players is a surprise in the internet age. If news websites, run by any entity, can reach out to everyone, why not radio, asks Nivedita Mookerji.

Patel's exit, Das's entry: The Inside Stories

Patel's exit, Das's entry: The Inside Stories

Rediff.com21 Dec 2018

When did Urjit Patel really resign? When did Shaktikanta Das get the mandate to take over as RBI governor?

India likely to see fireworks of a different kind this Diwali

India likely to see fireworks of a different kind this Diwali

Rediff.com20 Sep 2018

Policy constraints may prevent many of the global retail giants from reaching their full potential.There are too many restrictions right now in the sector and policy makers lack clarity.

Meet the ex-banker who will look after Modicare

Meet the ex-banker who will look after Modicare

Rediff.com29 Aug 2018

For the past five months, ever since he was appointed the Ayushman CEO, Indu Bhushan, a former bureaucrat, has made Nirman Bhawan his second home, working nine to nine with his "dedicated team" on the Modi government's biggest initiative after the Goods and Services Tax, says Nivedita Mookerji.

Wait for Ikea's first India store just got longer

Wait for Ikea's first India store just got longer

Rediff.com14 Jul 2018

Ikea not ready to open first India store yet, postpones launch to August 9. Around 45,000 visitors are expected at the store on the earlier launch day.

The CEO behind the Voda-Idea merger

The CEO behind the Voda-Idea merger

Rediff.com28 May 2018

To outgoing Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao, negotiating big deals was an art form, as an international report pointed out after the $130-billion sale of Vodafone's 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless, says Nivedita Mookerji.

Will Jio conquer the sky also?

Will Jio conquer the sky also?

Rediff.com11 May 2018

The decision of the Telecom Commission to approve in-flight connectivity won't just bring cheer to the chat-friendly passengers, but even more to the telecom industry facing severe financial stress, says Nivedita Mookerji.

Who will grab the hot seat post Walmart, Flipkart merger?

Who will grab the hot seat post Walmart, Flipkart merger?

Rediff.com7 May 2018

If Sachin Bansal sells his stake at a little over 5 per cent and steps down from Flipkart, as reports have suggested recently, either Binny Bansal or Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO of Flipkart, could be an option for the leadership position.

Is Modi planning another round of demonetisation?

Is Modi planning another round of demonetisation?

Rediff.com29 Apr 2018

What's the real reason behind ATMs running dry even in states that are not election-bound, wonders Nivedita Mookerji.

Modi's 2017 travel bill: Rs 765 million

Modi's 2017 travel bill: Rs 765 million

Rediff.com4 Apr 2018

Modi spent 32 days out of the country in 2017.

Why Nirav Modi reminds me of Nick Leeson

Why Nirav Modi reminds me of Nick Leeson

Rediff.com1 Mar 2018

Decades apart, but the drama linked to the two appears similar, says Nivedita Mookerji.

PNB fraud: 'Probability of bank scams is much higher in PSBs'

PNB fraud: 'Probability of bank scams is much higher in PSBs'

Rediff.com19 Feb 2018

The RBI expects the assessment to show if the systemic failure was only in PNB or in the overall banking universe

In a first, Modi to deliver inaugural address at Ficci AGM

In a first, Modi to deliver inaugural address at Ficci AGM

Rediff.com5 Dec 2017

It's seen as a signal that he wants to engage with India Inc at a time when the economy has started looking up.

2022 promises to be a year of mega surprises

2022 promises to be a year of mega surprises

Rediff.com4 Dec 2017

Whether it's about colonising Mars or donning Net-connected apparel, 2022 is a year everyone seems to be planning for, says Nivedita Mookerji.

Ivanka Trump to attend entrepreneurship meet in Hyderabad

Ivanka Trump to attend entrepreneurship meet in Hyderabad

Rediff.com22 Nov 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and launch Hyderabad Metro Rail next week.

Taj Mansingh in its new avatar will start operation from 2020

Taj Mansingh in its new avatar will start operation from 2020

Rediff.com18 Oct 2017

Bidders have to deposit a security fee of Rs 25 crore as well as minimum guarantee fee.

Tata Tele-Bharti Airtel deal was done in 5 days

Tata Tele-Bharti Airtel deal was done in 5 days

Rediff.com13 Oct 2017

The deal between Bharti group and Tata Teleservices is yet another example of how swiftly things can change in business.

The most powerful PMO in India's history

The most powerful PMO in India's history

Rediff.com10 Oct 2017

From Swachh Bharat to spearheading the Make in India campaign, the PMO seems to be at the centre of all policies, writes Nivedita Mookerji.

Modi to have 'Madison Square' moment in Tel Aviv

Modi to have 'Madison Square' moment in Tel Aviv

Rediff.com27 May 2017

A mega Diaspora event with an attendance of around 7,000 people is being planned.

At Rs 60.8 crore, Modi's foreign travel cost is down by 56.5%

At Rs 60.8 crore, Modi's foreign travel cost is down by 56.5%

Rediff.com15 May 2017

As the PM completes three years in power, figures show that the spending on foreign travel has reduced as compared to his predecessors -- Manmohan Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

PM Modi's foreign travel bill down by 37.8%

PM Modi's foreign travel bill down by 37.8%

Rediff.com26 Apr 2017

Data shows that the PM's overseas travel bill reduced from Rs 140.14 crore to Rs 87.16 crore in the second year; data for third year is not available yet.

Anshuman Magazine: I expect increased investment from America to India

Anshuman Magazine: I expect increased investment from America to India

Rediff.com29 Mar 2017

Anshuman Magazine of CBRE discusses effective leadership, millenials, Trump's America and his core business -- the real estate market -- with Nivedita Mookerji.

In UP, a wave is missing

In UP, a wave is missing

Rediff.com27 Feb 2017

Many political watchers give their prediction quite confidently of a coalition government. But nobody's certain on the nature of the coalition.

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