All stories by Nivedita Mookerji
WhyQ: Meet the teens who set up a businessRediff.com5 days ago
'Sure, we are teenagers who are doing this part time, but we feel we are making some sort of an impact.'
'Covid vaccination will be like RAC'Rediff.com3 Feb 2021
'People on the wait list will be accommodated for vaccination when the scheduled beneficiaries don't turn up.'
Is India's 5G dream in trouble?Rediff.com21 Dec 2020
Nivedita Mookerji explains why a timely rollout of 5G may not be easy in India.
Online disrupts India's wholesale businessRediff.com30 Nov 2020
Online play is a priority now -- so far unthinkable in a business that's all about a meaningful interface with kirana stores.
Apple's online debut in India a big step towards retailRediff.com13 Oct 2020
Apple's online launch is a symbol of success for FDI in single-brand retail, though there's no indication of how much the Silicon Valley major would invest in the country.
The curious case of Jack Ma's India plansRediff.com20 Aug 2020
Jack Ma who had five years ago said he was inspired and excited by "Make in India" possibly understood the essence of the signature campaign better than some others and decided to stay away from India other than as an investor, says Nivedita Mookerji.
Explained: What Walmart's reverse merger with Flipkart meansRediff.com6 Aug 2020
Although Walmart-Flipkart wholesale game-plan is to target about a $150 billion market out of a total pie of $700 billion in the country, the consolidation marks the end of the multi-brand dream of the American retail giant.
Why 'country of origin' clause may turn out to be a big farceRediff.com3 Aug 2020
A hot sale of a Chinese product, whether assembled in India or anywhere else in the world, may make the country of origin rule fall by the wayside. Moreover, its execution is challenging for businesses as there are no clear guidelines or definitions from the authorities on what constitutes 'country of origin'.
'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 linksRediff.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?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?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 inclusionsRediff.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 mailRediff.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 coverRediff.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 1Rediff.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 poolRediff.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 IdeaRediff.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?Rediff.com12 May 2019
BJP hopes to win 23 seats; TMC all of Bengal's 42 seats.
Rallies matter even in election 2019Rediff.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.