Bajaj Wants To Introduce The World’s First CNG Bike. But Will It Work?

First came the electric vehicles (EVs). And now, another clean energy alternative is offering itself as an option for two-wheeler owners. Compressed natural gas, known as CNG in common parlance, is being used to power a portfolio of bikes that Bajaj Auto is developing.  CNG two-wheelers aren’t entirely unheard of, but this will be the … Read more

Small Caps Are Powering Back

On Episode 277 of The Core Report, financial journalist Govindraj Ethiraj, talks to Ajit Dayal, Founder of Quantum Mutual Fund. Our Top Reports For Today (00:00) Stories Of The Day (01:00) Small Caps Are Powering Back In Sign That Confidence Levels Are Rising Again (02:39) Gold Prices Take A Big Knock But Macro Demand Indicators Still Strong (07:01) India’s … Read more

Markets Stage Relief Rally, Search For Fresh Directions

On Episode 276 of The Core Report, financial journalist Govindraj Ethiraj, talks to Nilesh Sathe, former director of the Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India. SHOW NOTES (00:00) Stories Of The Day (01:00) Markets Stage Relief Rally, Search For Fresh Directions, Tech Stocks Lose Ground On Wall Street (02:47) Oil Prices Are Falling Fast, Now At $86 … Read more

Should India Give Apple Money To Make iPhones Here with Suyash Rai

In this conversation, journalist Puja Mehra speaks to deputy director and fellow at Carnegie India, Suyash Rai about manufacturing policy in India, Apple planned iPhone manufacture in India, whether PLI schemes actually work and much more. ABOUT SUYASH RAISuyash Rai is a deputy director and fellow at Carnegie India. His research focuses on the political … Read more

10 Years Of PMJDY Couldn’t Get India’s Women Included In Banking. Phones Were The Problem

Krishna Veni, a 40-year-old homemaker living in the slum near Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, does not use payment apps such as Google Pay, PhonePe or BHIM. Not because she does not want to but because she cannot for a simple reason: her mobile phone number is not linked to her bank account, the vital … Read more

Veteran Investor Jyotivardhan Jaipuria On Overvaluation In Indian Markets

The Indian stock market has been witnessing continuous all-time highs. Recently, the Sensex benchmark breached 75,000 points. There’s been a remarkable synergy between economic growth and corporate earnings and robust earnings growth, especially post-Covid, has been a driving force behind the market’s upward trajectory. While there are worries about the overvaluation of stocks, the Indian … Read more

Why It’s All About Keeping Balance

If your social media algorithm is tuned into the wellness and self-care bubble, you have likely seen numerous reels and videos about cortisol. This hormone, an essential part of our bodily function, is having a moment on the internet these days.    Cortisol is one of the hormones that contribute to the family drama that … Read more

Without Govt Support, A Good Monsoon Wouldn’t Make A Difference To Farm Income

Last week the India Meteorological Department said that the country will have an ‘above-normal’ monsoon for 2024. This is good news for farmers, as agricultural productivity is heavily dependent on monsoon rains. Over half of the nation’s land relies on rain-fed agriculture. While a good monsoon season usually boosts both Kharif and Rabi crop yields, … Read more