Sulekha Nair

Stories By Sulekha Nair

Kailash Surendranath, ad filmmaker and producer

Tribute: Milkha Singh ran like a gazelle for TV film, 'Freedom Run', recalls ad filmmaker Kailash Surendranath

Ad filmmaker and producer Kailash Surendranath made the famous national integration film, Torch of Freedom, also known as Freedom Run, in...Read More

Tribute: 'Milkha Singh was always alive,  'zinda' person', says Prasoon Joshi

Tribute: 'Milkha Singh was always alive, 'zinda' person', says Prasoon Joshi

Prasoon Joshi, the writer and lyricist recalled the Flying Sikh with memories connected with writing the script for the film Bhaag Milkha...Read More

I wanted to ask him, 'Are you relaxing', hoping he would answer, No, I am Milkha Singh': Adman Prahlad Kakkar pays tribute

I wanted to ask him, 'Are you relaxing', hoping he would answer, No, I am Milkha Singh': Adman Prahlad Kakkar pays tribute

Adman Prahlad Kakkar, the founder of Genesis Film Productions, said he always wanted to ask this oft-repeated joke about Milkha Singh to ...Read More

Water gets a brand new ambassador

How Coca-Cola got 'de-endorsed' through Ronaldo's gesture

When soccer superstar Ronaldino moved two Coca-Cola bottles placed in front of him at a Euro 2020 press conference, his gesture had a cas...Read More

Gold prices plunge and expected to go lower; good time to buy

Gold prices plunge and expected to go lower; good time to buy

As global economy opens, gold prices are on a downhill and likely to weaken further if the US Federal Reserve goes for a rate hike in its...Read More

After Hyatt Regency Mumbai announces temporary closure,  hoteliers send SOS to govt

After Hyatt Regency Mumbai announces temporary closure, hoteliers send SOS to govt

Claim over 30% hotels have gone off radar since pandemic; Hyatt talked about as it is a five-star property in Mumbai

RBI

Industry hails RBI's special liquidity facility to SIDBI for on-lending to MSMEs

The RBI on Friday expanded the coverage of Resolution Framework 2.0 by doubling the maximum aggregate exposure threshold to Rs 50 crore f...Read More

Repo rate unchanged: RBI policy a fine 'balancing act' between growth and inflationary expectations

Repo rate unchanged: RBI policy a fine 'balancing act' between growth and inflationary expectations

The Reserve Bank of India has kept an accommodative stance and interest rate unchanged at 4 percent and reverse repo rate at 3.35 percent...Read More

Don’t expect fuel prices to come down below Rs 100/litre soon

Don’t expect fuel prices to come down below Rs 100/litre soon

Global crude prices expected to drop only after US signs nuclear deal with Iran and lifts sanctions; tight fiscal situation constraints a...Read More

Tur Dal

Edible oil, pulses prices won't come down soon; supply constraints, raw material costs play spoilsport

Prices of staples and FMCG goods are going up due to supply bottlenecks and a jump in raw material costs, and the consumer is finding it ...Read More

Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Online gold shopping perks up amid COVID

Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Online gold shopping perks up amid COVID

This Akshaya Tritiya it is not glittering for jewellers with consumer sentiment dampened by increasing cases of COVID, lockdowns and rest...Read More

High fuel rates, supply chain issues to impact prices

High fuel rates, supply chain issues to impact prices

The price of petrol and diesel has been hiked for as many as six times in May making it their highest-ever across the country

Jobs

COVID wave freezes hiring, but jobs boom seen ahead

After a brief spurt a few months after the pandemic in September-October 2020, the second COVID wave has led to a temporary freeze on hir...Read More

RBI’s Rs 50,000 cr kitty to help prepare for third COVID wave, say healthcare professionals

RBI’s Rs 50,000 cr kitty to help prepare for third COVID wave, say healthcare professionals

The Reserve Bank of India’s move to provide Rs 50,000 crore for priority lending to boost COVID-related health infrastructure and service...Read More

India Inc operations under pressure as more employees catch COVID

India Inc operations under pressure as more employees catch COVID

Employees or their kin are falling sick raising the workload of other staff, but productivity has not been impacted

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Life insurers create separate COVID reserves as claims shoot up

Life insurers have begun to maintain a separate COVID-related reserve along with their existing reserves as death claims soar.Insurance c...Read More

Average health claims double to Rs 1 lakh during pandemic, add to insurers' worries

Average health claims double to Rs 1 lakh during pandemic, add to insurers' worries

It's not just number of COVID health claims but the average size of claims that's worrying health insurers. Claims are even higher for no...Read More

FPJ Ground Report: At the BMC vaccine centre, take a token today and return for the vaccine tomorrow

FPJ Ground Report: At the BMC vaccine centre, take a token today and return for the vaccine tomorrow

Mumbai: It was time to take my 83-year old mother for her second coronavirus vaccine. Private hospitals, including the one where she had...Read More

Will the second Covid wave hit consumption demand in India?

Will the second Covid wave hit consumption demand in India?

Consumption patterns in India haven’t been largely impacted by the global pandemic. The fourth-quarter results have shown strengthening r...Read More

Lockdown restrictions: Allow delayed payment of EMIs for a month, says Mohandas Pai

Lockdown restrictions: Allow delayed payment of EMIs for a month, says Mohandas Pai

With the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country, some states have announced restrictions in movement while some are mulling lockd...Read More

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