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To make sense of the week’s hottest stories in business, economy and markets, senior editors from the Economic Times chat with reporters and industry leaders in this thrice-weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) podcast.


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India’s Pollution Crisis

Devina Sengupta October 30, 2020

Winter brings with it the familiar troubles of increased air pollution – this time, the government has proposed a new law to address the crisis in the capital. We discuss how effective that’s likely to be, what the other solutions are and the situation that awaits India’s most polluted cities this smog season.

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Harshad for Millennials

Arijit Barman October 29, 2020

The saga of a scam and a flamboyant stockbroker who turned Public Enemy No. 1 in 1992 has hit a chord among viewers. But why is Harshad Mehta still relevant after all these years and why does a man long dead and gone continue to fascinate many, not just the old-timers?

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Vaccinating a Billion Indians

Indulekha Aravind October 27, 2020

Politicians are promising voters free Covid-19 vaccines. But a vaccine is far from ready. We assess why India may have to wait longer than other countries for the vaccine and what it will take in terms of logistics and costs to protect its over 1.3 billion people from the novel coronavirus.

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India’s Post-Covid Job Market

Devina Sengupta October 23, 2020

Covid-19 led to the worst job crisis in India in decades. As the economy recovers, what will the job market look like in the next few quarters, and which skills will be most in-demand?

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Shoppers vs Slowdown

Arijit Barman October 22, 2020

After months of Covid-19-induced curbs, festive season sales were back with a bang. Customers lapped up mobiles and appliances and even car sales got a bump-up. What made Indian shoppers open their purse strings despite widespread job losses and a battered economy?

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Can Jet Fly Again?

Sruthijith KK October 20, 2020

The committee of creditors of Jet Airways has approved a bid by a consortium of investors to acquire the defunct airline. What does this mean for the airline, its employees, and creditors, and will we witness it taking to the skies again?

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The Vedanta Delisting Fiasco

Sruthijith KK October 16, 2020

After failing to delist Vedanta, share prices of billionaire Anil Agarwal’s flagship Indian company tanked. Why didn’t India’s biggest delisting exercise whet the appetite of investors and what lies next?

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The India-China Border Conflict

Sruthijith KK October 15, 2020

India and China have been locked in a bitter border conflict in the Ladakh region since April, despite several rounds of diplomatic talks between the nations. How did it all start, what are the latest developments and how is it likely to play out for the two countries?

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The Telangana Model

Sruthijith KK October 13, 2020

“There’s no quota on Everest,” says RS Praveen Kumar IPS, the architect behind the extraordinary turnaround of a network of schools for the marginalised in Telangana. In this podcast, he details his methods and philosophy, which has yielded incredible results, including the youngest girl to summit Mount Everest.

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The Amazon-Future Group Dispute

Sruthijith KK October 9, 2020

Amazon has asked for the Reliance-Future Group merger to be put on hold, in a submission with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, alleging a breach of contract.

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The IPL Economy

Sruthijith KK October 8, 2020

The 13th edition of IPL is generating a lot of on-field excitement even as it is held under tremendous logistical constraints in a pandemic and away from home, in the UAE. ET’s Gaurav Laghate brings you all the behind-the-scenes action on how the IPL economy is performing.

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War for the planet of the Apps

Sruthijith KK October 6, 2020

Google’s plan to enforce its 30% Play Store commission on in-app purchases has created a storm among Indian startups, who are up in arms against it.