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Author - Prosenjit Datta

A pharma unit

Lockdown Diaries 7: A Hard Stop

The factories shut down overnight. Then some started partially and some are hoping to start soon. But normalcy will take months, if not years.   According to the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) 2017-18 report...

Liquor is Quicker

Candy may be dandy but alcohol gives immediate revenues to state governments – and that is why they want liquor retailing to be allowed now When the national lockdown was announced, the union government left...

An Exploding Humanitarian Crisis

The 40-day lockdown may well flatten the curve. But for the poor and the ailing, the treatment prescribed may be worse than the disease. Twenty-seven days into the national lockdown, it is apparent that the union...

Wasting a Lockdown

The first 21 days have been frittered away by the Union government. The remaining period should be utilised properly. Whether India should have imposed a national lockdown when relatively few cases of Coronavirus had...

Lockdown Diaries6: A Chain Broken

Every link in the logistics industry broke down. It will take a long time for normalcy to return. Even before Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his announcement at 8 pm on 24 March that a complete lockdown would be...

Winners and Losers

The Coronavirus pandemic is going to punish some digital businesses – and help others accelerate One thing has become very clear after as the Coronavirus pandemic roils the globe and forces governments to go for partial...

Lockdown Diaries4: The Last Mile Man

The delivery boys had to bear the brunt of the chaos following the lockdown announcement   As far as the social and financial hierarchy goes, the delivery boy – or delivery partner, as online businesses like to...

Lockdown Diaries3: Out In The Cold

Individual states are scrambling to take care of migrant workers and others, without any help from the union government (28 March 2020) The first instalment of the Lock Down Diaries (26 March 2020 ) had dealt with the...