How the Top Indian Patisseries survived through 2020 - a 'bake'-through conversation

What a year this has been! And it seems it well will spill over to 2021 with its evil eye. Like it or not, every article, every conversation, every business presentation – starts with the alphanumeric we have all been reeling under throughout this year – Covid-19. And just as hope was beginning to get around the corner, there’s now news that it has become smarter – beating us to the finish. So, while we remain on the edge on this one, some Santas decided to don a toque and bring us cheer in the form of sweet fluff- yes, our favourite pâtissiers looked 2020 in the eye and brought sweetness to every moment of our lives- pandemic notwithstanding. As the year draws to a close, and Christmas c...

The changing Farm laws of India and why the farmers don’t like it

A running Biography of India’s Most Burning Issue of 2020/2021 - THE FARMERS' PROTEST The emphatically introduced Farmers’ bills, the quick passing of the Acts, the resultant protests and the ever-changing-yet-static stances of the Modi government - much has been seen and experienced in the past few months on the topic that has divided a country on the geographical affiliations. Ask anyone in the know of the politics of the country and you will have a few snippets of information and a by-line of opinion thrown at you. With increasing weeks of unrest and the unrelenting nature of the protests, the former (information) seems to be blurring out and the latter (opinion) seems to be gaining...

Block by Block - What the heck is Blockchain? Why do I need to care about it at all?

Ever since the word Bitcoin came into popularity, it brought with itself a sense of intrigue and glamour. It became famous as an investment that could double your money overnight and made several people around the globe millionaires, in a matter of weeks. Hence grew the curiosity around the word Bitcoin and thus, Cryptocurrency.  In a bid to explain the background of where these terms originate, several Tech pundits started mentioning the parent concept of “Blockchain” – most of it laced with heavy jargonry. The buzz grew, but only a few of us actually decided to sift through the technical terms and understand what Blockchain actually means and what it could do for generations now and ahe...

Do You Have Enough to Retire? Is Retirement Planning Important?

Every discussion of 2020 seems to start with a mention of the Pandemic and the ailings, now it hopefully seems to be coming to an end. While looking towards the future, a lot of businesses that had taken a hit and had slowed down their engines, almost seem to be pivoting and reimagining their business with new vigour and charging ahead. We consitute the elemental bricks of these businesses and consequentially also are a part of the economy. As promoters, shareholders, employees, or creditors – our lives too seem to be gradually returning to normalcy after a beyond-normal 2020. As we return to work and start picking up where we left in March this year – we sat back to think about the goals...