Covid-19

COVID-19: 10 Lessons from Kerala to The World

Friends, India is undoubtedly an inspiration to the world during this crisis. There are so many examples of how a nation of more than 1.3 billion is coming up with an innovative and thoughtful way of handling the situation. One state stands out in this situation. The way Kerala is managing to contain the pandemic is inspiring every other state and even other countries. Here are a few ideas that others can pick up from the state. Walk-in sample kiosks Healthcare workers are most at risk as they are at the forefront of this fight against the virus. We keep…

COVID-19: How to Successfully Manage Personal Finances

These are times when we need to be extra careful about how we handle our finances. On the one hand, some companies have started laying off employees because of the drastic fall in business during the last couple of months. So we need to be prepared for the worst. The good news is that we can all start managing our finances better, and that should see us safely through this crisis. Here are some tips on how to manage your money and keep your debts under control, at least until the economy is set to revive. Never panic Don’t do…

COVID-19: How Is India Helping The Needy?

While in some countries, different states are showing various reactions to the pandemic, almost every state in India is taking the situation seriously. State governments all over the country are helping the poor and needy, especially daily wage earners who are the worst hit during the lockdown. We take a look at how each of them is dipping deep into its pockets to come up with the finance and resources to tackle the situation. They are certainly making India proud. Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh are providing financial assistance to compensate those in need,…

COVID-19: Will it Change Our Beliefs and Way of Thinking?

We have spoken a lot about how the current crisis will change business in many ways. What we also need to realize is that it will change us personally in a big way too. The way we behave and the way we think will be poles apart to what we used to do earlier. We need to be prepared for such changes and adapt quickly to the new way of working in society. A new look at patriotism Earlier, we had heard of cases where people stood up in public places and clapped when people from our armed forces passed…

5 Best Ways to Plan in a COVID-19 like Situation

We all know how to plan, and usually, we already have quarterly or half-yearly plans in place, but in these times, it is necessary to tweak our projects and to rethink our strategies. Because a lot of things have changed in the last month, a month ago, you could not even imagine the entire population of India sitting at home, but today this is a reality. We could not imagine a lock-down of this scale and period. We need to now get used to something like this until there is a vaccine in place for the pandemic. There are already…

COVID-19: The Best Ways to Cut Costs

Conducting any business gets costly over some time. This is because we tend to build up some costs which we think are necessary. The reality could be that we can achieve the same output at half the price. Then we bring in management gurus to tell us the same thing and pay them lots of money to do so when all we had to do was to take a fine-tooth comb and go through all our expenses and decide for ourselves what is necessary and what is not. So today, let’s look at what we can do to bring our…

COVID-19: Opportunity for New Businesses?

It’s no secret that a lot of changes have happened in our behavior over the last few weeks following the worldwide lockdown. We have stopped traveling, so there’s a massive drop in demand for transportation, and consequently, there has been a lower demand for diesel and petrol and a lower need for a host of other products. There are suddenly no maids to do household chores and no delivery boys to deliver essentials or fresh food. There have been significant changes in all fields, including industry, education, entertainment, sports, and wellness. And these changes are here to stay. All these…

COVID 19 – Boom in the Real Estate Industry Soon ??

Friends, the real estate industry is a pillar of the economy. It is one of the top three sectors which employs the highest number of people in the country, after the manufacturing and agriculture industries. With the pandemic, there are doing to be a host of changes in this sector. While the immediate impact may be a slowdown in construction, there are a lot of opportunities that will come up in the coming days. A lot of people will consider moving to smaller spaces to save costs, and this will mean a restructuring of office space to ensure maximum space…

COVID 19: How to Adapt and Prosper in the Current Market Scenario

Friends, the Corona Virus pandemic has changed life forever for all of us. Once the series of lockdowns is over and until there is a vaccine for the pandemic, we will have to get used to a new way of functioning. Whether it is in our personal lives or our professional careers, we will need not only to adapt but also to find ways to prosper in an unfamiliar and often restrictive environment. The good news is that it is possible to adjust and adapt, provided we accept the new way of life and concentrate on the positive side of…

COVID-19: Learnings from China and What to Expect Next

China, which is believed to be the source of the pandemic and where casualties were high during the initial phase, has been able to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic to a large extent. Whether this is enough or whether more can be done, is a debatable matter. What we need to understand is that there are several lessons we can learn from them to know how they have bounced back from the crisis. In this sense, Indian businesses can take a leaf out of China’s book. From what we hear, there has been a resurgence of venture capital…