economy

‘No point complaining, industry must work with academia to produce employable engineers’
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Ashraf Engineer November 9, 2022 Business leaders have been vocal about colleges producing engineers that are not industry-ready or employable. Indian engineering education falls short on various parameters, from a syllabus that does not include analytical or critical skill development...
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Underperforming and underinvested, India’s infrastructure needs transformation
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Ashraf Engineer November 5, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The collapse of the bridge in Morbi, Gujarat, that killed at least 135 people and the frequent accidents befalling the Vande Bharat...
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Let’s take a look at India’s festival economy
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Ashraf Engineer October 29, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. We’re just coming out of the festive season, with Christmas still to go. As always, it’s been a time to spend for...
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‘There’s a cost in the form of emissions to e-commerce deliveries; EVs are part of the answer’
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Ashraf Engineer October 26, 2022 India logs 2.6 billion e-commerce deliveries a year and the last-mile emissions per delivery, 285 gCO2, are way higher than the global average of 204 gCO2. Five cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai...
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The duality of the monsoon and how it affects you
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Ashraf Engineer October 15, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The Indian monsoon has officially ended, with the country recording “above normal” rainfall – 6% more than the long-term average. So why...
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‘Post-pandemic, focus for MSMEs is on multi-skilling’
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Ashraf Engineer October 5, 2022 Skilling was never a priority for Indian businesses, but COVID-19 changed that. With job losses rampant over the past two years, the focus will be on skilling for new-age professions shaped by digitisation, reconfigured supply...
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How 5G will change your life
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Ashraf Engineer September 10, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. With the first round of airwave auctions for 5G complete, networks would be rolling out the service which could offer data speeds...
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How does India’s external debt affect you?
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Ashraf Engineer July 16, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Over the past few days, images of Sri Lankans storming the Presidential palace and the prime minister’s home in Colombo dominated television...
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LIC stock shock could set back disinvestment push
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Ashraf Engineer June 18, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Are you among those who have invested in the Life Insurance Corporation IPO? Since its listing on May 17, the shares have...
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Why the Arab backlash against Prophet comments rattled Modi
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Ashraf Engineer June 11, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Normally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, shows no remorse when its leaders indulge in Islamophobia, minority bashing and hate politics. In...
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