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Cover story | December 13, 2020

Riding the Vaccine Wave

Riding the Vaccine Wave

The world of vaccine and drug development is being reset. Here's how Indian pharma must reinvent to lead the new era of drug discovery and research

Inside India's Vaccine Ecosystem

A blow-by-blow account of how Indian vaccines are being readied

December 13, 2020

Editor's Note

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The Vaccine Sprint

In stark contrast to the mayhem around the world, India's top three candidates - Serum-Oxford, Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila continued their scientific pursuits unobtrusively (the fourth, DRL-Gamaleya, just started India trials). At least 16 more vaccines are under development at home

Leadership Spotlight

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"The Humility to Pause and Listen, Reflect, Talk and Seek Advice"

Geetu Verma, Global Vice President, Nutrition & Natural Platforms, Unilever

Corporate

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Looking for the Thump

Royal Enfield is inching towards the end of its purple patch at a time rivals have lined up new launches to take it head on. Can its new bike, Meteor 350, herald the start of another bull run?

Technology

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Remote Care

Hospitals, big and small, are increasingly taking to remote technologies for patient care. With the market expanding and vendors reinventing business models, are these technologies here to stay?

Markets

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Valuing LIC

How the 64-year-old Life Insurance Corporation should be valued for stock market listing

Policy

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Reform Pangs

State laws may delay progress of Centre's agri-marketing reforms, but won't be able to halt them

BT Management

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The Net-working Effect

How women-only platforms can bridge the gender gap at the workplace

Network

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Kedia's Musical Side

Kedia joined a group of 8-10 like-minded musicians and singers, who were mostly into bhajans and Sufi. Since the pandemic happened, the group has been practicing every weekend over Zoom

Gondal's Gastronomic Escapades

Ten trips to Japan in the last two years have made Gondal an ardent fan of Japanese cuisine, so much so that when Covid-19 cut short his travel plans, he indulged in cooking Japanese dishes at home

Agarwal's Nature Therapy

Agarwal, 56, has run five half marathons to date. "I recommend everyone to try running. Start very low and very slow - from there you will progress and achieve the unbelievable," he says

Interview

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"We Are Building a Strategic Disinvestment Pipeline"

The pandemic had put the brakes on the government's ambitious disinvestment plans for the fiscal. However, things have started picking up as businesses go back to normal and markets regain their appetite for buying assets. DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey lays down the road ahead for the department

Industry

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Super Bowl

The cloud kitchen business takes off as the pandemic changes the food and beverages landscape

Money Today

Scary on the Top

Liquidity rush from major central banks has pushed markets into a high valuation zone. Why investors should tread cautiously as India gets into pandemic fatigue