Best of BS Opinion: Italy locks down, branded generics market, and more

Commuters on Mumbai's local train travel with their safety masks on due to Coronavirus scare.
Isn't it time the annual Budgets presented by different state governments received the kind of attention that the Union Budget routinely gets from commentators and economists alike? If relationship marketing is not the way to go, is there a way to build a "branded generics" business in India? Alokananda Chakraborty sums up.

More attention needs to be focused on state Budgets, writes A K Bhattacharya. Click here to read...

There is one silver lining, at least for India, amid the panic related to the spread of coronavirus -- and that's the falling price of oil, says our top edit. Read on... 

A world already dealing with weeks of critically low output from the factories in China will now have to consider the possibility that the export powerhouses of Italy and Germany might also be stopped in their tracks, according to our second edit. Click here to read...    

Indian news television and its anchors have brought this country international shame. It is now the stuff of memes and jokes not just by Indian stand-up comics and scriptwriters but also by journalists in other parts of the world, writes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. Read on... 

The rules of the game in India's branded generics market are fuzzy to say the least, writes Ambi Parameswaran, founder, brand-building.com. Click here to read... 

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