Best of BS Opinion: Reinventing RIL, Covid-19 pandemic, and more

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From the manner in which the coronavirus-led health-scare and the subsequent lockdowns are changing our cities and the way city dwellers work and why it is outright dangerous for brands to associate themselves with "causes" without thinking through the challenges involved, to how the rail link between Hubballi, in Dharwad district, and Ankola, in Uttara Kannada, could inflict permanent damage to the Western Ghats’ ecology, here's a selection of Business Standard Opinion pieces for the day.

Can necessity not be just the mother of invention but beget an ecosystem of innovation? Should   you be "purpose washing" your brand or infusing a purpose into your brand? Will the cities of India as we know them today continue to be its growth engine in the years ahead?

A massive construction programme of public infrastructure and private housing could provide just the stimulus needed for our moribund economy to recover, writes Naushad Forbes, co-chairman, Forbes Marshall. Read on... 

Rather than fret about limited private sector R&D, we must internalise the need to commercialise innovation, writes Arunabha Ghosh, CEO Council on Energy, Environment and Water, and co-chair of energy, environment and climate change for India’s forthcoming Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. Click here to read...

Mukesh Ambani has reimagined RIL in a way that has few parallels in India’s corporate history, says our top edit. Read on... 

It is dangerous for brands to jump onto a new bandwagon every time there is a “purpose” on the horizon, writes Ambi Parameswaran, founder, Brand-Building.com. Click here to read...

By upholding a Sebi order on delayed disclosures by a bank, the Securities Appellate Tribunal has clarified a host of vexing issues, writes advocate Somasekhar Sundareshan. Read on...

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“I believe that the time has come for a truly global digital product and services company to emerge from India"

Mukesh Ambani, CMD, RIL


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