Rebooting India with a Low-Carbon Economic Growth Strategy

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw The coronavirus pandemic has led to the loss of thousands of lives, put brakes on economic growth and pushed the world into a recession.  At the same time, the crisis has forced us to pause and reflect at our lives, our economic priorities and our consumption patterns. It has revealed that … Continue reading Rebooting India with a Low-Carbon Economic Growth Strategy

We Now Need A Rapid Response To Economic Revival

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw India is enforcing one of the largest and strictest coronavirus lockdowns in the world and it is showing the desired results. To ensure that the medical crisis does not snowball into a potentially devastating economic crisis, the government will have to restart the economy after May 3 with adequate safeguards and … Continue reading We Now Need A Rapid Response To Economic Revival

India has saved lives: It is now time to save livelihoods and restart the economy. Remove the fear psychosis

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Devi Shetty Current data seems to indicate that India is entering a safe zone as far as the Covid-19 pandemic is concerned. As of April 19, ICMR reported a Test Positivity Rate (TPR) of 4.4% (ie, one in 23 people tested were positive). Compared to India, the US had a TPR … Continue reading India has saved lives: It is now time to save livelihoods and restart the economy. Remove the fear psychosis

Restart economy sooner than later: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw’s interview with Aveek Datta of Fortune India Magazine India is likely to recover faster than the rest of the world from the economic turmoil caused by Covid-19, with new opportunities presenting themselves. After being in a state of lockdown for an entire month, with another week to go before the deadline of … Continue reading Restart economy sooner than later: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

We have protected lives, it’s time to protect livelihoods: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on lockdown

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw in conversation with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta  India cannot afford to extend the Covid-19 lockdown any further, and people need to start getting back to work in a phased manner, Indian entrepreneur and biotechnology pioneer Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has said. In conversation with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta Thursday, Mazumdar-Shaw said the nationwide lockdown has helped save lives and it … Continue reading We have protected lives, it’s time to protect livelihoods: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on lockdown

COVID-19 Will ‘Reboot’ The World Into Virtual Reality

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw - Executive Chairperson Biocon The seismic events unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic will have a powerful impact on the world we live in, changing it in ways we had never imagined were possible. The economic damage is likely to be unprecedented. The world economy, worth USD 90 trillion at the start … Continue reading COVID-19 Will ‘Reboot’ The World Into Virtual Reality

Post-COVID-19, India Can Emerge as a Global Bio-Medical Hub

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw It is a harsh reminder of the interconnectedness of the global economy that a microscopic yet lethal virus can bring it to its knees. The IMF has declared a global recession. The global manufacturing sector has suffered its worst contraction since the 2009 recession. Stock markets worldwide are in the red. … Continue reading Post-COVID-19, India Can Emerge as a Global Bio-Medical Hub

Covid-19 will topple our paradigm of economic value

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The covid-19 crisis is going to upend every economic assumption that seemed valid a few months ago. It will lead to a re-examination of the current investment mantra of giving astronomical valuations to virtual companies that create intangible assets and provide aggregator services. The narrative that traditional asset-heavy companies are inflexible, slow-moving … Continue reading Covid-19 will topple our paradigm of economic value

COVID-19 Testing & Analysis to Flatten the Curve

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw India needs to promptly start epidemiological data collection and analysis to fine-tune its response to the COVID-19 outbreak, flatten the curve and avoid interventions that may turn out to be unnecessarily costly for the nation. Epidemiological data is very important as it can answer critical questions about how the virus is … Continue reading COVID-19 Testing & Analysis to Flatten the Curve