Portia Putatunda

Portia Putatunda

Writer covering Business News

Education: Graduate in Media Studies from West Bengal University of Technology, Portia is a freelance journalist with nine years of experience in writing and editing for publications like The Statesman. Portia has also worked in television news - writing, editing, reporting and producing news for BloombergUTV and CNN-News18. Additionally, she has also worked as a reporter and producer for digital platforms such as Boom Live and Ping Digital. Currently, she lives away from the hustle and bustle of city life in the picturesque Himalayan state of Uttarakhand.

Pandemic Breaks The Back Of Bollywood’s 100 Million Club

Theatres shut. Content shootings put on hold. Release of significant movies pushed indefinitely. Industry insiders peg the Bollywood’s loss at anything between $148 million to $277 million or even more.

7.35 Million Laid Off In April: Covid-19 Fury Pushes India’s Job Market To The Brink Of Collapse

The second wave of the Coronavirus seems to be interconnected with government complacency and driven by poor data collection.

When Will India’s Oxygen Horror Show End?

A lethal second wave and an acute shortage in the supply of medical oxygen have brought India on its knees in its fight against Coronavirus. What can the country do to resolve it at the earliest, and why did India fail to predict this huge crisis?

Demonetization To Covid-19: UPI Takes Charge Of India’s Economy

The instant, real-time world-class payment system seeded during the country’s demonetization has accelerated during the pandemic.

BigBasket Acquisition: Tata’s Attempt To Be The Tencent To Ambani’s Alibaba

You could soon order ‘everything’ from Tata’s SuperApp; This mean Tata Group poised to take on Amazon and RIL.

Report Card: How India Is Handling The Brutal Second Wave Of Covid-19

How is India handling this second wave of COVID-19 in comparison to other countries? What is the global media’s opinion about Narendra Modi’s image-conscious government?

M&A King Mukesh Ambani Is Rewriting The History Of Reliance Industries

The 63-year-old business tycoon seeks to widen his retail footprint in the Indian market at an uncertain time, especially when the space is hot for global players such as Amazon as well as local rivals. Several companies have already made it to the billionaire’s shopping cart.

The Jio vs Amazon Battle Couldn’t Have Come At A Better Time for Flipkart

In this winner-wins—it-all battle that is set to determine the key holder of the cards held up in a three-way fight between Reliance, Amazon and Flipkart owner Walmart to gain dominance over the Indian consumers, all eyes are on who takes away the big prize. Will Flipkart’s strategy of growing rapidly in the grocery market give it the winning edge while the top two contenders remain horns locked in a long-standing court battle?