COVID-19 has kicked dying newspapers in the gut

Indian print executives have been buying time to turn digital into a real business. Their runway just got a lot shorter.

Rajeev Talwar, CEO at DLF Ltd. Alok Tandon, CEO at INOX Leisure Ltd. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO at Paytm. Motilal Oswal, managing director and CEO at Motilal Oswal Financial Services. Amit Burman, chairman at Dabur India Ltd.

These are just a few of the many names of Indian business leaders who, in the past week, have popped up in videos on social media to say how they are missing their newspapers, particularly The Economic Times. The campaign, carried out by journalists and employees of India’s most-read financial daily, has pumped nostalgia for all its worth.

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Harveen Ahluwalia

Harveen is a co-founder at The Morning Context, and leads our Internet coverage, overseeing a team of reporters writing on startups and tech. She has previously worked as a media, consumer and tech reporter at The Ken and Mint. At The Morning Context, she writes on startups, venture capital, consumer and media businesses—from e-commerce to healthtech to streaming.

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