Kapil Chopra: The eternal optimist

Restaurants and hotels are completely crippled by COVID-19. What are the odds that you are present in both and not the least bit worried?

In my head, I’d imagined Kapil Chopra to be moping. 

After all, it is not every day that both your businesses are unlucky enough to be brought to a grinding halt by the largest health crisis the world has ever seen.

It is the middle of April, and India has enforced one of the toughest lockdowns in the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything has come to a standstill, and nobody is quite sure what impact it will have on the lives of people and the longevity of businesses. Speculation is rife that thousands of restaurants will go …


Ashish K. Mishra

Ashish is the editor-in-chief of The Morning Context. One of the best-known business feature writers in India, he was selected for Germany’s Robert Bosch Stiftung Fellowship in 2012 and received the Mumbai Press Club RedInk certificate of recognition in 2015 for his story “Inside the Network 18 takeover”. Before joining The Morning Context, Ashish co-founded The Ken, where he was managing editor. His previous writing stints include Mint, Forbes India and The Economic Times.