When Balasubramaniam went to the bank to open a savings account, she had to say she was a man.
By Zeba Siddiqui
Cipla Ltd, founded in 1935 by scientist Khwaja Abdul Hamied, is among India’s oldest pharmaceutical companies. But it made it to the global stage only in 2001, when Hamied’s son offered to make AIDS drugs for less than $1 a day, much to the chagrin of Western multinational firms charging four times that.
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Director Mohit Suri’s “Hamari Adhuri Kahani” (“Our Incomplete Story”) is the story of Vasudha Prasad (Vidya Balan), a single mother who works as a florist in a Mumbai hotel. Her husband Hari (Rajkummar Rao) has been missing for five years.
India has cut this year’s monsoon forecast to 88 percent of the long-term average, prompted by the El Nino climate phenomenon and raising fears of the country’s first drought in six years. This makes India’s agriculture sector vulnerable with nearly half of farmland lacking irrigation.