Arundhati Ramanathan

Staff writer - Fintech • India Edition

Arundhati is Bengaluru-based. She is interested in how people use money in the digital age and how new economies will take shape based on that interaction. She has spent over 10 years reporting and writing on various subjects. Previous stints were at Mint, Outlook Business and Reuters.

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For Zerodha, Covid is a ladder

Mr Pareek, I don't understand the reason for your comment, but let me anyway explain. The global stock market is going through its most volatile period it has ever seen. As a cutting-edge business publication, it is important, nay, paramount to chronicle how stockbrokers-- who are a crucial part of this ecosystem are reacting to this--unprecedented event in our lifetimes. We have to tell readers what is at stake, and what the future of this can look like. That's what our story today is about. Hope that answers your question.

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Insuring Covid-19 or “how to price a pandemic real-time”

Hello Mayur, thanks for reading. Here is the source for the 44% figure, even insurers state this figure: https://www.livemint.com/Money/YopMGGZH7w65WTTxgPLoSK/56-Indians-still-dont-have-a-health-cover.html. Also, the 80% number is not from mine or someone else's imagination but based on the data that insurers are seeing in India. It was the figure quoted by senior executives seeing this first hand based on their claims. When someone gets hospitalised for symptoms of Covid, 5.5 days is the average duration of hospital stay for mild cases. You could argue the data sample is too less as of now, but that's the issue with Covid. The sample-set keeps evolving, and we can only capture the here and now, for now.

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