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HTLS 2020 highlights: Dr David Sinclair endorses vegetarian diet to fight ageing

Nirmala Sitharaman, Federico Marchetti and Dr David A Sinclair are today's guest speakers.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 07, 2020 10:59 IST
HTLS 2020 highlights: Dr David Sinclair endorses vegetarian diet to fight ageing

In the first session of the sixth day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke elaborately on India's economic recovery, inflation, Covid-19 vaccine and Budget. On allocating funds for Covid-19 vaccines in Budget, the finance minister said the ministry needs to know more details of the vaccine, whichever gets the nod — the cost per dose, the requirement of doses etc.

In the second session Federico Marchetti, chairman and CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter, an Italian online fashion retailer, spoke to Shereen Bhan, managing editor, CNBC TV-18 about the evolving face of fashion, online retail and 'entertailing' a term he coined to imply that online retail needs to incorporate entertainment as well.

In the third session, Hindustan Times' health and science editor Sanchita Sharma interviewed Dr David A Sinclair, co-director, Pail F Glenn Centre for Biology of Aging Research, Harvard Medical School, who gave out some handy tips to fight ageing.

This is the first time, the summit is being held virtually owing to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. And in tune with the situation, 'Defining a New Era' has been chosen this year's theme. From politics to sports, from medicine to education and food — the summit has seen a wide array of views coming from the experts of the respective fields on post-pandemic world.

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The biology of ageing: Third session begins

Hindustan Times' health and science editor Sanchita Sharma is conversing with Dr David A Sinclair, co-director, Pail F Glenn Centre for Biology of Aging Research, Harvard Medical School.

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I don't think as the CEO: Federico Marchetti

"I think like a customer. I was the first customer of my company. I don't think like the CEO as we are in this sector that is evolving fast. We try to anticipate," Federico Marchetti said.

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Instagram redefining online retail: Federico Marchetti

Talking about the impact of social media on fashion, Federico Marchetti put Instagram ahead of all other platforms.

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What is luxury? Federico Marchetti answers

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Never say never: Federico Marchetti on business in India

"India has a lot of potential. Never say never," Federico Marchetti said adding that he has never visited India but would like to take a trip for a few months as trip of a few days will not be enough, he said. "India, I feel, will be intense and I can't just stay a few days like I stay in any other country," he added.

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Pandemic has made people aware of sustainable fashion: Federico Marchetti

More and more brands and customers are now becoming aware of sustainable fashion, says Federico Marchetti

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Online shopping is more sustainable: Federico Marchetti

If you can meet customers' demand through technology, through algorithm, then it means less waste, said Federico Marchetti.

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Physical shops won't disappear in a post-pandemic world, says Federico Marchetti

The pandemic has led to an acceleration in online shopping, but the pandemic is not only the reason, said Federico Marchetti. "Digital shops have improved their quality. But physical shops will not disappear. There will be a fine balance between the two," he said.

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Federico Marchetti on fashion and technology

"In 1999, I thought one day fashion is going to intersect technology," Federico Marchetti on how he started.

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Importance of fashion during lockdown: Second session begins

Federico Marchetti, chairman and CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter, an Italian online fashion retailer, is speaking to Shereen Bhan, managing editor, CNBC TV-18.

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HTLS 2020: Economy witnessed consistent recovery in last two months, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that India’s economy is on the path to recovery after being hit by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. Speaking on the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2020, Sitharaman said that the pandemic threw unexplainable challenges, not only in India but across the world. The finance minister also said that pent up demand or festivals are not the reason. Read

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Virus more worrying than economic recovery: Sitharaman

"The virus is more worrying than economic recovery," Sitharaman said on being asked what worries her the most.

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What gives Nirmala Sitharaman strength amid Covid-19 pandemic

"Given all the difficulties, lockdown, all difficulties, people of India kept going on. People who are weathering it out every day are giving me strength," Sitharaman says.

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Proper economic recovery possible from next year, says Nirmala Sitharaman

"The vaccine will not be deterrent. It will bring in positivity and optimism. Economic activity will pick up," says Sitharaman.

First published: Dec 04, 2020 17:13 IST