The answer may lie beyond pandemic impacts and a willingness to spend, especially if the rideshare company wants to reach its goal of manufacturing millions of electric vehicles overnight.
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Time will tell whether the decision determines Amazon's place in Indian retail and Reliance's ability to seal its position as the undisputed retail heavyweight champion.
A four-year moratorium on the payment of grossly inflated past dues, amongst other things, may not be enough to get the struggling telecom operator back on its feet
India's burgeoning telco market is headed for a duopoly that could ultimately be a disaster for customers.
Most of the targeted are either rival politicians or critics of the government
An avalanche of criticism over social media against India's farming Bills and an outpouring of revulsion at Modi on Twitter for allegedly doing nothing to save Indians during the pandemic's second wave has convinced the Indian prime minister to tighten the screws on US tech outfits.
Udaan's B2B marketplace is becoming a boon for India's mom-and-pop kirana stores that struggle to connect with sellers in order to stock their shops.
Critics say that Modi and his political supporters want desperately to throttle companies like Twitter and Facebook to prevent real news and discuss the pandemic from reaching Indians and the world.
Even seemingly straightforward accounts on the unfolding COVID-19 catastrophe in India -- never mind ones that contain direct, scathing criticism -- are the sort of things that Modi and his government want expunged from social media.
Losing out on the Future Retail deal to Reliance may be even harder to swallow if Amazon is found to be guilty of violating some of India's ecommerce rules.