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Indians love Bryan Adams because ‘Summer of 69’ is almost a Hindi song now

Indians love Bryan Adams because ‘Summer of 69’ is almost a Hindi song now

Bryan Adams is coming to India—once again. The 58-year-old rocker, who has toured the nation four times since 1994, is returning to sing his golden…
Bengaluru is a window into the water wars of the future

Bengaluru is a window into the water wars of the future

Bengaluru is home to some ten million people. It might also be the next city to experience “day zero”: when it runs out of ground…
IKEA’s first two months in India have been all about small buys and long stays

IKEA’s first two months in India have been all about small buys and long stays

For the world’s largest furniture retailer, IKEA, the first two months in India have been anything but humdrum. On Aug. 09, after much anticipation, the…
A clinic in India’s Silicon Valley is treating its first case of Netflix addiction

A clinic in India’s Silicon Valley is treating its first case of Netflix addiction

India’s obsession with streaming services could be taking an unhealthy turn. A clinic at Bengaluru’s National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) is treating…
India in the ’60s and ’70s, captured by a pioneering photojournalist

India in the ’60s and ’70s, captured by a pioneering photojournalist

In 1948, after working at Hindustan Aeronautics, and then as a fill-in teacher and radio station newsreader, TS Satyan finally stumbled upon his dream job:…

Udaan, the e-commerce startup led by three former Flipkart executives, raises $225M

The trio announced this morning that their B2B e-commerce startup Udaan had raised $225 million in Series C funding. The cash infusion, according to Indian media reports, makes Udaan the fastest-ever
Sundar Pichai gave a sneak peek into Google’s playbook in India

Sundar Pichai gave a sneak peek into Google’s playbook in India

Google has already delivered several India-specific innovations such as a lighter version of its Android operating system and the option to search in local languages.…
Apple starts Indian iPhone 6s production and plans a third local model

Apple starts Indian iPhone 6s production and plans a third local model

After opening a manufacturing facility in India to produce the low-cost iPhone SE for Indian customers, Apple is now reportedly making iPhone 6s devices in India and plans to produce another model
What happens if your UberPool co-passenger misbehaves?

What happens if your UberPool co-passenger misbehaves?

India’s app-based taxi ecosystem has witnessed yet another crime—this time involving fellow passengers on a pooled ride. While online cab-hailing firms have for long been…

India’s Locus raises $4M to expand its logistics management service worldwide

Locus, a three-year-old startup that helps companies map out their logistics, has pulled in $4 million in funding to grow its global footprint outside of its native India. The round is described as
What we already know about Walmart’s plans for Flipkart

What we already know about Walmart’s plans for Flipkart

Walmart is going to give its new acquisition in India lots of firepower to go head-to-head against rival Amazon. The US retailer could invest an…
Why Walmart bought Flipkart, according to Walmart

Why Walmart bought Flipkart, according to Walmart

Soon after Walmart announced its $16 billion (Rs1 lakh crore) acquisition of Flipkart, its shares tanked in early hours of trading on the New York…
A timeline of Flipkart’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings to acquisition by Walmart

A timeline of Flipkart’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings to acquisition by Walmart

The biggest success story of Indian e-commerce started from a two-bedroom apartment in Bengaluru. On Sept. 15, 2007, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (not related)…
Walmart is buying India’s Flipkart

Walmart is buying India’s Flipkart

It’s finally official! Walmart is acquiring Flipkart. The world’s largest retailer will take control of the Bengaluru-based e-commerce company in its biggest acquisition ever, Softbank…

Traffic jams in just four Indian cities cost $22 billion a year

India’s biggest cities may be losing up to $22 billion annually to traffic congestion, and its commuters are bearing the burden. On average, travellers in…
Cambridge Analytica’s parent firm proposed a massive political machine for India’s 2014 elections

Cambridge Analytica’s parent firm proposed a massive political machine for India’s 2014 elections

The global reach of Cambridge Analytica (CA) and its parent company, SCL Group, ranged from Southeast Asia to the US and the UK. But it…
While Indian techies struggled with layoffs, Infosys hired 2,500 Americans in 2017

While Indian techies struggled with layoffs, Infosys hired 2,500 Americans in 2017

The Donald Trump administration’s tough stance on work visas is flipping the dynamics of the Indian IT industry. The sector, among India’s top employment generators…
India’s richest religious group thinks the startup boom can make it even richer

India’s richest religious group thinks the startup boom can make it even richer

At a time when American and Chinese investors are seeking supremacy over its booming startup ecosystem, India’s richest religious community has forayed into the sector,…
The story behind those stickers covering India’s street carts and railway stations

The story behind those stickers covering India’s street carts and railway stations

In a country where textbooks are best-sellers, a movement is trying to bring literature and poetry to the streets—but not in book form. StickLit, created…
The uncertainty around H-1B visas is more unnerving than the rules themselves

The uncertainty around H-1B visas is more unnerving than the rules themselves

The Donald Trump administration’s flip-flop over H-1B visas has the Indian IT sector on edge. India’s largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services, for instance, is…