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Financially insecure Indians are lapping up insurance products
You know who can tackle India’s unemployment problem? Female entrepreneurs

You know who can tackle India’s unemployment problem? Female entrepreneurs

Women currently own a mere 20% of all the enterprises in India.
Jio giveth India its data revolution. Now Jio taketh away?

Jio giveth India its data revolution. Now Jio taketh away?

India's major telcos are hiking tariffs.
Why India is key to Mastercard’s success across the world

Why India is key to Mastercard’s success across the world

The payment network plans to invest big in India.
Data leaks could wreak havoc in India, so why aren’t they an issue this election?

Data leaks could wreak havoc in India, so why aren’t they an issue this election?

It is deeply tied to a core threat to democracy: voter microtargeting
The 12 key takeaways from Narendra Modi’s last budget

The 12 key takeaways from Narendra Modi’s last budget

The Narendra Modi government today (Feb. 01) delivered its last annual budget. Faced with a general election in weeks from now— and the scars of…
How Piyush Goyal evaded India’s jobs crisis, by mentioning “jobs” nine times

How Piyush Goyal evaded India’s jobs crisis, by mentioning “jobs” nine times

How do you talk about an election buzzword without actually talking about it? Ask India’s interim finance minister Piyush Goyal. In his budget speech in…
In a year of data breaches, India’s massive biometric programme finally found legitimacy

In a year of data breaches, India’s massive biometric programme finally found legitimacy

After almost a decade since its launch, India’s controversial biometric identity programme, Aadhaar, finally got a measure of clarity and legitimacy in 2018—but not before…
Startups are raising too much money, says a veteran VC investor in India

Startups are raising too much money, says a veteran VC investor in India

“Founders first,” reads a poster at venture capital (VC) firm Matrix Partners India’s office. The company says that is its motto. The inclination towards entrepreneurs…
Debt funding is a way out for Indian founders wary of losing control of their startups

Debt funding is a way out for Indian founders wary of losing control of their startups

Early-stage startups, rearing to grow, often hit a wall when it comes to raising money for their working capital needs. Unable to grow on their…