Tag Archives: Indian

Leap Finance raises $5.5M to democratize financing for foreign-bound Indian students

Tens of thousands of Indians move to the United States to pursue higher education each year. But like many others who have arrived from a foreign land, they can’t secure education loans or personal loans from the banks at interest rates on par with those levied on local students. The reason why these students — or anyone else moving to ... Read More »

From farm sector to personal finance, here’s The Indian Express’ full coverage of Budget 2020

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, flanked by her deputy Anurag Thakur (to her right) and a team of officials, shows a folder containing the Union Budget documents as she arrives at Parliament Facing one of the steepest slides in growth and just into the first year of its second term, the NDA-2 government decided to play safe when it came ... Read More »

Education technology and Indian schools

An important challenge for the Indian economy over the next few decades is to exploit the “demographic dividend” of having a large share of the population of working age. This dividend will only be earned with a well-educated workforce which in turn requires a strong school system.In recent decades, India has increased school enrolment but struggled to deliver actual learning. ... Read More »

PUBG Mobile Ban: ‘Health Reminder’ Spotted In-Game, Limits Play Time of Indian Users

Gujarat government issued a directive in January to ban PlayerUnknown’s Battleground mobile game in several districts, citing an addiction amongst players. The PUBG ban later resulted in the arrest of 10 people in Rajkot for playing the game. The game makers have been looking at ways to avoid the ban and the arrests, and its first attempt is by sending ... Read More »

An Indian view from Wall Street on women in finance

My inspiration has come from within my own family. My mother who had a doctorate and was a Professor at a time when women in India barely went to college. She took a leap of faith from Dalal Street to Wall Street to manage some key initiatives at S&P DJI. Alka Banerjee shares her views on how hard it is to stay ahead of ... Read More »

How STRUTT is creating a difference in Indian fashion and lifestyle space?

Kindly shed light on the journey of STRUTT. How did the brand start and journey so far? Also shed light on your entrepreneurial journey? Strutt is from a Suburb of Delhi where it dreams about creating beautiful, original Carry on Travel gear and is inspired by all the hustle bustle and the very busy lifestyle. We understand what really matters: Faith, family, local ... Read More »

VMware to Comply With Indian Government’s Demand to Localise Data

VMware, one of the largest enterprise software companies, says it has no problem with the demand by the Indian government to localise the servers used by big service providers to store users’ data. The $7.9 billion revenue company, which has tied up with Amazon to offer Public Cloud services on its Cloud arm Amazon Web Services (AWS), stresses there had been ... Read More »

Upma: Here’s All You Need To Know About The Traditional Indian Breakfast Dish

Just a few months ago, Shabana Azmi kept Twitter busy when she posted an image of a dish she sampled during a trip to Italy. She called it upma, the Twitterati largely disagreed saying she couldn’t tell the difference between upma and poha. We didn’t hear of this in most parts of south India where we love our upma, one of those dishes that truly ... Read More »

6 Indian Food to Reduce Belly Fat

Wedding season is here! And you will all agree with me that there comes a moment when you want to lose stubborn fat around your belly just to wear that favorite sari or lehenga of yours. We keep running from pillar to post to find that one secret food or ingredient that melts our belly fat. We don’t believe in ... Read More »

Samsung Captures Half the Indian Premium Smartphone Market in Q1: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Company registered 16 percent Year-on-Year (YoY) growth OnePlus remained at second position with 25 percent market share Apple secured third spot with 20 percent market share Riding on the success of its flagship devices like Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy A8+ and the newly-launched Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Samsung climbed back to the top in the premium smartphone segment in India with 50 percent market share in ... Read More »