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Thriving M/s Desi
A host of start-ups have set Up shop in regional languages — for a Bharat that’s much bigger than India

Shruti Venkatesh

That sweet taste of success

Adyar Ananda Bhavan has grown from a single outlet in a small town to an Rs.8 billion global business, selling highly commoditised food. All it took was quick thinking and rigour

Kripa Mahalingam | MAR 07 , 2020

Beauty myth?

Urban Company, formerly UrbanClap, has found a growth engine in the on-demand salon services. But can it afford the cash burn?

Himanshu Kakkar | MAR 02 , 2020

By the Fireside

To consumer brand start-ups looking to raise capital, here’s a ready-reckoner on Fireside Ventures.

Hari Menon | FEB 12 , 2020

E-scoot the last mile

Not Uber or Ola, it’s new-age start-ups such as Mobycy and Yulu who are linking the last mile with their compact e-scooters

Debangana Ghosh | JAN 31 , 2020

Thriving M/s Desi

A host of start-ups have set Up shop in regional languages — for a Bharat that’s much bigger than India

Shruti Venkatesh | JAN 20 , 2020

Meet the new E-tailers

How a bunch of small merchants and influencers have developed alternative models to cosy up to buyers

Himanshu Kakkar | DEC 19 , 2019

Oh fish! Who just got gobbled up

Once a unicorn, ShopClues was recently sold for $60 million-$70 million. Start-up founders must pay close attention, to avoid the same mistakes

Krishna Gopalan | DEC 03 , 2019

Surgical finesse

Doctors can now preset a surgery, sit back and gently guide a robot to do the procedure, even remotely

Shruti Venkatesh | NOV 19 , 2019

Easy, Breezy Wellness

From e-clinics and virtual diagnostics to apps that alert your doctor when you miss a dose, healthcare just got way more accessible

Shruti Venkatesh | OCT 09 , 2019

Share the floor

The next generation of workspaces is as hip as they come. We dive into what works and what doesn’t in favour of coworking

Hari Menon | SEP 18 , 2019

The Money Code

A new wave of affluent, digitally savvy Indians are willing to invest through financial algos

Kripa Mahalingam | AUG 02 , 2019

Second to None

The used car market in India is disrupting the auto industry, already vrooming ahead of new car sales

Himanshu Kakkar | JUL 24 , 2019

One for all

Public transport is cheap but erratic. So you could opt to carpool, as a driver or a passenger, thanks to these start-ups who are even winning the confidence of big corporate clients

Hari Menon | JUN 10 , 2019


Liquor brands have a clever new way of selling to younger audiences, through well-crafted web series and digitally-supported pop events

Himanshu Kakkar | JUN 10 , 2019

For Bharat, by China

Hundreds of millions from rural india are logging into chinese apps, which talk in regional languages and make local references

Himanshu Kakkar | MAY 31 , 2019

‘We have covered only 0.01% of a Rs.1.5-trillion chai market so far’

In a free-wheeling chat, Amuleek Singh Bijral takes a deep dive into the strategies and expansions that help Chai Point retain its leadership position

Shruti Venkatesh | MAY 23 , 2019

Brewing a Coup of Chai

With innovation, diversification and a well-made brew, Chai Point and Chaayos are taking over the café culture in India

Shruti Venkatesh | MAY 22 , 2019

Game On

India’s untapped gaming industry has just run into a massive opportunity, following the flood of smartphones and cheap data

Himanshu Kakkar | MAY 02 , 2019

Live and let live

Co-living is catching on in Indian cities but start-ups need deep-pockets to stay in the race

Himanshu Kakkar | APR 16 , 2019

HR Goes Geek

Still think the folks in HR play Solitaire all day? You’ll be surprised by the technology they are deploying to manage manpower better

Himanshu Kakkar | MAR 15 , 2019

Frontier Troops

Young medtech companies are working on oncology solutions, braving turbulent market conditions

Shilpa Elizabeth Abraham | MAR 14 , 2019

World on a Platter

Homegrown unicorns are venturing overseas with the prospect of greater business. Will they emerge victorious?

Himanshu Kakkar | NOV 23 , 2018

Upward Bound

From listing timetables to providing a full suite of train-related services, RailYatri has made steady progress

Shruti Venkatesh | NOV 08 , 2018

The Endearing Toymaker

With a focus on innovation and diversified product strategy, Pegasus Toy-Kraft is spreading cheer despite tough market conditions  

Shruti Venkatesh | OCT 24 , 2018