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    It Is Okay for Founders To Go Slow: Sanjeev Bikhchandani

    Founders often take shortcuts for fast growth and higher valuation, sometimes by mistake and sometimes driven by greed and pressure, says Sanjeev Bikhchandani, co-founder and executive vice chairman of Info Edge, a pure play internet company

    Neeraj Thakur - May 01, 2024
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    The Faultline Called Unemployment

    With youths accounting for a staggering majority of the unemployed population in India, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, which claims to have put India on a sound growth track, has some tough questions to answer as it seeks a third term at the Centre

    Parth Singh - May 01, 2024
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    What Money Can Buy in the Election Season

    Votes, presumably. Every passing cycle, elections are becoming expensive affairs. And candidates need pots of money to campaign and win polls, spending caps notwithstanding

    Ankita Mookherjee - May 01, 2024
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    A. Balasubramanian: A Journey From Melattur to Mumbai

    Work is worship and the office is like a temple, the Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund MD and CEO believes. He says he spends around 85% of his time on work and the rest on social engagements. Classical music plays in his office at the beginning of the workday to spread positive vibrations

    Kundan Kishore - May 01, 2024
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    Green Globetrotting

    Amid growing awareness about sustainable tourism, more people are hoping to reduce their carbon footprint. Besides benefitting the planet, sustainable tourism also presents the industry with the opportunity to grow responsibly 

    Naina Gautam - May 01, 2024
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    Chasing the Lakhpati Dream

    Generations of rural Indian women have had their hopes and dreams crushed by the twin hammers of poverty and patriarchy. But now, the Lakhpati Didi scheme has come as an instrument that can help break the shackles. Outlook Money spoke to women across four states to understand how women in India’s hinterlands are starting on their entrepreneurial journeys 

    Kundan Kishore - May 01, 2024
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    Hoodwinked in App-Verse

    Online markets are teeming with dark patterns— manipulative designs on apps meant to deceive and make people buy things they never intended to. People using apps to get groceries, book flight tickets or call cabs need to be cautious  

    Prathik Desai - May 01, 2024
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    Driven by Data

    That is how Anil Bhatt, global CIO of Elevance Health, gets his way in the boardroom and brings about techquity—his coinage for combining technology and equity for the benefit of customers

    Vinita Bhatia - March 28, 2024
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    AI’s New Porn Position

    Deepfakes and artificial intelligence-generated images have breathed new life into the porn industry. Celebrities have become the latest victims and revenge porn is on the rise

    Nandini Keshari - March 27, 2024
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    Money Plant: The Business of Tree Plantation

    Firms are popping up to help people and companies plant saplings. Reasons for this green consciousness range from earning carbon credits to a desire to fight deforestation 

    Naina Gautam - March 27, 2024
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    The Rich Are Getting Richer, but the Poor Are Not Getting Poorer: T.V. Somanathan

    Increasing consumption among the middle class and the poor in India is a valid policy challenge, the answer to which lies in creating more jobs, says T.V. Somanathan, finance secretary and secretary of expenditure in the Union Ministry of Finance. In an exclusive interview, he also discusses why the current income tax rates are reasonable and why he finds the 3% fiscal deficit target questionable among other issues. Edited excerpts:  

    Neeraj Thakur - March 01, 2024
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    How You End Up Paying for What Farmers are Demanding

    Farmers are demanding a legal guarantee of MSP on crops. But MSP is not the silver bullet; over the past two decades, high food inflation has distorted not just the Indian economy but has also affected millions of poor, making India perform poorly on the global hunger index 

    Ayaan Kartik - March 01, 2024