In September 2010, when Sheryl Sandberg opened the India office in Hyderabad, Facebook had recently crossed 8 million active users here. The user number crossed 100 million in March this year. India is now Facebook's second largest market by users.
And then there is Sheryl Sandberg. "Having it all," she says in her
bestseller Lean In, is perhaps the greatest trap ever set for women.
"Because no matter what any of us has - and how grateful we are for what
we have - no one has it all."
A reason to worry is the uneven rainfall distribution. While the sowing
window is open till early-August and sowing coverage is likely to
improve as the monsoon progresses, distribution will be key to
determining crop output.
Building on methods developed by TERI and ONGC in India, Glori Energy, a
Texas-based company, says it can extract another nine to 12 per cent - a
third more than the oil originally extracted - while improving regular
production by 60 to 100 per cent.
Snapdeal is now the second-largest e-tailing company after Flipkart. It
has about 50,000 merchants selling five million products on its site,
adding a product every 20 seconds. In the past year, it has grown 600
"I'm looking at bringing in a lot of technology in the areas of
generating new business as well as improving the credit processes," says SBI chairwoman Arundhati Bhattacharya, . Thrust on data analytics - discovery and communication of
meaningful patterns in data - is a key element of her strategy.
The new players will have to take banking solutions to the doorsteps of rural folks using technologies that can process transactions instantly. But why would a customer go to payment banks when post offices exist in every nook and corner of the country?