Chai cafes are multiplying, becoming as aspirational as coffee chains and attracting investment.
Digital Insurer Acko's varun Dua is out to redefine the way insurance is sold.
A Bath In Just 8 ml Puneet Gupta's start-up Clensta International lets you have a bath and wash hair without using a drop of water.
The Right Fit Ayushi Gudwani's FableStreet designs custom-fit work-wear with just three body measurements.
Total Solutions Through its SaaS platform, FarEye is making product Delivery an efficient process.
Grow Forever The founders of GROWW want to make it the Amazon of the financial services space.
In Search of Consumer Connect New consumer product companies get cracking.
The Best Route Locus is optimising capacity management in logistics by focusing on people and vehicles.
Behind The Scenes Rahul Garg's Moglix is solving supply chain challenges for businesses.
Assisted Safety Avneesh Agrawal and David Julian's Netradyne is bundling hardware and services to make driving safer.
Job Ready This mobile-first job test-prep provider thrives on 3Cs - convenience, cost and credibility.
Tech Healing Qure.ai has developed artificial intelligence assisted tailored algorithms to help diagnose diseases and recommend personalised treatment.
Breaking Barriers Indian language social media platform ShareChat is making waves.
Learning To Play With its augmented reality puzzles, virtual reality-enabled lenses and robotics-based coding games, Smartivity is bringing innovation to children's games and activities.
Finding The Stars An eminent jury identified the start-Ups that are making a difference.
Drop By Drop Swajal Water has a sustainable business model for its water ATMs which can be scaled up rapidly.
Sleep Merchants wakefit innovations sells its mattresses only online and directly to customers. This allows it to control costs. Tepid revenue collections may ruin the party notwithstanding adhering to the 3.3 per cent fiscal deficit target.
States Under Pressure Uttar Pradesh will take a Rs 20,000 crore-hit in VAT
collection to facilitate a Rs 2.50 reduction in per litre rates of
petrol and diesel.
Rupee Rouble Relations The government is again exploring the feasibility of non-dollar trade with friendly nations.
No Mojo Flood hit Onam festivities in Kerala, and the relentless surge in oil prices have hurt demand.
One Way Street The RBI's refusal to use its interest rate tool for
protecting the currency seems to have ended up creating more trouble for
No Valuation Comfort A litany of factors, from rising crude oil prices to the record-low
rupee, the liquidity crunch post IL&FS loan default, and the Sino-US
trade war led to a battering on Dalal Street.
Discount Or Delay The Supreme Court recently asked two lead bidders, Numetal consortium
and ArcelorMittal to pay off their dues to qualify for Essar bidding.
Poised For Growth Defining trends of the Indian start-up ecosystem in 2017
Calender The growth of the capital goods sector is critical to
achieve the vision of "Make in India".
Try Autopilot The decision is an indirect acknowledgement that the government has been
unable to run Air India efficiently. But autonomy per se is not
synonymous with the airline's revival.
Towards A Better Arbitration Regime Recent cases indicate that Indian courts are taking an increasingly pro-arbitration stance by refusing to interfere in arbitral awards on merits.
Plugging Breach Risks India is working on an umbrella Data Protection Framework law.
More Bad Than Good The road ahead appears quite foggy. Amazon's Kindle app has been available for VR headsets for a year or so.
Decoding Growth Rapid growth is essential in a fast-and-fierce digital environment, but there could be effective hacks to achieve that instead of huge cash burning.
Festive Bonanza From ethnic couture to sporty casual wear, stellar gadgets to heritage hotel stay, here is a bouquet of must-haves to light up the festive season.
SEAMLESS SYNC Forget file transfer; here are some cool Android apps to mirror the phone screen on your Windows PC for work and play.
The Deciding Factor Researchers are developing machine learning algorithms that can predict a patient's chance of recovery from a coma.
Coping With A Troubled Mind Job pressure, strained relationship or other issues can trigger anxiety disorders, which may lead to depression.
Smart and Pragmatic Google's Pixel 3 XL is a software marvel, and the hardware does not take a backseat either. Business confidence takes a beating as top executives expect high crude oil prices and depreciating rupee to affect economic fundamentals, finds the latest Business Today-C fore Business Confidence Survey.
The Way To Resilience Operating without a margin of safety could lead to dire consequences.
Shadow Banking Woes Default on payments has put NBFCs under scrutiny and exposed the fault lines in the commercial papers they have issued "There has to be a method to the madness. So, make sure that you
understand the job assigned to you. You must have a clear view of the
big picture..." To borrow from Charles Dickens, these are the best of times, these are
the worst of times for Indian businesses. On the one hand, the news on
the economic front is not particularly cheerful.
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