Venture capitalists are leveraging their experience to build something new. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. Alok Mittal, Rohini Chakravarthy, Ashish Mohapatra, Anshoo Sharma, Raul Rai, Subramanya S V, Manoj Gupta and Abhishek Goyal -- all venture capitalists not so long ago -- have taken the plunge to become entrepreneurs. While the challenge of setting up a venture has spurred some of them, others have used their skills acquired as venture capitalists to kick-start their ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'You worry when serious people, with control of our and our children's future, begin to start obsessing over social media, seeing it as an easy, lazy, fun, low-cost substitute for boring, old-fashioned practices of politics, governance and serious, fact-based debate,' says Shekhar Gupta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen social media show its real powers. It created most significant global headlines as Presidents Donald Trump and Enrique ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Sunanda K Datta-Ray considers them sound in theory, but incapable of making any dent in the corruption that is India's way of life. Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Christmas Eve is an appropriate time to consider the pretentiousness, hypocrisy and dangers of social drinking in this country. Vijay Rupani, who took over as Gujarat chief minister in August, and his minister of state for home affairs, Pradeepsinh Jadeja, are to be complimented for their ordinance to prevent driving ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
With cash -- the primary medium of exchange -- all but disappearing, it is now unlikely that the expected fillip to demand on account of a good monsoon and proceeds from the Seventh Pay Commission payout will materialise.Ishan Bakshi reports.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The government's most ambitious policy that demonetised roughly 86% of the country's currency in circulation ended on Friday, but the hardship is likely to linger. Across the country, bank branches are still unable ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Marriage is the most common purpose of migration, with 49 per cent migrating for marriage, followed by moving with households (15 per cent) and work/employment (10 per cent), discovers Devanik Saha. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com It is not a common practice or desirable culture for a Hindu son in India to get separated from his parents on getting married at the instance of the wife, especially when the son is the only earning member in the family,’ the Supreme Court noted ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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