eBay India Census Guide – Mumbai leads the E-Commerce Race

eBay India has shared the online behavior of Indian netizens (analyzed the online behavior of shoppers and sellers in 28 states, six union territories and the top 100 cities over 2007) and there are some interesting insights: USB drive registered…

Zapak to shut down it’s Bangalore Office?

Zapak has decided to shut down it’s Bangalore office and has fired close to 40 employees (from confirmed sources) Few employees have been asked to relocate to Mumbai or..leave and confirmed sources tell us that they are planning to layoff…

How much is your data worth? Lets hear from Spam Industry

Got this mail /spam from a bulk mailer agency – shows worth of your personal data. Worth of 50K CEO’s pesonal email ids is Rs. 10K! Database of Mumbai car owner is worth 5 times that of Kolkata! All India…

Fortune 100: World’s Most Accountable Companies – None from India

Fortune has published world’s 100 accountable companies and surprisingly, none of the Indian companies were able to secure their position. The criteria to select these companies was based on the quality of their commitment to social and environmental goals. Last…

“..Heads down execution and a laser-like focus on our core business” – Hrush Bhatt, ClearTrip

Continuing with our series on Recession, Downturn and Startup Survival, here is an interview with Hrush Bhatt, co-founder of ClearTrip. How are you adapting your business model to the current circumstances. How are you now thinking about revenue and monetization…

Rediff Q2 Revenue Shows Slump, Traffic Flattening?

Rediff’s quarterly revenues have stared showing signs of downturn. Here is a quick snapshot: India Online services are down 2% to

Bharti changes Brand Identity – to diversify into Retail, Financial and Agriculture Business

Bharti has unveiled it’s 2020 vision and talks of relying less on telecom business and more on new businesses which include retail, financial services and agriculture. Currently, Bharti’s 80% revenues come from the telecom business, which it wants to reduce…

Wikipedia Helps a poor man pass his 11th grade exams

Wikipedia does good thing to the world and as per Jimmy Wales, it did help a poor Indian pass his 11th grade exams. “..met this young man on the street who told me that he had used Wikipedia to pass…

Assocham withdraws it’s Job Cut Report

Assocham earlier released a report (that stated 25-30% India Inc workforce will be laid-off within 10 days from Diwali) that drew a major flak from the government and other industry associations like FICCI and CII. It is okay if the…

It’s official – Indian roads are the deadliest

Couple of years back, Lalu Yadav compared roads in Bihar with Om Puri’s cheeks and vowed to make it look like Hema Malini’s. Years later, it seems the Indian roads have seriously taken a cheeky route and we officially have…