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America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

Arare thing happened in an industrial park near Washington, dc,last November. Construction began on a $3bn extension to a semiconductor foundry owned by Micron Technologies, a maker of advanced memory chips, based in Idaho. “A few years ago, opening that sort of extension would have people saying, well, that is going to be moving to China soon, [...]

May 18, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

Private equity funding in real estate spikes but fewer developers raking it in

Private equity funding in real estate spikes but fewer developers raking it in

India’s real estate market, which has attracted top dollars from global and domestic investors over the years, is going through an interesting phase where each asset class in the segment has taken a journey of its own. The residential real estate segment, for instance, is emerging from the much-needed regulatory reform of Real Estate (Regulation [...]

May 13, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Private equity funding in real estate spikes but fewer developers raking it in

It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

The last five years saw an unprecedented entrepreneurial boom in India with small to mid-scale start-ups proliferating at a dime a dozen rate. However, a new study reveals that not all men and women have benefited equally from this growth spurt which has remained largely male dominated. In a study called ‘Britannia Marie Gold Indian [...]

January 20, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

This week in MFs: AUM up 8% in Nov-end but equity inflows dwindled

This week in MFs: AUM up 8% in Nov-end but equity inflows dwindled

Mutual funds’ asset base rose to a little over Rs 24 lakh crore by November-end, an increase of 8 percent from a month ago led by strong inflow in liquid schemes. According to data on Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI), the asset under management (AUM) of 42-player mutual fund industry jumped from Rs [...]

December 8, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on This week in MFs: AUM up 8% in Nov-end but equity inflows dwindled

Netflix’s Love Per Square Foot Is Nothing But Your Typical Rom-Com

Netflix’s Love Per Square Foot Is Nothing But Your Typical Rom-Com

HIGHLIGHTS It stars Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar in the lead Ratna Pathak Shah and Supriya Pathak come together in this movie The story revolves around the plight of real estate prices in Mumbai A frequent criticism of Netflix in India is that the streaming giant has a paucity of local content. Netflix is looking to change [...]

February 12, 2018 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Netflix’s Love Per Square Foot Is Nothing But Your Typical Rom-Com

Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Many find questions asked of them during checkups to be intrusive and in some cases, doctors themselves are uncomfortable talking about sexual health Health care on their own terms, rather than having to visit a doctor’s office (Representational Image) We’re taught to feel shame around our sexuality from a young age, as our bodies develop [...]

January 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Want to exercise but can’t find the time? Here’s how to make it a part of your routine

Want to exercise but can’t find the time? Here’s how to make it a part of your routine

Most of us know how important getting enough exercise is, but with the fast pace of modern life, everyday responsibilities can sometimes get in the way. For those struggling to find the time to fit in a workout Dr Irvin Sulapas, assistant professor of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has some [...]

September 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to exercise but can’t find the time? Here’s how to make it a part of your routine

Campus Calling: 60,000 register for DU UG admissions but forms incomplete

Campus Calling: 60,000 register for DU UG admissions but forms incomplete

Close to 60,000 applicants have registered for undergraduate admissions through the Delhi University’s online application form even though no one has been able to complete the form. The university has made four out of the nine sections of the form unavailable. Academic details section of the form has been blocked to avoid confusion as the [...]

May 26, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Campus Calling: 60,000 register for DU UG admissions but forms incomplete

AMD’s revenue rises 18.3 percent, but margin forecast disappoints

AMD’s revenue rises 18.3 percent, but margin forecast disappoints

A man looks at motherboards displayed at the AMD booth during the Computex 2011 computer fair at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei May 31, 2011. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang/File Photo Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.O) reported an 18.3 percent jump in quarterly revenue, largely in line with analysts’ estimates, but the chipmaker’s second-quarter gross margins [...]

May 2, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on AMD’s revenue rises 18.3 percent, but margin forecast disappoints

Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Sixty years ago, the Dick Tracy comic strip featured a walkie-talkie watch that Detective Tracy used to communicate with his colleagues. It was an uncanny anticipation of our smartphones and watches. The 1960s Jetsons television show predicted Skype, flat-screen TVs, smart watches and personal aircraft. Even though cartoons foresaw some things, technological progress has far [...]

February 3, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Homes delivered, but cash crunch stops buyers from moving in

Homes delivered, but cash crunch stops buyers from moving in

For many buyers, the joy of receiving possession of their homes is fast turning to dismay as they cannot rustle up the finances for relocation – that too in cash. Builders too are citing demonetisation and the subsequent labour crunch as reasons for delay in projects getting completed on time. Santosh Kumar, who received delivery [...]

December 18, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Homes delivered, but cash crunch stops buyers from moving in

Getting An Abortion Doesn’t Harm Mental Health — But Being Denied One Does At First

Getting An Abortion Doesn’t Harm Mental Health — But Being Denied One Does At First

Women who tried to get an abortion but were denied one were more likely to experience anxiety and to report lower self-esteem and life satisfaction than women who sought and received an abortion, found a new study. The women who did and did not terminate their pregnancy had similar levels of depression, and over time, [...]

December 16, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Getting An Abortion Doesn’t Harm Mental Health — But Being Denied One Does At First