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Real Estate Buzz: Startups fuel student housing business in India

Real Estate Buzz: Startups fuel student housing business in India

Sensing the potential of the student housing market, many start-ups have entered the fray. Student housing providers such as Oxfordcaps, Tribestays, PLACIO, Stanza Living, Campus Student Communities, Housr, Simplyguest, etc. currently operate in Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Noida, Mumbai, Indore, Dehradun, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. The top 10 players in the organized student housing space collectively operating [...]

July 2, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate Buzz: Startups fuel student housing business in India

India needs education, not Hindi chauvenism

India needs education, not Hindi chauvenism

It is just as well that the government has junked a proposal in the K Kasturirangan education panel’s report—the official line is that this was a ‘draft’, not the final policy—that suggested reviving the three-language formula with a focus on mandatory Hindi in non-Hindi-speaking states. Protests, spearheaded by Tamil Nadu, against the “imposition of Hindi”, [...]

June 4, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on India needs education, not Hindi chauvenism

Technology, Fears of Cultural Submergence, and Video Regulation in India

Technology, Fears of Cultural Submergence, and Video Regulation in India

The practice of determining the legality of a publication based on its ownership and on the nature of its contents has existed for almost as long as recordable communication has existed. We are, of course, no longer confined to the basic forms of communication such as the written word, and content laws, once unabashedly censorship [...]

May 8, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Technology, Fears of Cultural Submergence, and Video Regulation in India

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google could have avoided this huge embarrassment if they had only googled to find out what lay ahead. (Illustration by C Sasikumar) Consider this: An external advisory council, the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) — essentially an ethics council to guide new technologies — set up by Google in the last week of March, being disbanded [...]

April 27, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Amazon plans to close Chinese marketplace business, focus more on India

Amazon plans to close Chinese marketplace business, focus more on India

Singapore/Seattle: In a rare retreat for Amazon.com Inc., the e-commerce giant plans to shut down its Chinese marketplace business in July as it shifts its focus to offering mainland consumers overseas products rather than goods from local sellers. Amazon will keep running its other businesses in China, including Amazon Web Services, Kindle e-books, and cross-border operations [...]

April 21, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Amazon plans to close Chinese marketplace business, focus more on India

Adventurous business practices can hurt companies: New India Assurance CMD Atul Sahai

Adventurous business practices can hurt companies: New India Assurance CMD Atul Sahai

One thing clear is that you want to write good business. I am not going to focus on topline and ignore the bottomline. We want to be selective but having said that there have been challenges in the motor insurance business. We have run into some huge challenges. We are devising ways to tackle the challenges. There [...]

March 27, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Adventurous business practices can hurt companies: New India Assurance CMD Atul Sahai

India Today-Axis My India exit poll: Congress to lose last Northeast bastion

India Today-Axis My India exit poll: Congress to lose last Northeast bastion

Mizoram, the last Congress bastion in Northeast, is all set for a change in government according to India Today-Axis My India exit poll projections. The Mizo National Front (MNF), a constituent of the National Democratic Alliance at the Centre, is likely to win between 16-22 seats, giving it a simple majority to form government in [...]

December 24, 2018 Loknath Das News Comments Off on India Today-Axis My India exit poll: Congress to lose last Northeast bastion

Pune tops Ease of Living Index 2018, Delhi ranks 65: Check 10 most liveable cities of India

Pune tops Ease of Living Index 2018, Delhi ranks 65: Check 10 most liveable cities of India

Pune has emerged as the easiest city to live in India according to the Ease of Living Index 2018 released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs today. About the Ease of Living Index The survey is a first-of-its-kind inaugural one started this year by the govt. It surveyed a total of 111 cities [...]

December 15, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Pune tops Ease of Living Index 2018, Delhi ranks 65: Check 10 most liveable cities of India

OnePlus 6T Global Launch Event to be Held in India?

OnePlus 6T Global Launch Event to be Held in India?

OnePlus 6T India launch could be same day as the global launch HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 6T will allegedly be launched in India on October 17 This could be global unveiling of the smartphone OnePlus 6T might sport a triple rear camera setup OnePlus 6T is doing the rounds on the rumour mill quite frequently these days, with [...]

September 28, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on OnePlus 6T Global Launch Event to be Held in India?

Google Pixel 2 XL Price Cut in India Ahead of Pixel 3 Series Launch

Google Pixel 2 XL Price Cut in India Ahead of Pixel 3 Series Launch

Google Pixel 2 XL price in India has been reduced to Rs. 45,499 for the variant with 64GB storage HIGHLIGHTS Google Pixel 2 XL’s base variant gets a price cut It was originally launched at Rs. 73,000 This comes just before the Pixel 3 launch on October 9 Google Pixel 2 XL has reportedly received a [...]

September 28, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google Pixel 2 XL Price Cut in India Ahead of Pixel 3 Series Launch

Xiaomi Redmi 5A to Go on Sale in India for the First Time Today: What You Should Know

Xiaomi Redmi 5A to Go on Sale in India for the First Time Today: What You Should Know

Buyers of either Redmi 5A variant can get Rs. 1,000 cashback from Reliance Jio HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Redmi 5A price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 for 2GB RAM variant However, first 5 million 2GB RAM units sold will get a Rs. 1,000 discount The 3GB RAM variant price starts at Rs. 6,999 Xiaomi Redmi 5A, [...]

December 23, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Xiaomi Redmi 5A to Go on Sale in India for the First Time Today: What You Should Know

Asus ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) Price Cut in India, Now Available

Asus ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) Price Cut in India, Now Available

HIGHLIGHTS ZenFone Live was launched in India in May at Rs. 9,999 It has since already received a price cut, bringing it to Rs. 8,999 The ZenFone Live is now available at Rs. 7,999 Asus India on Monday announced a price drop for its ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) (Review) budget smartphone, which was launched in the country in May. Launched at [...]

December 6, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Asus ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) Price Cut in India, Now Available