Debroop Roy

Debroop Roy

Entrepreneur Staff
Correspondent

About Debroop Roy

Covering the start-up ecosystem in and around Bangalore for Entrepreneur. Formerly an energy reporter at Reuters. A film, cricket buff who also writes fiction on weekends.

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Telecommunications

India Could Lose This Private Telco If Govt Doesn't Provide Relief

On Friday, the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group said that Vodafone Idea could shut down if there was no additional relief from the government.
electric vehicles

Launching EV in India, Lining Up More Affordable Products: MG Motor's Rajeev Chaba

Chaba talked about an extended honeymoon period for MG Hector, the launch of their first EV and how one needs to start somewhere without waiting for everything to fall into place
Lending

Want A Loan? Now Xiaomi Has Something For You

Mi Credit, at present, services 1,500 pin codes across the country, and the company aims to expand its availability to all pin codes by the end of the current fiscal year.
Telecommunications

How The Tariff Hikes by Jio, Vodafone Idea and Airtel Will Affect You

The last few months have brought the telcos under massive pressure with regulatory hurdles and an adverse court judgment resulting in massive losses for some in the last reported quarter. In order to ease some of the pressure, all the major operators have announced tariff hikes for prepaid customers.
E-commerce

Not Just E-Commerce Giants, CAIT Now Blames Brands, Banks of Unfair Practices

The traders' body has now extended its complaint to include banks and brands as well, with its latest letter asking for thorough investigation against what it called an "unholy cartel".
Digital Payments

UPI's Growth Curve Continues To Move Up, Transaction Value Falls

Transactions using UPI grew six per cent month-over-month in November, while the total value of transactions fell to INR 1.89 lakh crore.
Digital Cover

The Incredibles: Behind the Kunal Shah You Know

After exiting FreeCharge, Shah dabbled into various things, but the entrepreneurial itch made him come back and create CRED. He believes if one has built and created all his life, the idea of not creating does not work.
Agritech

Are Agri-Tech Start-Ups in India Able To Raise Funds?

Start-ups such as Kamatan and Fresh VnF are trying to bridge the gap between farmers and the larger economy with the use of technology. Funding, too, seems to have quietly followed.
WhatsApp

Amid Backlash For Breaches, Facebook, WhatsApp Turn To Supporting Indian Start-Ups

Even as WhatsApp faces challenges in India, the collaboration to help budding start-ups comes as a welcome reminder of the potential that big technology companies have, in terms of their ability to lend support
Mergers and Acquisitions

5 Times Indian Start-Ups Expanded Overseas Through Acquisitions

The last few years have seen several start-ups in the Indian ecosystem grow at breakneck pace, scaling operations both in domestic as well as international markets. To scale quickly, some of these start-ups have taken the acquisition route
Cab hailing

New Guidelines For Ola, Uber On the Cards. Will It Affect Your Wallet?

According to a news report, the central government plans to cap the commission for aggregators to a maximum of 10 per cent of the total fare, compared with about 20 per cent currently while also putting in place rules around surge pricing and rider safety
E-commerce

First-Time E-Commerce User? Flipkart Has Something To Help You Through

The feature, Flipkart Saathi, is currently available in English and Hindi and aims to bring an experience similar to what people expect at a physical store, wherein a salesperson assists them while buying a product.
Data Breach

Yet Another Data Breach, Indian Agency Cautions OnePlus Store Users

According to the latest advisory issued by CERT, OnePlus has informed the agency that less than 3,000 Indian customer orders at the company's online store were affected
co-living

Funds Keep Flowing Into The Indian Co-Living Space

The co-living market in India is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 17 per cent in the next five years to become a nearly INR 1-trillion market, research shows.
E-commerce

Everything You Need To Know About Flipkart's and Amazon's Tussle With Traders

The tussle between e-commerce companies and the traders associations has taken a new turn after it alleged that through deep discounting, Flipkart and Amazon were going against tax regulations