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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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.
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
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.
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".
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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