Flipkart announced last week that it was postponing the joining dates of IIM students that it had selected through campus placements. IIM Ahmedabad’s placement committee then swung into action and sent Flipkart a strongly worded letter, urging it to reconsider its decision. Here’s the full text: From: IIM A chairperson To: Binny Bansal and Nitin Seth CC: Flipkart directors, placement head and placecom representatives of all colleges Subject: 7 months delay in joining of management…
One of the toughest parts of being away at work for 12 hours a day is being away from your pet. Most people shy away from keeping pets, or are forced to give up their pets to shelters because of work commitments. While most companies abroad allow pets, in India it still remains a much desired perk. However, many startups across the metros are taking matters of the fur into their hands, and welcoming pets into their offices. (Or cafes and studios for that matter.) Here’s some of the startups in India that are pet friendly, along with the pets that grace their offices.
Amongst the laziest things people have done to get stuff done (Or basically Jugaad-ed), this engineering student at a hostel decided to use Flipkart as an ATM. Too lazy to go to the bank to deposit cash, genius struck when our man thought of this brilliant hack. He ordered goods to the tune of the amount he needed the cash for, and chose to employ the Cash On Delivery method. The very next day, he filed for a product return and got his money refunded into his bank the very next day.
Sikkim may not have a burgeoning food delivery startups scene or a throbbing pub culture, but that doesn’t stop the state from taking all measures to go eco friendly.
For effective waste management in an eco-friendly manner, the Sikkim government has restricted the use of mineral water bottles in government programmes and banned the use of foam food containers all over the state.
Candice Payne is a regular 40 something year old mom to 2 kids. Except, she, as of this day is also an internet sensation who’s taken the internet storm, by doing nothing, but…laughing.
Candice wouldn’t have imagined in her wildest dreams that a candid video of hers she shot for a lark, while sitting in her car would go as viral as it did.
In a landmark move, the Delhi government has officially released a policy allowing private bus players to ply in Delhi NCR area. The policy attributes the “dangerous rising” pollution levels in the city and growing dependence on private vehicles, as the reason for a change and hence a new policy that allows for private players in the buses segment.
If the WCD (Women and Child Development) ministry under the leadership of Maneka Gandhi has its way, all the offices in India would very soon be required to have a daycare facilities for children.
A long time Zomato user Prateek Dham claims that Zomato’s review system is corrupt. He went public yesterday with detailed Facebook status that purports to expose Zomato’s method of monetizing with paid reviews. However, Zomato hasn’t taken kindly to this user’s claims and in an unlikely move, have responded to each allegation the user has made in a public blogpost.
Tim Cook has an important job to do on this trip to India, touted as second largest smartphone market after the US, and he seems to be making all the right moves. After partying with Bollywood’s A list and hobnobbing with the startup elite, he was seen enjoying an IPL match in Kanpur yesterday.
Pallavi R was in a for a shock today morning when she randomly got a push notification from Myntra about a pair of Benetton shoes costing Rs. 5000 that have been delivered. The message would’ve been a welcome communication except one little detail. She never ordered those shoes. Nobody had touched her phone to have made a purchase as her.
Within minutes, hundreds of other Myntra users complained of the same. Social media was abuzz of people sharing screenshots of the incessant notifications they got from the Myntra app.