Sushma Swaraj Is Changing How Indian Politicians Act On The Internet

Sushma Swaraj Is Changing How Indian Politicians Act On The Internet

Sushma Swaraj is no stranger to Twitter. She was one of its early adopters, having joined the platform all the way back in 2010. She tweets regularly, and has built a sizable audience – over 6.5 million people follow her updates. Today, she sent out the following tweet. Friends : This is to update you on my health. — Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 16, 2016 I am in AIIMS because of kidney failure. Presently, I…

Here’s How The International Media Is Responding To India’s Bold Demonetization Move

Here’s How The International Media Is Responding To India’s Bold Demonetization Move

The Narendra Modi’s government shock move to scrap Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes is not only dominating headlines in India, but is also making ripples across the world. Modi has been on the radar of the international media with his frequent trips abroad, and his demonetization crusade is getting extensively covered in the foreign press.  Forbes: Five days after the decision, Forbes has published an article titled “India’s Great Bank Note Switch Appears To Be…

Here’s How Demonetisation Is Effecting Online Shopping Traffic In India

Here’s How Demonetisation Is Effecting Online Shopping Traffic In India

On the night of 8th November 2016, something unusual happened. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi perhaps announced the most significant economical change during the lifetime of most Indians. 86% of our country’s currency notes would cease to be legal tender in just 4 hours. That’s a very short notice and it has since had tremendous impact on trade & consumer demand. Streets are relatively empty and people are lining up to exchange / deposit currency outside banks and ATMs. Enough…

Here’s How The Common Man’s Life Would Change After Demonetization

Here’s How The Common Man’s Life Would Change After Demonetization

So, the pale-brown Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination notes are consigned to history now. It would be a Herculean task for banks to store and transmit the notes received to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and an even more onerous exercise for RBI to destroy these notes in due course. The noise over availability of the new notes would die in a few days, once the supplies improve and the ATMs are recalibrated. Life…

How Donald Trump Treated His Presidential Campaign Like A Startup, And Won

How Donald Trump Treated His Presidential Campaign Like A Startup, And Won

Whether you agree with his stands on issues or not, one thing is certain – Donald Trump disrupted politics. He was the quintessential outsider; his entry into the political area was treated with a combination of incredulity and contempt. His main challenger had over 40 years of experience in politics, he’d never held a political office in his life. But Trump was a successful and shrewd business man – with limited resources and against overwhelming…

6 Stats That Show How Big Alibaba’s Singles Day Extravaganza Really Is

6 Stats That Show How Big Alibaba’s Singles Day Extravaganza Really Is

It’s the grand daddy of all e-commerce sales.  Alibaba’s iconic Singles Day sale is currently underway, and is shattering sales records everywhere. Singles’ Day was first celebrated in the 1990s by young, single Chinese as an anti-Valentine’s Day (11/11 looks like two single, sad people). It was a joke “holiday”, but in 2009, Alibaba began using it to promote discounts at retailers on its e-commerce platforms. And it took off. Now it’s by far the biggest day…

This Is How Top Tech Entrepreneurs Have Reacted To Donald Trump’s Election

This Is How Top Tech Entrepreneurs Have Reacted To Donald Trump’s Election

The stunning victory of Donald Trump to the highest office in the world – President of the United States – this week has sent shockwaves not only in America, but the rest of the world.  Silicon Valley, based in California has been dominantly Democratic, and a Trump presidency has not gone down well with the state, with some protests breaking out to even demand for California to “exit” from the United States. While scores of…

There Are Furious Trades Of Rs. 500 And Rs. 1000 Notes Happening On Olx And Quikr

There Are Furious Trades Of Rs. 500 And Rs. 1000 Notes Happening On Olx And Quikr

If you have something that you no longer have use for, what do you do? Sell it on the internet, of course. A deluge of postings for Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes has appeared on Olx and Quikr on the morning after Prime Minister Modi’s shock announcement. This was a posting today on Olx. The Rs. 500 note selling for Rs. 400 isn’t surprising – redeeming a Rs. 500 note at this point will…

4 Winners And 3 Losers From Modi’s Shock Decision To Discontinue Rs. 500 And Rs. 1000 Notes

4 Winners And 3 Losers From Modi’s Shock Decision To Discontinue Rs. 500 And Rs. 1000 Notes

Narendra Modi stunned India, and the world, by announcing that Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes would cease to be legal tender overnight. The move caught nearly everyone off-guard, and once the initial shock set in, was widely hailed as a landmark move that would fight corruption and black money. Here are the 3 losers and 4 winners from the surprise move. Losers 1 Black money hoarders This one seems obvious, but Modi’s shock move has…

This Site Tried To Find Who’d Win The US Elections If The Entire World Could Vote

This Site Tried To Find Who’d Win The US Elections If The Entire World Could Vote

The US election cycle has been a riveting, engrossing spectacle. The elections might just be for the President of the United States, but they’ve caught the attention of the world like no election in recent memory. And even non-US citizens seem to have an opinion on who should be America’s next President. A site from the Netherlands attempted to find out who’d win if the US elections were held in every country. Worldwide.vote ran a…

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