When Uber and Ola launched their Bike Taxis in Bangalore within hours of each other, I decided to try it out for myself. I have ridden pillion for hundreds of miles through the treacherous terrains of Ladakh, how bad could a few kilometers in a metro city be? So, I tried a bike taxi for the first time in India, and it was full of precious insights and a sweet banter with my driver Mohun.
#FuelledBylove, the latest ad campaign by British Airways highlights true stories as told by their crew members on India bound flights, and bring out the various little things about India and its culture that make it a special experience for the crew. The ads are emotional and make the employees and crew members a part of brand story telling.
If you’re a corporate employee that’s been counting on withdrawing your Employee Provident Fund account prematurely, you might need to think again. The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, has recently made amendments in the Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952, that make it harder for employees to prematurely withdraw from their EPF accounts.
Pankhuri Shrivastava and Prateek Shukla are a couple of 25 year olds, who have never held a job in their lives. They started Grabhouse when they were both just 23 years old. Read how they growth hacked their way to make Grabhouse a multi-million dollar valued real estate powerhouse.
After his much spoken about Free Basics offering failed to impress the 1+ billion Indians Mark Zuckerberg had hoped to sign up for the ‘offering’, the billionaire entrepreneur is looking to bell the connectivity cat, in a different way.
Founding a startup and running it is hard enough. Getting someone else to buy the idea and invest into it is a different animal altogether. While stories of startups raising $$$ in funding are rampant, it’s the first time entrepreneurs who struggle with knowing where to start and how to go about the process.
Eminent computer scientist Moshe Vardi predicts that within 30 years, robots will be capable of doing almost any job that a human can. This would threaten over half the world’s population out of jobs. This would be possible due to advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies.
A recent study by US researchers has found that computer code written by women tends to be rated more highly than that written by men. However, women’s work is more highly-approved if their gender is not mentioned, the study suggested.
Startups Like Ola and Uber are moving beyond just arranging taxis. How can we call an Ola, an Uber, A Zipgo or A Bike Taxi “Cab hailing apps”. Open most media articles and till date Ola And Uber are referred to as “Taxi Hailing apps” or cab aggregators” or similar, but misfitting nomenclature. Let’s call them Commutech.
The future is well and truly here. EpiBone, a US-based startup, is grow human bones. Recovery in bone fractures is a slow and painful process, and bone grafts from another body run the risk of rejection or disease. EpiBone attempts growing personalised bones in the lab using the patient’s own cells.