Going tech-savvy Jata Shankar Dwivedi plans to start live telecast of cremation and pujas through his website ANAND SINGH
Going tech-savvy Jata Shankar Dwivedi plans to start live telecast of cremation and pujas through his website ANAND SINGH

Death Inc

Prince Mathews Thomas

From Skyping funerals to chartered helicopters that disperse ashes over the Ganga, the economics of death is anything but morbid, writes Prince Mathews Thomas »

Tailored for semi-urban workers

All in a day’s work Garment workers buy veggies outside their factory, on the outskirts of Tiptur, Karnataka, as they wait for transport back home GRN SOMASHEKAR

Vishwanath Kulkarni

Urban land and labour costs are pushing garment units in South India to small towns »

Fly into no-poacher zone

Soaring fortunes The bird count has risen to 3 lakh at Mangalajodi, a fishing village north east of Chilka Lake in Odisha, from just 5,000 about 15 years ago USHA RAI

Usha Rai

Hunters turn guides in this ecotourism success story at avian paradise Mangalajodi in Odisha »

How fertile is my family land

Good earth Zero tillage retains the roots of the older crop in the post-harvest soil

Sudhirendar Sharma

The soil-friendly transformation of a degraded inheritance »
the compass chronicles

Infinity versus Ramchundra

Rohit Gupta

Nary a beacon of light illuminates the history of Indian science under British colonial rule. A... »

SAIF Partners invests ₹6 crore in Niffler

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Niffler, a Mumbai-based mobile only venture, has raised ₹6 crore seed capital from venture capital fund SAIF Partners. Niffler, started by three IITians Edul Patel, Prince Arora and Viraj Shah, he... »

Upping the smart quotient

Our Bureau

The flavour of this year’s MWC seems to be newcomers to the world of personal tech. »

Wipro, Orga join hands

Our Bureau

Wipro has partnered with Orga Systems, a vendor for real-time charging and billing solutions. India’s third largest software exporter launched its Open MVNO ‘Telco-in-a-box’, solution at the Mobil... »

Wipro launches data centre solution to drive business agility

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Wipro has launched a Boundary Less Data Centre Solution (BLDC), which is based upon a software-defined data centre architecture powered by VMware. This solution enables enterprises to be... »

Wipro geocodes its employees’ proximity to BMTC bus routes

Our Bureau

About 66.5 per cent of employees spend at least 45 minutes commuting to work and 74.3 per cent spend at least 45 minutes returning home from work, reveals a study conducted by Wipro among i... »

Mansarovar Yatra: 250 pilgrims to go via Nathu La


The government on Wednesday said as per an understanding reached with the Chinese side, five batches of 50 pilgrims each are expected to travel through Nathu La for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra th... »

DoT receives request to block `We Phone’ app over call spoofing


Department of Telecom (DoT) has received a request from an intelligence agency to block the application `We Phone’ on charge that it allows identity of the caller to remain hidden, Parliament was... »

All you wanted to know about: Spectrum auction

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The auction for spectrum began today with eight bidders in the fray. This is the third round of auction being held in the last two years. But this is being touted as the biggest sale because the n... »

Shell to set up global IT centre at Bengaluru


Global energy giant Shell today announced setting up of a global information technology centre at Bengaluru to provide IT support to all its business verticals. “Shell plans to begin oper... »

Nasscom chief: India set to emerge second largest base for start-ups

R Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Nasscom.

TE Raja Simhan

India has the fourth largest start-up ecosystem after the US, UK and Israel. However, if the current trend continues, within a year or two, India will be second after the US. That’s the level of e... »

We hope to defend our existing spectrum, says Sunil Mittal

Customer management

Making peace with the present

IoT-based sensors for detecting pesticide residues likely

BlackBerry unveils 4G smartphone Leap

Ramco to support operations at Southern Vietnam Helicopter

Vserv raises $11 mn from Maverick Capital, IDG

Bharti Airtel ties up with China Mobile

`Budget is more like a vision document with focus on job-creators’

GOQii launches marketplace for fitness coaches

Games for the summer

Sabyasachi Biswas

Mortal Kombat X The biggest fighting game of all times is going to come back even hotter this summer. Mortal Kombat X will most likely feature a completely redesigned story... »

Amazon rolls out mobile app for sellers

Amit Deshpande

Our bureau

Sellers on now can do business even while on the go and address customer queries instantly. As India is heading towards a mobile-only market, companies are looking to capitalise on this... »

Spectrum auction: Centre gets bids worth ₹60,000 cr

Our Bureau

Day one of the spectrum auction saw aggressive bidding by telecom companies, taking the bid amount up by as much as 73 per cent of the reserve price. After six rounds of bidding, the Ce... »

As start-up ecosystem builds up, India turning innovation destination

R Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Nasscom, at the inaugural session of Nasscom Product Conclave, in Chennai on Wednesday BIJOY GHOSH

Our Bureau

India can take IT solutions to the world, says Nasscom chief »

Flipkart appoints Punit Soni as its Chief Product Officer

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E-commerce firm Flipkart has appointed former Google product management executive and former vice president of product management at Motorola, Punit Soni, as its Chief Product Officer.Punit... »

Microsoft Ventures launches two new accelerator programs

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Microsoft Ventures in India has launched two new accelerator programs.Unveiling these plans at the Summer 2015 batch, the Redmond-based technology giant said that the two new programs– Acce... »

Facebook open to solar plane-based internet services in India

Facebook expects technologies to bring down the cost of internet significantly.


Social media giant Facebook is interested in testing internet services through solar-powered plane in India and other telecom connectivity technologies it is developing. “We are really in... »

Taiwan's AOC enters India with smartphones, tablet

The E40 and M601 smartphone

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Taiwan-based AOC, which manufactures LED and LCD displays, has entered the Indian smartphone market with two 3G-enabled smartphones and a 3G calling tablet. The $12.2-billion company sai... »

Furniture portal CustomFurnish raises ₹16 crore seed fund

Madhukar Gangadi (left), serial entrepreneur and Founder CEO of CustomFurnish.Com, with Srini Koppulu, co-investor, in Hyderabad on Wednesday PV SIVAKUMAR

K V Kurmanath 

Serial entrepreneur Madhukar Gangadi, who promoted MedPlus chain of pharmacies, has identified a need in the $20-billion furnishing market in India that is largely dominated by the unorganised sec... »

Apple tops smartphone sales in Q4


CorporateApple tops smartphone sales in Q4 iPhone maker Apple has dethroned Samsung from the top spot on the global smartphone tally, a position that the Korean electronics gia... »

Spectrum auction to witness tough fight

How to build a dream career

Prevailing in a world of disruptive innovation

Jeffrey Lehman, John Etchemendy join Infosys Board

eBay India ties up with

Crisil: Social media was mostly positive about Budget proposals

Nucleus Software inks deal with Red Hat

IoT-based apps for detecting pesticide residue likely

Telenor's Sigve Brekke: In India, our focus now is on basic services

Centre’s move to supersede Fin Tech board lands in Court

BL Ink

Cradle to grave: The National Health Service of Britain is not flawless, but it has helped millions of lives

Eyes wide open

Vidya Ram

Indian doctors have always played a major role in the National Health Service of the UK. But their story is equally about assimilation and success as it is about compromise and bias »

Mumbai-based entrepreneurs develop an app, Pipes, that customises news of your choice »

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