Despite a promising start, India's radio cabs have rallied against Uber and convinced the country's central bank to put it on notice. Now, the tax authorities are questioning it. If Uber doesn't tweak its business model by the end of the month, it could be curtains for this ride-share service.
New Tech for Old India
New Delhi-based Rajiv Rao examines how technological advances can bring improvements across India.
Rajiv is a journalist and filmmaker based out of New Delhi who is interested in how new technologies, innovation, and disruptive business forces are shaking things up in India. He was most recently a features editor at Business Standard newspaper, and started his career as a reporter with Fortune Magazine in New York in the '90s. He also has worked for UNICEF in southern Sudan. Rajiv is a graduate of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, New York, and also studied at Columbia's Graduate School of Film where he focused on Directing and Screenwriting.
Flipkart thought it was racing towards a milestone by reaching $100 million in gross merchandise value. Instead, it ended up annoying a lot of people.
Since foreigners can't be majority-owned retailers in India, the state of Karnataka has heavily taxed Amazon, pointing to a warehouse as proof of its operations. The company says it is merely providing a storage service. Either way, the whole affair has put a stain on India's booming e-commerce landscape.
By putting a satellite into Mars' orbit, India has brought attention to its space program and its ability to do complex things inexpensively.
Samsung has lost share in the fastest-growing and largest smartphone market in the world, only to be further upstaged by the recently launched, value-packed Android Ones. It will take some doing for the Korean leviathan to preserve its dominance in India.
The Android wars have just begun, and Google's new Android Ones will soon go head-to-head against the dominant models in the marketplace. Which means it's a great time to see what devices are the best of the budget breed in India currently, and what the new Ones will have to do to wrest customers away from them.
The Chinese company has attracted a lot of attention and ire for its strategy of selling its hugely desired phones in small increments in India, leaving hundreds and thousands of buyers angry and disillusioned. Is there a method to this madness?
For a brand that doesn't take India all that seriously, Apple sold a pretty impressive number of phones in the country last year. And now, the plus-sized iPhone 6 may just give well-heeled Indians consumers what they've been craving.
Hike is banking on its customized features for the Indian market to separate itself from the pack and become India's favourite messaging app.
With rock-bottom prices for phones that have superior specs in their class to begin with, Xiaomi is redefining what value for money means in India.
First, Tata Value Homes decided to sell its apartments using the site. Then, Ratan Tata invested in a personal capacity. We should all be so lucky.
The union will leverage Cloudera's Apache Hadoop-powered enterprise data hubs and TCS' global IT services delivery platform, as well as big data solutions.
In the emerging world of 3D-printed organs, using a 3D-printed skull to practise on before a major operation may not be such a fancy thing. But in a country with so few resources, this is a giant achievement.
India has watched a large exodus of BPO business to the Philippines, thanks to the country's more employable youth who are equipped with fluent English and perfect American accents. Now, however, companies are beginning to migrate back due to a greater need for integrated tech services.
Indians have never had much of a history of buying second-hand items, but as companies like GreenDust are proving, there's gold to be mined in the market for used products in the country today.