Surrogacy’s ashes prove fertile for India’s large IVF chains

Up until recently, Akanksha Infertility Clinic in Anand, Gujarat, was the leading surrogacy clinic in India. At its peak in 2015, the clinic saw 185 births through surrogacy. Today, things are different. The majority of beds in the hostel for surrogate mothers lie empty. The once-serpentine queues of couples—both foreign and Indian—are now markedly shorter. … Read moreSurrogacy’s ashes prove fertile for India’s large IVF chains

Corkeyed: Millennials are changing India’s wine industry

On an oppressively-muggy Mumbai night, on 22 April, 11 women congregated in an air-conditioned refuge called The Wine Rack, unwound over a blind tasting session, and played an unwitting role in stirring India’s wine industry from its slumber. Mumbai’s Biggest Wine Bar The Wine Rack is Mumbai’s biggest wine bar, with floor-to-ceiling racks of 300-plus … Read moreCorkeyed: Millennials are changing India’s wine industry

The antitrust cloud looming on Big Tech and three explosive ideas from three women help pin the issue down

Sundar Pichai, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg—meet Margrethe Vestager, Lina Khan and Dina Srinivasan. Vestager is the European Union’s (EU) competition commissioner; Khan, a law student in her late twenties; and Srinivasan, a veteran ad-tech entrepreneur. Three women, one goal: dismantle the dominance of Big Tech. Vestager, Khan, and Srinivasan have decoded Pichai’s Google, Bezos’s Amazon … Read moreThe antitrust cloud looming on Big Tech and three explosive ideas from three women help pin the issue down

A market in which everyone can participate

To appreciate what boAt has achieved, it’s important to understand the market it functions in. The electronics accessories—or for that matter even the audio accessories—market in India is largely unorganized. With no import restrictions in place, traders are free to bring in whatever they want. Various market places There are markets such as Palika Bazaar … Read moreA market in which everyone can participate

What were the rumors?

Initially, however, Grab A Grub will only handle orders from Reliance storehouses or between distributors and Kirana stores. “They will do backend only. Reliance doesn’t want to be seen as an interface between Kirana stores and customers and be perceived as competition for the Kirana stores,” said the senior official quoted earlier. Reliance’s Delivery Ambitions … Read moreWhat were the rumors?

Stand and deliver: Zomato and Swiggy want to eat each other’s lunch

It’s lunchtime at Aranyas, a popular eatery in Dhanbad, the coal-rich city in Jharkhand. But while just a few tables are occupied, orders are still being punched in and flying out, courtesy the swarm of the delivery personnel. Clad in either crimson or orange, they wait impatiently at the service counter. Across the city—at traffic … Read moreStand and deliver: Zomato and Swiggy want to eat each other’s lunch

How Indian B-schools could score an A

Around two months ago, as India’s top business schools sent their latest batch of students out into the corporate world, Ken decided to dig deeper into their placement mechanism. While the usual boasts of near-100% placement and record salary packages still dotted the pages of newspapers, close to two dozen respondents—past students, faculties, recruiters and … Read moreHow Indian B-schools could score an A

The Razorpay payments Matrix: Can this Neo bank be The One?

We are growing at 450% year-on-year and we should be market leaders in 15 months,” says Harshil Mathur, the 28-year-old CEO and co-founder of payment gateway Razorpay* Software Pvt Ltd. The fast-talking, straight-faced founder makes two eye-popping claims—about its projected growth and its market leader dreams—right there. For a five-year-old startup in any sector, an … Read moreThe Razorpay payments Matrix: Can this Neo bank be The One?