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गरीबी हटायेंगे लेकिन कैसे?

आज ‘अंतर्राष्ट्रीय गरीबी हटाओ दिवस’ है। संयुक्त राष्ट्र ने आज से ठीक पच्चीस साल पहले आज के दिन को इस नेक कार्य के लिए चुना था। पिछली सदी शायद मानवता के लिए सबसे भीषण और दर्दनाक समय रहा है। दो विश्व युद्ध, परमाणु हमलों, ‘कोल्ड वौर’ जैसे संकटमय क्षणों के अलावा कई गुलाम देशों को आज़ादी मिली। अफ्रीका, एशिया और दक्षिण अम्रीका के कई देशों ने स्वतंत्रता की सांस ली। लेकिन इसी स्वतंत्रता के साथ

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‘Zara.in’ The Famous Spanish Brand Opens An E-commerce Website

  Earlier this year, Zara opened its standalone high-street store in Mumbai, which is the biggest by the Global fast-fashion Spanish brand and Jesus Echevarria, chief communications and corporate affairs (Inditex) cleared about his plan to enter into e-commerce zone. On 27th September the brand announced its online store, for which the website goes live by 4th of October. Now, one can shop anywhere and pick articles from the full range of Zara, which shall

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Eating Ecologically, Saving Sustainably

Lush green fields filled with crops swirling thanks to the gentle breeze. The happy farmer who’s confident that he’ll get good money for his crops. A population consuming organic food that isn’t chock full of dangerous poisons. Agriculture turning humane and eco-friendly. Sounds idyllic, isn’t it? But it’s not something un-achievable.   In fact, if one were to take India’s history into perspective, organic agriculture is something that was traditionally followed. But with a gargantuan

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What Drove Aditya Birla Group To Shut Down Abof?

The Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited have announced to shut down its flagship e-commerce website ‘abof’ by 31st of October, exactly one year after shutting down previous venture Trendin.com.   As the two e-commerce biggies continue to shower festive sales, another big name has ventured out from the market and its none other than Abof (all about fashion), the primary e-commerce website of Aditya Birla Group.  The decision has come after it failed to

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A critical overview of the Indian Shinkansen

The Shinkansen is one of the most reputed and reliable train systems in the world. Shinkansen is Japanese for ‘New Trunk Line’ & English for ‘Bullet Train’. It has established a record for being punctual, clean and insanely efficient leading to it arguably becoming Japan’s lifeline much like how the Delhi metro and Mumbai local are lifelines for their respective cities. Recently, India and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to open a

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#5. INVESTOR PITCHING & SOME CONCENTRATED THINKING :)

  With our little start up getting more real and serious everyday, we figured we needed the real funds to start coming in. A series of investor meetings started lining up – each one with a different outcome. Some great feedback, some good and some just plain “why are you guys wasting your time with this ?” Yes , some of the feedback did hurt but ‘just keep moving’ became our constant thought and action.

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Beginning of the Grind and the Festive Season Combined

Brainstorming while experimenting different cocktails and dreams (yes, I still love Tom Cruise) at various venues was what our new family did for the next 3 months. We had a new excuse to go OUWT even more now – it was all to figure out exactly what kind of product we wanted to create. With a fair share of procrastination and some pretty fun ideas, we saw ourselves getting serious about new work quite naturally.

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The politico-capitalist nexus: crony capitalism

 It was the summer of 1766 when Ivan Polzunov, a Russian mechanic’s apprentice, invented a steam engine which was completely independent of the use of water power culminating into one of the most remarkable designs which had the potential to accelerate the industrial revolution by leaps and bounds. The project was sent to Empress Catherine II. She awarded him 400 rubles but did not seem to appreciate the new technology, as she found the British

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Return of the enterprising: From Silicon Valley to the Sahyadris

There has never been a better time to be in India or so one would think looking at the number of entrepreneurs who have made India home after their stints in some of the top schools and corporation in the americas. This is in sharp contrast to just about a decade ago when everyone in India was losing sleep over the migration of finest Indian brains to the Silicon Valley, terming it the brain drain.

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