Facebook launches Free Basics pan India via Reliance
Mark Zuckerberg today through a Facebook post announced that all Reliance subscribers across India can now access free internet, for limited basic services, via Facebook's controversial Free Basics
Shire preparing to mount new bid for Baxalta
British drugmaker Shire Plc is preparing to table a new takeover offer for Baxalta, almost four months after the US biotech firm rejected its unsolicited $30-billion bid
Ratan Tata invests in Singapore big data start-up Crayon
Crayon has been rated as one of the most successful and innovative big data start-ups for 2014 and 2015
Terror groups still active, US warns travellers
US authorities say the likelihood of attacks will continue as members of IS return from Syria and Iraq, and other individuals not affiliated with terror groups engage in violence on their own
Idea Cellular in deal to buy Videocon's spectrum for Rs3,310 crore
Idea Cellular, which is already a leader in these two circles, would be acquiring 1800 MHz spectrum in these service areas
Climate-friendly rice recognized as a top science development of 2015
The new kind of rice grows in a manner that nearly eliminates the production of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Rice is a big source of methane
Union Budget: 2015-16
Economic Survey : 2014-15

  Ravi Subramanian: shifting gears with his new best seller
  Ravi Subramanian, banker turned author talks to Swetha Amit about his new bestseller, The Bestseller She Wrote, and the reasons for breaking out of his usual banking thriller genre
  Banking sector poised to see interesting times
  With in-principle approval given to 21 new niche banks, and the PM's Jan Dhan Yojana scheme, the Indian banking sector is poised for a shake-up, and inclusive banking has been given a boost. But banks will have to be nimble and make good use of technology to survive in the new scenario, say Probir Roy, co-founder, Paymate and Sumita Kale of Indicus Centre for Financial Inclusion
  Kindling the entrepreneurial spirit
  Co-founders of UpGrad, India's first full-fledged online education company, Ronnie Screwala, founder of UTV group, Unilazer Ventures and Swades Foundation, and Mayank Kumar, in conversation with Swetha Amit about the valuable benefits of their online higher educational program for working professionals which commences from November 2015
  The innings behind a good partnership
  Deborah Kirsten, journalist, motivational speaker and wife of cricketer Gary Kirsten, in conversation with Swetha Amit about her autobiography Chai Tea & Ginger Beer
  After Paris, France contemplates a reckoning
  Instead of pulling back from the global coalition working against jihadism, it appears that the French will renew and perhaps expand their efforts to pursue revenge for the most recent assault. Republished with permission of Stratfor
  The Journey of the Silent Warrior
  Sudha Menon, columnist and bestselling author, talks to Swetha Amit about the silent warrior who touched several lives with his acts of philanthropy
  Why corporations don't always 'learn' their way to success
  A new study of the aircraft industry suggests that the belief in 'learning by doing' may be overstated. This study provides an alternative explanation for why we may observe a strong relationship between experience and performance, even without actual learning, says Jaideep Anand from The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business
  Decoding the mind of an engineer
  Author of Applied Minds, Guru Madhavan, biomedical engineer and senior policy adviser, talks to Swetha Amit about how engineers view problems as opportunities rather than obstacles
  Consumers resist influence of covert marketing when paid placements are disclosed
  Consumers remember and like products better after seeing covert marketing, such as a product placement in a sitcom, but reminding them that product placement is ''marketing'' eliminates the effect
  Recasting the Mahabharata as a 'historical' fact than a myth
  Aditya Iyengar, senior marketing manager of History TV18, discusses with Swetha Amit the reasons for retelling the Mahabharata as a historical fact rather than as a myth
  Weathering a perfect mobile storm
  It's a great time for mobility but challenging times for mobile network operators, says Conor Carroll, senior vice president of sales for Europe, Asia, and the Americas, Tata Communication
  A Katha for corporations from a master story teller
  Award-winning author and columnist, Shoba Narayan, who has authored Return to India and Monsoon Diary talks to Swetha Amit about the power of storytelling in business and management, which is the theme of her latest book, Katha: Tell a Story, Sell a Dream
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