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  • Sacred Games and Netflix’s millionsHarveen Ahluwalia
    Sacred Games and Netflix’s millionsThe date is 24 July 2019. About 20 days before Netflix’s most popular Indian series, the crime thriller Sacred Games, returns with a second season. But the American video streaming...
  • Where is the money in podcasting?Abhishek Baxi
    Where is the money in podcasting?In the 2000s, it used to be “I have a blog.” Now, it’s “I host a podcast.” India is finally catching up to the global podcast resurgence of recent years....
  • The untold story of Sourceeasy’s disastrous endAshish K. Mishra
    The untold story of Sourceeasy’s disastrous endHyderabadIf it is still raw, bruised and hurting from picking at it like a gash which wouldn’t heal, Chirag Chamoli hides his pain well. On the morning of 16 November...
  • The dark side to Nykaa’s beauty businessPrachi Sibal
    The dark side to Nykaa’s beauty businessPriya Chhetri, 26, was set on making it in Mumbai. She quit her job as a fashion coordinator in New York to land in Maximum City, armed with an offer...
  • How Wikimedia India went bustRoshni P. Nair
    How Wikimedia India went bustMumbaiAn assembly of nearly 1,000 people seems inconsequential in a megapolis bursting at the seams. But for the Wikimedia cognoscenti thronging the neo-Gothic, stained glass splendour of Mumbai University’s convocation...
  • Fantasy gaming’s trial by fireNikhil Varma
    Fantasy gaming’s trial by fire31 off 12. That’s what the equation had come down to. Thirty-one runs needed off the last two overs, at an average of 15.5. It was a tall task.  More...
  • Can Stellapps fix milk for India?Pradip K. Saha
    Can Stellapps fix milk for India?BengaluruMohan’s milk collection centre in Thernahalli village in Karnataka’s Kolar district is bustling with activity. Villagers—men, women, even children—come in, pour the milk they have brought, share a joke, and...
  • The bittersweet relevance of Snapdeal 2.0Saif Iqbal
    The bittersweet relevance of Snapdeal 2.0Who doesn’t like a good comeback? There is an almost magical quality to it, captivating audiences, cheering for the down-and-out underdog, thus briefly inverting the survival of the fittest world....
  • The understated disruption of SOLshare in BangladeshDivya Siddarth
    The understated disruption of SOLshare in BangladeshDhakaThe first thing you notice about the box is how small it really is. If you are of average build, the white box fits snug in your hands, say the...
  • China is looking grim for OYOFrankie Huang
    China is looking grim for OYOShanghaiIn the era of Uber, WeWork and Ofo, we have become weary of fast-growing startups propelled by venture capital money, led by young men long on ambition and short on...
  • The pandemic will redefine fintech lendingVardhan Koshal
    The pandemic will redefine fintech lendingThe transfer of money from me to you and you to me is what greases the wheels of the modern economic machine. We earn, we spend, and then, most importantly,...
  • Facebook’s vague payments launch and UPI’s global ambitionsPranav S.
    Facebook’s vague payments launch and UPI’s global ambitionsFacebook just announced the launch of a new payments feature a couple of days ago in the US—Facebook Pay.  It’s essentially a rebranding and consolidation of existing in-app payments on...
  • What’s holding up a Swiggy-Zomato merger?The Morning Context team
    What’s holding up a Swiggy-Zomato merger?There shouldn’t be any ambiguity about this. This story in particular is an exploration on the subject of consolidation, which for the most part has been playing out in India’s...
  • Less SoftBank, more venture buildersKabeer Chawla
    Less SoftBank, more venture buildersIn the last few months, enough words have been spent on SoftBank and the several ills of its kind. WeWork, Uber, Lyft, Peloton. It’s not a great time for venture...
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