Is the Tata group any closer to a super app?

The Tata group, after missing out on India’s startup action for a good decade, is finally making up for lost time. (Just to be clear, my statement should not be confused with Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the group, who personally has had a fairly busy angel investment run.) This past week, Tata Digital announced that it is acquiring a majority stake in online healthcare marketplace 1mg. From Tata Digital:

The investment in 1MG is in line with the Tata group’s vision of creating a digital ecosystem that addresses consumer needs across categories in a unified manner. E-pharmacy, e-diagnostics, …


Ashish K. Mishra

Ashish is the editor-in-chief of The Morning Context. One of the best-known business feature writers in India, he was selected for Germany’s Robert Bosch Stiftung Fellowship in 2012 and received the Mumbai Press Club RedInk certificate of recognition in 2015 for his story “Inside the Network 18 takeover”. Before joining The Morning Context, Ashish co-founded The Ken, where he was managing editor. His previous writing stints include Mint, Forbes India and The Economic Times.