articles by Srividya Iyer

Fwire

Rivals Cipla, Natco gain on Novartis drug patent rejection

Shares in Natco Pharma and Cipla gain after the Supreme Court dismissed Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG's petition seeking patent for its cancer drug Glivec.

Business

'Religious institutions should be allowed to invest in startups'

For capital to be made accessible to venture capital, it has to come from insurance companies, provident funds, pension funds or charitable institutions.

Business

Fast delivery or wide offers: Get to know your online retailer

Why some e-commerce sites deliver your purchases sooner than others. And what do they gain in return. To know more, read on.

News & Analysis

Fast delivery or wide offers: Get to know your online retailer

Why some e-commerce sites deliver your purchases sooner than others. And what do they gain in return. To know more, read on.

Business

Man on a mission: Bowei Gai's startup tour across 29 countries starts in India

Firstpost caught up with Bowei Gai, founder, World Startup Report in Mumbai, as he kicks off his tour from India.

News & Analysis

Man on a mission: Bowei Gai's startup tour across 29 countries starts in India

Firstpost caught up with Bowei Gai, founder, World Startup Report in Mumbai, as he kicks off his tour from India.

Life

Don't just fret about women's issues, 'catapult' your wallet too

Arguing about what the government should do and can do about women's issues is a good intellectual exercise, but perhaps our wallets can also do some talking.

Business

Getting innovative with risk: When VCs think like start-ups

In these times, which 'are a-Changin', phones are getting bigger again, and computers are getting smaller. In the innovate-or-perish world, start up investors are acting like start ups.

News & Analysis

New agenda: VCs are thinking small, and beyond IITs

Not only are the number of angel investors and networks increasing in India but growth stage venture capital funds are also signing smaller cheques.

Business

New agenda: VCs are thinking small, and beyond IITs

Not only are the number of angel investors and networks increasing in India but growth stage venture capital funds are also signing smaller cheques.

Business

Why the-sanitary-pad man is a different entrepreneur

Arunachalam's obsession with women's hygiene drove him out of village and made his family abandon him but that's the thing about an obsession- you never back down.

Business

Referral site Whistle Talk raises Rs 2 cr from Hyderabad Angels

Whistle Talk uses social networking sites including Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus to help employees refer people for job openings.

Investing

Markets hold ground; SpiceJet up 13% on stake sale reports

The Indian equity markets closed steady with the Sensex closing at 18537, 0.16 percent and the Nifty closing at 5635.90 ,0.17 percent up due to lack of domestic triggers.

Investing

Reliance Money targets gold market with new plan

Targeting an estimated Rs two lakh crore unorganised gold market in the country, Reliance Money today launched a new daily gold accumulation plan under which customers can invest as low as Rs 1,000 per month.

Business

BP to pay $4.5 bn as criminal penalties for US oil spill

British Petroleum (BP) will pay $4.5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to felony misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which caused the worst US offshore oil spill ever.

News & Analysis

Why it's simpler to bootstrap in India than Silicon Valley

Indian, Chinese and Taiwanese immigrants are packing up their great American dream and going back home to build new companies.

Business

Why it's simpler to bootstrap in India than Silicon Valley

Indian, Chinese and Taiwanese immigrants are packing up their great American dream and going back home to build new companies.

Business

How Angel investors are making money in India

Angel investors are looking to exit ventures sooner rather than later and they are doing it in the first round of VC funding, which in investment parlance is called Series A funding.

Business

Why private companies could be the answer to Indian entrepreneurship

One small step by entrepreneurs could be a giant leap for the economy. It may not take us economic nirvana, but it could just be the encouraging push that we need.

News & Analysis

Why Indian entrepreneurship is a far cry from Silicon Valley

The Indian entrepreneurship ecosystem is in a global race. Only, what's a relay for its peers is an obstacle race for us.