Articles by Sulekha Nair
Aug 20, 2018
Kerala floods: Airlines respond to Suhel Seth's tweet about flight fares going up, say prices capped following DGCA guidelinesA tweet by Suhel Seth slammed airlines for hiking fares of their flights to and from Thiruvananthapuram during Kerala floods. However, airline sources speaking to Firstpost said, all airlines have capped their fares following the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)’s guidelines.
Aug 01, 2018
Govt's draft e-commerce policy has come three years late; may disappoint foreign investors targeting the sector: ExpertsIndustry observers opine that India's upcoming e-commerce policy is three to five years late. Is it an India-first policy that aims to protect local interests?
Jul 30, 2018
Narendra Modi regime boosted entrepreneurial climate; final year must focus on further simplification of rules, say expertsAn April 2018 government press statement stated that some 7,968 startups received recognition in financial year 2017-18, as as against 797 recognitions in fiscal 2016-17.
Jul 26, 2018
Sensex at record high of 37,000 is just an illusion; rally led by just top 10 stocks, say analystsSince December 2017, the Sensex has gained nearly 3,000 points or 8.7 percent, from 34,057 to 37,010. However, midcap and smallcap stocks underperformed during the same period.
Jul 24, 2018
Peer to peer platform Mutterfly aims to garner sizeable share of India's $3 bn white goods rental marketWith 70,000 registered users across its mobile and web platforms, Mutterfly is focused on Mumbai as its primary market, but also services Pune and Bangalore.
Jul 17, 2018
Fitness platform Squats primed for brick-and-mortar expansion; targets 120 'wellness' centres countrywide by 2020Squats co-founder Jitendra Chouksey says their goal is to help the 'Skill India' objective by providing 1,00,000 jobs in the fitness industry.
Jul 15, 2018
Govt's sharp focus on skill development is improving employability, but employment is still a far cryNearly 300 million youth are currently under employed or unemployed, and only two percent of the country’s total workforce has undergone skills training.
Jul 04, 2018
GST anniversary: A simplified tax regime has improved ease of doing business, but barriers remain: EntrepreneursThe GST has helped organise the unorganised sector to a large extent, and, in many cases, has revolutionised entire industries. But, pain-points remain.
Jul 02, 2018
Amid 'Make in India', Maharashtra plastic ban will wipe out businesses and scores of jobs: ManufacturersMaharashtra has spent money to propagate its 'say no to plastic' campaign but has hardly spent any man-hours to devise solutions, particularly for waste management.
Jun 29, 2018
One year of GST: Indirect tax regime is a great success; has led to growth in GDP, says Adi GodrejIndia’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew at 7.7% in the fourth-quarter of the 2017-18 financial year and that was because of GST, believes Adi Godrej