articles by Sulekha Nair

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Indians make most of lockdown as libido conquers social distancing at homes; sales of adult toys zoom over 100%

There is a phenomenal rise in the demand for products like adult sex toys, condoms in the sexual wellness industry

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Coronavirus outbreak, volatile stock markets: Not many will be inclined to invest now, saving money will be criterion, say analysts

Is this the time to invest in the stock market given that the stocks are all selling at a low price. The possible growth in the long-term will benefit investors, said experts.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Travel restrictions impact on domestic tourism may be limited as long as current ban does not prolong

With the government imposing travel restrictions, and state governments adopting preventive measures to checked the spread of virus, the tourism sector hopes the coronavirus outbreak is contained soon

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Coronavirus set to hit revenue in pharma, electronic sectors as supply of raw materials from China dwindle

The impact of coronavirus epidemic in China on Indian companies with suppliers and buyers in China will vary across sectors depending on the respective import dependency

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Intercity bus service YOLO raises $800,000 in seed funding, plans to go pan-India in a year's time

Co-founded by Gupta and Mukul Shah, and Danish Chopra, YOLO runs on an Uber-like template, where it does not own buses, but it takes care of the operational side of the business

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From providing assistance to domestic travel enthusiasts, startup Scout My Trip wings across to SE Asia

The startup has pivoted to include other services and now the do-it-yourself road trip planner has a market place of travel experts or Scouts who can be hired to curate and provide virtual trip assistance.

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Creating a B2C for family's premium mattress segment, NextGen kicks off startup with a product for millenials

The mattress market in India is around $1.7 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10 percent to reach $2.5 billion by 2022

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Mistry vs Tatas: NCLAT verdict indicates corporate governance is not only about rules but also processes, say experts

The Tata group is not known for boardroom battles that have ricocheted outside the iconic Bombay House, the headquarters of the salt-to-software conglomerate

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Startup Comfort Curries in talks to raise equity; Mumbai-based venture plans to widen its reach across city from January 2020

A total of $5.24 billion has been raised by Indian start-ups between 2014 and H1 2019, of which 56 percent has been for food-tech start-ups, according to a recent report

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Onion price hike impacts 2-5% profitability of restaurants; small hotels increase rates but large ones on wait-and-watch mode

The price of onions shot up to a whopping Rs 200 per kg in Bengaluru due to severe short supply in the market while prices hovered around the Rs 130-150 bandwidth in Mumbai

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Onions sell at record price of Rs 130 per kg in wholesale market in Lasalgaon; rates to go up even further, caution traders

Lasalgaon, the country’s largest wholesale market for onions in Maharashtra, is witnessing a dip in supply of onions

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Telecom crisis: Brokerages expect around 15% hike in tariffs for Vodafone, Bharti Airtel customers from December

Customers of Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel must now brace themselves with higher mobile phone bills come next month

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Roula Khalaf, first woman editor at Financial Times in 131 years, creates history: Occasion indicates rise at workplace for women still rare

A slew of surveys reveals India's low ranking in gender parity and inclusion irrespective of government policies that mandate more women at the workplace

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CARE downgrades rating on Vodafone Idea's loans in view of SC's AGR verdict

The Supreme Court, last week, had upheld the government's way of computing the telecom revenue, from which dues like licence fee and spectrum usage charges are derived

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From improving yield to generating steady income, technology is changing the game for small farmers in UP and Jharkhand

In India, 80 percent of farmers are smallholders who farm on less than two hectares of land and the use of technology to increase the yield is beyond their means

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Govt appoints former Syndicate Bank executive director SS Mallikarjuna Rao as PNB managing director till September 2021

The government on Tuesday appointed S S Mallikarjuna Rao as managing director of Punjab National Bank in place of Sunil Mehta.

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Lasalgaon onion producers refuse to sell produce in wholesale market; prices down post-ban on exports, govt imposing stock limit on traders

The wholesale price of onions have fallen down to Rs 3,400 to Rs 3,200 per quintal in Lasalgaon, the largest wholesale market for onions in the country

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Retail sector cannot grow with protectionism, says BS Nagesh; asks offline retailers to use Internet to widen reach

There is access to 120 million consumers and reach across the country, which offline retailers must use, BS Nagesh said

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Onion prices set to soar further in coming weeks; expect stability in rates only after Diwali with arrival of new crop, say traders

Onion producing districts and states like Nashik, Pune, Lasalgaon in Maharshtra, Gujart, Andhra Pradesh are unable to send onions partly due to logistical issues