cloud kitchens

Cloud kitchens – How pandemic transformed the food industry !

Prologue My Grandma often used to say “If you want to save money, eat at home!” And I have found it true for most of my life till now. It’s not just about frugality, it is more about health and habits. It’s easy to go out, order…
Unicorn, Indian Startups, startups

The Great Indian Unicorn Club – 71 and counting!

The Indian Unicorn Club consists of 71* startups who achieved unicorn status. The first company to do so in India was InMobi which achieved USD 1 billion valuations in 2011. Thereafter, Flipkart in 2012, Mu Sigma in 2013, Snapdeal in 2014, Ola…
Unicorns, Startup

Unicorns 71* – New Pride of India, Conglomerates of the future?

Prologue Centuries ago, India was the golden land on the earth. The civilisations flourished as we were blessed with nature on the land, valuable resources beneath, and the weather above. We were ahead of the world. However, the greed to conquer…
Loan

Home loans – best investment of idle money and wealth creation

Prologue Before you point it out, yes, there’s an oxymoron in the title – how can a loan be an investment? However, this is the twenty-first century - the mindset of loans and borrowings being a burden or a negative aspect of finance,…
automobile manufacturers leaving India

Why are automobile manufacturers leaving India? Explained.

Prologue Buying a car is one of the most cherished desires of most people. In India, it is almost a life event – family, neighbours, colleagues, relatives, etc. everyone is excited. If it is your first car, it is an unmatched feeling of upgrading…
Gold, Hallmark

Why are Gold Jewellers protesting new hallmarking rules?

Prologue A man in Kerala was recently arrested by the Customs for smuggling gold in a rather novel way – he had ‘painted’ gold worth INR 14 lakhs in the inner layers of the jeans that he was wearing, in a paste form. That speaks for…
Terrorism, Terror Groups, Funding, Government

Who funds terrorism and how do the terror networks operate?

Prologue Money – a medium of the transaction to exchange goods and services, that’s how our textbooks define it. We are often preached how human life is all about happiness, sorrow, excitement, love, success and other human emotions…
factoring

Factoring – How bill discounting can revive the MSME sector

Prologue Businesses are often stuck between debtors who won’t pay on time and creditors who won’t wait. In between, a businessperson often ends up offering higher discounts to their debtors for early clearing of receivables or buying…
Olympics

The Economics of Olympics – Good Sport, Bad Business !

Prologue Olympics – once in every four years, athletes and teams from around the world compete against each other – a global event in a true spirit. Ever since the first modern games in 1896, the Olympics have evolved dramatically. The…
Helicopter Money, Economy, Government

Helicopter Money – When Government Goes on Shopping Spree

“It’s not raining money”, a phrase that I have heard my parents say several times in my childhood whenever I went out of bounds to buy something expensive. I teach the same to my kids today! The implied meaning is simple – we work…