Paying Rs 14,999 for video message from Jannat Zubair? Not for long

Did you know it would cost you 15k for your favourite actor to give you a shoutout on video? And almost Rs 4,999 if the person were to DM you on social media? But experts and some celebrities are questioning the rationale behind the idea and the sustainability of the business model. By Savyata Mishra […]

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FMGC distributors bear the brunt of unequal discounts

Distressed over the growing popularity of online retailers’ sale offers, the Karnataka State FMGC (Fast-moving consumer goods) distributors’ Association resort to protest on February 28, near Freedom Park. By Neetu Saini As the clock ticks noon, GN Chaudhary, a cosmetic product distributor sits on the counter waiting for his first customer to make his “Bouni.”  […]

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Declining silk exports, trade deficit increases

While textile minister Smriti Irani said that the total raw silk production had increased in 2018 as compared to 2017, the trade deficit for silk goods has increased in 2019. Yashasvini Razdan India is the second largest producer of silk and silk goods, yet the silk industry in India is experiencing a trade deficit with […]

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Alto sale high despite the auto-sector burnout

Maruti Suzuki Alto was the only car to sell more than two lakh units in India despite a 12.3 percentile decrease in automobile sale in the year 2019. By Arghyadeep Dutta Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman blamed the millenials who, “Prefer to use ride-hailing services such as Ola and Uber… and do not want to […]

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Spending on mobile gaming at record high

A new study shows that consumers are tilting more towards mobile gaming with every passing year By Niket Nishant Bengaluru: The scourge of parents worldwide and the addiction of almost every teenager is a booming industry growing every year. A study conducted by App Annie, a data-provider for the mobile market globally, showed that in […]

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Threadbare lives of Bengaluru’s seamstresses

More than 90 percent of home-based garment workers can be called ‘forced laborers’ as they are paid less than the state stipulated minimum wage. By Jagriti Parakh While walking down the narrow lanes of Hosahalli, through the dimly lit basement shops along Mysore Road, and across the dystopian concrete buildings in Peenya and BTM Layout […]

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Restaurants take the offline route

Deep discounts provided by various food delivery applications have become a reason for restaurants to withdraw their collaboration with them. By Shubhangi Mathur In the wake of #logout campaign launched by National Restaurants Association of India (NRAI), more than 2500 restaurants have logged out of the food delivering aggregators across the nation. Many restaurants are […]

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