The titan lies, mute, as a toddler runs her pint-sized hand over its seven-foot tusk. Don’t touch it, her mother hisses. In vain. The girl continues, agog with wonder, as others gather around the creature and a bored attendant looks on. Stegodon Ganesha, whose plaque simply reads “Animals that lived millions of years ago”, is … Read more How secure are India’s museums?
Nuh in Haryana is not a particularly remarkable place. Located just 47 kilometres from Gurugram, it looks like the poor cousin of Gurugram. But as one drives past the market centre, and into the village of Tain (pronounced Ty-eeen), a signpost stands out. Not for its ostentatiousness, but for the text that adorns it—Smartpur. The … Read more Error 404: BharatNet’s connectivity issues
As doctors in the world’s worst-affected countries triage Covid-19 patients (decide which are “worth” rationing hospital beds or ventilators to), to determine who lives and who doesn’t, CEOs are facing the business version of that choice: who stays and who doesn’t?To avoid that hard decision, many are instead opting for salary cuts.In Southeast Asia, Grab … Read more “Kurzarbeit”
Like most obvious answers, “tips”, never really struck me as obvious either. The question, though, was put to me by a friend who lives in Southeast Asia. Donations are tough. Whether you’re a billionaire philanthropist seeking a legacy or a common citizen looking to help those in need, giving is often the easy part. It’s … Read more “TIPS”
Ten top venture capitalist firms wrote an unsigned “open letter” to Indian startup founders, offering a set of best practices to survive the impending nuclear winter of funding. As we weather through this incredibly tough time, we as investors are trying to do what we can in our capacity to help steer our founders through … Read more “Do as I say”