Now a reality show on start-ups

    Photo: iStock Hyderabad: A European start-up accelerator is bringing together two modern-day trends—start-ups and reality shows—to launch what could be the world’s first reality show on start-ups. It will be aired online on Spark10.tv, named after the accelerator that’s starting the web-based reality television show launching in April-May. Spark10 is India’s first European accelerator and […]

    Taskbob raises Rs28 crore in series A funding

    The funding comes at a time when home services platform operators have raised fresh capital to remain afloat, pursue consolidation efforts and to remain competitive and scale rapidly. Bengaluru: Taskbob, a home services company run by Mumbai-based Crenovative Ideas Pvt. Ltd, has raised Rs.28 crore ($4.5 million) in a series A funding round led by […]

    The teacher with a million-dollar plan

    Robin Chaurasiya, one of the 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2016. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Mumbai: Robin Chaurasiya, one of the 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2016, knows what she is going to do with her million dollars if she wins—she will share it with the nine others. “They all need the […]

    Time to Buy a Phone? Smartly.Me Can Help

    Buying a new Android phone is tricky – everyone has a different opinion to share, and it’s rarely advice that is customised to your needs. The Smartly.Me app is another place to get suggestions for the phone you want to buy, along with news about mobiles and upcoming phones, and suggestions for apps and games […]

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    Billionaire Wisdom: 8 Insights From a Quartet of the World’s Most Effective Entrepreneurs

    Until very recently, taking on grand challenges was off-limits for most people. Historically, going big meant huge capital outlays and multi-decade bets. It meant staging personnel in dozens, sometimes hundreds, of countries. Assembling the astounding array of talent required an infrastructure for hiring, retaining and retraining it as technology evolved. But with the wealth of […]

    A Technology Wish List for New Year 2016

    This past year brought lots of new products, services and features – including a few that even managed to improve everyday life. For instance, a double tap of the home button on Samsung’s newest phones instantly launches the camera, so you’re less likely to miss that magical moment. TiVo has a smart way to skip […]

    Followers of Ashutosh Maharaj insist he is in a deep state of meditation, in conditions that approximate a Himalayan cave.

    Photo Credit: Courtesy: Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan 22.6K Total Views Last month, Ashutosh Maharaj, the head of the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, completed two years in a freezer. Doctors declared Maharaj clinically dead after he collapsed following complaints of severe chest pains on January 28, 2014. But Maharaj’s followers insist that he is actually in […]

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    Recreation of Ram Sethu on a map fuels a never-ending controversy

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons 40.8K Total Views On Thursday, the Supreme Court turned down a request by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy seeking an urgent hearing to verify if a Cabinet decision had been taken to “not touch” the ancient Ram Sethu or the Adam’s Bridge in the implementation of the Sethusamudram Ship Channel […]