A digital boost Not everyone, however, is looking to diversify into daily essentials. Since travel, too, has come to a standstill, the portal Yatra is all set to become a digital services player. It has ventured into online education in partnership with edtech company upGrad; expense management software for corporates; an online consumables sourcing platform for hotels; and an AI-driven safe space solutions provider with a nanotech wing. “The travel industry is going through a major upheaval, though we are beginning to see some recovery. But there is a big opportunity to rethink certain parts of our corporate business,” says Dhruv Shringi, co-founder and CEO of Yatra. “We have more than 850 corporate and over 20,000 SME clients. We aim to leverage our extensive corporate portfolio and become a comprehensive business solution provider to these clients.” For educational publisher S Chand, it was about accelerating innovations already in the works to meet the … [Read more...] about Bad times, good business
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Vodafone Idea has recently announced their new brand. With this it is curtains for Vodafone & the Idea brand as we know it. While the companies merged 2 years back, the brands continue to co-exist all this while. For VIL, while moving to a single brand was the logical way to go, given the costs of maintaining, nurturing and growing both brands, I personally lament the sunsetting of the wonderful brands - Vodafone and Idea. The brands have evolved from a very different business environment in the telecom domain and have seen it all and I have been fortunate to have witnessed this evolution from the trenches! Read Also: Vodafone and Idea launch integrated brand identity ViThe brands blossomed and matured for their respective owners in the heydays of telecom. This was the time when the telecom customers enrolled in big numbers – driven by shrinking tariffs and expanding network. This was supported in no small measure by the brilliant advertising the brands produced. For many … [Read more...] about Homage to two great brands – Idea & Vodafone
We constantly strive to focus on building good habits like exercising on time, eating healthy. We know that they are important for our health and well-being and try hard to incorporate these good habits into our lives. But truth be told, there is something about bad habits that makes us subconsciously repeat them over and over again. Whether it is smoking a cigarette or having a calorie-loaded dessert, all of us make an effort on a daily basis to stop the urge and give up on our bad habits and fail miserably in achieving the goal. To help you overcome this problem, there is a trick propagated by renowned psychiatrist Judson Brewer - that can help you unlearn your bad habits. How we develop bad habits Dr Brewer in one of his TED talks revealed how you can use mindfulness and curiosity to give up on your bad habits and make space for some new ones. He said that the reason why most of us find it hard to pay attention to what is happening in the present is because of the reward-based … [Read more...] about Psychologist explains a simple trick to unlearn bad habits
At global level, Amazon, with its expertise in cloud, and Verizon, with its telecom network and customers, are waging a battle with the combined power of Microsoft and AT&T to provide cloud and edge computing solutions to enterprise customers, especially with the advent of 5G in the US. … [Read more...] about Is this the best time for Amazon, Verizon to invest in Voda Idea?
“We have seen a new visual where we have seen MS Dhoni keeping the wickets. This never happens, this is something new for me because I have played cricket for so many years with him, whether it is for the Indian team or in the league with CSK, I have never seen him keeping wickets,” Pathan told Star Sports. … [Read more...] about MS Dhoni would have been a good fielder anywhere in the field: Mohammad Kaif