• LIFE
    Life as it is

    The make-shift stage is dimly lit. Images covered with white piece of cloth start moving in a ghostly manner towards the downstage and remove the piece of cloth. The stage is now brightly lit; music starts playing with distant sounds of a coach being pulled by horses. This is how Anton Chekhov’s most charming masterpiece […]

  • LIFE
    Life as it is

    Based on an Anton Chekhov masterpiece, “Waqt Guzar Jaata Hai” is worth your time The make-shift stage is dimly lit. Images covered with white piece of cloth start moving in a ghostly manner towards the downstage and remove the piece of cloth. The stage is now brightly lit; music starts playing with distant sounds of […]

  • STARTUPS
    8 startups that made it to Target India’s Accelerator Program 5

    Founded on the principle of giving back to the ecosystem, the Target Accelerator Program will help these eight Indian startups validate and mature their product to increase customer traction Target India on Wednesday announced the fifth batch – the largest cohort yet – of its Accelerator Program. Eight startups were selected for the four-month long-programme […]

  • STARTUPS
    Is it Better to Invest in Startups Early or Late?

    In a recent blog post, venture capitalist Jason Lemkin made an interesting point about the valuation of seed stage companies. He said that the right valuation for a seed round is “one-third or less of what the next round investors will pay … If not, it’s a bad deal. It’s way too much risk versus the next round. […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Shazier: ‘It gives you motivation’

    Ryan Shazier believes the Steelers have what it takes to win it all. Ryan Shazier leaned back on his locker chair and checked his phone a few times. He then looked at teammates Artie Burns and Martavis Bryant, and started talking about the Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup victory parade that he saw a few video […]

  • STARTUPS
    NASA Says It Will Start Licensing Technology to Startups

    Could NASA be looking for funding to gear up for a trip to Mars? Public interest in manned missions to Mars has been a fantasy for decades and is slowly becoming a reality. Riding the wave of enthusiasm, NASA has tentative plans for missions to Mars and the asteroid belt. But with the government’s $18 […]

  • STARTUPS
    Flipkart to Paytm: 10 start-ups that struck it rich

    Let’s take a look at 10 Indian start-ups that hit the mark—either with massive funding rounds or profitable acquisitions by larger start-ups. FLIPKART (2007) Flipkart CEO Sachin Basal and COO Binny Bansal (Mint file photo) Founders: Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal Investors: Tiger Global Management, Accel Partners, Naspers, DST Global, Microsoft, Tencent and eBay, among others […]

  • LIFE
    Suffering from depression? Chronic illness during childhood can be a reason for it

    Children suffering from chronic physical illness may be at increased risk of having depression and anxiety in adulthood, suggests new research. “Our results show that childhood chronic physical illness was significantly associated with adult depression in the total sample of more than 45,000 participants we studied,” said senior researcher on the project Darya Gaysina from […]

  • STARTUPS
    Theranos says it has been mischaracterized in allegations the company faked tests

    Theranos secretly bought lab equipment through a shell company, faked tests and inappropriately pumped up its financial outlook to investors, according to allegations in recently unsealed court documents, first reported by the Wall Street Journal.Partner Fund Management LP, a hedge fund management firm which invested $96 million in Theranos filed the claim in Delaware Chancery […]