Saritha Rai is a contributing editor based in Bangalore. She was formerly the business writer in India for The New York Times, and before that the tech writer in South Asia for TIME Asia. She is currently a contributing editor at Forbes Asia, writes an India blog on Forbes.com, a monthly column for CBS Interactive on India’s tech industry, and a column on social change in India for NYTimes.com. Rai has a degree in journalism from Bangalore University and was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University.
From getting help for procrastination to coming to terms with being average, small towns are now warming up to life coaches.
Maggi became a huge hit when time became a scarce commodity in urban India.
Its new ‘monarch’ could step up to engage with the city’s challenges.
Sections of society are still unable to keep pace with rapid changes in urban Indian life.
For someone who does not consider work as ‘work’, all Rohan Murty needs to unwind is a bit of song and dance.
Karnataka chief minister has seized control of the state’s biggest and richest civic body.
Save The Internet campaign creates record as people flood TRAI with emails.
Andhra Pradesh’s Chandrababu Naidu is taking on Karnataka’s Siddaramaiah in a bid to woo the IT industry to his state
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Women no longer hesitate in handling the challenges of travel. The internet allows women travellers to research and check out safe hotels and modes of travel.
Techie’s ‘matrimonial CV’ goes viral, most startling element was the way the words resonated with thousands of young women across the country.
Data from healthcare start-ups can help better address the country’s public health challenges.
Mental health problems are on the rise and yet the city turns away from them.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is mired in a land controversy. That’s not the Congress’s only problem
Alongside their cab offerings, both Ola and TaxiForSure are now offering auto-rickshaws on call.
A Bangalore-based former engineering student is becoming an internet sensation with his rap video
A new venture puts English renderings of ancient Indian texts within reach of Indian reader.
Hundreds of former staff, including founders, look at funding start-ups.
Days after ADGP Sharma was suspended by Bangalore Club, it was raided by officials of the state excise department, who cancelled its liquor licence.
Set to host Olympics in 2020, lack of fluency in English is a collective concern of govt, citizens.
Why Zoho is a rule-breaker in India’s technology capital
In Japan, waste is not seen as dirty or disgusting. In the 1960s and 1970s, Tokyo’s government raised the status of its waste collectors.
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A new generation of Indian entrepreneurs is looking to leaders like Murthy, Nilekani and Gopalakrishnan on how to do it right.
The trademark austerity of southern India’s billionaires is fast disappearing.