Clash of business models as war for the grocery basket escalates

Online grocery seems like a simple enough business of delivering fruit and vegetables, staples and toiletries to homes, saving customers the hassle of going to a supermarket or kirana store. But as it turns out, it’s complicated to get a customer what he or she needs in time—and that’s why every e-tailer has evolved its […]

Marico business update: Takeaways for consumer sentiment stay bleak

Marico’s business update does not paint an optimistic picture for the FMCG sector. In its Q2 FY20 update, the company said consumption demand has weakened progressively during the quarter. Further, liquidity issues remain challenging for partners in the distribution channel. We believe that this sets up a sombre context for the upcoming result season where market […]

The best games for PS4

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is fast approaching its sixth birthday, and that poses a problem. You see, game developers have seen fit to release a game for almost every day the console has been available, leaving you with well over 1,500 titles to choose from. The sheer volume of games on offer, coupled with the subjective […]

RMIT typographer’s ANZAC Square project one for ages

Indigenous town names were the inspiration for Melbourne typographer Stephen Banham’s latest project, more than 200 square metres of commemorative bronze type screens at Brisbane’s ANZAC Square. School of Design typography lecturer Stephen Banham was commissioned to create the work featuring 2072 Queensland town names as part of the final stage of the Square’s restoration […]

bodo sperlein creates ‘typographic’ lighting collection for lobmeyr

london-based designer bodo sperlein has collaborated with austrian glassware brand lobmeyr to create a lighting range. the collection, named script, is inspired by the simple lines within typography, which can be seen in the movement and expression of the lamp arms. the collection, which will premier at maison & objèt in paris, includes a table lamp, a floor lamp and a wall […]

Sushma Swaraj: An inspiration for party, a friend to rivals

HIGHLIGHTS PM Modi turned emotional as he paid his respects to Sushma on Wednesday morning Former PM Manmohan Singh said Sushma was a leader of high esteem and an exceptionally talented minister NEW DELHI: Tributes poured in on Wednesday for Sushma Swaraj from politicians across party lines and the international community. The veteran leader’s house and the […]

The Inspiration for Ariana Grande’s New Song Is So Relatable

Ariana Grande has done it again, people. The Thank U, Next singer has unleashed yet another bop into the world. This one’s called “Boyfriend,” and it was cowritten by the duo Social House, with whom she frequently collaborates. Sonically it’s right on par with the songs she released on both the Sweetener and Thank U, Next albums: soulful and R&B-tinged with an incredibly catchy […]

Vodafone Idea to close m-pesa business, writes off Rs 210 crore for payments bank closure

NEW DELHI: Vodafone Idea Ltd has decided to close m-pesa vertical following the closure of Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank Ltd (ABIPBL), in which it was being merged with, a top official said on Monday. Nearly 17 months after it began operations, ABIPBL on July 20 announced winding up of its business on account of […]

West Indies’ Sheldon Cottrell salutes MS Dhoni‘s ‘inspirational love for country’

MS Dhoni holds a honorary rank in Indian Army.(File Photo) West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell on Sunday showered praises on former India skipper MS Dhoni for his dedication towards the Indian Army. In a series of tweets, the seamer, who garnered popularity during the recently concluded World Cup for his trademark ‘salute’ celebrations, regarded Dhoni as […]