Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 🇮🇳 It’s a big week here in India: the country’s massive election, with 900 million eligible voters, comes to an end today (Sunday) after more than a month. Exit polls should be available any hour now, with final results on Thursday. All eyes on are […]
That’s the headline on my newest story, an exclusive out yesterday. It begins: NEW DELHI–SoftBank Group Corp. is doubling down on its bet on an Indian grocery-delivery startup, in the global investor’s latest foray in the world’s largest untapped tech market. Grofers India Pvt. said Wednesday that it received just over $200 million in a […]
That’s the headline on my most recent story, out Friday, which I wrote with my colleague Rajesh Roy. It begins: India’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether Alphabet Inc.’s Google used its Android platform to block rivals, New Delhi’s latest move to try to tamp down American tech behemoths. The investigation launched by the Competition Commission […]
Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. ⚽ So, let’s get right to it. Here’s a question your grandkids may well ask you: Where were you when you watched Liverpool stage their crazy comeback, scoring four goals against Barcelona and advancing to the Champions League final? (The totally bonkers highlights are on […]
Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. Apologies for my absence these past two weeks. On Easter Sunday, when NN was last due to go out, news emerged about the horrific bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250 people. I was soon on a plane from […]
Spotted recently here in the Indian capital: a fortune teller consults his smartphone.
I joined CBS News’s Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers on Monday to discuss my recent story about antivaccine misinformation on WhatsApp here in India. The clip is online here.
That’s the headline on my latest story, out Saturday. It begins: Antivaccine misinformation, some of it from social media posts in the West, is spreading in India on WhatsApp, undermining efforts to root out measles and rubella in a country where tens of thousands of people are struck by the diseases each year. Click through […]
Here were some newspaper front pages yesterday morning as the Indian elections kicked off. Some 900 million people will be voting over the next six weeks. (Pun of the day: “poll party.”)
“A song called revolution is sung.” Spotted on my morning commute.