That’s the headline of a story I did with my colleague Corinne Abrams, out Monday. It begins: India’s biggest mobile-payments startup, Paytm, has wooed hundreds of millions of users and attracted investment from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The biggest challenge for its charismatic founder, 40-year-old Vijay Shekhar Sharma, lies ahead: Keeping Alphabet Inc.’s Google […]
That’s the headline of my most recent story, written with a colleague, out yesterday. It begins: India’s highest court ruled that the world’s largest biometric identification database doesn’t infringe on citizens’ privacy rights—but needs some new limitations. The country’s controversial Aadhaar program uses photos, finger and eye scans and has already signed up more than […]
That’s the headline on my latest story, out yesterday. It begins: SoftBank Group Corp. is doubling down on one of its biggest bets in India by leading a $1 billion investment in hotel-booking startup OYO Hotels. The company, based in Gurgaon, India, has received $800 million in a round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund, which […]
That’s the headline on my latest story, a page one piece out yesterday and online here. It begins: MUMBAI—India’s richest man is catapulting hundreds of millions of poor people straight into the mobile internet age. Mukesh Ambani, head of Reliance Industries, one of India’s largest conglomerates, has shelled out $35 billion of the company’s money […]
That’s the headline of my most recent story, which came out yesterday. It begins: NEW DELHI–Alphabet Inc.’s Google is raising its mobile-payments game in India with new functions and services as global players race to woo the nation’s legions of consumers who are skipping credit cards and transacting on smartphones instead. A day after Warren […]
That’s the headline of my most recent story, which came out yesterday. It begins: NEW DELHI—-Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is getting into the mobile-payments business. The Omaha, Neb., conglomerate said Monday it invested in One97 Communications Ltd., the parent company of Paytm. The Noida, India-based company is India’s largest mobile-payments firm. It makes a […]
The things you see in New Delhi traffic. Never a dull moment 🙂 🐐 Previous Delhi/goat-related goodness: Delhi Snapshot: Goat Eating a Paratha (Sept. 2016) Delhi Snapshot: Family of Four — Plus a Goat — on a Motorbike (June 2018)
Putting the “dog” in the Japanese term “chindōgu” (珍道具). Spotted at Khan Market here in Delhi. Sadly, I didn’t inquire as to the price. Something tells me Ginger would not abide.
Here’s one of New Delhi’s most bustling areas as glimpsed from Parikrama, a rotating restaurant 24 stories high. Not a view you get to take in every day.