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.
That’s the headline of my most recent story, which came out Monday and was in Tuesday’s print Wall Street Journal. It begins: Indian policy makers are looking for ways to tamp down American tech behemoths, a shift that could crimp growth potential in one of the biggest remaining open markets for their expansion. India wants […]
Here’s a photo of a poster I recently spotted for sale by a sidewalk vendor here in New Delhi’s Connaught Place. Yes, it has the billionaire Microsoft founder and now famed philanthropist Bill Gates saying: “If you born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” Hmm…
Spotted this here in New Delhi a while back and meant to share here. Yes, this appears to be a dad driving a motorbike, with his son in front and his daughter behind him. Then on the back is the mom. With a goat on her lap. Fun for the whole family (including pet and/or […]
Think your job is tough? Spotted recently on a major New Delhi thoroughfare. This guy must have nerves of steel given the city’s chaotic traffic and crazy drivers. Much respect.
That’s the headline of my most recent story, out yesterday, which I wrote with a few colleagues. It begins: For Gurupad Kolli, a 40-year-old lawyer who lives in a remote Indian village, the torrent of WhatsApp messages surging to his phone a few weeks ago meant one thing: election day was near. They’re at turns […]