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Financial Inclusion in India

The all-India Inclusix score is 40.1 which mean that about 40% of the country has access to formal banking services.

Socially Apart

Both the public and private sectors have underestimated the human imperative to behave socially.

Using Pop Culture to Challenge Gender Inequality

Violence against women and girls is “the single largest human rights pandemic on this planet.”

A New Approach to Fighting Child Malnutrition in India

The Indian government has been trying to address this problem through its Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program.

Amazon Revs Up in India

While Amazon has been compelled to adopt differen a business model in India to comply with foreign direct investment (FDI) regulations the ramp-up of its operations in the country has been the fastest globally.

Modi's Business Agenda

The economy will be at the top of the prime minister’s new agenda. Modi inherits a nation where GDP growth has slowed to 4.5% (2012-2013).

Internet of Things

Whether the concept excites you or scares you, the Internet of Things has the potential to change the way people make choices and go about their daily lives.

Scaling the Sharing Economy: New York to Topeka & Beyond

The shared economy, perhaps best known for crowdpowered marketplaces such as travel accommodation site Airbnb and transportation-focused Lyft, blossomed as the recession set in.

Opportunities and Pitfalls for NRI Entrepreneurs

India has been “very accepting” of non-Indians arriving from the U.S. or elsewhere, armed with skills and good ideas for doing business.

Leveraging Entreprenurship For Health Care Delivery

70% of the health care infrastructure in India (doctors, beds, nurses, etc.) is concentrated in urban areas where 30% of the population lives.

Cheaters Win

Why Systems to prevent deception don’t work

Retail Chains Open Up India's Dental Market

The surest sign that dental chains are a rapidly growing area comes in the form of interest from the private equity industry.

Peer To Peer Lending Ready For TakeOff

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending bypasses banks by connecting borrowers with lenders through online platforms for mostly small loans.

Can Technology Save the News

Could this new band of news media owners shape a technology-led business model that will be profitable and protect the integrity of impartial, ideology-free journalism? Ultimately, according to Wharton experts, the ball will rest with the consumer.

Malcolm Gladwell On The Advantages Of Disadvantages

He starts the book by dissecting the classic tale of David and Goliath, challenging our beliefs about what the story tells us regarding underdogs and giants, and ultimately, our fundamental assumptions about power.

From Martians to Japanese Eye-lickers: Media Mania Is Nothing New

This confusion over new media is not a recent phenomenon.

The Redbus Acquisition: A Boost For India's Startup Economy

I hope [the deal] spurs many more entrepreneurs to start companies with unique and differentiated models that solve real problems of real India.

Who Owns the Future

Lanier’s concern, at its simplest, is that that we are building a digital future in which a small number of companies and individuals garner great wealth, while the economy as a whole starts to shrink, taking with it jobs, the middle classes and what he terms “economic dignity.”

Training India’s Informal Workers

“Imparting skills goes a long way in formalizing the labor economy. It leads to a change in the workers’ demographic profile and helps them settle into a long-term occupation, thus reducing frictional unemployment,”

Indian Entrepreneurs Challenges & Niches

India has experienced a steady rise in funding sources for nascent companies.

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