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Thousands of traditional artisans migrate to the city in search of daily-wage labour so that they can feed their families. With that migration, centuries-old knowledge that has been passed down to generations dies in the squalor of an urban slum. Technology too has provided cheaper, cookie-cutter substitutes that have further contributed to the decline of these arts.
29 Feb 2016
In real life unlike the one in ‘reel’ life, the elderly do not get relegated to character roles. They simply vanish from the picture. From mass media to advertising to businesses — a world where youth is worshipped, it would seem there’s no country for old people. In another 10 years consider the population that […]
16 Dec 2015
KashmirOneStop, an e-commerce portal, aims to foster entrepreneurship in areas like Jammu and Kashmir. This could, in turn, lead to a better economic environment in these places, thus creating more businesses.
07 Sep 2015
Reading about and inspired by some of the startup stories featured by YourStory, a bunch of engineering students from Vidisha often dreamed about executing a great business idea of their own some day. After much thinking, they came across one of the most basic civic problems in India: disposal and recycling of scrap and junk. […]
02 Sep 2015
While most brands, and in some cases even equipment, are available online, one segment that is left far behind is industrial raw materials for SMEs. Tradohub was established to bridge that gap. An e-commerce portal, Tradohub claims to cater to the following sectors- chemicals, additives and intermediates, polymers and engineering plastics, food and agriculture products, […]
14 Jun 2015
With the increased modernisation of the retail market in India, the point-of-sale (POS) segment too is rapidly growing to cater to this growing digitisation of the market space. However, a huge chunk of the retail space is yet to be organised, and is highly fragmented. The local kirana shops, owner-manned general stores, chemists, footwear shops, […]
23 Mar 2015
Art is not just the creative manifestation of the human spirit but can also be a powerful force for social change and cultural preservation. Blending art with business and a social cause can be quite a challenge for sustainability and scale, but a number of social entrepreneurs are showing that this can be done successfully. […]
10 Jun 2014
The rise of Indian product startups and the challenges facing them featured prominently at the recent CII Knowledge Summit 2014 in Bangalore, with the theme ‘Made in India: using knowledge management to create a product revolution and profitable businesses.’ You can get software products at every price range today – for everyone from individuals and […]
22 Mar 2014