YS Digest: A quick wrap-up of stories on Wednesday


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Home for longer

Sources tell Radhika P Nair that budget hotel chain OYO will foray into long-stay managed rentals and take on the likes of NestAway. OYO has expanded its offerings in the past by getting into directly managed hotels and homestays.

Taking startups places

tThe Startup India Yatra is trying to build an ecosystem to nurture innovation and startups in the Tier II and Tier III cities of Odisha, reports Libza Mannan.

The coffee and the brewer

Rohan Bopanna, with Rohan Bopanna's Master Blend

Sindhu Kashyap meets tennis ace Rohan Bopanna in his role as master brewer and speaks to him about his love for tennis and blending coffee.

Small not-so-small town

India lives in her villages - so said Mahatma Gandhi, and the ecommerce industry, specifically online retail, seems to have taken this quote to heart, as Radhika P Nair discovers that small-town wallets are powering the growth of ecommerce in India.

Why blend in?

Keen to overlay the therapeutic benefits of herbs on tea, Sindhu Kashyap speaks to Rupan and Raunak Oberoi on starting Amaara Herbs, a platform that offers unique tea blends.

Muffling the hello

Vallabh Rao reports on Hushme’s product - a hi-tech voice mask with a muzzle design, which muffles the user's voice by allowing the overlay of masking sounds on to the voice.