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Gurugram police allows more e-commerce companies to operate amid COVID-19 lockdown

Update on March 25: After Gurugram’s police commissioner Muhammad Ali had initially allowed 12 e-commerce companies to operate in the city, a subsequent order has now allowed more e-commerce companies in the city. The new order specifically name checks the following e-commerce companies: Zomato, Swiggy, Flipkart, Amazon, Grofers, BigBasket, Dunzo, Milkbasket, Big Bazaar, Blue Dart, WOW […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Zomato, Muhammad Ali, Flipkart, BigBasket, Gurgaon, Grofers, Swiggy, Dunzo, Gurugram, Coronavirus, Ecommerce and COVID-19, Blue Dart Express

Gurugram police will allow Zomato, Swiggy, Amazon, Flipkart, et al to operate amid COVID-19 lockdown

Zomato, Swiggy, Flipkart, Amazon, Grofers, BigBasket, Dunzo, Milkbasket, Big Bazaar, Blue Dart, WOW Express and IFFCO Tokyo Goods will be allowed to operate in Gurugram, the city’s police commissioner, Muhammad Akil, directed all officials of Gurugram police today. The commissioner’s office told MediaNama that the staff of these platforms will not require additional passes to […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Zomato, Flipkart, BigBasket, Gurgaon, Grofers, Swiggy, Medianama, Dunzo, Gurugram, Coronavirus, Muhammad Akil, Ecommerce and COVID-19

Uber, Ola suspend all rides in New Delhi

Uber and Ola have suspended all ride options in New Delhi till March 31 and the Indian ride-hailing firm is restricting ride options across the country in a bid to slow the coronavirus pandemic. The firms said the suspension of their services in India’s capital was in compliance with the local state government’s lockdown order that went into effect earlier Monday. “In compliance with the government guidelines, we are temporarily suspending all Uber services in your city. This means that Uber ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Uber, Asia, India, Narendra Modi, New Delhi, Ola, Gurgaon, Inter, Uber in India, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Noida New Delhi, Lyft India

Thank you, Suvi!

Post 10 of #sg100peopleToThank. More about this series is here.Thank you, Suvi!So, before the long post, here's a short one. If I could thank just 3 people in the whole wide world, Suvi would be one. That's the size of the impact that he's had on me and my life.  Lemme start with how I met him.  Way back in 2009,  I was doing this startup thing with Kunal and that wasn't going anywhere and we were down to the last few rupees in our accounts and we did not know what to do. I wrote an email to M...
Tags: Travel, India, Thailand, Budapest, Paris, Dubai, Whistler, Goa, Gurgaon, Coral Reef, Samosa, MDI, Rajesh, Kunal, Lem, Surat

Anand Prasad’s “Liberal Party of India” is socialism on steroids – and a bunch of loonies, I’m afraid

I attended an event in Gurgaon on 13 February in which Suman Malhotra and Plaban Bhattacharjee of the so-called “Liberal Party of India” attended prior to the main event and provided me with a document containing their views. I realised later that this is the same obnoxious “Liberal Party” that Anand Prasad is involved with […]
Tags: Travel, Politics, India, Bad Ideas, Liberal party, Gurgaon, Anand Prasad, Liberal Party of India, Suman Malhotra, Plaban Bhattacharjee

Droom raises $30M from Japanese investors

Droom has raised $30 million in a Series E round led by the family office of Japanese investor Joe Hirao. Another unnamed Japanese family office participated in the round, per Mint. The Gurgaon–based online automobile marketplace claims to have 75% of the market share of automobile transactions... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Investments, Funding, Automobiles, Marketplaces, Gurgaon, Droom, Joe Hirao

Tethered Together or Poles Apart? Japan and India: A Cultural Comparison

Cultures amuse me. They run like railway tracks – parallel, but never meeting, never quite the same – and that is where the beauty of cultures lies. Be it intra-nation, in a country as diverse as ours (India) – where, in one part of the country, women are obligated to touch the feet of the elderly, while in another, getting your feet touched by a female is a sin; or inter-nation, such as the cultural contrast between the Chinese and the English – “who believe it’s a slur on your hosts’ food if y...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Featured, India, New York Times, Hsbc, Tokyo, Delhi, Mumbai, Comparison, NCR, Darwin, Gurgaon, Diwali, Forbes

Cashify raises Series C funding of $12M from Chinese investors

Gurgaon based Cashify, which offers a platform for selling used gadgets, has raised Series C funding of $12 Million in a round from a clutch of Chinese investors like CDH Investments, Morningside Ventures and AiHouShou, along with existing investors including Bessemer Ventures, Shunwei Capital, and... ...
Tags: Travel, Gadgets, News, Funding, Gurgaon, Cashify, Recommerce, CDH Investments Morningside Ventures, Bessemer Ventures Shunwei Capital

Sqrrl raises pre-series A funding of $1M from Equanimity Venture Fund

Gurgaon-based app Sqrrl Fintech has raised  $1 Million in their Pre-Series A funding round from Equanimity Venture Fund. Post this funding round, Rajesh Sehgal, the Managing Partner of Equanimity Investments, will join the board of Sqrrl. Launched in March 2017 by Samant Sikka, Dhananjay Singh and... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Fintech, Gurgaon, Mobile App, Mutual Funds, Sqrrl, Equanimity Venture Fund, Sqrrl Fintech, Equanimity Venture Fund Post, Rajesh Sehgal, Equanimity Investments, Samant Sikka Dhananjay Singh

UberMOTO completes 2 million trips across 5 cities in India

Online cab hailing service Uber’s bike taxi service UberMOTO has completed 2 million trips in India, a little over a year after the service was launched in the country. The service was first launched in Bangalore, back in early March 2016, followed by Gurgaon towards the end of the same month. Since then, UberMOTO has been expanded to Faridabad in October 2016, Hyderabad in January 2017 and Ahmedabad in May 2017. In all five cities, UberMOTO operates between 7am and 10pm, with slightly variation...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Uber, News, Internet, India, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Karnataka, FARIDABAD, Online Cab booking, Bike taxis, UberMOTO, Ahmedabad Kalupur Railway Station

B2B ecommerce startup Moglix raises $12M from IFC, RocketShip and others

Moglix, a B2B ecommerce company specializing in procurement of industrial products for manufacturers, has raised $12 million in a Series B investment from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and, along with Moglix’s existing investors Accel Partners, Jungle Ventures, Shailesh Rao, and Samir Sood’s Venture Highway. This round of funding comes around eights months after Moglix raised $6 million from Accel Partners, Jungle Ventures and SeedPlus, in October last year. Note that...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, India, Funding, Walmart, Ifc, Accel Partners, SAIF Partners, Gurgaon, Jungle Ventures, Matrix Partners, Infosys, Chennai, Nandan Nilekani, SMEs

CarDekho parent Girnar Software’s revenue increased 38% YoY to $17.5M in FY17

Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd., which operates CarDekho, Gaadi and ZigWheels, reported revenues of $17.5 million for the year ended March 31, 2017 (FY17), which was up 38% year-on-year (YoY). The company mentioned that its EBITDA burn reduced by 22% YoY to a current monthly rate of less than $ 0.6 million. In terms of traffic, the company claimed that in the month of March 2017 it witnessed 40 million unique monthly visitors and 225 million monthly pageviews across its auto portals, which was up 45...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Thailand, Malaysia, Earnings, Automobiles, Sequoia Capital, Google Capital, Ratan Tata, Gurgaon, Times Internet, HDFC Bank, Ibibo, Girnar Software, Hillhouse Capital

UrbanClap raises $21M from Vy Capital and existing investors

Services marketplace UrbanClap has raised $21 million in a Series C round of funding led by Vy Capital, with participation from existing investors SAIF Partners, Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, reports Livemint. UrbanClap co-founder Abhiraj Bahl told the publication that the existing investors also bought shares of some employees and a part of the stake held by Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal for about $1 million. The company will use the funds to expand to more citie...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Investments, Services, Zomato, Delhi, SnapDeal, Accel Partners, SAIF Partners, Ratan Tata, Gurgaon, Bessemer Venture Partners, Vy Capital, Urbanclap

RuPay launches contactless NFC prepaid cards

The National Payments Corporation of India’s (NPCI) card network RuPay has launched a contactless prepaid NFC card. Recently, it launched a contactless card for the Ahmedabad Smart City project in association with ICICI Bank and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. It also launched similar prepaid contactless cards for the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) in association with Axis Bank. NPCI said that plans to launch more such transit and smart city ...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, London, News, India, Samsung, EMV, Nfc, Visa, Gurgaon, Reserve Bank of India RBI, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Delhi Metro, Government of India, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

Snapdeal files FIR against GoJavas’ promoters for misappropriation of funds

Snapdeal, which is reportedly close to being acquired and merged into rival Flipkart, has filed an FIR against Quickdel Logistics Pvt Ltd., which runs the e-commerce logistics company GoJavas, reports The Economic Times. The FIR, filed by Snapdeal parent Jasper Infotech, names Quickdel Logistics promoters Praveen Sinha, Randhir Singh and Ashish Chaudhary, along with former executive director of the company Abhijeet Singh. The complaints against them include cheating, forgery, conspiracy, crimina...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, Legal, News, Internet, SnapDeal, Flipkart, Jabong, Gurgaon, Ken, Economic Times, Delhi Police, Vulcan, Sinha, Jasper Infotech, GoJavas

Shopmatic raises $5.7M from ACP and Spring SEEDS Capital

Singapore based e-commerce platform for sellers,  Shopmatic  has raised $5.7 million in a round of pre-Series A funding from ACP Pte Ltd and Spring SEEDS Capital Pte Ltd. The funds will be used to expand into Indonesia, Philippines and Middle East. Sameer Narula, managing partner at ACP, will be joining the Board of Shopmatic.   Shopmatic is a DIY platform that allows small and medium sized enterprises and entrepreneurs to sell online. The company has two models for the sellers, ShopmaticGo...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, Hong Kong, News, Internet, Investments, Singapore, India, Taiwan, Middle East, Bangalore, Gurgaon, ACP, Indonesia Philippines, India Singapore

Paytm now allows users to pay for traffic challans and municipal taxes

Paytm will now allow users to pay their traffic challans and municipal taxes. The traffic challan service is currently live in Mumbai, Pune and Vijayawada, and Paytm says it will be expanded to other cities soon. Currently, the municipal taxes payment feature is live only for Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon and allows users to pay their property tax. Vehicle owners can now log onto Paytm , tap on ‘Traffic Challan’, enter their vehicle number, and after verifying the details, proceed to pay fo...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, India, Alibaba, Telecom, Alibaba Group, Ant Financial, Gurgaon, Paytm, SoftBank Group Corp, Mumbai Pune, Vijayawada, Ant Financial Services, Digital Payments

ValueFirst acquires digital marketing firm Octane

Gurgaon based digital media company ValueFirst, which focuses on B2B solutions has acquired Octane, a digital marketing firm for an undisclosed amount. Post-acquisition, ValueFirst will... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Post, News, Internet, Advertising, Gurgaon, Digital Marketing, Octane, ValueFirst

My decision to surgically excise my prostate cancer: the reasoning and potential impacts on SBP work.

I’ve been reading up a lot + getting the opinion of a number of cancer specialists (including a very highly trusted family doctor in Delhi, a relative in Mumbai who is a very highly experienced oncologist, a close oncologist specialist friend of my schoolmate in Gurgaon) and many other doctor friends (two of them through […]
Tags: Travel, Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, About Me

Mswipe enables NFC payments from Samsung Pay

MSwipe has enabled Samsung Pay across its POS 200,000 terminals which will enable contactless NFC “tap and go” payments. To make payments, Samsung Pay customers will need to choose their debit or credit card and scan their fingerprint and tap their device on an Mswipe terminal to complete the purchase. Note that all MSwipe terminals have NFC enabled on them and CEO Manish Patel had told MediaNama in a number of conversations that the company is betting on NFC payments. “At Mswipe, we have antic...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, India, Samsung, Nfc, Samsung Pay, UPI, Visa, Gurgaon, Matrix Partners, Axis Bank, Reserve Bank of India RBI, Patel, ICICI Bank, Sodexo

Update: UberEATS finally launches in India starting with Mumbai

Update: MediaNama’s Apurva Venkat reports that UberEATS will be maintaining a fleet bike taxis for delivering foods. However, a spokesperson for Uber said that the bikes will only be delivery partners and cannot be used as a bike taxi. Uber added that the drivers will have to own their bikes and partner with Uber for deliveries. The spokesperson did not give a figure on the size of the bike taxi fleet. Note that Uber had launched a bike taxi service last year called UberMOTO but had to shut it ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Uber, News, Internet, Mexico, India, Zomato, Mumbai, Jugnoo, Bangalore, Ola, Gurgaon, Ubereats, Swiggy, Economic Times

The minds of 99.99 per cent of the Indians are completely closed. Not even a sliver of light is allowed to come in.

EXTRACTS FROM MY EMAIL TO SOMEONE FROM GURGAON WHO WAS RECENTLY INTRODUCED TO ME ===  It appears that one of the areas of your focus is the environment. Everything in India is affected by its socialist model. Everything, including the environment. On the other hand, in countries like Australia where standard (i.e. regulated free market) […]
Tags: Travel, Australia, India, Gurgaon

Zomato starts a subscription service to offer complimentary desserts

Restaurant listing and food delivery company Zomato is launching a new subscription-based product in India and UAE called Zomato Treats. Subscribers will ger a free dessert with every meal they order with participating restaurants. The subscription will be priced at Rs 249 per year and will be available in 16 cities where Zomato has food delivery; to begin with, the subscription will be available only to 20% of their users in Gurgaon. Note that it hasn’t mentioned whether users will be allowed ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, India, Dubai, Zomato, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Uae, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Lisbon Portugal, Delhi Mumbai, Pankaj Chaddah, Zomato Gold

Startup Tripscam aims to enable trust in the travel industry

Tripscam is a trust-enabler for travel industry. It solves the problem of travel scams by providing credible travel information on tourist destinations. It is a neutral platform for travel community to share travel tips. It uses NLP and machine learning to automate processes. Location : Gurgaon URL : NextBigWhat profiles interesting products and startups (India + world). If you are building something interesting, submit the details here. The post Startup Tripscam aims t...
Tags: Travel, Business, India, Gurgaon, NLP, ProductGeeks

10 key stats driving India’s travel economy

Phocuswright arrives in India this week for PhocuswrightIndia: As part of the regional event, travel professionals from around the world converge on Gurgaon to explore how both India and the broader APAC region are driving the global travel economy forward.
Tags: Hotels, India, Gurgaon, Phocuswright, APAC

Top 10 stories of the week: February 20th to February 26th 2017

In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 26th February 2017 MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: for their support. Update: BharatQR to be launched today with only card networks Update: Card network American Express is also part of BharatQR. The card networks also sent an FAQ about the payments on this system: – For any BharatQR transaction to be successfully completed there is authentication usingMPIN. This is in keeping with the norms prescribed by...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, India, US, Netflix, American Express, Cloudflare, SnapDeal, Airtel, Gurgaon, Reliance Jio, China India, Reserve Bank of India RBI, PTI, Vulcan

Urban Ladder secures $15M from existing investors: report

Bangalore-based online furniture store Urban Ladder has raised $15 million in a round of funding from existing investors including Kalaari Capital, SAIF Partners, Steadview Capital and Sequoia Capital, reports the Mint. The report cites the registrar of companies for the data, although Urban Ladder declined to comment. Note that Urban Ladder previously raised $3 million from in form of venture debt financing from Trifecta Capital in August last year. Other than this, in April 2015, the company ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Investments, E-commerce, Bangalore, Ratan Tata, Gurgaon, Venky Harinarayan, Mumbai Bangalore, Anand Rajaraman, Urban Ladder, Trifecta Capital, Cambrian Ventures, Tata Housing

True Balance raises Rs 100Cr led by Softbank Korea

Mobile balance management app True Balance has raised Rs 100 crore in a Series B funding led by Softbank Ventures Korea, and IMM investment reports Economic Times. The new round of funding comes a month after the company announced monetization plans by introducing ads and a recharging option on its platform. Other investors who participated in the round include Mega Investment, Korea Development Bank, and Capstone Partners. The Gurgaon-based company had earlier raised an undisclosed amount of S...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Indonesia, China, Softbank, Applications, Softbank Ventures Korea, Gurgaon, Economic Times, True Balance, SoftBank Korea, Mega Investment Korea Development Bank, Capstone Partners, Balance Hero Co Ltd

Special feature: Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

Once we had cleared the sprawling madness of the city of Gurgaon, which took an hour and a half, the remainder of the six-hour drive from our hotel to southern Rajasthan was surprisingly pleasant, albeit long, crossing through open expanses of agriculture and the rolling hills of the Aravali Range, along with the occasional quaint […] Special feature: Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India is a post from A Luxury Travel Blog The post Special feature: Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, Indi...
Tags: Asia, Featured, Hotels, Restaurants, India, Accommodation, Food And Drink, Resorts, Gurgaon, Rajasthan, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany, Aman

Ola Share and Uber Pool under lens in Bangalore: reports

Following driver protests in Bangalore earlier this week, Ola Share and UberPOOL are now under the scanner from the Karnataka State Transport Commissioner who termed the services illegal as they are violating the norms of their contract permit, reports . Transport Commissioner MK Aiyappa said that contract permit only allows for picking and dropping from start to destination with no stops in the middle during a single trip. Ola Share and UberPOOL rides are permissible under the stage carriage ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Uber, News, Bengaluru, Bangalore, Ola, Gurgaon, Uberpool, Karnataka, Chennai, Times of India, Ola Share, BMTC, Online Cab booking

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