Is the SaaS Business Model just an Outsourcing Gig?
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Is the SaaS Business Model just an Outsourcing Gig?

In India, there are over 68 thousand recognised startups, out of which more than 16 thousand are in the SaaS sector. SaaS(Software as a service) is a business where companies sell software services for a recurring charge. It is the licensing of software for the convenience of the customer. A person might not own the software but can use it for a small cost. 

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HUL vs ITC: the FMCG vs FMCG (ahem, Tobacco)
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HUL vs ITC: the FMCG vs FMCG (ahem, Tobacco)

Would you use the Aashirwad aata or Annapurna aata? Then, there are choices between Dabur red toothpaste or Nimyle toothpaste. The same competition exists between Savlon sanitiser or handwash and Lifebuoy sanitiser or handwash. You have used products from either one of the brands or both HUL and ITC.

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What is D2C startup? Top 7 D2C startup brands in India
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What is D2C startup? Top 7 D2C startup brands in India

boAt, Lenskart, Mamaearth, SUGAR cosmetics🤔, No! No! I am not talking about the brands by the Shark Tank India investors. What's common in these multi-million dollar startups is that they all started with the D2C business model.

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The Rise of FemTech Startups in India
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The Rise of FemTech Startups in India

In 2009, Ida Tin found herself with a cellphone in one hand and a small thermometer in the other, manually noting down her temperature on a spreadsheet to track her fertility days, hoping that she could somehow combine the two. Baffled that humans could walk on the moon but do little to help women find out their most fertile days, she founded 'Clue' - a period and ovulation tracking app. In 2016, she coined the term 'femtech' or female technology.

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What is duopoly? Top 6 duopolies in India
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What is duopoly? Top 6 duopolies in India

Let's Offend: Isn't it better for the private companies to monopolize sectors or businesses before the government intervenes and takes over the party?

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CRISIL- A detailed company analysis
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CRISIL- A detailed company analysis

Let's Offend: Basically takes money to give you scores. Give more money, get a better score. 

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Business Model of HDFC
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Business Model of HDFC

HDFC and HDFC bank have recently been in the headlines for a variety of reasons. HDFC, on the other hand, is far more than the two entities we've been hearing about. It is a collection of several enterprises that are part of the HDFC group and have built a name for themselves in the Indian market. What started as a mortgage company has now a combined valuation of more than 14 lakh crore Rupees. What made HDFC stand out from the crowd? Today, we'll learn more about this company and the various facets of its operations, as well as examine it from a business standpoint.

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Neobanks: Are they a Scam?
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Neobanks: Are they a Scam?

During the end of this pandemic, something nice that happened was my finally landing a job. Yes, the end of a global pandemic was a great positive too, but by the end of year one, the whole thing had become too regular for its end to register as significantly.

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Infosys vs TCS: Fundamental Analysis
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Infosys vs TCS: Fundamental Analysis

Today, let me take you back to the 90’s era of the dot-com bubble, where practically any company with the suffix ‘dot.com’ was an instant hit. This overflowing love for technology and internet companies caused a bubble in the stock market that had excessive speculation about internet-related companies. 

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Hospitality Industry: An Informational Insight
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Hospitality Industry: An Informational Insight

Hello. Would you like something hot or cold to go with your read today? Perhaps, I could interest you in some unknown facts? A little lesson on ‘why the 5-star hotels are losing money’ on the side, maybe?    Let’s talk about the hospitality industry today. A general confusion that persists is that the hotel and the hospitality industry are one and the same, and so must be the travel and the hospitality... But they are not.  Let us look at it this way- if the hospitality industry is a universal set, then the hotel and the travel industry are subsets of it, with many others comprised in it. And if you, my friend, yes YOU, are mathematically challenged just like I am, you’ll have to read further to find out. 

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MRF: From selling Balloons on the streets to becoming a Tyre Giant
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MRF: From selling Balloons on the streets to becoming a Tyre Giant

The year is 1946, a young man named K.M Mammen Mappillai is wandering around the streets of Madras selling balloons. Born to a Christian family in Kerala with nine other siblings, Mammen had no idea that those balloons were building blocks to his success. 

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Club Mahindra: Trip or a Trap?
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Club Mahindra: Trip or a Trap?

As a little girl, I loved the ice cream wale bhaiya who would come to sell ice-creams to us on our doorsteps. I would buy a ₹10 ice cream almost every day and felt personally connected to him. But one day, he said, “You give me ₹1000 today, and I’ll give you free ice creams for the next ten years;” the supporting argument being, “today what costs you ₹10 might be ₹25 in the next ten years because prices rise every year.”  

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The Murder Mystery of T-Series
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The Murder Mystery of T-Series

Today’s story is quite filmy. There’s a struggle, theft, murder, conspiracy, and so much more! But before diving into the story, we need to meet the protagonists.

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How Colgate made you an Addict
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How Colgate made you an Addict

I remember the simpler times back in 1st standard, when I would be easily excited by something as plain as a small tube of toothpaste, a toothbrush, and some stickers handed out to me by young men and women in white lab coats.

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ZOMATO: The Journey from Zero to One
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ZOMATO: The Journey from Zero to One

“There is always a good problem to solve” Deepinder Goyal.

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How Partition created the Mahindra & Mahindra Group
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How Partition created the Mahindra & Mahindra Group

7 decades ago, a steel trading company, Mahindra and Muhammed, was incorporated by a group of three people. Two were the Mahindra Brothers, and the third was Muhhamed.Fate had something else in store, and Muhhamed moved across the border after the India-Pakistan partition. It then became Mahindra and Mahindra. The Mahindra and Mahindra we know of today. 

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Asian Paints is an IT Company!
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Asian Paints is an IT Company!

Wait! Before you click off, no, I’m not crazy. Asian PAINTS is indeed an IT company. And as bizarre as that sounds, Asian Paints’ secret to its 60+ years-long success is, foraying into the IT sector. Lemme elaborate with a scene.

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Royal Enfield: Selling lifestyle more than bikes, since 1901
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Royal Enfield: Selling lifestyle more than bikes, since 1901

“ I just saw it, and I fell in love with it. That motorcycle became my real companion.” - Siddhartha Lal.

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