Voice Of America
a month
He says he clearly raised his camera to show the soldier who shot at him that he was not a protester. “I want to ask him why,” he says. Cycle of violence A cycle of violence is repeating constantly in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Angry protests are quelled by force that in turn feeds more simmering rage. But sometimes all it leaves behind is pain and helplessness. For Dar, it means being completely dependent on the family he once supported by driving an autorickshaw. “My dream was to educate my young siblings, but now they are helping me,” he says. The rest of his family is busy in the courtyard preparing for his sister’s wedding. Dar now has no role to play. “Very old men are now looking after young men.”
The Economic Times
a month
The Economic Times
a month
KERALA: Swipe machines and mobile apps to the rescue Suresh Kumar, autorickshaw driver When Suresh Kumar, an autorickshaw driver in Thiruvananthapuram, realised that his business was getting hit badly, he installed a card swipe machine in his vehicle. “Customers are happy,” he said. “They just have to look at the meter and swipe the card.” Although the innovation is new, Kumar is feeling the difference. Cooperative banks Cooperative banks are leading the journey towards a cashless economy in many parts of the state. Thenhipalam Co-operative Rural Bank near Kozhikode found in a survey that all the people in the area’s lower income class and 90% of the middle class depended on the local market for their purchases. “Since they all had their accounts in the bank, we saw an opportunity,” said Srejith Mullassery, assistant secretary of the bank. The bank created a mobile app called COOPaisa with the help of a Kozhikode-based software developer to facilitate payments, a move that is transforming Thenhipalam and its neighbouring areas into a digital village.
The Economic Times
a month
The Economic Times
2 months
"Also, as an interim measure, we have restricted new COD orders to Rs 2,000 to make it convenient for the buyers and delivery personnel. The COD limits will get increased gradually over the next few days," a Snapdeal spokesperson said. Autorickshaw aggregator Jugnoo said post the announcement, it has stopped accepting Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. But since over 70 per cent of its customers prefer cash payment, it has started pushing for other mode of payments to deal with the situation on hand. According to a consumer research conducted by RedSeer, nearly 70 per cent of customers buying goods online pay through COD mode with maximum mileage coming from tier I and II cities. Sreedhar Prasad, Partner (E-Commerce and Start-ups) said the decision to discontinue Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes could impact the number of new orders for e-commerce companies from tomorrow till the fresh currency is out.
The Economic Times
3 months
This autorickshaw driver will make you want to quit your 'boring' jobShared by Humans of Bombay on their Facebook page, the post about this man's journey to fulfil his passion has already been shared almost 1500 times.
The Economic Times
4 months
MUMBAI: Jugnoo is a startup with a difference for those seeking a rewarding internship experience. The Chandigarh-based autorickshaw aggregator encourages a culture of intrapreneurship among those who come on board as interns as much as its employees. CEO Samar Singla told ET that ever since its inception in November 2014, the company has encouraged interns to make use of their entrepreneurial attributes. He said he has been keeping a close watch on projects assigned to interns and implementing some of their ideas and innovation in the company's daily operations. "It is the responsibility of the management to identify individuals who have the passion and ideas to contribute to the company's goals and encourage them to transform those ideas into something tangible," Singla said. "We feel if people are given the right opportunity, freedom and resources, an individual at any level of the organisation can do wonders," he said.
BBC News 24
5 months
You have never used There she is! What impact has this had? The junction behind me used to be busy everyday, full on strike demanding regulation of taxi services like Uber and its Indian equivalent, Ola. This has caused a lot of inconvenience to commuters, and some of those I spoke to earlier said it is ironic that because the autorickshaw is our on strike, we are now dependent on the hailing services to get to where we need to be.
Daily Mail - India
7 months
The Sun Daily - World News
8 months
NEW DELHI: India tried to calm fears expressed by African countries about the safety of their nationals after the murder of a Congolese man. A group of African envoys said Tuesday the murder of the Congolese student on the weekend was the latest in a series of racially-motivated attacks on members of their community and that they may ban new students from coming to India. Student Masonda Ketada Olivier, 29, was beaten to death on Saturday by a group of men in a New Delhi residential area after an argument over hiring an autorickshaw. India condemned the student's killing, and officials told the African diplomats in a meeting that not all criminal acts should be seen as racially motivated, Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Vikas Swarup said Wednesday. Two suspects had been arrested and those found guilty would be punished, Swarup said. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had asked her junior minister VK Singh to assure the African heads of mission that the safety and security of their nationals would be ensured, he said.
The Sun Daily
8 months
The Economic Times
9 months
NEW DELHI: With the second phase of odd-even scheme rolling out today, a section of auto and taxi unions have given a call for a one-day strike on Monday to protest against app-based cab services, a move which may cause hardship to commuters in the national capital.Rajendra Soni, who is general secretary of both 'Delhi Autorickshaw Sangh' and 'Delhi Pradesh Taxi Unions,' said that auto and black-yellow taxis will not ply on the capital's roads on Monday to protest against the app-based cab services.Soni said the AAP government has so far not issued 10,000 new permits of autorickshaws which it had cancelled after alleged irregularities in their distribution.
Daily Mail - Articles
9 months
Proactive Investors USA
9 months
World Moto has filed for patent prosecution of its Moto-Meter technology in 61 countries throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. World Moto said these countries were selected to cover most of the world's motor taxi and autorickshaw fleets and population. With the addition of 16 countries of the OAPI, World Moto has now been granted patents in 36% of the targeted territory, with the remainder expected to complete their substantive examination periods in the coming months. The World Bank estimates that the numbers of motorcycle taxis will increase by more than 50% over the next five years. Saturation of the Moto-Meter is projected to reach 100% within three years of introduction in any given market. World Moto is a technology company that designs, manufactures, markets and sells Moto-Meter products - devices that provide moto-taxi fare metering and other communication capabilities.
The Economic Times
10 months
The BJP MLA taunted Raj and asked him to ‘first attempt on his own to burn a autorickshaw and if he is successful then he could ask his followers to do it’.
The Economic Times
10 months
The Economic Times
10 months
The Economic Times
a year
The Economic Times
a year
The Economic Times
a year
The Delhi chief minister will address his second political rally outside the national capital after Punjab, since assuming office last year.
The Economic Times
a year
The Economic Times
a year
Here there is pure art as the market is not as mature as it is in other parts of the world. There is a lot of diversity also in Indian art," says von Sahr. Given that BMW has a tradition of associating with art movements across the world, it has found a partner in the fair, he says. "We want to set up an art base here. We also support Kochi Biennale and the Jaipur Lit Fest, for instance. There are other brands that support cinema but we prefer art because it is more creative, innovative and aesthetic," says von Sahr. "It is not just about sponsoring the event. We have also set up a collector's lounge where art collectors can talk to artists and discuss their works," he added. According to von Sahr, there is immense curiosity about art among the common people of India. This is why the art events become all the more special. "I had visited the Kochi Biennale with my wife and we travelled in an autorickshaw.
The Economic Times
a year
Here there is pure art as the market is not as mature as it is in other parts of the world. There is a lot of diversity also in Indian art," says von Sahr. Given that BMW has a tradition of associating with art movements across the world, it has found a partner in the fair, he says. "We want to set up an art base here. We also support Kochi Biennale and the Jaipur Lit Fest, for instance. There are other brands that support cinema but we prefer art because it is more creative, innovative and aesthetic," says von Sahr. "It is not just about sponsoring the event. We have also set up a collector's lounge where art collectors can talk to artists and discuss their works," he added. According to von Sahr, there is immense curiosity about art among the common people of India. This is why the art events become all the more special. "I had visited the Kochi Biennale with my wife and we travelled in an autorickshaw.
The Economic Times
a year
Another cofounder Raghav Chandra, who worked with Twitter in its infancy, too tried his hand at starting up an autorickshaw aggregation service, which folded. Fingers burnt, the cofounders have reset their ambitions. "We don't want to build a cute, lifestyle business...we want to construct a large impactful business in the next seven to 10 years," Bhal claims. "The challenge for us is to grow from say 2,50,000 service providers to say two million of them...we are already investing in skilling programmes ahead of our growth curve to ensure availability," he adds. Urban Ladder is a rare startup that had to actually scale down before it scaled up (Ashish Goel (right) and Rajiv Srivastava, cofounders, Urban Ladder) With seed capital secure before they launched and startup stars in their eyes, the founders of Urban Ladder decided to go for broke when they launched in July 2012.