World

Virat Kohli put the birth of his first child before cricket. That sends a strong message to Indian men about fatherhood

Dhoni had skipped the birth of his daughter to compete in the World Cup in Australia, saying: “I am on national duties, so I think everything else can wait.” Five years later, the same dilemma faces another Indian cricket captain. Only this time Virat Kohli has put his family before his profession. Kohli announced last […]

Small Business

Indian village schoolteacher wins $1 million prize — and gives half to the runners-up

The award, which is run by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with UNESCO, celebrates “exceptional” teachers who have made an outstanding contribution to their profession. Ranjitsinh Disale, a teacher at Zilla Parishad Primary School, in the village of Paritewadi in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, was chosen as winner from more than 12,000 nominations […]

Small Business

Edtech, fintech, consumer services drive hiring for Indian startups, shows survey

MUMBAI: Start-ups in fintech, consumer services and e-learning led the hiring among Indian unicorns and soonicorns despite the unprecedented disruption caused by the pandemic over the last few months, according to a survey by executive search firm Xpheno. Startups in fintech and consumer services are emerging as high net addition sectors with 39% and 33% […]

Technology

Jio unveils new, upgraded ‘JioPages’; made-in-India mobile browser supports 8 Indian languages

Reliance Jio has launched new, revamped ‘JioPages’, its Made-in-India mobile browser that is available in eight Indian languages and promises enhanced browsing experience while focusing on data privacy. The new version of the browser made its debut on Google Playstore on Tuesday. JioPages is built on the Chromium Blink engine, and provides enhanced browsing experience […]