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Aim to harness tech for everyone's benefit: Teen coder-author Paarth Arya
Vishnu Makhijani | 20 Sep, 2021
Hes all of 17 but his language is that of a Computer Science pro. He played chess at the national level in the Under-7 category, is disturbed at the "huge challenge" of the digital divide, hopes that his debut book on software programming for beginners is a "great way to start your coding journey" and in five years from now, aims to be in a position where he is "well-equipped to harness technology for the benefit of everyone".
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Indian Army's Special Forces are about pure soldiering: Abhay Narayan Sapru
Vishnu Makhijani | 14 Sep, 2021
The Indian Army's elite Special Forces are all about "pure soldiering" without the "stiffness" and "spit and polish" of the infantry, says Abhay Narayan Sapru, who served with the "Maroon Berets" for 10 years, rising to the rank of Major and earning a Sena Medal for Gallantry in the process and opted out once he'd had his "fill of combat".
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My Own Mazagon' a delight for connoisseurs of social change: Captain Ramesh Babu
Vishnu Makhijani | 07 Sep, 2021
It was one of seven islands that once upon a time grew mangoes for the Mughals. With the coming of the British, the archipelago in which Mazagon and the six other islands lay was painstakingly reclaimed to make up the city of Bombay (now Mumbai) and was the "Jewel in the Crown" till the focus shifted to the Malabar Hill downtown south.
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Aerial combat may gradually fade away: Anil Chopra
Vishnu Makhijani | 30 Aug, 2021
For a fighter pilot, an aerial dogfight is the ultimate test of his flying skill to outwit and shoot down an enemy aircraft. That skill may soon be lost due to the evolution of advanced weapon systems, says Air Marshal Anil Chopra (retd), who has authored a path-breaking book on 25 Air Aces from around the world who have left an indelible mark on the history of air warfare.
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'Accelerating India' evaluates 7 years of Modi government: K.J. Alphons
Vishnu Makhijani | 23 Sep, 2021
The annual budget actually does not inform people beyond telling them how much money is proposed to be spent on what. It also gives the amount of money spent the previous year. But all the money spent means nothing in the light of what Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi said in the 1980s that for every rupee spent only 16 paise reaches people. That being so, has Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government delivered anything better?
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India's insolvency and arbitration laws evolving: Vivek Sood
Vishnu Makhijani | 15 Aug, 2021
India's laws relating to insolvency and arbitration are in sync with global practices, but are not a "cure for all problems" and would undergo reform over time to keep pace with the needs of the economy, says Vivek Sood, a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court who has authored the first comprehensive book on the two statutes.
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Banks still shy away from lending to SMEs: Cashinvoice Founder & CEO
SME Times News Bureau | 10 Aug, 2021
In an exclusive interview with SME Times Cashinvoice Founder & CEO Arun Poojari said that despite the launch of recent schemes for the MSME sector, there still remains room to do more as much of the fiscal benefits are in the form of loan guarantees, and not direct credit.
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Mind crunching with 6 top-notch CFOs to unravel their successes
Vishnu Makhijani | 02 Aug, 2021
A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has traditionally been seen as a serious, introverted bean counter but a new book reveals the unconventional ways in which six of these top notchers have shaped their careers and the role they played in the 100x growth of their organisations.
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Indian credit market most underpenetrated: EarlySalary CEO& Co-founder
SME Times News Bureau | 26 Jul, 2021
In an exclusive interview with SME Times, CEO & Co-founder of EarlySalary, said that the Indian credit market is most underpenetrated. Currently the two trillion rupees consumer lending market is set to grow to nearly 70 trillion rupees by FY2024, and 30% of this market will be fueled by unsecured lending.
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Direct selling industry has potential to grow exponentially: QNet Ltd. Regional Director
SME Times News Bureau | 19 Jul, 2021
In an exclusive interview with SME Times, Rishi Chandiok, Regional Director (South Asia), QNet Ltd., an e-commerce enabled direct selling company, said that the Indian direct selling industry has the potential to grow exponentially.
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